We live in an information age that’s best described as the age of digital overwhelm. We all have lives to live and very few make an income from blogging. It’s not surprising that content curation in the form of digital digests, online magazines and curated content blog posts are is becoming a popular way for hobby bloggers to filter noise and share relevant material with online friends.
Content curation is the art of selecting relevant articles on a topic of choice, briefly summarizing it, adding insights, editing, and publishing it as a collection for sharing with like-minded people.
This is my weekly content curation article featuring brief descriptions of related articles I have selected for my readers. Please feel free to provide your feedback on the selections I have made in comments below the post.
Make people fall in love with your website – Consider whom your product targets and what that specific group of people is searching for. Then have a look at what they are searching for and at what time of year particular types of content are at their most relevant.
The Courage to Question – Good business coaches know that uncomfortable conversations are the harbinger of professional growth; the greater the squirm factor, the larger the developmental opportunity.
8 Brainstorming Strategies for Generating New Writing Ideas - These 8 brainstorming strategies can help you generate or organize new topic ideas, approaches and revive your stalled projects.
Blogger’s Guide to Creative Commons: In Pictures – Even experts and lawyers are not always certain of the application of copyright law. But these comics might help you to at least get the basics.
21 Content Curation Ideas to Build Relationships and Increase Traffic – A creative way to come up with new content for your blog that is resourceful for your audience and great for building relationships with people in your industry is to curate content.
Social Media Users Say Pinterest Is as Popular as Twitter – While Facebook reigns supreme in the social media landscape, the latest study by Pew shows users are pinning just as much as they’re tweeting.
21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic (Updated 2012) – “This post is intended to be useful to all forms of bloggers – independent folks, those seeking to monetize, and marketing professionals working an in-house blog from tiny startups to huge companies. Not all of the tactics will work for everyone, but at least some of these should be applicable and useful.”
Why Blogs that Allow Guest Posts Will Be Penalized in 2013 – “Just as low-level article directories (ezinearticles, articlesbase, and others) got hurt by Google’s Panda Update in 2013, I predict that Google will hurt sites abusing guest blogging in 2013.”
7 Must-Have Legal Resources for Freelancers and Independent Contractors - Do you need legal services? What laws pertain specifically to independent contractors? And what kinds of legal issues could you face in the course of your work?
How To…”Yes, And” Your Way To Better Banter Will and Kevin Hines of the Upright Citizens Brigade theater share ways to break out “yes, and”–along with other tools of the improv trade–in business settings.
How To…Have A Virtual Meeting – Interview of Matt Mullenweg founder of Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has mastered the art of virtual conversation. He didn’t really have a choice: Automattic employs 134 people in 105 cities. Here are 4 of his virtual meeting strategies.
Posterous to shut down on April 30th - Twitter had acquired mobile blogging platform Posterous a year ago, released a backup tool last December and both Squarespace and WordPress have import tools. Uuntil April 30th, members can download all of your Posterous Spaces including photos, videos, and documents by following these instructions.
How to Post for Maximum Engagement to your Facebook News Feed – Post a photo or video to your News Feed with a call to action and a Smart URL in the description field. Quick Guide for posting your contest or promotion to a Facebook Page or a Facebook personal profile.