So, you have a blog with titles and stuff, but are you capitalizing the correct words within those titles? Since titles are usually the first thing people read, before diving into your content, you want to make them good (both content and grammar-wise). Not to mention, if you’re jumping into the blogging world, you should at least try to improve your grammar, right?
Here are 3 simple rules to follow when writing your title for each blog post:
- The first word in your title should always be capitalized. That’s just proper. Ignore this rule if your writing-style consists of all lowercase – that’s your style.
- Be sure to capitalize all verbs (words that convey action), nouns (person, place or thing), proper nouns (i.e. America, Robert, Anthropologie), pronouns (you, she, it), adjectives (describing words), and adverbs (i.e. not, quickly, loudly, sweetly). You can also capitalize subordinating conjunctions (i.e. although, until, wherever, if).
- Don’t capitalize words like: a, an, in, the, as, and, or, of, with, by, for. Note: The only time you would capitalize the word ‘the’ is if it was part of a book name, company name, newspaper, etc. (i.e. The Hunger Games, The Roblin Shop, The Wall Street Journal).
Pretty easy, huh? So, now that you’re armed with the basics of capitalizing in your blog post titles, get back to blogging!