At times do you find yourself in need some inspiration?
Do you find yourself asking, “where do I even find content to curate from?”
Happy Wednesday to you all! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! We spent time with my side of the family, which consists of 6 grandchildren! All are within 7 years of each other. Needless to say, this Thanksgiving was a blast.
In my last post on blogging, I shared about the art of blogging from your own voice in How to Be Yourself and Blog. One of the tips I gave was to create your own content.
But, what happens when writer’s or should we say blogger’s block hits? What if you are a ghost writer and write for blogs for a companies that you have no experience with? That is where curating comes in handy.
What does it mean to curate content? That is a great question. When I started writing, my editor told me about curating content, and I thought she wanted me be plagiarize! After some research and some further explanation, I found out that content curation is far from plagiarizing and a huge part of social media.
Forbes describes content curation as,
Content curation is a form of content marketing where a publisher (in this case, a small business) editorially collects the best content related to a specific niche and targeted to a specific audience then enhances that content by adding personal opinions and expertise.”
Before I became a writer, I was a reader and I loved it when my favorite bloggers would curate content. In one post, they would offer a world of information on a topic that I wanted to know everything about.
But, it wasn’t just the information I was looking for since the blogger had established the know, like, trust factor with me I wanted to hear the blogger’s opinion!
So, where is this great content to curate from?
There are a few different ways that you can find great content that will shake up any blogger’s block.
- Have A Mentor: I know this sounds a little weird, but what I mean is to have a goal and an example of what that goal looks like. Then, look at what your mentor is publishing on his or her blog.
- Google Something: Start researching. There is even a Dummies.com How to Choose What to Blog About.
- Reminisce: You could remember why you got into blogging in the first place- and blog about that or about something that happened in the past week.
What have you found to be the best way to find great content to curate from? How often do you curate on your blog? I would love to hear your experiences!