April A to Z: L is for Lists #atozchallenge


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By Niall McArdle

 

L is for Lists

The Internet is powered by lists.

There are funny lists, bizarre lists, bucket lists.

And of course because it’s the internet, there are cute pet lists.

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It is probably the easiest way to get people to look at your website or blog, because lists offer two two very important things in our accelerated, digital age:

1. There will probably be pictures so I won’t have to spend a lot of time reading

2. There will be weirdness. Weird is interesting. Weird is shareable.

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Internet lists tend to do exactly what they say on the tin. There’s no ambiguity about 21 Signs You Are Destined To Be A Cat Lady or 22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist or 10 Bizarre Uses For Excrement.  

My friend Cathy is an obsessive list-maker. She made a list of all the books she had bought but never read: 746. She’s ploughing through them here.

I’ve made a few lists of my own. A list of Irish songs. A list of people who never won Oscars. A list of actors you didn’t know were in Band of Brothers.

 

Speaking of lists – and the letter L – you can see a list of all the A to Z Challenge blogs here.

 

 

 

 

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