Reinventing the List - 10 Answers about Social Content
I used to hate lists . It took the invention of List.ly to cure me from this phobia. Now I don’t only use lists in my content regularly but I use list apps to organize my work and my life. Listly has taken the fact that lists are everywhere to the next level. Now lists are the best way to bring social content into content creation.
I used to hate lists - they were connected with guilt:
- To-do lists
- Homework lists
- Chore lists
- Bucket lists
All of those are connected with “pain” because most of the time we use them for unrealistic goals and it takes a lot of effort to rise above that.
But Lists are really all over our blog posts! They are an important tools to introduce structured content into your writing.
Then my friend Nick Kellet introduced me to Listly. (I just looked it up, I wrote my first post about Listly in May 2012 List.ly: The Fun and Useful List Tool )
When I introduced Listly again in a blog challenge for #likebleblogs in August in my post 5 Awesomely Easy Ways to Make More People Read Your Blog! a lot of you asked for more information about it.
Fortunately the host of our Facebook Group Likeable League, Keri Jaenig a.k.a. Idea Girl Media has a great talent to pick up the topics interesting to her community.
So, Keri, Nick and I decided to collect some questions and meet to chat about it.
Here is the List of Questions:
I then went in and created 12 the 12 video files in the list below so it’s easier for you to select the topic important to you. Now, let’s get to work:
In invite you to do this:
- click on the video links in the list below
- comment on the list item if you like
- vote on the answers you liked - in the end we have a crowd-ranked list with the most popular posts on top
- Let me how you liked the experience in the comments
The 7 Secrets Of Lists - Our Interview with Listly
Lists are everywhere on the Internet! Structured content enables us to organize and consume information efficiently. Keri Francek Jaenig from Idea Girl Media and I had the pleasure of talking to Nick Kellet, Co-founder of http://list.ly about the ins and outs of Social Lists.
I am posting 12 videos in this series to be embedded in a Listly list and then shared by many.
Lists are an important tool for displaying structured content so embedding a listly into your blog post means bringing the power of #socialcontent into your site
Keri Francek Jaenig from Idea Girl Media and I had the pleasure of talking to Nick Kellet, Co-founder of http://list.ly about the ins and outs of Social Lists.
Lists are everywhere on the Internet! Structured content enables us to organize and consume information efficiently.
Listly allows us to take a regular structured list and invite others to add, comment and vote.
Dynamic lists + social content + embedding = evolving lists
Embedding a list into your post has surprising SEO effects because the content is constantly updated by you and others.
Storify was invented by journalists. With Storify you are creating an item and share it. Listly opens a list up to curation by others.
The Gutenberg effect.
"Listly is Reddit" ~ Nick Kellet
The best way to rank well on Listly is to embed your list.
did you know that you can embed a listly list into the sidebar of your blog? Listly's design is fully responsive.
If Pinterest is a shot gun, Listly is a laser beam
Final thoughts by Nick Kellet, Keri Jaehnig and Frithjof Petscheleit
If you would like to watch all of the videos you can go to the Playlist: YouTube
photo credit: stephen031 via photopin cc