Are you struggling to find ideas for posts on Twitter, Facebook and Google+?
Do you need to come up with additional social media updates?
Even seasoned social media marketers can find it difficult to keep up with the demand for fresh content.
In this article you’ll discover 26 (A to Z style) prompts to help you deliver a never-ending supply of social media updates.
#1: Attention-Grabbing Quotes
Quotes are always popular on social media and there are hundreds of websites that curate different ones. You’re bound to find plenty that are relevant to your industry.
Choose or make quote images that are visually appealing and convey a sentiment readers connect with. The result? Fans like and share the quote with their friends.
Avoid the temptation to limit yourself to well-known inspirational quotes. You canuse quotes from blog posts, books or seminars. When you publish the post, tag the person you’re quoting—he or she may follow you or share your post in return.
#2: Book Recommendations
When you read a book you think your audience can benefit from, tell them about it.Share your recommendation and quickly explain why the book is helpful. Can it help them solve a problem or is it inspirational? Or is it just a good business book that introduces a new take on existing principles?
Depending on where you share it, of course, you may have limited space. For example, on Twitter, you’ll probably have to cut your recommendation down to the bare minimum: Excellent business advice for large and small businesses in @MichaelHyatt’s Platform [link].
You can link your short recommendation to a more in-depth review on your blog or link directly to Amazon.
#3: Celebrate Company Milestones
Has it been a year since you launched a major project? Have you hired a new team member? Has it been six years since you founded your business?
Share your accomplishments with your fans. Your audience will likely enjoy celebrating with you. Showing your human side is a good way to build a stronger connection with your audience.
Milestone updates work really well with an image, especially behind-the-scenes photos. If it’s a big launch or an anniversary, share pictures of the party or a look back at the beginning. If you’ve hired a new team member, share a photo and a short bio so your audience gets to know him or her a bit.
#4: Dates That Are Fun Celebrations
There are countless days, weeks and months devoted to unexpected holidays—National Chocolate Week or International Talk Like a Pirate Day, for example. Take advantage of those fun days and create content around them.
Find a themed day or month that aligns with your niche and plan to bring attention to your products. If you’re a chocolatier, you could post something like this: It’s National Chocolate Week, and our five most popular chocolate bars are on sale!
You don’t have to stick with industry-related celebrations. If you find a funny day—like Bad Poetry Day (August 18)—get your fans talking by asking them to share a bad poem in the comments.
#5: Evergreen Content
If you’ve been blogging for a while, you probably know about the concept of evergreen content—posts that are still relevant months (and even years) after they’re published.
Social media moves fast and changes even faster, but there’s still advice that never changes (A/B testing, sales funnels, etc.). Share those timeless tips and even curate some of your blog’s best evergreen content.