I admit – lists are not my “thing” I think of to-do lists I never tackle, shopping lists…. But then there is all that advice telling me to write list posts because blog readers love them. I finally found a tool that makes lists more fun – mainly because it makes them share-able and I can let others take part and curate.
Many of you will be pleased to note that you can log into listly with your Twitter or Facebook accounts (no nasty permissions).
Once you click the big “Start a List” button on the first page you see a pop-up window to set up your list.
The form used to set up your list is very straightforward. You can make any type of list – I usally make lists of blog posts or web tools but it could be a project list or a collection of quotes…. anything really.
What makes this so much fun is the different ways you can sort your list:
Crowd Rank is my favourite! Your friends can vote list items up and down, so the list constantly changes – an amazing tool for polling your readers’ opinions.
Curated Order lets you place the list items in the order of importance.
All that is left is choosing a title image if you like and create your list.
To add items you select the pink “Add to List” button and another pop-up window appears
If you enter a link into the field, Listly suggests a thumbnail image from that page
If you type in an item without a link Listly mysteriously comes up with an image suggestion – you can always change this image later.
When you are browsing all the many Listly lists you can discover and vote on items. You can comment on interesting listings and you can embed the lists into your own blog.
Because list.ly is a product of the Social Media guys @nickkellet and @shyamster the site makes it really easy to share your new creation on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+
Do you have a WordPress blog? Check out the cool Plugin that lets you either create a list right in your blog or use one that you or someone else has created. All that is required is selecting a ShortCode and your list is automatically embedded into your post
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Tweet4Ok Listly Blog Posts 2012
Collection of Posts on my blog that use list.ly: http://tweet4ok.com/blog please vote for your favourite
- crowd rank
Blog post at Tweet4Ok : Social Media is a revolution in the way we communicate and the current Social Media Platforms like Facebook, Pinterest .... and Twitter ar[..]
Blog post at Tweet4Ok : It seems like every Social Media blogger has to publish a post about Pinterest these days. There is a lot of very good material out there an[..]
Blog post at Tweet4Ok : As Kristin pointed out in her recent guest blog post
Blog post at Tweet4Ok : I admit - lists are not my
Blog post at Tweet4Ok : My name is Frithjof and I'm a Listly addict :-) Just kidding - I've been using Listly since it's early trial days and I keep discovering new[..]
Blog post at Tweet4Ok : Close behind the weather, Facebook changes seem to be our second choice if we are looking for something to complain about. I don't think the[..]
I’m working on a screen-cast explaining this further – stay tuned
Imagine what an ever-changing blog post does to your SEO (Search Engine Optimization)! Nick explains how that works in the List.ly blog:
One of the Co-founders of Listly, Nick Kellet talked to me about some of the new features for list.ly coming very soon.
- Video 1: Social Space and where Listly fits into the mix
- Video 2: Introducing the new custom features
- Video 3: Enhancing the experience for blogs
I was fortunate enough to get an interview with Listly co-founder Nick Kellet. We talked about some of the goals behind the tool and the cool new features rolling out
- crowd rank
Exploring our mindset for prioritizing features
Three new features that we have added to support a new ebook launch from @DannyIny or Firepole Marketing
I was fortunate enough to get an interview with Listly co-founder Nick Kellet. We talked about some of the goals behind the tool and the cool new features ro...
"Nick about Listly", a playlist created by Tweet4ok
Here are the links mentioned:
Have you tried List.ly? Care to share your link in the comments?