The title of a post is more important than many would imagine. Think about it: It is the very first thing that readers see when they click on your post.
An article title on the internet should:
- Contain some element that meaningfully describes what the post is about.
- Must be a brief encapsulation of your topic.
- Must attract attention, hold the interest of visitors and provide enough intrigue to make readers want to keep reading.
Sometimes a title may not be so obvious and you may find it easier to write your post first and then go back to find a phrase or idea that suggests a prospective title that most accurately expresses the sense of what you want to say.
When using the approach above, you may find that you restrict yourself to a one word title.
You can, of course, choose a longer title, several words in length if it suits your fancy, but whatever title you choose, every word should convey the purpose of your post.
The Tripartite Division
You can use Tripartite Division, or simply, the ‘Rule of three’.
For some mysterious reason, the human mind is attracted to things that come in ‘threes’. e.g The three wise men and the three gifts.
Write something that can be divided into many suggestions or parts, in which case, you can write titles like these:6 Things that I learned when I…, 3 Things you need to…
The of the most potent title consists of two little words: “HOW TO…” People have all kinds of problems. They want to know how to solve them. Using “How to” in a title will absolutely give your title irresistible appeal.
Use “supercharged-superlatives,” i.e., “buzz words” in your titles. Buzz words are widely popular words used extensively in marketing campaigns commercial and promotional venues that resonate with the general public.
Words like New!
Secret are charged with meaning that add irresistible appeal to your title.
Use Alliteration for Emphasis
Incorporating alliterative words into your title can “pack a punch” that can render an ordinary title more striking and memorable;
Example: “Reputation: Repair, Recovery, Renewal, Re-establishment”
Use Irony in Some of Your Titles
Irony is the use of words to convey a meaning that is opposite of its literal meaning; an odd twist that is unexpected (the result is sometimes amusing.):
Example: “The Write Stuff: 5 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills”
Additionally, you can use:
- Blog Title Generator by BlogAbouy
- UpWorthy Title Generator
- Portent’s Content Idea Generator
- Blog Topic Generator by HubSpot
- Title Generator by TweakYourBiz
Spend some time carefully crafting your titles. Make them distinctive and interesting and enigmatic and alluring so they stand out as if to urge: READ ME.
Good luck and have fun with your titles.
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