In the last few days we’ve been talking about how to write good blog post titles here at ProBlogger.
We’ve talked about the theory of it – so now it’s time to get a little more practical.
In the next couple of days I’m going to launch a group writing project that picks up the topic of blog titles – but before that (and to help us ‘warm up’ for the project) I thought it might be interesting to workshop a few reader posts as a community.
I just asked my Twitter followers if they had any old blog posts that they feel had good content but poor titles that we could do a community workshop on.
Here are five of the posts submitted:
- My Sister Who Died at 10; Losing a Sibling
- 45 Ways to Exploit Bored Teens for Online Marketing Good
- Black Women and Preeclampsia
- Poorer Individuals Less Likely to Survive
- IM Charity & the Children’s Hospital
I had quite a few more posts submitted but decided to use these five randomly (although there are a few themes!) so that we could focus our energy on just five titles.
So what I’d like to invite you to do is to come up with alternate titles for these posts. Don’t just rush it – ‘craft’ the titles using some of the principles we discussed in the theory we discussed earlier. Feel free to come up with titles for each one or just one of them – but please say which one you’re reworking (use the numbers).
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.