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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

How to Create an Editorial Calendar

Blog posts come a lot easier when you're writing them regularly. I found this great post by Marisa Murgatroyd where she lists out all the holidays for 2016. There are some great ideas here for blog posts, emails, social media topics, and more. Just get creative with it. I know I will be!

"JANUARY
• January 1 – New Years Day (popular topics: weight loss, resolutions, business/financial success, having a great life)
• January 17 World Religion Day (popular topics: spirituality)
• January 18 – Martin Luther King Day
• January 11 – Clean Off Your Desk Day
• January 13 – Make Your Dreams Come True Day
• January 14 – Organize Your Home Day
• January 17 – Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day
• January 18 – Thesaurus Day
• January 24 – Macintosh Computer Day
• January 26 – Spouse’s Day
• January 31 – Backwards Day

FEBRUARY
• February 2 – Groundhog Day
• February 8 – Super Bowl (popular topics: football, commercials, advertising)
• February 14 – Valentine’s Day (popular topics: love and relationships)
• February 15 – President’s Day
• February 9 – Mardi Gras
• Black History Month
• February 1 – National Freedom Day
• February 5 – National Wear Red Day
• February 8 – Chinese New Year
• February 8 – Laugh and Get Rich Day
• February 8 – Clean Out Your Computer Day
• February 17 – Random Act of Kindness Day
• February 16 – Do a Grouch a Favor Day
• February Work Naked Day
• February 22 – Single Tasking Day
• February 26 – Tell a Fairy Tale Day

MARCH
• First Day of Spring (popular topics: cleaning and organizing, fresh starts, new life)
• March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day (popular topics: green, parades, good cheer)
• Women’s History Month
• National Nutrition Month
• March 4 – Employee Appreciation Day
• March 27 – Easter Sunday
• March 1 – World Compliment Day
• March 1 – Plan a Solo Vacation Day
• March 18 – Awkward Moments Day
• March 21 – Common Courtesy Day
• March 22 – International Goof Off Day
• March 30 – Take a Walk in the Park Day

APRIL
• April 1 – April Fool’s Day
• April 15 – Tax Day (popular topics: finance, government)
• April 22 – Earth Day (popular topics: environment, living green, recycling)
• Jazz Appreciation Month
• National Poetry Month
• April 28 – Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
• April 1 – Walk to Work Day
• April 14 – International Moment of Laughter Day
• April 16 – Wear Pajamas to Work Day
• April 18 – Columnist Day
• April 30 – Honesty Day
• April 23 – Take a Chance Day

MAY
• May 5 – Cinco de Mayo
• May 8 – Mother’s Day (popular topics: family, moms, being a mom)
• May 30 – Memorial Day (popular topics: patriotic, veteran, military)
• Lupus Awareness Month
• ALS Awareness Month
• May 5 – National Day of Prayer
• May 6 – National Nurses Day
• May 15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day
• May 21 – Armed Forces Day
• May 4 – Star Wars Day
• May 6 – No Pants Day
• May 6 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day
• May 18 – No Dirty Dishes Day
• May 20 – Be a Millionaire Day
• May 10 – Clean Up Your Room Day

JUNE
• June 19 – Father’s Day (popular topic: family, dads, being a dad)
• June 1 – First Day of Summer
• LGBT Pride Month
• June 3 – National Doughnut Day
• June 1 – Say Something Nice Day
• June 8 – Best Friends Day
• June 14 – Bourbon Day
• June 21 – Daylight Appreciation Day
• June 18 – International Picnic Day
• June 24 – Swim a Lap Day

JULY
• July 4 – Fourth of July (popular topics: freedom, barbeques)
• Dance Appreciation Month
• Eye Injury Prevention Month
• July 24 – Parents’ Day
• July 1 – International Joke Day
• July 11 – Cheer Up the Lonely Day
• July 13 – Embrace Your Geekness Day
• July 12 – Simplicity Day
• July 5 – Workaholics Day
• July 6 – World Kissing Day

AUGUST
• Back to School (popular topics: education, summer vacation, feeling good)
• National Immunization Awareness Month
• Medic Alert Month
• August 19 – National Aviation Day
• August 21 – Senior Citizens Day
• August 26 – Women’s Equality Day
• August 1 – Girlfriend’s Day
• August 4 – Single Working Women’s Day
• August 5 – International Beer Day
• August 5 -Work Like a Dog Day
• August 9 – Book Lovers Day
• August 12 – Middle Child Day
• August 11 – Son and Daughter Day
• August 10 – Lazy Day

SEPTEMBER
• September 5 – Labor Day (popular topics: workers, American principles)
• September 1 – First Day of Fall
• September 11 – Patriot Day
• National Yoga Month
• September 11 – National Grandparents Day
• September 1 – No Rhyme or Reason Day
• September 6 – Fight Procrastination Day
• September 6 – Read a Book Day
• September 10 – Swap Ideas Day
• September 13 – Positive Thinking Day
• September 28 – Ask a Stupid Question Day
• September 28 – Good Neighbor Day

OCTOBER
• October 10 – Columbus Day
• October 31 – Halloween (popular topics: costumes, makeup, candy, treats
• Breast Cancer Awareness Month
• National Book Month
• October 3 – Child Health Day
• October 17 – Boss’s Day
• October 13 – International Skeptics Day
• October 17 – National Clean Out Your Virtual Desktop Day
• October 27 – American Beer Day
• October 29 – Internet Day

NOVEMBER
• November 1 – All Saints’ Day (popular topics: costumes, makeup)
• November 11 – Veterans’ Day (popular topics: soldier, military service, war)
• November 8 – Election Day
• November 24 – Thanksgiving (popular topics: gratitude, recipes, family)
• November 25 – Black Friday (popular topics: shopping, sales, deals)
• November 1 – Author’s Day
• November 3 – Men Make Dinner Day
• November 4 – Common Sense Day
• November 6 – Zero Tasking Day
• November 13 – World Kindness Day
• November 15 – Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
• November 20 – National Absurdity Day
• November 24 – Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
• November 25 – Buy Nothing Day

DECEMBER
• December 25 – Christmas (popular topics: shopping, family, celebration, traditions)
• December 25 – Hanukkah (popular topics: shopping, family, celebration, traditions)
• December 26 – Kwanzaa
• December 31 – New Year’s Eve
• National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
• Seasonal Depression Awareness Month
• December 5 – Day of the Ninja
• December 7 – Letter Writing Day
• December 18 – Free Shipping Day
• December 26 – Thank You Note Day
• December 27 – No Interruptions Day
• December 31 – Make Up Your Mind Day"

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