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Why GOOD content curation is a three-way win for you on social media

Some people might think that content curation may be a bit of an old granny in contemporary content marketing, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Since we last spoke about content curation here on HWTB – in a brilliant article by the intrepid social media expert Cendrine Marrouat – things have moved on a bit.

I belong to a particularly sparky group of female business owners here in the UK and the other day we were having an excellent discussion about visibility, and in this instance about what to post on social media to support our own brands and credibility.

Why GOOD content creation is a great way to promote your business

Don’t slap hashtags all over your preamble. They may attract search engines, but to humans, too many look tacky.

The topic of content curation came up and met with mixed views. How do you make it work for you, when it has been written and promoted by somebody else?

First, choose the right way to curate content – not the wrong way

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In Guy Kawasaki’s AllTop.com: I’m honored! (And why content curation is such good news, too…)

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Guy Kawasaki

If you’re into social media you’ll know that Guy Kawasaki is the social media guru to beat all gurus. So when I found out that my humble site (this one) was in his Alltop.com’s top 300-odd social media sites, I was gobsmacked. And thrilled. [Read more…]

Content curation: how to make it work for you

HTWB Scoopit 2Content curation has become a very powerful tool in the inbound marketing mix – provided you know how to do it, and use it, properly. Here, Winnipeg-based professional writer and content curator Cendrine Marrouat shares her tips on how to make content curation work for you… [Read more…]

Do you get writers’ block? Or is it really thinkers’ block?

When you say you have writers’ block, is that really what it is? Or is it thinkers’ block?

Thinkers' block or writers' block

How do we get rid of thinker’s block when we’re writing?

Apart from a few partial exceptions (e.g. literary fiction perhaps) writing is not the be-all and end-all of the artsy-fartsy world. It is not even an art form like painting or drawing or sculpture.

Writing is a vehicle: a means of communicating your thoughts to your audience. And they need to be the right thoughts.

Purist trolls: line up here to call me a philistine cow

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What to write to business prospects so you stay in their thoughts

How do you keep your name uppermost in your business prospects’ minds when they’re contemplating hiring you (or a competitor) … without appearing to nag or pester them?
how to retain prospects' interest in youThis was an issue raised by Anna, a business coach I know who is ace at what she does but, as always, has to compete with others for lucrative contracts. [Read more…]

Humor from the wonderful George Burns: what a legend!

Following on from my very popular curation article of Bob Hope’s priceless humor, let’s now celebrate the equally hilarious humor of one of Hope’s contemporaries: George Burns.

Humor from George Burns

The irrepressible American funny man George Burns: 100 years of humor

George Burns’ most classic quotes…

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or the fourteenth. [Read more…]

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