Without doubt content curation is here to stay and more bloggers are looking to identify best practices and best tools to maximize their efforts. If you take a close look at the custom menu at the top of this blog you will find a new Better Blogging Tips link. The link is to my first topic page on scoop.it Better Blogging Tips: “writing, grammar, blogging and content curation tips for becoming a better writer and blogger ”. That’s where I have begun learning how to locate and curate content in magazine style format.
Content Curation Resources
A new Engauge white paper breaks down the make-up of the average Pinterest user and shows that the end result of less reading is more of a focus on content curation than creation. The timing of that trend, combined with a stunning design when Internet users are focusing more on visual than text, has allowed Pinterest to explode in popularity. via The Curation-Over-Creation Trend That Fueled Pinterest’s Rapid Growth
Have you tried Scoop.it? I’m using it and liking it. I’d like to share links to some articles on content curation I have found to be helpful. Let’s start with two simple videos.
“Content curation is the addition of 1. content 2. trust and 3. meaning for the benefit of the reader.”
8 Ways to Find Great Social Media Content
A review of 8 content curation tools including Google Alerts, Google Reader, Facebook Friend Lists for Better Facebook News Feeds, Twitter Lists, HootSuite, Paper.li, Alltop, Mobile (Flipboard and Pulse).
At this stage I have done more republishing than curation but that will change as I develop more skills. I can see that I have already made some errors. If you don’t add context, or opinion, or voice then you aren’t a curator and I have failed to do that on all my scoops so I’ll be backtracking to make additions. If you don’t use tagging, then locating then your curated collection will not be easily found, defeating your purpose. I have neglected tagging so I will be addressing those two deficiencies as soon as I can.
I want to share my content curation learning process with you readers and hope you will share yours with me. Please subscribe to my scoop.it magazine Better Blogging Tips magazine and comment too.
Have you tried using content curation tools? If so, please share your experience.