Is it me, or are lists becoming ever more prevalent? In just a lazy perusal of trending topics today, I came across:
12 most iconic swimsuit moments.
5 tips to get the most cool from your car air conditioning.
25 makeup tips all older women should know.
The deadliest snakes ever found on the planet.
The full list of the 43 Kmart, Sears stores closing around the US.
Top 10 disturbing modern experiments.
10 famous historic figures who suffered horrifying diseases.
81 topic ideas for starting a blog that matters.
What is it with lists?
I get it. We’re all in a hurry these days. We want our information in bite-sized pieces. We want to be able to skim over the boring bits, or the parts that don’t seem relevant to us. But jeez…
I think lists also appeal to our desire to be right. “Top ten rock bands of all time? Oooh! I bet I know!”
And let’s face it: we’re becoming lazy. We want the work done for us. What used cars give you the most bang for your buck? I dunno. You tell me.
If I were more interested in upping the traffic to this blog, I would start posting more lists. Maybe I will do that occasionally. Hmmm. But first I should probably Google the top ten reasons why that’s important in life.