Loved this post by Guillaume with the intriguing title Butterfly. It spoke to me and I am sure most bloggers will face this dilemma too. How much to give in to the temptation for google searchable but boring titles, or to go with your heart and title it with something you feel within.
I am not too pleased with myself that I sometimes cave in to the requirements of google. This post has made me think, I shouldn’t really care. I should title it any way I like and not be affected by cold things like ‘search engine optimization’ that go against what most writers feel and want – freedom of expression. I am not as impressed by an increase in readership due to my blog being high up on the search engine, though I have to admit, it is sweet when you search for something and your own post appears on the front page. Don’t want readers who come by one day through a google search never to return because the rest of my posts are boring. I am prouder when readers want to come back because they found something interesting or useful? A kind of connection that goes both ways? Or even better – that they found a thought space that gives them comfort, just like I get comfort from my favourite magazine Frankie. The writing within it’s pretty pages – utterly divine, and most of all, honest.