I don’t consider myself a creative person, especially when it comes to words. Maybe that’s why I chose the profession I did. I’m a programmer, which deals more with logic than creativity.
So as I try to fill my blog with semi-meaningful posts, I struggle to come up with a good title that will draw in readers. I know this is one of the most important things to consider. You need a title that will make a visitor want to come in and read the post.
But while I usually know what my post is about, I feel like I lack the creativity to come up with a captivating title that will make someone want to read the post.
I tend to throw up a title without much thought, because chances are, I’m coming here to post something in my head and I want to get it out before it disappears. So I don’t think much about the title. Lately though, I’ve been trying to focus on the title more in order to capture a potential reader’s attention.
At the same time I don’t want to lose my thoughts, so maybe I’ll throw up a title just to get something down. Then once my thoughts are written in the post, I can go back and ponder what I want to title the thing.
How do you do it? Do you write the post first, then try to title it? Do you start with your title, then tweak/change it once the post is written?