The Writer's Journey: Ethereum.org's Cohort
Sep 19, 2023
In May 2023, the Ethereum community came together for the Ethereum.org Writers Cohort to publish over 300 articles exploring web3.
Each of those articles represents a deep, personal journey for the writer.
The Writer's Journey:
After our live Kickoff call on Zoom, each writer decides on what they want to write about that week. Choosing this writing topic is a personal journey in itself. They ask themselves many questions.
What’s been on their mind recently? What are they deeply passionate about? What’s an experience they need to share with the world? What’s a topic they want to learn more about through writing?
Over the next few days, they expand on this topic leveraging Taptive's 4-step writing process called The Publishing Process. Each day, they receive asynchronous tips guiding them through every step of the journey. Over the duration of the cohort, they’ll receive 10,000+ words of writing tips.
In the meantime, they have the option to meet with an accountability partner to receive feedback and discuss the direction of their post. As the week comes to a close, they prepare to publish their post.
It isn't easy. They experience the struggle of articulating their thoughts in writing. They delete their writing. They walk away from their writing. They feel they’ll never be able to publish on time.
But as they see other cohort participants sharing their posts in Discord, they feel a sense of community and togetherness — they think, “I’m not alone. I can do this.” Finally, they publish their writing and share it in the @ethdotorg Discord channel.
The feeling of publishing their post is a swirl of emotions.
They feel relief to have finally hit publish. They feel a sense of accomplishment — they did what they said they were going to do. They feel proud they were finally able to express themselves through writing. They feel excited to share their writing with others.
In the final step of the week, they get the opportunity to join another live Zoom call. During the call, they join others who just went through the same emotional rollercoaster. They’re able to connect on a shared struggle and discuss the big ideas they’ve been pouring their heart into for the past week.
And they’re able to receive structured feedback on their writing. Following Taptive's Feedback Checklist, they’re able to have another writer dive deep and offer feedback.
Congrats to all writers in @ethdotorg's first cohort!