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Ways to keep readers busy
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Posted on Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 12:24 IST (last updated: Wed, Sep 26, 2007 @ 14:56 IST)
- Create a list like this with absolutely no idea in mind.
- Ask people to read it and comment on it... Don't worry, they will.
- Put something interesting below to keep them reading.
- Talk about something else after that.
- Make the list longer with meaningless items.
- For instance, start a sub-list.
- Fill it with more items.
- Make it longer.
- Are there any reasons for using sublists? Well it depends.
- Lists can be numbered.
- 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!).
- But of course, lists should have some purpose (you still reading this?).
- What purpose, you ask?
- Well, it really depends on the list creator.
- All questions about a list should be directed at the list creator.
- It's the only logical way to get an idea.
- For instance, why was this list created?
- 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.
- A round number is a good idea to finish a list.
- Or maybe it isn't. It's cool to make lists with 11 items.