Do you feel like your ship is off course? Use this simple six-step process to navigate the murky waters!
The problem: There are way too many people on this Ship30for30 Cohort. Assuming everyone ships daily, there are over 1000 essays being shipped. That’s a lot getting lost in your Twitter feeds.
A system that separates signal from noise. I keep my ship on course with the simple six-step process outlined below:
#1: Published & Wins
Starting on Circle, I scan the published/wins🏆 section for any headlines that jump out. I only need between 3–5 from both. Anything interesting is opened in a new tab and processed later.
#2: Interesting Spaces
Next, I move to the ☕interested spaces. I’ll engage a little more here, comment and post a quick update if needed.
#3: Cohort List
Out of Circle⭕ and into the Twittersphere🐦
I scan this huge list and open 3–5 essays if the headlines jump out at me. Otherwise, it’s time to move on.
I check my private writer’s list📃 which contains my favourite writers. It’s limited to twenty writers at anytime, so it’s more exclusive. I’ll check their work, opening up their essays in a separate tab.
The headlines aren’t important here. They’re on my list for a reason, so I’m going to read their work. If I add a new writer to this list, someone else gets kicked👟 out. Twenty is the limit
My second private list has writers who discuss topics that I’m interested in. There is no crossover🔀 between the two lists. This list is limited to ten people. Same process, open their essays on a new tab.
#6: Reading and Response
Finally, I’ll go through the tabs, read essays, comment💬 and engage. I may link🔗 my essay into someone’s responses if relevant.
And that’s all she wrote. The process takes me between 30–40 minutes to go through. After which time, I start writing✍️ my next days’ essay.
What’s your system look like?
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