Everywhere, everyday lists are in my face. It the way we communicate. Lists. And guess what? Most people love lists. Guess I’m weird.
Throw a list on a computer screen and people can’t wait to read your list.
I was reading an article about blogs. It said if I wanted lots of readers I should title my blog with “lists.” You know, like, 10 reasons to read my blog. Or– Top 20 Reasons to skip Christmas this year. Top 7 Reasons I’m not eating Turkey for one year. Stuff like that.
The best-read blogs are lists. Every day. The best read news-feeds are lists. Every day. Some of the best read web-sites feature lists. Buzz-Feed, Mental Floss…very popular…full of lists.
A big problem now is the list-makers have run out of things to make lists about. So the only lists to read are bat-shit crazy.
You still can’t go wrong checking out Letterman (only a few weeks of his show left) and his TOP TEN list. It’s tongue-in-cheek and not like the lists I’m talking about. Here’s Letterman’s TOP TEN list for things one heard in line waiting for Black Friday stores to open– http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/top_ten/
But the bat-shit crazy lists keep coming. So, I bow to you dear reader. I’m told you love to read lists. This first list is the TOP TEN WAYS to REUSE SEX TOYS AROUND THE HOUSE. This should get your attention. http://www.ultimatetop10s.com/top-10-ways-re-use-sex-toys-around-house/
For my Chinese friends who have “PUNS” now removed and illegal in China…here’s the TOP TEN AMAZING LORD OF THE RINGS PUNS–http://www.ultimatetop10s.com/top-10-simple-yet-amazing-lord-rings-puns/
These web-analysts started figuring out that some people (hello!) were turned off by TOP TEN. So odd numbers started appearing and “VOILA” the odd-numbered lists started out-performing TOP TEN lists. Gee Whiz.
So here is the TOP ELEVEN STOPS FOR YOUR HARRY POTTER VACATION.
And for my elitist friends who can’t be bothered with Harry Potter vacation stops, here is a TOP ELEVEN BEST NEW WORDS ADDED TO THE OXFORD DICTIONARY.http://mentalfloss.com/article/60452/11-best-new-words-added-oxford-dictionaries
Finally there are those BIG GIANT LISTS that many people love. So I’ll close with a very important list. Since the Merry season is upon us, here is a list about the movie ELF.
Here are 21 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ELF—