List posts, or blog articles which give a list of something or the other, have been one of the best performing articles for all popular blogs. If you spend some time analysing the top blogs, you will see they publish list posts quite often. Why? They grab readers’ attention and make a clear promise of what’s in store for them. These often perform better than other types of blog posts. Here are five reasons why you should create list posts in your blog.
1. Readers find it easy to scan through
Readers on the Web have short attention spans and are often lazy enough to read chunks of information. Hence, most readers prefer to scan through the content. So, if you can divide the content into several points and make it a list post, your blog visitors will find it easier to scan through the content.
2. Develop content concisely and to the point
Usually, visitors tend to avoid reading lengthy posts unless the content presentation is appealing. However, when you write a post in the form of lists, you can present the facts in a concise manner. So, there isn’t much scope to make the content unnecessarily lengthy. Thus, you can make your visitors go through the entire content.
3. Your content presentation is clean and clear
When you use lists to present your content, the formatting looks neat and visually appealing. Also, it helps you break down your thoughts into several points, thus making it easier for you to express yourself. This helps the readers to distinguish between points easily. So, you can expect your visitors to stay on your blog longer and read through the entire post.
4. List posts help to prove your point of view easily
If you’re writing a post where you need to prove a point with proper reasoning, you can present your reasons in simple points, that is, in the form of lists. It may help you to convince your readers easily.
5. List posts get linked and shared easily
Most bloggers prefer to cite list posts (found in other blogs) in their own posts or they often link to list posts written in other blogs. Also, list posts are easily shared across various social media networks. All such links help you to get a higher ranking in the search engine results page.
List posts help visitors to read through information quickly and easily. But you should use lists only if it suits the topic you’re writing about. Sometimes, you’ll have a topic which needs an in-depth analysis, and in such cases list posts may not work the way it does in others.