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  2. These are all great tips. The stat about 4 million blog posts being created each day is very telling. With so much content being thrown at your readers, having a title that catches their attention is critical. I love all of these, but two that catch my eye often are:

    1. “How I…” – You know there’s a sort of case study involved where someone solved the problem you’re looking to solve.

    2. “Watch this…” or “Infographic” – You know there’s a visual element with insights presented in an engaging way outside of the copy on the page.

    1. Anthony,
      Each content creator, blogger, and the writer needs to know that makes their readers tick. It is a journey that dictates your next blog post. Thank you for your feedback.

  3. Great post. I do take time with my blog titles and headlines. But blog audiences scroll to get to the meat and potatoes of a post. The trick is to get them riveted to the post from the blog title onwards. I love the references you included to back up your standpoint.

    1. Poovanesh, thank you for pointing that out. I am happy to see you here.

  4. I appreciate this post so much. Thanks so much for sharing. Will strive to put alot of your tips into action.

    1. Beth, I am excited that you found them helpful.
      I hope you will realize your goals.

  5. Adel Hafez says:

    A remarkable guidelines.
    I would like to as if the audience culture can affect this concept as a factor or it is not affecting as we are talking global wise?
    Many thanks Hazlo for your support.

    1. Thank you, Adel,
      Your questions are full of insight.
      Your audience drives your content curation, content creation, and content marketing strategies. This is very similar to identifying buyers (market) for your product, service or program. In this case, you use employ thorough SEO keyword research to identify what your audience is seeking answers for.
      I recently answered a question on Quora, the next few days Quora Digest picked up that answer and distributed it to 5000 viewers. Why? I gave the audience what they were looking for.

  6. Having the right blog title is so important. At the same time, you don’t want to have some kind of clickbait that lures the reader into something that’s not it. I love that there are different ways to grab the reader’s attention. Having the right phrases that sparkles their curiosity goes a long way. Love these key words for blog titles! Thanks for sharing all of these useful tips – gotta incorporate them into my post!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    1. Fantastic Nancy.
      Yes, a blog owner should ensure that they put their loyal audience and reader first.
      I would love to hear your feedback as you incorporate these blog titles in your posts.
      You are the reason I would not dare sleep on the job. XO XO

  7. Brian Raap says:

    Great post – I will use this list to better craft titles for my FB lives. (I don’t do blogs) but so relevant. Thanks!

    1. Brain.
      You have highlighted a very important aspect.
      This is just the tip of the iceberg in copywriting that sells.
      The moment you flip these titles into copywriting titles, it will surprise you what you can do, not only on Facebook, but also on landing pages, about pages, contact pages, and any squeeze page for any service, product or program that you are offering.
      If you would share so that you reach out to +1 more, that would be a game-changer.
      I am so happy to see you here.

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  9. Mohit,
    Feel free to contact me for any further clarifications.
    I wish you all the success in your blogging journey.

  10. Really insightful on headline creation. I’m still trying to find a balance I like between being personal to me and generic with my posts and blog titles, but it’s hard to find the right balance

    1. I too acknowledge how tough blogging can be.
      That is what makes us tougher too.
      Over time, even the balance you find today will not work tomorrow.
      The best way to proceed is to ensure that once in a while you come back and ‘touch up’ on your posts and blog titles.
      We live in an everchanging society that adores entertainment. The choice we have is to be willing to learn how to be better with each blog.
      I am thrilled to see your feedback.

  11. I’m always amazed that many bloggers do themselves an injustice by publishing a blog post with a title that is weak and uninviting. A few simple tweaks to the title would be all it takes to have a blog post title that will drive traffic and readers to the post.
    This is a subject I have written about on my blog many times and a subject that gets lots of comments, yet some still produce posts with poor titles. You have to get readers hooked straight away and ensure that your opening lines and paragraph also keep the reader hooked.
    You’ve covered a lot in this post which I know will go on to help many of those who read it.

    1. Hugh,
      The culprit is writing the blog post headlines in seconds as an afterthought.
      One of the ‘aha’ moment of blogging is discovering that writing a clever blog post title not only helps your work be seen by more people, win you a legion of fans, but also pumps you up as a blogger to keep out the ‘bore’ and ‘drudgery’ associated with blog writing.
      I one time saw something from WordStream that read like ‘writing a blog post is a little like driving; you can study the highway code for months, but nothing can prepare you for getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road.”
      Thus, bloggers can spend hours and hours writing a killer, SEO-focused copy, but if its title is weak, not many people will click on the post when it shows up on SERPs. We don’t want that – do we?
      I am glad to see your feedback and happy to be a source of help to others who read this blog.

  12. You are right Dev Ghosh.
    Curating great blog post titles is a must-do exercise for experts and newbies.
    It is great to connect.

    1. Jeanna.
      Happy to see you here.
      Which one, in particular, stands out for you?

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  14. Hi Emma, Thank you so much for linking to @EsmeSalon #SeniorSalonPitStop and the note you left. I am so happy to be of service in a small way. Thanks for participating and sharing your links with us

    1. Every small way counts to something and puts a smile on both a newbie and expert blogger. At least each one know that someone is reading and someone is rooting for them, whether their blog titles are attention grabbing or not.
      Keep up the awesome work, Esmé

      Emma

  15. Hi Hazlo,
    I just found this article from a tweet and loved all the examples you have shared with us. I’m working on titles this year as I’ve generated some traffic but not as much as I could by changing up titles and meta titles. I’ll be bookmarking this one, thank you!

    1. 💯 Lisa,
      You have discovered the secret answer to the most famous blogging question asked by people online ever since the first blog post went live, ‘Is blogging dead?’

      For us, not blog post is ever complete. It is a continous sculpturing work of art! 🎨

      Changing up excerpts, blog post titles, meta titles, descriptions, images, linked posts is not a once ‘write and hit publish button’ affair! You have to keep tweaking and testing with each blog post, both for newer articles and older blog posts on your website.

      Let us know how this works for your website traffic.
      xo xo
      Hazlo Emma

  16. Great post!! Really helpful – pinned. Thanks for sharing at the Share the Wealth Party!

    1. Helen,

      Thanks for the blogger collaborations and support.

      Do you find yourself repeating a particular blog post title? ✍️

      H E