Blog post titles.
There are so many posts that teach how to write'em.
Great solid advice.
I know the ins and outs of how to write a winner by now.
How come I still suck at it?
Do I think it's impossible to get better at writing great blog titles?
Of course, not.
Anything is possible with practice.
However we all need inspiration every once in a while – some of us more often than others.
Blog Titles for the Rest of Us
So in this post, I decided to show you where to find inspiration for a great title when you've got nothing in that pretty head of yours.
1. Blog Titles from Your Inbox
This one is easy, effective, and inspirational for more than just blog titles.
First, create a separate email account with any free email provider (I love Gmail for this because they now allow you to switch between different accounts very easily).
Then, sign up for any and every possible email list in your industry.
Your inbox will be quickly flooded with all sorts of ideas for the great headlines – just use your own “click-o-meter” to judge the title on its face value.
Moreover, you'll get a good feel for what kind of emails to send to your own list… and what kind not to, for that matter.
Take a look at this one I got from Ryan Deiss; definitely made me click!
2. Blog Titles from Twitter
This one takes a bit more time to set up, but the research factor is priceless.
Plus, you'll learn how to get Twitter followers in the process.
You'll need to set up two accounts:
1. A new account on Twitter (you did know that Twitter allows you to have more than one account, right?).
This account will be automatically fed with some of your favorite blog RSS feeds, so it's appropriate to present it as a news feed of sorts to the potential followers.
Take a look at how I did it with my @SEOTrafficCafe account (no longer in use).
2. An account on Twitterfeed.com, if you don't already have one.
Twitterfeed.com (now a part of Bit.ly) allows you to post as many RSS feeds as you like to as many different Twitter and Facebook accounts as you like – all on auto-pilot.
Why would you want to use it over any other automated RSS posting service?
One word – tracking.
Twitterfeed allows you to tracks the clicks any one of your shared posts gets on any social media platform.
It looks something like this:
You see those yellow tabs showing me right away how popular a particular title was on Twitter or Facebook?
That's what I am talking about.
There are other benefits to setting up Twitterfeed to feed your new Twitter account with industry news:
- It creates a great “to-read” list for you and your followers.
- It allows you to feed as many accounts as you'd like and choose which specific accounts you'd like to share a specific feed with.
- It gives you a chance to acquire more Twitter followers.
3. Blog Titles from LinkBaitGenerator.com
This tip came from Gerald Weber.
LinkBaitGenerator.com is another great source for inspiration when looking for a good blog title.
If not that, at least it'll give you a good laugh.
Here's a screenshot of the tool along with the generated blog title for “traffic generation” as a seed word.
I wish I could write great titles – anytime, every time.
But until that happens – and IF that happens – I've got some resources to help me out along the way.
And you do too now.
Great blog titles: here we come!