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

2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Wed, Jun 01
2 cups

I think I’ve finally managed to form a habit of writing with this website every day thanks to doing the One Month Challenge. If you want to make writing something you do every day then make the time for it and force yourself to stick to that time and do it even if you don’t want to; you’ll thank yourself for it later!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Wed, Jun 01
2 cups
Archiving my daily writing to Evernote

I am using Evernote for most of my writing nowadays, except for my morning pages. But I’d like my morning pages to be accessible – they often turn into articles or other pieces in the real world. It would be great if there was an automatic way for my writing to be synced to Evernote every day.

New Feature Request Note from Nils Davis on Wed, Jun 01
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I’ve already achieved most of the existing badges I’m likely to (since my original 80 day streak my longest has been about 20 days – I’ve given up any attachment – in the Buddhist sense – to getting the really long streak badges). But I continue to get a lot of personal value from 750words, and I get to it as often as possible. Perhaps some badges related to how long you’ve been writing (i.e., streaks of months versus days), or how many words you write – a prolixity badge. I now aim for > 1,000 per day, and to average > 1,000 per day for the month, even if I miss some days.

New Feature Vote from Nils Davis on Wed, Jun 01
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Blackberry App

It is the site in small on my Blackberry it does everything the site does just designed to work in miniature. I was away at the beginning of May and was so worried that I wasn’t going to be able participate in the month challenge I signed up for because of a lack of direct internet. I noticed though that my Blackberry was still able to connect yet it didn’t allow me to save my work through the browser. You could charge a yearly rate for the app like what’s app do. It would rock my world as I am always on the go and never too far away from my BB. BTW I still found a way to write and finished the month challenge this site rocks!

New Feature Request Note from Matt Hollick on Wed, Jun 01
1 cup

Stick with it! Don’t put off your writing for the day. That’s an easy way to fail the challenge.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Rich Pedersen on Wed, Jun 01
1 cup

I go to the gym two or three times per week to exercise my body and stay healthy. During the course of the One Month Challenge I did a while back, I started to look at 750 Words as a gym for my brain. It was sometimes hard to make myself go to this gym, but I always felt better after I did. The benefits are faster typing speed, more fluid thinking, better word recall, and the improved creative flow.

Testimonial Note from Rich Pedersen on Wed, Jun 01
4 cups

Writing consistently every day is my catalyst for change. It’s led to quitting smoking, quitting drinking, exercising more, meditating, and doing all the other things in my life I actually, really, want to do. Writing every day brings me insight into my own mind like nothing else can. I appreciate this site so so much. <3 Honey

Testimonial Note from Honey Darling on Wed, Jun 01
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Double Down on Charity Note from janet chant on Wed, Jun 01
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from janet chant on Wed, Jun 01
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I made it all the way thru one month, thanks to the badges and the cheering on of friends, and I am ever grateful to this site for learning the discipline of commitment and getting back my love of writing again! Thanks, Buster!!

Testimonial Note from Chris Stachura on Wed, Jun 01
12 cups

This site is how I self medicate for ADD and procrastination. Can’t thank you enough for that, Buster.

Double Down on Charity Note from Adam Bomb on Wed, Jun 01
1 cup

It helps me write!

Testimonial Note from Debbie Hassman Tapp on Wed, Jun 01
1 cup

I’m delighted to have completed the May challenge and now I’m aiming for the Phoenix. It surprises me how much the site and the badges encourage me to keep writing. It’s been very useful to process thoughts and ideas that have been rolling around my head in an entirely unstructured way. Writing seems to distill thought.

Testimonial Note from Laurie George on Wed, Jun 01
2 cups

July is a splendid month. If you succeeded in writing 750 words a day for each of the 31 days, you will have written at least 23250 words – that’s nearly half a novel! Well done you.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Yonmei onIJ on Wed, Jun 01
1 cup
adjustable writing space width

instead of fixed width on a daily writing session, let users set the width themselves, so that those who prefer to expand their browser to full screen can also write their words all across the screen. one benefit is that writers can use a large font and still see all 750 words on the screen without having to scroll up and down. another benefit is that writing in full screen removes distractions. or for people who keep several windows open at the same time, adjustable width would allow for a more narrow writing space so that people can consult other windows on their screen while writing at the same time.

