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
Improve the monthly stats page

Is there already a monthly stats page? If so I can’t find it. Anyway, I’d love to be able to see the same screen I see daily for a month, as I find it really interesting to see the analysis of what I mostly write about/focus on. I’m trying to improve myself so knowing what I’m writing about and who and so on is really important

New Feature Vote from Tasha DC on Thu, Dec 14
30 cups
Customizable End-of-Day Deadline

Instead of basing the “day’s over” deadline on midnight (which drives some of us night owls to frantically adjust our time zones to accommodate), it would be really nice to just be able to set the time manually when we go to bed. I know my sleep schedule’s garbage, but darnit, I always do get the writing done!
I lost a 190-day streak to this (the DST switch caught me off-guard), and I haven’t been able to maintain a streak since. It’s actually getting really demoralizing, so I’m putting all my cups into this one request. The streak motivation is honestly why I use 750words—without it, it just feels like I’m throwing money away, and I’m not sure I can keep going. :(

New Feature Request Note from Nikolai Geier on Tue, Dec 12
3 cups

Daily journaling has consistently been a struggle for me, it’s such a daunting task to write something powerful, or inspiring, or philanthropic. Something that my future self can look back on and think “Wow, she really has it figured out!”. With this kind of pressure on myself I usually don’t ever journal. But 750 Words is different for me in that it’s relatively short, sweet, and free writing. No pressure. And surprisingly when I look back through my past postings, they are much more enjoyable to read than my other deep, lengthy soul searching entries. It’s just life!

Testimonial Note from Megan Bowman on Mon, Dec 11
1 cup

I did start writing not thinking at anything, until I realized I was creating a world of magic and fairies around me. Today the 750 words is like entering another world, and soon i will publish my first fairy tale. I feel blessed

Testimonial Note from Alex Balsells on Sun, Dec 10
2 cups

This rocks! It took me 5 years to really get started after signing up. Now I can’t believe I didn’t get into it sooner! I refound my long lost habit of writing every day. Some days it sucks, some days it changes my life. Thank you so much.

Testimonial Note from Mette Hornbek on Sun, Dec 10
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Lionfart on Sun, Dec 10
5 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jason Bourne on Sat, Dec 09
20 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

A proper ios app would be GREAT!!!

New Feature Vote from Jason Bourne on Sat, Dec 09
8 cups

Thank you so much for creating this mind-clearing, simple place to write and be inspired. I am sorry to have to leave it, but it has helped me immensely in my time here. My thanks. Good luck!

Testimonial Note from Mouse Cake on Fri, Dec 08
1 cup

I think the daily commitment of this site is what has changed things the most for me. I used to feel despairing if I missed a few days…and then life would get in the way. But now I don’t judge, don’t despair. I simply get things done. Thank you for your site!

Testimonial Note from Cathleen W on Thu, Dec 07
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from A P on Thu, Dec 07
1 cup
Sorting

While the Search feature on the Wall of Awesomeness, Wall of Shame, and the Challenge pages are lovely (love the horses!), it would be much better if there was a way to sort – alphabetizing, shortest to longest names, something so that you can see all the names, without searching and showing just one specific name.
Thank you for considering this :-)

New Feature Request Note from Pidge Groce on Wed, Dec 06
1 cup

I am a Veteran, bi-polar, objectivist, artist, and as you can imagine, these combinations of things are quite vexing at their simplest forms. This site has given me the ability to look at my thought stream in an analytical process, and separate the negative words and thoughts in the most basic form. It has been enlightening, to say the least. On top of sorting my thoughts from one another and seeing them in graph format, I have been able to re-set a regiment type of schedule for myself, which I had only been offered in the armed forces. It has been the re-budding of a long remnant root, and I can see the leaves of green. I have never been more thrilled to subscribe to something monthly, and cannot sing the praises enough. I will be using it with my therapist/psychiatrist to aid in future analytical evaluations!

Testimonial Note from Fiore McH on Tue, Dec 05
1 cup

I love 750 words! It has helped me get a glimpse of what I could do as a novelist if I just write every day. I have found clarity in writing down all of my thoughts, and I especially love all of the stats.
Keep up the great work everyone, and thanks to all the people who make this site possible. :)

Testimonial Note from Esther Nielsen on Tue, Dec 05
15 cups

I’ve been with 750words since it started in 2009. I had been trying to do 750 words longhand while sole parenting 2 toddlers and because it took me over an hour to do I didn’t do it very often. Until a friend told me about this site. It is part of my daily morning routine, cup of coffee by my side. Most often I use it to write about my night dreams – a core part of my spiritual life – or to work out difficult problems in my life. It’s refreshing for this perfectionist to not have to worry about typos or grammar and to just do a brain dump as fast as my fingers can go (they can never keep up with my mind). I’ve never been able to go a year without a missing a day and while that was discouraging the first few times – I really wanted those badges! – especially because it was always due to circumstances outside of my control, I’ve realized that it doesn’t matter. Everyone knows that “morning words” is what I do and having this habit is what’s most important. I’ve been able to rant and cuss and say things I’d never say out loud in order to come back to a difficult person or situation in a calm, collected, and emotionally healthy manner. This site has changed my life for the better. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Rashel Tremblay on Sun, Dec 03
1 cup
Word counter position

Hi. This is not exactly a feature request, but simply a tweak to the word counter. Whenever I reach the bottom of the screen, I have to scroll down to see the word counter. It’s a really small detail, but it’s just an annoyance. There is plenty of space on the side of the screen, maybe fix the count to the bottom right of the screen so it never disappears? Other than that, great job with the site, I really enjoy it.

