How to Come Up with a Good Title

Writing titles for blog posts or web articles is something that not too many people are good at. I have to admit, I am one of those who have to take some time to stop and think and then think a little bit more in order to get a satisfactory title for my writing. It doesn’t mean that you are a bad writer if you are like this. It just means you need to work on formulating titles that would give your blog post an excellent “crowning glory.”

Here are some tips that just might help you get better at writing good blog titles:

Keep it short and simple
The idea is to get your message across to the readers. Try to keep your title length from 3 to 6 words, 10 if necessary. Another advantage of this practice is in relation to search engines – most of them normally give relevance only to the first several words anyway.

Make it a label or summary of the content

Ask yourself this question: Does the title accurately give a picture of what the reader can get when reads the body of the post? If so, then you are in the right direction already. Take it one step further and…

…Make your title catchy

This could be the trickiest part as catchy for some people may not be catchy for you, and vice versa. My tip is to expose yourself to different web content and blogs and see how others write their titles. This would give you ideas and help you come up with your own style.

Remember, writing titles is usually not a one shot thing. More often than not, you would have to revise and refine your titles over and over again.

Originally posted on September 27, 2007 @ 2:24 am