Sarah Sain challenges curators to truly evaluate the content they share. Evaluation includes asking if your content:
Dig deeper here.
Finally, a really strong piece about content curation (as opposed to the “value of curation and top tools for doing it” commodity pieces we see so often)!
Note: Sharing a list of links is the most basic approach.
It feels like the web is experiencing a deluge of this particular type of article.
The setup is pretty predictable:
What is content curation, its benefits, and how do I do it?
I include them for the Opt In Weekly first-timers looking to master curation.
In this rendition, we’re told that the result of high-quality content curation is that “Your audience stays engaged.”
But the best advice is probably hidden in a list of best practices (even if it’s worded a little awkwardly):
“Discuss about what you share and give your own point of view so that your unique brand voice shines through.”
Aka: Really good curation should include your spin on why you think it’s worth your reader’s time. (Even if it’s as simple as me writing that this article is par for the course of articles about content curation, but does contain this little gem.)
Read the rest here.
Discovered via UpContent.
“I’m convinced that remixed (curated) content is largely a waste of time for writers and readers”
If you’re re-reading that sentence, you’re not alone. Jakob Greenfeld dismisses the value of curation. Why include it if I do think curation has value? Because it’s better to understand opposing opinions than to ignore them, and I do think he makes some strong points.
Here’s what I agree with:
“Valuable content that truly advances the conversation and gets the attention of people you really want to connect with is never effortless.”
Feels like what he’s really against is lazy curation. Me, too.
Curate the thoughts and ideas of others, but use them for context building and to think and express new, fresh thoughts and ideas.
Discovered via For the Interested.