New Feature Request Note from Seb T on Sun, Dec 03
2 cups
Sounds

I would deeply appreciate the addition of typewriter sounds to this application. I find that they increase my ability to concentrate on writing. For those of us who have associated keyboard or typing sounds with creative writing, it would be one more psychological boost to our writing. Furthermore, when I ut headphones on with typewriter sounds, the level of background noise in my environment is less distracting, and it works better than white noise or music.

Thanks for considering. :-)

New Feature Request Note from Luna Veritas on Sat, Dec 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love badges

New Feature Vote from Tessa Lane on Fri, Dec 01
5 cups
750words API

I think it would be great (if it doesn’t exist already) to have a 750words API that can be used to interact programmatically with the system. Recently I have been switching to org-mode in Emacs to do my technical writing, and I also use Scrivener on the Mac to organize my books, keep my journal (a subset of which sometimes I post to 750words) and other things. With an API, I might give a try to 750words plugins for org-mode and Scrivener, and it would open a lot of possibilities for interaction with other applications.

If such an API already exists, is there some documentation about it somewhere?

Thanks in advance! And as usual, thanks for all your work on this fantastic tool.

New Feature Request Note from Diego Zamboni on Fri, Dec 01
1 cup

My new “writer`s life” started at November 4th. Never before I wrote so many days in a row and the best thing is: I`m not afraid anymore, I could write bullshit. Before I came here, I did more editing (every sentence) then writing, it drove me crazy and was so dissapointing all the time. Now I can write, write, and write – that`s a real gift to me, I´m SO thankful for! ♥

Sorry, I´m not a native english speaker, hope, you understand, what I wanted to say.

Have a wonderful and inspiring day, everyone! :)

750 words saved my writers soul.

Testimonial Note from Rea Marit on Fri, Dec 01
1 cup

I struggled for a long time to build a daily writing habit. With four kids, homeschooling, and running a household, many things press me for my time and writing always fell by the wayside. Thanks to 750words and the monthly challenge, I am writing every day and the words are flowing like never before! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Mandi K. on Thu, Nov 30
1 cup

I am new to 750 Words however it has been very instrumental in helping me to complete my second book. My first book is entitled Notable Quotable Anger Management Tips which can be obtained via www.GregSpeaksLive.com My second book is entitled “Managing The Man In The Mirror”. A total of 10 chapters with 750 Words, I wrote 7 chapters in 7 days. Tonight I am motivated to finish my book with this valued resource. I have been recommending this site to all writers and I am ever thankful for this marvelous creation and writers developmental resource. Visit www.TexasAngerManagers.Com and listen to my blog via www.BlogTalkRadio.com/GregSpeaks
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Testimonial Note from Gregory D Anderson Jr on Thu, Nov 30
1 cup

Since discovering 750 Words I feel that I have been able to organize my thoughts in a much more concise manner. I am an inspired creative with ideas flowing through my brain almost non-stop. This site has really helped me reign in my racing mind, whilst providing a platform to organize and analyze my thoughts.

I am still finding new uses for this site on a daily basis, and certainly, attribute it to my increased mental clarity and ability tackle and accomplish difficult complex tasks!

Testimonial Note from B Von Buescher on Thu, Nov 30
1 cup

I am loving getting back into The Morning Pages through 750 Words! This has reaffirmed my love of writing in general and helped me get into flow with a regular daily routine. It helps me be nonjudgmental about what I put down there – just spill the beans! Very cathartic and gets the creative juices flowing. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Nancy Fithian on Thu, Nov 30
1 cup

The single biggest thing I’ve noticed: I have increased clarity about my personal life and vision, and for that I am grateful, as I have been dinking around with this for some time…and I’m realizing that I need to get.on.the.path. It’s not the destination…it’s the journey and I seem to more fully and completely understand that now as a result of my writing. YAY!!!!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Nov 28
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Brit LaLa on Tue, Nov 28
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anna Nelson on Tue, Nov 28
5 cups

Thank You 750 words you have enriched my life I have kind of half journal before starting then stopping then this month I hit my 365 day mark it was cool that i was able to write on this site every day for over a year my next goal is 500 days + today is #GivingTuesday and my 375 day so I thought it was fitting to post this… I look forward to using this site for many years into the future :)

Testimonial Note from CJ Fly on Tue, Nov 28
1 cup

I write as a hobby but had not been able to write anything original in months. Truly a phenomenal case of not only writer’s block but one that was a result of (and contributor to) my depression. Signing up for 750 was supposed to help me with my depression, but trying to fill 750 words a day resulted in me starting to write my stories again. Now that the plug has been pulled, I find that writing drafts of 3 to 4 pages are a snap. I love it!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Nov 27
2 cups

Four years ago, a friend suggested I used 750 words as a form of therapy. I’ve been a fan of the site since then. I’m in my last year of graduate school for writing, and the site has helped me with completing my morning pages. I also like the stats at the end of my word count. I haven’t figure out how I was going to use it for my writing, but I want to collect the nanowrimo badge. This will help me with my thesis.

Testimonial Note from christina marable on Mon, Nov 27