What Do You Think Of Using Post Templates?

I recently read a blog post titled Boost Your Blogging Productivity With Post Templates over at Daily Blog Tips. It talked about how using a post template can help both you and your readers save time and if you believe in the idea that time is money, then you would certainly want to save as much time as you can. There was even an example template: ======== MY BLOG POST TEAMPLATE STARTS HERE ========= [TITLE TITLE TITLE – Review Writing Headlines for Regular Readers, Search Engines, and Social Media – TITLE TITLE TITLE] [First Line. Hook. Ask questions. Say something intriguing. Get your potential reader hooked to make her read on.] [Answer the questions. Make your statement. Think of sub headline in the newspaper article that generally says the essence of the post. This should make the reader read on to find out “how” or details on your take] [insert picture from flkr. More flkr stuff – A Complete Guide to Finding and Using Incredible Flickr Images] [do not forget to give credit on picture] [Heading – help readers to scan the post] [body and details – consider giving link love] • Bullet 1. Explanation. • Bullet 2. Explanation [Heading – help readers to scan the post] [body and details] • Bullet 1. Explanation • Bullet 2. Explanation [quote would be nice] Search quotes here [My related posts – promote yourself] • post 1 • post 2 • post n It does look as if using this kind of template can streamline your work, doesn’t it? However, there is one thing that I can’t get out of my mind – I just don’t think I can work with a template! I know, it can save you time and effort but will it produce personalized and unique posts? I honestly do not think so. What is your opinion on this?

Originally posted on November 25, 2008 @ 4:19 pm