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Came out with the cartoonishly awful idea that women’s bodies stop them from getting pregnant from rape, I started with the headline, “Meet Todd Akin. Share This So Everyone Knows.” No one clicked or shared. The reason it’s always 25, no less, is that it forces you to think waaaay outside the box when writing. You get desperate around headline 21, and do something so out of left field that it’s not the typical headline. The key is to not overthink your headlines and make every sentence perfect. In a recent Quora post a couple of months back, Adam Mordecai mentioned that he writes 25 headlines for every single post.

 

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