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’ve not been to 750words.com in a little while, but all it took was one day to sit down at the site with its inviting blank screen and throw up all over the page. I instantly remembered how good this is for me. I’ve renewed my commitment by starting small. I’m writing at 750words.com at least three times a week.

My head is getting clearer already.

Testimonial Note from Jason Barmer on Thu, Mar 29
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jason Barmer on Thu, Mar 29
3 cups

Writing every day for six months was amazing, and even though I’m now only writing most days, 750words is still a critical component of my creativity every time I write. Thank you Buster!

Testimonial Note from Nils Davis on Wed, Mar 28
1 cup
Integration with Evernote!

I’ve said it before, but this would be the most awesome thing – the two tools I use more than any others are Evernote and 750words. If they worked together it would complete my life!

New Feature Request Note from Nils Davis on Wed, Mar 28
1 cup

750 Words is the sticker book of my adulthood. I’ve always had trouble sticking with the morning pages, even though I love the idea. My hand cramped from all the writing, it took too long, I regularly forgot about it. 750 Words and the badges that I earn for showing up regularly have been all the motivation that I need to stick with it. It has only been 9 days, but that is a streak that is 3x longer than any other time I’ve tried to write regularly! Thanks 750 words!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Mar 28
8 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Rachel Lee on Wed, Mar 28
4 cups
More badges for accomplishments

How about special badge for 750 days in a row? I’m on 401 day but I’m aiming high ;)

New Feature Vote from hevs on Tue, Mar 27
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email

Please, please, please can we have a reminder that can be sent to phones as a text at 11pm (whichever timezone we’re in) If by that time we havent written for the day. My second 100 day streak ruined by my forgetful/busy brain. Setting alarms to write at a particular time each day futile, having an alarm go off each day at 11pm – an annoyance if I’ve already written. I need a writing monitor. This is a feature I’d be willing to pay for.

New Feature Vote from Sullena Writer on Tue, Mar 27
1 cup
Improve the patronage features

would like to see how these feature votes are being counted and which ones are looking popular.

New Feature Vote from Ron Shigeta on Mon, Mar 26
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Ron Shigeta on Mon, Mar 26
1 cup
One Month Challenge Bounty from Ron Shigeta on Mon, Mar 26
1 cup
Improve the writing page

i’d really like to be able to add to the previous days’ entry rather than have a blank page every day. that probably goes agaisnt the philosophy of the site.

New Feature Vote from Ron Shigeta on Mon, Mar 26
1 cup

I am still new to the site, having written only sporadically over the past 2 weeks. I am looking forward to becoming more regular about it, but I have a question – when is the best time to do this? As soon as I wake up and am still groggy, after I’ve had my breakfast? What if I don’t get to it in the morning at all – should I still do it in the afternoon?

Testimonial Note from Jay Framson on Mon, Mar 26
5 cups

I love this site. I never have to worry about someone reading anything that I am not ready to let them see; and whenever I am having a nasty day, it is the perfect place to vent. It is both my creative workshop and the friend that is kind enough to smile and knod when I need to get a good rant out of my system.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Halbur on Mon, Mar 26
5 cups
Bookmark icon for iPad

You know how you can bookmark any page to the home screen of your iPad? This is what I’ve done with 750words.com.

If only there was a custom icon…

New Feature Request Note from Alex Shchedrin on Sun, Mar 25
3 cups

I do not write 750 words each day. In fact I do not hardly ever write 750 words here. I do not write here every day either. BUT… everyday I am reminded to write, and I start my blog here many times. I write a lot at other places, and value ‘750’ greatly, even if my word count here does not show it. Here’s my blog if anyone would like to view… http://tedstrutz.com/ … I would love the feedback. Ted

Testimonial Note from Ted Strutz on Sat, Mar 24
2 cups

I’ve decided to go for the “50,000 words in one month” badge. Increasing the number of words I write each day, to meet that goal, caused something I could have predicted, but didn’t really think about before I started: the depth of the writing, rather than just scratching the surface with 750 words per day, has brought out issues and topics and insights I would not have otherwise examined. I find myself paying less attention to the word counter and more attention to getting my thoughts out onto the page.

