"Blogging, great content vs. Curation, great topics + great content, AND useful data / content infographic, for your pondering pleasure."
Another great shared curation piece from Robin Good and Deanna Dahlsad at Kitsch-Slapped:
Robin Good: If curation is all about finding and sharing great content, what's the difference with what so many bloggers have been doing until now?
The difference, according to Deanna Dahlsad at Kitsch-Slapped, is in the focus. While bloggers often cover just about anything that intercepts their online wanderings, curators are characterized by a strong focus on a specific topic.
Here is a key passage from her article: "Many bloggers spend their time selecting what they consider the best of what other people have created on the web and post it at their own sites, just like a magazine or newspaper.
Because content curation is expected to be based on such focused filtering, it begins...based on topic selection.
Or they provide a mix of this along with writing or otherwise creating their own content. Not to split hairs, but curation involves less creation and more searching and sifting; curation’s more a matter of focused filtering than it is writing.
Because content curation is expected to be based on such focused filtering, it begins far more based on topic selection.
This is much different from blogging, where bloggers are often advised to “just begin” and let their voice and interests accumulate over time to eventually reveal a primary theme.
While blogging success may be thought of in many different ways, the success of content curation lies in how well you define, search/research, and stick to your subject."
Via Robin Good, Deb Nystrom, REVELN