Lookie who got on the digg home page today:
That doesn’t happen every day, so pardon me while I gloat a little. (Here’s the digg story URL.) In fact, it’s only the third time I’ve put a story on the home page. But this an interesting study in headline writing:
I submitted the same article to mixx, but used the boring headline that came straight from the Dallas Morning News article: “White House candidates offer plans to curb high gas prices”. I changed the title when I submitted to digg, came up with something much more interesting — a better hook — and the thing took off like wildfire. So, next time you read about the importance of writing attention-getting headlines for social media … listen to that advice.
One More Thing…
Speaking of social media, I wrote a guest post today for the Social Media Mom blog. You can read it here:
If you read it, let me know what you think. Is 10-years-old too young to start blogging?