I love lists. I love making them, I love looking at them and adding to them, and I especially love checking things off. Who doesn’t love lists? And now I’ve learned that I am not alone in loving lists.

Last week, Brain Pickings had an article about lists, and Susan Sontag’s musings on lists. She said:

I perceive value, I confer value, I create value, I even create — or guarantee — existence. Hence, my compulsion to make “lists.” The things (Beethoven’s music, movies, business firms) won’t exist unless I signify my interest in them by at least noting down their names.

(Sidenote: If you don’t read Brain Pickings, you should. Every day is a new article, a gem of a post about some unusual aspect of literature, history, science, or all three at once. The blog as a whole constitutes an excellent list of things everyone should know and discuss, but don’t.)

And lists and blogs come together beautifully on TYWKIWDBI with the annual Best Blogs list. Like unusual, thoughtful blogs? You can find them on TYWKIWDBI’s Best Blogs of 2013 list.

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