Columbus is the most popular city for writers to add to their top five cities lists. "Columbus is just obscure enough to convince my editor that I actually did some research instead of just plagiarizing other bloggers, which is what I did." says an anonymous writer from Fodor's travel blog whose Top Five Cities to Visit in 2014 included Jerusalem, New York, Shanghai, Rome, and Columbus. A food and beverage blogger told me "It's nice because Columbus actually exists, after I found that out it was easy to search Yelp and my article was one paragraph closer to being done."
Maintaining a presence on top five lists has long been a priority for Columbus residents. A French list published in 1812 names Columbus as one of the top five cities in the New World to trade furs. Columbus dominates many modern top five lists such as The Top Five Cities Where Judge Shows Find People and Top Five Cities Where the Traffic Isn't That Bad.
The future looks bright for Columbus to be included in more top five lists. "We're totally planning to keep being a city." says an aide close to the mayor "What with all this top five list money rolling in, and that just attracts more top five lists, the sky's the limit." Indeed, Columbus was just included in the list of The Top Five Cities Where the Sky is the Limit.
Next Week: Top Five Cities that are Columbus, Ohio