๐Ÿ’ฅAtomic Essays

Short-form lightly edited, lightly structured essays, written in 30 minutes.
Published on:
July 2, 2022

๐Ÿ“ฅ How NOT to Spend too Much Time on a Curated Newsletter

I previously spent 20-30hr a week on newsletters. I now spend less than 2-5 hours a week. Here's how:

๐Ÿ—‚ Keep a database of sources; instead of searching random places every week doing lengthy google and Twitter searches, create a source dashboard.

๐Ÿค Crowdsource items by offering readers to contribute. Offer for readers to send you articles. Make it easy by offering them to send articles via a method best for THEM, email, Twitter, a form, etc.

โš™๏ธ Create a process, document, and question every step. Especially any manual task that takes longer than 15mins.

๐Ÿค– Automate and Template. From your process document, research how to automate any step that took longer than 15mins that didn't include proofreading.

๐Ÿ“† Set a schedule for capturing, curating, and drafting.

โณ Set a timer for curating and drafting. Don't spend too much time contemplating and making changes.