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18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter | Digital Experience Journal | Scoop.it
Cultivating smart habits is the key to unlocking your potential.
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More ways to use down-time more productively! You don't have to give up social media, just go at it differently. Read, listen to podcasts, learn, then share what you found useful, and voila! Instant content, through the filter of YOUR BRAND.
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Insights Into the Hot Trend of Social Media Content Curation - Ebook Promotion and Marketing

Insights Into the Hot Trend of Social Media Content Curation - Ebook Promotion and Marketing | Digital Experience Journal | Scoop.it
Online content curation is a hot trend as business owners and professionals realize that content is vital to add value to their customers and prospects. The trend was already evident in 2011 but 2012 saw an outright explosion of the phenomenon.

Via Penelope
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Obviously, I love Scoop.It, and this article helps explain the impetus for it, who uses it and why, and why you should consider using it for your business or personal brand.

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Penelope's curator insight, July 11, 2013 11:19 PM

 

Authors and writers know they need a blog or website. They also know that they should be updating said blog on a consistent basis, but who has the time to get it done amidst a full book writing schedule?

 

Enter: CONTENT CURATION. If you haven't discovered this amazing tool yet as a method to connect with your readers, then I am here to encourage you to give it a try! Just pick a couple of topics to get started with--you have a total of five free.

 

Here are a couple of different recommendations for authors to get scooping:

 

1) Find content related to your book GENRE. It doesn't have to be specifically about writing or publishing. Let's say you are a romance writer, you could have a topic solely about all things LOVE or MARRIAGE. If you write science fiction, maybe set up a topic on UFO's or SPACE or PLANETS.

 

2) Find content related to your PERSONAL side. Scoop articles about your likes: FOOD, TRAVEL, MUSIC or MOVIES. Let your readers see a more personal side of you. They really want to find out what you are all about.

 

Above all, just remember to BE REAL when you comment, and HAVE FUN with it!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Ebook Promotion and Marketing"***

 

Link to the original article: http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/09/26/insights-into-the-hot-trend-of-social-media-content-curation/#qttSFDomCcygMU58.99

 

Phillip Newsome's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:58 AM

Many of the clients I work with lack the resources or discipline to blog on a consistent basis. If you have similar constraints, creating an online newsletter or magazine via content curation is a good option for you.