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.

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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I am on the brink of 150 consecutive days and at this rate, less than two months away from the next level of pterodactyl. If anyone had told me when i started that I could become as addicted to writing this often and would derive this much pleasure from so doing, I would have thought them to be insane. But the fact is that I now find writing here a must-do daily actvity and can begin to imagine myself becoming a good writer in due course.

Testimonial Note from Warwick Paul Onyeama on Tue, Jul 10
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Adi Hillel on Tue, Jul 10
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More badges for accomplishments

I’m coming up close to 500, and I want to have a next badge to look forward to!

New Feature Vote from Natalia Marek on Tue, Jul 10
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Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jul 09
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Reminder to write - by text

Please consider this. Ive ruined yet another 100 day streak.

New Feature Request Note from Sullena Writer on Mon, Jul 09
4 cups

Yes! Finally I’ve managed a 100-day streak. Hello Phoenix!! And thank you for this site, which is helping me work on all kinds of writing – fiction, academic, and sometimes a journal, like I used to keep when I was younger. I’m recommending this to everyone I know who’s trying to write more. Thanks again!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Kali Clara on Sat, Jul 07
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Hannah Hutton on Sat, Jul 07
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More badges for accomplishments

I think there are certain badges that are easy to add on to — the streak when you’re 500+ [benchmarks are easy 1,000 days, 1,500 days or even by years – 365 days, 730 days, 1,095 days, etc] as well as the flocks. We have 100k and 250k, but what about 500k, 1kk, etc.? And then a time of day one for afternoon writers would be fun maybe a siesta badge [14:00-17:00] or a lunch break badge [12:00-13:00].

New Feature Vote from Erin Foster on Sat, Jul 07
1 cup

I am now writing every day, which is great. I am looking for tips on how to turn this daily “brain purge” into something more polished. Do any of you turn some of the ideas that flow during your daily write into blog posts? Do any of you start your writing by taking something previously written and expanding on it? Writing is a process, and I need to also grow as an editor, a refiner. Curious to hear what you have to say. [email protected]

Testimonial Note from Joe Tab on Sat, Jul 07
1 cup

I first saw this on a twitter site and was apprehensive. But I realise that I can push myself to write everyday, something which I gave up years ago. This beats having a blog in some ways because I get to pen down a lot things unfiltered in my mind without worrying what to write about. It’s also pretty flexible. I like the simplicity of it, do keep up the good work!

Testimonial Note from Debbie Tan on Fri, Jul 06
1 cup
Automatic Metadata

Instead of manually adding metadata everyday, a set manually set metadata should added on top of daily page everyday to be filled by me. It saves time, helps easily track and avoid creating new tags.

Thanks for the awesomest website.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Fri, Jul 06
1 cup

I used to write every day, and then real life started to interfere and all of a sudden I just didn’t have the time anymore. It wasn’t until I found this site that I had a reason to make time. Keeping track of what I write and how things trend in my writing means that I’m interested to find out more, and I can challenge myself: I can slot out 20 minutes in my day to get to 750 words.

Now that I’m doing this, every day I find myself waiting for a slow period at work or to just get home at the end of the day so I can type out what’s been in my head all day. It’s been the best thing for my creativity in a long time.

Testimonial Note from Natalie on Thu, Jul 05
5 cups
A better mobile site

For those times when the power goes out!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Thu, Jul 05
10 cups

You can do it!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Thu, Jul 05
1 cup

This site is just plain brilliant. I have been writing for over a year now. Even though I have missed four or five days along the way, I have over 478,000 words, including a novel draft and a memoir, plus lots and lots of random jottings. Thank you so much.

Testimonial Note from Dianna Goodwin on Thu, Jul 05
1 cup

Just wanted to express my gratitude: I am very grateful for 750words.com.

Testimonial Note from Winnie Lim on Thu, Jul 05
1 cup
Give Youself a Goldfinch!

