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Posted By Darren Rowse 26th of August 2006 General 0 Comments

During the Last Group Writing Project (on the topic of Lists) I was quite overwhelmed by the number of entries. The list that we ended up with had a total of 301 lists.

The main problem with the final list of entries was that despite containing a lot of great posts – it was difficult to find posts that would interest you as they were in no way classified.

As a result I decided that I’d commission a fellow blogger, Christina Jones from eBeauty Daily, to see if she’d come up with a way of making some sense of it.

Here’s how she’s done it (thanks Christina!)


1. Essential Books for Bloggers by Darren
2. 7 1/2 pieces of Blogging Software I have used by Stanley
3. Get your post listed on 25 sites in 10 Minutes by Sante
4. Should I Add Your blog? by George
5. Seven Ways to Communicate Value with Your Blog by Nathaniel
6. Top 10 Things I’ve Learned from Problogger by Retrospector
7. 5 Reasons Why AdSense Link Units Work So Well by Gleb
8. Top Ten Reasons you Should not blog by Josh
9. Top 10 Ways to Get a Technorati Top 100 Blogger to Link to Your Blog or Website by Michael
10. How to Loose Traffic on Your Blog in 10 days by Chad
11. How I Set Up WordPress by Dominic
12. 5 and a half reasons why Internet trolls are awesome by Yvonne
13. 6 Reasons I love Blogging by Leroy
14. What are your online creations and activities next to your weblog? by Jan
15. Signs of the Upcoming Blogamageddon and 20 Things Every Blogger Should Know to Prevent it by engtech
16. The A-Z of RSS by Scott
17. The Problem with Writing . . . 25 Things to Know BEFORE You Write for a Living by Liz
18. Five Searches That Have Brought People to Couch Culture by Statier
19. Stuck? 49 ways to crack writer’s block by TDavid
20. Top 3 Reasons YoU’L Love Ordered Lists by Damien
21. 10 Ways to Feature Crucial Posts by John
22. 5 reasons to have a List on your Blog by Liam
23. ProBlogger’s List Meme by Naomi
24. Sixteen Scintillating Short Story Starters by Trevor
25. Top 5 Reasons I’ll Never Make a Lot Of Money Out of TheGeoffRe(y)port by Geoff
26. NY Times my arse… Here is where I get my news by Jay
27. Taking the muse for a long awaited walk by Benjamin
28. Love to Learn from Blogging by Chris
29. 7 Reasons Why Joining a Blog Network Might Take You to Another Level by Martin
30. 6 Reasons I’m Blog Breaking Until September by Nick
31. Best Blogs for Web Publishers by Tolvo
32. PC Poctor blog stats – how the visitor landscape is changing by Adrian
33. The Ten WordPress Plugins For Super Bloggers by Helder
34. Aristotle’s Top 3 Tips for Effective Blogging by Brian
35. Boot the Blog exchange! 20 Ways to Generate REAL traffic! by Leon
36. 8 Articles: Übergeek Methods to Drive Web Traffic by Blake (sponsor)
37. Top Reasons Why I will Never Be a Popular Blogger by Sarah
38. Confessions of a Serial Blog Deleter: or, 5 reasons to keep blogging by Johnathon
39. Top researchers list 11 reasons behind the blog pandemic by Sarang
40. Blogger Beta – 8 New Features and 8 New Issues by Ram
41. Love in a Blog by Laurie
42. 14 Accomplishments of a Newbie Blogger by Razib
43. 7 Usability WordPress Plugins by Thomas
44. 5 Ways to Use MySpace to Reach Your Readers by Dee
45. You Know That Blogging is Taking Over Your Life When… by Kailani
46. 10 Essential Ways to Improve Your Profile as a Blogger by Susan
47. 10 Blogs You Should be Reading by SB
48. Making a Site Inaccessible – Things I used to Do by Phil
49. Nine of My Favorite WordPress Plugins by Sarah
50. Should I Add Your blog? by George
51. Seven Ways to Communicate Value with Your Blog by Nathaniel
52. Top Ten Reasons you Should not blog by Josh
53. Three Reasons Why I don’t Give Good Comment by Jeannette
54. How to Keep Spam out of your Blog by John
55. Starting a Blog? Here Are 8 Different Blogging Business Models by Hendry

