Sometimes stating the obvious is a great way to get linkage online. Lists always work, as a lot of prominent probloggers have pointed out in the past. For some reason readers always swallows them whole, with a knowing smile since they really just pointed out what most of us already have been thinking. Then again, sometimes you need a reminder so they fill their purpose.
A schizophrenic view on lists? Me? Oh no, never…
Anyway, here’€™s another successful list getting linked from lots of wonderful sites, including this one. It started out with 10 things you should be monitoring, a post about tracking the buzz around your product but it actually applies to most web projects. Then it got meme’€™d with another 7 entries by Jeremiah Owyang.
Read it, do the knowingly nod, and then realize that you once again fell for a list linkage.
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.