mostly the truth

jakob nielsen’s list of the top ten design mistakes in weblog usability are generally reasonable advice, but i think it is funny that cory at boing boing decided to call out the one i probably pay the least heed to: #3, nondescript posting titles.

it’s not that my titles are nondescript so much as non-sequitors, or inside jokes so inside that i’m the only one who could possibly understand them. some recent highlights:

and then there are all the entries i don’t even title.

at the end of the day, i’m (mostly) writing for me, so i like to think that gives me license to flaunt jakob’s list.

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whatever. i understand about 95% of your posting titles. screw everyone else. you write for you, not them.

» shannon (link) » october 17, 2005 5:05pm

95%?

crap.

clearly i need to work on being more obscure.

» jim (link) » october 17, 2005 5:21pm

"I say hello" is also a line from a Beatles song fwiw

» Samara Morgan » october 21, 2005 5:09pm

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