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 son Niko, 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

2 cups
More text analysis

I haven’t seen any specifics regarding people’s ideas on analysis, so I will start from scratch… I think that analysis of the writer’s vocabulary strength would be fun to look at. According to the Global Language Monitor (2014), there are an estimated 1,025,109.8 words in the English language. I did a search on the subject and found that the number is technically difficult to ascertain (adopted foreign language, inflections, scientific, dual category, etc.) and could be off by a quarter-million. That being said, I don’t throw this request out lightly… There has to be a way to boil down a list of frequently used words (Pareto’s 20/80 Principle) and then analyze the writer’s word usage over time to see where they fit in with the average population (bell curve?). Tall order, but I would imagine language and vocabulary are very important to the majority of writers and perhaps the patrons of this site. I am curious… Thank you for all that you do. I have been enjoying this forum for a very short amount of time but look forward to it every day. Write on!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Sep 12
1 cup

I’ve only been on this site for around a week, but I can tell it’s really good for me. I’m an introvert, and tend towards thought spirals and loops. This forces me to complete them and structure them to put them out into the world, which makes me keep from endlessly looping arguments in my head, and makes them much more complete and persuasive.

Testimonial Note from Ian D Clark on Sun, Sep 11
1 cup

I’m back on 750 words after struggling with a lack of regular writing habit for over a year and a half. Let’s get back on the bandwagon! (earning badges is a motivator for me, for real)

Testimonial Note from Jenni Sands on Sun, Sep 11
1 cup

I am grateful to 750 Words for helping me develop a daily writing habit. I have aspired to and attempted to do so many times over many years but never had the success that I have experienced here, writing 37 of my first 38 days on the site. Perhaps having a small financial stake is part of the motivation. Or the gentle urging of badges and points and monthly challenges. Or the clutter-free writing interface. In any case, it works for me, and I very much appreciate the positive difference it is making in my life.

Testimonial Note from Jason Britt on Sun, Sep 11
1 cup

Morning Pages have been a regular in my life as a way to steady my mind, life, attitude, growth and groundedness. I recommend it to every soul on the planet I meet. Thank you for forging the way forward!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Sep 11
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Just being able to write on the go, with any device, anywhere.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Sep 11
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Taylar on Sun, Sep 11
1 cup

750 words is a great site. I’ve been having trouble in my life and finding ways to stop bad and negative thoughts from entering my mind so I audio type and paraphrase sermons on here. I am very forgetful so doing so every day does I think help me to think on the Word despite my own spiritual weaknesses which I’m dealing with every day.

Testimonial Note from David Braithwaite on Sat, Sep 10
1 cup
How do you Follow people?

Hi can anyone tell me how you follow people and what that means? What do you follow?

Thanks!
Holly M. <><

New Feature Request Note from Holly White Roddam on Fri, Sep 09
1 cup

This has helped me open up and be less afraid of my own thoughts, feelings and emotions when it comes to writing things down. I’m glad I have the chance to still use it. Thanks to NANOWRIMO and Buster and Kellianne for showing me this website to express myself and my words.

Testimonial Note from Danielle Pitter on Thu, Sep 08
10 cups
Import a photo

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, the ability to import a photo into a daily entry would clearly help everyone exceed their 750 word goal by at least 250 words. Right? Heeheehee. I am a photographer and hardly a day goes by that I don’t snap a photo of something that is going on in my life. Several times in my 753 day streak, I’ve longed for the ability to include a photo in my entry. Before I became a dedicated “750 Words” convert, I would frequently tape a photo in my journal and write about it. I’d love to be able to do that same thing electornically within my daily entry. Just one photo per day. I’m not even talking the ability to include multiple photos per day. I’d settle for just a single photo that I could copy and paste into my entry. Here’s an example of how I’d use this application: tomorrow my youngest starts kindergarden and today we spent a special day together while her sisters were at school (kindergarteners in our district start a few days later than the older kids). My entire entry today was about her and my sadness and joy about her marching off to school tomorrow. I’d love to have included a single shot from our day to serve as a focal point for my writing as well as captures the essence of my day. Just a suggestion from a wordy photographer. Thank you for your consideration of my suggestion. Be well.

New Feature Request Note from Gabe on Wed, Sep 07
10 cups

I’ve been using 750words for over 1000 days. I’m gutted because one day 431 days ago I lost my streak. :( But I started again and just the other day reached the 1 million words mark! I love using 750words. It clears my mind and helps me to think with more clarity during the day. Keep up the good work!

Testimonial Note from Mary Jane Boholst on Wed, Sep 07
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Hi. Just wondered if there was going to be a badge for 2 million words? I can’t believe I have written over 800,000 words this year already! which means I’ll be crossing the 2 million mark pretty soon! Also how about a 1500 day streak and 2000 day streak etc. I am now at 1454 days! Very excited about this!! Any other new badges would be welcomed. I love the challenge of picking them off :) Thanks so much for all you do to keep us motivated :) Peace & Love, Holly M. <><

New Feature Vote from Holly White Roddam on Tue, Sep 06
1 cup
Improve the Today page
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Tue, Sep 06
4 cups

It’s mornings like this one, where the conditions are just right, and I finally feel safe mentally and that I have enough space to come back to my words that I really appreciate it. When the stress takes me, it’s hard to see that I have always known that getting the words out of my head can probably help to make it an easier ride. I don’t always remember that as quickly, though. And so, on the randomly perfect morning when the stars align and I have enough willpower from what has been drained of me by my problems to sit down and face myself through writing my thoughts, I suddenly feel the sense of happiness, reality, and calm that I have been without for however long. Sometimes a few days. Sometimes a couple of weeks. I just know that once I come back to it, that I always feel good again and that taking time to say the things I have swimming in my head out loud to these pages leaves me with less to be ashamed of than I probably thought for the time just spent stressing out.

