I was hoping you would get into more depth as regards some of the problems with Listicles. Here is my biggest beef:

I’ve seen listicles with 35 or 50 or as many as a hundred ideas. There is no way one can implement half of them. In fact, if it is a good list of great ideas (and they do exist) your brain glazes over after contemplating the first few. If the purpose is to be Helpful, then a better plan would be to write a series of ten articles with One Point for each article. Really bring that insight home. Otherwise, it’s just a data dump and fails to accomplish its purpose.

Real writers know that Listicles are not “writing.” It is information. Intentions may be good… though I myself do enjoy sharing a list of quotes from time to time. I call that sharing my enjoyment.

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