Social Media Post Idea for Authors – Days of the Year

Do you struggle to come up with ideas for social media posts?

It can feel like you are on a treadmill, always having to produce fresh content. You can, and should, talk about your books, your writing routines, and other parts of your life that you want to share. But sometimes you need inspiration for something different.

Here is what I do – check out the websites that list the holidays for each month, week, and day. The term “holiday” is rather loose for these. Not only will you find the traditional holidays, you’ll also find National Hot Dog Day, Library Lover’s Month, and National Scribble Day.

Social media post idea for authors - days of the year with image of a calendar page.

They are silly, but you can use these days to inspire ideas on what to post on social media. As writers, anything related to reading, books, or libraries can be a good reminder to talk about those. Look for holidays that relate to any of your interests or your characters interests to spark ideas for posts.

If your main character owns a flower shop, any of the flower days could inspire you. Maybe you write about fishing or law enforcement. Looks for celebrations relating to those.

Also, check out historical events that may relate to the time period or settings in your books.

Make a list of any relevant holidays over the next month or two and see what ideas you can come up with for social media posts.

Here are some links I use to get you started:

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1 thought on “Social Media Post Idea for Authors – Days of the Year”

  1. This is a great site, because I’ve been wanting to do a podcast for the longest time. My mind is all a-jumble with ideas and I don’t know which ones to do first.

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