The following is a guest post I wrote for a blog called How To Write Better. I am honored that Suzan St Maur, its owner, asked me to contribute ideas on content curation, one of my all-time favorite topics.
Whenever someone asks me what activity has given my personal brand the biggest boost, I automatically answer “curation”.
I may love sharing my thoughts and tips with my audience, but I enjoy putting other worthy creators in the limelight even more. I find it a very complementary process that allows me to continue helping my audience, while not having to constantly come up with new ideas for articles.
Every day, millions of pieces of content are indexed in search engines. Unfortunately, most of the quality stuff is often buried under a pile of bad content. So, finding what you need can be very challenging – unless you can afford to spend 6 or 7 hours scouring the Internet every day.
That is where content curation comes into play. By separating the wheat from the chaff, curators fill an important need. Not only do they provide their audiences with great answers, but they also do it in a way that saves people a lot of time.
1) Curation: what is it?
Digital curators collect and sort through the huge masses of content, decide what pieces they will share, and organize them into specific categories.
Continue reading the article at http://howtowritebetter.net/content-curation-how-to-make-it-work-for-you/.
Wanna learn more about content curation? Check out these awesome tips from some of the top experts in the world. My contribution is there too (and I still have to pinch myself when I see my name in the same list as Robin Good!).