5 ways to create headlines that people ACTUALLY want to read

Hello fellow blogger! Long time no talk, and by long time I mean I took two posting days off. Blogging is something that I love to do, and I get so much enjoyment out of creating content that I think is interesting. With that being said, why put so much time into amazing content if you aren’t talking care of your actual post? There is so much more than just writing a post. One of the easiest things you can do is to figure out how to create headlines that will attract your readers!

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It is a lot easier to create headlines than you think it is!

If you’re ready to create headlines that will keep readers lining up, then there are just a few tips that you need to know. First off, what is a headline? A headline is typically the title of your blog post, you can also utilize headers within your post to add a level of organization for your reader as well.

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The five golden rules of a good headline

  • Use numbers in your headlines: This might be one of the oldest blogging tricks in the book, but it is something that I still use to this day. A reader is more likely to click on content that promises a certain value to them. If you write a post about 4 Ways to Create Better Content, then the reader knows they are going to have four tips to help them kill their content!
  • Brush up on your vocab, sis!: Using words that instantly strike something inside of your reader is always a good idea. Words that emphasize ease, results, or confidence are great to use when you create headlines. Check out this link for a huge list of words that you can start using today!
  • Tempt the readers in the blogging world!: When I say this, I mean you want to create headlines that stop the reader in their tracks. With that being said, don’t be a tease. Make sure that what you are promising in you headline is actually delivered!
  • Make sure you’re staying on topic: There have been quite a few times where I clicked on a headline right away, only to find that the post that followed basically had nothing to do with it. Not only is it important to keep your content organized, instances like that can have a significant impact on the level of trust that you have with your readers.
  • It’s as easy as answering a problem: I think that a lot of us probably choose blog posts or even just web pages because it answers a specific problem, right? Why should your content be any different? At the end of the day, blogs are often a resource for others, so by promising to answer a question, you’re more likely to catch that readers attention.

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4 Comments

  1. Stephanie Whitman
    June 19, 2019 / 2:17 pm

    Such an awesome list of suggestions. This was so helpful to read through as I’ve been challenging myself to uplevel my blog titles lately. Thanks for sharing!

    • ashleestuart
      Author
      June 20, 2019 / 8:49 am

      You’re so welcome Stephanie! Thanks for reading!

  2. Candice
    June 19, 2019 / 3:55 pm

    These are brilliant tips!

    Thanks so much for sharing them

    Candice x

    natalyaamour.com

    • ashleestuart
      Author
      June 20, 2019 / 8:49 am

      Thanks so much Candice!

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