Monday, November 30, 2015

Social Media Tips for the Holidays

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Social Media Tips for the Holidays
by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Let’s face it, the holidays are fun, but they’re also hectic.

It's important to not abandon our social media profiles and blogs during the holidays, but we also need to work smarter, not harder.

By planning out some holiday social media updates in advance you save your sanity and keep the momentum going. 

Here are some ideas for fun social media updates:
  • Share your favorite holiday recipe and ask your friends/followers to share theirs. 
  • Ask your followers to give you tips on sanity savers during the holidays.
  • Share a crazy holiday faux pas and ask others to share theirs.
  • Share some of your favorite holiday reads.
  • Ask for decorating ideas.
  • Share a holiday tradition and ask for others to chime in.
  • Ask about favorite holiday movies.
  • Share your favorite Christmas carol and ask your friends to share theirs. 

I think you get the idea.

Tips to Organize Updates & Get Them Ready to Go
It's as important to have the updates easy to access as it is to have them ready in advance. For me, I like to use a combination of ways to keep them organized. 
  • Set up a folder on your desktop and label it holiday updates.
  • Inside the folder, I have several subfolders: 
    • A Word document of text updates, complete with links if I want to send them to a specific blog or site.
    • A Word document with quotes that I might want to use on a meme.
    • A folder of images (make sure they're legal to use. If you're not sure here's a link to a blog post about finding legal images.) I think would make good memes.
    • A folder of finished memes ready to share.
    • A calendar/schedule for sharing the memes. This can be in a Word document, spreadsheet or another type of file.

Even though it's only the last day of November, it's almost past time to get organized for the holidays. By already having these updates ready, you can relax and not have to spend valuable time creating them.

You can also plan some blog posts in advance. The holidays are a good time to plan a giveaway. You can also plan a holiday cookie recipe exchange and a holiday potluck recipe exchange for your blog. The easiest way to do this is through a Meme. I use Linky to do all my memes. Here's a blog post to Get Started with Memes.

Now it’s your turn, share some holiday conversation starters, and blog post ideas.

Don’t forget to join the conversation!


Timesaving tips from @EdieMelson to get your #blog & #socialmedia holidayready. (Click to Tweet)


  1. Great ideas. I will use them for my blog. I was planning a Christmas carol favorite blog. Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas my friend.

  2. Loved the ideas. Just made my list. Merry Christmas!