Usually I’m no fan of these list posts. Granted, they take quite some time to put together, but they’re not really adding anything new to the conversation, other than links. That being said, a good list of interesting blogs, like the 100 blogs that will make you smarter post on OnlineUniversities.com, can really help you find some new daily reads.
What do you think about list posts? Is it just linkbait, or do they have a an actual right to exist in the ideal blogosphere? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.