Is anyone else tired of “7 ways to do this or 10 tips on that” etc?
Writing a roundup takes little or no skills, it’s regurgitation of content and completely un-original. Yes I said it!
Tips, tricks, and tutorials can be valuable content on your blog and it’s great for SEO juice but if your going to write a post like this then actually spend the time to write it. Do some research. Validate your points. Make it interesting. Don’t cop out by writing brief sentences in a list of 20 because you couldn’t decide what you wanted to write about.
Maybe I’m being harsh, but I’m saying what most people are thinking – enough is enough! I can spend hours surfing the web skimming through hundreds of roundups just looking for an answer, insight, something that makes me feel like it was time well spent and that I actually gained some knowledge.
I’ll continue my rant …
What really irks me is when popular topics get blogged about over and over again by authors jumping on the SEO bandwagon:
10 great tips for Google Glass owners
Here are 10 things you may not have known about Google Glass
10 things you need to know about Google Glass
I think you get the point.
The next time you begin writing a roundup post, consider how much great content you will have if you break it out into multiple posts. Plus the added benefit of giving your readers a reason to come back again.