All Nebraskans know that this is the real list of 35 things every Nebraskan has to do before they die. Read on to see if your favorite attraction made the list!
What do real estate agents do when they don't have a client to work with? They blog apparently, well not exactly. The author of the article 35 Things Every Nebraskan Has To Do Before They Die is a freelance writer in Chicago for Motovoto (among other things) so the author is not a real estate agent, but why is an article like this on a real estate search aggregate website? I'll tell you why, web traffic, SEO (that is Search Engine Optimization) and site ranking, otherwise known as Click Bait.
Now my beef is not with the author nor even with the click bait that this site (motovoto) has "bought" from the author. My beef is with these articles XX Things every (insert state name here) you must (see, do, eat, smell, touch) before you (insert future tense verb, usually Die). More often than not these come from sites that are really trying to sell something and use a click bait or other highly share-able blog posting that is relate-able to a demographic of people, in this case Nebraskans. Some quick internet stalking, that is code for a quick first page Google search, turns up no confirmation that this author even lived in Nebraska.
As a native Nebraskan myself, I thought it would be fun to analyze (or over analyze) the 35 points brought up in the article and judge their merits as worthy, mediocre or blatant advertisement for a specific thing or place. Now this is MY opinion and yours may be different and that is great and by all means voice it in the comments if you dis-agree.
Lets start shall we.
Well there you have it, my opinions on the choices presented in the original article and as you can see I question the validity or uniqueness of some of the choices. However I am perplexed as some major places are absent from the list. Below are a few that I think should replace some of the "paid advertisement" choices. My thinking is the author doesn't really know Nebraska outside of a google search.
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