Lists are great! They can:
- Make content more digestible.
- Help you clarify your own thinking.
- Simplify information into clear, succinct points.
(See what we did there?)
Here, have another one. Make sure you follow these rules when writing lists:
- Keep a consistent grammatical structure. Either use all fragments, or all complete sentences. (Most lists have complete sentences, which require end punctuation.) If you start your first bullet with a verb, make sure the others follow suit. (This is called parallel structure.)
- Have at least three points in your list. Otherwise, just use plain body copy.
- If your list is one of sequential steps, use numbers instead of bullets.
- When writing emails, keep it to one bulleted list per email. (Otherwise the formatting can get wonky.)