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Creativity Published ~ No. 034

How Content Templates are Actually Ruining Your Content


I have to admit it, I can get a little ranty about templates… of any kind, but specifically content templates.

My love-hate relationship with them is simple.

They’re a great place to start when you’re stuck, but that’s really all they should be used for… a starting point.

Too often templates are used “as is” or tweaked just a smidge and they end up not working or falling flat.

This makes sense considering there’s very little that is unique about them.

Not to mention there are cheesy marketers who use language that makes it sound like ALL you have to do is use their templates and all your problems will be solved.

Here’s how you can effectively use content templates (or better yet, frameworks), to create and promote your content.

Happy creating!
Kim & Jodi

Things worth sharing…

Another Writing & Messaging Framework? Yes!

The more I dig into writing and messaging frameworks the easier it all becomes. This ties into my “rant” about templates. Andre’ & Shawn from “Tiny Little Business” have created & shared their “Dossier” framework.

I Uploaded a YouTube Short Every Day for a Month: Here’s What Happened

YouTube shorts are the latest video type trying to compete with TikTok. It looks like YouTube is making these a priority right now… check out this creator’s results from her 30-day experiment.

Better Together…

Creativity loves company! Tools that we use and love.

Curating content can be time-consuming, so having a great way to store and track bookmarks is key. is visual, makes it easy to organize, and you can use it for free.


Fotor is a great free site for putting together a photo collage. Make beautiful photo collages to tell your own story in a unique way on social media and grab even more attention quickly.

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

– Maya Angelou

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Kim Doyal

Kim Doyal
Also known as “The WordPress Chick,” is an entrepreneur, coach, podcaster, and content creator.

She has built her lifestyle business over the last 10 years using WordPress, content marketing, and through growing her community. She lives by her commitment to #JustShowUP.

Jodi Hersh

Jodi Hersh
Is a “Smartist.” Celebrating 25 years as Orange Star Design — the intersection of creativity, experience and technology.

She helps bring people’s visions to life with strategic branding, websites and marketing solutions. Jodi is also the founder of Live Love Dogs®.