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See the full story here 5 and a half things to try after you’ve exhausted all you list blogging options
We’ve been addicted to lists ever since Moses published the “Top 10 things thou shalt or shalt not do” post, and for busy copywriters on multiple deadlines, they’ve been a God send ever since.
Lists posts, or “listicles”, are the bloggers’ get out of jail card. They work because they promise something really specific in the headline: “10 critical factors for success in topic X” or “5 must have tips to help you achieve Y”. But all too often these blogs overpromise and underdeliver. Think how many times that”10 indispensable things…” headline has hooked you in, then led you to some turgid compilation of facts no one either knows or cares about?