As the end of the month looms, a cloud of anxiety descends upon me. I have been relying on AWS credits to host my suite of self-hosted software applications, but the credits are about to run out. I have just made the decision to move my website to a paid hosting service, which was a non-trivial expense. I needed to justify the investment by creating more content and publishing on a regular basis, but my creativity has hit a wall.
That's when I thought about ChatGPT, a powerful language model that could revolutionize the way I approach content creation. The thought of tapping into this new AI technology is both exciting and unnerving.
I can't shake the feeling that I am on the brink of something big. ChatGPT represents the cutting edge of content creation, and I want to be at the forefront of this trend. But there is a deeper urge driving me as well - the desire to make money. With ChatGPT, I see a way to write more efficiently and generate more revenue.
As I dive deeper into the capabilities of ChatGPT, I can feel there is so much possibility. It is more than just a fancy writing tool - it is a way to unlock my creativity and overcome writer's block. But there is a dark undercurrent to my excitement, a nagging doubt that I am just chasing after the latest shiny object.
Despite my doubts, I will begin using ChatGPT to write compelling content at lightning speed. With each new article, my writing is likely to improve, but so does my uneasiness. Am I really in control of my own creativity, or am I just a pawn in the hands of this powerful new technology?
I can see that ChatGPT truly will revolutionize the way I approach being creative. But at the same time, I am caught up in the tension between my desire for creative expression and my need for financial stability. Learning how to effectively use ChatGPT is a moment of reckoning, it's a turning point in my life and career that will shape my future in ways that are hard to imagine. It can also shape yours too if you choose to lean into it like I have.
Imagine you're co-authoring written content with ChatGPT and you want to produce text that has the voice and style of Ann Handley, a renowned writer and marketer. Using the Persona Prompting technique, you can instruct ChatGPT to adopt the persona of Ann Handley, mimicking her tone, style, and language. However, you find that the output generated by ChatGPT is not quite what you had in mind.
To improve the text, you apply the Kissinger Prompting technique, which involves refining and improving the previous response without explicitly telling the model what to change. The result can get better, but it's not quite there.
In this case, you can prompt ChatGPT to refine its previous response using the persona of Vince Gilligan, the creator of the hit TV show Breaking Bad, whose skills you admire. This allows you to build more tension in the personal anecdote within your introduction.
Moreover, to make the most of your co-authoring experience with ChatGPT, it's important to understand the concept of "Shifting the Weights." This means that you need to adjust your approach to ChatGPT depending on the domain expertise you require at the present moment for your writing. It means being willing to abandon a tab for a fresh one within the UI of ChatGPT. For example, if you're writing about marketing, you may want to prompt ChatGPT to adopt the persona of a marketing expert and ask for a title. Then hand that title off to a different GPT-persona in a separate tab. Don't be afraid to abandon a conversation and start a new one when it is needed.
I was feeling anxious as the end of the month approached, knowing my AWS credits were running out and I'd have to pay for hosting. I decided to create more content to justify the expense but hit a creative wall. Discovering ChatGPT was a turning point for me. Using Persona Prompting and Kissinger Prompting techniques, I was able to refine and improve the text generated by the model. I learned to "Shift the Weights" and adjust my approach to ChatGPT based on my writing needs. Now, I feel relieved and excited about the potential of ChatGPT to revolutionize my writing and generate more revenue.
But, wait - I haven't really shown you the specifics of an example. The devil is in the details. That being said, I would encourage you to subscribe if you haven't already to see the breakdown of how I wrote all of the above with ChatGPT in exhaustive detail.