5 essential (and free!) content curation tools

These tools will create embed codes for anything on the Web, develop lists, organize seemingly endless piles of data, and more.

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I tend to have problems with brevity when I write. Because of this, people often mistakenly believe I don’t deal with writer’s block.

That is not the case.

Sure, I always have 2,000 words in my pocket, but those words are not often about the topic I need to write about.

When the blank page stares relentlessly back at me, one of my favorite fall backs is to curate and comment on other people’s content. However, everyone is a curator these days. Some people are better than others; the edge comes from being different and adding a fresh perspective.

Here are five of the best free content curation tools you can use to stand out:

1. List.ly

This is my favorite tool right now. Why make a list when you can make a List.ly? List.ly, as the name suggests, allows you to:

List.ly also lets you present lists with style. Embed options range from a gallery of images to a more minimal presentation. There’s a WordPress plugin, as well.

2. Storify