There is a lot to be said about the time_saving benefits of using scrapbooking templates. If you've ever spent hours trying to think of a theme for your next project, you will know what I mean. You'd have to choose colors, designs, shapes, and layouts. But with scrapbooking templates, you can avoid all that, plus also avoid looking for different scrapbook ideas and then trying to find suitable embellishments for the theme you choose.
Another way you can go is to create your own templates. You can base these around the types of articles you enjoy or you can visit other directories to see if you can find a general idea that gives you the ability to come up with your own template. Using your own articles may help you come up with your own templates as well. If your articles are along the same lines, you should be able to come up with a number of templates. Those will give you ideas for new articles and that for sure will help you get through your writer's block.