Get Over Your Creativity Block With These 20 Social Media Content Ideas

As a social media manager, it can be super fun to strategize and come up with multiple ways toshare content with your audience.

But it’s also easy to get stuck in a creative rut.

I know I’ve certainly found myself pondering questions like:

  • What content should I share on our social media profiles?
  • How can I share a blog post on Facebook in a new, creative way?
  • How can I use the latest Instagram feature effectively?

To help you answer these questions, and countless others, we put our heads together to come up with20 creative ways for sharing content on social media.

The strategies included below are tried and tested – everything we cover has worked for us atBuffer.

Let’s get right into it

20 creative ways to share your content on social media

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Let’s dive in!

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1.Turn a blog post into a video

Ask HN: Why companies look for full stack developers instead of specialists?

In my opinion it would be a big optimization for companies to have a bunch of specialists able to communicate “at the borders” of their domains using appropriate formalism.

Simple example: instead of having 4 full stack devs, a company could hire 2 backend and 2 frontend devs. Responsibility of backend devs would be to provide necessary data to the “front” part of application, so assuming we are talking about MVC, the common, “border” part, would be routing and view structure, leaving views for frontend devs and model/controller for backend devs.

Is “full stacking” a good practice in your opinion?

This map shows if clouds will block the solar eclipse in your state

A student tests a self-made filter and looks at the sun after a joint workshop between the Hong Kong Astronomical Society and Indonesia's National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) at a high school in Ternate island, Indonesia, ahead of Wednesday's solar eclipse, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/BeawihartaThomson Reuters

The United States will see a total solar eclipse on Monday for the first time in decades. Some people are traveling hundreds of miles to cities in the line of totality, like Nashville, Tennessee, and Salem, Oregon.

But there is one thing that could put a damper on the event: clouds.

Esri, an international supplier of geographic-information-system software, has created a cloud-cover prediction map for the time of the eclipse in every state. Michael Zeiler, a geographer at Esri, produced new maps every day leading up to the eclipse.

According to the map below, clouds could obscure the eclipse in many states in its path of totality, including Nebraska, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee; Idaho and Oregon are the only states expected to have clear skies.

“Today’s forecast shows an overall improvement in most other places in the path, except for Nebraska,” Zeiler told Business Insider.

WDTWeatherMap_August21Michael Zeiler/GreatAmericanEclipse.com; ArcGIS/Esri

A total solar eclipse is an astronomical phenomenon that occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun and appears to cover the latter. The two other types of eclipses are annular and partial, where the moon doesn’t completely mask the sun.

Solar eclipses look different depending on the location. On Monday, the total solar eclipse will cut through only a 70-mile-wide band of the country, stretching from the Northwest to the Southeast. Everyone in the US – from Maine to Alaska – will be able to experience at least a partial eclipse, weather permitting.

For most of the US, the eclipse will happen around lunchtime.

“This is the subject of intense interest for millions of people interested in going to see the eclipse,” Cameron Lowe, an Esri representative, told Business Insider. “Weather will be a huge factor.”

Dave Mosher contributed to this story.

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Here’s what the solar eclipse will look like from different cities around the US

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Americans are about to experience a solar eclipse.

On August 21, the entire US – including Hawaii and Alaska – will be able to see at least a partial eclipse. People located along one 70-mile-wide streak in particular will be able to see a total solar eclipse, or the moment when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun, completely blocking out the sun’s light.

For those hoping to see the eclipse, the appearance will vary based on where you are. To help determine what that view will look like ahead of time, a team from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory built a simulation that maps out what the eclipse looks like during the window it’s over the US.

A word of warning: If you do plan to catch the solar eclipse on August 21, don’t look directly at the sun. There are solar filters designed to let you see the eclipse in a way that will keep your eyes from getting damaged.

Here’s what the eclipse will look like in some of the major cities across the US. These projections don’t account for clouds, which could obstruct the view in some parts of the US.

San Francisco will get this view of the eclipse at about 10:11 a.m. PT.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Those in Los Angeles will get to see a partial eclipse at 10:18 a.m. PT.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Phoenix will get to see a partial eclipse at about 11:24 a.m. MT.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


See the rest of the story at Business Insider

Snap is on track for a 6th straight day of gains (SNAP)

Snap seems to finally emerged from the freefall in its stock price thatstarted shortly after the company’s March initial public offering.

Shares aretrading higher by 0.93% on Monday at $14.14, and are on track for their sixth straight day of gains. The company gained4.94% on Friday, and are now up about 20% since the win streak began. However, shares remainbelow their IPO price of $17.

Snap’sgains come after lockup period expirations worries have a chance to wane. Only 20 million of the 1.2 billion sharesthat were locked up following the IPO have yet to be released. Some executives have cashed in their shares, but co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy have said they will not be selling any shares for a least a year.

Moving past the lockups has allowed new features from the company to shine, like the most recent “Crowd Surf” feature which lets users move around to different angles of a concert in real time.

The company has also found success in its partnership with NBC, which produces “Stay Tuned” a twice-daily news show that has pulled in 29 million viewers in less than a month since its launch.

Click here to watch Snap move in real time…

Snap stock priceMarkets Insider

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Live Aug 22! AMA with Lidia Lttin, CMO at Bynder

As Bynder‘s Chief Marketing Officer I made it my mission to make marketers’ work matter through innovative, cutting-edge and easy-to-use marketing technology.

Starting off as the 4th person hiredat Bynder, I helped to grow andlead the marketing team to 22 people. While I know about lead generation, SaaS and how to use data to drive marketing ROI, I am also a fan of the infinite learning curve, therefore it is important to me to surround myself withcreative, innovative and inspiring people. My love for software technology, extensive knowledge of cloud computing and data-driven marketing has been instrumental in fuelling Bynder’s technology stack.As a modern marketer, I amcontinuously challenged with keeping up withthe ever-changing, pulsating industry of marketing technology. Accordingly, I selected and implemented various technological components to create Bynder’s optimal marketing machine.

Currentlymy team and Iare launching our new free product Bynder Orbit. Bynder Orbit makes it quick and easy to manage creative files, saving marketers and other business users significant time in uploading, sharing andcollaborating on files. Did I mention it was free?

You can follow me on Twitter:@LidiaLuettin.

I will be live on Aug 22 starting at 930 AM PT for one and a half hours during which I will answer as many questions as possible.