My Rules of List
Inspired by everyone.
- •Be kind.Pretty self-explanatory.
- •Be yourself.Li.st is special because of the honesty and realness users have brought to it. It feels like there is less pressure to present yourself as having some sort of perfect yet totally imaginary life a la Instagram, for example. People go deep and get messy. I'm into that.
- •Don't worry about who is following whom.Nothing makes me feel like I am in high school again like conversations about who is following whom, who unfollowed whom, who did or didn't hit like, and what it all means, on any social media platform. What is following someone anyway? A public acknowledgment that one is interested in another person's stuff? It doesn't matter! List about what excites you, what you're thinking, and what you want to share with the community. Don't worry about who has made the choice to see or acknowledge it.
- •If you're a writer, it's a great place to try out new ideas.The format is a great writing tool, since the structure is already set up. The community is generally responsive, so it's a great way to get prompt feedback.
- •No listing while drunk.I'll spare you my typo-filled pontification about spicy tuna rolls, dresses you can't wear a bra with, and meal kits. (I mean, I'll tell you about all of those things if you want--it's just better for both of us if I do it when I'm sober.) That said, if you like drunk-listing and are able to do it, I definitely want to read yours!