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

It’s been stated by others, but I must reiterate….this site is a comfort. It reminds me that I do, in fact, have something to say, even when it doesn’t seem like it.

Testimonial Note from Crystal Braeuner on Tue, Jun 26
2 cups

I know I get into the habit of just writing everyday. It sometimes seems like I’m just barfing my thoughts out, but through all of these thoughts I pour out, out come some worthy nuggets.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Mon, Jun 25
6 cups

I am so grateful for this site….. I tithe 10% where i feel spiritually fed of all money that comes my way. This is not a forced act and is done very consciously. I ask myself whenever I receive money, “show me where I have been spiritually fed?” And this site is where I feel spiritually fed a lot of the time right now. I have used these pages for 2 months now and I have had some great self learning and healing. Thank you, thank you,thank you!

Testimonial Note from Leanne Clarkson on Sun, Jun 24
1 cup
Improve detection of "breaks" vs. saving errors

This is the second time that your server has run into a problem saving my work, and by the time it had worked the problem out I was credited for a break.

It seems that an easy way to solve the problem would be to have the system detect for “0 words.” If there had previously been a positive number of words, and then the word count drops to zero, the default should be to assume a failure to save rather than a break.

New Feature Request Note from Oren Litwin on Sun, Jun 24
1 cup

I’ve been in a funk with my writing for a while. I didn’t really know where to start to be honest. Now that I’ve joined 750words I find that I’m not just writing out the 750 words a day, but I find myself thinking something and wanting to write it down again, instead of just letting it flit out of my head.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Testimonial Note from Marylin on Fri, Jun 22
4 cups

Often and little brings great progress. So thirtyone days of sevenhundredfifty words should get you well along the way – whatever your destination.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Fri, Jun 22
5 cups

750 Word has helped me to get out of slumps, to break mind binds, to plan my next steps and to figure out what was wrong with situations. And to find solutions.
And along the way it helped me become a faster, more natural writer and bust writing block.
So: Best self-help tool ever!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Jun 22
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Brenda Sharpe on Fri, Jun 22
1 cup
One Month Challenge Bounty from Brenda Sharpe on Fri, Jun 22
4 cups
More badges for accomplishments

There’s a badge for the morning and there’s a badge for night, but what about those who write on here during lunch? Why not have a badge that’s like the Noontime Cat or a Bologna Sandwich for writing between 11am and 3pm ten days in a row?

New Feature Vote from Hannah Donnelly on Fri, Jun 22
2 cups

Drink up!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Peter Tangney on Thu, Jun 21
3 cups

On most days, I try to write my 750 words as quickly as I can. There are those days, however, when I spend my time on 750words thinking through my fingers, solving a problem. Yes, I do mean solving. Thanks for giving me the space to work things out no matter how long it takes. Peace friends.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Jun 19
6 cups

I am so grateful for this site, it inspires me to write everyday. I use these words to journal my thoughts, feelings and gratitude everyday and since I joined almost 2 months ago, I have had so much personal insight amazing expereinces and growth.
I am a counsellor and have recommended it to my clients. It is a wonderful tool for healing.
Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Leanne Clarkson on Tue, Jun 19
1 cup

Happiness is a new badge = Pterodactyl for 200 days straight today reminds me how I look forward to writing every day now. 750words in the morning sets the day straight on its axis. Thanks Buster & team for keeping this going!

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Mon, Jun 18
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

With a bluetooth keyboard I could write on an iPad anywhere I can get a 3G signal. This would be wonderful to have and help when I am travelling.

New Feature Vote from Frank on Mon, Jun 18
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Awesome site but an iPhone app would be so useful for those days when I’m away from home computer.

New Feature Vote from Julie Terekh on Sun, Jun 17
1 cup

I feel like 750 Words has really helped me to learn who I am over the past year. I’m forcing myself to be brutally honest, at least to me, and that means that I can face my own issues. It’s incredibly freeing and I’m so grateful that this place exists for me to feel happy with myself.

