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

4 cups

I joined 62 days ago and I wrote 62 days. It is great for me to keep up during a time that long, really. And I practice my English, which is amusing as well. The Month challenges are really fun, at least for me. I always told myself ‘take it day by day’ and ended up not doing anything. Now, I tell myself ‘take it month by month’ and I complete it. That’s a nice change! I love 750words and I will use it for both my Nanowrimo camp and actual Nanowrimo. And I will try to keep going for a long time.

So yeah, thank you!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Audrey Pomerleau-Lalongé on Sat, Jun 25
1 cup

I can put all my crazy here so other people don’t have to see it all… unrefined.

Testimonial Note from Pat Wiedorn on Thu, Jun 23
2 cups

After about a month off for no good reason, I’m back in the saddle and writing again. I’m inspired already, and want to show it with this note. Thanks for the wonderful site and the impetus to get me writing again!

Testimonial Note from Ross Goldberg on Thu, Jun 23
2 cups

Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, I know you can make it through at least a one month challenge. In the beginning I never would have considered myself a writer, but here I am now on a 53+ day streak.

Good luck too all the challenge runners.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Peter Tangney on Wed, Jun 22
3 cups

What a wonderful challenge you have met! Don’t stop here though. There is still more life to be lived and written about.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Lynn Forster on Wed, Jun 22
1 cup

This site has really helped me think and clear my mind. I haven’t been writing every day, but it is becoming a more regular habit. Thanks for creating a site that offers a simple and effective way of writing (nearly) every day.

Testimonial Note from DD Scribbler on Wed, Jun 22
1 cup

24 Days and counting. When my Japanese daughter introduced me to it I thought, “No way!” “Impossible!” but then I started. I have had writer’s block with my new Novel – Saga for months. After two days of writing emotional catharsis junk I decided to start the day with 750 words towards the book. Now I am addicted and have hit the 83000 word mark. nearly 44 000 in three weeks! Thank you Buster!

Testimonial Note from Ralpapajan Thurman on Wed, Jun 22
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Judy Jayne on Tue, Jun 21
1 cup
seed words

Sometimes as I’m writing, especially as I finish up writing for the day, I have in mind another topic I’d like to write about, and it would be cool if that could be sent as part of the daily nudge. Something like this: when a writer navigates away from the writing page, a little pop-up asks for a seed word (or words? but there would have to be a limit, say 3-5 words), then the next day’s daily nudge includes that seed word. OR the seed word could appear in a pop-up at the start of the next writing session, though I guess that might be a bit trickier to implement.

This feature could be used also as a motivational carrot. Maybe you only get the pop-up if you’re already on at least a 2-day streak.

That’s my idea!

New Feature Request Note from Judy Jayne on Tue, Jun 21
1 cup
A better mobile site

It’s particularly frustrating on an ipad which has the capability to have a nice experience with the regular site, but switches to mobile. In particular, not being able to navigate through past days of writing.

New Feature Vote from N Silas Munro on Tue, Jun 21
1 cup

I started writing everyday 70 days ago. This site has really helped me write down all my thoughts. I use it to talk about recipes that I cooked the night before, trips that I have taken and mostly how I feel. Without this site I don’t think I would have written all 70 of these days. Thank you Buster for this amazing site!

Testimonial Note from Brett Jason Miller on Tue, Jun 21
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from Sharon Sun on Mon, Jun 20
1 cup

Today is my 60th day writing and I can’t begin to express how much this site has helped me not only clear my mind, but feel a sense of accomplishment.

I started this site just to see if I could actually write every day. Obviously, I can but now instead of feeling like I have to I feel like it’s part of me. Each morning 750 Words is part of routine and helps me clear my head and get my thoughts in order.

It’s a great place to come each morning.

Testimonial Note from Sean O'Brien on Sun, Jun 19
1 cup

I owe this cos I missed a day by about four words at the stroke of midnight so I flunked out of the one month challenge as well.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Pete Przyszlak on Sat, Jun 18
1 cup
750words App?

My fiancee and I would love to see an app for 750words to use on our phones. We can access the website on them but it would be nice to have something that is formatted specifically for mobile use so we don’t always have to copy and paste from our note systems on our phones to the site. Also, in cases like our recent move when we didn’t have net access via a pc, it would be a huge relief to be able to do our daily words on our phones instead.

