List post work incredibly well for widening your audience. List post though look like a normal post it has got lot of potential in driving huge traffic and easily getting indexed by search engine.
What made me to write list post
You know few considerable points compelled me to zero in on list post. My latest last post was also based on list post. Frankly speaking I wanted to pull the maximum reader like blogging star of today into my post who never visited. That made me to keep the attractive title “My favourite Top 15 Indian men’s Tech blog”. Unknowingly I put few of the site over there which was not tech blog but that was my favourite surely. I failed to justify the title completely.
I discussed Atish brother before writing such a challenging topic. He encouraged me by saying only, “trust your gut di, do follow your instinct and last sentence he added whatever will be the responses from reader you will learn and gain from it”.
His those words instilled on my mind and I jumped to take up that challenge. I guess his statement was so true as he is so experienced so he can predict what can happen next. But never deter me to be myself because he wanted me to learn from my mistakes.
Tell me and I forget, teach
me and I may remember,
involve me and I learn
The responses I encountered
I encountered first time sarcastic comment and hear the frustration in their voices. I was feeling like my lists are totally overdone and should be given up. I was little bit upset with the responses but Atish’s words simultaneusly boosting me up and I was also feeling that I am learning, also few friends like Nirmala, Mohit, Himanshu, Ravi and so on came forward and raise their voice for my defend. I respect their favour.
But it doesn’t mean that I did not like the comment which was not in my favour. As you must be knowing mother always love her all children equally similarly I embrace all sort of comment be it good or bad. How can I disown the comment which is not in my favour. Infact be it positive or negative I adore all with open arms because excuses are embarrassing when you are not completely right. I also feel that a unpraiseworthy comment extract a good from you whereas praiseworthy comment extract more good from you.
There are three powerful points I would like to maintain which I have learnt from my mistake for list post. That will also be helpful for others.
1. Exercise more in research
Try your best to indulge yourself in research so that your list will be more visible and acceptable to all readers. Your enlistment should be error-free. Don’t spare chance for others to pinpoint your work. List post usually generate plenty of comments and share so the expectations are very high among readers for the quality and correction. Be good in executing your research doubtless and make sure something you are not missing out which you come to know through the reader.
2. Establish your authority and expertise
Mistake after mistake always killing for everyone. I am stating through my experience. One thing is sure you learn from your mistakes and that establish your expertise in a subject area. You should curating information and packing it up so that it is more easily digested.
3. Content should not lack its meaty
List post works well for drawing the attention but it doesn’t meant we should miss the quality content. Generally I particularly noticed from my side I don’t take care of the quality of the content while writing list post. It will be magical if you will switching between the perceptive of the list and story post formats where you have more opportunity to drive and engage your reader. Strong list post often incorporate stories as well. You should be tricky enough to combine them in same post.
Live as if you were to die
tomorrow. Learn as if you
were to live forever.
Eventually, list are obviously fantastic to make a post and easy to navigate and also attracts people to get you click. By far I have explained my learning experience which I gain through my last post. I consider myself a empty vessel, and quite literally landing myself out of the knowledge. I land in this world with the purpose of learning more than making other learn. I am thankful to all for determining my errors and made me more progressive.
I love to hear from you as your comments encourage me all the way.