Live Bold List 48: In defense of Listicles

In which I put forward that the maligned blog format, a list – sometimes fondly (or not) known as a listicle – is as valid as other post structures.

Header featuring cat art, post in defence of the humble list post

Live Bold List 48: In defense of Listicles

  1. I think a list can be just as deep, complex, beautiful and connecty as another article! It depends how you approach reading and writing them… I like the structure of a list and try to write as much detail and explanation as I would in a well-edited sentence or paragraph.
  2. A list is a ‘specially relatable format if you are an organised and action oriented person.
  3. Calling it a listicle kind of indicates they’re ephemeral or melty like a popsicle, right? Or is it a reference somehow to a testicle (which they also rhyme with)? << Not gonna follow that train of thought! I think lists are as strong and lasting as their content, not weakened by their structure.
  4. My preference with prose is for it to be nicely broken up, illustrated, have headers, and maybe even small numbered/bulleted sections. Why not introduce with a sentence, have the bulk as some hearty listiness and even illustrate within the listicle? (Or not, as today).
  5. I love doing a link list to cool stuff I’ve found on the net, and finding new things that way, too!
  6. It’s a great ‘limitation’ to make sure you’re succinct! The numbering somehow guides you/me/the writer to make points clearly, which I think is a good thing.
  7. I myself have written about 48 list posts – I like ’em! Happy to share thoughts, feelings or other points in a list!

In other news

Had a lovely time on Sunday, when Yaisa and I held space for 6 beautiful souls to make a start and a difference to their 2018. Shining Lights.

6 beautiful souls holding up their vision boards for 2018 in a wood-lined yoga studio

What are your thoughts on list blog posts, dear one?

Talk soon,
Love Meg x o

 

 

PS Want to read a longer post by me? Check out this Series: Be Kind Part 1 and Be Kind Part 2, both have many pictures, thoughts and activities and require much scrolling :)

PS 2 Go Australia! The postal vote came back with a majority saying “yes” to marriage equality! Of course we want to treat everyone as equally able to marry under the law! Want a celebratory tshirt? Go here :)

PS 3 We do however have a lot of work to do regarding welcoming guests in distress. :( Here are 2 sites where you can help: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Gifts for Manus and Nauru (the second is where you pay for phone credit so folk can keep in touch with their people).

PS 4 See below or click this to check out my November Print of the Month, Vincent’s Surprise Guavas :) Limited numbers <3

 

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