Testimonial Note from Molly Rastin on Sun, Jun 17
2 cups

Y’all have your morning pages but I have my night pages. I find that I can process the day, have closure on it and sleep better. Waking up and trying to clear the fog from my brain hasn’t been as effective. I’ve done them in the morning but the night pages have been more beneficial to me. Just Sayin’.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sat, Jun 16
1 cup

Thank you, 750 Words, for making me a better writer! After over 200 days of daily writing, I just can’t imagine my days without this wonderful morning addiction. I really came to enjoy these 15 minutes or so I take every day to reflect on my day, just rant a little or set free thoughts I didn’t even know I had. Thank you so much for this website, such a simple, yet wonderful idea!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Jun 13
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I dont always have an internet connection which means that although i write my 750 words i often cant do it on the site. It would awesome to have an app that allows me to write my words and then upload them when im online and have them applied to the corresponding days so that i dont break my ‘streak’

New Feature Vote from Lilly Ray on Wed, Jun 13
1 cup

I am ashamed to say that I drifted away from 750words for quite a while.

It feels good to be back.

Testimonial Note from John Shepherd on Tue, Jun 12
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Emma Bennett on Tue, Jun 12
1 cup

I use 750 Words to reflect on the day to come and to reflect on what I did last day. I feel like being my own coach and counsellor. I ask myself questions and answer them. Now I have more than 100.000 words and used it also to write for my PhD. It helps me to love writing.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Jun 12
1 cup

After finishing the monthly challenge last month, I lost this month’s challenge yesterday when I forgot to write because I was getting ready for an interview. So, I have ponied up on my part of the contract and become a patron. In doing so, I hope to be able to finally get past the Albatross, since I now have access to being able to skip days if necessary. Thanks 750 words….having a reason to write daily have helped me keep on track!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jun 11
1 cup

I’m coming back to morning pages after several years, as part of a larger self overhaul. Thanks for providing this space to write and keep track!

Testimonial Note from Melissa Plagemann on Mon, Jun 11
1 cup
second reminder

It’d be great if there is setting which allows to send second reminder if the person hasn’t complete his words yet. I recieve my reminder early in the morning and if day is crazy – I can just forget! So I’d like to recieve one more reminder (in case if I don’t complete my words yet). And yes, Buster, you are great! :)

New Feature Request Note from KA on Mon, Jun 11
1 cup

I have written more words in the past ten days than I have in the last ten years! It is not that I haven’t written anything but that I have used 750 Words to work specifically on my book I have been telling people about for the last ten+ years. This site and the cool little badges, has kept me motivated and on track towards actually completing my first draft in the next six weeks or so. I look forward to each day now. My next step will be to get faster with my typing so that I can earn the Cheetah badge.

Testimonial Note from Tom Heitz on Sun, Jun 10
6 cups

As I go marching and slogging closer and closer to my dissertation’s completion (don’t worry, there’s still time to send those cards and letters – the final draft is more than a year away), I must thank help desk for once again restoring my statistics after I messed up my log-in method. I am happy to be back on my regular gmail rather than university email, but it took some work on the part of staff here to bring almost all back. I will build up to a 265 day streak once again; I’ve done it before. It’s nice, though, to see the aggregate word count back there on my stats. Thanks again for this wonderful site.

Testimonial Note from Carol Mikoda on Sun, Jun 10
5 cups
Adding what I wrote while I was away

I was away for almost a week, last week, and knew I wouldn’t have regular access to Internet. So I requested days off. However, I did faithfully write my 750 daily words on my iPad.
It would be nice to be able to add what I have written off line to those days. I copied and pasted my “production” when I came back, but it wrongfully adds words to my journal.
It would be nice to be able to not break the streak, without having 750 words added to each day you are not around.

New Feature Request Note from Claude Covo on Sun, Jun 10
2 cups

This one month challenge is important to many people. Personally I’m doing it to start my day, I find it is the easiest way to get almost 1/2 of my daily word goal for Camp Nano, most days I have that amount out in 1/2 an hour thanks to while it can take me the rest of the day to reach 1667.

So have fun with this challenge everyone, and keep writing after it.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Amaya Ells on Sat, Jun 09