Business / Careers

56. 5 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Should Workout by Eric
57. Top 10 Crowdsourcing Companies by Daniel
58. Lists for Math Teachers and Other Educators by Damon
59. Jumpstart your Real Estate blog (or any other blog for that matter) by phd
60. How Not to Lose Your Ass – Customer Satisfaction by Charlie
61. How to Ruin Your Corporate Blog: 100 Tips by 10 Bloggers by Easton
62. 7 Things to do at the office under the Radar by Tom
63. Business Needs Passion by Anna
64. Top 10 Women Real Estate Bloggers by Rudolph
65. 10 Questions to Ask Before You Work At a Startup by Nate
66. The architects Pen by Calvin
67. Become a Consultant – Big List of Reasons by Andrea
68. Setting Up a Home Office – 5 Things You Need and 5 Things You Want by Home Office Blues
69. Starting Your Own Business? Keep these things in Mind! by Jennifer
70. 5 Clues that Your Home Office Has Too Much Clutter by Culleann
71. Ten Ways to Build Moats to Hold Back the Competition by George
72. 3 Problems Business Bloggers Face by Ahmed
73. Best of Small Biz Survival by Becky
74. Best Current Deals, Promotions, and Sign Up Bonuses by Jason
75. 5 Ways to Improve your Affiliate Sales by Chris
76. 10 Ways to Have a Horrible Seminar by Sue
77. 10 Things You Find in Every Office by Tao
78. How to Screw Up Hiring a Newbie by Pawel
79. My Top 4 Mistakes as an Entrepreneur by Ben
80. Cumbaya Management Essentials by Peter
81. NO!SPEC Campaign: Rundown and Roundup by Cat
82. 10 minus 3 steps on how to become an Oracle ERP Consultant? by Nilesh
83. Apprehending REaltor 2.0: Seven essential skills of the 21st century real estate agent by Greg
84. Graphical Visualization – Making Sense Out of Data by Jim
85. 5 games industry job interview tips by Rick
86. Layoff – The Need by Scot


87. Top 7 Freebies I’ve received by ricemutt
88. Sam Adams Top Ten Beers by Justin
89. Sailing Magazine by Tillerman
90. 10 Everyday Items You Can Buy with E-gold by Mark (sponsor)
91. 5 Reasons that you Need a New Ringtone by Russ
92. List of Hello Kitty Vehicles by Lina
93. Top Ten Reasons to Love Digital Gold by Jim
94. 10 Easy Ways to Save Money in Restaurants by Anthony
95. Top Five Mistakes When Buying Lingerie for Women by Danae


96. Top 25 Romance Movies by Ashwin
97. Disney Favorites From the Disney Dog Blog by Deb
98. Top Ten Janeane Garofalo Mistakes by BoreAmerica
99. My Top 10 Favorite Desperate Housewives Moments by Leora
100. 11 Teams I’d Love to See on the Amazing Race by Kent
101. 7 Hollywood Blockbuster Blogging Movies Not Coming to a Cinema Near You by Vincent
102. How to be a Movie Star and/or Cult Leader by Eltan
103. Top 10 Lindsay Lohan Oops Moments by Arieanna
104. Songs for October by Kenn
105. Wedding songs for the despair Generation by Jill
106. Top 13 Black Comedies by andi
107. 5 Books That Made Me an Optimistic Environmentalist by Steve
108. Some of the Worst Filler Songs of All Time… by D.T. Kelly
109. 14 Amazing Chuck Norris Facts by Chris
110. Five Happy Dog Movies by Katelyn
111. 7 Reasons I Can’t Wait for the 2006 Fall TV Season to Start by Jason
112. by Brattfan
113. The 11 New Fall Shows I can’t Wait to See by Adam
114. The Top 10 (heck, maybe more) Streaming Piles Even I Can’t Believe I Sat Through! by The Gooch
115. 5 Songs That Have Torn at my Heartstrings by Alan
116. Things You Learn from Anime by Alan

