I stumbled upon this method a few weeks after making my blog and it was a God send. I get more views to those post where I do Content Curation then on other post where its just an article.
Lately i been doing a top 10 list or top 7 list maybe for writers and ill include a link back to there website. ill then contact them through email or Twitter and tell them i included them in my post and can they please share on there social networks. (Facebook,Pintrest,etc)
Most of them do and that brings me a ton of traffic to my website and theirs as well. So in my opinion Content Curation Works Great and its a easy way to get traffic to your website for free.
If you have a health blog try doing a list of 20 smoothie recipes or health drinks. Find 20 different good blogs that have a following and add a recipe from there page. Add a picture and a link back to there post. And when your done and you share on your own social networks. Reach out to the 20 blog owners and ask for a share. If only 5 decide to do it you will get a massive flow of free traffic.
Don't forget to Gather there emails.. Enjoy