9 Best Blog Writing Templates: Cure Blog Writer’s Block Everytime

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Note: Download the FREE The Ultimate Blog Writing Template here.

It’s 7 of the Best Blog Writing Templates combined to 1.

Have you ever dealt with writer’s block?

Did you ever wonder if you could write faster?

And did you ever forget things that your blog post should have had? Like tags, images, or call to actions.

Today, we will show you how you can solve all these problems with the power of “Blog Writing Templates.”

 

Why Use Templates?

 You may be thinking that using blog writing templates is not so sexy.
And it’s true, using template can be too mechanical, robotic at first.
But…
Eventually once you get the hang of it. It’s predictability will give you more room to be creative in your writing.
In addition to that, it also allow you to maintain quality, consistency and predictable results.
So today, we list down 8 of the Best Blog Blog Writing Templates out there. From marketing institutions, master bloggers and very smart writers.
But first…

 

What Are The Benefits Of Using Templates

Let’s dive in more on what incredible benefits you will get if you start using writing templates.

Here are some of them:

1) Guide you through the process.

A writing template will guide you on what things to do first, second, third and so on. In a manner that makes sense.

It will also remind you of the things that you keep on forgetting.

2) Remind you that your first draft can (and will) be ugly.

It’s a common mistake for newbies that they try to get the first draft perfect. Editing as they write and stopping the flow of ideas. Eventually leading them to be stuck.

Having a template to guide you through the process will remind you to:

  • Allow yourself to write ugly, imperfect grammar, bad spelling in the first draft
  • Edit this later by correcting grammar, being more conversational, cutting long paragraphs, etc.

3) Remind you that it will get better later.

By following a set process, you get to be at ease in writing your thoughts down. With the assurance that you will go back and edit it later.

 

4) Editing.

Remind you to edit your work. And about the things you should look for while editing. Such as checking the grammar, checking spellings, cutting unnecessary words, etc.

 

5) Put a call to action

Maximize all your blog posts by never forgetting to put a call to action.

These call to actions can be to:

  • sign-up in email list
  • buy a product
  • book a consultation
  • invite you to talk
  • help in your new project
  • share it on social media
  • comment below

 

6) Images, Images, Images.

According to localvox:

“Articles with images get 94% more views.”

Apart from getting more views. Blog posts with images are more likely to be read from start to end and shared.

Having images also helps break the monotony of long articles.

 

7) Promotion

At least 80% of content marketing is about well…

Marketing and promoting your content.

Unless you already have a strong following. Your blog posts will almost certainty get no views, comments and shares unless…

You promote it.

And having a system to follow will make sure that you promote your content every single time.

Now that you know some of the benefits of using templates.

 

Let’s get on to the Best Blog Writing Templates!

 


 

 

The Best Blog Writing Templates

 

These are the best of the best blog writing templates out there.

They are templates that we will use ourselves. And are instrumental to helping us build “The Ultimate Blog Writing Template”.

Let’s start our list with…


 

 

Written and brought together by Rachel Sprung | @rsprung for hubspot.

It contains 5 different blog writing templates. That walks you through the process of writing the following type of blog posts:

  • The How-To Post
  • The List-Based Post
  • The Curated Collection Post
  • The SlideShare Presentation Post
  • The Newsjacking Post

These templates are so detailed that if you diligently follow the steps laid out in them. It’s impossible to write an ugly blog post.

Here’s the fundamental flow of the templates:

1) Understand your audience.

2) Start with a topic and working title.

3) Write an intro (and make it captivating).

4) Organize your content.

5) Write!

6) Edit/proofread your post, and fix your formatting.

Featured Image
Visual Appearance
Topics/Tags
7) Insert a call-to-action (CTA) at the end.

8) Optimize for on-page SEO.
Meta Description
Page Title and Headers
Anchor Text
Mobile Optimization
9) Pick a catchy title.

It’s systematic and easy-to-follow that you can use it side-by-side while writing your blog posts.

In fact, it’s so good that my Ultimate Blog Post Template is based on these templates.

You can read through the general process and get the link to download the 5 templates hubspot  here.

 

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Basic method of writing you can takeaway from this guide is:

  1. Research
  2. Write
  3. Edit
  4. Format

These templates are straight forward and has links leading to more detailed articles.

Like:

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For:

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To help you even more, there are fill-in-the blanks examples.

Like this:

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With this step-by-step guides you will be making perfect blog posts every single time.

Next on our list is another one from hubspot. This one will kill all your excuses…

 


 

 

Written by Corey Eridon | @Corey_bos for hubspot.

Contains a excuse-killing fill-in-the-blank template.

During times when you find it hard to get started. And this template is excellent for such situations.

