January Content Ideas for Blogs and Social Media

It is that time of the month again where you can come to us to find content ideas for every day of the month. This month is even more powerful than before with close to 300 ideas to choose from, there is sure to be something for everybody! Take advantage of these national days as a way to market your business, whether you offer a sale or just mention another reason for them to choose your business, you are still adding much needed content to your blogs and social media to create more presence.

Not every idea will suit your business, so don’t be afraid to do some exploring this new year and be creative with the ideas that present themselves. Add your own unique twist to the idea and make it your own.

Remember to leave us a comment on additional ideas you have or a great way to expand and promote one of the ideas listed below.

Featured Content Ideas

1. Interview An Expert

Involve another person in your content by interviewing someone in your industry who is a known expert and has a lot of clout.  Ask them the questions that most people ask you to get their perspective on the topic. Get some powerful  reusable quotes from them that can help fill up your content. Ask them their expert advice. This content idea is similar to having a guest blogger except you get to interact with them. Make it a dual partnership by asking to interview someone from out of state in the same industry who is not your competitor. Take turns asking questions where you both have content to write about and can link each other’s responses to your blog and social media. Your audience will see the connection you have with this expert and how they respect your ideas as well.

2. Read & Review

Read a book related to your industry. As you read it take notes and highlight key phrases and concepts. Once you’re finished reading this book, write a review of it with both the main idea of the book and your personal opinion on why it depicts your industry the way it does.  Make corrections as you see fit or highlight a certain section that says exactly what you have been saying all along. If you are feeling really eager,  read two books on the same topic and compare them.  The best part about this idea, is that it never gets old and you can set this idea up as a weekly, monthly or yearly content idea.

3.  Business Prediction for 2014

As we head into a new year, there are sure to be changes within your industry whether they are good or bad. Based on your knowledge of the industry and what you have seen in the past, make a prediction on what the new year will hold. You might have even heard rumors of what’s to come and have an idea of what to expect. Predict whether this new change will be successful or not or how it will best be used. You could also take this a different direction and give a preview of your business changes in 2014 and ask your readers their predictions on it.

4. Brand History

Ever wonder how a company came up with their brand? Every business has a brand and how they came to where they are now.  Take away the wonder and tell your story. If it’s interesting explain why you came up with the colors that you did, and your vision for your company logo. Let everyone in on the secret to your brand and they will feel like part of the company. Everyone loves a good story.

5.  Celebrate “National Be On-Purpose Month”

Take time this January to give a purpose to everything you do. Use this as a content idea by involving your readers on what you plan to do to be on purpose that will benefit your clients and customers. Some examples would be to be on purpose in responding to clients more efficiently, making online payments easier, providing resources to them, connecting with them more often on social media, ect… Think of how more productive you would be if everything you did was on purpose and you had followers to support you in this mission.

Celebrations by Year:

International Year of Crystallography

International Year of Family Farming

Celebrations by Month:

National Bath Safety Month

National Blood Donor Month

National Braille Literacy Month

National Hobby Month

Hot Tea Month

National Oatmeal Month

National Soup Month

Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

Apple and Apricots Month

Artichoke and Asparagus Month

Be Kind to Food Servers Month

Bread Machine Baking Month

California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month

California Restaurant Month

Celebration of Life Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Eye Care Month

Family Fit Lifestyle Month

Financial Wellness Month

Get Organized Month

Human Resource Month

International Brain Teaser Month

International Change Your Stars Month

International Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month

International Creativity Month

International New Year’s Resolution Month for Business

International Quality of Life Month

International Wayfinding Month

International Wealth Mentality Month

March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Be On-Purpose Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Awareness Month

