Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

Question for you. Should I change my title strategy?

On Fridays, Sundays, and the last Saturday of the month, I use special titles: Foto Friday, Letter Arts, & State of the Blog. I use these as warning when the content is not standard horse spiel, i.e. if you are not into art photos, lettering, or my thoughts on blogging, you might wish to come back tomorrow.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays, since it is standard horse spiel, I use sub-heads to indicate specific content, i.e. saddle seat and driving.

Example

I’ve started to wonder if I am overthinking this. I read a blog that categorizes posts depending on whether the topic was covered previously, whether the post is long or short, and so on. I’m sure the organizational scheme makes sense to the blogger. For me, it is overly finicky and gets in the way of the ideas.

So, should I simplify to one consistent style?

Options
1) Put all labels in titles. Example, last Wednesday would go from

Pretty Ribbon
to
Saddle Seat Wednesday: Pretty Ribbon

Clarifying or cumbersome?

2) Put all labels in subheads. The title for today would go from

State of the Blog: Title Question
to
Title Question

State of the Blog

Neat or not enough context?

3) Keep it the way it is. It helps, or at least doesn’t hinder. Mox nix.

Previous State of the Blog posts [list of links]
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Elsewhere in the blogosphere

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Contest for Horse Bloggers
“I thought it would be fun to have fellow bloggers send in their “between the ears” photos and then everyone could guess who is who (for sweet prizes – that have yet to be determined!).”
Peace & Carrots: Upcoming Blog Giveaway! (aka Guess Who? Between the Ears Edition)

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Stop Cabin Fever
“Total estimated time til a fixed pony: approximately 8 weeks … I guess I’ll have lots of free time on my hands for the next couple months. Lord help us all … if there’s anything you’ve been wanting me to write about or review, now is the time to put in a request.”
the $900 Facebook pony: Good News, Bad News & the $900 Facebook pony: Not Quite Right

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Comments on: "State of the Blog: Title Question" (5)

  1. I am entirely indifferent. I click into everything you write, and can quickly go away again if it doesn’t interest me.

  2. Ditto, Sparrowgrass!

  3. I like either! Whatever works best for you 🙂

  4. I like it the way it is. There are a few things that when I’m super busy that I occasionally skip (photo or letter art) so that helps me there. I always read and want to read when you are writing.

  5. Three for mox nix. One for warning titles. Appreciate the input.

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