This post is part of the Scandalous Beauty 25 Days To A Better Beauty And Fashion Blog Challenge! For even more tips, be sure to check out Erin's Guide to Better Beauty Blogging. Welcome to Day one of the blog challenge! Woo hoo! Let's jump right in.
When creating content for your blog, you need to be mindful of your headlines. You need them to explain what your post will show/explain readers. It's awesome to have titles that are quirky and fun, but if they don't draw your reader in, you may lose out on hits. On the flip side , your readers should love you and want to read everything you blog about!
Examples of "Bad" Post Titles:
The Death and Re-birth of the Urbanista Glossy: This is an article that I wrote from the heart. It was all about young black magazines that had folded, but are carving their way into our lives as web magazines. Unless you know that "Glossy" is another word for magazine, had you seen this on Twitter, you may not have clicked it. Had you searched the web for "black magazines for women", it may not have shown up. A better titles might have been "Where Did All the Black Female Magazines Go?" or "The demise of the Young Black Women's Magazine". There are other better titles, of course.
Assignment: Go through your old post titles and see if any of them need to be altered. Be sure to add detailed keywords! Remember, your goal is to intrigue readers to draw them in, plus to have relevant keywords for SEO.