Meta-blogging: Are questions effective blog post titles?
I have been thinking about writing a blog post for a few days. This particular post, though, was inspired by reading the title of a post by prolific blogger, Fr. Z. Reading the title made me think about how questions seem to be a way to grab a reader. Especially effective is using a syrupy-sweet-sticky question as a grabber. I think academic journal titles work like this too.
Something like “Life: A longitudinal analysis of Really Awesome Data.” And then the actual journal article is about the fermentation of extracted turnip juice and its effects on enhancing toddler’s silly faces. Seriously?
Actually, I would probably read that article. Back to the meta, this particular post really just serves the purpose of allowing my weary mind to wander a little bit in the midst of internship application. Man, those are getting tiresome.
I used to be such a sap though, writing in online journals. Something about projecting my angsty, hormone-infused thoughts and feelings on to a screen, shouting on the peaks of livejournal my pain, loneliness, and existential suffering. Something about that, yes. Something about longing for posterity; longing to be seen and heard. Hard to outrun those dreadful demons, still.