Blogosphere: A series
Part Thirty-Two: Title Your Posts for ACTION
- You Can Create GREAT Blog Titles
- 13 FREE Resources to Help You NOW
- Are Your Blog Posts Going Unnoticed?
- 10 Sure-Fire Ways to Catch the Eye of Your Reader
- Do YOU know the SECRET of Compelling Post Headings?
- Captivate Your Reader Using 3 Simple Rules
Each of these titles are geared to catch the attention. They use some of the more powerful “magic words” in the Blogosphere. Words like FREE, Sure-Fire, Secret, and Simple are pretty much guaranteed to pique the attention of your reader. And what about a promise of 10 Ways, 3 Rules, or 13 Free… Readers love a list. In fact, a bullet-point or numbered list will draw the eye in any post.
Notice the use of ALL CAPS in SOME (but not ALL) words in a heading. Most Blog Hosting Services do not allow BOLD or varicolored text in a heading. The judicious use of CAPS can help. Keep in mind, however, the long-standing rule about CAPS. They are considered rude if used exclusively. CAPS ARE LIKE SHOUTING AT YOUR READER. And most readers are annoyed by that.
Not sure what kind of title works best? Aside from surveying other Blogs, experiment on your own. Try out a new style, look for words that get action. Fine-tuning takes some time, but the result will be worth it.
Continued in Part Thirty-Three