If Only Hank Eng Were A Curator
This Would Be A Much Better Platform.
I recently published a facetious list of the most popular tags on Medium, including tags like SELF CRASHING CARS, OUT OF FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY, OKAY BOOMER and WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REST OF THE PIE?
Which inspired Robin Klammer to post this response:
I think if Hank Eng were a curator, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REST OF THE PIE? would be his mainstay! ☺
To which I responded: I wish Hang Eng were a curator.
And? I really I mean that.
Curation remains a puzzle. Curators move in mysterious ways. I am not always delighted by their choices. (And not just because they rarely choose me.)
Every day on Medium, crap gets curated, while genius (especially comic genius) goes ignored.
There seems to be no rhyme or reason to any of it.
Although one plausible theory about the secret identity of Medium Curators has been offered:
But if Hank Eng were a curator? Finally, the right stuff would get curated! How do I know?
Just check out the stuff he claps for. All brilliant funny stuff. But not curated.
Like this wonderful humor piece by Elle Rogers:
Or this fabulous piece by Tommy Paley:
How does a person get to be a curator? Are we allowed to nominate people? If so, I hereby nominate Hank.
Get on it, Ev Williams!
(Attention Readers! Please feel free to nominate your own Curator Choices when responding to this post. I’m sure that Ev Williams will read them all and take them every bit as seriously as he will take my nomination.)
( Roz Warren, FBTA, is the author of two collections of library and book-related humor, Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection of Library Humor, and Just Another Day At Your Local Public Library, both of which would make great gifts for your favorite librarian or other bookish friend. If you enjoyed this post by Roz Warren, you might enjoy this one too.)