Mix Curators: 5 Tips for Curating on Mix
Tip #1: Create collections that you can add to or build over time.
Your collections on Mix are always a work in progress. Rather than adding everything to them at once, add to them over time. So, every time you find an awesome link that you think is just right, click that orange plus icon and choose which collection you want to add it to.
There are a few different ways you can use collections.
- Super-powered bookmarks: save articles you want to read later.
- Recommend articles, videos and more to people who follow you.
- Plan for a trip by collecting all of your travel inspirations.
- Save recipes or advice you love in one place.
And much, much more.
Tip #2: Don't add all of YOUR content at once.
We love seeing your content on Mix, but we’d also like to see what type of other stuff you like to read. Add a couple of your own posts, and then add a variety of other blog posts from your blogging friends and other sites. We’d suggest that you want to keep a ratio of about 40% your own content, and about 60% from other sources.
Tip #3: Use catchy names and add descriptions!
Make your collections stand out. The most successful collections on Mix use fun or interesting names, and have a description on what the collection is about. Here are a few examples of Mix collection titles we love...
“Nothing but Net” vs. Tech
“All Things Brain” vs. Mental Health
“Healthy Eating” vs. Recipes
“Working Moms Rock” vs. Kids
Good collections include a variety of pages from different places and sources. They also continue to grow over time.
Tip #4: Use our toolbar extensions!
Tip #5: Follow people and collections you’re interested in.
Following people and collections helps Mix learn what you like, to make your For You feed even more personalized. When you follow a collection from another creator on Mix, you’ll see new posts from this collection as you browse Mix.