1. Numbers, digits, & lists We’ve talked before about how much readers are mesmerized by lists. Starting your headline with a number helps the headline stand out. Just as the human eye is drawn to contrasting colors, we’re also naturally drawn to the juxtaposition of digits resting beside text. A list also gives readers a clearer idea of what to expect in your post, as well as promising a quick, scan-friendly read.
headline writing rules Some great list words to get you started:
While there’s much to be said for mystery and intrigue, you can’t leave readers hanging without a clue of what to expect from your blog post topic. Your blog post headline needs to clearly articulate what you’ll be covering in the article. No one is going to click a vague headline. •Bad Headline: Write a Song •Good Headline: How to Compose Your Own Song: Songwriting 101