Why Blog Headlines Matter

Darren Rowse at Problogger hosted the final Group Writing Project of the year last week. I have no idea how many entries there were. Let’s just call it “a lot” and leave it at that! You can view the entire list below. Clearly, the only way to get noticed in this list is to have a great headline. I don’t.

My headline, Evolving Times: The Year In Review, has appeal only to those who know Evolving Times. And even then, it’s sort of…”yawn.”

The idea of the group writing project is to get the list and begin reading through the entries and pick your top ten. Well, I sure have not had extra time to read through very many of these entries.

So I’ve decided to pick out the ten best headlines, according to me!

I make absolutely no claims about the content of the entries, although, in my experience, folks that write good headlines usually write good content as well.

Here are my top ten thirteen titles from the Problogger Group Writing Project. Enjoy:

To Think a Lost Cell Phone Started it all by Mama Duck

5 Technology Discoveries That Changed My Business in 2006 by Desiree Scales

The Biggest Blogging Mistake I Made In 2006 by George

The Year in Review: The Best Websites You’ve Never Visited (and some you have) by Erin

Only You Can Write Your Life’s Coming Attractions by Tony

How I Made It Through 2006 As A Newbie Blogger Without Losing The Rest of My Hair by Robert

I’ll blog naked throughout 2007 by Andréa

Fart Queen and Other Princess Stories – Year End Review by E.B

2006 Was a Very Good Year to be a Willie Nelson Fan by Linda

Six Moments That Changed My Foodie Life in 2006 by Sarina Nicole

Saving the Planet One Lunch Break at a Time by Lorna
And in case you want to create your own top ten list, here are the rest of the entries. You’ll also notice, down at the bottom, a list of all the folks that donated prizes to the project. Definitely check out those sites!
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      8 Responses to “Why Blog Headlines Matter”

      1. Linda on December 29th, 2006 4:29 pm

        Hey, thanks for posting the blog list from Darren’s writing project at http://www.problogger.net. What a diverse group of bloggers, huh?

        And thanks for naming my entry in your top 13: “2006 Was a Very Good Year to be a Willie Nelson Fan.” (and it was, too, by the way.)

        I enjoyed my visit here to your blog site! Thanks,

      2. Griffin on December 30th, 2006 8:36 pm

        Thanks for linking to me! Have a great New Year!

      3. Edward Mills on December 30th, 2006 9:01 pm

        Linda: You’re very welcome. I believe you that it was a good year to be a Willie Nelson Fan!

        Griffin: You’re welcome too.

        Have a great New Year.

        ed

      4. Roberta on January 2nd, 2007 4:56 pm

        Thanks for the link! I found alot of these titles very interesting…..the fart queen was something I couldn’t stop reading…along with that, The Biggest Blogging Mistake by George was a good read, also…this was a fun project and i look forward to more :)

      5. Edward Mills on January 2nd, 2007 5:04 pm

        You’re welcome Roberta. You’ve got a fun site!

        ed

      6. Patrick on January 4th, 2007 10:23 am

        Thanks for the mention. :)

      7. anne on January 7th, 2007 11:03 am

        Thanks for the shout out.

      8. Edward Mills on January 7th, 2007 2:24 pm

        Patrick and Anne, you’re both welcome.

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