Get ready: It’s the Week in Writing.
The top 10 reasons that top 10 lists are so popular with journalists, readers. Have you noticed that list stories are all the rage on the Web? Ahem. It’s not because writers and Web editors are lazy—I promise—but instead due to readers’ insatiable appetite for these stories. Why, exactly, do they enjoy them so much? Poynter.org explains why, in a top 10 list, naturally.