I’ve been stumbling on articles where the title doesn’t make sense or fit with the content of the post. Now, the post’s content itself doesn’t have very many problems, but when I read the article and reflect back to the title, it means a whole different thing.
Are you finding that an issue sometimes with your readers where you have to explain your blog title of the article and how it has affected the reader’s perception while reading the article?
Here’s an example of a title: 7 Types of Websites WordPress is Well Suited For
The title tells us that the article gives 7 types of sites that it is suited for. However, after reading the article, the post conveys that WordPress is suited for only 7 types of sites and doesn’t convey anything about beginners. There were a lot of mistakes in the post, but the general point was that the title and the article together did not convey what came next. So, as a reader and a WordPress designer and developer, I made comment that I do not agree with the post. The blog owner or article writer then replies to explain that the article is for beginning WordPress users to find a good way to use the content management system.
In the case of this, the article was not titled correctly if the blog owner intended the post to be understood differently. It should have been titled somewhat like: 7 Types of Most Commonly Used Websites With WordPress. The article should have also explained what the blog owner intended for the post to reach out to.
There are a lot of issues that you as a blog owner have to take care of when writing your post titles and articles, even if English is not your first language. What may mean something to you, may mean something else to another person. Blogging isn’t perfect, but if you don’t pay attention to the real meaning of the post, you will lose your reader or have to keep explaining what you really meant in your post.
There are other post title writing examples that I will be pulling up and explaining from time to time.