Build an online writing habit in 30 days.

That's the first of 7 promises we make to every 🚢 Ship 30 for 30 member.

Here's a thread of all 7 promises (and how we keep them):
Build an online writing habit in 30 days.

Early writers face the same problems:

• Perfectionism
• Self-confidence
• Generating ideas
• Impostor syndrome
• Writing consistently
• Choosing a platform

Ship 30 for 30 is designed to eliminate these so you can just write.
Foster a clearer, calmer mind.

Writing is thinking. There is no better way to understand something than to write about it.

But life's big ideas don't need a long blog post.

Atomic Essay constraints force you to simplify, clarify, and distill your writing into clear thinking.
Develop confidence in your abilities.

The fear of publishing online is really an ego problem.

Early writers tie their self-worth to everything they publish. So when they publish into the echo of indifference, it stings.

The best way to solve this:

Publish 30 pieces of written content.

Early in your writing journey, you have to give yourself permission to create junk.

But publishing on a weekly cadence means making junk for.. a long time.

Ship 30 for 30 condenses this early struggle into a 30-day publishing sprint.
Create a foundation for months of future writing.

Ship 30 for 30 is about making noise and listening for signal.

After 30 days, you'll have 30 data points to analyze.

From there, they can turn into:

• Business ideas
• Long-form articles
• Repurposed content forms
Develop lifelong friendships with like-minded people.

Ship 30 for 30 works for one reason: shared community struggle.

Writing every day is hard. But when you're surrounded by 200+ others doing it with you, their support, motivation, and feedback keep you going.
Master the Art of Writing Online.

Finally, and most importantly, you will learn the frameworks, skills, and techniques to flourish as an online writer.

But there are no hand-wavey metaphors in Ship 30.

We give you actionable advice that you put right into practice for 30 days.
If you're looking to start writing online, we'd love to have you in the next Ship 30 for 30 cohort.

There are limited spots left in the cohort starting May 10th. If you're on the fence, now is your chance:

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1 May
Build an online writing habit in 30 days.

That's our first promise to the 207 members signed up for the May Ship 30 for 30 cohort.

Sign-ups close Friday, May 7th at midnight.

If you want to start writing online and build lifelong friendships, join us:
To learn more about the power Ship 30 for 30:

1. Check out the #ship30for30 hashtag

2. DM me with any questions

3. Check out some of the Day 30 reflections from the last cohort

May Cohort #1

Twitter: @EricMartinezJr

Writing about: Design, Tech, and Self-Improvement

Excited for what you'll write about, Erick!🚢✍🏼
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30 Apr
"Do intentional, effortless work."

I've been looking for a short, personal productivity mantra.

One that I can keep top of mind and repeat every time to sit down to work.

Here are some thoughts on these four words and why I chose them:
The four words in this mantra sum up the way I want to work every day.

Let's dig into each one.

Not plan, not theorize, not ponder. Do.

I've found that the root of overwhelm comes from trying to figure everything out at once.

The simple cure for this overwhelm?

Realizing how much work you can get done in 90 focused minutes.

Let action, not planning, bring clarity.
Read 8 tweets
27 Apr
5 threads to bookmark if you want to build a daily writing habit:
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22 Apr
THREAD: Seven creative principles in five words or less.

From Ship 30 for 30 Office Hours with @jackbutcher

Make noise, listen for signal.

A simple framework for prolific output:

• Share 1,000 ideas, find 100 that resonate
• Share 100 ideas, find 10 that resonate
• Share 10 ideas, find 3 that resonate

Then, find a way to say those same 3 ideas in 1000 different ways.
Consistency is the great differentiator.

What does consistency breed?

Credibility → Talk about something long enough and you become a reputable voice.

Competence → No one has 50 shitty versions of anything. They either have 10 shitty versions and quit or they figure it out.
Read 11 tweets
20 Apr
Twitter is the ultimate idea refinery.

No other platform lets you test ideas and get immediate market feedback.

But Twitter does a poor job of showing your their full suite of analytics.

So here's Twitter Analytics, 101 ↓
Let's start with how to find your analytics.

On an individual tweet, tap the three bars next to the share button.

For your profile as a whole, start with

But at the end of this thread, I'll show you the best tool to use.

Impressions are the number of times your tweet shows up in someone's timeline.

How does your tweet show up in someone's timeline?

Three ways:

• They follow you
• Someone they follow liked your tweet
• Someone they follow retweets your tweet
Read 15 tweets
19 Apr
The best writers act like startups.

They're the CEO and their writing is the product.

• Rapid iteration
• Creating systems
• Talking to customers
• Hustle for distribution
• Solving specific problems
• Delightful user experience

Let's dive into this 6-part framework ↓
The best writers iterate quickly.

A simple system for airtight feedback loops:

• Make small bets
• Listen to the data
• Double down on what's working

The best writers don't make assumptions or spend time overthinking.

They put out an MVP and adjust to the market.
The best writers create systems.

Their *writing* is not the product.

Their writing *system* is the product.

They put on their engineering hat, creating systems that:

• Crush creative friction
• Make prolific output inevitable
• Gain momentum with everything they write
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