Social Media Inspiration for October

Social Media Inspiration for October

social media inspiration for October

Social Media Inspiration for October

Social Media Inspiration for October

October is a fun and busy month in the world of social media.  Halloween, Canadian Thanksgiving, Fall Colours, oh and it is also my birthday month!

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.


October Poem
October national days

October 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.

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

  • Oct 4th - National Cinnamon Bun Day
  • Oct 5th - National Do Something Nice Day
  • Oct 10th - World Mental Health Day
  • Oct 12th - National Farmer's Day
  • Oct 14th - National Dessert Day
  • Oct 16th - Global Cat Day
  • Oct 17th - National Pasta Day
  • Oct 26th - National Pumpkin Day

And of course October 31st is Halloween, and all related hashtags will be trending for a few days leading up to October 31st and a few days after.

October hashtags

October 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.

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


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.

Related Article https://sarahclarke.biz/what-is-a-hashtag/

Suggestions for October Hashtags

#October #Halloween #Autumn #Fall #Nature #Photography #Art #Spooky #AutumnVibes #Pumpkin #SpookySeason #Horror #TrickOrTreat #HappyHalloween #Scary #FallVibes #MakeUp #Pumpkins #AutumnLeaves #Leaves #HalloweenDecor #Witch

Top 10

#Thanksgiving #Turkey #Gratitude #ThanksgivingWeekend #Family #Love


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banned hashtags on Instagram


5 Responses

  1. Eri says:

    This was really informative for me cause I always feel a bit overwhelmed when I have to use hashtags.
    Thank you for sharing this post!

  2. I really like the October national days — I’m sad I didn’t observe the ones already passed but at least I have pumpkin day and Halloween yet to come! Thanks for all this Fall inspiration!

    • sarahclarke says:

      Thank you I hope you found this information helpful, there are a lot of “National” days so I think it is important to select ones that will resonate with your audience. Cheers!

  3. Caroline says:

    This is super helpful! I had no idea about some of these days x

    • sarahclarke says:

      Thank you! I mean there are quite a few so it is easy to get carried away lol.

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