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16 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About List Posts


Brilliant Bloggers is a weekly series here at BlogWorld where we look at the best posts from around the web all surrounding a specific topic. Every week, we’ll feature three of the most brilliant bloggers out there, along with a huge link of more resources where you can learn about the topic. You can see more Brilliant Blogger posts or learn how to submit your link for an upcoming edition here.

This Week’s Topic: List Posts

For some reason, most people are just hard-wired to be attracted to list posts. List posts have the potential to go viral faster than most other types of posts and they typically keep people interested longer since they are extremely easy to scan. This is a list post of sorts, but you can format them in a number of different ways. Some lists are “top” or “best” while others are comprehensive (like this one). There’s no doubt that list posts can be an asset to just about any blog – but there are downfalls as well. Let’s look at what some brilliant bloggers have to say about list posts.

Advice from Brilliant Bloggers:

What Every Blogger Should be Aware of Before Writing List Posts by Ritu

This is an older post, but it should be the first one you read, in my opinion. List posts can be great, but there are definite disadvantages as well, especially if that’s all you’re doing at your blog. I absolutely love the advice Ritu gives in this post at Geekpreneur. You can follow the blog on twitter @geekpreneur.

7 Ways To Write With Numbered Lists by Joanna Paterson

I love this post, because it talks not only about the benefits of writing list for readers, but also about the benefits it has for you as a blogger. Joanna also gives some great examples of list posts from around the web and discusses why bloggers so often use the number seven when writing lists. After checking out her post, you can follow Joanna on Twitter @joannapaterson.

3 Ideas for Moving Beyond List Posts: Creating an Experiential Blog by Tara Gentile

I love Tara’s guest post on Problogger because it gives some great ideas for bloggers who feel stuck in the list post cycle. List posts (and posts in general) don’t have to be boring! Take a moment to read Tara’s post, then follow her on Twitter @scoutiegirlblog.

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      Next Week’s Topic: Getting More RSS Subscribers

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