Every time I see a blogging platform make title a mandatory field, I cringe. I know why the new blogging platforms generally do that — it simplifies the UI and backend design. But that tells me they will support the titleless posts only as an afterthought, which I don’t like.
Start with titleless posts as the base, making them first-class citizens. Stitch the design around that. And then add support for titles. People latched on to the microblogging phenomenon of Twitter and Facebook because they made posting interfaces frictionless. A simple textbox floated at the top of the timeline for quick thoughts to be posted.
That’s what every blogging platform needs if we are to attract more people to blogging. Everything other than the content of the post is meaningless.