The Listicle – #EdublogsClub Prompt 7

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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

Don’t forget to try and include your twitter name in the comments below when you share a link to your post. This helps us give you credit when we tweet your post out!

Happy blogging!

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51 thoughts on “The Listicle – #EdublogsClub Prompt 7

  1. Thank you, so much, for your kind words! I was a bit nervous about my first blog venture so you were very encouraging. You may certainly share the blog post. I am flattered that you asked!
    Have a GREAT day!
    Rachelle

    1. Thought-provoking. I pinned it with a note that it might work as a possible text to include as a connected text to Orwell’s 1984.

      Julie

    1. Oh Rachelle, these are absolutely marvelous procedures and you’ve written them so well that anyone will be able to follow them! Thank you for sharing, and I plan to share your blog post with others (that is, if you don’t mind?).
      BrP

      1. Thank you, so much, for your kind words! I was a bit nervous about my first blog venture so you were very encouraging. You may certainly share the blog post. I am flattered that you asked!
        Have a GREAT day!
        Rachelle

      1. The open sign is really fun. Amazon usually has new ones for a little less than $20.
        But you could also just make your own by drawing on 2 sides of a piece of poster board, etc. then just flip the sign!

      1. Thank you! It’s my first attempt at an infographic…and I honestly started it last fall! Without this prompt, I may never have finished it. 🙂 Looking forward to the next prompt.

        Julie

    1. Thanks to an earlier #EduBlogsClub post, I discovered Google Keep and am loving it…felt good to check that one off the list of your top 10!

      Julie

    1. What a charming post, Nita. I love “do the needful,” but, please, what does “prepone” mean? I really want to start using it!!
      BrP

    1. So impressed with your procedures! I like that idea about cascading grades and the ways you let the technology do the math work. And I’m sure many teachers will love the idea of only grading 1 day per week! BTW, I chuckled about the stamps–when I taught HS science, I was amazed at the big burly guys who would whine until they got a sticker! Kids!
      BrP

    1. A fantastic post! And even though I know the value and importance of school librarians, the numbers still amaze me. Philadelphia…8??!! That is criminal!! Thank you for putting all the data in one place. I certainly plan to share your post.

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