4 Ways to Create a Catchy Blog Title

catchy titles-resized-600The first thing that catches someone’s eye in the blogosphere is a snappy title. Writing the title for your blog shouldn’t be an exercise in wittiness. It should tell people what they will find if they click.

4 Ways to Create a Catchy Blog Title

  • Your title should tell the reader exactly what to expect. What did you expect when you opened this blog? Yep, 4 ways to create a catchy blog title. The name says it all. A bad example of a title is “Fiction 101.” Yuck, boring, not enough information. A good title is “3 Ways to Make your Fiction Come to Life.” If you’re a fiction writer, wouldn’t you like to read that blog? Do you know why? Because it offers a service, an insight, some expertise.
  • How about numbers? Try this: “8 Haunted Places in Detroit” or “5 Ways to Get Your Husband off the Couch.” People like numbers!
  • Rock the adjectives! “Catchy Blog Titles” is better than “Blog Titles.” Try adjectives people are attracted to: Free, Fun, Incredible, Effortless, Secret.
  • Try something outlandish. I like mixing opposites or writing something one would never, ever actually do. “Fuzzy Bunnies are Smug,” “The Graceful Klutz,” “Shampoo your Lion’s Mane in 20 Minutes Without Getting Bitten.”

Recapping:

1. Say exactly what your blog is about.

2. Try a number.

3. Add an adjective.

4. Try something crazy.

 

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Lori Crane is a bestselling and award-winning author of historical fiction and the occasional thriller. Her books have climbed to the Kindle Top 100 lists many times, including “Elly Hays” which debuted at #1 in Native American stories. She has also enjoyed a place among her peers in the Top 100 historical fiction authors on Amazon, climbing to #23. She resides in greater Nashville and is a professional musician by night – an indie author by day.

The Versatile Blogger Award

theversatilebloggerI’m just tickled pink to receive this award from my dear author friend Anna Belfrage. Anna is one of the most versatile people I know. She writes amazing books with intriguing fictional characters, yet her feet are firmly planted in a career based in solid numbers. She keeps her feet on the ground and her head in the clouds. She’s a wife and mother, and she speaks numerous languages. Click on her name to hop over to her site for her unique view of history and pick up one of her books. You won’t be disappointed.

Now, on to the award. The Versatile Award contains five to-dos:

  1. Display the Award Certificate (copy and paste it from my post)
  2. Write a post and link back to the blogger who nominated you
  3. Post seven interesting things about yourself
  4. Nominate up to fifteen other bloggers (and why you’ve nominated them)
  5. Inform them of their nomination  (via a comment on their blog unless you have their email)

 

Ok, I think I’m on #3. Why did they have to put the word “interesting” in there? Ummm…

1. I live on a farm, work on a ship, and commute to work by plane.

2. I’m a prefectio..perfecion…perfectionist who uses spell check like it’s the Bible.

3. I love to cook gourmet meals, but don’t really care what we have for dinner.

4. I love numbers but am totally dyslexic when it comes to them.

5. I use Post-It notes so much, mine say “www.LoriCraneAuthor.com” on the top of them.

6. I’m a classically trained pianist and a professional musician, but I seldom play more than three-chord rock songs in my dueling piano show. It’s just pitiful.

the goose7. My favorite thing in the whole world is being at home. My home is quiet and serene, which is my refuge from my crazy career. Well, except for the geese…the geese are NEVER quiet.

 

My nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award are:

P. C. Zick – Patricia is so Versatile, she has numerous blogs. You can reach them all from the top of her author page.

Elle Knowles – Elle is very Versatile, posting everything from funny scenarios to sewing to writing.

Barbara Schmidt – Barbara’s blog is mostly about genealogy, and I’ve nominated her because she is Versatile enough to write blogs in English and in German. Who else do you know can do that?

My new favorite blog is by Gvon Kapherr. Just go read it. It’s amazing!

Musician James Radcliffe is a philosopher of the highest regard.