So I know lists are popular, but I think it’s getting out of hand.
Says the guy with a blog that no one looks at.
I’m looking at an email generated by LinkedIn which shows the top posts from influencers:
So 10 things. In the title, 6 of them indicate a number of points (I’m including such titles as “number one,” and “the only.” Even Bill Gates (author of the first one) is falling into this line of making lists. I know my friend Bob, author of Life of An Architect, started seeing huge growth in his readership when he wrote “top 10 Reasons Not to be an Architect.”
I also follow Thought Catalog, even though I’m not in my early twenties any more (or my twenties, for that matter), never lived in New York, and I don’t complain or cry about everything that happens to me. I haven’t taken a tally on that one and I don’t look through it THAT much, but it seems that an overwhelming amount are lists about one thing or another.
I guess people like to get to the bottom of things quickly, and filter a lot of self-fulfilling text in posts like this one to get to the point. But then when I read a lot of these, they’re not entirely useful (although some are funny – which to me, is useful).
Anyway, here’s hope to building a better blog. Maybe I’ll come out with a list on how to do it.
No I won’t.