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Social Media Inspiration for February

Social Media Inspiration for February

social media inspiration February

Social Media Inspiration for February

Social Media Inspiration for February

As you plan out your social media posts for February, 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.

 

February Quote
February National Days

February 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.

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

  • Feb 1 - National Dark Chocolate Day
  • Feb 2 - National Groundhog Day
  • Feb 3 - National Missing Persons Day
  • Feb 5 - World Nutella Day
  • Feb 9 - National Pizza Day
  • Feb 11 - National Make a Friend Day
  • Feb 13- National Cheddar Day
  • Feb 14- Valentine's Day
  • Feb 17 - National Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • Feb 20 - National Love Your Pet Day
  • Feb 23 - National Banana Bread Day
  • Feb 26 - National Set a Good Example Day
  • Feb 27 - National Retro Day
  • Feb 28 - National Tooth Fairy Day

 

There are quite a few National Days in February, 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 to.  For example in February in Ontario we have a holiday called "Family Day".  

February Hashtags

February 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 February Hashtags

#February #Love #Winter #Snow #Feb #ValentinesDay #Valentines #Sweetheart #Crush #Cupid #Red #Rose #Roses #Flowers #Love #Heart #Lover #Gift #ValentineGift #Gifts #HappyValentinesDay #Bouquet #Chocolate #Florist #GroundHogDay #GroundHog

 

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

8 Responses

  1. This is so helpful and I’ll definitely keep these days in mind when planning my content for February!

  2. Stephanie says:

    OMG, the 5th, 9th, and 20th are days that are totally made for me. I love February because it’s my birthday month and this year is my golden year! It’s not a big deal birthday or anything, but I still plan to make it fun. It’s great to see these social media prompts. As a social media manager, I will always take all the help I can get with hashtags and post ideas!

  3. Such great tips.

    This will be the first thing I open in the morning before I start writing.

  4. I love the idea of a random acts of kindness day, that should be something we all participate in; thank you for the heads up about it (and all the other special days in February). Great post!

  5. Jaya Avendel says:

    I had no idea there is such a diverse range of national celebration days during February so thank you for sharing a comprehensive list! Your pro tip for formatting hashtags for web accessibility is an excellent way to make life a little easier too. 🙂

  6. jessica says:

    omg these are some amazing tips! thank you so much for sharing 🖤

    jessica | http://www.overdressedblogger.com

  7. This is really handy. I didn’t know there are so many dedicated days in February.

  8. Simona says:

    Great tips here, Sarah! Will need to keep all these in mind for this month’s social planning!

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