Writing blog posts throughout the year for Spanish audience

What to write about through the year
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A new year is starting. As a blogger or a freelance writer, it is important to set your guidelines for the following year. Making a plan of the posts that you want to provide each month is important so that you constantly have a topic to write about monthly (at least).

A content plan with fixed dates to post on is essential because you want your readers to continue to visit your blog on a daily,weekly, monthly basis (depending on how often you post). For example, if you want to post every month, set a day, like the 15th or any other day that works for you and keep posting on that date every month. This will make it easier to have your readers visit your blog as they will know that on the 15th of each month, there will be a new post for them to read.

Another aspect that you need to take into account when planning your posts for the following year is that each month has its specifics and its holidays. It is important to take them into consideration when deciding what to write about, because it is a bit strange to write about Christmas in June or about Easter in Autumn. People want to read about events and topics closer to what is currently happening in their lives. In order to help you build your list of subjects for each month of the year, a list will be provided below. In addition, if you are a Spanish freelancer, some extra topics will be added, as the target subjects might be interested in particular topics specific to their cultures, rather than general ones. So no more babbling, and let’s get to the point. Here is the list:

January

Since January is the first month of the year, it is usually the best time of the year to write about New Year’s Resolutions or about the year that has passed.

Topics for the general public: Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you kept?; What are your goals for the New Year?; A look back at the year that has passed.

Most Spanish speaking people do not give Christmas presents on the 25th of December, instead they give them on the 6th of January, when the “Reyes Magos” come with gifts.

Topics for the Spanish readers: Gift ideas for the 6th of January; Different traditions for the 6th of January that are celebrated in various countries.

February

February is usually seen as the month of love and a lot of accent is put on Valentine’s Day.

Topics for the general public: Valentine’s Day traditions; Valentine’s Day gift ideas; Valentine’s Day origins; What to do on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is not the only holiday celebrated in February, in Latin America other holidays are important such as: Tapati in Easter Island or the carnivals throughout the region.

Topics for the Spanish readers: Tapati celebrations; Carnival traditions; Top carnivals around the world.

March

March marks the beginning of Spring and also has an important holiday: Mother’s Day.

Topics for the general public: Gift ideas for your mother; How to celebrate Mother’s Day; St. Patrick’s Day traditions.

Topics for the Spanish readers: Mexican carnival (5th of March).

April

April is the month for pranks, jokes and other ‘funny business ’.

Topics for the general public: April Fools Day prank ideas; Top 10 pranks of all time; Funniest jokes ever; Funny stories.

Spanish speaking countries usually celebrate Easter in April so most topics should include something about it. However, in Spain Fools Day is celebrated on December.

Topics for the Spanish readers: Easter Processions; Easter traditions; Easter decorations.

May

May is usually associated with Labor Day, so the post should include something related to it.

Topics for the general public: Labor Day origins; Labor Day party ideas; Labor Day outfits.

Many holidays are celebrated in Latin America in this month, and even though Cinco de Mayo is probably the most popular, it is important to also remind people of all the other ones.

Topics for the Spanish readers: Cinco de Mayo traditions; Paraguay’s Independence Day.

June

As mothers were celebrated in March and posts about Mother’s Day were allocated to the holiday, fathers are not to be neglected as Father’s Day is celebrated in June.

Topics for the general public: Gift ideas for your Father; What to do on Father’s Day.

In Latin America, people in Puerto Rico celebrate their patron saint St. John the Baptist, meanwhile in Spain Saint Peter and St.Paul are celebrated.

Topics for the Spanish readers: San Juan traditions; Saint Peter and St. Paul traditions/superstitions/celebrations.

July

July is usually the month usually associated with the US Independence Day, so it is preferable to mention it in one of your posts.

Topics for the general public: 4th of July party ideas; 4th of July fireworks; 4th of July outfit ideas; 4th of July decorations.

For Spanish readers, there are many countries from Latin America that celebrate their independence, and it would be interesting to mention them or approach those topics. In addition, in Spain the famous bull races in Pamplona take place during this month (San Fermin).

Topics for the Spanish readers: Venezuala’s Independence Day; Colombia’s Independence Day; Peru’s Independence Day; Argentina’s Independence Day; San Fermin traditions.

August

Since people usually go on vacation in August, this is the perfect month to write about traveling and trips.

Topics for the general public: Vacation ideas/tips/stories/experiences; Best trips to take.

In Latin America, some countries celebrate their Independence Day.

Topics for the Spanish readers: Bolivia’s Independence Day; Ecuador’s Independence Day; Uruguay’s Independence Day.

September

September marks the beginning of Autumn and the end of Summer. It is usually the best month to write about back to school tips and about Fall related topics.

Topics for the general public: Back to school tips/outfits; Fall decorations/recipes.

Some countries in Central and Latin America celebrate their Independence Day.

Topics for the Spanish readers: El Salvador ‘s Independence Day; Costa Rica’s Independence Day; Honduras Independence Day; Chile’s Independence Day; Mexico’s Independence Day.

October

October is usually the spooky month, the month of Halloween.

Topics for the general public: Halloween costume ideas; Halloween Decorations; Halloween party ideas.

Spain celebrates its national holiday on October the 12th, while other Spanish-speaking countries celebrate El día de la Hispanidad.

Topics for the Spanish readers: Spanish National Day/ El día de la Hispanidad traditions;

November

November id a month full of topics to write about, ranging from Thanksgiving to Black Friday to Single’s Day (celebrated in Asia).

Topics for the general public: Thanksgiving traditions/origins/food/arrangements; Black Friday deals; Single’s Day ;

If Halloween is important to the general public, usually for Americans, the same importance is given by the Mexicans to Día de los Muertos.

Topics for the Spanish readers: Día de los Muertos traditions/origins.

December

December is the month of the winter holidays, Santa Claus comes and brings gifts and also it is about the biggest party of the year: New Year’s.

Topics for the general public: Christmas gifts/traditions/origins/ideas/food; New Year’s traditions/superstitions/party/outfits.

April Fools Day is for Americans as 28th December is for Spanish speaking people. If you´ve guessed Día de los Santos Inocentes, then you are right.

Topics for the Spanish readers: Día de los Santos Inocentes pranks/jokes.

Now that you have your content planner ready, all you have to do is start writing. So what are you waiting for? Get your pen, paper or keyboard and give it a go.

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