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Three Dangerous Myths About List Posts – Busted

Source: http://www.dailyblogtips.com/three-dangerous-myths-about-list-posts-busted/

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Myth #1: “List Posts Are Just for Lazy Writers”

Myth #1: “List Posts Are Just for Lazy Writers”

Sure, some lazy writers slap together a few bullet points and call it a post … but that doesn’t mean you have to do the same.

A great list post can take just as much craft as any other post. In fact, spending time and energy creating a strong list post is a great way to develop your writing skills.

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Myth #2: “List Posts Aren’t Right for My Style/Niche”

Myth #2: “List Posts Aren’t Right for My Style/Niche”

Some bloggers are convinced that, while list posts work, they don’t work for them. Perhaps they think it’s a “dumbed down” format.
When I started my blog Aliventures, I was determined not to use list posts. But I tried just one list post after several months – and readers loved it. The content I wrote was just as in-depth as any other post on my blog, but it was delivered in a format that worked well for my audience.

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Myth #3: “List Posts Have to be Really Long”

Myth #3: “List Posts Have to be Really Long”

Although big numbers do tend to get attention on social media, that doesn’t mean that every list post you write needs to have 100 points. A list can be just three items.
In fact, huge long lists tend to get bookmarked and tweeted, not read. If you want to draw people through a list in order to get to a powerful call to action, keep the list to around 7 – 12 points.