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!

Who runs this site?

Our names are Buster and Kellianne, we live in Berkeley, California with our two sons (Niko and Louie) and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
A better mobile site

I would like if my writing actually fit the screen and actually had formatting tools for writing.

New Feature Vote from Yasi Noori on Wed, Jan 08
1 cup
An App for Android

I know there is an existing request for an iPhone/iPad app, but I would appreciate if the app was cross-platformed so that it would work for Android devices as well. Thank you!

New Feature Request Note from Yasi Noori on Wed, Jan 08
1 cup
Better Formatting

I would like basic formatting to be available (i.e. bold, italics, paragraph formatting, etc) for entries. A lot of times, I use 750 Words as an online notepad to log in from anywhere and write fiction, so these writing tools would be appreciated! Thanks.

New Feature Request Note from Yasi Noori on Wed, Jan 08
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

yes! more badges! badges are one of the things that keep me going.

New Feature Vote from Tanja Pislar on Wed, Jan 08
3 cups
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Adam Koren on Tue, Jan 07
1 cup
More text analysis

text analysis for other languages than english! If you need help to build that function for french language I’m a fluent speaker so I would glagly help.

New Feature Vote from Gil Juwu on Tue, Jan 07
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Gil Juwu on Tue, Jan 07
1 cup
A Windows Phone app

I don’t have the occasion to sit in front of my laptop for a long time every day but I do use my phone throughout the day for professionnal reasons. I have 3h of transports from home to work everyday and I get most of my wriing ideas at these moments. I Windows Phone App would be great since the mobile browsers don’t always save everything I write.

New Feature Request Note from Gil Juwu on Tue, Jan 07
1 cup

750 Words have helped me by clearing out all the gunk in my mind that needs an escape. I often find myself asking myself “What am I going to write about? I have NOTHING to write about!” Currently unemployed, living alone, the only place I go during the week is dialysis, I miss having “a life”, it’s hard writing about life when I am full of negativity, but I get it out, and then some. Often times the anger shows itself so easily and readily when I write, but I do write, and it comes forward, and I get it out. For this I am very thankful!

Testimonial Note from Melissa on Tue, Jan 07
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Josh Fox on Sun, Jan 05
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Josh Fox on Sun, Jan 05
1 cup

Fun interface and great community for keeping me motivated. Next book will happen, thanks in part to 750words.

Testimonial Note from Barth Anderson on Sun, Jan 05
5 cups

Though it has been difficult and has required more discipline than I am usually wont to exhibit, I have been amazed at my ability continue this process. Not only has my writing improved, but I have successfully laid down several vignettes that may eventually become story-lines, secure in the knowledge that no one will judge it before it is polished and ready for display. I confess that though this has been high in the list of priorities of my day, I occasionally miss a one, and consequently will most likely never be a high scorer or badge winner. However, though badges and points are nice, they are not important. Writing is important. And if one wishes to be a writer, in order to become better,the skills must be practiced. After all, who doesn’t want to be come a better writer, and there is no better place to practice than on 750words.com. Thank you, Buster, for all your hard work.

Testimonial Note from Kyra Kai on Sun, Jan 05
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I do most everything via my iPad… everything except 750 that is. The few times I’ve tried doing a mobile post to the site, it doesn’t save all of my words. An app would be an ideal fix for this.

New Feature Vote from Apollymi on Sun, Jan 05
1 cup
Set own day beginning

It would be good if there was a way for writers to set when their own days begin and end. Right now, we’re having to change time zones and such, but that isn’t always a good fit.

New Feature Request Note from Apollymi on Sun, Jan 05
2 cups
Titles for Days

This site is wonderful, but the one thing that irks me is how difficult it is to find things I have written in the past. On each day, we should be able to title it and then when we scroll over the days, instead of just showing the date and number of words, it will also show the title. This would be an incredibly easy way to keep track of our writing!

New Feature Request Note from Verity Tomlinson on Sat, Jan 04
2 cups

This is not the first time I’ve attempted morning pages. But this is the first time I’ve successfully written them consistently, for over a year, and am still going.

During the time I’ve seen my writing learn to flow more freely. I’ve learned – am learning – how to not edit, but to just write. I’ve seen the distance between my thoughts and “paper” diminish; it’s not quite gone, but it’s getting close.

