Creators and Curators

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From my perspective, there are two main types of blog content; creation and curation…

“The idea behind curators and content curation is that there is such a flood of new content pouring through the Internet pipes these days that being aware of all of it and sorting it out in meaningful ways is simply not possible. Curators are people or organizations that do the hard work of sifting through the content within a particular topic area or “meme” and pulling out the things that seem to make most sense. This effort involves significantly more than finding and regurgitating links, though.” Source: Who are your curators? | Content curator | Digital Curator

You don’t have to ‘create’ original content in order have original blog content — you can curate content from other thought leaders for incorporation into your site. The content you aggregate from other sites [properly attributed, of course] along with your perspective is a public reflection of your brand as well! I rarely post anything without at least one quote from another thought leader — in fact, it’s usually those quotes [like the one in this post] that encourage me to weigh in on my blog in the first place. Where do you fall on this issue?

4 thoughts on “Creators and Curators

  1. I try to do both, with the “stock and flow” model. I create (that's the stock) and curate (that's the flow). Sometimes I am successful, but it's tough to get the right mix.Do you think it's possible to do both well, or is that just too difficult.?

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  2. I try to do both, with the “stock and flow” model. I create (that's the stock) and curate (that's the flow). Sometimes I am successful, but it's tough to get the right mix.Do you think it's possible to do both well, or is that just too difficult.?

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