I like to use the metadata function to track my success in changing a particular habit. The idea of a Goldfinch badge would be something you could give yourself after recording success for 21 days in a row (to create some positive behavior change, like getting up on time for 21 days or walking at least 20 minutes for 21 days or whatever). It would be user determined and directed, and you could earn it more than once for either improving the habit or starting a new one.

New Feature Request Note from Luna Veritas on Wed, Jul 04
1 cup

You’re making me do it.

Testimonial Note from Colleen Dunham on Wed, Jul 04
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from R. on Tue, Jul 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I like badges. They make me feel good about myself.
-www.annalowery.blogspot.com

New Feature Vote from Anna Lowery on Tue, Jul 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Bethany Krahn on Tue, Jul 03
2 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Bethany Krahn on Tue, Jul 03
4 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from Bethany Krahn on Tue, Jul 03
1 cup
Improve Eternity stats

My Eternity stats say that I use about 52 Ums and Ahs on average. 52! I have never ever used even one single um or ah during my 35 days of writing. Which words are counted as ums and ahs? I am very sure I don’t use many fillers, so some explanation would be great. Please fix the stats, they are insulting to my writing :-(

New Feature Request Note from Kristina Behner on Tue, Jul 03
1 cup

In doing The Artist’s Way, I found myself struggling to maintain my pages because my handwritten pages took almost 45 minutes to get through (a lot of time for a busy morning). And I often had time to think before I wrote (meaning the resulting words were less than spontaneously true). And they were not secure (really big bright green notebooks are somewhat difficult to conceal from prying eyes). 750 lets me think as fast as I can type, say what I really mean, track my life in the metadata, and get all the excess junk out of my brain so that I can move on and do life. Way to go, 750! Thanks for the great work!

Testimonial Note from Callahan Woodbery on Tue, Jul 03
1 cup

Last year, I wrote.
Over the course of the school year, I fell away.
Now, I’m back to write again.

Testimonial Note from Marcus Shepherd on Tue, Jul 03
3 cups

Monthly, daily, I get notes about how self-motivated I am, but it really challenged me when I had to travel on the road, with my laptop and deal with the lack of internet access. If it weren’t for the internet of others, I would have ruined my streak. I’m so close to 500 I can taste it! After that, I can slack off all I want, but even then, I have so many words and thoughts inside that I can’t let them build up. This is a great place to spill my brain out onto and to discipline myself to do it daily is one of the greatest feats I’ve done lately. I hope I keep it up.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Tue, Jul 03
1 cup
Monthly summary

Perhaps you can add a feature that shows a summary of each day (say 50 words or a paragraph), so that we can look back through a month and get a snapshot of what we were thinking, feeling or writing on any particular day.
Sometimes I look back through my past entries, and a lot feel like they were written by someone else. It would be nice to be able to trawl the past at a glance and pick-out entries to re-read etc.

I hope this sounds like a fair idea?

New Feature Request Note from Indo Lent on Tue, Jul 03
2 cups

I am so grateful for 750words.com. Whilst I’ve been writing my morning pages on here for months with great success, it has only recently occurred to me to pledge to also write 750 words of my PhD thesis every day. This includes everything from notes to full analysis, even bits of program code that I can export as text (the coding thing is really funny; at times I’ve started properly commenting my code just to reach 750 words). And having textual analysis for academic writing is amazing — nobody wants to hand in a literature review where the writing is introverted, negative or uncertain. Whilst the subjects could be improved (algorithm gets a bit confuzzled when I talk maths to it), every other part of this site is an excellent feedback mechanism in lieu of a supervisor. Can’t believe I wasted all that power just using it as a journal for months on end. Keep it up — hope to see more amazing useful features soon.

Testimonial Note from Kayden on Mon, Jul 02
1 cup

For me doing the monthly challenge was a huge achievement and it firmly established my habit of writing every day! I hope you all do well in the July challenge :-)

One Month Challenge Bounty from Kristina Behner on Mon, Jul 02