It’s full speed ahead here at the offices–we’re finally starting to see renovated content populate eHow! (cue the applause). While you’re busy evaluating, editing, and writing we’ve been cooking up a few ideas behind-closed-doors.
One way we’re adding a wow factor to these renovated works is by exploring new types of engaging content formats. Claire and I are so excited about these formats that we decided to embrace our fandom and produce a series of posts dedicated to everything formats — we’ve dubbed it “Format Frenzy.” In these posts, we’ll outline one of the new formats you might see (if all goes according to plan), and provide examples of some great work!
So without further ado, may I introduce THE LISTICLE.
What is a Listicle?
A listicle is an engaging format that takes ONE central idea and expands said idea into a “list” of related content. So, instead of producing one article on, “How to Make Garland,” a listicle would address the title with, “How to Make Garland: 7 Unforgettable Garland Ideas.”
What sections utilize the listicle format?
We’re hoping to bring listicles to sections like Arts & Crafts, Food, Garden, and Home Decor. We’ll let you know if more sections get the green light.
Who came up with name “listicle”?
It’s hard to believe, but this is a real industry term. Don’t trust me? Check this out!
What does an eHow listicle look like?
Here’s a mock-up of what our listicle content will potentially look like! Gorgeous, right?