"No day but today." ('Rent' song)
''Lightning of life''
A Day in _____'s Shoes
A life woven through time
A Miracle Starts With a Beat of a Heart
A Riot Life
A Trip to the Library is like a Trip to Another World!
All Life's A Stage
All Life's A Stage
Always Do What People Tell You NOT to do
An Affair To Remember
Angels can fly because they take life lightly.
Are You For Real!
Beautiful Blue Eyes
Beyond The Obvious
Bits and Pieces
But First Coffee
Cherish yesterday... Dream tomorrow... Live TODAY.
Circle Of Life
Count the stars
Count your blessings, not your problems.
Dance like no one is watching...
Days of Our Lives
Desires of the Heart
Do what you love
Every good friend once was a strange.
Farewell (friend, Mom etc)
First Comes Love
Friday night and feelin' alright!
Friends for life
Glitter, Glisten, Gloss
Glitter, Sparkle, Shine
Gracias por la vida, gracias por el amor
Grandmothers are the Flowers in the Garden of Life
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not....
Hearts Knit Together
Here is where my story begins
Highlight of my day
How Do I Get You Alone ???
I scrapbook to...
I Still Learning
Imprint On My Heart
It is difficult to be unhappy in (Destination).
It is not the destination ... but the journey.
It's All About Me
It's a wonderful life
ITS MOMENTS LIKE THIS THAT WE WANT TO HOLD IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER.
journey of a lifetime
Learning Life's Lessons
Life is a Bubble Bath... a few splashes, but generally good, clean fun!
Life is beautiful
Life is Fragile, Handle With Care
life is short, enjoy the coffee
Life's A Beach
Life's a Beach
Life's an adventure...go for it!
Life's Not ALWAYS rainbows and butterflies!~*
Listen with your heart
Little Moments = Big Memories
Live Laugh Love
LIVE like its your last day LAUGH like no ones listening LOVE like you have never loved before
Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much
Live your dreams
Live your Life
Live your Story
Love is all, all is love
Love is Life
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Me, myself & I
Misery Loves Company>>>> Wanna come over ! lol yeah yeah yeah i love it
My family has grown by (2, 4, 6 feet etc.)
My Family...My Life
MY four favoriate things in life: Parents, Pork, Ant, Friends
My Life, My Family, God's Way
My Little Man
My past, My present, My future ~ What was, What is, What will be
Once In A Blue Moon
Our Journey Begins Here
Our life is a window through which angels appear
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
Plant a seed and watch it grow!
Rare is the day that I don't think of you
Rare is the day that I don't think of you
Right off the press!
Some kind of wonderful
Suena... con un mundo distinto
Supply & Demand
Take Life By the Hand And Dance
The Best Things in Life are Always Free
The Circle of Life
The Fix'er upper
The Sweet Life
There's no time like the present.
Time of Your Life
Tough Times Don't Last Tough People Do
Treasured Memories - Moments of a lifetime
True beauty blossoms from within
Unwritten: Then write/type the lyrics to the song unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
We are F-A-M-I-L-Y
Welcome to the World
What is Life.....
What lies beneath..
You are my light in the dark ... the place I call home.
On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.
In a world full of noise, how do you get people to read what you write? It takes more than good content or great design. The most important part of writing an article is the headline.
To see exactly how I create blog posts that grab people’s attention, watch this video.
The same principle applies to blog posts, book chapters, and so on: The title is where your focus should be. You should begin and end every article with the question: “Would this make me want to read on?”
If not, don’t publish until you’ve got a catchy headline. Concentrate on this, and you’ll get more readers, more buzz, and more love.
How to write catchy headlines
Too often the headline is the most neglected part of writing an article. People just gloss over it without taking much time to consider it. In their minds, it’s the cherry on top. No, friends; it’s not. The headline is the sundae.
I sometimes deliberate over titles for 30–60 minutes before settling on one that works. And I often go back and change them. This is what it takes to write a good headline.
If you need some help concocting catchier headlines, here are a few simple tricks (you can also watch me walk you through this in the free video and checklist.that accompanies this post).
1. Use numbers to give concrete takeaways
There’s a reason why so many copywriters use numbers in their headlines. It works.
Do an experiment: Go to the grocery store, and scan the magazines in the checkout lane. Look at the front-page article headlines. It doesn’t matter if it’s a fitness magazine or a tabloid; many of them will be using numerals to start off the headline.
There aren’t really any rules (as far as I know) regarding what numbers work best, but people typically only remember three to five points. That said, sometimes a really obscure number like 19 or 37 can catch people’s attention.
Warning: don’t overuse numbers or use them arbitrarily. If your article clearly has some key takeaways, adding a number to the headline can help make the takeaways more digestible. But if the article doesn’t, don’t force it.
2. Use emotional adjectives to describe your reader’s problem
Here are some examples:
3. Use unique rationale to demonstrate what the reader will get out of the article
If you’re going to do a list post, be original. For example consider the following:
If possible, never use things. Please, for the love of Pete, don’t use things. You can do better than that.
4. Use what, why, how, or when
These are trigger words. I typically use “why” and “how” the most, because I’m often trying to persuade or enable someone. Typically, you’ll use either a trigger word or a number. Rarely does it sound good to do both.
5. Make an audacious promise
Promise your reader something valuable. Will you teach her how to learn a new skill? Will you persuade her to do something she’s never done before? Will you unlock an ancient mystery?
What you want to do is dare your reader to read the article. Without over-promising, be bold. Be seductive (in the most innocuous way possible, of course). Be dangerous. And then deliver what you promised.
Try this formula
Here’s a simple headline-writing formula:
Number or Trigger word + Adjective + Keyword + Promise
Example: Take the subject “bathing elephants.” You could write an article entitled, “How to Bath an Elephant” or “Why I Love Bathing Elephants.”
Or you could apply this formula and make it: “18 Unbelievable Ways You Can Bathe an Elephant Indoors”
Another (more serious) example: Take a bold promise like “selling your house in a day.”
Apply the formula and you get: “How You Can Effortlessly Sell Your Home in Less than 24 Hours”
Here are some examples of my most popular articles and the headlines behind them:
When in doubt, be clear
People don’t want to be tricked into reading something boring; they want to be drawn into something exciting. Make it worth their while.
Take extra long time to consider what headline will grab people’s attention the most, and make sure that it describes your content in an honest, but attractive, way. They won’t regret it, and neither will you.
You can go grab the downloadable checklist that accompanies this blog post right here.
And if you don’t yet have a blog, check out my 8-minute video walk-through on how to launch a self-hosted WordPress blog.
What tricks for writing catchy headlines do you use? Share in the comments.
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