As the end of the year rolls to a close, it’s time to think about New Year’s resolutions. Mine will be to take the advice of the Caterpillar from The Adventures of Alice In Wonderland. In my blogs I will endeavor to I say what I mean and to mean what I say. Too often in our haste, we writers do neither. Smitten by our ideas, we forget that a joke backfires if our readers don’t understand the punch line.
Take blog titles, for example. Writing a blog is a labor of love, so why do we creators sometimes shoot ourselves in the foot with catchy titles that convey nothing of content? Below are some examples. I ran across them the other day at a site from Mizwrite.com. Can anyone guess what these blogs are about?
Hyperbole and a Half
Daddy Is Tired
Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat?
Where Am I Going … And Why Am I in this Handbasket?
Julie, Julia and Julio
The Typing Makes Me Sound Busy
I Should Be Folding Laundry
Happy Hour … Somewhere
Drunk Writer Talk
Back of the Napkin blog
I Could Cry but I Don’t Have Time
I Do Things So You Don’t Have To
Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder
Don’t Put Lizards in Your Ears
(Courtesy of norlinreelhistory.blogspot.com)