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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Our Good Members

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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
Forgiveness Cup

In exchange for a cup of patronage, one day of missed writing can be erased from the record and the writing streak maintained. The option is only available one time a month, used in case of unexpected events or emergencies that disable people from being able to write even if they want to.

New Feature Request Note from Chelsea Adams on Tue, Aug 21
1 cup

I just hit 250,000 words here at 750Words.com. Over the past 10 months, I’ve regularly had the opportunity (ha ha) to come to terms with the quantity and quality (or lack thereof) of the actual content I currently have within my head and soul. That’s part of the process for me, so I go with it.

I’ve created some amazing things in my life through this discipline and commitment and whatever it leads me to find out about me. Good, bad, indifferent.

As a result, I’ve developed different ways to use this writing time and space. One method is to work with and journal on affirmations. On days I do that, the after-writing analysis deems my writing to be “Self-Important.” (Really, my work with affirmations has been to battle feelings of being less worthy than others.)

Anyone else here work with affirmations and find that designation curious? Why is there not, say, a “self-flagellating” designation? I’d love to hear what others think and if anyone else works with affirmations. Cheers and Happy Writing!

Testimonial Note from Tanna on Thu, Aug 16
1 cup

I have to say that 750 Words has taken a girl who writes and turned her into a writer, by making me committed to coming in here every day and working on things that I’m writing. I haven’t been perfect, but I find that the monthly challenges have driven me that much more to work hard and keep going. I’m so grateful!

Testimonial Note from Erin Hartley on Wed, Aug 15
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Rebecca Henderson on Tue, Aug 14
1 cup

Want to know what 750 Words has done for me?
I’m using my last cup to tell you this.
750 Words has made me stop..and..think! Because I can write whatever I please, I feel free. But knowing someone is watching to see if I am doing what I promised to do is making me read my own writing. I’m trying to define what my voice is. To give it a temporary handle I have called it “Hitchcock/Bombeck”. Dark, but a little sweet.
And wonders of wonders I’m trying to clean up my language. Now I know why & how the sign buried beside my computer is there,… it’s a truth. It sez “You know that little thing inside your head that keeps you from saying things you shouldn’t? Yeah, I don’t have one of those.” Ouch!
750 Words is the place where those things I shouldn’t say are going. This also where I hope someday a good copywriter will grow from.

Thank you for sharing this site with us. Thank you for allowing us to have our own safe little world what we can call a good place.

Testimonial Note from Pamela Gunderson on Mon, Aug 13
3 cups

Recently, I lost my great grandmother which has been a very difficult thing to experience, but also to watch other family members go through. Having a space that is private, electronic, and has things like badges and challenges and reminder notes have given me a space to express myself fully without feeling self indulgent. It may sound silly, but I find it hard to dedicate time to just journal for my own benefit or just because. But having this site that provides some sense of accomplishment or motivation has made me feel like I’m really doing something just by letting go of some feelings and writing them down. Thank you, Kellianne and Buster, for those daily emails and nudges, even though I don’t always listen to them. I appreciate you and this site more than you know.

Testimonial Note from Mykaela Sterris on Mon, Aug 13
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

For Android too, please. Particularly with push notifications reminding me to keep up my streak!

New Feature Vote from Celina Ecret on Mon, Aug 13
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Thanks for helping me write every day! I’d love to have a search bar to search my previous posts for keywords.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Aug 12
1 cup

Things in my life just seem to make more sense when I’m writing every day. I can see patterns, gain more perspective, not get so overwhelmed. And for that, I am grateful

Testimonial Note from Fiona Byrne on Sun, Aug 12
1 cup
Option to Add Pages

I don’t know if you can set a subroutine to allow multiple instances of writing in a day or something, but I do morning and evening journals and I find typing to be a much more eco-friendly way to handle this (even though I love my pretty composition notebooks, I don’t love the carbon footprint). It would be lovely if there was a way to incorporate multiple sessions in a day somehow.

New Feature Request Note from Kaedan Clockwork on Sat, Aug 11
1 cup

The new membership feature came as a total surprise. I feel that $5 is a bit much, since I give the same amount to several creators on Patreaon and receive much more in return. Perhaps if there were more features, but at this point, I don’t see what 750 words is offering that my text editor does not, beyond a few ‘fun’ features. In fact I would be willing to pay less for limited features. I’d be in at $1, but $5, or $60 per year, just doesn’t make sense to me.

Sorry, it’s been a fun ride. But alas, I think I will be doing my daily journaling elsewhere.

Testimonial Note from B Von Buescher on Sat, Aug 11
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I write on my phone and iPad a lot, but the website doesn’t work at all on either. If even just a very rudimentary version was made where all you could do was write and save the writing, it would make a big difference to me, since copy-paste from phone/iPad to laptop is not a very quick process.

