I admit, sometimes I find it hard to come up with a topic that I think is worth writing. I mean, practically every topic, every angle on anything is being written by so many great bloggers.
While those posts are really educating and inspiring, it’s somehow discouraging for me, thinking that “how am I going to write another intelligent post that’s not repeating what others are writing?”
Sometimes I got so unmotivated that I just take a break from creating another blog post.
Recently I came across an interesting infographic from CurationSoft which couldn’t explain my situation better.
The internet is full.
“We don’t have an information shortage, we have an attention shortage.” – Seth Godin
It seems that it’s more valuable to find, organize and share excellent content in a way to add value to people. And that’s call content curation.
“A curator is an information chemist. He or she mixes atoms together in a to build an info-molecule. Then adds value to that molecule.” – Robert Scoble
Here are some highlights of the infographic:
WordPress Sites: 57,931,222 WordPress sites written in over 120 languages
Yourtube: 48 hours worth of playtime in videos uploaded per minute with 3 Billion views per day
Google: 20% of searches each never been performed before
Flickr: More than 5 Billions of photos uploaded
Facebook: 3.5 Billions pieces of content shared every week
Wikipedia: 17 Millions of articles
Blog Posts: 1.4 Millions of new blog posts are created everyday
As you can see, the web is flooded with information. People are searching. But chances are they may not find what they really want, something that’s useful, valuable, relevant, and outstanding.
So it’s becoming more important for people to use trusted and specialty sites to find curated content.
Check out this neat infographic.