I have written before about the power of writing a good headline. In fact, I think having the ability to generate interesting and descriptive headlines can make or break one’s blogging “career”.
If you read the title above, you can see that I am in a relatively silly mood today. I had tested the limits of the ActiveRain headline before, but all I had determined previously was that there was an actual limit. Today, I know the answer to the (rather long-winded) question above.
So, how long can an AR post headline be? 255 characters!
When I had tried to exceed the maximum space before in the interest of fun, I received an error message, but it didn’t give me any specifics. Kudos to the AR programmers, since I saw the following message today:
Title is too long (maximum is 255 characters)
I have seen a trend toward longer headlines lately. In fact, I have found that these are sometimes the most entertaining posts around.
It’s hard to imagine a newspaper allowing this much space in their headlines, which is one reason why blogging gives all of us more freedom than traditional media outlets.
I will be interested to see two things from this particular post:
How it looks on the Blogs page – it should stand out, right?
How many people actually click on it – I probably would 🙂
Thanks for reading!