The recent Carnival of HR, curated by Neil Morrison, is a great example of content curation. Blog carnivals involve a host blogger – the curator – to call for posts on a particular topic (in this case HR) and then to run the aggregated posts in one blog post.
It is the carnival post that is curated, and in this example, is a particularly good piece of commentary. Neil welcomes us in – particularly like this inro (a great host!) . . .
Welcome friends, pull up a chair, make yourselves comfortable, maybe get a cup of tea, something to nibble on (just no crumbs on the keyboard ok?) and enjoy the latest round of lovingly scribed delicacies submitted for the enjoyment and pleasure of the Carnival of HR. So, if you’re sitting comfortably, then I’ll begin……
. . . and then guides us through what’s in the carnival.
From a user perspective, I like this commentary because it helps me decide whether or not I want to read a post.
Blog carnivals are nothing new – see the HR carnival site as an example of the number of HR blog carnivals, but I do think they are a good example of curated content and well worth doing with other bloggers whom share the same interests as yours.