Health & Self Improvement

117. 10 steps to improve your ESP, healing and psychic abilities by Jacob
118. AAA list of 11 important advantages to list writing by Darren
119. Five Ways to Make Yourself Miserable by Rick
120. Five ways to get beyond an artistic block by Laurie
121. Health and Disease Prevention: 10 Important Phytochemicals by Trisha
122. Five Common Musicianship Problems – Why Ones Do You Want to Overcome? by Graham
123. Stupid Things You can Do by David
124. 9 Steps to Transform Stress into Strength by Alvin
125. 5 Ways to Block Your Creativity by ShadowsEdge
126. 10 Tips on Leading a Balanced Life by Allen
127. How to Achieve Peak Performance by Basil
128. 10 Rules to Live By by Spencer
129. Get More Done in a Day: Do Little Things, Achieve Big Things by Tim
130. Manage your time by Mastering Conversation Stoppers by Julie
131. The 10 Best Ways to Win an Argument by I Can’t Say That
132. 12 Great Reasons to Become a Bird Watcher by Mike
133. Ways to Make People Always Remember You by Costa
134. How I am Going to Get What I Want by Jennie
135. Top 5 Keys to Success by Ian
136. Top 10 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self by Ray
137. 5 Ways to get back in your skinny Jeans by Stephanie
138. How to Be Charming by Brian
139. 10 Reasons to Baffle Your Friends and Become a Vegetarian by Ross
140. C.P.R. for a Balanced Life by Hueina
141. 10 Ways to Boost Your Productivity by James
142. The Five Questions You Should Never Ask by Tooz
143. What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting It by Molly
144. 10 Ways to Improve Your Energy by Scott
145. 11 Ways to Improve Clarity and Start Getting Results by Alexander
146. How to Gain weight without really trying (and the antitheses) by Sally
147. 5 Tools that get you way more productive by Tim
148. Top Six Mushroom Baby Names by Nancy
149. 5 Easy Steps to Snag a Date with Me by Sasha
150. She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not? by Kloudiia
151. 5 Reasons to Put Off Living With Your Girlfriend by Joseph
152. 4 Ways to More Romance by jldude
153. Why Starting Over is a A Good Thing by PhoneBoy
154. 4 easy-to-use resources for higher ed learning by Leslie
155. 3 Ways to Boost Your Happiness Level by Conn
156. Getting Better with Age by Ruth
157. Pillar Articles to Write about the Art of Creating a Joyful Life by Linda
158. 5 links to calorie-conscious fitness by Fitness Mantra
159. Five Reasons Why Mornings Rock by Health Hacker
160. 5 Ways of Marketing Salvation by Richard
161. Q&A: Low vs. High pathogenic Avian Influenza by Grace
162. Finding Time and Creating Balance by Tasra


163. Photo Project by Pass the Torch
164. The Top Ten Hybrid Cars by Mike
165. Top 12 Cameras of All Time: A Photo Enthusiast’s Perspctive [2006] by The Other Martin Taylor
166. Top 10 Wine Myths by Josh
167. 20 Drought Tolerant Australian Native Plants by Corinne
168. 10 Ways to Improve Your Golf Game by Shawn
169. 8 Reasons Not to Start Birding by John
170. Sculpting Tools for Professionals by Steve
171. The Truth About Lampwork by Mandi
172. 5 things I wish I knew when I bought my first motorcycle by Jesper
173. You Know You’re Addicted to Games When…. by Kitarist
174. 10 Signs You Might have Crafter’s ADD by Rete
175. Hunter Valley Night Caching by Jason
176. Why Craft? by Helen
177. Falling from the Stairway to Heaven by Chris
178. Comments that have Fertilized the Inadvertent Garden by Genie
179. You Must be an Artist If… by Marion
180. Top 7 Reasons to Knit by Rhonda

