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

1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I have both iDevices, and while I can use the mobile site on them, it doesn’t operate particularly cleanly. I’d pay to download a mobile site.

New Feature Vote from templemarker on Wed, Oct 05
4 cups
Improve the writing page

Here’s a (minor) annoyance I have with the writing (and archived writing) pages: the title for the writing page is “Write your words”, which is fine, but that happens to also be the title for viewing past days’ writing we can’t edit. How about having the title for those pages be “Your words for the (day) of (month), (year)”? That way, when I open a bunch of tabs with past days to refer back to, there’s more clear information about which tab has what day on it, and only the current one will be telling me to “write” in it.

In addition, being able to toggle on/off displaying the Markdown formatting on the words pages, both current and past, would be nice too.

New Feature Vote from Stephanie Van Aken on Wed, Oct 05
1 cup
A better mobile site

I just wrote my first 750 words, yay! I’d love a better mobile site, but thanks for this one. I’m excited to keep writing.

New Feature Vote from Cara Sylvester on Wed, Oct 05
1 cup

Thanks a lot!
I know that haven’t been recently online, but i have discovered a whole new world that i would like to share with you all.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Oct 05
9 cups

750words has changed my life. I have written over 300,000 words since starting almost a year ago and this has transformed my ideas of the possible. I has influenced every aspect of my life and work. I am very thankful.

Testimonial Note from rees evans on Wed, Oct 05
1 cup

I now write. That is what I do, and that makes me a writer.

It is not that I want to write – someday.

I write – now.

It is something that I crave, and thanks to 750 Words, it has become a habit, I have even rearranged my life to fit my “Morning Pages” in to my schedule. I love to stay up late, but I now go to bed around 9PM so that I can get up at 4AM to write.

I can’t imagine not writing.

I’m a writer. It is what I do.

Thank you, 750 Words – Peter

Testimonial Note from Peter Wallace on Wed, Oct 05
6 cups

I’m days away from a flock and so grateful to 750words for helping me to get those words out.

Double Down on Charity Note from Elizabeth Coleman on Tue, Oct 04
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I have just completed my second Challenge, and I have been thinking that it would be nice to have a badge for every challenge that´s completed. For example, the first badge has a grey border, the second a will have blue one, the third a red and so on.

New Feature Vote from Ingeborg Kooiman on Tue, Oct 04
1 cup
More text analysis

I love using this site, but I think it would be even more enjoyable if my texts could be analyzed in my native tongue, Dutch.

New Feature Vote from Ingeborg Kooiman on Tue, Oct 04
2 cups

I have just finished my second challenge, and today I´m going to pick up my reward. For those of you who are currently in the running: I´ll keep my fingers crossed that you´ll make it to the finish line.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Ingeborg Kooiman on Mon, Oct 03
1 cup

I can’t say for certain how it has affected me because I just started 2 weeks ago. That being said, so far I have fallen into a routine where, no matter what, I get up and have at least one accomplishment a day. I get to say, yep, the rest of the day may have been completely unplanned and I didn’t get to do what I had intended, but I did do my words. Check, double check, and check-a-roonie!!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 03
10 cups

You’re doing a great thing with this website. Everybody wins!

Double Down on Charity Note from William Johnson on Mon, Oct 03
1 cup
Retroactive meta data tagging

First, thanks Buster. I love this site. Second, I figured out how to use the metadata function months after I started using the site, and it would be ideal to go back and enter meta data tags in the earlier entries so I can track all the ideas for my novel that I’ve generated while on this site. Third, thanks again! This is a fun way to do morning pages.

New Feature Request Note from Sharon A Shoo on Mon, Oct 03
4 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 03
4 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 03
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Mon, Oct 03
1 cup

My writing and typing skills that I’ve had since grade 8 have sharpened since being here. What writing skills do you need sharpening?

One Month Challenge Bounty from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Mon, Oct 03
2 cups

I began using 750 words as a way to get myself back into blogging without censor or care and I’m so glad I did. I have a personal challenge to never miss a day because I have found that it really helps me, A LOT. It helps me clear my mind and think more clearly. It gives me a reason to be typing and saying things that I might otherwise keep bottled inside. Thank you for this site. Thank you for everything you have done for my writing. And even though I sometimes find it a pain, I am always glad that I do it, when I am done. Every one else should do this as well, and your goals might be different and that’s okay. No one writer is the same!

Testimonial Note from Elise on Sun, Oct 02
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from laura cvik on Sun, Oct 02
2 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Sun, Oct 02
6 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Derrick Woolfson on Sat, Oct 01
20 cups

This site has been an incredible gift. Having a terminally ill mother while in college is not easy to deal with. But because I have been writing for almost 200 days, consecutively, I have been able to relieve my mind. I am not only a better writer, but a better communicator. Having the ability to unleash your mind daily is incredibly healthy! So, I am celebrating with 20 cups!

