Day 1083: How to Choose a Post Title

Even though I’ve chosen a similar title before,  I think “How to Choose a Post Title” is a blogging topic useful enough to revisit.

Do you agree, dear readers? How do you choose a title for a post, or for anything else you create?

Obviously, there’s no single right way to do so.  One technique is to consider the images you want to include in a post for possible title candidates.  For example, today I’m considering the following post titles:


  • “Unlikely Friendships”


  • “The Best Bostonians of All Time”


  • “Enjoy Life’s Simple Pleasures”


  • “Wisdom/Mistakes”
  • “Fake It Until You Make It”


  • “That’s Foolish!”

Now this may be foolish, but I have a lot of trouble making decisions, especially when there are so many good choices.

Actually, “Making Decisions” might be another good post title.


Whenever I struggle with decisions, it helps me to ask for assistance from others.  Therefore, which title would you choose for a post like this one, based on all the other photos I took yesterday?









I hope you choose to let me know your choice, in a comment below.

Choice thanks to all who helped me create today’s post, including my son Aaron’s classmate Emma, shown holding the guinea pig (which my boyfriend Michael titled “Cheryl.”) And special thanks to you — of course! — for choosing to visit here, today.

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40 thoughts on “Day 1083: How to Choose a Post Title

  1. When I repost older cartoons I don’t just reblog but give it a different title. Have been using older ones as ideas are coming slow these days and have so many recent new followers they seems first time posts for them. Christmas regards…

  2. My TOpoet blog titles are usually a line from one the poets I’m reviewing or from one of the writing samples I’ve included in the post – rarely do the titles relate to the photos (which they always do when I post photos on Tumblr),

  3. My own preference is to match a title to something I write about and choose a feature picture on the same subject. I don’t necessarily know what that will be, and it may well change as the day goes on. The title, therefore, does not come first. Your Michael has provided my choice for yours – Cheryl

  4. I like the ‘wisdom’ one. I really enjoyed the list you wrote in your group. ‘Making Decisions’ is also good.

  5. Unfortunately, I have inherited my father’s wacky sense of humor, so I choose blog post titles by the weird, random ideas that pop into my head when I think about the post’s main topic or most interesting tidbit. (I try to keep it toned down, and not too weird. Ha ha) What popped in my mind for this post of yours was:

    “May I have your attention, please?” (A.K.A. Choosing a catchy blog post title.)

    That’s probably way to long, but perhaps it could be tweaked into something usable. 🙂

    You had an interesting variety of photos. The guinea pig is adorable!

    I just wanted to drop by and say thanks for following my blog! I hope if you can find the time that you will stop by my page called “Reasons to Smile” and leave a comment. It’s a list of things people are thankful for, just to encourage each other. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

  6. it’s amazing all the titles
    presented here, Ann!
    i await voices
    that come
    to my head 🙂

  7. Luis Del Castillo

    I like the “making decisions” one, I can see it as one you would use.


  8. Any of the available choices would be good for my purposes. I chose, over ten years and nearly a couple thousand posts ago, to dodge the entire issue…. My blog titles have only two characteristics; first, they must make no sense, in a Real sense. Second, they must have no connection, other than accidental, to what is posted in the blog….

    That’s it…. I make it up, from out of my imagination, every day, BEFORE writing the post…..

    Makes it easy, and draws people with its weirdness….

    Works for me…..


    gigoid, the dubious


  9. Feel Alive!

  10. Umm – I have a terrible time coming up with witty, catchy titles. How about – “The Wisdom of Simple Pleasures” ?


    “Why are we allowing our young children, who are in the midst of a major speech development phase to watch a fluffy red Muppet with a significant speech impediment?” That has always puzzled me!!!!

  11. Maybe Ann’s Christmas walk 🙂

  12. sometimes the titles com to me as I am writing, sometimes I try to make them funny, sometimes they are serious. Pets are Best I would choose fro the photos I see in this post- love that little gray guinea pig

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  14. Love the unlikely animal friends!

    • Love your comments, Sunny! It’s unlikely that I’ll miss one of them for several months, but that happened with this one.

  15. Visual thoughts!!! that’s my choice 🙂

  16. I’m going to with “Decisions” on its own. Not Making decisions. That way someone who isn’t wondering about making a decision is included as an option.

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