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Social Media Posting Made Easy!

If you want more exposure for your business, event, promotion – just about anything! – we know that we should be posting more on Facebook, tweeting on Twitter, and sharing articles and information on LinkedIn, but we’re stuck with the eternal question . . . what to post?

Many sites tell us that we should be doing something, but they don’t give us the actual tools to get started. Think of the latest craze in adult coloring books – while anyone can doodle for free, millions prefer to color between the lines, finding it infinitely more relaxing and yet still creatively fulfilling – beginning with an established framework rather than a blank page. Knowing that the finished result will be pleasing to the eye relieves the person of the stress of the creative act – and both enjoyment and beautiful pictures follow.

This site – along with accompanying Facebook page, mailing list and action plans – was developed to give you actual posts, real usable examples, free resources and schedules to manage your social media marketing strategy.

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July 19 – Flight Attendant Safety Professionals’ Dayl

#FlightAttendantSafetyProfessionalsDay

Today we celebrate Flight Attendant Safety Professionals’ Day, and in honor of those who keep us safe in the skies, please remember:

  • listen to the safety instructions – even if you have flown before, there may be information in the talks (such as drink menu items!) which you haven’t heard before
  • the seat belt sign is there for a reason – for example, if you are in the lavatory during descent you will delay the landing of the flight
  • Flight attendants are there for safety as well as service, but please don’t expect them to lift bags too heavy for you to manage yourself!
  • “Please” and “Thank you” go a long way – today and every day

Flight attendants – we salute you!

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July 18 – World Listening Day

#WorldListeningDay #ListeningDay

Today we celebrate World Listening Day . . . by listening! Please share one positive thing that you have experienced at our business so that we may be sure to continue providing the best service possible. And if we haven’t been fortunate enough to serve you yet, please share a positive experience from another business – we certainly aren’t above learning from others!

 

It’s World Listening Day, so put down your phone and listen – really listen! – to the people around you today. Too often we are distracted by a million things in our lives and don’t take the time to truly focus upon that which is right in front of us.

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July 17 – Perseids Meteor Shower

#Perseids

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. The shower tends to peak around August 9-13, and can be seen throughout the Northern Hemisphere. So if tonight – or any night for the next several weeks – is especially clear and dark (or better yet, you find yourself away from the city lights!), take a look up at the sky and see if you can catch the meteors falling.

 

Today begins the Perseids meteor shower, which occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. If watching a meteor shower is second only to photographing a meteor shower, here are some photography tips to keep in mind:

 

  • Use a tripod with a cable release to cut down on blurriness
  • Use a wide lens for the best chance of catching a meteor
  • Try a 30 second exposure to start – that should be long enough to capture a meteor streak
  • Keep shooting – don’t wait until you see a meteor or it will be too late

 

 

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July 16 – Fresh Spinach Day

#FreshSpinachDay #NationalFreshSpinachDay

In honor of Fresh Spinach Day, here are some tips on buying and storing fresh spinach:

 

  • fresher is better, as fresh spinach starts losing its nutritional benefits within days of harvest.   
  • cooler is better – spinach will keep with the least amount of nutrient loss when kept as cool as possible without actually freezing.
  • drier is better, as moisture leads to faster deterioration of most fruits and veggies.Therefore, wash your spinach just before using – not before storing.

 

 

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July 15 – National Pet Fire Safety Day

#NationalPetFireSafetyDay #PetFireSafetyDay

In honor of Pet Fire Safety Day, here are some important tips from the AKC:

 

  • Extinguish open flames – Pets are generally curious and will investigate cooking appliances, candles, or even a fire in your fireplace. Ensure your pet is not left unattended around an open flame and make sure to thoroughly extinguish any open flame before leaving your home.
  • Remove stove knobs – Be sure to remove stove knobs or protect them with covers before leaving the house. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a stove or cook top is the number one piece of equipment involved in your pet starting a fire.
  • Invest in flameless candles – These candles contain a light bulb rather than an open flame, and take the danger out of your pet knocking over a candle. Cats are notorious for starting fires when their tails turn over lit candles.

 

Beware of water bowls on wooden decks – Do not leave a glass water bowl for your pet outside on a wooden deck.  The sun’s rays when filtered through the glass and water can actually heat up and ignite the wooden deck beneath it. Choose stainless steel or ceramic bowls instead.

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July 14 – Bastille Day (France)

#BastilleDay #NationalBastilleDay

Happy Bastille Day from “Daily Copy and Post” – or as they say in France . . . “la fête nationale de Copie et publication quotidienne!”

In celebration of Bastille Day – the start of the French Revolution and the end of the monarchy in France – be thankful for these inventions that we owe to the French: canned food, Braille, mayonnaise, hot air balloons, triathlons, pencils sharpeners, pasteurizations, etch-a-sketch and stethoscopes. Viva la France!

 

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July 12 – National Simplicity Day

 #SimplicityDay #NationalSimplicityDay

Transcendentalist and author Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817, and National Simplicity Day is observed on July 12th in his honor.  Thoreau was an advocate for living a life of simplicity, and Walden left the distractions of the world to live in a cabin and write “Walden: A Life in the Woods” and embrace simplicity. In honor of National Simplicity Day, what will you do to ‘take a step away’ and reconnect with nature, life and even yourself? Add your plan for today – even if it is only to smell a flower instead of passing it by – and share this post to spread the virtue of simplicity.

 

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July 11 – Vegetarian Food Day

#VegetarianFoodDay #NationalVegetarianFoodDay

According to a Harvard Health Study, compared with meat eaters, vegetarians tend to consume less saturated fat and cholesterol and more vitamins C and E, dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, and phytochemicals (plant chemicals), such as carotenoids and flavonoids. So today – in honor of National Vegetarian Food Day – have a vegetable, and enjoy that healthy feeling coursing through your veins!