No. Such. Animal.
Total oxymoron (you know, like “jumbo shrimp” or “loose tights”).
I dare you to write a post with the intention of being quietly controversial!
And good luck.
I tried it once. IT DIDN’T WORK (that’s a story I promise I’ll share with you at a later date). So hold that thought.
Today I want to encourage you to head over to Newbie Lifeline and check out the Headline Blog Challenge Sheila Atwood is hosting. Yes! There are cool prizes being offered.
(By the way, this is not a lengthy, ongoing type of challenge. You will need to submit ONE headline and post — that’s it!)
Headlines are powerful.
Did the headline of this post make you at least a little bit curious? Were you thinking, “What the heck is Melanie going to say about this strange combination of words?”
I hope so. Because that was my goal.
You can craft the most wonderful posts imaginable. But if your headlines don’t grab people by the lapels and pull them in to read on, you’re sunk. Headlines are where the engagement with your audience begins.
Got an idea for a compelling headline? A HOT headline?
Then get over to Sheila’s blog and read about how you can participate in her headline-writing challenge.
I’ll see you there!