Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Leno vs. Conan- Fight for the Title

This post has nothing to do with late night TV.
But it made you look, didn't it?

I've been thinking a lot lately about titles. Titles for blogs, books, etc.
Titles can pull us in or turn us off.

A good book title will make us think twice. The first time when we pick up the book. The second, when we are done reading and look at the title again.
We know what Jane Eyre is just from the title.
What is Dandelion Wine about? It can't be a whole book on how to make a drink out of a weed.
Who gets to make the wish in Just One Wish? And what wish is it?
How many stories surround the Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet? Are there really roads called Bitter and Sweet?
What compels someone to read The Forest of Hands and Teeth just from the title? Sounds eerie.

How likely are you to click on a blog post that is titled Titles or Leno vs. Conan- Fight for the Title?
I've started a new blog for book reviews. I think I'll be reviewing more this year and don't want my writing blog to be taken over. But the problem is, I'm not sure I like the title of my blog.
Right now, it's Sweeter-Then-Taffy Book Reviews. Is that too contrived? Should I make it short and sweet like Taffy's Reviews?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and seriously considered.
And if you would like me to review your book on my blog, give me a heads up!

I have three books in editing mode but the poor babies have had their names changed so many times they don't look at me when I call. Maybe, one day, they will tell me their name. Until then, I try and hang out with them everyday, correcting them and helping them along the path to betterment.


Danyelle Ferguson said...

I like "Sweeter Than Taffy Book Reviews" You could shorten it to "Sweet Taffy's Reviews" or something like that. But I do like how "sweet" plays off your "Taffy's Candy" title for your main blog.

Jane Isfeld Still said...

I was thinking the same as Danyelle. I first thought Taffy's Sweet reviews or Sweet Taffy's reviews like Danyelle is saying.

There is also Taffy Pull I wans thinking of that as another something you might want to do like pull other blogs over to yours to review. I know I', weird but sometimes a little idea like that catches with something in your mind and magic happens. :)

Taffy said...

Thanks, ladies!
How about 'Taffy has Pull' lol

Peggy said...

I really, really stink at coming up with titles. I do love Taffy Pull, though! Or any mix of those words.

I don't so much love the ones with "Sweet" in the name. I LOVE that YOU are sweeter than Taffy (and that phrase totally makes me giggle), but if I didn't know you and saw that as a title, I would assume that your reviews would place being sweet above being honest. Does that make sense?

Kimi said...

I don't KNOW. I just don't know! When I created a new blog so mine wouldn't be taken over, I ended up practically abandoning my old blog. Just food for thought.

Anyway, I like Taffy Pull too.

And I like your blog a lot.