The Week in Sparks: #WhyIWrite, World Food Day, and a Trip to the Far North
This week, our favorite Sparks put the spotlight on literacy and writing, spread the word on global hunger, took us on a much-needed (if vicarious) vacation in the Alaskan wilderness, and got us in the spooky state of mind.
Social Media Moment of the Week: #WhyIWrite As Explained by 4th Graders
The scribes and poets of tomorrow explain why they write in this delightful Spark video created by their teacher for National Day on Writing. The holiday, which falls on October 20, is a celebration of language, literacy, and self-expression commemorated largely on Twitter with hundreds of people sharing their reasons for picking up the pen with the hashtag #WhyIWrite
Sleek Toolkit for a Great Cause
Stop Hunger Now, a nonprofit organization committed to ending hunger around the world, made spreading the word about this important cause easy with a Spark-made social-media toolkit for World Food Day, October 16. The scrolling layout features sample posts with relevant facts and hashtags and clean downloadable graphics, making participation on social media as easy as pie.
The Road Less Traveled
Photographer Steven Dempsey delivered a healthy dose of wanderlust with his stunning photo story chronicling his road trip through Alaska this summer. Taking us inside an ice museum and bringing us up close and personal with bald eagles and the majestic peaks of Denali, these photos beautifully showcase the incredible array of landscapes and wildlife that the Far North has to offer.
Your Daily Font-spiration
We love how freelance visual artist and designer @kathy_designing uses her Instagram account to pay homage to a font and word a day, which becomes inspiration for a daily meditation on the creative process.
A high school library in Illinois channeled their spooky side to draw students to their Halloween book displays with Spark post.
And one of our favorite accounts @roymeister makes her drawings move with Post’s animation, helping to bring her original art to life.
@rowdyinfirstgrade brilliantly promotes her lesson plan for children’s book Room on a Broom with a series of Spark Posts strung together.
For more ideas on how to use Spark this Halloween, check out 7 Easy Halloween Social Media Marketing Ideas.