The Friends & Members of 750 Words
750 Words exists because of mutual good will between the people that run this site (Buster & Kellianne) and the people who use it (you). The site wouldn't exist without the generosity, patience, and humor of everyone involved. For the first 3+ years that the site was running (Dec 2009 to May 2013), the site was free to use but with some encouragement to donate. That served us well (and most importantly, generated enough income to keep the site up), but as the site grew the need for support also grew.
On June 12th 2013, all existing users of the site were given lifetime free accounts (we hope you'll continue to donate when you can). New accounts created after June 12th, 2013 are now required to become members within 30 days after signing up in order to keep writing. Everyone will always have access to previous writings, stats, etc, even if they choose not to become members.
We're listening to your feedback and want to make sure that first and foremost, we offer a friendly and safe place for people to dump their private thoughts. I expect that we'll continue to adjust the way this all works for the near term. Thanks for being an awesome community!
Notes of inspiration from members
I love my journal time, and 750words makes it so much easier! I love the process – when I write, the ideas flow, and I create my “to-do” list, and others. I can complete projects because I’ve been able to think ideas through. I can’t imagine my days without journaling, and I’m grateful for 750words to get me through the process!
Testimonial Note from JoAnne Barton on Wed, Mar 29
1 cupMore badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Diane Edwards on Tue, Mar 28
10 cupsAn iPhone/iPad app
It would be of enormous support if you guys created the iPhone/iPad app!
New Feature Vote from Ken Matsunaga on Tue, Mar 28
This site has been there for me through divorce, school, a 500+ mile move, career changes, and more. I have written through tears and laughter, and have used it to sort my thoughts as I make decisions and try to figure out my life. I am so grateful for a platform to get it all out without having to keep up with reams of paper! I recommend it to all my friends and through it all, keep writing. One day at a time.
Testimonial Note from Laurie on Mon, Mar 27
This site is so crucial to organizing my thoughts before the day. I just hope one day I can donate $1000 because that’s how much this service has meant to me.
Testimonial Note from Yola Smith on Sun, Mar 26
Bunch of topics and boards used to discuss people’s writing journey, resources that are used to help in bettering the writing skill/process and putting together some more community interaction.
New Feature Request Note from Edward on Sun, Mar 26
750 has really helped me develop my writing practice. I used to only think i could be a writer and now i am making it happen. Thank you 750words.com! :)
Testimonial Note from Bailey Vereker on Sat, Mar 25
3 cupsMore text analysis
A lot of things have become apparent about my writing style in practice, but more features that may be more unconscious to the writer being tracked and displayed would be helpful, as well as boxes that display tips on how to use less common grammar symbols such as the semi-colon and hyphen.
New Feature Vote from Edward on Sat, Mar 25
4 cupsSecure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Reidun Saxerud on Fri, Mar 24
1 cupPost pictures
For those who use the site as a diary, it would be great to be able to post pictures and to save them to the entry! please consider
New Feature Request Note from Mauricio Graziano on Thu, Mar 23
This site has been a wonderful tool to help me with my writing. Thank you Aly for suggesting this site to me.
Testimonial Note from Chloe Gilholy on Thu, Mar 23
10 cupsAn iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Samantha Ku on Thu, Mar 23
1 cupSomething Mobile Friendly.
I love using 750 words, but it can be difficult on the iPad. Sometimes it does not save if I paste a large amount of my writing from another location, it will not scroll or it signs me out repeatedly. I do not know if this is easy to fix, but having an app or i-device-friendly page would be great.
New Feature Request Note from Mouse Cake on Wed, Mar 22
I first started 750 Words when I was suddenly and unexpectedly given a large writing role at work. I hadn’t done much writing, corporate or otherwise, in the several years since I graduated college, and I could feel the rust coating my mental gears when I’d try to get in a groove. 750 Words has been an incredible help in getting over that initial hump of simply writing, whether it’s a journal entry, an idea for a personal project, or a brainstorming session for work copy. All in all, I couldn’t be more grateful for the team and community in helping me feel less like an imposter and more like a writer again!
