How to Find Great Content Your Readers Will Love – Part 2

How to Save Time Part 2 by Frances CaballoHow do you succeed when using social media or even when blogging? Deliver great content. Always. Sometimes finding great content can be time consuming. These tools will help you economize your discovery phase of social media marketing. This is Part II of a two-part series. Find Part I here.


Surfing with Your Mobile Devices

Do you prefer to conduct your Internet navigation on mobile devices? Then try some of these applications.

Daily 

If you use the scheduling application, Buffer, Daily is a companion app. Daily will suggest stories. Select the ones you prefer with a touch of the finger and Daily will send the story to your queue for scheduling. It’s one of the easiest curation apps to use.

Feeddler 

Feeddler is an RSS reader for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches. It’s similar to Feedly in that it’s a blog post aggregator. (RSS originally meant RDF Site Summary but it’s now known as Real Simple Syndication.) As with Feedly, use this mobile, iOS app to collect the headlines and links to updates from your favorite blogs. Download the app from the iTunes store.

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How to Find Great Content Your Readers Will Love – Part 1

Social Media Curation Tools by Frances CaballoHow do you succeed when using social media or even when blogging? Deliver great content. Always. Sometimes finding great content can be time consuming. These tools will help you economize your discovery phase of social media marketing. This is Part I of a two-part series. Find Part II here.


 

“It takes discipline not to let social media steal your time.” Alexis Ohanian

On social media, your reputation rests on the information you post. If you want to attract a following that looks forward to every word you write, every image your post, and every video you find or create, curate with care and with your readers in mind.

As Lee Odden, of TopRank Marketing said, “Content isn’t King, it’s the Kingdom.”

Curation isn’t as difficult as it might sound. If you know who your readers are, try to find content that will resonate with them. If you don’t have a clear sense about your readers, check your Google Analytics or Insights on your Facebook page. These two free programs will reveal in-depth information about your readership, including gender, age ranges, and a range of preferences.

How do you curate content? By slicing through the slush in your news feeds, inboxes, and blog feeds and selecting the best and most relevant content that applies to your readers.

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What I’ve Learned about Blogging (the Hard Way)

3-2-15 Content is king by Frances CaballoFirst, I owe you an apology.

I should have known better than to write a blog post about the San Francisco Writers Conference.

It’s a great conference – the largest writers conference on the West Coast – but it wasn’t appropriate for me to promote the conference on my blog (even though the organizers wanted me to).

And it wasn’t right for me to accept a blog post about mobile marketing that did not directly address my readers, Indie authors.

Furthermore, after posting my show notes on Fridays for several weeks, I suddenly switch to an older format. That wasn’t right either.

So I’m apologizing to all of you who have been reading my blog and subscribing to it and expecting the type of content you have become accustomed to reading.

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