Would you like to reap all the rewards of curating content?
Does curation feel like a social media buzz word to you?
If you are anything like me, when you first hear the term curation or content curation, you thought that it was a made up word. No really, I did! Fast forward to today and I love content curation and it is a big part of the articles I write.
Content curation is so much more that sharing someone else’s information. It is much more than quoting someone, or even directing your readers to another article. When curating, you never have to lose your voice or the direction you’ve intended for your blog. Not only that, but there is so many benefits that you can reap.
What a curator really should do is embrace content as both a maker and an organizer. – Steve Rosenbaum at Mashable.com
While I was doing research for this article, I stumbled across this great article about 5 Tips for Content Curation by Steve Rosenbaum at Mashable.com. One concept that I really love was what Steve calls the 3 C’s. These 3 C’s will provide your readers with quality content.
The 3 C’s can provide direction and substance when you are curating articles.
The 3 C’s to Content Curation
Just because we are utilizing curation doesn’t mean that the creative juices stop. Whenever you are curating an article, make sure to add your own flare and create some content. You can do that by:
- Write your intro
- Adding on to the information you are curating from
- Share a personal story that goes along with the information
This C is all about welcoming your readers to add content. You can do this by:
- Call-to-Actions or questions at the end of your post
- Interact with your readers in the comments section. Don’t be afraid to continue the conversation by asking questions.
- Use great comments as a platform for future blog posts.
Collecting is about stockpiling only the greatest and most informative links and articles for your readers. By doing this, you can greatly enhance your know, like and trust factor, winning the faith of your readers.
Using these 3 C’s will provide your blog with stellar content and also put your very own flare. That flare, along with solid content is what will attract and maintain your readers.
What have you done that has made the content that you’ve curated successful?