I will always keep repeating that blogging doesn’t have to be perfect, even if English is not your first language. However, if you are intending to keep a competitive site that keeps readers, you need to tighten up on grammar. That includes tightening up on the grammar when writing a blog title.
Writing can be frustrating. You have to thing of spelling, pronouns, what point of view you want to write in, and much more. The title of your article is the first thing people read before getting a chance to read an excerpt or the actual full blog post.
I think the best way to convey learning how to write a better blog title is to take some examples I’ve found from around the Internet and share them with you.
Below are five examples of grammatically incorrect blog titles.
- 5 Obvious Truth You May Not Like About Blogging
- Challenges of Blogging and How to Overcome
- Facts no One Tells we Newbie Bloggers
- 5 Things They Forget When They Become Successful Bloggers
- The Truth as I Saw It
Do you know why these are written incorrect? If n
Example Blog Title #1: 5 Obvious Truth You May Not Like About Blogging
This is simple. The title should read 5 Obvious Truths You May Not Like About Blogging. This is a simple mistake when the writer forgets that the noun should be plural rather than singular.
Example Blog Title #2: Challenges of Blogging and How to Overcome
This is actually an incomplete thought and makes the title read a bit awkwardly. The title should be written Challenges of Blogging and How to Overcome Them. The “them” would refer back to the challenges of blogging.
Example Blog Title #3: Facts no One Tells we Newbie Bloggers
This is the case that there are some unnecessary words in the title and it makes the title awkward. In this case, the title should have been written as Facts That No One Tells Newbie Bloggers. In the case of getting by most readers, Facts That No One Tells Us Newbie Bloggers will also work. This is the wrong pronoun.
Example Blog Title #4: 5 Things They Forget When They Become Successful Bloggers
This one was a little over thought and needed to be simplified. There are no need for pronouns. What are ‘they’? Keep it simple and try 5 Things Forgotten By Successful Bloggers or 5 Things Successful Bloggers Forget.
Example Blog Title #5: The Truth as I Saw It
The is the wrong tense of the verb ‘to see”. It should be written as The Truth As I See It. You are still alive and seeing these. Using the past tense means its in the past and not up to date. The past tense also makes the phrase come off as awkward.
Check back on older posts and see if you can spot and correct your own mistakes. The great thing about blogging is that your posts are not set in stone. You can go back and update them anytime. It is part of growing as a blogger. Even if you think you’re hot stuff in the blogging world, there’s always room for improvement.
Have you found old blog titles from articles you’ve written in the past that needed to be corrected because of grammatical errors?