Do Medium Curators Have a Sense of Humor?
How Many Curators Does It Take To Find the Funny on Medium?
A while back, after helping countless friends and family members get started on this platform, I designated myself an unofficial, unpaid Medium Sherpa.
Today, in addition to that title, I’m also declaring myself to be an unofficial unpaid Medium Humor Curator.
Why? There’s a lot of really funny stuff on Medium that needs to be showcased.
Also? I just lost my day job and have plenty of time on my hands:
Because I’m a humor writer who enjoys a good laugh, I read dozens of Medium humor posts every day. There’s a wealth of funny stuff published here. But?
I’ve noticed that a lot of the funniest stuff doesn’t get curated.
Which is why I’ve begun publishing weekly round-ups of my own favorite Medium humor pieces.
Not only do many funny posts go uncurated, but some of the posts that are curated in humor aren’t actually that funny. (No, I’m not going to give examples. That would be rude.)
I recognize that one reader’s Hilarious is another reader’s Ho Hum. And yet, I truly believe that when it comes to showcasing the very best humor?
Medium can do better.
Which is why I am hereby asking Medium to hire me as a Humor Curator.
What are my qualifications? I’ve edited 15 humor collections. My own funny work has been published everywhere from the Funny Times to the New York Times (and in 13 Chicken Soup for the Soul Collections.)
And? I’ve been on the Today Show. I’m not going to knock Medium Curators, who are doing a fabulous job. But how many of them have been interviewed by Savannah Guthrie on live TV about trying on a bathing suit in the dressing room of a sporting goods store?
I didn’t think so.
I’m here. I’m funny. And I need a job.
How about it Ev Williams?
The curated humor on Medium needs to be funnier. And I’m the unemployed humorist who can help make that happen!
( Writing Coach and Medium Sherpa Roz Warren writes for everyone from the Funny Times to the New York Times. You can reach her at roSwarren@gmail.com.)(Did this post change your life? Buy Roz a cup of coffee!)