A simple to follow template to write articles

question-markSince writing is a challenge for many people, I thought that I would try to simplify things a little by offering up a template for you to follow. Many people have trouble organizing their thoughts and turning that into an article or blog post.

Here is a simple and easy to use formula that you can use to write website articles and blog posts:

 

TITLE (“How to..” “Top 10…” “Ways to prevent…” “Reasons why…”)

Introduce the MAIN SUBJECT by using an interesting fact, a story or by connecting with the reader on a parallel level. Specifically we’ll discuss MAIN POINT 1, MAIN POINT 2 and MAIN POINT 3. After reading this article, you should be able to INSERT MAJOR BENEFIT HERE.

MAIN POINT 1 is introduced in the first sentence of the article. Then, use this second sentence to describe something more specific about MAIN POINT 1. Show how SUBPOINT 1 relates to the main point. Support it with SUBPOINT 2. If you have something left you want to include, do so with SUBPOINT 3. Then SUM up the points and/or transition to MAIN POINT 2.

Follow the above for the next two main points.

Now for the CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH, make a general statement about the information above for your first sentence. Then, mention again the three main points you discussed above. Now tell your reader what they can do with the information you’ve provided.

INSERT A CALL TO ACTION. This can be a question or statement and asks the reader to do something (i.e. visit a webpage or leave a comment below, etc.)

Main Point 1:

Sub point 1:

Sub point 2:

Sub point 3:

Main Point 2:

Sub point 1:

Sub point 2:

Sub point 3:

Main Point 3:

Sub point 1:

Sub point 2:

Sub point 3:

What do you think about this template? What tips or tricks do you use when writing online content?

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