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Social Media Inspiration for August

Social Media Inspiration for August

Social Media Inspiration

Social Media Inspiration for August

Social Media Inspiration for August

As you plan out your social media posts for August, I'd like you to consider the following:

What are my business goals?  This month, this year, in the next five years.

How can my social media posts & content reach these goals?

What content can I share to help build relationships & awareness.  Show the authentic side of my business?  The Human Side.

Planning out your social media content in advance can not only save you time, stress, and energy, it allows you to strategically maximize the reach and engagement of planning content that matches what will be trending that month.

So if your goal is to increase reach, get more engagement, and ultimately get more website traffic, followers, customers and revenue - read on.

 

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August National Days

August National Days

Using National Days in your social media content plan is an easy way to tap into topics that will be trending on the day of the post.  You can use national days to have fun, or the opposite to tap into serious issues and show your support for various causes and issues.

I often refer to the website NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR to research what national days might suit my audience, and to use for my clients.

Remember to use the corresponding hashtags as they are often trending on Instagram and Twitter.

National Day posts tend to get more reach and engagement and are a great "social" style of post where you are authentically trying to connect with your audience.

AUGUST NATIONAL DAYS you might be interested in posting about include (but are not limited to)

Aug 1 Respect for Parents Day

Aug 2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Aug 3 National Watermelon Day

Aug 7 National Sisters Day

Aug 10 National S'mores Day

Aug 15 National Relaxation Day

Aug 17 Black Cat Appreciation Day

Aug 19 National Potato Day

Aug 21 National Senior Citizens Day

Aug 24 National Waffles Day

Aug 26 National Dog Day

Aug 28 National Thoughtful Day

Aug 30 National Beach Day

There are quite a few National Days and other celebrations in the month of August, and certainly a few of them might suit your business and your audience.  Also watch for local holidays and celebrations that may be worth posting about too.  

August Hashtags

August Hashtags

Doing your research on what hashtags to use can be a valuable strategy to increase your reach and engagement across all social media platforms.  Learn more about hashtags.

Certain hashtags may be trending for a day, or might just be more popular overall.  Historically the most popular Hashtags on Instagram are:

  • #Love
  • #Fashion
  • #PhotoOfTheDay
  • #Beautiful
  • #Photography
  • #PicOfTheDay
  • #Happy
  • #Follow

If you are interested in what is trending on Twitter, which I check daily you can visit

https://twitter.com/explore/tabs/trending

Or another tool I love is Tweeplers

The benefit of using popular hashtags in your social media posts is that people often search for or click on those hashtags MORE than other hashtags, resulting in more reach and engagement for your social media posts.

Suggestions for August Hashtags

#August #Summer #LongWeekend #Aug

#August2022 #Holiday #Vacation

#Beach #BeachVibes #Fireworks

#Sun #Sunset #SummerVibes #Summertime #HeatWave #SummerVacation #Summer2022

#Happy #Love #SummerJam #SummerDays #Garden #Flowers #Nature #Life #Photo

***PRO TIP** format your hashtags using #CamelCase for web accessibility!!!

2 Responses

  1. Lauren says:

    I always check out the National and International days to use as content for my blog and social media. Thank you for sharing this information for social media prompts!

    Lauren x

  2. Heidi Bruaw says:

    Thank you for sharing these great tips! I have been working on my social media strategies, but I definitely have room for improvement. 🙂

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