5 hot tips to a great headline on FoodTribe

If you've given writing on FoodTribe a shot, you probably already know that a headline can make or break your post. Finding a good headline is, just like baking, an art: you should always try to come up with multiple headlines before publishing your post. To help you do so, here are our tips:

TIP 1: MAKE IT CLICKY

Your headline needs to give the reader a reason to read your article.

Lou Lou sparkled curiosity by framing her headline with a relatable topic (hangover), something of value for the reader (help cure), and a list of solutions (five tips) - which is a killer recipe for a headline.

You can also add emotional elements or strong words. For instance, Lou Lou could have also chosen:

THE FIVE BEST HANGOVER CURES EVER

MY FIVE FAVOURITE METHODS TO HELP CURE A HANGOVER

THESE ARE THE ONLY TIPS YOU'LL NEED TO CURE YOUR HANGOVER

Ultimately, it all up to how you want to convey your message.

TIP 2: MAKE IT ENGAGING

There are multiple ways to make a headline engaging. The easiest and most foolproof method is asking a question:

You can also try triggering a discussion by stating a strong opinion, such as

HERE'S WHY RAMEN IS NOT THE BEST BUDGET-FRIENDLY STUDENT FOOD

I HATE RAMEN - AND HERE'S MY STORY

Keep in mind when stating strong opinions to keep your posts positive - do not offend others or use inappropriate language.

TIP 3: TELL A GREAT STORY

Human civilization made it this far powered by our passion for telling stories and we all love a good one. A headline that contains a bit of a fresh story will always catch a reader's attention. Don't forget to frame it in a way that is interesting. "ROADSIDE WEEDS BREAD" would not work as well as Mike Fernie's chosen headline:

TIP 4: DO NOT CLICKBAIT

This one is simple. Always deliver what you promise. Do not write a headline that has nothing do to with the article.

TIP 5: CHECK YOUR GRAMMAR

Check your headline as many times as your favourite vodka is filtered. A typo will get give you the worst hangover.

Do not add final stops or excessive punctuation, ok????!

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