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The art of the list post

Feb15

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2010/02/15 08:05 AM RssIcon

lists List posts have always been popular with bloggers. A list post is just another technique that you as a blogger can use to bring sense of variety to your blog.

 

 

  1. Pros and cons of list post
    1. Pros
      • Easy to write
      • You can use some killer titles
      • Most of your readers will enjoy them
      • You can create a “Best of” article
      • They encourage conversation
      • They bring traffic.
      • You can cover a variety of topics
      • Lists are scannable
      • Lists look neat
      • Lists keep posts succinct
      • Lists can make the complicated simple
    2. Cons
      • Sometimes not enough meat in the content
      • Can be too short
      • Lots of other people are doing it.
  2. Different types of list posts
    1. List posts can be unordered lists. Typical bullet posts. Using the < UL> html tag
    2. Lists can be numbered or ordered by using the < OL> html tag
    3. The entire post can be a list
    4. The post can be an extended list. That is each point is elaborated on
    5. You can have lists within a normal post.
  3. How to write a list post
    1. Order the lists logically
    2. Decide on the number of points
    3. Keep each item in the list similar or topical
    4. Be consistent on how you write each point.
    5. Turn your list into a series
    6. Remember to choose a killer title.
  4. Examples of list posts

Conclusion.

List posts are great. They attract traffic. They are easy, and to the point. But as with all good things don’t overdo it.

What are your thoughts on list posts? Can you add anything more to the points I have listed.

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