Thursday, March 19, 2009

So, You Want To Be A Blogging Star?

Doesn't everyone? So what does it take? Luck? Probably not. Hard work? Definately! Perserverence? You Betcha!

I have been doing a lot of research on this subject. I waded through the vasts amount of articles on this subject and have seen several tips seem to surface again and again. So for today, I will only touch on one or two.

First and foremost...Write a good title! You need to pull your readers in. In ten words or less, you need to make them interested enough to want to read more. Make them want to click on your blog. But this is usually easier said than done. The best headline will convey general, need-to-know information, but still pull them in and want to know more. This is definately not an easy task to accomplish in under 10 words!
So what makes a good title? You would think that writing a title for your blog is the easiest part....but it really is not. There are many, many conflicting ideas as to what makes a good title...short, long...who knows! (I am personally with the shorter is better school of thought) But what does make a good title is using keywords. Using effective keywords is crucial. What are keywords? Those are the words that people (you hope) will use in a search engines and find your blog. It’s a well-known fact that search engines eat up blog titles with vigor. So, if you've got good keywords in your title, it just goes to reason that your search traffic will improve.

Just know that there are no hard and fast rules for blogging. What works for some, may not work for you. But it gives you a place to start. Take the ideas. Tweak them....make them your own. Long, short, funny, serious, but stand out and test them on your will soon learn what works with them! In today's high paced society, where there never seems to be enough time in the day...make your readers want to spend their precious time reading what you have to say.


  1. And remember, your blogs are public. Make sure you don't say something that can come back and bite you you-know-where. KaHolly

  2. Thanks for the great post! I am a high school English teacher, and I find it funny that my students are finally interested in writing great titles - just so they can get good blog traffic. Whatever works!


  3. This is a great post. It reminds me to think about how I'm going to title my posts and whether they will get found.