101+ Popular Blog Title Templates That Work (Just Fill In The Blanks!)
Tell me: how many times do you go to write a magnetic title for your blog post and instead come up with something so insufferably dull that it gives you honest-to-goodness nightmares?
(You get ’em, right? Those dreams where all you do all night is think about writing — and re-writing — the best gosh darn headline in the entire history of headlines?)
Well, whether or not writing blog titles keeps you tossing + turning all night like an scary-obsessive blogger (I wouldn’t know anything about that, by the way), I think that, actually, it should.
Until you read this post and swipe all the foolproof, fill-in-the-blank headline formulas I listed for you, of course!
BUT until you do that, yes. Headline writing should preoccupy you, my friends.
8 out of 10 people will read your headline copy.
But on average, only 2 out of those 8 people will be interested enough to go on and read your post.
Your content could be mighty, remarkable, heroic — more heroic than any other blog post for
miles clicks around — but if your blog title can’t lure them in?
It just sits there.
Unread. Unappreciated. Unloved.
All that hard work, wasted.
As a blogger + someone who depends on blogging to help me make a living for my little kids and I, that depresses me. I’m sure it depresses you, too.
That’s why, above everything else you do for a blog post, it’s your job to make your headlines as click-worthy as possible.
But hey, I’d prefer this task didn’t give you nightmares. Like other people I know. Ahem. That’s why I did the work of surveying smart, popular blogs like Hubspot, Copyblogger, Inc., etc., and created over 100 fillable blog title templates based off their most effective, compelling headlines.
The blog title formulas are easy to customize no matter what kind of blog you run, plus they make headline writing a heck of a lot faster; I think you’ll love using them.
Oh, and at the end of this post I’ve also included dozens + dozens of adjectives and descriptive words that you can use in your headlines to make them POP like they’re supposed to. Make sure to check them out and refer to them the next time you write a blog title!
P.S. There’s also a PDF download with all these headline templates at the end, too. (So you pencil + paper types can print it off and use it to brainstorm titles.) It doesn’t require your email address or the promise of your firstborn female kitten. It’s just free.
THE GINORMOUS LIST OF FILL-IN-THE-BLANK BLOG TITLE TEMPLATES TO USE FOR POPULAR POST HEADLINES
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___ : The ___ No One Is Using!
How To ___ Without ___
___ vs. ___ : Which One Is Right For ___ ?
The # Most Effective Ways To ___
___ Shouldn’t Be Complicated
___ Your ___ In ___ Days or Less
Everyone ___ . Here’s Why I ___
# ___ Inspired By ___
What’s Better: ___ or ___?
# Things That Trip You Up In ___ (And How To ___)
The Ultimate ___ Guide
The Only ___ You Should ___ Today
# Things ___ Says About You
How To ___ Even If You ___
If You Aren’t ___ You Aren’t ___
Can You ___ ? Test Your Knowledge Of ___
# Simple ___ That Will ___ Improve ___
Why ___ Is Really Worth ___
Triple Your ___ Without ___
How To Give (And Get) ___
# Ways To Master Your ___
What’s The ___ Of ___?
Why You Should ___
Indispensable ___ From ___
Is Your ___ Causing ___ ?
# ___ That Explain ___ Perfectly
How To ___ : ___ Tips The Experts Swear By
What’s The Difference Between ___ and ___ ?
Why People Hate ___ (And How To Make It Better)
How To ___ : A ___ Survival Guide
Use ___ To Delight ___
The ___ Rule That ___
# Insanely ___ Reveal The ___ That Matter Most
Stop! ___ Is Not ___
Jumpstart Your ___ With ___
What I Learned ___
# ___ Everyone Should Steal From ___
How Long Until You ___?
I Will Teach You To Be ___
How To ___ : My ___Advice To ___
Confessions Of A ___
Why Being ___ Is Not ___
# ___ That Get ___ To ___, ___, and ___
Best Tip Ever: ___
# Questions You MUST Ask Before ___
The Guaranteed Method For___
# Juicy ___ That Will ___
Your Essential ___ : # Things You ___
Why ___ Equals ___
The ABCs Of ___ That Work
Want To ___? Now You Can!
The Art Of ___: How To ___
# ___ That Rock ___
Improve Your ___ By ___
Should You ___, ___, Or ___?
