I’m no master of writing wicked linkbait, getting a thousand crazy linkage, reaching the frontpage of Digg, and so on. In a way, I pride myself with that, because most of this kind of content is downright boring.
Think about it, another 35 ways to do this or that list, do we need that?
At times, absolutely. Smashing Magazine is a proof of that, it’s often a great resource, since they’ve done all your research. Glancing over the content is boring though, as is writing that kind of posts, in my opinion. I guess they like it though, or make a bundle of it.
Top 1500 Free Designer’s Resource From Top 30 Design Pot For You To Use in 2008, now that’s a title, and a wicked list. Linkbait? Dunno, but it might be a good resource.
Linkbait content can be good, there’s no doubt about it, but if you’re writing an obvious linkbait, then try to put a little effort in it to bring something new to the table.
I’m cranky, sure, maybe jealous perhaps (nah…), but I find this kind of content bland and boring. But it works, and some people surely enjoy it.
What do you think about linkbait? Is it getting harder, better, or is it degrading the blogosphere’s content level? And most importantly, do you consciously write linkbait posts?
I wish I were…