At some point in the future, I’m sure that historians are going to look back at publishing in the early 21st century and marvel at the prevalence of lists.
Lists are everywhere, especially online. I don’t really like this — in fact, I mocked the form here — but since I am a working writer in the early 21st century, I certainly publish plenty of them. And I did so on Luxist right before I went on my summer vacation.
One is a list I’ve been working on for years and expect to add to every time I travel — that’d be a list of fantastic independent bookstores. The other list I work on sporadically: a list of the most-naked, least-modest spa treatments in the entire world.