How important are the titles of your blog posts for SEO? To me… the MOST important!
When search engines read a website for indexing, it reads the code directly, not the fancy designs that humans see. Majority (the good ones) of the blogging platforms are built for the headline or title of your post to be the first thing that the search engines see, and the search engine assumes that the words that appear first are the most important.
When creating your post’s title, think about who you want to reach and the words and or phrases readers will search to get relevant results, then include those words from your hypothetical search into the title. The most important terms should appear as quickly as you can reasonably fit them in. Just be careful not to make your title unreadable or awkward to humans, because then the SEO effort will just be wasted if the reader is immediately turned off by the content.