"Bear in mind that a lot of people aren’t going to read past the second paragraph of your introduction. They’re just going to skip to the list, which is the most important part of the article. So without further ado, here are 70 simple power tao secret hacks to writing the perfect productivity article, plus a guide & system for doing it." [The Growing Life, found via Gina Trapani on Twitter)
This piece (full title: 70 Simple Power Tao Secret Hacks to Writing the Perfect Productivity Article, Plus a Guide & System for Doing It) is guaranteed to make the rounds this week -- it's a funny spoof of productivity articles and appears targeted squarely at Zen Habits. Hee, hee.
11. Don’t Cite Any Research
You should really limit yourself to things other people would think of if they just had enough time. No need to actually explore research on the topic. Just because people have spent entire careers researching your topic doesn’t mean you should actually explore that research.