Say that 10 times fast…
Creating fresh content for your audience isn’t always easy.
Other obligations and/or life get in the way…
Another way to give back to your network is by sharing articles, blog posts or videos that you find value in.
Believe it or not this is a lot more time consuming that it sounds.
In the beginning I would spend hours searching the web for the right article…
Keeping in mind my different audiences on different platforms.
Until I learned a few tricks and came across some websites that help with grabbing content worth sharing.
Best of all – these tools are all free –
Feedly.com is a site that allows you to pick the topics you are interested in. These topics range from technology to fashion to business. Within each topic you can than pick the news source that you want to save and feature in your feed. These are credible sources like Business Week or Fast Company and are usually a good source of information.
Alltop.com is similar to Feedly.com. The amount of information available to you is incredible. I lean towards Feedly because it easier to scan and personalize, you may prefer Alltop. Both are worth checking out and bookmarking.
Paper.li is designed to be a digital newsletter. It automatically searches the web for up to 25 topics and lays the stories out like a newspaper. The layout makes it really easy to scan. You can change the topics or content sources anytime. I like to use Paper.li to save Twitter # “hash-tags.”
A private board on Pinterest.com. I get a lot of my social media done after hours, which isn’t always the optimal time for sharing… Pinning the story to a private board makes it really easy to share later. This tip came from a Guy Kawasaki webinar that I attended.
“Favoriting” tweets on Twitter is similar to a “Like” on Facebook. I use the favorite button a little different. If I’m scanning Twitter and see a tweet with a link to an article that I think might be interesting, I “favorite” it. Twitter saves your “favorited” tweets so you can access later – I find this a great way to maximize my time on Twitter.
Your turn – Are you currently sharing content with your audience?
How do you manage the articles? What sources are you using?
Do you have any questions? Post them below, I’m happy to help!
Thank you for reading!!