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4 Reasons You Should Use Listly as Your Blogroll


An visual example of how Listly list looks when used as a blogroll.

I use a lot of social media tools in my weekly personal and professional lives. And one tool that I adore is Listly.

It’s pretty self-explanatory: It’s a tool to make, curate and vote on lists. But it can be much more than that if you harness it correctly.

What do you think when you first hear about a tool to make lists? Groceries, tasks to do and more, probably.

But Listly can be much more than just a tool for everyday tasks. It can be a tool that you can group similar things or ask a question or save things from around the web.

Yet one way Listly shines is as a blogroll tool. Here are 4 reasons why.

1. It’s open for collaboration

As a blogger, I have a small set of time to use to work on writing, editing and publishing. That’s why anything or any tool that I can use to save time is a good thing. Listly provides that with its open collaboration. Let others help curate a blogroll and you can focus your time on other pursuits.

2. You can embed it

What good is making a list if you can’t use it on your blog? No worries with Listly, though, as you can embed it on your blog and replace your long-standing, but often forgotten blogroll.

3. It’s visually heavy

Across social media, no matter where you look, one thing is common: Visuals stand out. So when you have a choice between making something stand out visually or having it be text-based or a drop-down menu, the visual way to display the information is the one that should win.

4. You have several display options

What are the best blogs to follow? Collaborators can let you know by voting, if you enable it. Then they can quickly see which are the best blogs to read. Or you can display it alphabetically, the default for a blogroll. Either way, you have options, and they don’t end with those two.

Listly is your blogroll

These are the main reasons why Listly should be the tool you use when you build your blogroll. (And hey, you can even use someone else’s list if you find one you like.)

But there are other great ways to use Listly on your blog, like for your guest blog posts. It’s a great tool to use

  1. June 30, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I started using List.ly a few months back and even scored an interview with the founder Nick Kellet. (not yet published I am ashamed to say!) I have a few lists, I add to and every once in a while I go and dig for content. I love the fact that you can embed those lists in a blog post! Genius. Great read, Dan!

  2. June 30, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I have heard of List.ly but never took the time to use it. I just may have to now – I’m a list nut and I like the idea of embedding a list onto my site to use as a blogroll. Thanks for this Dan!

  3. malliehart
    June 30, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I have to admit I’ve been really slow to swish a toe into all that List.ly offers. I think I’m still mourning Google Reader and I’m being whiny about picking a new “tool” for my arsenal. I’ll have to give it some serious thought, now!

    • June 30, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      It’s pretty great. I’ve been thinking about using it in an SSC post, but I haven’t come up with a good topic yet.

  4. June 30, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I have used List.ly for years. It’s a great tool, indeed!

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