New Feature Request Note from Jesse Hession Grayman on Wed, Jun 01
1 cup

I am so proud of myself for completing the May challenge. It was my first month-long challenge but it certainly won’t my last.
I am also proud to support such a rewarding and inspirational site. Thank-you Buster, it seems the internet can be a powerful force for good after all.

Double Down on Charity Note from Anita Carter on Wed, Jun 01
6 cups

This was my promise should I complete the May One Month Challenge, which I am pleased to say I did. This has been a remarkable journey. Thank you for having created this site. The opportunity it has afforded me to organize my thoughts has led to greater creativity and productivity in other areas of my life. I’m happy to be able to share this bounty with others.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Elizabeth Wendy on Wed, Jun 01
1 cup

I have become a person that thinks more before acting or saying things since I have wrote that morning about it before it actually happens..
… or I write at nights what I did not like what happened that day..
.750words is the tool to analyze my day to day activities and helps me to become a better person.

Testimonial Note from Ana Sofia iS on Wed, Jun 01
5 cups
Offline writing

I’m an albatross again (yay!) after losing my phoenix to traveling, where I didn’t have access to the internet for a couple of weeks. Someone suggested an Evernote-style program that syncs with the server next time you get online. I like this idea.

New Feature Request Note from Jay on Tue, May 31
1 cup
Share your 750 words

I don’t know exactly, but I am curious about how other people use 750- what does everybody write about every night? I would like to see a feature where people have the option of sharing their output on a given day.

New Feature Request Note from Peter Tuite on Tue, May 31
1 cup

I just finished the May challenge successfully. Nice to finish something for once- thanks for the opportunity!

Testimonial Note from Peter Tuite on Tue, May 31
4 cups

Well, May was mostly a bust for me as I skipped days and forgot others so I am back to try again to get moving for June. Since I was so out of it for May, I want to send a little more to charity…

Double Down on Charity Note from Elizabeth Weiden Philipbar on Tue, May 31
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Double Down on Charity Note from Angela Gunn on Tue, May 31
1 cup

Great work!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Angela Gunn on Tue, May 31
1 cup

I just finished the May Monthly Challenge. I’m feeling terribly accomplished and fantastically good about myself, so here’s a cup raised to my fellow finish-liners, and to those who didn’t quite make it, and to everyone who’s signed up for next month. :)

One Month Challenge Bounty from Simon Crowley on Tue, May 31
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I haven’t searched around in the forums, so excuse me if this has already been addressed. But I would like the option to separate my journal-keeping from any fiction writing I do. Although I find it interesting to read the stats about my fiction (what I’m concerned about, etc.), I don’t like that it mixes overall with my journal entries. Can we give our writing a simple label?
Otherwise, I love the site. I didn’t finish the first day I started and have gone for 49 straight days since. Or is it 45?
I do get too competitive and caught up in my WPM. I wish I could cut that feature off in my brain at times, slow down and create. But I usually can’t.
Thanks for the encouragement to write,

New Feature Vote from Jeff Dowdy on Mon, May 30
1 cup

Sheez, I’ve worked through some really bad writing here, and it’s been a lifesaver. I’ve also untangled a few piles of emotional coat hangers by just showing up and puking on the page.

Thanks Buster for a terrific, simple tool to do the thing that writers fear the most: TO WRITE.

Testimonial Note from Jason Barmer on Mon, May 30
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

With my gaming that I do, I’ve become a bit of an achievement nut. I try to get every single one the game has to offer. Needless to say that when I saw all the badges I could get from here when I signed up, I thought “challenge accepted” I suppose if more badges were to be added I would personally have more increments to the writing streaks. The first three were pretty good but after you get to 30 days, it seems like a rather daunting task. Not that validation is the only thing driving me to write, but splitting the difference between some of the larger gaps may be reassuring.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, May 30
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

It’d be nice for an iPhone/iPad app because in the event that I forget to write in the morning or if I get side tracked, I can at least write at work on my iPad. The only thing I’m skeptical about is if it would actually register. I’d be kind of bummed if I entered something on the app and it didn’t transfer over which then made me miss a day. But I’d definitely consider buying it if it was a paid app.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, May 30