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 son Niko, and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

BadgeSign up or log in to buy Cups of Patronage

Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups

I’ve been writing for 365 consecutive days with this site and it has changed my life. My writing skills and ability to express myself have improved, but, most importantly, my psyche. 750 Words is instrumental in keeping me from going insane on a daily basis and I can’t thank you enough.

Testimonial Note from Allison Cain on Fri, Oct 26
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Nope, they are not a “reason” to be on this site, but some of us (Me? nah!) are “badge hounds”…. (there are worse things lol!) Any chance you will add a few more to the stable? Suggestions: for 500,000 words maybe, or a string of entries over 1,000 words p/day (say 10?). That’s two off the top of my head… had others but didn’t write them down; they’ll be back some day… thanks for a great site!

New Feature Vote from Nancy Carlzen on Fri, Oct 26
4 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I would love to see more badges for high end word counts – for instance when a user hits 1 million words, or 750 days! You have helped me accomplish so much., but it would be lovely to get a reward for it as well!

New Feature Vote from Lucile Barker on Thu, Oct 25
5 cups

All the best to everyone in the one-month challenge – especially those doing NaNoWriMo. Go for it!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Kell Willsen on Wed, Oct 24
1 cup
Anti-badges for non-writing

Coming back to 750words.com after a long absence, I realise that I will have to write for 200 days before I get a new badge. I’m already facing discouragement from my long dry spell, and I considered making new log-in details in order to get a clean slate. Then I had an idea:
What if you could lose badges for days of non-writing? Or have them cancelled/crossed out? So, if you go one day without writing, you’d lose your egg badge. Then get it back again when you resumed writing daily. The longer you go without writing, the harder it is to get back to it. You think, “I’ve already broken my streak, so it doesn’t matter if I lose another day.”
I’d like to keep my account, rather than start a new one, because I did build up success in the past, and it’s nice to be able to revisit it. (Maybe crossing badges out is better than making them disappear, after all) However, I could use some encouragement to get back to writing. Thanks.

New Feature Request Note from Kell Willsen on Wed, Oct 24
2 cups

I see empty un-checked boxes at the top of the page and they mock me. And nano-wrimo is coming!

Testimonial Note from Gerald Cox on Wed, Oct 24
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

If there was a way I would like to see being able to re-earn badges after breaking a streak, such as the one for 3, 5, 10, and 30 days. Also think there should be more badges to earn overall. I love the site!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Tue, Oct 23
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Charo on Tue, Oct 23
1 cup

I love that the word count is unambiguous. Before when I wrote my 3 pages, usually handwritten, the quantity of words varied considerably based on the size of my notebook. I’ve found that I’ve been spitting out my 750 words for the day more consistently which leaves me ready to begin my creative work with an open mind. It’s becoming a part of the routine in a way it hadn’t before. Thanks, Buster!

Testimonial Note from Shawn Tuttle on Tue, Oct 23
1 cup
Facebook

Does anyone know if there is a Facebook page related to 750words.com ? thanks!

New Feature Request Note from Sue Deutscher on Tue, Oct 23
3 cups

I thought I was more goal oriented and I am. I thought that five hundred would mean I had made it, but it’s not enough. I love to write and I love to just spill my thoughts on here, to empty my brain of mental and emotional clutter, to exercise my fingers on the keyboard, to just vent and brainstorm. Feels good. I’m at 540 and going. Not sure when it’ll break, but so far I’ve kept it up. May I reach a thousand! (Actually, I’m taking it 100 at a time.)

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Mon, Oct 22
3 cups

I broke my 327 day streak in June and refused to write for a couple months. I just reached my (second) thirty day badge, and I am looking forward to more! Thanks for creating this space so I can forgive myself and move on.

Testimonial Note from Charo on Mon, Oct 22
1 cup

I have no idea if I’ll keep up with this, but I like the idea and I’m glad to contribute.

Testimonial Note from David Walker on Mon, Oct 22
3 cups
More opportunities for badges!

I’d like to be able to be awarded badges more than once. I broke a 90 day streak about a year ago, and have been unable to match it ever since. I’m getting back on the band wagon now, but I have a ways to go before I’m going to get any new badges. It would be a thrill to see my second flamingo badge with the new date stamp on it, now that I’ve gotten over the ten day hump that I’ve been struggling to do for a year. And a Turquoise Horse for every monthly challenge, and so on. It just be nice for those of us who come and go from the site to know that we really are making progress again.

New Feature Request Note from Jennifer Marshburn on Sun, Oct 21
1 cup

This site and it’s translation of the artist’s way in to digital space is so freaking cool and inspring. Best of all it’s pragmatic and works for my daily life.

Testimonial Note from N Silas Munro on Sun, Oct 21
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

plots like bi-gram and tri-gram frequencies would be interesting.

New Feature Vote from anand jeyahar on Sat, Oct 20
2 cups

750 words has become the cornerstone of my daily practice. Writing each morning has helped me focus my mind, and clear the clutter of the previous day. It’s enabled me to better recognise the wonderful things and people in my life I’d like to celebrate each day; and in cases where I’ve not acted how I’d have liked, to go back and apologise, express my sorrow and regret. To make things right. 750 words is really precious to me. It keeps me sane, creative, and honest. And it helps me find the beauty in each day.

Testimonial Note from Alex Blue on Fri, Oct 19
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Alex Blue on Fri, Oct 19
6 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I’m closing in on one year of writing my daily dose of 750 words. The badges that I earned so far look so pretty on the top of my page. I’m concerned that the achiever in me will begin to feel neglected when there are no more badges to earn.
Hope to see new badges in the New Year!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Thu, Oct 18
1 cup

I appreciated the 18 minutes I took to write today. It was peaceful and cathartic.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Oct 17
1 cup

I just want to thank all those involved with this wonderful project. I have been writing now for just under 2 months but the different it has made to my life journey and clarity is dramatic. It is the most important part of the day for me and I am writing in the morning and evening.

Testimonial Note from Geoff Collinson on Wed, Oct 17
7 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Judith Morgan on Wed, Oct 17
2 cups

The adventure continues! That’s what I love best about this place. Each new day can see a new story, or a new character, or whatever I feel like. Total creative freedom, and a little fun analysis thrown in. It’s the ultimate freewriting canvas.

Testimonial Note from Leah Webb on Tue, Oct 16
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Ebun Omoni on Tue, Oct 16
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Ebun Omoni on Tue, Oct 16
1 cup

I found this site about 3 weeks ago, and I fell in love with it at once! Though my morning pages were hit and miss through the years, this site makes it so easy to do them. An added benefit is that it helps me get used to typing while I think, where I needed to write longhand before. That is a definite plus for writing articles and stories! Thank you for this great site!

Testimonial Note from Charlotte West on Tue, Oct 16
5 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Ace on Tue, Oct 16
15 cups
Improve the writing page

I think it would be a huge improvement if we were able to format the words into things like paragraphs and use type faces such as bold and italics. As far as I’m aware, this isn’t already the case, and so I’d like to see it in the future.

New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Rémy on Mon, Oct 15
1 cup
Secure server for writing

I love that 750 words gives me a place to empty my brain, but I’d feel much better know that the data is protected

New Feature Vote from Curtis Jordan on Mon, Oct 15
4 cups

I was referred to this site by a good friend, and since then I’ve managed at least 750 words every day. Figured it was about time I had some Patronage, since it’s done wonders for me.

Since writing I’ve found that my music writing has also been more prolific, and my muse is much more under control than she often is.

Testimonial Note from Tim Yarham on Mon, Oct 15