Testimonial Note from Derrick Woolfson on Sat, Oct 01
8 cups

I am just getting back to writing after a summer off and I am realizing how much I missed being able to literally dump all my thoughts out on to a page where I can do with them what I will. Thanks for still being here, 750 words, when I was able to return.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Weiden Philipbar on Sat, Oct 01
2 cups

I have to say, this is one of the finest time I’m so proud of myself. Since many years ago reading “The Artist’s Way”, I said I want to do my morning page daily, which is to really just sit down, and write 750 words. Of course I failed for many years. Starting and stop, restarting and failing. Along the way, I lose faith, in my writing and in myself. Today, I finally live up to my words. I actually completed my One Month Challenge. laugh Still now, I don’t know what prompt me to do it in the first place. I remembered when I signed up, I was so afraid. I was hesitated, and the worst of all, I doubted myself. “Can I? Can I really do this? I always say I want to do this, do that…. But I never complete my stuff…” The reason I always avoid the challenge is, I don’t want to fail. I don’t want to appear on the Wall of shame. I feel ashamed. Most of all, I am afraid to fail. So the best way not to fail?—— Don’t do anything at all! Haha. Of course this already marks the failing… … I’m sure all of us have dreams to fufill in this lifetime. Dreams we may have ever since as a little child, perhaps. Dreams we don’t just want them to live in our head, we want them alive, real, now, in our life. The thing is, YES. They can come true, when you take action, when you say, “I’ll write.” It doesn’t matter how much, or how long, or even how good we are. The very thing is, do it. Write. What is the dream you always want to do? Write. Write it down, write it all down, especially the very one you are so fearful of, the one you believe it’s not you who can. Write. So for those who actually did take the challenge and ended up in the Hall of shame…. Don’t give up! You’re already very brave, and you’re good enough. Take the challenge again and I’m sure one day, the daily writing is one of your habit. If some lazy bums like me can do something, and actually able to learn to be disciplined, I’m sure all of you can do it even more, and much, much better than me. Thank you, 750words. You prove to me that I can achieve anything I want, when I put my heart, mind, body and soul into it. Even just 1% is enough. Most of all, I fall in love with writing all over again. I want to take One Month Challenge again in November. I want to write forever. Thank you. :)

Testimonial Note from Low Qiuling on Sat, Oct 01
5 cups

Wow! I never thought I would finish my last novel but I did AND I have started another one plus the second half of my Auto Biography. Plus I have now written 25 Articles on Wizzley. And to think, when I started 750 I was suffering from Writers’ Block! Thank you Buster and 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Ralpapajan Thurman on Sat, Oct 01
4 cups
More badges for accomplishments

For whatever reason, the badges motivate me….to write more words, to avoid distractions, to write quickly, etc. However, even though I’m trying to maintain my no distraction streak and my under 20 minute streak, I noticed that once I got my badges for those, I don’t get any more. I’d love to see badges that encourage those streaks—like starting off with a 10 day badge for no distractions, next badge at 30, next one at 90, etc. I like the challenge it gives me and would love to have that little bit of extra motivation for each of the different challenges. Regardless, though, it’s still an amazing and helpful site. Thanks, Buster!

New Feature Vote from Janet Morrison on Sat, Oct 01
1 cup

I’d like to add a smile and a hug.

Double Down on Charity Note from Annette G on Sat, Oct 01
1 cup

Never feel that what you’re doing isn’t worthwhile or of value. It is, always.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Bethany George-Brown on Sat, Oct 01
1 cup

There’s always something going through your mind that needs to get out. You never have nothing on your mind. There’s always something going on around you that you can type about. Whatever is going on in your life can be processed here. Whatever your day was like, you can lay it out here. Don’t be creative. Whatever you think you’re not good with will be honed and shaped and will come out naturally. Just focus on getting your thoughts out. Nobody will see them anyway. Don’t try to impress yourself with creativity yet. Just crank out 750 words first then worry about the rest later.

One Month Challenge Bounty from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sat, Oct 01
2 cups

I just finished my September challenge with flying colours! Granted there were some times where I was forcing myself to type at the last second and wanted to throw my computer out the window… but mainly I just feel proud of myself! I’ve been able to do something regularly, every day for two months now. It might not seem like much to others, but for someone like me who is better at forming bad habits then good, being able to say I’ve done something every day is a real achievement. I feel accomplished, I feel productive and most of all, I feel proud of myself. I hope that everyone using 750 Words can share in those feelings.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Oct 01