28 April, 2015

discussion

Have you noticed that on this new blog, I removed the title from the top of each post?  I still technically need a title for the homepage posts and such, but I got rid of titles on the actual post pages.  One of the reasons I did this is because I really suck at coming up with titles.  I just want to get straight to the content, you know?

I wish I was better at titles.  I am jealous of people who are able to come up with clever, witty, catchy titles.  That’s just not me.  It never has and it never will be.

I have always sucked at titles. I just struggle to come up with good ones! I struggled in school when I had to come up with titles for essays I wrote. And I struggle now coming up with good titles for my blog posts.


Share your story: Are you good at coming up with titles?  Do you have any tips for people who struggle?  Do you suck at coming up with titles like me?  Why do you think that is?

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Posted 28 April, 2015 by Sam in Blogging, Discussions / 7 CommentsTags:


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7 Responses to “I Suck at Titles”

  1. I wouldn’t be too concerned about writing amazing post titles. I’m pretty meh at titles, myself. My whole blog aesthetic is very simple, so it doesn’t really make sense to write funny/super special/stand out titles. I think a lot of the time, a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin approach works just fine – at least people know what they are clicking on.
    Beth x
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  2. This is really interesting as I was just thinking about this the other day. My titles are usually either super boring or super long and sometimes they even fall under both those categories. I honestly do envy those who are able to create interesting, short and witty titles but it’s also not something I put TOO much thought in. I always try to create as good a possible title for my posts but I’m not going to slave over it if I feel I don’t have a good enough title.
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  3. My titles are usually pretty to the point, I have a standard format for most post titles, like my review posts titles are always review: title by author and I don’t include the series name in the title to keep it shorter. With my sunday post I always use numbers, the only posts for which coming up with titles is hard are the discussion posts, I struggle with them sometimes. Usually I just write down my main point or question. Or I think about it for a while and wonder what post title would get my attention when I see it on another blog. I don’t think post titles really matter that much as long as your post has a title and the subject is sort of clear.
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