I read a lot of websites and I'm very competitive. I want to know what everyone is reading if they're not reading me. I started looking at what these bloggers were writing that was bringing in so much traffic. Was it their witty prose? Was it their heart-warming stories of motherhood? Was it their parenting insights? Nope. Not even close. It's lists.
The Top 10 _____, Best 8_______, Got to Have 6______, Most Amazing 29______. These lists are out there on every site. I know I have lists too, but my lists are not in slideshow format, thus driving up pageviews with each click. Sneaky, right? All these websites that are driven by the almighty pageview have started turning every fucking thing they can into a slideshow list. I get my ass handed to me daily, because I refuse to bow to the pressure to make a 1,000 picture slideshow of the 1,000 Best Indoor Mall Playgrounds in North America.