Make Better Social Media Posts with Content Curation

Here’s the challenge: You want to be active on social media as much as possible. Yet the best social media advice out there counsels you to not always be self promotional. How can you be active, remind folks about your brand but not have it always be about you?

Enter a content curation strategy.

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By curating the best content in your niche on your site and sharing those links through your social media profiles, you’re providing attention grabbing content, exposing more people to your site and brand and you’re not leaving everyone with that ‘It’s always about him/her’ flavor in their mouths.

You know what I’m talking about. We’ve all unliked those Facebook pages that seem stuck on a self promotional stutter with messages that scream ‘Me! Me! Me!’

When you embrace curation as a way of being a connector, you’re embracing the larger community. You’re showing your circle of influence that you’re not all about you – that you respect other opinions and want to lift up other ideas when it makes sense.

I’m more likely to stay engaged with a Facebook page owner who demonstrates this awareness of community and who consistently connects me to the resources, tools and people I can benefit from.

Kelly McCausey has written a guide that shows you how easily this can be done. I’m going through the course now and have found it very useful.  Smart Curation Skills demonstrates the time saving systems she uses to curate content for her niche. Check it out: Smart Curation Skills.

 

Boost Your Blog Activity With Content Curation

Do you crave a more active blog but lack time and a fat outsourcing budget?  We all want to be a success.   We spend a considerable amount of time on our web page and blog, but coming up with good, fresh content is sometimes difficult.  I know many have tried outsourcing content creation and run into challenges with being able to afford a quality writer. Do you hire a writer who costs a bit less but can generate more content for the price – or do you pay a higher per article price for better written content?

Of course quality information is important to you, but you’re also looking for consistent activity on your blog. The more you publish, the more you can promote yourself.  But then again, how much will it cost to hire someone to do this?

Content Curation

A good content curation strategy could be just the solution you’re looking for.

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You’re not the only person in your niche creating high quality content and there’s a lot of relevant information being shared on sites outside of your niche that your people would find interesting if they only knew about it.

Adopt the role of content curator and put yourself in the position of collecting and sharing the best knowledge, news, tools and people and you’ll have all the activity you’re looking for on your site and in social media.

Time

Sounds great, but won’t that take a lot of time?

Not at all, being the ‘in the know’ person in your niche doesn’t have to be time consuming. With a few simple systems in place, you can be monitoring a wide variety of information sources in minutes a day. After that, the time required to curate the content on your site is minimal and can be easily outsourced.

For the cost of one quality ghostwritten blog post you can pay a savvy virtual assistant to curate a dozen or more useful items on your blog – scheduling them out over the course of a week to keep your blog active while you tend to other important tasks.

Kelly McCausey has written a guide that shows you how easily this can be set up. Smart Curation Skills demonstrates the time saving systems she uses to curate content for her niche. Check it out:  Smart Curation Skills  I’m sure you will be impressed.

I am taking the Smart Curation Skills course and I am thrilled with how easy it is to add content.  I will be using this for my own blog and several guest posts.   It is easy and anyone can do it.

Please consider joining me in becoming a content curator.