It’s something I often find difficult. I don’t want a blog post title to lie, but I do want it to catch the potential reader’s eye. I dislike some of the puerile titles you often see in tabloid newspapers, but of course they’re done for that very reason – so that potential buyers will snap up a copy of the rag. I do feel that they’re often aiming to be a comic and not a newspaper though, and going for the lowest common denominator of reader. I suppose that sounds snobbish. Anyway, while I want to attract readers, I don’t want anyone to feel that my blog is like a tabloid. God forbid.
Still, that kind of approach works. One of my most read posts is simply of a picture, and it’s titled ‘See Your Mom Naked‘
Perhaps there are many perverts out there, or it’s just plain curiosity. Anyway, it’s not at all pornographic. It’s simply a picture of a boy looking shocked at a computer screen. You can’t see the screen. It’s all suggestion. Anyway, it’s been on my blog for the best part of a couple of years now, and still gets hits almost every day. Now if I could write good content, and good titles every time, I’d be onto a real winner, instead of having a hobbyist blog!