Monday, May 31, 2010

Are you putting enough thought into your headlines?

Headlines are a crucial element of a piece of writing. After all, if a headline does not catch the reader's attention, the piece is likely to be ignored by readers. Significantly, as reported in a blog post called "18 Resources to Help you Write Better Blog Titles" on the blog "Blogussion," "on average eight out of ten people will read headline copy, but only two out of ten will read the rest."

Despite this important role, headlines are neglected by many writers, and authors jeopardize readership potential as a result. In the post on Blogussion, as its title implies, author Alex shares 18 resources for writing effective headlines.

Check out the post and the list of resources by clicking here! I found the tips offered in resources 6, 9, and 10. What tips do you find most helpful? Do you have any resources or techniques you'd like to see added to the list? What works best for you when writing headlines?

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