New Feature Vote from Cecilie Lolk Hjort on Sat, Aug 11
2 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from karla gil on Thu, Aug 09
1 cup
Secure server for writing

The one thing I worry about is my writing being exploited.

New Feature Vote from karla gil on Thu, Aug 09
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Lucy on Thu, Aug 09
3 cups
More text analysis

Or more accurately ‘more accurate text analysis’. It often seems way off, and it would be interesting to know how the various measures are calculated, and some thought perhaps put into their accuracy. The comments someone else had about ‘self-important’ need noting. I realise it’s only a bit of fun and generally burst out laughing when I see how inaccurately my content has been categorised but some people writing in a heartfelt might be vulnerable to how their text is being ‘perceived’.

New Feature Vote from Ros Barber on Thu, Aug 09
1 cup
More text analysis

Can the text analysis be somewhat refined and/or can more details be posted about how text analysis works? Is “self-important” scored with an I Count or some other way? It is further destabilizing to write about fear, shame, and uncertainty (NOT imagined achievements or compliments) for 20 minutes and still get a self-important rating!

New Feature Vote from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Mon, Aug 06
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Frej Jensen on Sun, Aug 05
1 cup
A better mobile site

I’d love to have the ability to write offline and then sync when I’m back on the internet. That would be so helpful for maintaining my streak and staying in the habit when I’m traveling or otherwise not connected to the internet.

New Feature Vote from Jennifer Hunt on Sat, Aug 04
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

Also the possibility to complete this offline through use of app. I travel frequently and if the app itself logs the completion of it and can sync with the online server whne connected. I can keep writing without fear of losing my streak, or chasing interent just to write my 750 words.

New Feature Vote from Jeremy Wong on Sat, Aug 04
1 cup

Buster and Kellianne. You created something wonderful. You helped me finish my PhD dissertation back in 2012; you helped me write through the angst of a messy break-up; and now, you’re helping me finish my first book. 750words.com is therapy — #chickensoupforthesoul — and I am eternally grateful.

To all the new 750wordsers out there: welcome! I’m so glad you get to experience this community for the first time!

Testimonial Note from Anouska on Fri, Aug 03
2 cups
Improve the patronage features
New Feature Vote from Tayla Gittins on Thu, Aug 02
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Tayla Gittins on Thu, Aug 02
1 cup

I didn’t realize how many random thoughts were in my mind at once until I started writing 750 words each day. At first I thought it seemed like a lot of words and some serious dedication but there are days when I wrote more than 3, 000 words!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Aug 01
1 cup

I absolutely enjoy 750 words. It has kept me at the keyboard longer than any other journaling site I have ever used. Plus the rewards are fun to receive and you can use them to gauge yourself against the many writers on this site. My wife laughs when she says, you will do anything for a badge, a patch, or a pin! I guess she is right, I hope to collect as many of the badges that I can. Thank you for founding this site and letting all of us enjoy the nudge to keep it going.
Brian

Testimonial Note from Brian Richardson on Wed, Aug 01
5 cups
Monthly Challenge Stats

It’d be nice to see how many people finished the challenge every given month and whether you participated / not; failed/succeeded this month too. It’s like a data tab on marathon.

It feels amazing to participate in monthly challenges & compare yourself to others, but after the month has passed – it feels like the whole history is erased and it’s very sad feeling.
So, basically, there can be two things:
- the tab with numbers on each monthly challenge;
- the counter in user profile of one’s participation stats.

PS I have ux/ui background and I would be very happy to help with those features.

New Feature Request Note from Roxy on Wed, Aug 01
4 cups

I missed two days last month – that was the most number of days I’ve missed and I was shocked at how badly I felt about it! I realized I have a habit! Most of my entries are junk but it feels like clearing clutter from a drawer in the mind -getting it ready for new ideas and discoveries – this is a life -saving site!

Testimonial Note from kate beswick on Wed, Aug 01
1 cup

I love this site and I have for years. Due to a mistake on my end I did not reach my monthly goal so I am donating to the site. I know this is a good place for everyone so I am not upset about not reaching my goal, but rather thankful for helping this site to continue to help others.

Testimonial Note from Jason Warzecha on Tue, Jul 31
1 cup

With 750words.com, I’ve been able to challenge myself to write every day. It has been an adventure in itself, finding the time, ensuring I have internet access – a true challenge while traveling- and most importantly, creating a challenge-driven environment through a facebook group. All of these combined have given me the tools to continue to write. Most days it’s journaling, some days work-related, both just as fulfilling. Writing every day makes you a writer. Enjoy YOUR journey. :)

Testimonial Note from Taru Kaarina Nieminen on Mon, Jul 30
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jack Bharucha on Sun, Jul 29