People seemed to have a lot of fun with the Cosmo headline challenge for content inspiration, so let’s do it again. In the interest of balance, this time we’ll pick on metrosexual men’s magazine Details and see what we can come up with from the headlines on the cover.
As with last time, I’ll hand out headline assignments to various bloggers to see if they can produce the corresponding post. Also as with last time, everyone else is free to join in. Simply drop the link to your post that uses a modified version of one of the original Details headlines, and I’ll do a link roundup of everyone who plays along.
So, let’s get started writing some headlines that will make even David Beckham look away from the mirror. Well, maybe that’s a stretch… but you get the idea.
Details Headline – “27 Secrets to Dressing Like a Leading Man”
Mike Sigers aspires to be the king of the audio interview, or as I call him, the Larry King of the South. Can you knock this one out, Mike?
27 Secrets to Interviewing Like Larry King
You don’t have to come up with 27 if, you know, you need to wimp out. No pressure.
Details Headline – “It’s Time to Break Up With Your Boss”
Hmmm… this is a headline that’s adaptable to almost any situation involving discontent.
Steven Bradley, how about this one?
It’s Time to Break Up With Your Web Host
This is like the Pepsi Challenge of web hosting. And if you’re too young to remember the Pepsi Challenge, catch Pulp Fiction for the reference.
Details Headline – “The Jeans No Man Should Ever Own”
Skellie has her head together when it comes to smart blogging, so I’d like to see this one from her:
The Five Posts No Blogger Should Ever Write
As for the jeans, I’m positive my vintage Marty Mcfly Guess? ensemble will be back in style this year. Seriously.
Details Headline – “Worry Nation: Is Anxiety Taking Over Your Life?”
Jon Morrow knows that even troubled economic times present opportunities to make money for those who pay attention. Jon, how about this one?
Recession Nation: Are Money Worries Causing You to Miss Out?
I can’t think of anything witty to say here, so at least I’m consistent.
Details Headline – “Make Going Gray Sexy”
Let’s leave this one open for the taking. The whole key to this headline is the contrast between the subject and the ending adjective. It can be a bit tough to work with a four-word structure, but sometimes the constraint will lead to headline gold.
- Make Geeking Out Cool
- Make Family Reunions Fun
- Make Insurance Seminars Interesting
Um, I’m quite sure someone out there can do better than that. Have fun, and don’t forget to drop your link in the comment section in the next week or so.