Have you ever read something on the web that was so fascinating and well-written that you thought I know people who would love to read this? All the time, right? People forward interesting articles and pictures and videos and memes all the time through emails, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
Bloggers use this concept when they publish “round-up” articles, made up of links to online articles having to do with a specific topic. I’ve done it; I also share articles I find interesting, inspiring, or creative in my weekly Creative Juice posts.
A few months ago I discovered Flipboard, where users can compile “magazines” consisting of linked articles dealing with their favorite subjects. When you sign up for Flipboard, you can indicate your areas of interest, and related links will appear in your feed. So you can be a contributor and/or a consumer of the best content available on the web. It’s also a good way to put your own articles out there for a wider audience.
I currently have three magazines on Flipboard, on topics dear to my heart: Creativity Incubator, The Craft of Writing, and Lifelong Learner. I invite you to check them out. If they appeal to you, please follow them. I add to them every few days.
I’m sure there are other platforms besides Flipboard on which to curate content. Have you been using one we need to be aware of? Enquiring minds want to know—please share in the comments below.