How to Write a Killer Headline for Your Medium Story

Brandt Amelia
8 min readDec 31, 2023
Photo by Harper Sunday on Unsplash

Hello, I’m glad you’re interested in writing for Medium, a platform where you can share your stories and ideas with millions of readers. 😊

One of the most important aspects of writing a successful Medium article is crafting a killer headline that grabs the attention of your potential audience. A headline is the first impression that your article makes, and it can determine whether someone clicks on your story or scrolls past it.

I’ll share some tips and tricks on how to write a headline that will make your Medium story stand out from the crowd and go viral. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • How to use emotional triggers, social currency, and practical value to make your headline irresistible
  • How to tell a story, be vulnerable, and take a unique stance on a matter to make your headline memorable
  • How to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes that can ruin your headline and your article
  • How to test and optimize your headline for maximum impact and engagement

Ready to learn how to write a killer headline for your Medium story? Let’s get started!

Tip #1: Use Emotional Triggers