Well, It’s that time again! Labour Day weekend is here, and everyone is enjoying the last unofficial weekend of summer before we start readjusting to the back-to-school routines. To help you get back into business mode and get your social media lined up for the month, we’re sharing 29 Instagram Post Ideas for September.
Back to School themes are a great way to promote your business on social media because everyone can relate, whether they have kids in school now, their kids are grown and they’re reminiscing, or they remember their school days with fondness (or relief that they’re over!).
And did you know September is Save Your Photos Month? Social Media is a wonderful tool for sharing your images, making the whole month ripe with #ThrowbackThursday and #FlashbackFriday photo opportunities. Have some fun with it—share some photos of:
- you working your biz,
- your products (past and present),
- and maybe even some of you looking not your best!
Remember to have fun and be approachable! If you have some tips for managing your photos, share them with your followers.
Special Dates in September
- September 11: Day of Service and Remembrance
- September 18: International Equal Pay Day
- September 21: International Day of Peace
- September 25-27: Rosh Hashanah
- September 28: National Women’s Health & Fitness Day
- September 29: National Coffee Day
Canva has a lot of templates for some of these popular September dates.
And, of course, September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Have some fun with that one!
10 Call-To-Actions to Increase your Engagement on Instagram
A call to action is a prompt to get your audience to do something specific. This is the part of your content, ad, or website that invites a reader to take action. Here are 10 examples:
- Tag a friend who needs to see this.
- Double tap, if you agree.
- Share this with your bff now!
- Like this post, it you can relate.
- Comment your opinion below.
- Save this for later and make sure to use it.
- Let’s chat in the comments.
- Share this to inspire others.
- Share your thoughts in the comments.
- DM us for more details.
Which of these call to actions will you try on your next Instagram post?
Don’t forget about the hashtags!
Using hashtags is essentially a way to group together conversations or content around a certain topic, making it easy for people to find content that interests them.
Hashtags can be used on just about any social media platform, but they’re most popular on Twitter and Instagram.
If you are using social media to market your brand, then you should use hashtags. Avoid adding hashtags in the middle of your captions or comments, as they can potentially make your content less accessible to people using text-to-speech readers. You should group hashtags at the end of your caption, not in your comments.
Have you thought about your hashtags for the month?
Suggested hashtags for the month include #neverforget911, #equalpayday, #internationaldayofpeace, #roshhashanah, #healthandfitnessjourney, and #talklikeapirate.
You might like our 88 popular theme day hashtags cheat sheet – check it out here.
Do you have a personal theme for the month of September? You can use the Goal Setting section of the calendar to plan it out. There are so many fun theme days this month, and if you take a few minutes to plan ahead you can really have some fun with your content and graphics.
You can jump to the MAWB Tools page to see some resources we love that can help you manage your social media more easily and efficiently.
Download the 29 Instagram Post Ideas for September calendar today, and have some fun this month!