I’d never thought of myself as a follower of trends really – and it’s become more and more obvious in recent weeks.
As much as I’d love to learn the secret recipe for creating a post that everyone wants to link to, I’ve realized by taking a glimpse now and again, at the front page of Digg and see that most of what’s there is numbered posts.
I loved numbers when it was just David Letterman (he’s a Hoosier ya know?) giving his nightly Top 10. I’ve even subscribed to some highly visible bloggers that I genuinely admire when they’ve offered up their 10 Days or 20 Best…
However, seems like everyone on the blogging playground is trying to come up with their own Top 10 and to be honest, I’ve no desire to create one of my own. In fact, if anything, I’ve grown somewhat conditioned to overlook them almost entirely.
They’ve become somewhat a constant piece of furniture in my feed reader and many times, unless the blogger is just someone I totally admire and adore, I’m going to breeze right on by them. I keep my most admired bloggers in one folder, while I have a more generalized, blogs of interest folder. If there’s a numbers post in my general folder, it’s getting marked as read without ever even taking a peek.
I’m wondering if I’m the only one feeling that we’re reaching a point of Top Ten Overkill? Perhaps I’m must being a girl and getting a tad hormonal – who knows?
I’ve a few bloggers that I truly admire and trust their opinions completely – I posed this very question to them. I kind of got the impression that they’re not real IN to the whole numbered posts either, but it’s a trend that IS working for them.
One stated that numbered posts tend to be more ‘scanable’ for those wishing to speed read through their daily blog fixes.
While that may be true, I’m certainly not one to want to create a traffic jam on Interstate Blogosphere, I just can’t find it in myself to follow that cool crowd that readers seem to really Digg!
As you can tell by my lack of posting in the last few days, something has been heavy on my mind. Well, you’ve caught me! This is the cause of my deep reflection and inspiration for future planning on what’s to become of MomGadget.
I’ve reached somewhat a plateau here on MomGadget and I’m in the process of deciding what I’m going to do with her. Don’t worry, she’s not going anywhere, just looking at possibilities and doing a little future planning is all.
More on that later. For now, I’d love to get the opinions of readers on what they think about numbered posts.
Do you like them?
Do you loathe them?
Do you read them?
Do you even care?
Do you think numbered post are reaching a level of overkill?
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