Do you like lists? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Most people do. At least in some shape or form. And as it happens, list posts also make really popular blog posts. Lists are easy to digest and make scan reading easy. And that’s where their impact lies. People reading online often scan read articles to see if the article is of interest. And if your post is easy to scan you have won half the battle for your readership already.
Here is one other reason why list posts work so well: you are making a very concrete promise in the headline and readers like that sort of thing.
In this post, I’m giving you 10 ideas for list posts so that you, too, can utilise this useful tool.
My top 10 ideas for your list posts
- Top tips
- Top # reasons to use [your product]
- # worst ways to …
- # fun facts about [your main topic]
- Best business books you would recommend
- # top resources you want to share
- Checklist [about your topic]
- Top # apps which could help your clients
- Life hacks that involve your products
- Money saving tips relevant for your industry
Listicles – the scientific bit
And if you’re still not sure about list posts (or listicles as they’re also known as), here’s some scientific proof https://aci.info/2014/02/20/the-science-behind-the-popularity-of-listicles/. And you’ll also find out why I chose to give you 10 ideas as opposed to 7 or 12.
Over to you
As you can see, you can make create lists out of almost anything. What is your idea for your next list post? Write it and share the link to it in the comments. I’m looking forward to reading your blog post!
This is only one of the many strategies I teach when working with my blogging clients.
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