If you're anything like us, consistent writing is an uphill struggle. That's why we built 'weekchat' – a chatbot designed to get you writing by interviewing you about your week, your thoughts, and your ideas.
Writing is a powerful tool for demonstrating your knowledge and expertise, connecting with others, and building your reputation. But not everyone is blessed with the gift of effortless writing (and the accumulation of rewards that follow).
For the rest of, us we need a strategy. A way to overcome the inertia of the blank page.
We noticed we're rarely stuck for words when bouncing ideas off friends and colleagues. Conversation can be a better medium for refining and articulating ideas. And, as we've been building chatbots for several years now, we've noticed our most successful bots encouraged reflection and awareness – what academics call metacognition.
It's with this in mind we've built our latest chatbot. Using it is just matter of messaging 'hello' to our bot (the handsome chap above) who we've called 'Sep' on Telegram or WhatsApp.
>>> Link to WhatsApp | Link to Telegram
Clever features include...
Formatted transcripts, emailed to you — Once you've completed a weekchat session, we can send you a transcript of your interaction in the form of a formatted email, ready for publishing, or further editing to taste. Serve as is (interview style), or edit into a traditional post.
Markdown attached — Email transcripts come with Markdown equivalent attached as a separate file. This makes it easy to import your formatted conversations into Notion, Ghost, or your CMS of choice.
Prompts so you're never stuck for ideas – should you draw a blank, we'll have you covered with over 100 prompts and provocations to jog your memory and get creative juices flowing.
Scheduled check-ins – to keep you on track. If you've not had a chat within the week (or period of your choosing) - ping! Our chatbot Sep will be in touch. 'Systems not goals' and whatnot!
Want to take a closer look?
Here's the preview video. But to be honest you'd be faster just opening you're favoured messaging app and saying "hello, how do you do?". You don't need to install, pay, or type in an email to get started. You don't need to be polite either (but it may help).