I'd like too make this a collaborative list. Beyond the wonderful community, which I believe is the top reason why most of us are here, I'd like to know why li.st has so much appeal for all of you.
  1. Lists are easy to read but require some thought to write appeallingly
    Informaron separated by points is attractive for readers, but to make that concise is the real challenge
  2. Small enough to feel intimate
    Remember this a few years ahead, when we li.sters are counted in the millions.
  3. There's a particular suspense in a scaled list
    "Oh he better include this... oh there's only one left... TELL me he's including this!"
  4. They can quickly evoke nostalgia
    Seeing a whole list of things from your past are a quicker lane of memory than a whole post.
  5. It's just... fun
    Less demanding than Twitter, freer tan any blogging platform, more concise (and less crazy!) than Facebook, and making lists feels like fun.
  6. Main reason? Relative anonymity.
    For once in my life, I've allowed myself to be the smartass I enjoy being. My upbringing and circumstances have always made me the 'good girl'. I'm a nice person but my hypocrisy/bullshit meter is 🎯Occasionally I notice the 'herding behavior' where I censor myself but try to veer back. Definitely love li.st for letting us be true to ourselves. 💞
    Suggested by @angela3950
  7. Safe Space
    Very rarely do I not feel safe being an open book here. My writing is nothing like before, I was a superficial writer (and person) in the life I lived pre-li.st. Now, I couldn't be phony if I tried. The only time I had to watch my words was when I went too far. That's on me, and I was corrected respectfully and made the changes to keep this space safe for everyone. Almost everyone.
    Suggested by @Boogie
  8. Shared Experiences
    Just yesterday I learned both @angela3950 and I had parents who put up a sheet to block us from seeing presents on Christmas morning. I have continued to find more and more soulmates the more I dig into this community.
    Suggested by @Boogie
  9. It's a whole new community.
    I joined partly because no one else in my family/church/social group is here. I can be myself here. I don't have to censor my language, tone down my beliefs, or fake being happy if I'm not. I have found HOME here in many ways, and made friends with people from all walks of life, many countries, many ideologies. I love it here! 😢
    Suggested by @jhope71