National Book Blitz Month

National Candy Month

National Child Centered Divorce Awareness Month

National Clean Up Your Computer Month

National Egg Month

National Fiber Focus Month

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Mail Order Gardening Month

National Meat Month

National Mentoring Month

National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month

National Physiotherapy Month

National Polka Music Month

National Poverty in America Awareness Month

National Radon Action Month

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

National Skating Month

National Stalking Awareness Month

National Staying Healthy Month

National Thank You Month

National Train Your Dog Month

National Wheat Bread Month

Prune Breakfast Month

Retail Bakers Month

Rising Star Month

Self-Help Group Awareness Month

Self-Love Month

Shape Up US Month

Thyroid Disease Awareness Month

Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month

Tubers and Dried Fruit Month

Walk Your Pet Month

Celebrations by Week:

Week of January 1st-7th: New Years’ Resolution

Week of January 1st-7th: Celebration of Life

Week of January 1st-7th: Diet Resolution

Week of January 1st-7th: Silent Record

Week of January 2nd-8th: Someday We’ll Laugh About This

Week of January 5th-11th: Home Office Safety and Security

Week of January 5th-11th: National Folic Acid Awareness (2nd week)

Week of January 5th-11th: National Lose Weight – Feel Great

Week of January 5th-11th: National Pizza

week of January 8th-11th: Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration

Week of January 8th-14th: Universal Letter Writing

Week of January 11th-17th: Cuckoo Dancing

Week of January 17th-23rd: National Fresh Squeezed Juice

Week of January 18th-19th: Bald Eagle Appreciation

Week of January 18th-25th: International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Week of January 18th-26th: International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness

Week of January 19th-25th: Healthy Weight

Week of January 19th-25th: Hunt for Happiness (3rd full week)

Third Week of January: World Kiwanis

Week of January 19th-25th: National Activity Professionals

Week of January 19th-25th: National Certified Nurse Anesthetists

Week of January 19th-25th: National Clean Out Your Inbox

Week of January 19th-25th: National Handwriting Analysis (4th week)

Fourth Week in January: National Irish Coffee

Week of January 20th-24th: No Name Calling

Week of January 20th-24th: Sugar Awareness (3rd work week)

Week of January 26th- February 1st: National Meat (4th week)

Week of January 27th- 31st: International Printing

Week of January 27th- February 1st: National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Celebrations by Day:

January 1st:

New Year’s Day

Apple Gifting Day

Bonza Bottler Day

Commitment Day

Copyright Law Day

Ellis Island Day

First Foot Day

Global Family Day

Mummer’s Parade

National Bloody Mary Day

New Year’s Dishonor List Day

Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day

St. Basil’s Day

Z Day

January 2nd:

Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day

55 MPH Speed Limit Day

Happy Mew Year for Cats Day

National Buffet Day

National Cream Puff Day

National Motivation and Inspiration Day

National Personal Trainer Awareness Day

National Pet Travel Safety Day

National Science Fiction Day

January 3rd:

Festival of Sleep Day

Fruitcake Toss Day

Humiliation Day

J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Memento Mori Remember You Die Day

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

National Drinking Straw Day

January 4th:

Trivia Day

Dimpled Chad Day

Earth at Perihelion

Free Flower Basket Day

National Spaghetti Day

Pop Music Chart Day

Tom Thumb Day

World Braille Day

World Hypnotism Day

January 5th:

National Bird Day

National Whipped Cream Day

January 6th:

Bean Day

Cuddle Up Day

Apple Tree Day

Epiphany, or Three Kings Day

National Shortbread Day

National Thank God It’s Monday Day (1st Monday)

National Weigh-In Day (1st Monday after New Years)

January 7th:

Old Rock Day

Distaff Day

Harlem Globetrotter’s Day

I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day

International Programmer’s Day

National Tempura Day

Orthodox Christmas Day

January 8th:

Bubble Bath Day

Male Watcher’s Day

National English Toffee Day

National Joy Germ Day

Show and Tell Day at Work

January 9th:

Play God Day

Balloon Ascension Day

National Apricot Day

National Static Electricity Day

National Take the Stairs Day

Panama’s Martyr Day

January 10th:

Houseplant Appreciation Day

Peculiar People Day

Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Save the Eagles Day

January 11th:

Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend’s Day

Amelia Earhart Day

Hot Toddy Day

International Thank-You Day

Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day

Milk Day

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Secret Pal Day

January 12th:

Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day

National Pharmacist Day

Curried Chicken Day

Work Harder Day

January 13th:

International Skeptics Day

Make Your Dream Come True Day

Coming of Age Day (Celebrated in Japan on the 2nd Monday)

Make Your Dreams Come True Day

National Clean Off Your Desk Day (2nd Monday)

National Peach Melba Day

Poetry Break Day

Rubber Ducky Day

Stephen Foster Memorial Day

January 14th:

Dress Up Your Pet Day

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

Organize Your Home Day

Orthodox New Year

January 15th:

National Hat Day

Humanitarian Day

Strawberry Ice Cream Day

Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day) (Eve of January 15, 2014 to Eve of January 16, 2014)

January 16th:

National Nothing Day

Appreciate a Dragon Day

International Hot & Spicy Food Day

Religious Freedom Day

January 17th:

Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

Ben Franklin’s Birthday

Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

Hot-Buttered Rum Day

Judgement Day

Kid Inventors’ Day

Lee Jackson Day (State Holiday in Virginia)

January 18th:

Thesaurus Day

Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie’s author A.A. Milne

National Sanctity of Human Life Day

Peking Duck Day

January 19th:

National Popcorn Day

Confederate Memorial Day

National Gun Appreciation Day

National Popcorn Day

Robert E. Lee’s Birthday (State of Florida)

World Religion Day (3rd Sunday)

January 20th:

National Butter Crunch Day

Penguin Awareness Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (Celebrated on the 3rd Monday)

Inauguration Day

National Bill Cosby Sweater Day

National Cheese Lover’s Day

National Coffee Break Day

National Disc Jockey Day

National Granola Bar Day

Penguin Awareness Day

Robert E. Lee Day  (States of AL, AR, MS) (3rd Monday)

January 21st:

National Hugging Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Civil Rights Day

Idaho Human Rights Day

New England Clam Chowder Day

Rid the World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day (Tuesday of the 3rd Full Week)

Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 22nd:

National Blonde Brownie Day

National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

January 23rd:

National Pie Day

National Handwriting Day

Measure Your Feet Day

Rhubarb Pie Day

Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day

Women’s Healthy Weight Day (Thursday of the 3rd Full Week)

January 24th:

Beer Can Appreciation Day

Compliment Day

Belly Laugh Day

Change a Pet’s Life Day

National Peanut Butter Day

Prophet’s Birthday

January 25th:

Opposite Day

A Room of One’s Own Day

Burns Night

National Irish Coffee Day

National Seed Swap Day (Last Saturday)

Observe the Weather Day

January 26th:

Spouse’s Day

Australia Day

National Peanut Brittle Day

National Pistachio Day

Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement

January 27th:

Chocolate Cake Day

Punch the Clock Day

Better Business Communication Day (4th Monday)

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (Last Monday)

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Thomas Crapper Day

January 28th:

Fun at Work Day

National Kazoo Day

Christa McAuliffe Day

Daisy Day

National Blueberry Pancake Day

National Data Privacy Day

Rattlesnake Round Up

National Pre-school Fitness Day

January 29th:

National Puzzle Day

National Corn Chip Day

Kansas Day

National Carnation Day

Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday (1929)

January 30th:

National Inane Answering Message Day

National Croissant Day

World Leprosy Day

January 31st:

Backward Day

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Brandy Alexander Day

Chinese New Year

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Resources:

Holiday insights. (December 2013). January, 2013-2014 Bizarre and Unique Holidays. Retrieved from http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/january.htm

Holidays and Observance. (December 2013). January Holidays. Retrieved  from http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/january-holidays.html

This post was written by Joey Ambrose on December 30, 2013

Joey is the President and CEO of Go Web Solutions, an award-winning web design and Internet marketing company in Tucson, Arizona. When he's not helping clients get the most from their web sites, Joey enjoys cycling, running, swimming and hiking. Contact him at: joey@gowebsolutions.com or on Google+

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