We Gotta Have a Holiday for Everything…

Ok, so when I started using social media back in the day it was strictly for posting something only when I felt like it. A quick picture here or a funny quote there, I had no rhyme or reason to it, only for my own amusement. Then…I aligned myself with a network marketing company and to make it in the land of social selling you have to post multiple times a day, use the stories, go live…yada, yada, yada.

But here’s the thing, it’s not just for social selling, it’s for everything. Everything has to be your brand, what do you like, what are you all about. Give the people a show. Even if you’re home alone writing for a living. Before, if you wanted to be a writer, all you did was crawl into your own little world, write, send it for publication and hope someone would say yes, and you would see yourself in print and hopefully make some money off of it. Not anymore. Now you have to put yourself out there and wait for the likes and comments to come. Can you imagine if this was true years ago? Can you see Hemingway posting a selfie as he wrote at the bar? Or Salinger, the recluse, posting a picture of his writing space? Actually, the only ones I can see using social media are Dorothy Parker and her band of misfits, sitting down to lunch everyday with phones out capturing themselves laughing at their own cleverness…hmmm…I totally would watch that social feed.

Anyway, so I started to put myself out there more, posting things that hopefully would make the people interested in what I have to say or sell. As I looked desperately for things to spark more followers, I came across an interesting fact…we have a holiday for practically everything. Not just the normal ones like St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween or the Fourth of July, but crazy things that nobody would even think to celebrate.

If you search the web for the daily holidays, you will see things from all around the world. Of course, I expect to find other countries national days, saint’s feast days, days of remembrance, but most of the others…I can only laugh. I looked up some of the strangest holidays and came up with the following…Super Mario Day, National Zipper Day, No Dirty Dishes Day and the strangest one I found was Count Your Buttons Day…huh? That’s right, for some reason on October 21st. we are supposed to pull out all those buttons we have hanging around and count them…don’t ask me why.

Of course, I can totally get into certain off the wall holidays. National Coffee Day, Donut Day, Ice Cream Day and Nutella Day. (Every day is coffee and Nutella day in my book) Maybe when September 19th. rolls around you will see me celebrating National Talk Like a Pirate Day, you never know with me.

I am really always up for a celebration and for being a little silly, if you know me, you know this to be true. I’m glad I found more things to post about, but also to have fun celebrating. I encourage you to look for the off the wall things to celebrate and have a good time with it. Like today, today is National Chocolate Cake Day and yes, I have already posted about it. I won’t be eating cake today, because I am only 3 1/2 weeks into my 8-week healthy challenge, but when it ends on March 3rd., look out cuz it will be National Cold Cuts Day and I will be eating the biggest Italian hoagie I can find.

***Question for the comments…Do you like to celebrate the crazy fun holidays that are out there? Do you have a favorite one? Do you just think they are pointless?

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Hi, I'm Tracie. I am a writer, reader, life coach, lover of the city and the beach. I am a big fan of all things caffeinated. I dig things from many different decades, but am a definite child of the 80's. My blog is about everything and anything my mind conjures up. Enjoy the ride.

15 thoughts on “We Gotta Have a Holiday for Everything…

  1. Found my Easter egg! National Chocolate Cake Day….I say that some years I will look them up and “celebrate” them; but like most things, I never do. In my house National Chocolate Cake Day will be celebrated on Sunday using my favorite recipe which uses boiling water. Of COURSE with chocolate buttercream. Omg I can’t wait!!!

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    1. You always tell me you hate me when I post pictures of the beach on FB…well…I hate you now, LOL…why can’t we each have a vanishing cabinet like in Harry Potter so you can send me food on a daily basis?

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  2. I love those fun holidays! I have four faves. National Sprinkles Day, National Cotton Candy Day, National Winnie the Pooh Day and National Left Handers Day! I have to admit that it’s social media that reminds me because I don’t always remember. And yes, my daughter and I have celebrated Nutella day to the point of being Nutella hungover 🤪

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  3. So funny; how about National Groundhog Day; February 2nd! I’m interested because it’s cold in Georgia and don’t want 6 more weeks of cold weather!!

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  4. You are so right about the days we find to celebrate, by tv news, or a friend, or an article we read on the internet. Off course, myself being of Scandanavian ancestry loves ice cream day and can definitely contact with you on your thoughts of losing weight – I haven’t bought any desserts since Dec 31st. I have a Japanese room mate who has been learning English from me on a daily basis over the past 3 years, and she really helps to make me laugh on her American adventures in life. I too have thought of writing a book about these laughs as her short story chapters – A book called “A Japanese Girl and her Roommate (me)”. Mr Ed

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  5. I’m not really into those silly days…in my book a true holiday gives me a day off…now that’s something to look forward to…staying home is great!

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