Home and Family

181. 10 Steps to a Happier Mealtime with Kids by Be a Good Dad
182. Just Visiting: Ten Tips for Being an Unforgettable Houseguest by Caryn
183. 10 Things: Married vs. Single by Jaclyn
184. How to Find the Perfect Man by Sarakastic
185. Amusement Park Rules by Greg
186. What to Bring on a Roadtrip with Kids by Kerri
187. College Planning, Suffering, and the Avarice of Ray Charles; The Top 5 Things My Kids Have Said That Still Make me Laugh by Debra
188. Tech Tools/Tips for the College Bound by Dave
189. The Secret to Blogging for Baby Poop by Ken
190. The Homemaker’s List of Lies by Maricar
191. How to Drive Husbands off the wall… Effectively by Renee
192. Top 10 Most Expensive States to Close a Home Purchase in by Tom
193. The Top Ten Traumas of My Childhood by Matt
194. Quickly Greening Your New Home by Ian
195. Top Seven Cuts of Meat You Can’t Screw Up on the Grill by Adam
196. 6 Steps to becoming a techie bride by BeyondBee
197. Ingredients in Chinese Five Spice by Joe
198. My Thoughts on Marriage and Reasons to Get Married by Kate
199. Top 10 Reasons To Find an Event Planner for your Next Party by Kia
200. Using Insect Repellent on Children | 10 Safety Tips by Repellent Review
201. Seven signs that you should move to France – or stay at home by Britt
202. Something Funny, Something New by Janice

Law and Government

203. Ten Things You Need to Know Before you Hire an Attorney by Nick
204. The Top Ten Reasons Marijuana should be Legal and the Top Ten Reasons it won’t be anytime soon by Pink Eyed Jim
205. 15 Government programs we don’t need by Michael
206. Four most Influential British Prime Ministers by Paul
207. Post 9/11 Neologies by Andy

Miscellaneous Lists

208. Top Ten Favorite posts on Random Stuff by Random Good Stuff
209. A Short List of Lists by Joe
210. Top 5 Lists of All Time by Bald Man
211. The Top 10 of Top 10’s by Julien
212. A List of Lists for Listing by Curt
213. My list of my 5 favourite lists by Matt
214. 101 Questions… Consumer, Political, Humorous and Starbucks by Doug
215. Yazarken Dikkat Ettiğim Kurallar by Utku Tönel
216. Ducky Moments in time by Lisa
217. Listmaking – The “Old School” Way by PJ’s Past Noon
218. She Lists a Bit off Center by Carol
219. Top 5 Look-a-Likes by Solid
220. Where is my Ovary? by Baggage
221. 9 Weird Words That Amuse me by Erik
222. “Pahk ya cah Hahvahd Yahd,” or, Regional Linguistic Pet Peeves by Andrew

Personal Finances

223. Your Credit Card Can Earn You Money by Mooiness
224. 10 Ways to Immediately Start Saving Money by junger
225. The 10 Best Money Moves You Can Make by FMF
226. Five things I would do if I had $20,000 by Patrik
227. Your Very, Very Best Money Saving Tips by NCN
228. Why I Tithe by Nneka
229. 5 Simple Steps to Get the Most Revenue out of Ad Space by Markus
230. 5 Ways MyMoneyBlog Can Make You $100 by Jonathon
231. Fifteen easy ways to save fifteen bucks by John
232. 5 Advertising Programs that Have Earned Me at Least $1000 by Paul
233. 5 Secrets to Fabulous Financials by Single Ma
234. Four Kinds of Money Making Websites You can Start By Yourself by Peter
235. 7 Personal Finance Tips by Tim
236. Top 10+ ways to Save Money and Help the Environment by David
237. How to Organize Your Debts by Donna
238. Extended Car Warranty Do’s and Don’ts by Stuart
239. Five reasons why you should always buy in lots by Danielle
240. The 10 Things We did to Erase almost $9,000 in Credit Card Debt in Less than 6 Months by Tricia
241. List of Important Financial Documents by Jim
242. 3 Ways it costs more being a man by John
243. Three Reasons Why I Might Be Poor When I Retire by HART (1 800-HART)
244. Buying a Car the Right Way by Matt
245. by Financial Freedumb


