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I'm Sorry

February 22, 20233 min read

I sent out an email last Thursday about the upcoming issue of The Scott Scheper Letter.

The issue will be unveiling a very important yet subtle way Niklas Luhmann went about his writing.

Many are attracted to Zettelkasten because Luhmann was such a prolific writer; therefore, a new piece of insight into how he wrote is important.

Sönke Ahrens described something in his book, How to Take Smart Notes, which led me to believe Luhmann followed a particular process when he wrote.

However, what I learned on my call with Niklas Luhmann's son invalidated this.

By the time I learned this, the book was already designed and typeset. This meant I could only make small tweaks to the copy.

Rewriting an entire section was out of the question.

This new piece of information is small but a radical shift in how you should use your Antinet Zettelkasten to write.

It not only will make your writing have a greater impact on your reader, but it also makes writing a lot less painful!

After sharing this will be covered in the upcoming issue, guess what happened?


A few Reddit Karens decided to post about this and decry such injustice!

This attracted a mudslinging mob of digital bubble graph boiz (who were busy farting around with metadata conventions).

These Reddit Karens could've just asked me if they would receive an update.

Take, for instance, Father Etienne, a Benedictine monk who wrote me directly.

He kindly stated that he enjoys my emails but, as a Benedictine monk, he can't afford a subscription:

"I was wondering if there will be another time the error will be explained. If not, I understand, and that's okay. Just checking."

Being that Fr. Etienne purchased the book, of course I'll be providing an update for him——as well as for everyone who purchased the book.


I'm not sure.

Right now I'm focused on making Issue No. 3 incredible. Plus, I'm in the middle of a move——and you'll find out why in the upcoming issue.

But at some point, I plan on issuing an erratum addressing this new piece of information.

It's the right thing to do.

Still, my top priority is my subscribers.

They'll be getting this info delivered to their doorstep at the beginning of March.

I'll also be going deeper with them on specifically how to apply this new piece of insight.

If you'd like to get this new issue, all you have to do is say "maybe"——by saying yes to a free 30-day trial of The Scott Scheper Letter.

All I ask is you cover the shipping and materials cost (which totals $11.86).

The upcoming issue introduces a practice that makes working with your Zettelkasten a lot more fun——and even makes writing fun.

The deadline to subscribe is next Tuesday at midnight. Yes, February 28th at 11:59 p.m. PT.

That's only seven days away.

Here's the link to signup:


Before I close out, I'd like to say one more thing:

Every single subscriber of The Scott Scheper Letter pays for their subscription——even my own father.

The newsletter's price is a valuable aspect that ensures people actually read and apply its knowledge.

I normally don't buy into the whole excuse of "not being able to afford a subscription." Why? Because it comes out to $1.67 per day.

That's nothing. I could afford $1.67 per day even when I was a broke college student.

That said, I think being a Benedictine monk is a pretty good excuse.

A Benedictine monk receives no private income; their earnings are added to the community pool.

Therefore, if you're a subscriber and think we should sponsor Fr. Etienne's subscription, then cast your vote in our private community here:

Vote Here (Subscribers Only)


If you're NOT a Benedictine monk


If you're complaining about $48 on Reddit, then…

I'm Sorry——
You're Too Short For This Ride

Warm regards,

And stay crispy, my friend.

Scott P. Scheper

"A Man Who Considers Exceptions for Benedictine Monks"

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