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Why A Brilliant Blog Post Title Can Get Tons of Clicks (With Free Printable Power Word List)

Blog Post Titles

 

Blogging is essential to any content marketing. We all know this. Content marketing for creative entrepreneurs is key in today’s saturated digital world. The problem is getting noticed. How can one expect to be found if one doesn’t go above and beyond to create good, valuable content?

The answer is simple: you won’t.

A good blog post starts at the very beginning with the title.

Just like the front page of a newspaper, a quality, catchy headline has to hook the reader. A visual artist wants to evoke emotion when others see their work. A blog post title needs to make the reader feel they need to read the post.

There are a number of things that go into a blog post and creating a blog post title that will catch readers. For this post, I want to focus on the use of strong, powerful words in your post titles.

The Title Is the Hook

Think back to how many times you clicked on a link because of how catchy it was. Curiosity is a basic human trait and clickbait works every time. I’m not advocating for you to become a clickbait pro. What you need to do is learn how to create that “hook” in your post titles.

Notice for this post I used the word “brilliant.” What I’m writing about isn’t necessarily profound, but you clicked.

As any poet, writer or blogger knows, words hold power. Visual creatives are not always comfortable with their writing. But your content marketing relies on having a hook to get readers into your sales funnel. We talk about keywords and their importance, but what about basic vocabulary and writing? Using words of strength and emotion are just as important as finding the right keyword.

Vocabulary List

To help those of us who struggle with vocabulary, here’s a short list of dynamic, effective words you can use in your blog post titles:

  • Brilliant
  • Effective
  • Unique
  • Uncommon
  • Powerful
  • Stupendous

These are just a few to get your creative juices flowing for your next post. Download my free list of 25 Words To Make Your Blog Post Titles Pop.

Wrap Up

The content of what you post will always be the most important aspect of any good blog. When I write, my goal is to provide value in everything I write. I want my posts to be simple yet effective. I want to tell my readers a story and provide guidance from what I’ve learned. It’s that value that we’re all searching for. Using words to provide that hook, is the key.

What words can you think of that will catch readers?

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3 Ways To Becoming A Brilliant Leader

Leader

Many times the boss thinks they’re a leader but in the end, they’re really just a boss. There is a difference between being someone who is a boss and then being someone who leads.

Being a boss is easy. Being a leader is the tough part. Continue reading 3 Ways To Becoming A Brilliant Leader

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Poetry For Breakfast: Don’t Be Afraid

Poetry
Poetry
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Don’t be afraid.

What’s inside is true.

A love, like no other.

Pure.

Like fresh snow.

Your touch, simple.

That smile, I always enjoyed.

That laugh, reached my heart.

You’re words, spoke joy.

Remember the coffee shop?

Tribeca too.

Stay a while.

A love, like no other.

Don’t be afraid.

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How I Found Success Practicing These 4 Habits

Habits

We are creatures of habit. We all know some habits are good and others are not. What we forget, however, is our daily personal habits translate into our professional lives more than we know. Far too often, I’ve caught myself doing something in the office, that comes directly from my personal habits.

Nothing inappropriate of course.

Rather than focus on the bad habits, there are four important, basic ones, needed in any leadership role.  Continue reading How I Found Success Practicing These 4 Habits

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3 Things You Can’t Change. So Don’t Bother Trying!

Change
Change
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How much time do you waste trying to change things you can’t? Think about this for one moment. I’ve realized, no matter what I do, there are some things in life that I simply have no control over. I can’t change them. So why bother trying?

After all, trying to make something or someone conform to what I want is a huge time sink.

I’m sure there are number of “things” that would make this list. Limiting it to just three is an easy way to make a post. But personally, these three things are not only the most important, but the easiest ones to stop doing. Take a look:  Continue reading 3 Things You Can’t Change. So Don’t Bother Trying!