The sad reality is writing a list post doesn’t ensure that you’ll generate social shares or traffic. Why? Because chances are your list post sucks. So, how do you write a great one? All you have to do is avoid these 10 reasons for failed list posts.
List posts aren’t hard to create – but they’re extremely easy to screw up. They never taught you how to write this kind of content in school!
Use these 7 simple tips to help make your next list post a great one, and your readers will reach the end feeling happy, satisfied, and primed to read more from you in the future.
List posts, the stuff of magic. The staple food of Buzzfeed and social media and content marketing everywhere.
But a Buzzfeed list is one thing, with its catchy photos, quick blurbs, and fast takeaways for the reader. How about a long-form blog post, on a topic that isn’t so fun and full of baby animal photos? Do list posts still perform even if you’re not selling Buzzfeed’s brand of emotional adrenaline?
List Posts don’t have to be boring, and they don’t have to be a flop. Am I saying that using these points will automatically guarantee your post will go viral? No — no one can promise that.
However, if you treat this type of content as an art that you are passionate about learning and gaining the right skills at, then you have a higher chance of creating posts that rival the other popular ones on the web.
If you know exactly the right type of post to create and the right way to do it, you can dramatically increase your chances of a viral hit without spending days and days.
In fact, the method you’re about to learn will bring you hundreds of shares and thousands of new visitors to your blog in just a few hours.
In this post, Hubspot talks about common misconceptions about list posts. Then theydive into the characteristics of high quality ones so you can start squashing the myth that all list posts are subpar … by writing awesome ones!
While we all may be familiar with what a list post is and how to write one, there are a number of ways to make your next list post as effective as possible.