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6 Things All List Posts Have In Common

Published on November 25, 2014 under

 

1. They’re incredibly reductive

Clearly the only thing I remember from my writing workshop is the concept of hyperbole, which is why every one of my lists is about ALL OF MANKIND (and by that I mean my experience as part of the white middle-class.)

 

 

 

2. They state the most obvious things

Did you know students like to party? THANK GOD THERE ARE A LOT OF GIFS ABOUT BEING HUNGOVER ON THE INTERNET.

 

 

 

3. It’s literally the opposite of being a writer

I have a degree in English and Communications that got me in debt for the next 20 years but I get paid to write sassy one-liners, so WHY BOTHER?

 

 

 

4. The most researched part about them is finding the GIFs

Out of the 15 minutes it takes me to write my lists, I have to say it takes me a good 12 to scroll down the Tumblr tags.

 

 

 

5. They only elicit two kinds of reactions

Option A: “OMG that’s so true! Especially #s 5, 7, 8, 10 and 14.

Option B: “Ahem, I’m a student, and none of this applies to me. Especially not #s 5, 7, 8, 10 and 14.

 

 

6. We all read them

YES, ALL OF US.