Lists are fun…and at Listly we think lists should be social too. If you agree, give this article a thumbs up!
We love a silly list just as much, if not more, than a serious one. Lists are Emotional. Binary. Segmenting.
People want to contribute to a list. They want to share. They want to rank. That’s exactly what Listly enables. So make it a party. Keep it fun and useful. It’s not so much competitive as collaborative.
How to name your list
Add a number to the name of the list. We all love numbered lists.
Add a superlative - top/best/worst (a superlative adjective or adverb)
Include descriptive words that gives the reader a quick overview of the list content. Don’t make them think. Make them intrigued.
A great example of a list name is 16 Great Reasons To Create Your Own Blog
How to setup list for contribution
Give people space. Leave gaps in your list, so they can step in and help.
Share your list on all of your social presence
Ask for what you want from your audience (contributions, ranking, sharing).
A great way to invite people to contribute is to tweet asking for help. Here’s a good example.
You are creating a community each time you begin a new list, so think about how people will find your party, and think why will they want to join. Be intriguing and don’t be shy to ask for help.