Here is the basic template from the guide:

1) Introduction
Have you ever tried to …..
2) Body
If you’re looking for….
3) Conclusion
Now that you know….

The guide which you can see here contains the full template.

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Fill in the blanks.

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Get your writing juice flowing. It doesn’t have to be perfect on the first draft.

And no, you don’t even need to have your research done to start.

By filling up this template, you will figure out what things you need to research about. And things you can do to make the second draft a whole lot better.

Third on our list is template is good but can get better. So I added my own ideas below…

 


 

 

Inside is this Steal-able 5-Step Template:

1) Tell a story related to your topic:
It’s Wednesday at…..

2) Identify the problem from your story:
….. right on time to cancel the session — again.

3) Re-state the problem in general terms that apply to your reader:
Personal training isn’t easy….

4) Lay out the steps to solving:
There’s no example on this article. But Jonathan does use one leading to the template, it’s:

“Finally it’s time to….”

5) Conclusion:

Here’s what Jonathan recommend to use or conclusions:
1) A thought-provoking quote
2) A famous quote
3) Leave a surprise joke

Sidenote: Personally, I find Jonathan’s ideas for conclusions hard to use, especially in regards to the target audience I have.

So here are some ideas that I choose from for writing conclusions:
1) TL;DR – Too Long; Don’t Read – from Reddit and forum culture. Quick outline of the content.
2) To sum up….
3) Ask a question
4) Leave an assignment – something I see Bryan Harris of Video Fruit doing and Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich doing.

This template is excellent for writing story-driven blog posts. And as we know story sells.

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Sidenote: This article emphasized the importance of systems. And if you want to learn more about systems. I encourage to check out the works of Michael Gerber’s “E-Myth”, Procedure People, John Warrilow’s “Build To Sell”, and Sam Carpenter’s “Work The System.”

Here is the basic method on this article:

1) Tell a story related to your topic.
2) Identify the problem from your story.
3) Re-state the problem in general terms that apply to your reader.
4) Lay out the steps to solving.
5) Conclusion

Now go to the article here.

Get ideas flowing.

And if you get stuck on step 4 and/or 5 go back here and see my ideas for those parts.

Number 4 on our list is by a writer, who I really like the work of, in Buffer and Ghost blogs.

And this guide by her claims to increase your writing speed by as much as 600%…

 


 

 

Belle is amazing, she also writes for Buffer, and I found her writing to be really good and helpful.

Inside is Belle’s process for developing blog writing templates.

She used it to develop her own template and in making templates based from other writer’s work.

Here’s her template:

# WORKING TITLE

intro

## SECTION 1

– what this section is about
– why it matters
– research or examples
– takeaways

## SECTION 2

– what this section is about
– why it matters
– research or examples
– takeaways

## SECTION 3

– what this section is about
– why it matters
– research or examples
– takeaways

***

conclusion

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Apart from that template, Belle also outlined how she turned John O’ Nolan (The Single Greatest Method for Immediately Increasing Your Blog Post Production Speed by 600%) and Alex Turnbull of Groove (Groove’s Journey to $100k blog) works into templates.

She did this by outlining what the different parts of their writing are doing. By asking what questions those parts were answering.

This article is most useful for helping you create your own template.

Especially for making your blog post longer without adding more fluff. But by adding really useful, relevant and helpful information.

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Basically, Belle deconstructs what’s working really well for other people. And then translate them into writing outlines.

That is then turned into a blog writing template.

 

On this part she goes on the process of transforming Alex Turnbull’s writing to a template.

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She basically extracted what questions these parts are answering. And what kind of information are these parts giving.

So go to Belle’s blog post. Read it. Take a template there and modify it for your own use.

Sidenote: For this post I used this outline for the contents in the list:

Title
Takeaway quote
Who did it
Content sample
What it’s good for
Where to see it
Meta method
How to use it
Cliffhanger

Next on our list is a treat for all those visual learners out there. It’s an infographic by Derek Halpern, outlining his version of the perfect blog post…

 


 

 

Here is Derek Halpern’s infographic of the perfect blog post.

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Emotion sells and Derek Halpern’s template reminds you to put it first every time.

Only after that, you transition to the value/content part of you blog post.

 

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Here’s an outline of Derek’s template:

1) Attention- Grabbing Headline
2) Irresistable key insight opening
3) Half-width image to shorten characters per line in the opening
4) Benefit-giving Big Promise
5) Emotional-connecting content
6) Tweetable quote
7) Action-inducing Big Promise
8) How-to / Logical Content Section
9) Buy Now / Subscribe CTA

To help you get started on using this template.

Here are some starters, fill-in-the-blank, and swipe file:

1) Attention- Grabbing Headline
How to ____ even if / without ____
23 Awesome Ways to Build _____
Ever wonder how you can earn [desirable outcome] with [new remarkable thing]?

