What do people want to read?

List - what people want to read

For a writer, that’s an important question! And for every writer, like it or not, there’s one answer that seems to come up every time.

People want to read lists!

If your list is short, you can write details about each item. If it’s long, you can break it into sections. You can use icons instead of numbering your list. As a direct marketer, I tend to use empty check boxes in front of the items on my list, so people will subconsciously feel they need to “check them off!”

Whatever format you choose, people love ’em!

Over the years I have written many, many lists. Here are three of them that statistics tell me people want to read:

  1. Emergency Supplies for your Pet
  2. School preparedness questions
  3. 5-Point safety checklist for time change

Today, it’s time to bring up another of my lists that is a favorite of my own. This is a very long list, the longest I’ve ever put together. It has no detail. It doesn’t even have checkboxes to help you decide which item to follow up on.

My favorite list — A list of threats

This is a list that’s perfect for people who are paranoid. It’s also good for anyone thinking about emergency preparedness! The directions? Pick out the 5  threats most likely to impact you!  Then, get started in preparing for them!

  • Active shooter
  • Arson
  • Bomb threat
  • Bomb blast
  • Brown out
  • Cable cut
  • Chemical spill
  • Communications failure
  • Construction
  • Crime investigation
  • Drought
  • Earthquake
  • Electrical outage
  • Emergency alert
  • Employee strike
  • Epidemic
  • Evacuation
  • Explosion
  • Extreme heat
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Frozen pipes
  • Gas line leak
  • Hail storm
  • Hazardous materials
  • Home fire
  • Household chemical emergency
  • Hurricane
  • Ice storm
  • Insect infestation
  • Lightning
  • Landlord conflict
  • Landslide
  • Land subsidence
  • Nuclear explosion
  • Nuclear power plant leak
  • Place crash
  • Pandemic
  • Power failure
  • Power surge
  • Public disturbance
  • Raw sewage
  • Rodent infestation
  • Sabotage
  • Smoke damage
  • Snow storm
  • Terrorism
  • Theft
  • Thunderstorm and lightning
  • Tornado
  • Train derailment
  • Tsunami
  • Vandalism
  • Vehicle crash
  • Virus
  • Volcano
  • Water supply problem
  • Wildfire
  • Wind storm

Hope you got this far, and selected 5 threats to get started preparing for.  Which were they?

Your Emergency Plan Guide Team

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