I recently discovered a series entitled “31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog,” at the Tonia’s Rootsblog. This series is based on the Darren Rowse (ProBlogger) e-book 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Unfortunately, I am coming into this about a month late, so I am playing “catchup.” Once caught up, however, I plan to keep up with the series.
The second task required in this series is to write a “list post.” A list post is exactly what it sounds like: a post that is a list of something. Anything.
I am relieved to see that I must be doing something right with this blog! I have already written a number of “list posts” in the past few months:
- “‘Making money with genealogy’ – recent blog posts“
- “What blogs does a professional genealogist read?“
- “What I have been doing while the rest of the world is at NGS 2011“
- “The top 5 books on my bookshelf“
- “So, are you ready for certification?“
- “Five things you have to know about every record“
There are also quite a few small lists held within other posts.
And, by writing this post, I have created another one. This fits the definition of the third type of list post, as noted in Tonia’s post on the subject:
Lists within posts – in this post-type, the list (or lists) is a way of breaking up the text. There may be some narrative in paragraph format, then a list, then another paragraph, etc.
The catchup will continue in the next post…