New Feature Request Note from Hannah Miller on Sat, Jun 18
1 cup

I Love 750Words!
A perfect place to keep track of everything running around in my mind each day and the ideal place to vent. I’ve always wanted to keep a journal and this is the perfect way to do it. The badges are great too.

Testimonial Note from Jason Shep on Sat, Jun 18
1 cup

I am an entrepreneur and currently in a mental block about a new business proposal. I recently began seeing a creativity coach and she suggested that I begin writing Morning Papers. She gave me a brief overview of the idea but I wanted a little more information so I did a web search on Morning Papers. The search yielded this website. I did “a look and see” and thought it was an excellent way to write what I think in a secure environment. I have been writing everyday this week and enjoy it. The writing analysis is a cool tool to have. It gives one a cursory overview of one’s mindset for the day. As a goodwill gesture I became a patron today. I am proud I found this site. After almost a week of writing I can feel the clutter leaving my mind.

Testimonial Note from Mike Brimberry on Sat, Jun 18
1 cup
new Badge every 30 days

it can be more motivation to get a new badge each 30 days like with names of the months in greek or something like that

New Feature Request Note from Ana Sofia iS on Fri, Jun 17
1 cup

feel better than ever after writing more than 100 days on a streak

Testimonial Note from Ana Sofia iS on Fri, Jun 17
1 cup
intuitive stats

Either change the red/green coloring on the stats page to align with what people expect (green is good, red is bad) or pick two different colors so that the ‘more than’ and ‘less than’ meaning of the colors is easier to understand.

New Feature Request Note from Crystle Pishon on Thu, Jun 16
4 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Wed, Jun 15
2 cups

Simply love this site. Thank you, Buster.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Elizabeth Wendy on Wed, Jun 15
3 cups

this site saves me, 750 words at a time, over and over again.

Testimonial Note from Stephanie Marie Mari on Tue, Jun 14
1 cup

Thanks for this site!

Double Down on Charity Note from silverflight on Tue, Jun 14
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from Sharon Sun on Mon, Jun 13
1 cup

750 Words has given me the motivation I needed to get back to work on my novel, and has helped me clear my mind and gather my thoughts on a daily basis. It offered me much more than just a place to dump confessions, rants, or scribbled tidbits on scenes and worlds: it totally changed my daily routine, and now I start off each day writing. It helps me focus my ideas and thoughts and is a great chance for me to figure things out, just by talking—well, typing—it over with myself, and it’s really pushed me into taking action and laying out the goals I need to accomplish. I’m a much more productive person because of 750words, so here we are: a toast to the best writing site I know of.

Testimonial Note from Sharon Sun on Mon, Jun 13
1 cup

I really didn’t think I’d enjoy this site as much as I do – I do it first thing in the morning, and find it calms me, motivates me, and really starts me off on a great note. Thank you for creating it!

Testimonial Note from Joseph Raby on Mon, Jun 13
1 cup

At first I worried that signing up for this was just going to add more pressure to my already full life, but instead it’s been a wonderful way to empty my mind and discover some truths. I LOVE the daily nudges! Thanks Buster!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Coleman on Mon, Jun 13
1 cup

I just made it to a 30 day streak, 50,000 words and 63 days total. Thank you Buster for putting this out there. Consistency is not one of my strong points so this exercise in discipline has revealed some surprising things to me. Sometimes the things that I write feel creative and inspired. Other times it feels like a total struggle just to do it at all and the things I write are just a lot of the random meaningless snowflakes from the blizzard of thoughts whirling around in my head. The thing that I always get from writing every single time is that it makes a little bit of space for new inspirations, ideas and creativity to come into being and that is what I love about it the most. Again, thanks Buster. I love this thing you made.

Testimonial Note from Viridian Sea on Sun, Jun 12
1 cup

Daily writing has helped me tap into my creative side. I have so many wonderful ideas to offer the world. I recently started writing a book, and I must say thank you to 750 words for helping me realize this unknown talent. Thank you for allowing me to share my gifts with others, and doing my part to make a difference in my community. Writing has been a key factor in getting me to “do something!”

Testimonial Note from Desiree Mangandog on Sun, Jun 12