@thatpinguino: Maybe if I made lists on a regular basis they'd start to feel a bit redundant, but I don't so the GoT list really did take as much time and effort as my other work; I couldn't produce a list of that quality 5 days a week or anything, which is what is asked of Buzzfeed editors (and why they're so hit-or-miss). As to which I'd rather see get more attention, I don't have a preference save that it's much easier to find an audience when your subject is already something incredibly popular, so if a profile of an obscure game dev got a lot of attention, it would be a more substantial feat, I suppose.
I think it's more that lists are mostly comedic in nature, and not a good format for substantial criticism or reporting (unless in a hybrid format like something closer to what Vox does). And honestly most lists are bad lists that display research and fact-checking standards that would not fly in a real newsroom (obviously the stakes are lower but the nonchalance still rubs me the wrong way). There's a reason so many comments on my GoT post are shocked that what they clicked on didn't turn out to be terrible.
I'd love it if my writing got more attention, but at this point I'm seriously considering delving deeper into video production.