There are over sixty people involved in the 31 posts in 31 days blog challenge. As I look over the posts in the Facebook Group, one common theme is the difficulty in creating content for your blog.
One of the simplest ways to create blog posts is to “curate” content from other sites. To curate, you simply post links to information that you come across on the web with a short comment. In a way, you are shifting through all the crap you find online and presenting your readers with some of the best info and resources you’ve come across in your travels.
There are many sites that are strictly curation sites. One of my favorite is Like Cool.
I use this technique occasionally on my BodyworkBiz blog and here are some examples of different kinds of curation so you can see how easy it can be…
Here is an interesting image that I’ve posted. It’s just like posting a picture to your Facebook Page:
In this case, I’ve shared a picture, but have taken a few minutes to mark up the picture to make a point:
You can share articles. This article just happens to be mine, but you can share others:
You can post a YouTube video by embedding it in your post:
Here’s a link to an entertaining blog post about man hugs:
You may have a favorite product that you use and that you’d like to share (I pay for this service and this post also contains an affiliate link):
You can also collect a series of blog posts (either your own or others) to create a guide of sorts:
Or you can simply list a series of posts around a theme. That’s exactly what I’m doing with this post that you are reading right now on the topic of curation. You can see another example here:
When new research comes out, summarize the study briefly and share your opinion. Here’s a very popular blog post that does that:
So the next time you come across an interesting site or resource, create a draft post in your blog with the link and when you find yourself pressed to come up with content for your blog, then simply write a couple sentences about that resource and post. Easy peasy blog content.