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Learn How to Write a Blog Post Fast by Using a Blog Post Template
Are you consistently overwhelmed by the task of generating new content for your food blog?
I know I am. Between the shopping, cooking, cleaning, photographing, writing, and editing, it hardly feels like there’s enough time for it all.
One of the things that has helped me to stay on top of it all is a blog post template. This simple document lives in the cloud, available any time I’m ready to write a new blog post. It’s a place where I stash my keyword research, keep track of my social media captions, save a back-up draft of my blog post and organize my engagement schedule for the topic covered in that blog post.
Parts of a Blog Template
What do I think is important to include in my blog posts? My blog post template is divided into 5 main parts. These are:
- Keyword Research. This section includes a table where I keep track of potential keywords to use in my blog post. I record the monthly search volume, competition and details about existing search engine results in Google. This research helps me to choose a title, subtitles and alternative text – all elements that inform a search engine what the blog post is about.
- Social Media Titles, Descriptions & Captions. In this section, I pre-write my Pinterest titles & descriptions, my Instagram captions and select my Tiktok hashtags. If I am planning on sharing a video on YouTube, I write my titles and descriptions.
- Form Content. This section is where I stash my form language. For example, I include an About Me section at the end of every blog post. It includes links to help my readers find additional information. Rather than rewrite this section every time, I’m able to add it with a simple cut & paste.
- Body Content. This is where I write the full content of my blog post. By keeping all of the content together, I am able to quickly reference the research I did. When I am ready to upload my blog post, it’s a simple cut and paste.
- Social Media Management. In this section, I flesh out my plan for sharing media that refers back to my blog post. I like to space my posts out, so I keep a simple table in my blog post template to keep track of the timing.
How to Create Your Own Blog Post Template
Of course, you can design a blog post that best suits your needs. If you need some help to get started, you can download my blog post template through my Premium Content. In addition to this modifiable Word document, you’ll also find an 8-Part series showing you how to use it.
Confessions of a Food Blogger Premium Access also hosts interviews, a how-to-start a food blog masterclass and a variety of mini-courses to help you continue to grow your food blog.
About Confessions of a Food Blogger
Kate Friedman is the creator of Herbivore’s Kitchen, a vegan food blog, and Confessions of a Food Blogger. Confessions of a Food Blogger is an informative resource for food bloggers (and, actually all bloggers) that provides helpful articles, online courses and tips and tricks for starting, building, marketing and managing a food blog.