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Have you read advice not to write list posts?
That list posts have little value?
List posts lack the oomph readers seek?
Do you agree with these sentiments?
Well, all of the above suggestions are wrong and here is why…
Recently I wrote a blog post with 29 tips to revamp your blog as a way to celebrate my 29th birthday. It quite honestly surprised me with the response it got. It’s now the most commented on post I’ve written.
My second most popular post is also a list post. 9 Ridiculous Reasons Your Guest Post Submission Failed (And 3 That Weren’t Your Fault) received 46 comments, 26 tweets and 7 likes.
Also, take the example of Corbett Barr from Think Traffic. Corbett launched his site with the post ’17 Traffic Building Tips From Some Of The World’s Most Popular Bloggers.’
110 comments, 96 tweets, 60 likes, 13 +1s. Not too shabby for a first post in my world (and probably your world too!)
Or try Marc and Angel Chernoff’s ’30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself’ on for size.
A mere 407 comments, 608k likes (yep K stands for 1,000s), 25.3k tweets, 5.9K +1s and 3.9k shares on LinkedIn. Frankly, until I saw this post these were figures I would never have even dreamed of.
What is it about list posts that works so well? Continue Reading