In this series of videos, I walk you through the theory and practice of curation using the Viral Curation app.  Check it out!

Simple Curation When You Don’t Know What To Write

Here’s a quick look at fast and effective curation when you need a new blog post, but are not sure what to write for your blog readers and social media fans.

Click the link below to download the presentation slides.

Using The Viral Curation App Part 1

Curating A Single-Source List Post & Making A Slide Show 1/3

Part 1:  Curate to draft

Click the link below to download the presentation slides.

Curating A Single Source Photo List Post – Part 1 of 3

Quick Summary:

•Start Up Viral Curation
•Great photos are THE key to a successful and profitable list post or slide show
•The photos you curate must, MUST be attributed to original source, otherwise you risk losing your adsense account, and all the $$$ in that account, which may be substantial

•The most effective list posts (indeed any post) has a clearly defined audience. Who, exactly will love these photos? (hint, check out buzzfeed trending topics to see)
•Only curate from well established authority sites that attribute their photos and sources

•Find a good list post
•Use a working title
•Use a preliminary intro
•Copy and paste the photos into ViralCuration
•NOTE: Viral Curation is ethical about images, uploads to your site via Viral Curation servers
•Publish the draft

 

Curating A Single-Source List Post & Making A Slide Show 2/3

Part 2: Edit and revise the draft

Click the link below to download the presentation slides.

Curating A Single Source Photo List Post – Part 2 of 3

Quick Summary:

•Always 100% of the time give your post a new title/headline – this is essential –
•Always write a new headline – this is essential –
•Always write new captions – this is essential –
•Check photo attribution links
•Write a new close / call to action at the end
•Credit your original source H/T is common usage

•Put useful WordPress tags
•Define a featured image (
create a custom featured
•Publish and review the post
•Make a tracking URL for this
keep them in a spreadsheet
(not shown in this video)

 

Curating A Single-Source List Post & Making A Slide Show 3/3

Part 3: Convert Your List Post To A Paginated Slide Show

 

Click the link below to download the presentation slides.

Curating A Single Source Photo List Post – Part 3 of 3

Quick Summary:

•Have a completely finished and edited photo list post (not necessarily published)
•Add an image-specific call to action below each photo giving your reader a reason to click to the next page.
Reasons ____________!
•Activate Theia plugin
•Add page breaks
•Publish and review

Finished Slide Show and Curation Source:

You can compare and contrast the finished post with the original source on Buzzfeed.

 

Coming Soon: Curating Multiple Source Posts