12 Most Mind-Blowing Content Curators to Follow

12 Most Mind-Blowing Content Curators to Follow

There is a real art to content curation. Not only do you have to find worthy content, but you have to find a way to deliver that to your audience. This is not as easy as it sounds.

Following are my top 12 sources for mind-blowing information.

1. Doug Rice

You may not know this, but regular 12 Most contributor Doug Rice curates the best reads on his blog every month. He creates a reading schedule for his clients, one article a day. To make it even easier, you can subscribe to the Scoop.it RSS feed to get the updates daily.

2. Jan Rajtoral

His design blog has literally blown my mind. I love the weekend when the author does his Twitter roundup.

3. Maria Popova

Maria Popova, author of Brainpickings, is one of the most well-known curators online. For good reason. The best curators are the ones that can find and connect us to obscure resources. I think Maria does an amazing job at bringing these buried links to us. She is also the author of the curators code.

4. 12 Most

We cannot forget 12 Most. The posts are phenomenal and the topics diverse. No two writers tackle the same subject with similar perspectives. It gives us a chance to see things from another point of view. Plus… disagreements make for great comments.

5. Open Culture

Open Culture curates resources for life long learners. They keep tabs on free online classes (including those offered by Yale and MIT), movies to watch, and classic interviews. They are able to find great archived material like a drunk Jack Kerouac discussing hippies with William F. Buckley.

6. Lisa Barone

I know that Lisa Barone has left Outspoken Media, but she left an archive of amazing links. Check out the “Reading Nuggets” category and find some great resources. Of course, you can follow her on Twitter too.

7. Daily Infographic

The world cannot get enough of these. Subscribe to the Daily Infographic and get your fix.

8. Kristi Hines

Every week Kristi Hines offers “Fetching Friday.” These are so popular that she offers a separate RSS feed to subscribe to updates.

9. Sonia Winland

Sonia of “Logallot” shares great content. She has an eye for spotting the most informative blogs. I trust her instincts. I also appreciate her blogger spotlights that introduce me to new writers.

10. Springwise

Are you itching for a new business idea? Springwise has found some of the best ones. It is very inspiring to read what they have gathered.

11. Michael Stevens

Michael Stevens, aka the Bearded Nun from “Key of Awesome,” has a YouTube channel called VSAUCE. This is truly for the science inclined. Common topics are math, physics, astronomy and cognitive psychology. He also shares some geeky pop culture gifts via LÜT, my favorite show.

12. QI Elves

QI is the most popular show you have never seen (if you live outside Europe). It is a quiz show were guests have to answer trivia questions in the most interesting way they can. The facts presented are so obscure that points are given if they can come up with a humorous response. The show tweets quite interesting trivia from its Twitter account.

What sources have you found? Share your favorites in the comments.

Featured image courtesy of @Doug88888 via Creative Commons.


Susan Silver

http://susansilver.info/

Susan is a copywriter who crafts content strategies that rank. She is also the community manager for Gygax Magazine. She shares information on business, social media, and writing.

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25 comments
LisaBarone
LisaBarone

Thanks for the mention! Really flattered and humbled to have been included. I'm taking the summer off but I'll back in a few months with a new home and more content. ;) 

 

Pardon while I go stalk everyone else on this list for good reads!

myers_mel
myers_mel

Love your site. Would love to see you add a button on Pinterest. 

rosemaryoneill
rosemaryoneill

OK I'm late to the party, but just ran across this post...there are several that I hadn't seen before, thanks!  Kristi's Fetching Friday is truly awesome.  Great list!

dbvickery
dbvickery

I follow a few of these, and it looks like I need to add a few more!

lisabuben290
lisabuben290

I love  following Sonia's pieces, I haven't heard of the others, will bookmark for later to explore. Thanks for sharing this list. I know how much time is involved in creating a list like this Susan.

SEOcopy
SEOcopy

Hello Susan, nice list of writers. With all due respect however my understanding of content curation is not about writing posts/weekly round up then sharing snippets of those posts on one page. Maybe I'm misinformed. Content curation, much like museum curation, is finding, collecting, categorizing and selectively displaying works of art, not necessarily yours. It's time consuming no doubt...The reason I mentioned this is I noticed a few people you include are wonderful writers but they are not what I consider curators per say.

 

Actually there are specific rules that have to be followed. I really like this post... http://www.fastcompany.com/1834177/content-curators-are-the-new-superheros-of-the-web They include the curators code.

EmeliaSam
EmeliaSam

Curating the curators. I guess you're #13!

Peg Fitzpatrick
Peg Fitzpatrick

Great post @susansilver Finding great people to follow is such a blessing. I appreciate your reading efforts in finding all the fine folks.

 

 

Sonia (Sunnnee)
Sonia (Sunnnee)

Hey Susan, thank you so much for the mention here! I am so honored and glad I know you. I don't know the other bloggers except Kristi and will have to check them all out. Again, thanks for including on this list alongside some great bloggers.  You made my day girl!

AmyMccTobin
AmyMccTobin

What a brilliant idea for a post!  Now I fear I'll have to fit even more reading into my day:) 

susansilver
susansilver

 @rosemaryoneill Sorry I am late responding to this comment. There are a lot of  people with greater knowledge than I out there. Fetching Friday is one of my all time favorites!

susansilver
susansilver

 @dbvickery Rad! Do you have any to add? I am always on the look out for good sources. 

susansilver
susansilver

 @lisabuben290 Thanks for understanding Lisa. I spend so much time trying to sort things through out the day. I have cut back my blog reading to friends and a few favorites. I try to keep tabs on news by following good curators. It is the only way to keep on top of changes in Technology and my business. 

susansilver
susansilver

 @SEOcopy Disagreements are very welcome. To clarify you are saying taking one piece of work, sharing, and going in-depth about it instead of just presenting a snippet? Like Open Culture who shares one resource and then writes a blog post around it.

 

This is certainly something for me to think about. 

 

I personally see round-ups to be a crucial aspect of content curation. My definition differs in that I consider it anyone that can cut through the noise and bring good resources to light. Perhaps you could write a response on 12most and share curators from your point of view. That could be an awesome post. 

susansilver
susansilver

 @EmeliaSam That makes me blush. I do my best. I am thinking there is enough demand to do a part 2! Do you have any picks? 

susansilver
susansilver

 @Peg Fitzpatrick I thought it was kind of a weird topic and that it might bomb. I think of it like everything else I do. If I cannot read everything, then I better find ways to be smarter about what I do read. These 12 have been a great resource,personally, for me. There are many others out there and I have my secondary go tos too. 

susansilver
susansilver

 @annedreshfield I am always keeping my eyes out for good sources of information. there should be a blog dedicated to people who can find the stuff others can't. It takes effort to share more than just the most popular links.

susansilver
susansilver

 @dougricesmbiz Your idea for using the RSS feed for scoop it for content delivery was brilliant! What a cool way to use an application. I am all for making things easy to follow :) 

susansilver
susansilver

 @AmyMccTobin  Reading is fun, there is so much great stuff out there! I am glad there is some people who are so good at finding the best things to read. 

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