Tired of the same text effects? Apply a horizontal Fast Blur to your text.
Select your text layer and Choose Effect>Blur & Sharpen>Fast Blur.
Make your Blur Dimensions Horizontal.
The slider for Blurriness only goes to 127 so click on the numeric value and type 500.
Make a keyframe at the beginning of the layer for 500 and make a second keyframe for 0 Blur a couple of seconds later in the timeline.
Ram preview: "ooh pretty."