I might have a new favorite website. Or at least one that I use every day. That site is 750 Words. What is 750 Words? Simple – 750 words is a website designed to encourage you to write at least 750 words every day. The theory is that if you sit down and write 750 words every morning, you will clear your mind and generally have a better day.
Why do you need a website to do that? Well, you don’t. You just need some paper and a pencil. But the advantage to the website is that it’s there and easily accessible, but better than that, it’s got a scoring system. You get points for writing every day, and points for making your 750 words. The scoring is similar to bowling style, where the previous day (or frame) affects your score for today. What do you win? Nothing. Well, you do get cool little icons on your info page, and that’s enough to keep me writing.
I’ve been doing this for a few weeks now, and I really love sitting down every morning and doing a bit of a brain dump. It’s frequently just rambling, and I love that my writing is private. Blogging is great, but sometimes you just need to vent and don’t want others to read it.
So if you’re looking to get back into journaling or just want an easy place to write, check out 750 words.