Posted by: Jim Adcock | August 29, 2011

How to write better titles for blog posts (via The Daily Post at WordPress.com)

Daily post had some interesting comments about post titles.

If you’re interested in more traffic, you should check out this top ten list of tips from Poynter.org. Since they’re focused on journalism, they know a bit about how to write good headlines: “Omit needless words,” said Strunk and White. If you apply that guideline to only one aspect of your writing, let that be headlines. In several of its potential destinations — Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc. — a headline that’s too long will have to be trunca … Read More

via The Daily Post at WordPress.com

This is a topic I have visited before, in my own post What’s In A Name.  Brevity is good, brief and pithy or attention-getting is even better.  Of course, you have to have the content to back it up

Jim Adcock is a SharePoint Administrator, and blogs about SharePoint at his main blog, Working It Out. He is also Vice President of Launch Pad Job Club, an organization in Austin, Texas, whose mission is help people who have lost their jobs to get the skills they need to land their next job, and to help them cope with the interim between jobs. Consequently, Jim also blogs about career management. He recently served as Secretary on the Austin Software Process Improvement Network Board of Directors, but left the post to look for a mythical creature he’s heard rumors of, called “sleep”…

Oooooo… irony!  The word “truncated” in the pull quote got… truncated. 

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