MyCurator | Overcoming Time Constraints in Your Content Curation Process
As I have indicated in other articles, I currently use a combination of several content curation tools. The article below discusses my primary tool for effectively finding, filter and publishing curated content, MyCurator.
The author, Mark Tilly, is the developer and CEO for MyCurator, so read accordingly but he shoots straight and has an excellent grasp on where automation can assist content curation the most!
In addition, I have used a number of tools in the past that I now no longer use as MyCurator has effectively replaced them with a much more effective solution.
Finally, I am in the process of creating videos that will illustrate just how I use this combination of tools to assist me in my curation process so make sure you keep coming back for more updates on content curation.
As always, please provide your thoughts below…
Many bloggers these days are turning to content curation as a tactic to add to their repertoire of blogging tools. As they do so they are finding that content curation can be hard work. Maybe not as hard as content creation, but it does have its own hurdles and can be very time consuming to do well.
The biggest hurdle to content curation is also why it is valuable to your blog’s community – there is so much information to read through and digest out on the internet. To do well at curation, you need to process 20, 50 maybe 100 articles and posts per day to find great information to curate. Just skimming a bunch of titles from your RSS feed and posting them without comment just doesn’t cut it these days.
The volume hurdle has sparked the development and use of many tools such as PageOne Curator and CurationSoft for bloggers and Curata or XYDO for larger businesses. I’d like to illustrate some of the ways to overcome the facets of this volume hurdle with the MyCurator WordPress plugin tool (Disclosure: I’m the CEO of Target Info, the developer of MyCurator).
The first component of the volume hurdle is that you really need to cast a wide net to find the interesting and insightful articles. You should have Google alerts set up on the keywords that you want to track. Using Google alerts provides the widest search available, as Google doesn’t narrow the content based on your recent browsing history. This brings in a range of articles you wouldn’t normally see if you do an online search each day.
An overview of using MyCurator to curate content for your blog from articles it has found.
Filed under: Curation Tools
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