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Ways to keep readers busy

Filed under: Humour and Nonsense by Hari
Posted on Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 12:24 IST (last updated: Wed, Sep 26, 2007 @ 14:56 IST)

  1. Create a list like this with absolutely no idea in mind.
  2. Ask people to read it and comment on it... Don't worry, they will.
  3. Put something interesting below to keep them reading.
  4. Talk about something else after that.
  5. Make the list longer with meaningless items.
    1. For instance, start a sub-list.
    2. Fill it with more items.
    3. Make it longer.
    4. Are there any reasons for using sublists? Well it depends.
  6. Lists can be numbered.
  7. They can also be bulleted.
    • Like this sub-list for instance.
    • Stating the obvious is an excellent way to keep growing a list.
    • Lists are fun to work with.
    • Or perhaps they aren't.
    • It all depends on the individual, of course.
    • And it's amazing how lists can be kept growing with absolute nonsense.
    • And maybe a little bit of sense, in-between.
    • It's a good way to test people's patience.
    • In the hope that they'll keep reading it (if you've got this far, keep going).
    • Lists have that effect on people, you see (there's my proof!).
  8. But of course, lists should have some purpose (you still reading this?).
    1. What purpose, you ask?
    2. Well, it really depends on the list creator.
    3. All questions about a list should be directed at the list creator.
    4. It's the only logical way to get an idea.
    5. For instance, why was this list created?
  9. And lists should always end somewhere.
    • But of course the agony can be prolonged with further sub-lists.
    • Not many people have the ability to create longer lists.
    • So you should be proud if you can create one.
  10. A round number is a good idea to finish a list.
  11. Or maybe it isn't. It's cool to make lists with 11 items.
Finally just below the list place some profoundly insightful thought that will draw comments. Or maybe just end on that note while you're still ahead of the game. ;)

5 comment(s)

  1. 12. Create a post with a link to itself and instructions to click on it.

    Comment by Dominic (visitor) on Wed, Feb 14, 2007 @ 17:35 IST #
  2. Whoo... didn't think of that. :mrgreen:

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Wed, Feb 14, 2007 @ 18:56 IST #
  3. :twisted:

    Comment by LogeshTamilSelvan (visitor) on Wed, Feb 14, 2007 @ 20:06 IST #
  4. You also left out13. Repeat yourself.14. Repeat yourself.and 15. Repeat yourself:wink:

    Comment by Dominic (visitor) on Wed, Feb 14, 2007 @ 22:36 IST #
  5. Wasn't that about stating the obvious :lol:

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Thu, Feb 15, 2007 @ 07:45 IST #

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