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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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  1. June 11th, 2010 at 14:23 | #1

    An article on google and search engine optimization I recently read said that numbers in the title is key to getting eyes online. So, we’re all just bowing to the invisible gods of SEO and sacrificing our creativity in the process. And, by the way, I notices you didn’t exactly give us all 8 reasons you hate list stories. We’re waiting….;-)


    • June 11th, 2010 at 20:17 | #2

      Never heard the SEO arguement before… but I know we have to do what we have to do to serve those infamous SEO gods.

      There are no eight reasons… it was an attempt at humor and rickrolling… I’m not a 100 percent sure, but I bet someone can write a post about six ways to have funnier blog posts.

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