Curating Content and why Gary Vee Thinks its a Great Idea

So coming up with content just plain and simply isnt easy for a lot of people.

I know I have struggled with it ever since I started blogging.

A really really great way to come up with content is curating someone elses content.

Its actually a great thing to do, because you are showing that you don’t pretend to be the be all and end all of all the answers in the universe & that you are humble enough to let the world know that someone knows stuff better than you.

Also one of my mentors Dave Wood always says[tweet_dis]”It’s a good thing to quote other people” – @workwithdave[/tweet_dis] – see what I did there…..

Here is Gary Vaynerchuck’s take on content curating, be sure to watch all the way through this episode of #AskGaryVee show (Be sure to Subscribe to his Youtube Channel) – he gives nugget after nugget of amazing information


And curating content is really easy, see all I have done here is found some great information, embedded the video, added my own take to it & given linkback to the source (Very Very Important).

Here are some other great articles on curating content:

So at the end of the day, yes its easy to come up with stuff to blog about because other people are constantly putting content out there. People will actually  like you and thank you for linking back to them & using their content.

  • This is by far the best post I’ve read in a while. I love curating content it just makes sense. I see something good whether I created it or not I want to share it with the world.

    • Alex Bender

      wow – the best post you’ve read in a while, why thank you for that amazing compliment sir.

  • Curating content is an awesome idea, because you don’t have to come up with your own content in some situations, and you can just share an already great piece of content with the world!

    • Alex Bender

      I absolutely love the idea of curating content – because i suck to making original stuff……

  • I absolutely love curating content but I prefer to create an original by doing even more research and thus putting out a resource in itself. These days the Google SEO plugins do tell you that your post wont rank if yo use a link of another piece of content that has the same keyword long tail or not. So its essential to find a unique long tail keyword and then linking to a post that has the content you wish to or curate.

    Absolutely awesome post, I love Gary Vee 🙂

    • Alex Bender

      Well Julie, you are the content queen – I absolutely love your value packed blogs. I know you do quite a bit of research & time into all of your content.

  • Great post here Alex! Content is huge. Gary is the king of content his Twitter is always overflowing with awesome-sauce videos and pictures, This was an awesome post

    • Alex Bender

      Glad you liked it mate.
      Thanks for taking the time to comment

  • Oh yes I love curating content and of course got that from Gary Vee as well. I think what you share here Alex is simple and to the point how easy it can be to share other people’s stuff and I also like to repurpose my older blog posts, have them rewritten and even turn them into videos. There are different ways to come up with content and you just shared some great value here Alex, thanks!

    • Alex Bender

      Glad you liked it Lynn

  • Great post Alex, I have to admit I never really knew Gary V until Mark Dale mentioned his books in the Elite Training. Will have to definitely dive into those. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Great post Alex, I have to admit I didn’t know about Gary V until Mark Dale mentions his books in the Elite Club Training. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Awesome post Alex!! Value packed..:)

  • Lorraine Menza

    Sharing is caring! Not only that, it helps you add to the spin of some already great content!