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I selected this piece by Steve Rosenbaum for Mashable because there are some excellent tips to make you a trusted source, build a loyal following and add value to the community.
I don't know about you but everytime I read a post about curation, I see something different, this one is from someone who knows what he's talking about.
Here are some highlights:
Be part of the content ecosystem
**What a curator should do is embrace content both as a marketer and an organizer
Follow a schedule
**No matter what and how much you post, 2 new links a day and one big post per week, that's a schedule
**Be consistent and post at the same time everyday so your readers will know when to expect new content
**consistency and regularity brings new users and helps you build a loyal fan base
Embrace multi platforms
**Put your work where your audience is, today you have to go to them (more about this in the article)
Engage and Participate
**Select only the best content - read everything before you hit the send button - you'll build trust by helping your readers find great content and information
**This is a great way to build relationships with bloggers and other curators (more on this in the article)
Share, Don't Steal
**Last but definitely not least, you must acknowledge the source, there are no exceptions
**When people choose to listen to you, it's because you've proven to separate the signal from the noise
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Read full article here: [http://on.mash.to/Jk8uWH]
I selected this article from conversationagent today not only does it have some great tips for creating compelling content but it gives you examples of people who are doing a good job with each suggestion.
These ideas can be used for content curators as well - to create buzz and build an audience, providing "context" is what sets you apart from others - these tips are ways to accomplish that.
"Connecting ideas and people -- how talk can change our lives".
Here are a few things that caught my attention:
**. Make digestible bits of advice in micro-interactions gain big impact. Kellye Crane built a community for #soloPR practitioners off a Twitter chat filled with useful advice.
** Create a new list. People like to see where things stack against each other. By far, the most popular list is still the one Todd And created and AdAge took over.
** Give away secrets and tips to help others become more effective. Adam Singer is very generous in that regard.
** Teach something new or from a new perspective. Kathy Sierra has been able to do that on a topic that for many was considered not quite appealing
** Inspire people to take action and change the world. Entrepreneur Chris Guilleabeau is a good example of that.
** Be opinionated about future trends. That's a trait that is best exemplified by Robert Scoble.
** Track and review future trends from behind the scenes. A good guide is Louis Gray.
**Create a conversation around a social object. That's what Hugh MacLeod does.
** Become the expert hub on a subject matter. The consistent "go to" person for branding is the team at Branding Strategy Insider.
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"
Read full article here: [http://www.conversationagent.com/]