I’m sure you’ve all noticed by now, I have the most horrible time coming up with a title for posts! Reviews are easy, I just do book+author+review. But discussions? I tend to fail, BADLY. The title is almost always too long, easily confused with some other subject, or both. Rarely do I actually come up with a discussion title that works well.
I’m constantly in envy of all you bloggers who have brains that work well for coming up with titles for your posts. I don’t know what my issue is, but the longer I try to come up with a good title, the worse the title ends up being!
Case in point, last week’s Discussion Post: “What Do You Think Of Bloggers Who Moderate Comments?”
That post. That one right there? Was not about moderating in general. But specifically about bloggers who delete comments that don’t agree with their own thoughts. And is that what springs to mind when reading the title? Noooooo…… (I’m not sure if this posts title is much better honestly!)
Occasionally I manage to get titles that fit the topic and aren’t a hundred years long. But I tend to think of those as flukes, since they don’t happen often.
How do you come up with titles for your posts? How do you make them FIT the post and not ramble on about something off-topic? How do you keep them short but still fit the theme? (Also, Happy Holidays to everyone who celebrates something this month!)