Content Curation Woes

It is a beautiful spring day here in Ontario and I can finally open all the windows in my house! I have a large window in my office and it is nice to hear the birds singing and to be able to breathe in some nice fresh air.

If you do any writing online, I’m wondering if you’ve ever had a case of writer’s block, when you need to create some fresh content? That has certainly happened to me before – no matter what ideas I’d come up with, they just didn’t seem “right”.

One day when I was doing some blog hopping and posting, I came across an interesting blog post in regard to content, particularly content curation. Content curation is when someone discusses on their blog post what they read on blogs or articles that were written by others. They might include a snippet of the blog post and then link back to the original content. Content curation is something I’ve not done yet, and did not feel completely comfortable with. I wasn’t one hundred percent sure that I knew how to do it correctly, and I certainly would not want to be accused of plagiarism.

There are times when we may have writer’s block, and it is nice to have something handy to share periodically – not to mention that there is some really valuable information that is worth sharing. After I read this blog post, it solidified for me the proper concept of content curation. I feel that this was definitely a valuable post that I wanted to share.

The post entitled “Clueless Curation Plagiarism Running Rampant” was written by Tiffany Lambert. She is actually discussing the content curation plugins that she has seen on the market, and her opinion of them. I certainly agree with her that they are a risk taking venture. She gives us thorough information about this and some really good tips about proper content curation.

Be sure to visit her site to read this. In my opinion it’s great information. Here is the link to her blog post: http://tiffanylambert.com/blog/clueless-curation-plagiarism-running-rampant/

Well, I’ve just completed my first content curated blog post. To the best of my knowledge this was done correctly! Please feel free to share your thoughts on content curation.

4 Comments

  • Steven Spiller

    Reply Reply April 24, 2014

    Hi Rose,

    thank you for linking to the other post. Having read that one and coming back to yours, it is like having a bowl of ice cream with a strawberry on top (not keen on cherries).

    While it is so important to have content on your site, having the right kind of content is so much more important. Think quality over quantity any time. Just wish I could come up with some a little more often than I currently do!

    Take care and have fun,
    Fred

    • rosem53

      Reply Reply April 25, 2014

      Thanks for the kind comments Fred.

      I struggle to have as many posts up as I should as well. I think that the more we write, the easier it will become to write and to come up with interesting content.

      All the best, Rose

  • David Bay

    Reply Reply April 26, 2014

    Hi Rose

    Nice post. I am a fan of content curation if done correctly and interspersed with your own original content in my view is a positive attribute for a website. Looks to me like you id a great job of curating!

    Regards
    David

    • rosem53

      Reply Reply April 26, 2014

      Thanks for the kind words, David.

      I agree – I think that content curation done periodically on a website is nice variety for the reader.

      Regards, Rose

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