Keeping up with critical information

Jul 1, 2013 | Better Blogging

Curated posts are a great way to deliver value to your readers and establish your reputation. But when you decide to create curated posts you add the challenge of keeping up with high volume information flows. Here are some tips to help you.

Use an RSS reader. RSS readers let you review the content of select blogs at a glance. When Google decided to shut down its popular reader, several posts and articles appeared about alternatives. Google Reader is gone, but those posts offer a good review of the top readers available. Check out Leo Widrich’s post on BufferApp for a list of his top five readers.

Identify high quality publications. In every field there are a few publications and sites that deliver top quality insight. You probably know who they are. If you don’t, do a little research.

Establish a reviewing discipline. Add feeds to your RSS reader. Make a list or menu of the links for publications to check regularly. Set up a schedule for review. Clip articles as you find them. I use Evernote for that task.  Then when you’re ready to do your post, you can pick from the articles you’ve identified as good.