Listverse is a fun site to browse through. But, I don’t know why writers would submit a post there.
- Listverse wants to keep all rights to any content they choose to publish.
- Listverse will add your name or pen name to the post you have written but I did not see any type of author bio or a link back to the original author’s site, Twitter account, or anything else. Maybe if you have a really unusual name and people bothered to look for you, they could find you online. In my case, it’s not very likely. I know there are two other people with my same name right in the small city I live in, let alone the rest of the planet.
- Writers are not paid for their submissions. Consider it a contribution. I hope they at least send out “thank you” notes.
So, yes, you may get a lot of feedback to your list post. But, is there a point to it? Are you a bean counter (comment counter in this case) or are you a writer?
Other than that, here are the basic requirements for writing a list post, from the Listverse site.
Writing a List
6. Include an introductory paragraph for the list
7. Write between 100 – 200 words per item
8. Optionally include links to youtube clips or image URLs if appropriate
You may get in the mood to write a list post after reading a few on their site. But, keep it for your own site. Or try it as a guest post on a site that does give full credit with links back to the writer. Or, a site that gives you an author bio as well as links. Or, a site that doesn’t ask for every last right they can take for your work. Or, how about some of the sites that actually pay the writers?