A blogger-friend told me recently that most of his top blogs have numbers in them: 10 ways to do this; 10 ideas for that; 7 tools for making life easy – that kind of thing. Why? I guess it’s because we want our online material to be easy to dip into; we want the complexity of life made simple. We’re attracted to blogs that offer that possibility.
I’ve had a look at my own blog stats and, sure enough, the lists often do well. Here’s a collection of blogs or blog collections that fit the brief:
As a bonus, here is a list of the Top 10 blogs about teaching that do not have numbers in them; they’ve all had over 20,000 views.