Look at many of today’s magazines and you will see “The 10 Best” or “the 5 Best”, etc. Writers are told by industry gurus to put numbers to put numbers in the headings of their articles. Modern readers, apparently, are attracted to the quick, concise. Even if the article is long, the hook, the hook is in the title.
Frankly, it is overdone, particularly in travel magazines. It turns me off. I find it offensive, unless it is an article based on something more than opinion, such as a technical comparison of cameras based on measurement.
I don’t like the gall of a writer who purports to, definitively, tell me that they know it all. Here is a sample of titles found in the travel section of “Flip Board”, my favorite free App, available for both Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows products:
“The 10 Best Islands in the World”
Really ! The writers have been able to evaluate all the islands, all the skinny dipping places and bars in the world? They sound so authoritative!
In 2014, I promise to never claim to know “The World’s Best” of anything. I will, however, share my humble opinion, humbly.
Regardless of titles, as we begin this New Year, I encourage each of you to Live Life’s Adventure to the fullest, where-ever you are and whatever your means. Live to enjoy your “Best” experiences.
Happy New Year !
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