In an enthralling enjoyable conversation with Cendrine and me , Marty Smith gave an extensive overview of Content Curation
Marty covered best practice in Content creation and took us through the platforms .
Marty believes in building community and conversation using content and the power of story telling.
After our amazing chat with Kelly Hungerford in March , Cendrine and I are now looking forward to chatting with Martin W Smith of Curigami . Curagami works with e-commerce clients to develop creative apps to engage, involve and thrill customers.
Tuesday 26th April at 8:00 pm
WHAT BENEFITS HAS CURATION BROUGHT YOU?
Beyond the numbers, content curation creates connection and learning. I’ve learned more from Ana Cristina Pratas, Brian Yanish, Jan Gordon, Cendrine, Kelly Hungerford, Karen Dietz, Malek and others than attending expensive conferences, reading preaching white papers or listening to self-serving podcasts.
Being a member of the “curator community” is one of the biggest perks.
Curation is more of a journey than a destination for me. I read something every day I want to STOP THE WORLD and share (lol). I’m honestly all in all the time and that stance is important and why my tribe grows.
In the previous blog post I suggested you could use Scoop.it to discover content that is of interest to you (and your friends) which you can then publish using Twitter and Facebook.
The next step is to curate and promote your friends and contacts by promoting the content they post daily on their blogs and on Twitter.
The reason for doing this is two fold .. it helps your friends , it helps your online visibility and it builds up a hopefully mutual supportive group of people. Even if they do not promote you straight away when they see one of your posts that interests them they are more likely to share.
There is but one problem , in normal circumstances you see your contacts’ posts only when you are online . The odds are you see less than 20% of everything they do . So how are you going to promote them , you may not see their best content when you are online.
The answer is simple and easy to do ..
1 Create a Twitter List of the contacts whose work you are going to promote .
There is no need to include everyone , start with around 20 of your more active contacts and add to the list gradually..
2 Visit Paper.li and create a free account , start a newspaper and add the new twitter list as a source.
3 Paper.li creates a daily newspaper from the tweets (which contain links) made by your contacts about topics of interest to them
Simply read this newspaper and you will find items posted by your contacts and you can share them from within the paper.
You can also embed the newspaper into your website (free of charge) and as the newspaper is updated daily so is your website.