We’re taking part in the wonderful blogging challenge by Mallie over at The Media Barista, integrating music into our blog themes! With a background in music, this is right up our alley. This morning, we were inspired by the news that Feedly and Buffer have joined together, which means an easier content curation tool for us!
First, let’s take a look at what each of the tools are (and do) individually.
Feedly is your Google Reader, turned up to 11 (see what I did there?). Using an RSS reader is a great way to base your content curation. You know which websites you visit on a regular basis, so view them all in one screen. Feedly takes it up a notch and gives you a smooth visual interface. It also syncs wonderfully with the mobile device of your choice.
What is Buffer? It’s a tool that helps you share all of that awesome curated content. Though you may take the beginning of every day to find most of what you’ll share, Buffer allows you to share these pieces at timed intervals so that you aren’t publishing them all at once. Other benefits include analytics, insights, and the ability to have multiple team members on accounts.
Buffer and Feedly together form a content curation tool that we all can use. Not only is it a tool that is pleasing on the eyes, but it combines a relaxing reading environment with a smart social sharing tool.
There are many ways to use these two to your own advantage, based on your needs. The way that we use them most effectively are by organizing Feedly into folders based on our client and company needs. There are many different topics and blogs that we follow, and it saves valuable time to group them all together. We can just click on the “Social Media News” folder to see all of the social media blogs that we love, in one stream. From there, we use Buffer to share with our accounts at the best times!
Do you use Buffer or Feedly? How do you utilize them in your content curation plans?
(p.s. Can’t get the song out of your head? Neither can we! Watch this clip we love from The Parent Trap that we think of every time we hear it!)
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