Curation Matters on Medium — More than Ever

What it is, why it matters, and how to increase your odds.


Being curated on Medium is even more important than ever. Here’s a post I wrote in the spring about how Medium’s curation guidelines and how to best meet them.

I’ve updated it to reflect new and clarified rules — but for the most part, it’s just common sense advice.

I hope it helps!


I love the word curation. It makes me think of museums, of course. But also, it makes me think of the art of pulling together disparate things and figuring out how they fit together.

Curation is the biggest buzz word in the community of Medium writers right now. Several times a day, questions about curation pop up in Facebook groups I belong to for Medium writers.

What is it? Why does it happen? How does it happen? What if it doesn’t happen? Is there some kind of magic bean involved?

I thought I’d see if I could curate a post that answers some of those questions. (Cute, right?)

Let’s start with a definition.

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