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

Showing up, writing my thoughts, keeping going – thanks for the forum to do this.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jackie McG on Wed, Jul 18
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Tue, Jul 17
5 cups

5 cups of patronage in honor of getting a surprise badge for 500,000 words! I didn’t know there was such a badge, so it was a very nice surprise to see it in my list, as I haven’t had a new badge in a year. I do love this site, it helps me be consistent in journaling. Thank you, Buster!

Double Down on Charity Note from AC Wynn on Tue, Jul 17
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Good luck on your new endeavors after selling Health Month, Buster! This site led me to that site, and between the two of them there have been significant improvements in my life. Thanks for that.

Testimonial Note from Oren Litwin on Tue, Jul 17
1 cup

And just like that, in 22 days, I have become an addict. I need my 750 words like I need my morning coffee. Here I can be academician and poet, getting all of the various dimensions of my writing out there on the screen.

Testimonial Note from Rebecca M on Tue, Jul 17
1 cup

750 Words has been good for me. I want to be good for someone else.

Double Down on Charity Note from Gretchen K on Mon, Jul 16
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This morning we didn’t have internet and I was SO itching to write that I wrote longhand in my physical journal. This process has revolutionized the way I feel about writing that I come up with excuses to write!!

Testimonial Note from Kim on Mon, Jul 16
1 cup

I write morning pages for almost five years now. I used to have a closet full of notebooks, until I discovered 750 words. This site is truly helpful, and clean ! I love it. Every morning, I log in to write, and it feels so easy, so natural. Thanks for designing this site. I’ll use it for years to come.

Testimonial Note from Melanie Wanga on Sun, Jul 15
1 cup
Export with Markdown

I use Markdown a lot in my writing, and I’d like to see it in my exported files. Right now, I have no idea how to preserve my formatting. Maybe there could be an option to download an HTML version of the file (since that’s what Markdown produces,) or even a .rtf file with the output converted there (that would be great, if it’s practical.) And thanks so much for a wonderful site.

New Feature Request Note from Jackson de Campos on Sun, Jul 15
1 cup
One Month Challenge Bounty from angela on Sun, Jul 15
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Caryn Kitt on Sun, Jul 15
1 cup

I started using 750 words last year, and I’ll admit I’ve been pretty erratic with it. The most I’ve done so far is I think 12 days in a row. But the beauty of it is that it’s always there, even when I haven’t written in months one day I’ll just decide that the time is right, kick myself into gear and just go for it! The emails mean that it’s always in the back of my mind which keeps me coming back (eventually) time and again. This time I’m determined to stick it out, I wrote in 15 mins with no distractions today if I do that for another 9 I’ll have 3 badges! The site is really excellent and I can’t even begin to explain how it’s helped me sort out the mess that is my mind. Keep it up =) xx

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Jul 14
2 cups

I feel like I can really see my day in terms of my heart and mind when I wake up and write. I am not good at doing it every day, yet. But I am getting better and I love the format, look and feel of this site. I have been a member for more than a Year and I promote this to my writers group all the time. I <3 750!

Testimonial Note from Lauren Shannon on Fri, Jul 13
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I would like a google Chrome “offline” version of the site to have the wonderful interface and ability sync offline writting.

New Feature Vote from Joshua Nelson on Fri, Jul 13
3 cups

Inspiring people to write is a miracle of kindness. To be able to articulate your thoughts, to express emotions, to communicate with fellow humans with greater defniition than the physicality of human beginnings is an important step towards global understanding. This “little thing” :)) is indeed huge in its aspiration and results. A big Thank-You Hug for creating and maintaining it :-*

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jeanne B on Thu, Jul 12
9 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Andrew Haukebo on Wed, Jul 11
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
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Adi Hillel on Mon, Jul 09
3 cups
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 Mon, Jul 09
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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 Sun, Jul 08
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
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Hannah Hutton on Sat, Jul 07
3 cups
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 Thu, Jul 05
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