The impression of a blog title can mean a reader clicks the link or moves on to the next. You only get one chance to hook that potential reader for that post. That makes titling one of the most important tasks a writer can have.
A title should showcase the topic of the blog post, but it is also a reflection of the writer and their platform. You want your titles to stand out among the thousands being posted to Twitter every day. This is even more important with the new limit placed on post approvals. You want your post to be chosen, so here are three tips to get tribemates to say, “Oo that one”, and click approve.
Whether your blog post is an article, a story or post from one of the many daily/weekly themes but that doesn't mean your title has to be like the hundreds of others out there. Tuesday Tails #30 posted by 50 other bloggers looks like spam. This can not only cause your post overlooked, but can lose you possible followers.
These group postings are great because they have a following of their own where you might be discovered. You can be a part of these fun theme days and give your post title its own spin. Example: Gladiator's Pen Presents a Tuesday Tails Post. Or Insert story name for Tuesday Tails. Super Sexy Six for Sunday. Stand out from the crowd.
Never use I or My
It's *your* blog post, not your tribemates. If I tweet a post that says I Went to Comic Con. Your tribemate’s Twitter followers may believe I refers to that person and not you. Same with using My, it can cause mistaken identity.
It’s your brand, *you* want to be recognized when someone sees your title. Instead of I put your name, your blog's name, or make it more thrilling with a completely original tempter like... A Gladiator Loose at Comic Con. You'll find you get more attention and more hits when potential readers see who or what. People, places, and things give readers somethingconnect to.
hashtag for my book HALF. Someone can search for all posts with a topic they’re interested in by using that cool lil doo-dad.are a powerful twitter tool. A hashtag is simply this sign # with a word or set of words behind it. For example #HALF is the
You can grab a few of those searchers by useing common tags such as #amwriting, #flashfiction #romance #cooking #phogotraphy etc. Or make up one that suits your blog/content/etc... as I did for #HALF. One hashtag can add bonus views and potential subscribers/ followers.
You may not want to put them on your actual blog title. There are some folk that do, in my opinion it's unprofessional to pull up a blog page and see the top of it riddled with. But, you can edit your blog title in Triberr and add the here. Then your approved post will go out to the Twitterverse with an extra punch.
To edit your post title in Triberr, go to My Posts, find the post, click on the little wrench in the corner and a box will open to edit your title. Just make sure you click update when you’re finished so it will make the changes.
Put your mark on that blog title and grab readers’ attention then sit back and watch the pageviews and followers grow. But only for a moment then you need to get busy on that next post ;o)
Interested in joining a tribe of warrior writers? Then Gladiators of the Pen is the tribe for you. We are a group of writers in all genre and would love to welcome you to join in our strive to get our posts to the ends of the Empire… er… all over Twitter. :o) All you have to do is be a member of Triberr, you can join if you haven’t already. (it’s FREE!) Then join click here and request to join Gladiators of the Pen.