Recipes For Mediocre Journalism

Now that I've started a blog, I can start criticizing everyone else's blogging techniques. Here are some common blogging anti-patterns that I continue to see time and time again.

"What Industry A Can Learn From Product B"
Ex. What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Air Traffic Control
Ex. What a Person's Accent Says About Their Daily Bowel Movements

"The 10 Best X"
Ex. 20 Dating Websites That the Author Just Found on Google in the Past 10 Minutes
Ex. The 10 Best Places to Have an Epileptic Fit

Any article about human psychology, ever.
Ex. Seriously, ANY one of them
See Also: How to read health news (you know it's bad when a government institute has to write a tutorial about it)


To be continued...

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