commit: 6b2ca8a - #414 (2014-03-05 12:54:44 -0500)
I've got more than 9 reasons to love list posts. But the fact that it's the type of post that gets shared more often on social media and the type that readers usually want to read are already sufficient reasons to love list posts.
Loving the irony... ;-)
For me list post is my most visited content and reader's always loves to engage with..:)
Good read. I like how he used a nine point lists to make an argument against list, nice.
I can't believe this article says "8. List posts assume, that you, the reader, are not capable to capture complicated information" ...lists simplify "hard to consume" content. They always said that newspapers write at 8th grade levels. Not everyone is a rocket scientist (and you probably aren't one either) so don't try to write like one.
Yep. List posts work well for me, but maybe I just really like my information on the web in an easily consumable format. If I want something in more depth, there are plenty of other ways to get it, and if I'm clicking on a list post, I'm probably not looking for a treatise. Books are great, and Buzzfeed's great, too.
Oh I really hate them.