Thank you for the site.

Testimonial Note from Brendan Dixon on Sat, Jan 04
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

I enjoy using this site to analyze my thoughts but the emotions and concerns stats could use some improvements

New Feature Vote from Skip Cloud on Sat, Jan 04
1 cup

I recently looked back at my first scrawlings on this great site from August of 2011. It was enlightening to see which ideas I’ve dropped and which ones I’ve held onto. I’d encourage anyone to use 750 Words as a reliable journal and time capsule, and, of course, for NaNo training. Cheers, Caroline

Testimonial Note from Caroline Collins on Fri, Jan 03
1 cup

“I seek what I am, to be what I am. I usually have a habit of thinking of ‘body,’ on the one hand, and of ‘energy’ on the other. But nothing exists separately. There is a unity of life. I wish to live it, and I seek it through a movement of return toward myself.” Gurdjieff
Writing has become the path of mind-body-soul integration for me. It is the daily commitment to write that helps me start the day with clarity and focus. Also reading back my entries helps me integrate my self-knowledge process. And the stats are amazing! It is really as if I gave a plunge inside my brain and reveal my interior dialogue.
Grateful for this simple, yet effective service.

Testimonial Note from maricarmen on Fri, Jan 03
1 cup

I made a New Year’s resolution to write every day (after not really writing since October). Three days into the new year and it’s so far, so good. I hope I don’t get off track again!

Testimonial Note from Amber Lynne on Fri, Jan 03
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

It would be nice to be able to write on my tablet offline, and then upload it later in the day when I have a wifi connection. I know I could probably do this with a word document, but I’d love to be able to do it within a 750 words app on my tablet. Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Cb RĂ¡dio on Fri, Jan 03
3 cups

I read Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way as well as The Artist’s Way at Work, and it changed the way I think and see creativity altogether. At the heart and soul of her work are the Morning Pages, 3 hand-written pages of stream of consciousness, and it is of course what inspired this amazing space we have here, 750words. com. This has become a very special place to me, even though now I write for a living, books, blogs, newsletters, articles, I write with another level of freedom and boldness on my 750 Words. I also recommend it to friends and clients who have taken the challenge with me, and I am a huge big fan of 750words.com. This will change your life if you write your words daily. You may not see the progress right away, but it is happening beneath the surface. Writing is therapeutic, powerful and healing. Do your writing. Use 750words.com and support our friends who bring us this space.
A proud patron,
Farnoosh Brock
www.prolificliving.com

Testimonial Note from Farnoosh Brock on Fri, Jan 03
1 cup

I left my career as a broadcast journalist years ago and found that I developed a writer’s block in the process of leaving that career. 750 Words has loosened that up because I force myself to write every day. Plus, 750 Words came to my attention during a period of multiple losses, such is the time when many of my close relatives are aged. I’m sure having the opportunity to write my private thoughts in my 750 Words’ account has saved me lots of money that could have been spent on therapy – and it has been its own effective therapy, anyway! Thank you for this site!

Testimonial Note from Patricia Whitley on Fri, Jan 03
1 cup

Helps me a lot in getting me to clear my mind and set things straight. Very very therapeutic in that way almost like a massage or meditation. So good.

Testimonial Note from Erich Domingo on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

As it is, I do most of my 750-Wording on the go, usually on my iPad. Unfortunately the interaction between the mobile site that exists now and Safari, is that if I have to navigate away from the tab or app for any reason – even to dismiss a text message, I am logged out have have to reenter my email and password. A dedicated app would solve this problem entirely!!

New Feature Vote from Caroline Sharp on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup

I first started using 750 words to improve my writing skills but it has become more than that. It has allowed me to delve deep into my own mind and find myself. Thoughts and feelings you bury deep into your sub-conscience reveal themselves when you’re sat opposite a blank screen and trying to fill it with 750 words. I cannot recommend this site enough. Thank you 750words.com

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup
Where is my next badge?

On 600 days now. BTW, thanks for this excellent service.

New Feature Request Note from Nepali Ninja on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Seriously please more badges I’m dying

New Feature Vote from Bergen Dox on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

BADGES

New Feature Vote from Bergen Dox on Thu, Jan 02