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Training MyCurator Articles on your Live Site

The training capabilities of MyCurator are a great way to find and prioritize the best content for your site.  The little green thumbs up and red thumbs down give you a simple way to provide feedback about which articles you like or don’t like.  These ‘thumbs’ are what we refer to as the training tags.  You may also see them on your live site, and this article talks about when they show up and how  to hide them. Read more “Training MyCurator Articles on your Live Site”

Content Curation

Is Content Curation the End or the Beginning of…

Really good content curation is very difficult. This great piece makes the case that it is at least as hard and creative as writing original blog articles. With so much content out there, having an “eye” to discover the best and the writing ability to create a narrative or story for your audience is a real skill. Read more “Is Content Curation the End or the Beginning of your Marketing Strategy?”

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Multiple Author Content Curation with MyCurator

If you have a larger media or publishing site, chances are you have many authors who may be curating information.  You may have multiple categories on your blog, with a specific author responsible for each category.  Another possibility is that you are sharing author and editorial duties across many people, and using a plugin like Edit Flow to manage the process.  MyCurator can support these and other scenarios with its multiple author curation features. Read more “Multiple Author Content Curation with MyCurator”

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How Content Curation can make you a Better Writer

Content curation can be a great way to overcome ‘content famine’ on your site! View our Reno Tahoe WordCamp Presentation that covers the elements of content curation and how its regular practice can build content for your site. An even bigger benefit is that regular content curation can lead you to feel more comfortable or become better at writing your own posts and articles from scratch.

Think of content curation as a self study course in writing.  Here are the key elements from the presentation:

  • Disciplined, regular discovery of articles, authors and writing examples
  • Start with ‘reactions’ to practice writing your opinions and ideas
  • Expand to longer comments and opinions as you gain confidence
  • Feedback from your community and the wider web to judge progress
  • Curation can lead to more and better original content for your blog or site

You can view just the slides at Slideshare.net