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May I never forget the good things he does for me. (Psalm 103:2 NLT)
A list is a good content writing tool.
Here’s a surprise from the other side of the coin: a list is good for your readers, too. Research bears this out. Your reader is bombarded with information. She wants to act on it but is afraid she’ll forget what to do. She gets anxious. She begins to feel overwhelmed.
But when the content is set up as a list, the reader has a way to process it. In an information-saturated world, a list helps prevents the additional anxiety of mental cataloguing.
That’s why a list is a good content writing tool: it takes the pressure off of the reader. She doesn’t have to sort out the information. The list does the sorting! She is freed up to use the information.
God graciously sprinkled lists throughout scripture to help us sort information.
I’m so glad that God modeled list-making. I never want to forget what He has done for me and I need those reminders. Your readers do, too. What about you?
A list is a good content writing tool. (Click to tweet.)
Thank you for giving me lists. I never want to forget what You’ve done for me and I always want to keep learning what You want me to do next. Let me use lists as a good content writing tool for my readers.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
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