A lot of people seem to struggle with catchy blog post titles and therefore they fail to capture people’s attention with their work. I was in exactly the same boat as this when I first started out – I think it’s bred from lack of confidence!
But catchy blog post titles are your bread and butter – they make you stand out from the other search results.
If you struggle to come up with enticing captions for your content then this is the article for you! Below you will find three POWERFUL options for finding ideas for your next blog post.
1) The Others
Now I’m probably gonna shock you a bit here – I’m all for stealing other’s blog headlines or titles but I would never steal their content!
You don’t necessarily have to steal the title outright – you can use it as some sort of template or inspiration and change it to serve your purpose. If you want you can pinch the title of this post – I don’t care and it’s a pretty awesome, low competition keyword after all!
Just try spinning it a little…
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The possibilities are endless once the idea is in place so take it and run with it!
2) Your Mum’s Magazines
Magazines work much in the same way as blog posts – they need to entice people in with bold and brave headlines. To be profitable they need readers and to get readers they need to catch their attention.
Most mother’s will have a pile of month old magazines they’ve barely scanned through – usually under the coffee table or stuffed in a corner of the breakfast table.
If this is not the case then pop down your local newsagents and skim along the magazine rack – you don’t have to buy anything!
Whenever I’m about to go for a quick shop in town I always take one of those little reporter’s notebooks with me and a mini-pen. Most supermarkets and stores now have aisles dedicated to magazines and newspaper’s – see what you can find ( get inspired! ).
3) Inspiration From Blog Comments
This happens a lot more often than one might think! Sometimes visitors will leave a great idea for a blog post in one of their comments on your ( or someone else’s ) blog.
Perhaps a particular phrase they use is one that you realize rings true for your audience as a whole. Simply pick out this phrase and use it as a title template or even the title itself.
In a lot of cases you’ll find these phrases make superb keywords as well. Simply plug it into an effective keyword tool and see what it’s competition is and how often it is searched.
YOUR AUDIENCE is using this terminology so why not use it yourself – surely that type of heading will appeal to them?
These are the three places I go when I’m struggling to come up with blog headlines or titles. Where are the places YOU go to find your headline ideas? If you fancy sharing them with us please feel free to use the comment section below 🙂