Hello there. Can you believe how awful the weather turned at the back end of June – we’ve gone from one extreme to another haven’t we #BritishSummer has been flitted about Twitter quite a bit that’s for sure. So once againI thought I would do a quick post about National and Awareness Days in July 2017 – I’m continually asked for advice on content and using these days, which will more than likely trend on Twitter, is definitely a good idea.
So here we go a selection of National and Awareness Days in July 2017 for you to use in your posts.
1st July is #InternationalReggaeDay You can link to this website – www.visitjamaica.com for content for your tweets. There are over 30 free stock images on Pixabay.com that represent Reggae and I am sure if you take a look at animated gif’s you’ll find plenty to amuse there too. You could Google some facts about Bob Marley and tweet them too, using the hashtag #InternationalReggaeDay
3rd July brings the start of #SarcomaAwarenessWeek You’ll find some information, explaining all about Saarcoma, on this excellent website www.sarcoma.org.uk These awareness days are excellent, helping people to understand conditions and show them where they might find help and information.
4th July – well I think there will be one main topic trending on this day #IndependenceDay but there could well be more than one trending hashtag on the subject #HappyIndependenceDay #Happy4thJuly #IndependenceDayUSA etc
You’ll love this one. 10th of July we’ll be celebrating #DontStepOnABeeDay Why? To raise profiles and support bee keepers and also to ask that you get involved in the Great British Bee Count – yes I said Bee Count, not Bake Off! Have a look here
Friends of the Earth have even got a downloadable PDF to show you how to build a Bee Hotel – oh yes, a bee hotel. Why not build it, photograph it, upload it to Twitter and use the hashtag #DontStepOnABeeDay
Click on this link for some Honey Bee Facts you could use for your tweets.
11th July is #WorldPopulationDay 15th July will be World Youth Skills Day #SkillsForAll and this year, for all you fishery people, National Fishing Month starts on the 22nd July until the 29th August – don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalFishingMonth to show us what you’ve caught.
You can then expect it to get a bit messy as going to be #NationalTequilaDay on the 24th July – a whole day to celebrate Tequila. It is at this point that I must reiterate the fact that you should NEVER drink and Tweet!
Do you know that in Mexico Tequila is drunk neat with no added lime or salt
Do you know that Tequila is made from the Agave plant which is actually in the lily family and is not a cactus
Did you know that worms are prohibited in Tequila bottles but may be present in Mezcal
The 29th July is the NSPCC Messathon day – wwwww.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/events/messathon/
And finally, the 30th July is #WorldFriendshipDay – what a fab day to end with! Make sure you shout out to your friends on this day – all day 🙂
Amanda Dixon is an Award Winning Social Media Consultant and has been working with North East businesses for over 7 years, She has trained over 2000 businesses in the use of Social Media for business, through 121 training sessions, hands-on workshops, bespoke in-house training and seminars. For 6 years Amanda ran a Social Media Management Agency and in 2016 changed direction and launched North East Social Media Ltd to concentrate on the education side of Social Media. Teaching North East Businesses how to use Social Media with the maximum effect North East Social Media Ltd believe that Social Media is far more effective when created and managed in-house, that way the posts are more current, images more creative, more fun and spontaneous.