2) Irresistible key insight opening
According to…
Are you…?
How many times have you said to yourself, “_____”

3) Half-width image to shorten characters per line in the opening
200 to 400 px width image to the right side.

4) Benefit-giving Big Promise
Why _____ Fail?
The Easiesy Way To ______
How To Overcome _____

5) Emotional-connecting content
If you want to be _____
If you’re looking for _____
Often, we bloggers are _____

6) Tweetable quote
Expert, famous people quote
Big take-away
Attention-grabbing headline
Call-to-action to solve a problem

7) Action-inducing Big Promise
The _______ Technique
How To Find Quality ____ For Your ____
Step-By-Step Details To _____

8) How-to / Logical Content Section
Step 1 2 3
For example you can _______
Read on to see how it’s done

9) Buy Now / Subscribe CTA
Ready to try _____?
Now that you know _______ you’re ready to _____
If you enjoyed this post, you can get ______ simply by ________
The biggest secret to my ____ success? I reveal it all on ___________

 

Number 6 on our list is not a template per se. But it’s really useful, so I put it here. Go see for yourself…


 

 

Written by Kim Roach from Buzzblogger.com for Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income Blog.

This doesn’t necessarily contain a blog writing template. What it contains are blog types and headline swipe files.

But it’s so good, as a swipe file and blog idea source that I kept it.

Here are the blog post ideas from the article:

1. MAKE A PREDICTIONS POST.
2. THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME
3. WHY I DON’T DO ‘X’.
4. (FAMOUS PERSON GUIDE) TO (BLANK)
5. CASE STUDY
6. PRODUCT SHOWDOWNS.
7. ‘X’ THINGS YOU MUST DO AFTER (BLANK)
8. HOW TO (BLANK) IN (X NUMBER OF DAYS / HOURS)
9. EXPERIMENTAL POSTS
10. COMPREHENSIVE PILLAR POSTS
11. (INSERT DESIRED BENEFIT) THAT NO ONE TALKS ABOUT
12. BLOG POST ROUNDUP
13. THINGS I WISH I HAD DONE DIFFERENTLY
14. THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE
15. ASK / INVOLVE THE READER!!
16. DEBUNK INDUSTRY MYTHS.
17. COMMENT ON INDUSTRY GOSSIP

It’s good for generating blog post ideas and in helping you write good headlines.

Especially for coming up with blog post ideas that humanize your brand.

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Now go to the article by Kim Roach and jot down post ideas while reading the post.

 

Coming up next on our list is an article by a fellow writer on developing his own blog writing template and system…


 

 

Inside:

  1. Brad’s own checklist
  2. Michael Hyatt’s 6-part template
  3. Social media scheduling and sharing copy swipefile and template.

This article is about the importance of developing systems for yourself and for your staff.

It’s also good for generating ideas on what things to put on your own blog post writing procedure file.

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Here’s the template that Brad use for writing his blog post. It’s from Michael Hyatt.

1) Headline:
Write something that will pull people into the body of the post. …
2) Lead paragraph:
Immediately relevant…
3) Relevant image:
Pictures catch the eye…
4) Personal story:
Nothing works quite like stories…
5) Scannable content:
Short paragraphs, short sentences, simple words…
6) Ask a question:
Invite others into the conversation…

Go see the article by Brad and use it to refine you own blog writing procedure document.Number 8 on our list is something we at Growth Bloggers developed and used for our ghost blog writing services…


 

 

Made by me, Gerome Soriano, for personal use and for my team at Growth Bloggers‘ use.

Inside is a mash-up of all the best blog writing templates we’ve outlined here.

Together with ideas, swipe files and starters from other great bloggers.

 

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It’s constantly updated.

To open the mindmaps I use freemind, which you can download here.

Here’s the current The Ultimate Blog Writing Template:

Goal
Audience
Proposed Solution
Problems Research
Writing Headlines
Write Bullets
Conclusion
Editing
CTA
Image
Principles

It’s a step-by-step process so go from the top node down.

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Then click on the nodes for the swipe file, starters and ideas.

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Conclusion

 

Now that you’ve seen the best of the best blog writing templates out there. There is no excuse for you to have a writer’s block.

No excuse for you to forget about finding an image for your post or not having a call to action.

You can make use of the templates I outlined here. The 5 downloadable templates from hubspot are most helpful.

The Ultimate Blog Writing Template is a mash-up of all these wonderful blog templates. And you can access that Mindmap Template here.

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Download Freemind to open it up. And keep it side by side while writing.

Like this:

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Do tell me what you think about this guide in the comments below.

What other guides do you think should be included in this list?

Now that you know these blog writing template.

Go make use of them to write better, faster and more consistently!

 

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