Thank you, again, for a place to do this important work.

Testimonial Note from Sharon on Sat, Mar 24
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

It will be nice to have an app for 750words… for the iPad… that way we can easily write more… and the move

New Feature Vote from Ana Sofia iS on Fri, Mar 23
3 cups

I feel so good today, for having completed a goal, important goal for me and this site helped a lot, so I will continue to embrace it, as a very important time of my day, dedicated only to me and my writing as a journal.blog/ therapy, tool.
Thanks to people that make this happen.

Testimonial Note from Ana Sofia iS on Fri, Mar 23
1 cup

750 Words has made me a better writer. Since I began using this website in December, I have greatly improved my ability to organize my thoughts into coherent sentences. I am now able to write papers much more easily and quickly, because I write at least 750 words every day. And not only is my writing improving, buy my thinking has also become more clear; I am able to understand my thoughts and I can now put my thoughts into actual words. So thank you 750 Words, for doing what you do.

Testimonial Note from Lucius Sergius Catilina on Fri, Mar 23
2 cups

This week i have been down with Gastro ( as in the bug, not some rapper type), but getting to go my pages was something that i had to do, even between vomits. admittedly the entries were slower, and i didn’t have much to say, but they did get done. or so i thought. in one night’s delirium, i signed out thinking i’d managed 774 words, and now i spot that it was infact 747. ACH!! 3 words short, bringing my 142 day streak to an end. I am gutted, and so annoyed at myself but it goes to show how engrained 750words has become for me. So, back to being an egg then, albeit a thinner one after this week…

Testimonial Note from Pernille Hughes on Fri, Mar 23
4 cups

750 Words encourages writing, and writing encourages thinking and self-reflection, and if there’s anything this world needs, it’s more thoughtful people. Writing on 750 Words means I’m getting off the treadmill and taking the time to think about what’s important, instead of what’s urgent and right in front of my nose.

Testimonial Note from Neil Johnson on Fri, Mar 23
1 cup

Last night I was up late working on a project. Ironically, I was writing – just not on the 750words website. And then I went to sleep. This morning when I realized that I forgot to “do my words” last night, I was so annoyed with myself. Annoyed that I was back to the “egg.” Annoyed that I would be getting a note from Buster today telling me I fell out of the running for the monthly challenge. And that part of me that used to quit things all the time started to rear its head and I heard it say, “Who needs that website anyway?” But then I realized that I need it. This website has helped me form a daily writing habit – something that I didn’t think was possible before. So I start again. Reluctantly but with gratitude.

Testimonial Note from Lisa Mecham on Thu, Mar 22
1 cup

I found 750words by accident and when I did, I immediately started writing and then cried. I was so excited about the fact that I was finally able to just write and the platform was so simple (and unexpectedly encouraging). I knew this site was exactly what I had been looking for all along. I’ve signed up for April’s monthly challenge.

Testimonial Note from Yvonne Druyeh Dodd on Thu, Mar 22
5 cups

I just finished my 750th day of writing at least 750 words a day. I use this site for so many things – I clear my mind (I think of it as sweeping the floor), make to-do lists, plan stories, write rough drafts. I’ve completed seven stories in the last two months, and I am finally making progress on my novel. Thank you so much, Buster, for providing this awesome service!

Keep writing, and the words will find you.

Testimonial Note from Cislyn Smith on Thu, Mar 22
1 cup

I did not feel like writing today, but I did it anyway and that has made all the difference.

Testimonial Note from Amy K. on Tue, Mar 20
8 cups

This site is awesome. A great way to get me actually writing, since I self-bill as a writer all the time.

Testimonial Note from Invisa Girl on Tue, Mar 20
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I’d actually prefer an android app because I am a Robot.

New Feature Vote from Invisa Girl on Tue, Mar 20
2 cups

This is a great site if I could just ever do this Month challenge, I’d be the boss. But apparently you guys are the boss.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Invisa Girl on Tue, Mar 20
3 cups

This site has been by therapist off and on for the past year. I don’t know what I would do without it.
Thanks so much 750!

Testimonial Note from Cara S Milne on Tue, Mar 20