Testimonial Note from Lea Miller on Wed, Mar 22
I’ve sort of come and gone from 750Words, but am back and in the midst of my longest streak to date. I’ve used it as a “brain dump” where I try (don’t always succeed) to get up in the morning and commit my 750, not trying to craft great prose but just getting it down and filling it up. I’ve found that during my stretches away from being a member I actually experience mental constipation. So I’ll keep at it, a day at a time. If nothing else my typing is now north of 40 WPM, and I’m sure there are other benefits that I’m not even aware of. Thanks for making this site, Kellianne and Buster.
Testimonial Note from TFHackett on Wed, Mar 22
About a month ago I decided I need to get my brain healthier so I decided to journal, play brain games, do yoga and talk a walk daily. This website has been such a blessing. I’ve kept up with it everyday and I can feel myself getting emotionally healthier. I did therapy for about 3 years and I feel this is even better as I’m able to dump whatever is on my brain every day. Getting validation from the stats is icing on the cake!
Testimonial Note from Brittany Furse-Taube on Tue, Mar 21
I appreciate the orderly design and lack of distraction on the site. It does everything I want it to and nothing that I don’t. I happily recommend it to friends.
Testimonial Note from Margaret Lukens on Mon, Mar 20
Writing is highly therapeutic for me. I love the accountability of having an online community for me to check in with.
Testimonial Note from Luke Bayler on Mon, Mar 20
It really helps to slow down my anxious thoughts and reflect on my life. Part-meditation, part-timeout from my day.
Testimonial Note from Dave Anderson on Mon, Mar 20
I love this site and am so glad that I’ve found it. Thanks for creating it! I believe it makes me a better writer for my blog www.JessicaLaurenVine.com Keep it going! =D
Testimonial Note from Jessica Lauren Vine on Sat, Mar 18
1 cupediting past entries
It would be really great to be able to go back and edit entries before today’s entry. :) It wouldn’t have to count towards awards or anything, just be nice to keep like thoughts in context if I wanted to make a note on a page, say, a week ago, where I was calculating my evil scheme for taking over the world.
New Feature Request Note from writer girl on Sat, Mar 18
1 cupAn iPhone/iPad app
I’d love push notifications to write. #HabitForming
New Feature Vote from Josh F on Fri, Mar 17
5 cupsAll time stats
Did the page that showed all-time stats – tone, types of words used, etc, go away? Came back from 750 words after a long absence and can’t seem to find it.
New Feature Request Note from James Edward Hervey on Fri, Mar 17
I just received my Space bird badge! I am so happy and so grateful for the team at 750 words for creating an opportunity for me to discipline myself and write in a safe and protected environment every day. This is such an illuminating, healing and clarifying experience for me.
Testimonial Note from Mary on Thu, Mar 16
When I wrote my first 750 words entry I was interested in the challenge to write every single day. Four years later, I’m yet to form a consistent daily writing habit, but this hasn’t rendered my experience fruitless. I think a strength of 750 words lies in the fact it can be used for many purposes, suiting the preferences of those who use it, and with some structure in the form of goals and gentle encouragement. Working through assessment ideas, treating it as a diary or a personal soapbox are purposes to which I’ve put my entries (sometimes all three in the one).
750 words can be a place to maintain your week, month or year long streaks of daily writing. For me, it’s a place I might neglect but always seem to end up returning to. At times, away from a laptop, I’ve found myself excited to have the chance to log on later and bang out an entry. Knowing you can put something troubling aside and have a particular time and place in which to deal with it is comforting. Thank you for offering such a place!
Testimonial Note from Kate on Wed, Mar 15
“Myth: You are working on your ideas even if you are only just thinking about them. Reality: Ideas require elaboration in order for them to grow.” — from “Brainstorm” written by Eric and Ann Maisel
Testimonial Note from Blake on Tue, Mar 14
It helps me be more mindful. It slows down my thoughts when they’re rushing through my head.
Testimonial Note from Dave Anderson on Sun, Mar 12
1 cupAn iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Josh Itzkowitz on Sun, Mar 12
1 cupMore badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Caitlin Brown on Sun, Mar 12
1 cupWeekday Warrior
I generally don’t write on weekends. I know, the idea is to write every day, but I tend to rest my writing muscles on weekends. it’s what works for me. It makes it hard to get any kind of streak or badge, though, and those streaks and badges provide a little motivation.
Would it be possible to create some weekday warrior badges that keep track of stats for just Monday through Friday?
New Feature Request Note from Greg on Fri, Mar 10