My name is Squeakypizza and I have adhd, major depression, and anxiety. I don’t tolerate stress well and it affects me easily. I enjoy writing almost, as much as, or more than 750 words to help manage how I’m feeling so that I can more easily remember that I’m not as terrible of a person as I tend to think I am and that life is a lot easier than I tend to make it out to be. I have infinite gratitude for this website’s existence. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Squeaky Pizza on Tue, Sep 06
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anna K on Mon, Sep 05
1 cup
Secure server for writing

dual factor authorization?

New Feature Vote from T. M. Russ on Mon, Sep 05
1 cup

Over the years I’ve tried, on and off, doing morning pages. This works better for me. A little over two months in and already I can’t imagine missing a day. It’s like air and sunlight now. Not a luxury. A human necessity, which brings me closer to myself every day and reminds me of my place in the world. It also helps me write (duh). I’ve been able to make progress in my creative writing that wasn’t possible before discovering 750words. Thanks guys.

Testimonial Note from Ian Hillan on Mon, Sep 05
5 cups

This site is my “GO TO” when life is crazy. I not only DUMP my drama here first, but i also use it to create, to reflect, and to brainstorm solutions to all the dilemmas in my busy world. I love it’s simplicity and that it is always here to hold me accountable to my goals. Thank you, and Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

Testimonial Note from Crystal Harris on Mon, Sep 05
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jennifer on Sat, Sep 03
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Lars Lien Ankile on Sat, Sep 03
1 cup

I started long ago but couldn’t find the focus and energy to write daily but over the years I seem to have found what I was looking for! This is now my safe haven of getting thoughts from head to ‘paper’ My daily 750+ words are like taking a daily supplement of vitamins but for my mind! Thank you so much! All the best to all you 750worders out there! Keep on writing!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Lakey on Sat, Sep 03
1 cup

750 Words has been a crucial part of my daily self-reflection and is a key part in growth as an individual. It helps me get my emotions out on paper where I can examine them critically. The badges were helpful in getting hooked into this habit. I hope to keep this streak up. Thank you guys for this website!

Testimonial Note from Philip Cruz on Fri, Sep 02
3 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Josephine Kay on Thu, Sep 01
1 cup

Two of the short stories I’ve written since starting 750 words have been published. On a 116 day streak now, I’ve found my writing has improved every day that I’ve spent here. I usually use it more as a mind-dump than a motivator to work on fiction, but it’s precisely that mind-dump that allows me to work on said fiction when I’m done. With all of this world’s worries left on the page, I can dive headfirst into the worlds I’m crafting in my mind, with no hesitation or distractions from stray thoughts. It really is amazing. Plus, this site introduced me to The Artist’s Way, which I completed three weeks ago and really got my creative juices pumping. I approach everything in totally new ways, and I can’t wait to report to the page every day before I start my work. Thank you Kelianne and Buster, for your wonderful site, the badges that encourage me never to miss a day, and the introduction to the book that saved my life and started my career.

Testimonial Note from Ashleigh Gauch on Thu, Sep 01
1 cup
Personal challenge

This site is already lovely, and it’s possible someone else has already suggest this. But it would be cool if, in addition to the standard 750-word goal, we could set personal challenges. So, for example, if I needed extra motivation to hit a deadline for, say, a conference paper, then I could set a one-week goal of 1500 words per day (or whatever). In addition to checking off the 750-word goal, the bottom corner of the screen could also display my progress to the personal challenge.

New Feature Request Note from Lauren DeLaCruz on Thu, Sep 01
4 cups

Twenty one days ago the island I live on (pop 900) lost internet. I went from being a pterodactyl to an egg through no fault of my own.
Last time I broke a streak the disappointment stopped me writing for months. This time (as soon as internet was restored) I started right back again.
I think I’ve learned something.
I love the badges. The community. But at the end of the day – its all about the writing.
Thank you Kellianne and Buster.

Testimonial Note from Alison Colwell on Wed, Aug 31
1 cup
Improve the writing page

A range of editing features.

New Feature Vote from Judith Worrall on Wed, Aug 31
1 cup

In many ways. Here’s a few which are important to me.

I am more organized as I list things I have to do – especially paperwork.

I read, think and write about spiritual matters I haven’t explored before.

I write more, including poetry and meditations.

Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Judith Worrall on Wed, Aug 31
1 cup
FEATURE: Monthly statistics

Monthly statistics would help you understand your mind better. This way you can understand how your mindset has shifted. So we can improve and appreciate our thought process.

Feel free to comment.

New Feature Request Note from Jasper de Jong on Mon, Aug 29