How I Saved 30 Hours And Still Wrote 140,000 Words in 7 Days

This is the modern way to write online

Hello there, Jordan here 👋

I looked at my stats for the week:

140,000 words

That’s a lot of words!

And because that number comes from my browser, it doesn’t count the stuff I wrote in Notion. That’s another 20,000 words (at least).

Most people will need 60 hours of non-stop writing to write that.

60 hours is too much time!

You probably don’t have 60 hours to spend writing every week.

I certainly don’t have 60 hours to write every week.

“Jordan, don’t you need to write a lot of content to make it in 2023??”

You do.

But you can use leverage!

I found a more efficient way

I became really fast with my writing.

But it took 3 years…

1000 days of:

  • Writing 3-5 1500-word articles for my blog

  • Spending 1 hour/day in software that trains you to write faster

  • Spending 8 hours/day at work, writing 1000s of lines of code every day

(don’t worry, you don’t have to do that)

So, I became really fast and efficient:

→ The average person writes at a measly 40 words per minute.
→ I blaze past that, writing 80-100 words per minute.

So, it doesn't take me 60 hours to write 60 hours worth of content.

It takes me 30 hours.

(even I’m surprised how full of myself I am from pressing buttons really fast 😂)

But that was just the beginning.

I recently found a way to get that number even lower.

Last week I managed to fit everything in less than 15 hours. That’s completely insane. (and very much welcome, of course, hehe)

Here’s the ultimate way to write in 2023:


First, let’s start with:

Chatbots will not replace humans when it comes to creative writing.

Trying to automate your entire creative writing is stupid.

But what part of what you write is creative?

For me – about 20%.

At most!

The other 80% are:

  • Writing emails.

  • Responding to messages.

  • Curating and organizing information.

  • Documenting different processes and ideas.

Even my typical Twitter comments are 20% creative and 80% the same stuff.

This is what you automate.

Automate the boring stuff.

I do that by creating:

*dramatic music*


Here’s an example:

My DM Template for Twitter/LinkedIn:

“Heyo {name} 👋

Excellent to have you around! {Insert something interesting about them that caught your eye}

Just sending a DM to open up the door to chat. Here to help!”

Having this and a few dozen other templates makes life so much easier.

Instead of thinking of a new unique message every time (which is fun before you start getting 50 messages/day), I pick up the template and take it from there.

The best thing?

You can (and you should) spend a ton of time making your templates amazing.

Most people will see that message once, so it will be unique for them.

So, the next time you have to write something more than once?

Make it into a template.

The biggest timesaver I know of.

Your biggest fan,

PS: Continue reading to put your templates on steroids.

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(you basically made $3 from this email, so… dinner is on you next time!)

💡 Idea of the Week

“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.”

— Peter Drucker

⚙️ Tools, Apps, 'n' Gadgets

Here are today's picks:

  • Riverside — Riverside is the best way to record high-quality meetings (their secret is that they record locally on both sides, which is a 4X increase in quality, typically)

  • Minisocial — Monetize your content (or pay people monetizing their content to promote your stuff)

  • Wonder Studio — Replace a human on camera with a full-animated 3d character. Absolute. Insanity.

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🔦 Creator Spotlight

If you’re a founder, Arvid is someone you need to have on your radar. He’s not only helpful, but also gives incredibly calm and mindful advice which is so rare those days.

📰 Last Week with Jordan

Lets focus on the Twitter algorithm this week because there are a lot of flat out lies misconceptions out there 👇️

That was it for today. Have a great week and I'll see you next Sunday!

Thanks, Text Blaze for sponsoring this issue of the newsletter!

— Jordan

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