Let’s address the big elephant in the room. Covid-19 has caused some major damage across the globe.

We’re affected, our clients are affected, and our Swayers are affected.

Many of us are urged to stay home and work from home, while some of us are considered as essential workers and must report to work, in one way or another, we all play a fundamental role in flattening the curve.

We want to send virtual high-fives and our deepest gratitude to everyone who keeps grinding and to the ones who are keeping their sanity while staying at home.

With our field of work, we have to be on high alert when posting on social medias during this difficult time as it could come off as being insensitive.

Don’t fret, we’ve come up with 7 ways you can continue to churn out (appropriate) content and continue to sway your Instagram community with light-hearted content during this crisis.

Let’s be honest, we need good content now more than ever.

# 1 Re-Invest in Yourself, Take a Course

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Right now, there are thousands of courses being offered online for FREE! The excuse of “not having the time” just doesn’t cut it while you’re cooped up inside.

You can devote at least one hour of your day to indulge in new knowledge. Document your journey and encourage your followers to do the same!

Here are some of our favorite courses you can sign-up immediately:

As a Swayer, we’re going to assume that you’ve heard of an amazing program by the name of Later.

Did you know that they offer some great strategies and free courses for beginners and pros?

Click here to learn more!

This course from Coursera is all the rage! It was so popular at Yale that Professor Laurie Santos decided to share it with the world.

Register now if you want to increase your happiness and build more productive habits.

Why not get certified in The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing by Google.

This incredible course provides all of the basics of growing your online business, giving you insight into search engines, a deep dive into social media, content marketing, and much more.

# 2 Virtual Fun

We know that you’re the expert at keeping up-to-date on the latest trends with social media. Your followers who are still living in the last decade might not be. So don’t keep them to yourself, share your favorite apps and get them involved. Here are some of our faves:

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Virtual Hangouts

There are so many different ways you can still keep in touch with friends & family virtually.

Our favorites are 100%: Zoom & Houseparty.

With Zoom, you can spice it up with silly backgrounds of your choice!

Housepartyallows you to video chat with friends and play games such as Heads Up.

The best part about Houseparty is that it notifies you when your friends are online and you can see who they are currently hanging out with in the app and crash their party! It’s a great laugh.

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Online Games

Game nights at your friends’ house are banned for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to sharpen our skills online.

Check out: Scrabble Go, Scattegories, Cards Against Humanity

TikTok

The hype of TikTok isn’t going to go away anytime soon. Even if you’re not a TikTok fan, you can’t help but laugh at these videos.

Get silly and creative, copy a TikTok idea or create your own challenge and ask your followers to tag you in theirs!

You can steal some ideas here: TikTok

Host a Pub Quiz Night

Now this might sound less interesting for some of you, but trust us, you 👏 can 👏  spice 👏 it 👏 up!

We highly recommend you to host your own quiz night and share your screen via Zoom or Houseparty.

We’ve compiled a few not-your-ordinary-quiz questions for you: download here!

#3 #BOTD

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#OOTD was so last year. 2020 is all about #BOTD (Bite of the Day).

Whether you’re whipping up fakeaways or supporting your local restaurants, inspire your peers with new meal ideas. You know they’re in the house bored, after all!

Need some inspirations yourself?

Try the #QuarantineCooking on Instagram, nearly 75k posts trending!

#4 DIY

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You’ve got to admit, these trying times really do make us more wholesome.

The creativity inside of all of us is asking to be unleashed at full force. Not sure what to make? Get inspired here: 20 DIY Instagram Accounts to Follow.

Share step-by-steps with your peers and motivate them to conquer their own projects.

# 5 Share Your Favorite Books

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Calling all bibliophiles out there.

This is a brilliant way to generate new content, why not talk about your favorite books and share one new book each day!

Make it more interesting by hosting a virtual book club.

Here are some ways you can all get FREE books:

Prime members can access up to 10 titles each month from more than 1k books, magazines, and comics.

Don’t have Prime? Get a 1-month free trial.

Love a classic?

You can download most popular works such as Les Miserables, The Great Gatsby, Romeo and Juliet from renowned authors here.

Discover a new free book each day across multiple genres.

Start reading now!

# 6 Be Active

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Covid-19 has canceled Q1 of 2020, is it going to cancel summer too?

It’s a question nobody has the answer to but we sure hope everybody can do their part to help get rid of this virus!

If you’re still able, staying home shouldn’t give you any excuse to delay your hot girl/guy summer. Give yourself at least 30 minutes a day and get creative with items around the house.

Shape has an article on ways you can get creative working out at home. Check it out here.

# 7 Talk About the Elephant in The Room

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Finding a common purpose during this difficult time is another way to strengthen your Instagram community.

You can be the voice of reason and sway your followers to do their part by staying at home.

Use your platform to stress the importance of social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Create a good balance between your day-to-day content but still be realistic about the situation.

There you have it. We hope this list will keep you busy for the next couple of months and inspire you to curate new and creative content during this pandemic.

Use your platform to spread some goodness within your community and continue to sway!

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