Free Scrivener Template for Managing Multiple Blogs

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Recently I wrote about my decision to move to Scrivener for blogging. I also released a free scrivener template for bloggers that allows you to easily manage a single blog as its own project.

But personally, I use Scrivener to manage multiple blogs, and I manage them all from a single project file so I can see all of my blogs' content in one place. Today I'm releasing another free template that can help you do the same.

About the Multi-Blog Scrivener Template

In this template, I've included three sample blog folders. You can change their names to match your blogs, duplicate them, or delete them as you see fit. You can see the Binder view breakdown below.

Scrivener Multi-Blog Template

The example blogs listed as "business blog" and "niche blog" use a date-based organization structure similar to that in my single-blog Scrivener template. There are subfolders for each year, and then each month within each year. The May 2014 folder contains the same MultiMarkdown guide if you're interested in learning how to write using MMD in Scrivener for cleaner conversions to HTML.

The example blog called "personal blog" uses a category-based structure instead. Again, you should rename the folders to match your blog's categories, and you can duplicate the folders as necessary.


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This template also includes a folder for editorial calendars with documents for each blog, and there is a folder for blog post ideas which again has a document set up for each blog. It's basically everything you saw in the single-blog template, but more of it. The only exception is the Outlines folder, which I've removed. I felt that would get too complicated with multiple blogs and it would be better to keep outlines directly in your initial draft files in each blog's main folder instead.

This template should work for both the Windows and Mac versions.

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To use this template, download the .zip file (compressed) above. Then decompress it / extract the file. Create a new project using Scrivener, and instead of choosing an existing template, choose "import templates" from the options menu at the lower left of your window. After you have imported the file, it should show up with your other templates when you create a new project (under the "miscellaneous" section).

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, and indie author. She began writing for clients in 1999 and started her first blog in 2004.

She owns 3 Beat Media - a publishing and client services company which operates All Indie Writers as well as several other websites and blogs including The Busy Author's Guide and BizAmmo. Jenn comes from a background in online PR and social media consulting, having owned a small PR firm for several years before choosing to pursue a full-time writing and publishing career.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names in the areas of children's fiction, mysteries, and horror fiction. Jenn is an active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and currently serves as the organization's Assistant Coordinator of Promotions and Social Media.


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8 Comments

  1. Cathy Miller May 7, 2014 Reply

    Thank you, Jenn! I also manage multiple blogs. I figure if I procrastinate long enough, you’ll just add my blogs to your Scrivener project file. ;-)
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  2. Ron Russell May 7, 2014 Reply

    Thanks Jennifer! Very much appreciated. Now I guess I have to start a blog…

  3. Thanks for this, Jenn. I’ll have to see how this compares with mine. :)
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      Jennifer Mattern May 8, 2014 Reply

      No problem Sharon. If you have tips on making it better, let me know!

  4. Lisa L May 9, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for the templates. I’m a Scrivener newbie with a couple of blogs, and your templates are encouraging me to make the switch to Scrivener for blogging. :) it’s handy to keep everything in one place.

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      Jennifer Mattern May 9, 2014 Reply

      Glad to hear it Lisa. I hope it works out as well for you as it has for me! :)

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