Can I sarcastically bitch about something so completely insignificant for a second? And, disclaimer: I’m aware that my feelings toward this are probably exacerbated by the fact that I spend a lot of time at home, and when I’m pumping or when Lachlan’s sleeping, I’m reading blogs or articles. But can we just cool it with the trend of numbered list posts already? The “4 fashion staples you need in your wardrobe now” the “12 things you must do now to have a successful blog” the “18 life changing beauty hacks” the “25 reasons you should do something you probably don’t need this list for because you should know this information already” the “834 reasons why you should blow me.” I had 16 posts with these kind of numbered titles in my Bloglovin feed from ONE blog the other day until I unfollowed them.
My god it’s excessive! Someone somewhere came up with this silly writing tip which went viral and now 80% of my feed is full of these kinds of articles. Hell, I even made one myself a few months back to see what the hype was about but I didn’t notice any difference in my views. I hate that I fell for it!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I like a good how-to post just like the next person, but what is it about putting a number in the title that makes it that much more tempting to read? That is what drives me nuts. A stupid number. This is stupid, I know.
And stupid stuff like this is what leads to me feeling burnt out and just done with blog reading. It happens to me once or twice a year and it usually means I need to clean out and update my blog feed, find new and interesting blogs to read that don’t regurgitate the same redundant info and trends and tips over and over and over.
Anyway, that’s all 318 words I have to say about that!