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The list post is one of the most popular and readable blog formats on the web. It is composed of — you guessed it — a list, and includes short explanatory paragraphs about each item.

Use your introduction as a way to tell the reader how this collection of ideas will help them. Keep it light by including a personal story. If you have any data that you can include relating to your list, include that in your introduction, too. Here are some good examples of how to use list blog posts:


Now deliver what you promised in the first section. This is the longest part of the post, so make it easy to read. Use short paragraphs, bullet lists, and bold headings to set different sections apart. Some common section headers include:

1. Reason #1 why writing a list-based post is helpful

Now explain your point to Reason #1 here.

And make sure to always have at least one photo to accompany your article.

Expressions-182. Reason #2 why writing a list-based post is super helpful to your marketing

Now explain your point to Reason #2 here.

3. Reason #3 why everyone should be writing list-based posts

Now explain your point to Reason #3 here.

You can use bulleted lists, numbered list, or multiple headings. Include as many steps, numbers, or bullets that will allow you to discuss your topic thoroughly.

Here are some pointers to make the best possible body of your blog:

  • Include visuals
  • Include short explanatory phrases in your headers
  • At the end, transition into your conclusion


Now it’s time to say goodbye and wrap up your post. Remind your readers of your key takeaway, reiterate what your readers need to do to get the desired result, and ask a question about how they see the topic to encourage comments and conversation. Remember to include a Call-to-Action like this one below:


Congratulations! What a lovely list post you’ve created!

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