246. 3 Best Unforgettable Matches since I Became a Football Fan (since 1994 til now) by Dmt
247. The Top Ten Important Aspects of a Game by Yehuda
248. How to be a Better Sports Radio Caller by Bruce
249. Top 20 Sports Movies of All Time by Jeff
250. The Best and Worst of the Red Wings by Christy
251. Pan Pacs 2006 – What to Watch For by Scott
252. Nine Signs You Think About the San Diego Padres Too Much by Geoff
253. 20 Ways to Improve Your Training for Rowers (and other Athletes) by Alan
254. Top Five Things I’ve Learned Blogging the Yankees by Jon
255. Top Ten Takeaways from the Bruce Arena by Josh
256. A few handy EPL team facts by Bill


257. The Ultimate Mac List for (Free) Apps… and more by fcodc Frank
258. Top 10 Firefox Extensions by jdanyiko
259. 10 Reasons Why I’m Selling Brangelina.net by David
260. 10 Ways to Make Your Digital Photos Last Forever by Michael
261. 10 ways to waste time on the internet by Jul
262. 11 Custom Start Pages by VerusNova
263. Beyond YouTube and Google Video: 5 Great Video Sites on the Web by David
264. Ebay Scam/Hoax Avoidance Tips by Thatedeguy
265. List of Free Image Hosts by Sophi
266. 5 Sites to Promote Your Open Source Design by Mike
267. Sexiest SEO and Marketing Websites by Ignat
268. 11 Linux distro’s (plus one) by Wintermute
269. Get traffic to your top – Top Ten by Muthu
270. List of Mouse Games by Indrax
271. Ten Ways to Spot a Scam by The Wandering Author
272. 5 Most Trivial “How to” Searches in Search Engine by Arnold
273. 10 Cool Features of the Google Search Box by Rob
274. Breaking the News To Your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Customers by Clay
275. 5 Upcoming Projects in the Mac World by Glenn
276. So You Want to Host My Servers? 8 Requirements for a Data Center by Aaron
277. The Top 10 coolest Mac freeware programs you’ve never heard of by Mark
278. Ten Essential Tools for Beginning Web Developers by Paul
279. 7 Free Software Programs Every Computer Should Have by John
280. My 5 preferred new media tools for online communicators by Philippe
281. 10 Indispensable (and Free) Web Resources for Students by Jamie
282. 5 and a half reasons why Internet trolls are awesome by Yvonne
283. 7 New Ways to Use Google and Gmail by Sergey
284. The Secrets to Getting Your Thread Noticed on a Busy Forum by Shamess | Random Blogger
285. Non-Profit Websites by Darren


286. Five Things to Do in Stockholm When it Rains by Jon
287. The Budget Travel Wishlist of Moi by Nick
288. Keeping Sociable on Long Trips by Dana
289. Seven Things Not to Do on a Plane by Andy
290. France vc Allemagne: les 6 points forts de chaque pays/the 6 key points for each country by Cedric
291. Asian Beaches to See Before I die by Ruth
292. 10 Things I hate about budget Traveling by Melissa
293. European Honeymoon List Fun by Mincus
294. Driving from Ontario to Florida… Five Ways to Keep Me Quiet by Southern Byways
295. 10 Fantastic Faith Festivals by Scott
296. 10 Reasons Why a 20-Year Old Hates Driving by Paul
297. My Top 10 NJ Favorites by Jersey Girl
298. 16 Ways to spot a Bad Restaurant by Ed
299. Things I learned in Honduras by La Gringa
300. 5 Things to do when in Cebu by Marien
301. ‘Move your bowels’ and other sage travel (writing) tips by MaxPower

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  1. Hi Darren!
    Speaking as one who has been rather . . . ahem . . . intimate [blush] with your list, I know what truly fabulous idea this is! So many great lists came out of this project, I keep thinking of ways that I might bring them forward and feature them for weeks to come.

