I’m just going to come out and say it upfront: good (read: effective) content curating ain’t easy. All the tweets and posts and tools out there telling you that curating content is going to make you rich and famous and set your Klout score (should you actually care) rocketing from 14 to 85 overnight are full of horse apples.
The general sentiment of many tweets and posts and curate-o-magic tools out there is that you can quickly copy and paste a little schtuff from here and there, post it to your blog, queue it all up in hootsuite or tweetdeck or whatevs, and that’s it – you’re a thought leader.
Better content curating tip #1 – Stop playing the volume game.
Better content curating tip #2 – You need an opinion
Better content curating tip #3 – Dig far and wide
Better content curating tip #4 – It pays to cite your sources.
Better content curating tip #5 – Treat curating like you are creating original art.