Make a Blog Without Writing? Try Content Curation with Scoop.it!

One of my favorite things about the Internet is finding something new, funny, intriguing, or surprising to share with my friends. Sometimes, I write about the best stuff and share it here on Geek Mom Mashup. Other times, I just share the link, because I don’t feel like writing a whole blog post.

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Recently, I tried Scoop.it‘s content curation system. It’s a cool service that lets you choose a topic and enter some keywords. Scoop.it searches the Internet and brings back news articles, blog posts, Twitter messages, and other stuff that seems related to your topic.

This is where the curation process starts. You view Scoop.it‘s suggestions and choose which ones are the best. Add your own intro, image and keywords, and click Publish! The story is posted to your own niche microsite, with built-in sharing tools. For an example of how it works, check out my topic pages.

Here are my Scoop.it topics:

You can make your topic pages more popular by choosing the best content, weeding out the unrelated or spammy search results, and sharing your published stories. You can also set up your account to automatically post to your other accounts, including Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and WordPress.

Scoop.it‘s still in beta mode, but I have 9 invitations to share! If you’d like to try it, just leave me a comment below. It’s a fairly fun, and amazingly easy, way to gather and share the freshest stuff on the web.

5 comments… add one

  • I would love to Scoop It. I am always writing a lot of content and this can prove to a real handy tool for content curation.

  • Hi DavGit! I’ll send you an invite. Let me know what you think of it! I’m curious how other people use it. :-)

  • Nathan

    This sounds like an interesting service that I would love to check out. Seems like a good solution to the dilemma of wanting to blog but not having enough time. If you wouldn’t mind shooting an invite my way I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

  • Atria

    This is very interesting service..I am curious if how does some other people use it!
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  • gabby

    Nice post GeekMom! It’s better to do blogs directly than to write it first, it’s very time consuming. Thanks for sharing your this to us.
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