I built an AI Tool to write medium posts 10x faster.
Blogging is great, but so time consuming. So, I created an AI to speed up the process. And it works.
In 2020, I fell in love with blogging here on Medium. Articles are fun to write, provide value for others, and even make a little money. It’s a perfect combination!
But, there’s one really, really annoying issue with writing.
It’s. So. Time consuming.
Even a simple post like this one takes me 4 or 5 hours to write. This heavily limits my output. If I’m going to write a new post, I have to mentally commit to giving up a day of my life to do it. And that shouldn’t be the case.
So, I decided to analyze how I spend my time while crafting a new article. This was the breakdown.
The most shocking finding: I spend 50% of my time editing.
But, thinking back, that makes sense. I have many unpublished rough drafts that I simply haven’t finished because of the time commitment of editing. So, I set out to solve this problem.
I found some tools that would help me write faster, but they usually added another layer of workflow complexity. Either I’d need to write in a completely separate editor, or get only half the functionality I wanted.
So, I decided to set out and build my own tool to write medium posts fast.
Introducing, my AI writing tool for medium
I’ll note, this was just an experiment. I made a local version to test, but after finding how much time it’s saved me I thought it would be cool to share.
It looks something like this:
This general gist is that the tool combines AI and traditional grammar-checking to make editing a breeze. Idea generation can be done on-the-fly as the AI creates sentence suggestions. Trimming down long, confusing, or badly worded sentences is easy as-well because the suggestions are available right in…