Ideas for October 2018 Content Calendars

By September 13, 2018Marketing

Start your content calendar for October 2018 

Although September feels like it has just begun, it’s important for content creators to begin thinking ahead to their October 2018 content calendar. We’ve put together some ideas to help jump start your content calendar for October 2018, so you can get ahead planning your next blog posts, magazine articles or zine themes.

What is a content calendar?

A content calendar is an essential tool for creators when building a steady stream of content for their brand. Some creatives choose to think ahead with their calendar apps, others use spreadsheets and some even create custom content calendars in InDesign. It’s all about preference.

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Why you need to think ahead for your content

It might feel like you have lots of time before October 2018 hits, but thinking ahead now will make your content execution a lot smoother later. We all know that Halloween and spooky things are absolute necessities for many content creators in October, but let’s think outside the box for your October 2018 content calendar.

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Holidays for October 2018 content calendars:

  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • National Reading Group Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Cookie Month
  • Oktoberfest (Until October 7, 2018)
  • National Techies Day (October 3, 2018)
  • National Boyfriends Day (October 3, 2018)
  • Taco Day (October 4, 2018)
  • Golf Lovers Day (October 4, 2018)
  • Plus Size Appreciation Day (October 6, 2018)
  • Canadian Thanksgiving (October 8, 2018)
  • Columbus Day (October 8, 2018)
  • World Mental Health Day (October 10, 2018)
  • National Coming Out Day (October 11, 2018)
  • Farmers Day (October 12, 2018)
  • Global Cat Day (October 16, 2018)
  • Bosses Day (October 16, 2018)
  • National Pasta Day (October 16, 2018)
  • National Food Day (October 24, 2018)
  • National Greasy Food Day (October 25, 2018)
  • National Pumpkin Day (October 26, 2018)
  • National Chocolate Day (October 28, 2018)
  • Internet Day (October 29, 2018)
  • Halloween (October 31, 2018)

Trends for October 2018 content calendars:

  • Pumpkin patches
  • Pumpkin spiced lattes
  • Jack-o-Lanterns
  • Halloween costumes
  • Fall colors (red, orange, yellow)
  • Boots, cardigans, sweaters
  • Scarves, jackets
  • Thanksgiving recipes and decorations (Canada)
  • Oktoberfest outfits, recipes
  • Candles, blankets
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
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Get started with your October 2018 content calendar

Still looking for some fun ideas to dive into this October? Check out our pretty Pinterest boards for some ideas:

Cozy Up: Autumn Aesthetics

Fall Fashion Features

A Taste of Fall: The Recipes

Fall Weddings

Happy Halloween

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