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You see them everywhere, you may just not know that they have a name. The term ‘listicle’ is a recent entry in the dictionary, and it means that your article or blog post takes the form of a list.
Listicle – Wikipedia
In journalism and blogging, a listicle is a short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure, but is fleshed out with sufficient copy to be published as an article. A typical listicle will prominently feature a cardinal number in its title, with subsequent subheadings within the text itself reflecting this schema.
As an example, one that took me quite a while to put together is, 50 Ideas For Student Writing and Blogging Online.
Prompt: Write a listicle.
Some helpful notes:
- Write about any topic at all that interests you
- A list can be as short as 3 entries
- Be helpful, make the list a resource your readers may want to bookmark and come back to
- If you aren’t up for a list, write about lists, list keeping tools, or tools to embed lists
- Marketing tests prove that putting a number in your title will often increase shares and clicks
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51 thoughts on “The Listicle – #EdublogsClub Prompt 7”
Catching up! Here is my listicle on educational podcasts for teachers 🙂
It feels great to be catching up and still writing at Week 16! For Week 7, I’ve made a Listicle from my previous #edublogclub posts.
I love blogging listicles – I have many times but since this week is all about my pre-service teachers – thought I’d link to a post I wrote back in 2014! Still rings true 🙂 Happy reading http://joprestia.edublogs.org/2014/01/17/5-things-a-new-teacher-should-remember/
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Only 4 weeks late… http://thatcrazylibrarian.edublogs.org/2017/03/16/5-things-i-love-about-spring-break/
This post was much harder to narrow down a topic! So I went with a travel approach for those who want to be “edutained”…. http://teachinggems-goldenapple.blogspot.com/2017/03/top-5-historical-cities-every-educator.html
Just catching up! Here is my listicle post: http://ljsuhr.edublogs.org/2017/03/09/a-listicle-5-most-versatile-ipad-toolsapps-edublogsclub/
Having just retired I thought I would base my list on the good things about choosing to retire and the types of things you might do to enjoy your retirement.
Here is my first listicle.
As I’m currently taking a graduate course on Collaborative Inquiry, I decided to share some of the knowledge I’ve gained here: