As you're getting back to “normal” after the holidays, here's a list of topics to help you start your daily prep, blog posts and social media comments. As you look through the list, be sure to ask, “What is the most important thing my audience wants to hear/read/talk about today?”

Topics/Conversation Starters

• How to keep your new year's resolutions

• How to create new habits/routines in the new year

• How to help your kids get back into the school routine after the holidays

• How to be healthy in 2018 (Interview a fitness instructor or life coach)

• How to clean your closet, organize your clothes and throw out stuff you don't need

• Talk about resolutions: What will you do in the new year? What will you NOT do? (Keep this light and fun)

• Unusual resolutions: Everyone plans to lose weight, exercise more, wake up early … and then there's that one goal that's a bit out of the ordinary. What is your unusual goal?

• What's on your 2018 Bucket List?

• What is one thing you'd like to do with/for your kids/grandkids in 2018? How will you do it?

Holidays/Key Dates

• January 6 – Epiphany

• January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

• January 18 – Winnie the Pooh Day (the birthday of A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh) Read or share a few Winnie the Pooh memories, quotes or stories. This could also be a fun online/social media post.

• January 28 – National Kazoo Day – Play a few current hits on the kazoo. Or invite listeners to participate. Maybe...

Online Topics

• Organization: Share articles and tips about home organization. Invite users to share their ideas and organizing secrets.

• How to beat the post-holiday blahs.

• How to manage your finances in 2018. (Share ideas from a local financial planner or connect with one of the large ministries that deal with finances.)

Again, as you consider these – and many other topics – always remember to ask “What is the most important thing my audience wants to talk about today?”

Happy New Year!

Bill Arbuckle CMW

Bill Arbuckle is a media and marketing pro with over twenty-five years experience in creating media promotions. You can connect with him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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