1. I didn't get it at all (at first).
  2. Fucking lists?
  3. Do we fucking need this?
  4. I don't. I already hate the Internet. I barely use social media.
  5. But I trusted @jared...
  6. and he introduced me to @dev, so I met up with him (basically because I worked from home and never saw anyone during the day... I was bored)
  7. Sure, I liked @dev immediately.
  8. But I didn't get it.
  9. I think I said something about buzzfeed or something.
  10. I was probably trying to act cool or dismissive.
  11. But I wasn't.
  12. Well, I was dismissive, but I doubt I was that cool.
  13. I joined the beta anyways.
  14. And then went back to working on the couch.
  15. Like an asshole.
  16. I would meet up with dev a few more times.
  17. Like once a month for three months.
  18. Each time it clicked a little more.
  19. Until it really clicked.
  20. And then it fucking clicked.
  21. This wasn't just another bullshit ______ for ________.
  22. It was an entirely new way to express yourself.
  23. Lists are a natural way to think about things.
  24. You can tell stories.
  25. You can tell jokes.
  26. You can process trauma.
  27. You can show cool pictures of your fucking dog.
  28. You can list about almost anything.
  29. It's not intimidating like writing an essay.
  30. It's not limiting like a tweet.
  31. It's actually something else.
    This is what clicked.
  32. Dev emailed me the next day.
  33. He had no idea about the clicking.
  34. But it had clicked (as I've mentioned)
  35. Even before he emailed to see where my head was it in regards to @list, I knew I was going to work there.
  36. Everything else sucked.
  37. This didn't suck at all.
  38. I have no regrets about joining The List App team and it only gets better.
  39. That was about three months ago.
  40. I hope it clicks with you more quickly than it did for me.
  41. I'm an idiot.
  42. Hearts to @dev, @bjnovak, @Nicholas, @aq, @sophia and every beta user that has made me laugh, cry or crave something from some restaurant I've never been to.
  43. 💋