Next time your lover gets that starry-eyed look, better offer a penny for thoughts. You may be surprised that he/she is actually creating a killer headline.
For example, Brian Clark of Copyblogger uses Cosmo, that conservative women’s magazine and bastion of great journalism. He suggests stealing provocative headlines for the sole purpose of luring in unsuspecting blog readers.
He goes so far as to say, forget content: start with a sexy headline and see what that gets you. Here’s a few of the headlines he wants bloggers to use:
- “Guys Spill: White Lies They Tell Women All the Time”
- “The 22 Best Relationship Tips Ever”
- “Get Ahead Faster: 12 Brilliant (and Slightly Badass) Ways to Do It”
- “Your Sexual Health: Crucial New Facts Your Gyno Forgot to Mention”
Go ahead and try re-wording these attention grabbers and see if your traffic spikes. (Don’t forget to link to Brian for a little link Karma!)