A blogger tries to write a witty headline. What they did next blew our minds.
Completely random thought for the day; is anyone else getting sick and tired of those "I'm gonna write in the first person so you think this article is about me, the writer" headlines? You know the ones I'm talking about. They're all over Buzzfeed and Upworthy and Facebook. They follow the exact same pattern: 1. Make a sweeping statement like "I thought this was a video about puppies." 2. Follow up with a "what happened next blew my mind/made me cry/changed *everything* etc. etc. etc. And then there's the obligatory subtitle, like "This whole video is amazing. But the best part starts at 3:34." I've decided the whole thing is a clever/manipulative strategy designed to hit us where we're weakest (i.e. making us too curious to resist) and make us click those dang links Before you know it, you've lost hours off your life to the Internet. Dangit Buzfeed.
All that aside; those stinking headlines get me to click, so I guess they win. Am I alone here? :P
So it's been over a month since my last blog post and I decided that's way too long. So here's a quick one. I thought I'd post a sneaky preview of the latest thing I'm working on for a new crowdfunding client:
Tried my hand at a pretty cool fiery text tutorial. Stay tuned for more design work and other upcoming posts: Why Everyone Should Dream Big and Songs Every Dreamer Should Listen To.
Alright. Go back to Buzzfeed, you. We're done here for now. ;)