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09 Jun

Eight reasons why I hate list stories

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Is anyone else getting tired of these posts and stories that list X amount of reasons or tips for something? 134 ways to be innovative. 12 ways to keep your job. Four ways to save journalism. Weren’t these once limited to dietary tips?

Look, it’s a good narrative device, but it’s feeling a little played out… over used. Like the an 80s video.


 

Ideally, you found this post through the Tweet I sent out and the video above makes sense… a little sense?

If the answer is no, it could only mean two things: This is a lame post or you need to read about Rickrolling.

NOTE: I reserve the right to totally be hipacritical and do a list-related posted in the future… in fact, I’ve had one in draft for some time. Multimedia’s Ten Commandments. Does that count?

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