Blog Posts I Avoid

By | August 2, 2007

Maybe it’s just me; but I really dislike those blog posts that start:

x Number Of Ways To…..

There seems to be a proliferation of these posts offering an ‘easy fix’ solution in any number of steps. Here’s a small selection from my news reader this morning:

  • 21 more riddles to train lateral thinking
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Read History More Than News
  • 10 Tips for Razor Sharp Concentration
  • 18 Practical Tips for Living the Golden Rule
  • 50 Frugal Blogs
  • 7 Habits To Improve Posture

(Actually that last one is quite a good posting).

There’s something about these posts I don’t like that I can’t quite put my finger on. To me they lack substance – I don’t want my life reduced to a series of lists.

Maybe you like that type of posting, or maybe you prefer a post that’s more of a discussion than a list. Let me know your preferences and I can adapt my style appropriately.

4 thoughts on “Blog Posts I Avoid

  1. Dominic

    Lists are suggesting these people need order… if you look closely enough, you’ll find that half of them have had some sort of Forces/Police experience in their life. Freaky, eh?

    I find lists useful to put people off the scent:
    1) Tesco
    2) This Website
    3) That Server
    4) This Site Visit…

    Little do they know I am really doing numbers 5 and 6…
    5) Facebook
    6) Read blogs.

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