I listened to the latest episode of PRT Thursday, driving from Ann Arbor to the ol' stomping grounds to crop with my friends, and I really enjoyed it. I thought it might be good for us to talk about titles, share our strengths and woes when it comes to titling our pages.
For me, a title serves, as Angie Lucas mentioned in the episode, kind of like a headline of an article: it declares the main theme of the page and ties to the journaling in some way. Sometimes, my titles are simple, one word, but I also like more clever, longer titles. Like the time I used a lyric from a John Mayer song, "It's been a long time since 22." I used pictures of myself at 22 and currently, and the journaling compared and contrasted how I was then to how I was 22 years later. It's one of my favorite pages.
Probably my biggest titling woes is how easy it is to run out of letter stickers I need to make the title I want. It can be very frustrating, kind of like the "rage quit" of video games. I do have a Cameo, and it's on my (long) list of things to do, using that for titles more often.
What about you? What are your favorite titles? Do you tend to do like Amy Tan and use similar words and phrases on more than one page? Are your titles elaborate? Where do you go for title inspiration? What frustrates you most about page titles?