I deliberately posted the very next one outside of any publication and just by myself to see what would happen. It was curated immediately, in fact, so were the next three including one that was just a bit of fun and I wasn’t expecting to be at all. One of them was back in Better Marketing though which means, on balance, it should have been curated on balance. However, the last two I did haven’t been, although they were considered by curators.
Bottom line is I think I know people who have been regularly curated suddenly go into jail, it seems it can strike at any time and it’s hard not to worry about it. That said, I think the way forward is to write what you want and got for it. If I find myself back there, I’ll write more for the big pubs until I’m out again. Curation is definitely better for the longevity of articles as people say, but it’s certainly possible to earn without it — my two biggest earners were NOT curated!
Keep us posted!