How to Curate Like a Rockstar

Whether you’ve been curating on Scoop.it for a while or you’re just joining us, we want to provide you with some great ways to reach everyone’s ultimate goal: to be a rockstar curator! Here are some of our best tips:

1. Create a topic that you’re passionate about.

2. Be specific with your topic choice.

3. Make your topic page personal and unique by creating a topic icon and page background.

4. Add your personal thoughts and ideas to your posts in the text box.

5. Make your page look perfect by rearranging your posts and changing the size and positioning of the photos.

6. Manage and edit your sources to ensure that all of your suggested content will be relevant and specific to make curating easier.

7. Utilize the Scoop.it bookmarklet so you can post any articles to your topics that you happen to come upon while surfing the web.

8. Share your posts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or your blog so that everyone you know can find out about them.

9. Check out the topics of other users. Follow the ones you like and get inspired by the way they curate.

10. Interact with the Scoop.it community and take advantage of suggestions from other users.

Now that you know the secrets, it’s time to get curating!

And, don’t hesitate to add some tips of your own in the comments!

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pascalf49
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Autre point important : dans Scoop.it, il y a scoop ! Publier des infos qui seront peu susceptibles d’être reproduites dans le sujet choisi. L’astuce ne pas publier forcément en anglais, mais traduire dans votre langue les articles anglais ou autres. Ou inversement ! (article étrangers en anglais) Par ailleurs je trouve aberrant et inutiles les topics qui font de l’information généraliste que l’on retrouve dans le journal de 20h ou dans n’importe quel moteur de recherche d’actualité. Ca n’apporte aucune plus value !!! — Another important point : in Scoop.it there is “scoop” ! Post information that will be… Read more »
Pascal Faucompré
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Autre point important : dans Scoop.it, il y a scoop ! Publier des infos qui seront peu susceptibles d’être reproduites dans le sujet choisi. L’astuce ne pas publier forcément en anglais, mais traduire dans votre langue les articles anglais ou autres. Ou inversement ! (article étrangers en anglais) Par ailleurs je trouve aberrant et inutiles les topics qui font de l’information généraliste que l’on retrouve dans le journal de 20h ou dans n’importe quel moteur de recherche d’actualité. Ca n’apporte aucune plus value !!! — Another important point : in Scoop.it there is “scoop” ! Post information that will be… Read more »
Anonymous
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I’m doing all those things and my stream on Scoop.it still only has 2 Followers

pascalf49
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Several possible answers: – The relevance of your items – The regularity of your publications – A small community on the subject – A subject too operated Patience ! For me, my community has become really active after 3 months.

Anonymous
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Hi Mark. I’ve just checked your topic on Google +1 http://www.scoop.it/t/google-1 has more than 160 visitors. For a topic that was created 5 days ago, it’s not a bad start, is it? 🙂

We’ve noticed some topics can take longer to pick traction but we’ve seen interesting stories develop with times. Check http://blog.scoop.it/en/2011/05/31/from-melting-snow-to-snowball-effect/ for instance.

markmayhew
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I’m doing all those things and my stream on Scoop.it still only has 2 Followers

Pascal Faucompré
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Several possible answers: – The relevance of your items – The regularity of your publications – A small community on the subject – A subject too operated Patience ! For me, my community has become really active after 3 months.

Guillaume Decugis
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Hi Mark. I’ve just checked your topic on Google +1 http://www.scoop.it/t/google-1 has more than 160 visitors. For a topic that was created 5 days ago, it’s not a bad start, is it? 🙂

We’ve noticed some topics can take longer to pick traction but we’ve seen interesting stories develop with times. Check http://blog.scoop.it/en/2011/05/31/from-melting-snow-to-snowball-effect/ for instance.

Pawan Deshpande
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Curation is for rockstars!  

If you want to learn more, download our eBook released this past spring 5 Simple Steps to Becoming a Content Curation Rockstar at http://www.getcurata.com/

Pawan Deshpande
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Curation is for rockstars!  

If you want to learn more, download our eBook released this past spring 5 Simple Steps to Becoming a Content Curation Rockstar at http://www.getcurata.com/

Laura Brown
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Could we get a feature that lets us add tags automatically? I haven’t been sticking them on each post cause I just forget and then don’t want to go back and type the same thing into every tag on each post. (Yes, I’m just a bit lazy). 

Laura Brown
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Could we get a feature that lets us add tags automatically? I haven’t been sticking them on each post cause I just forget and then don’t want to go back and type the same thing into every tag on each post. (Yes, I’m just a bit lazy). 

jefbak
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We would not use suggestion #8 (sharing scoop.it post on fb, twitter and so on). We never double post the same exact message on our public twitter and facebook accounts. Instead we would curate some posts from each of those accounts on our scoop.it page. That makes more sense for us.

Anonymous
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We would not use suggestion #8 (sharing scoop.it post on fb, twitter and so on). We never double post the same exact message on our public twitter and facebook accounts. Instead we would curate some posts from each of those accounts on our scoop.it page. That makes more sense for us.

Lazz04
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Is there a way to manage the items on a page by tags?  Is there a way to set specific pages for subtopics by tags?  So, if I want wind farm items all together, and extreme sports and weather all together, moving these items is time consuming.  How about tabs to id subtopics?

Lazz04
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Is there a way to manage the items on a page by tags?  Is there a way to set specific pages for subtopics by tags?  So, if I want wind farm items all together, and extreme sports and weather all together, moving these items is time consuming.  How about tabs to id subtopics?

Nildavioleta
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I love your title.

Nildavioleta
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I love your title.

James Hanks
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So how do I go about doing #5, “rearranging posts”?? I haven’t been able to find a way, and I would like to be able to change the order.

James Hanks
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So how do I go about doing #5, “rearranging posts”?? I haven’t been able to find a way, and I would like to be able to change the order.

Cynthia Hartwig
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James, use the move tool and you can insert posts at the head of your page or devote a whole series of articles to one sub theme. There are a bunch of other icons to use, like the pencil which allows you to edit.

UK Greeting Cards Online
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I just love Scoop it keep up the good work great fun I scoop it it everyday

Sweet friend
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greet tips like it, How can i increase followers and interact with community ?

Stela
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Nice tips help me to create grate Curate….

Rodrick Rajive Lal
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This is a great article, not too heavy to read, and yet highly informative!

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