When it comes to creating content, original concepts aren't always necessary. Sometimes, all it takes is a little creativity within a tried-and-true formula and BOOM - you have a hit.
Case in point, some of Shakespeare's most famous plays weren't original stories; they were historic accounts (Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Henry V, etc.).
As a content creator myself, having some time-tested formulas to fall back on definitely makes my life a lot easier - and for that, I'm very thankful! During this time of thanks, however, it's important for us all to share our gratitude, and for individuals and brands alike, blogs set a perfect table around which we can all give thanks. That's why I'm serving up six Thanksgiving-themed blog topics we can all use and be thankful for this holiday season.
Who doesn't love a list? Even outside of the holiday season, lists offer up quickly consumable information guaranteed to satisfy. Whether it's "Ten Marketing Tools to be Thankful For" or "Seven Social Media Dishes Designed to Surprise and Delight," the Thanksgiving list gives you a solid framework on which to build while still lending plenty of room for creativity.
Sure, family, football, parades, or Black Friday frenzies are all fun parts of Thanksgiving, but let's face it - we all LOVE the food! So naturally, when appetizing information is plated in a food-related way, readers' mouths can't help but water. Posts like, "How to Cook up More Leads with the Right Marketing Mix," or "Get the Right Ingredients for Stuffing Your Sales Funnel" may seem a little quirky or cliche, but like any recipe, with the right materials and a little creativity any dish can be a gem.
The people sitting around a Thanksgiving table can be stuff of dreams or nightmares - depending on who?s actually there. By seating visionary, fun, crazy, or influential people together in a blog post you can create a valuable, sharable scene to bring everyone into your Thanksgiving conversations. Imagine, ?Social Personas Not to Sit Next to at Thanksgiving,? or ?Top Marketers to Invite to Your Table,? and once again, you can see there's room for creativity, but still a solid framework.
What blogger wouldn't want a Black Friday stampede of traffic to his or her site? Or wouldn't it be great to see SEO face off against Social Media in a Turkey Day gridiron grudge match? The fun events of Thanksgiving are almost as universal and relatable as the spirit of thanks itself, so it only makes sense to channel interesting content into a favorite Thanksgiving-themed event post.
You know that lethargic, sleepy feeling after filling yourself with food portions which at any other time of year would be extremely ill-advised? Yeah? awesome... Well, a little information overload this time of year never hurts either. Why not help your readers to help themselves to "A Content Marketing Food Coma: Everything You Need to Know and Then Some," or "Information-itis: All You Can Eat Tips for ___." The indulgent nature of Thanksgiving, however is just one feeling to play on. Any post featuring the fun feelings or experiences Thanksgiving stirs can be effective.
Joking aside, Thanksgiving really is a special time to be thankful for great families, fortunate events, caring friends, amazing communities, and all the gifts of life we're all lucky to have. At SnapApp, we're especially thankful for all the wonderful friends, coworkers, customers, community members, and readers like you -- who truly are a gift to know. We wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings and hope you enjoy this great holiday season!