The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 6/27/14

Jun 27, 2014 | Better Writing

You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to one or two pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to pieces on creating perfect (or at least, effective) social media posts and curation.

From HR Web Cafe:Creating the Perfect Social Media Posts

“Want to improve your social media savvy? This handy infographic maps out guidelines, dimensions and optimal times for making the the “perfect” social media posts on the most popular platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, YouTube, Pinterest, Vine, Google+, Instagram & Tumblr.”

How to get the most from curation

Curation posts are one of the five basic kinds of blog posts.  They should be part of your toolkit because they let you demonstrate your expertise without much of the effort that goes into developing a think piece.

For most of the last month, Jerrod Morris and Demian Farnworth of Copyblogger have been publishing a four-part series about why you should consider curation and how to do it well. I’ve been waiting for them to complete the series so I could share it with you all at once. Each post includes a podcast and transcript.

Why You Should Curate Content (And How to Do It Right)

The 5 W’s of Link Curation

How Successful Writers Curate Ideas

How to Curate Knowledge, Turn it Into Wisdom, and Build Your Audience

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writer’s Edge in many places. But there are a few that provide insightful pieces again and again. Here they are.

The CopyBlogger Blog


Digital Book World

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence