Breaking Down a Successful Mylot Post the Title, part 2

Centralia, Missouri
February 8, 2016 10:10am CST
A successful mylot post, or discussion, has many parts, including the Title. A title can be ambiguous, catchy, boring, plain, exciting, racy, and all kinds of things. A good title can catch readers attentions, encourage them to stop a little longer, maybe even long enough to read the whole piece and start commenting, or help usher them on along. Let me show you some examples of what I mean. (and I told you Abby, I was using yours as examples, lol!). The following are ALL titles of past posts by one Abby Greenhill on mylot. She has a talent for catchy titles. 1. Inches matter 2. I'm half-baked and my husband is getting sauced 3. I love black lace, what about you? We all have a limited window to catch a reader's attention before they move on to the next possible discussion. The title is like a headline on the front of a magazine at the check out counter. The better one's stand up and say, "No! Stop and Read Me!" Do your titles catch attention, or do they (like many of mine, as I am still learning to write better ones) stand up and draw in the crowds? To see the previous installment in this series, the link is provided below.
Does your Mylot post stand out? Does it draw in followers and encourage participation? Fear not, if it doesn’t, it certainly could. I realized as I wrote the...
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• United States
8 Feb 16
darn, I'm good aren't I? !!! LOL! thanks for mention again and I send you the $100 check soon....
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Feb 16
hahahah, couldnt help myself, such good examples
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• United States
9 Feb 16
@Jessicalynnt Let me know if you need more material Ha Ha
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill tomorrow I am going to try and do the one on the photos or avatars, dunno, lol
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@JudyEv (88328)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Feb 16
A good title certainly catches my attention. Abby's are always catchy. Glad she's sending you a cheque!
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• Centralia, Missouri
11 Feb 16
lol, no kidding, her's are often amazing
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@LadyDuck (103970)
• Switzerland
8 Feb 16
Abby has some great titles, anyway I always read the discussions she starts because they are always interesting.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Feb 16
pretty much, she has the content to back up the titles, but lol, her titles often make me laugh
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
8 Feb 16
Thanks again for that good advice. I think choosing a title is the hardest part of writing a discussion.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Feb 16
it very well could be, gotta cap it off in a short sentence and still sound interesting!
• United States
13 Jan
Those titles are catchy . . . well sort of and your post is helpful to those that experience brain fog here
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan
you can thank @AbbyGreenhill for those, SHE is amazing at titles, I am not so much, I do write good advice pieces, and glad this is helpful!
• United States
14 Jan
@Jessicalynnt Awh, you are making me blush. That's the equivalent of you spitting tea!!! Thanks.
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan
@AbbyGreenhill hahahah, i know better than read your stuff while drinking something
@valmnz (12530)
• New Zealand
9 Feb 16
I think I'm better now at writing titles than I was when I first started online, but I know this is one of my weaknesses!
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Feb 16
I am not, I can't ever think of a good one.
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@valmnz (12530)
• New Zealand
10 Feb 16
@Jessicalynnt I usually think of a good title on here after the post has been submitted!
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Feb 16
@valmnz I have gone back and edited some before.
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@just4him (76417)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb 16
Abby does have some great catchy titles. I try to have a good title, but I know they often fall flat.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Feb 16
I dont have her gift, lol
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@just4him (76417)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb 16
@Jessicalynnt It is a gift and one learned by hard persistent work.
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@celticeagle (109418)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Feb 16
I like to make the reader read on for more info. Curiosity steers me so I think it will others too.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Feb 16
I think you very well might be right there
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@celticeagle (109418)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Feb 16
@Jessicalynnt ...Works for me.
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@UncleJoe (6988)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
14 Jan
I often open posts without reading the title. Certain poster's names get my attention first. Their titles are secondary.
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan
I read pretty much everything from those I follow, then once that is done, if I have time, I go searching for new and interesting things, but then titles and images do matter and catch my eye
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@Shellyann36 (7096)
• United States
27 Jun 16
The "Inches Matter" title is really eye catching and so is the baked and sauced title! I must admit that I have to go look up these titles and read the posts! I also have to pay more attention to my own writing.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Jun 16
I know right! I never think of titles that cool myself.
@sueznewz2 (8594)
• Alicante, Spain
13 Feb 16
I'm a work in progress on this subject.... but I think I am getting better.....
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Feb 16
I just can't ever think of anything catchy!
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@patgalca (13721)
• Orangeville, Ontario
11 Feb 16
Sometimes I come up with creative titles, and sometimes I don't take the time to think of one. I have a great deal of trouble coming up with titles for my novels.
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• Centralia, Missouri
11 Feb 16
I am not very good at this myself, I just dont think catchy like that
• United States
10 Feb 16
I try to come up with some good titles, but many fall short. I do better on my feet I guess.
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• Centralia, Missouri
11 Feb 16
right? it's so hard to be clever that short.
• Preston, England
10 Feb 16
I like titles that at least tell people what the articles about - mine tend to start poem, film / book/ movie review, etc., diary entry - it then gets to do what it says on the tin as much as possible
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Feb 16
yours are deff very clear as to their point!
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