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 two sons (Niko and Louie) and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Notes of inspiration from members

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An iPhone/iPad app

The ability to search text for keywords – I know you can do it in the archives…it’s a very useful feature that I hope would be included in any app versions! Cheers! :)

New Feature Vote from Victoria Farr on Sun, Mar 04
6 cups

How many days have I written? How many words have I spilled on the page? The stats matter, but the stats diminish when considering the affect of 750 Words. Writing daily lengthens thoughts, teaches word and sentence efficiency and sentence rhythm, and calms my head and heart. Thanks for offering the 750 Words for my expression, learning, and purpose.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Mar 04
1 cup
Multiple reminders to write

I’ve been having a terrible time remembering to write since I’ve gotten out of the habit. I have the one reminder email, but could we set multiple reminders to ourselves throughout the day? I think this would be useful to me as most days my one reminder works, but on weekends and vacations when my schedule is interrupted I could use two or three more reminders!

New Feature Request Note from Danielle Stillman-Diederich on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup

I’m not good at sticking to things, and I know that 11 days isn’t a big deal to most people, but I feel like the 11 days I have been on this streak I have been better able to focus, more centered, and more productive. It’s a fantastic feeling and it’s really working for me.

Testimonial Note from Anne Griffin on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup
One Month Challenge Bounty from GK on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup

love <3

Double Down on Charity Note from Sofia M. on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Meredith Mizell on Sat, Mar 03
2 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from Meredith Mizell on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup

One month of writing daily. That was amazing. I’m a writer who’s left writing for other pursuits and came back when I found 750 Words. Through the February Challenge, I finished and submitted my first short story in about 2 years! Waiting for publication. And I love my Blue Horse!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Julia Sinn on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup

Most people that get to know me say “You should write!” “You have so many stories!” and I should. I have always written pieces and a little of our family history and have some great letters that expressed the time, situation and place, but these were scattered, in drawers, lost or whatever. Since starting with 750Words.com, I use it to tell a story, or a chapter, or an event, and I have been using the ALL CAPS: TO MAKE TITLES that organize. Not everyday, some days I just muse and talk about the day. But I am writing, and collecting pieces. Pieces could make a book. So I am closer than I have ever been to collecting the stories of my life. The everyday necessity of it is good discipline for me, an undisciplined person. My typing has gotten more flow to it, getting my thoughts down is easy. I have used diaries and other things, but this is getting it done for me. I am excited about the future with this!
I am in my 70’s. My time to write is now!

Testimonial Note from Sandra Chiles on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup
One Month Challenge Bounty from GK on Sat, Mar 03
4 cups

Thanks so much for this site! Writing every day helps me clear my mind. And cheers to everyone who’s writing!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jessica C. on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup
Yearly vacation without breaking a streak

I know the whole idea of a streak is writing a set amount of days in a row, and yet the idea of a vacation is to not have to do such things. I leave civilization for a month each year. No TV, no computer, no Internet access… and of course that would mean losing the current writing streak here at 750words… unless it was possible to define a certain timespan of absence for which the streak is temporarily suspended. It’s a feature that could be abused, of course, yet I hope the suggestion is considered. To minimize abuse the feature could be limited to a single use each year, It would be a very welcome feature addition to the site.

New Feature Request Note from Bob Axell on Sat, Mar 03
4 cups

Thanks

Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Sat, Mar 03
4 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from Priya Chandra on Fri, Mar 02
3 cups

Keep at it! Writing is good for the soul!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Loryanna Michalek on Fri, Mar 02
1 cup

I’ve been trying to finish a novel, and 750 words gives me a place to write daily that isn’t blasted all over the internet. The system of keeping tabs on my activity encourages me to write more – and the badges are super cute.

Testimonial Note from Loryanna Michalek on Fri, Mar 02
1 cup

750 words has gotten two novel written for me, and hopefully many more in the days to come. I’ve found this site more useful and effective than any other writing tools I’ve come across. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Anna Lowery on Fri, Mar 02
1 cup

Every day I have struggles of varying sizes and types. Doing my morning pages on this site helps me to reduce stress, and that will prevent illness and improve my mood. Thanks 750words.com for contributing to my wellness.

Testimonial Note from Amy K. on Fri, Mar 02
1 cup

When I signed up for 750words, I thought I would use it to help me write my doctoral thesis – I could write three pages of my thesis every day and get done in no time. But I can never manage to write about my thesis here. Instead, I write song lyrics, I write “I’m stuck” over and over again, and I write nonsense. I’ve come to realize that this is actually good for my thesis: once I get the nonsense out of my head, it clears the way for my thesis writing for the day and helps me to be more productive. Maybe I will write something continuous for one of the monthly challenges some day, but for right now what I’m doing is working just fine. :)

Testimonial Note from Kaitlin Walsh on Fri, Mar 02
1 cup

Come on, this is a good cuppa coffee here :D

One Month Challenge Bounty from Kimberley Johnson on Fri, Mar 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Perhaps badges for the mood of your writing, for example coloured badges? Like pink if you write fluffy stuff, blue if its sad- it all ties in with the Eternity page :D

New Feature Vote from Kimberley Johnson on Fri, Mar 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Perhaps badges for the mood of your writing, for example coloured badges? Like pink if you write fluffy stuff, blue if its sad- it all ties in with the Eternity page :D

New Feature Vote from Kimberley Johnson on Fri, Mar 02
2 cups

I love 750words. Even when I miss a day, I know that I’ve received the many benefits of clearing my mind. I like how this site is a place for me to empty my many thoughts. I can open up about anything, anyone, and I won’t be judged for it. At the same time, I practice my writing skills because 750words gives a subtle structure to my writing habits.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Mar 02
1 cup

Thank you for this website : I learn so much about me by writing my daily pages…
I’m now in the Wall of Shame, but here is something to win for the next row of challengers :)

Laurence

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Fri, Mar 02
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Thu, Mar 01
2 cups

750words has been amazing for me. Honestly, it’s surprising because I’d assumed writing 750 words a day would be a start-stop situation for a while before I hit anything like a streak. But I started writing on Christmas Eve last year and haven’t looked back… well, let’s hope saying it out loud doesn’t jinx it :D All the people who make the Pegasus and Space Bird appear on “Today’s Writers”, you are truly inspiring. Thank you :)

One Month Challenge Bounty from julesng on Thu, Mar 01
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I worry about losing this shiny new habit of writing every morning if I’m on vacation and don’t have my computer with me.

New Feature Vote from julesng on Thu, Mar 01
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments

This would add motivation and fun.

New Feature Vote from Alexandra Berryhill on Thu, Mar 01
2 cups

I’m a longtime devotee of morning pages, but hate hauling around a notebook full of personal stuff. 750words makes it possible to sustain that practice without making my messenger bag heavier.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Kate on Thu, Mar 01