Are you saying “This is What Trumps All: How You Can Become a Successful Writer on Medium in 5 Simple and Easy Steps. After… Success! Why stop now? 1000s of Successful Wordsmiths Who Are Successful Can’t be Wrong! Know Your Futhorc” is not an irresistible headline?
I did heavy research on headlines, spent hours crafting words and even used an online headline analyzer, which gave it the score of 81.
However, I do like the idea of trying more listicle type headlines, so I have renamed an earlier article “4 Ways of the Wordsmith: How to Be Happy and Successful Now.”
It was a hard hitting investigative piece of journalism where I uncovered Medium’s last change in their curation guidelines where only articles from Medium-owned publications are selected as the main “featured” stories.
We’ll see if it gets the burp (Freudian keyboard slip) it deserves.