When it comes to Sporcle, curators truly do know best. In this blog series, some of the great curators of Sporcle share their expert opinions on curating, top-notch quizzes, up-and-coming Sporclers, and a wee bit of trivia.
How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
I don’t remember first ending up on the site, but I was probably searching for something having to do with geography, an interest of mine. I do remember that I created an account to get the first set of badges about presidents and blender settings when those came out. I created my first quiz about a year later when I searched for a specific geography quiz I wanted to play and was surprised to find it didn’t exist. I figured I might as well make it myself, and here I am today.
Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategories?
I’ve had a love for poetry for a long time and had already created some quizzes in the subcategory when I saw that it was open and would be a good chance to get into curating. In some ways, poetry is a good fit for Sporcle because it’s a type of literature that can often fit into a quiz and that people are more likely to know the words to, which opens up some possibilities.
What’s your favorite trivia fact having to do with your subcategories?
Though it’s common to see his name stylized as e e cummings, E. E. Cummings most often used capital letters when writing his own name.
What are some of your favorite published quizzes from your subcategories?
There are some good ones that provide a solid overview of the subcategory as well as some interesting presentations – I’d recommend Incomplete Poetry by kcostell, Follow That Line: Poetry by mrsmith, and Poetry: Before and After by MoMosMoProblems.