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list2A list post is any article that takes a specific topic and then offers a finite number of examples. Iain Spragg’s Top 10 Football Celebrities article is a good example. The list can be based on fact (eg: The 10 Most Expensive Footballers in the World) or opinion (eg: The 10 Best Footballers in the World).

List posts are always popular. Most likely because they promise everything that blogging should be about. A list post means a structured post, with short chunks of easily digestible information. A list is also guaranteed to contain an element opinion, since the writer has to choose whether to include or exclude certain teams, players or events from their list and possibly where to rank those things within the list. All of which serves as an open invitation for comments and debate.

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