I’m all for adorable costumed children ringing my doorbell, haunted hayrides, and paranormal activity, but it’s the creative pressure that really stresses me out. From finding the perfect clever-yet-hilarious costume to carving a pumpkin that will wow the neighborhood kids, it’s exhausting.
Despite the anxiety, there’s one ritual I can’t live without: the annual viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Who can resist that quirky Peanuts gang? Not this girl. As I settled in to watch it last weekend, I started to think about social media. I realized that maybe those cartoon kids can teach us all a few lessons about it. So, without further ado:
1. Steal some inspiration.
In the opening scene, Linus and Lucy find (OK, steal) a pumpkin from the local pumpkin patch. Now, I’m not advocating theft—in general or from a social media perspective. I think the lesson is more about “stealing” in terms of drawing inspiration from successful campaigns.