These journal posts will use the Headline Analyzer by Sharethrough that Nashville Software School told me about starting today

This morning, I discovered Headline Analyzer, a browser-based app that helps you create engaging headlines. It turns out NSS told me about the tool one year ago.

This morning, I discovered a headline tool by Sharethrough aptly named Headline Analyzer that helps you create engaging headlines. The funny (or ironic) thing about the discovery is that Nashville Software School (NSS) introduced the browser-based application to me in the first weeks of attending the Front-End Web Designer/Developer course — Cohort 51 (August 2021 — February 2022).

Headline Analyzer by Sharethrough web page above the fold
Headline Analyzer by Sharethrough

That was one full year ago. I found the mention of the Headline Analyzer while reviewing early assignments using vanilla Javascript. I am happy to say that last week I was approached on LinkedIn to apply for a position as an adjunct professor teaching web development at various educational institutions.

As part of the application process, I have to complete and pass a giving an assessment on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Naturally, I’m nervous about the assessment, but I’m optimistic about passing it. I thought it would be a really good idea to review using exercises in the NSS course curriculum.

The headline feedback is concise, straightforward, and logical.

Michael P. Wright on the Headline Analyzer by Sharethrough

Why I love Headline Analyzer so far

I don’t have a lot to say about why I’m using the Headline Analyzer that isn’t understood. For my online posts and other published content, I want to write attention-getting, curiosity-invoking headlines. I love how simple the tool is, and I love that it’s free. The headline feedback is concise, straightforward, and logical — ideal ingredients for all feedback, in my opinion.

One of my favorite features is the list of past headlines. Headline Analyzer logs and displays a list of your previously submitted headlines. That means that when you make changes to a headline and analyze it again, you get to see how it scores against the other versions you’ve submitted so far. The icing on the cake is that the feature uses Local Storage (aka localStorage) to store your previous headlines. In Layman’s terms, while the browser window remains open, your submitted headlines are saved without the need to log in to the website or submit any credentials!

It’s a brilliantly useful tool and so much better than for my needs.



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Michael P Wright

Michael P Wright is a Content Creator, Retired USAF Cyber Guy, and Black American Dad.