What have I gained?
My speed is improving, my typos are reduced, and I am able to come up with ideas faster making it easier to write from scratch! I used to really dread sitting down to type out a post when I was in a time crunch – when I knew I had to publish a post either that day or the next and I had nothing lined up yet…you know how that goes. Obviously the ideal is to have a bunch of posts lined up so that doesn’t happen but the ideal isn’t always the reality.
What is it?
It is a free site called 750Words which gives you a private, blank canvas to write out 750 words (approximately 3 pages) per day. It’s not a blog or a journal, it’s completely unique from anything else out there. You even get rewards for your writing to encourage daily writing!
How does it work?
Every day you log in: you can create a login or you can login with Google, Facebook, Yahoo, or OpenID – just be sure to login with the same method each time so you can get the credit for those rewards!
As soon as you are logged in you are taken to your private, blank page for the day. Once there the timer starts and you start typing. You just type what comes to mind without regard to typos or anything, just type. Nobody is going to see it so perfection doesn’t matter.
At first I had a difficult time not going back to fix my errors. I had a hard time letting go of the need to have everything looking just right. I found that as a result my typos actually became less over time because I knew that I wasn’t going to go back to fix anything. It slowed down my typing speed temporarily but that too has improved.
What are the rewards?
You earn badges for certain activities. You get your first badge after just three straight days of typing! There are also badges for being a speedy typer, not getting distracted, among other things. It’s always nice to get rewards!
You also get points each month for your daily writing, the more you write the higher your score. You can compare your score with other members to see where you stand. If you are really brave you can sign up for the monthly challenge, if you don’t write every day you will end up on the wall of shame, but if you complete it you get a really special badge and you get your name on a good wall!
How can I remember to write every day?
They send out a “daily nudge” email to remind you to type that day.
Thanks to Lesa Townsend from Conversation 2 Sales for sharing this amazing and fun tool!
To Your Success,