Blog...Blah...Blog...Blah.....Is the Headline Important?

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Good Morning Tuesday Active Rainmakers:

My daughter, a senior at SAC State and a journalism/government major is experiencing the world of blogging.  In her recent request, she said, " I want to be able to write a column and its so interesting you forget you are reading something. Any suggestions?"  So fellow bloggers, is it important for length for content?  Is the value in a blog to exercise smarts or creativity? Should a blogger attract readers by pictures or content?  Should a blog be serious or funny?  Does a blog need to carry a particular theme throughout the entire entries or can it change in interests.  For me, a blog should be enticing.  But of course what is enticing to me, may not be the same for someone else.  For example, I like cream in my coffee, no sugar.  So I guess in a nut shell, blogging ideas are personal and seem to pertain to the individual.  But I do think, good ideas, a bit of humor can always add to the mix!

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Rainer
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Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
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Kimberly,

Don't forget how important the headline is, too!

Nov 10, 2009 04:59 AM #1
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Kimberly Moore
Chase International - South Lake Tahoe, CA
Why Settle For Less When You Can Have Moore

Actually, you are so right....  It is probably the number one most important feature that draws in the crowd of readers!  Thanks for your comment! 

Nov 10, 2009 05:13 AM #2
Rainer
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Douglas Fischer
East Oahu Realty - Selling Honolulu, Hawaii Condos - Honolulu, HI

Yes!  The headline is extremely important.  Not only does it grab the attention of the potential reader and motivate them to open your bog, but for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) purposes it is critically important.  Did I say it was important?  ; ))

Nov 10, 2009 05:46 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
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Kimberly - if it works for you then it is right for you.

I always get a kick out of those who tell us what is good and what is not ... all that does is show their ignorance of what the other person is trying to do or the people they are trying to reach.

It reminds me of why I stopped answering questions in public question section. ... all the answers from out of state/province/country responders who did not know anything about the local market and and were giving advice as if they knew the right answer

Nov 10, 2009 11:05 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Blatt + Cutino
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I agree. The headline is important. it is what entices the reader. When I read the newspaper..online..I scan for interesting topics, hot stories. Sometimes they are not so hot but they hooked me in...in turn I may miss a really good article because of a weak topic. I think we are programmed that way. My daughter is a PR major at Boston University and struggling with these issues too.

Nov 13, 2009 08:32 AM #5
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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The headline is the most important part as long as it relates to the blog subject.  A great blog won't be read if the headline doesn't draw them in first...

Nov 13, 2009 09:36 AM #6
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