5 Reasons I’m tired of these titles

Empirical Leanings

numbers_in_titles Have you looked at your Facebook news feed lately? Or perhaps it’s your Twitter? Here are the titles of the blog posts that people are linking to on my Facebook feed:
  • 31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer
  • 25 Kids That Gave Absolutely Brilliant Answers On Their Tests. These Are Hysterically Genius.
  • 200 Wise Words For Everyone. Number 28 Is Gold
  • 8 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately
  • 5 Companies That Excel at Screwing Over Customers

It’s become a very common trend to get use numbers as a way of attracting you to the title of a blog: 31 Ways, 25 Kids, 200 Wise Words, 8 Beers, 5 Companies. I bet you wanted to click on those articles, I know I did. There are many reasons why bloggers love to use these kind of titles and they make intuitive sense, even if it irks me…

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