Curating: A key element in creating your own custom website


Curating… a term I was recently introduced to, what does it mean?  I had to investigate the definitionto find out the concept I was really learning about. According the the free dictionary, curating means to be in charge of, organize and oversee. You realize that curating is something that most of us do daily in our homes and careers. This is going to focus more on curating for the internet and what it means for the future of our media and news. What do we have to look forward to in the future? It is possible that we could end up with a lot of disorganized mumbo jumbo that is hard to follow and unattractive to look at visually, or we can be given pieces that are appealing to the eye and keep our attention by enlightening our process of thought.

Ttimes are changing and hard copies are eventually going to be a thing of the past. One of the unfortunate issues with digital writing is that anyone can be a writer, blogger, critic, etc due to the fact that all they have to do is click a publish button. You definitely can not trust just anyone, and before you can take their word on something you need to check their credibility. What this means is that  jobs and the opportunities are going to be in the hands of the educated and creative digital kings and queens who can rule our social media and websites. Like the job that is held by Jon Vickers, the first director of the Indiana University Cinema, it is all about presentation. From my take on what Jay Rosen says in his twitter post

You have to be able to grab the attention of your audience, keep them visually interested, and leave an impact so that they want to come back and see what else you have for them.

Let’s face it, you need to catch the attention and gain the respect of the readers so that they will keep coming back for more. Nobody wants to read an article or a blog that has not been carefully researched. If the writing doesn’t have any substance, the audience is not going to come back for more. Gaining the viewers trust will help put your name as a writer with validity out there for others to link and share.


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