This may not last long but at the time of publication my posts are all over Psych Central’s World of Psychology blog.
I’m not one to brag. It’s just not in my DNA. But this is just too funny!
My article on 10 Reasons Therapy May Not Be Working was posted today so that’s at the top of the blog.
Right after that Therese Borchard, Psych Central Associate Editor, sites my piece on finding a physician in Tips to Find a Good-Enough Doctor.
THEN in the side bar at the right, under Most Popular Posts these articles are posts 2 through 10. Clearly a server glitch of some kind, it still makes me smile.
Yesterday my post on Charlie Sheen and AA was on the Most Popular Posts list for like the 15th day straight. It also hit over 400 Facebook Likes, which just knocks me out!
AND another old post of mine 10 Things to Say to a Sick Friend, published a year ago, made a repeat appearance on the Most Popular Posts list.
Congrats, Dr. A – you are clearly on a roll, or the stars are aligned just so, or you are just a damned good writer who knows how to come up with really compelling article titles!
As a longtime journalist, I believe in the power of the headline.
Example: A Canadian website recently picked up one of my blog articles called “Stupid Things Doctors Say To Heart Patients”, but edited this catchy title (too insulting?) to something about the importance of doctor-patient communication blahblahblah. What a profound difference! Would you as an average reader be curious to read the first? Would you pass on the second?!
You get this, bigtime. I love your headlines and that’s why I – and Psych Central – just can’t stop reading your articles!
Wow, Carolyn! That is a compliment times 10! I do try to come up with titles that I think would catch the eye. It’s really nice to know I hit the mark most of the time.
The first title on your article was so good! I can’t imagine what that website was thinking unless they all a hundred years old or have no sense of humor (which is just sad for them).
That article is brilliant by the way, I would love to re-print in here if that is OK with you, complete with original title!