This is a post born out of frustration. You see, there was a time when I had so few genealogy blogs on my reading list that I could manage them all from my iGoogle home page. And back then I made an effort to read every post that appeared on my list. I left lots of comments, interacted with everybody else, learned new things and shared some laughs. In short, reading other blogs was fun! (And I had plenty of time left over to post to my own blog.)
With the recent blog explosion keeping up with everyone and reading blogs has become more like work. Sure, there are still enjoyable moments but I have a lot to wade though to find posts that I really enjoy. My frustration comes from a reading list full of titles that tell me little or nothing about what the post is about. Here's what my I saw on my reader on Monday.
A couple of the titles look interesting but the rest have cut off the part of the title that would give me an idea if I wanted to click and read. The only reason for putting the prompt in your title is so that it will show up in the roll up widget at GeneaBloggers. Consider flip-flopping your title so that the prompt is at the end. It will still get picked up by the Google Reader widget that creates the roll up.
Give your post titles some thought. Tease me, inform me but make sure you give me a reason to click and read!