How To ___ Like A Pro
# Terrific Reasons To ___
Brilliant ___ To Make Your ___ More ___
This Again? ___ Myths You Need To Ignore
Here’s The Perfect ___ For Anyone Who ___
Why I’m ___
The Best ___ I’ve Ever Gotten
The # Things ___ Need To ___
Never Worry About ___ Again
# ___ That You Need Immediately
The Real Truth About ___
Why I’ll Be Using ___ To ___
Everyone Focuses On ___. Instead, ___
Why Your ___ Isn’t ___ And How To ___
# Tips For ___
If ___ Then ___
# Quick Ways To ___
This Secret ___ Will Change Your ___
# Stunning Examples Of ___
The One ___ That Is ___ Your ___
Is ___ Affecting Your ___?
How To Apply ___ To Your ___
No More ___
I Thought ___ Was ___… And I Was Wrong!
# Irresistible Benefits Of ___
How To Create ___ To Explode Your ___
# Little Known Ways To ___
___ Secrets From A ___
# Ways To ___ On A ___ Budget
The Proven Method For ___
Get Rid Of ___ For Good!
___ Detox: How To ___
The Science Of ___ : How To ___
# Things To ___ In ___
The ___ Secret Sauce? ___
One Thing Is ___ And Everyone Is Ignoring It
The Best Step-by-Step Guide To ___
The # ___ That Helped Me ___
Is ___ Making You ___?
My ___ Shortcut To ___
Beginner’s Guide: ___
# Quality Free ___ For Your ___
Understanding ___ — Before You ___
Turn ___ Into ____
The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On ___
The Complete Guide To ___
When ___ Backfires: How To ___
Create A ___ That Gets Results
# Top ___ To Follow On ___
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ATTENTION-GRABBING DESCRIPTIVE WORDS FOR YOUR BLOG HEADLINES
Blog titles get dull — and passed over — unless you add in some pizzazz. Use at least one descriptive word in every headline you write.
“Positive” or “Neutral” Descriptive Words:
Accomplished / Adaptable / Adorable / Ambitious
Assertive / Astounding / Beaming / Bewitching
Breathtaking / Breezy / Bubbly / Candid
Canny / Crafty / Crazy / Critical
Crush / Cunning / Cutting-edge / Dashing
Decisive / Delicate / Divine / Dramatic
Dynamic / Dynamite / Effortless / Eloquent
Enterprising / Epic / Exceptional / Exhaustive
Exhilarating / Fabulous / Fearless / Flawless
Gargantuan / Geeky / Genius / Gratifying
Gutsy / Handy / Hilarious / Influential
Insane / Invaluable / Inventive / Irresistible
Juicy / Legit / Lively / Lucrative
Luscious / Magical / Massive / Mesmerizing
Modest / Monster / Nerdy / Nifty
Nimble / Obsessed / Old-fashioned / Peaceful
Persnickety / Playful / Priceless / Provocative
Punchy / Rare / Refreshing / Remarkable
Resourceful / Revered / Ridiculous / Sassy
Satisfying / Selective / Shameless / Shocking
Sizzling / Skillful / Sneaky / Splendid
Striking / Stunning / Stupendous / Suave
Superb / Sweet / Tactful / Terrific
Tidy / Transformative / Trustworthy / Uncomplicated
Unforgettable / Universal / Unusual / Versatile
Vibrant / Wild / Witty / Zany
“Negative” Descriptive Words:
(Note: these words bring up strong emotions in people; use them when appropriate on powerful, passionate posts…but use them sparingly.)
Abusive / Annoying / Arrogant
Beastly / Bombastic / Boring
Bothersome / Broken / Careless
Caustic / Chaotic / Clueless
Clumsy / Cowardly / Damaging
Dead / Deceptive / Detrimental
Dirty / Disgusting / Dull
Frightful / Fussy / Greedy
Gross / Grouchy / Horrible
Icky / Illogical / Inadequate
Inexperienced / Lazy / Lousy
Nasty / Naughty / Noxious
Offensive / Ostentatious / Pathetic
Peevish / Putrid / Puzzling
Risky / Salesy / Senseless
Severe / Shameful / Slimy
Sloppy / Snobby / Soulless
Strange / Suspicious / Terrible
Ugly / Wasteful / Worthless
Don’t forget to save the 10-page free printable PDF above to your computer (it includes all 101+ fill-in-the-blank blog title templates, all 150+ of the descriptive words, plus a few extra headline writing resources around the web), then tell me what kind of headlines make YOU click — and the kind you absolutely despise.
I know I definitely have my headline pet peeves. But you won’t believe what I have to say next.
(Har har. Get it? Oh I’m so clever, I know.)
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