    There is just so much great information. You’ve proven the value of lists beyond a doubt. Just look at the value of this one or even the value of the first list on this one.

    Thanks again for this project!

  2. I agree with Liz. I wish I could write a post on each one. If only I had the time…

  3. Thank you for doing this, Darren. It makes it easier to get a handle on the submissions.

  4. thanks friends.

    I should say – I only just noticed which one Christina put at the top of the list.

  5. It’s a good idea putting the list up again – there are a few in there I didn’t have time to read the first time around :D

  6. Greatly appreciated Darren, so when is the next list contest going to take place?

  7. not sure when the next one will be – i was thinking I’d do one every 3-4 weeks.

    But I’d like to get another topic. As much as lists is fun I don’t want to only do them.

    Any ideas for the next group project topic people?

    someone suggested ‘series’ (as in you write a series of posts on a topic)

    someone else suggested ‘rants’

    someone else suggested ‘how to…’ (I think this or a ‘tips’ one would be good)

    any ideas?

  8. […] After looking through the latest post from Darren Rowse about the last Lists Group Writing Project I decided to pull out the lists that would be enjoyable for parents who have children. People just love lists and I thought this would make a good weekend post so here you go and have fun reading them. […]

  9. I think the ‘tips’ or the ‘how to…’ would both be good ones. I put up a post with some of the links from the list that fell into a certain category for my blog if you want to check it out. http://www.dipnoi.org/archives/category/children/

  10. Holy List! You’re a gem for doing this, by the way. And I’ve signed up for your newsletter because I don’t want to miss stuff.

    My idea is youth. Everyone has connection with youth in some way. Or how about something altruistic? Favorite charity, fundraisers, etc.

    Have an awesome weekend, Darren.

  11. […] 301 bloggers participated in Problogger’s List contest/writing project and Darren published all of the lists in categories, so, I’ve reprinted the links to all the personal finance related lists for your enjoyment. I know many of these bloggers (and if you’re a regular reader here, you’ll probably recognize many of the names too) and enjoy their blogs so you should too! (by the way, the numbers just coincide with Darren’s master list) […]

  12. […] Lists Group Writing Project – Categorized […]

  13. I like the rants idea for the next project. Ranting is what I do best!

    The other possibilty is to make the theme of the project “posting about other posts” and we can show how to citate and link back and encourage cross-blog commenting and such.

    But that kinda happens naturally during the writing projects anyway…

  14. […] Darren’s last group writing projects is now new and improved! Recognizing that 301 submissions are a huge stack to wade through, he cleverly outsourced having the posts organized into a taxonomic system. In this case, that’s a fancy way of saying he hired someone to organize the information and represent it so that it was easily searched and found by someone who might be looking. You can also find more information on taxonomy at wikipedia. […]

  15. Nice to see the list classified.

    I think I would list my own contribution under Hobbies, not Sports.


  16. Some other possible project topics:

    –Timeline (in the form of a narrative, list, image, etc.)

    –Debate (bring up an issue and encourage visitors to take sides in the comments)

  17. Hmmm, whats odd about this list is my submission isn’t on it :).
    I wonder how that is because there 301 entries, and my entry was on the master list, so I’m wondering what happened?

  18. […] Lists Group Writing Project – Categorized […]

  19. […] Last month I participated in a group-writing project at ProBlogger. The object was to write a list about something. There were 301 total lists submitted and 21 fell in the Entertainment category. Seven of these were TV related in some way. So I thought it might be fun to put together another list and share the link love, so-to-speak. The seven entertaining TV related lists are: […]

  20. […] Bonus Tip: Check out the Lists Group Writing Project on ProBlogger.net last month. If you think you will ever take a stab at this kind of “list linkbait”, please bookmark that page. There are 301 articles listed, and just reading the article headlines should give you several article ideas that can be tweaked to apply to your business industry. […]

  21. I agree with Liz

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