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

Ashley Siegrist
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Jessica Guzik
Vinit Ajmani
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Kirsten Corby
Bayly Wood
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Notes of inspiration from members

2 cups

I’m closing in on a 60-day streak (my longest so far) and I can say without hesitation, the process of writing everyday has had a profound impact on me. On the one hand, it really isn’t that hard to sit down and bang out 750 words in a sitting, so you almost wonder why it would be so challenging to start a streak. On the other hand, few things are more difficult in life than doing, anything, consistently every day. Yet, I’m fully convinced that we are a product of our habits, and the capacity that we have to grab opportunity will be directly influenced by the rigor of our daily disciplines.

750 words is helping me develop a life-changing, daily writing habit. By starting (or on sometimes by ending) each day with an explosion of thoughts and ideas, I’m cultivating a habit that will allow me to grab future opportunities when they present themselves. I’m excited to think what those opportunities might be, and while I wait for them to appear, I will continue writing and building the habit that will allow me to maximize them in time.

Thanks for setting up this site and thanks for investing so much in to keeping it such a simple tool for opportunity grabbers like me!

Testimonial Note from Joe Castaneda on Mon, Feb 27
1 cup

I was looking for a journaling site and found it here. Thank you for creating it! I LOVE the badges and how it inspires me to keep coming back. It would be great to see some new ones…maybe for longer words being used….more words (like 850/day for a certain number of days)…..correct grammar….punctuation. I can’t think of realistic ones.

The daily nudges are wonderful to easily access the site and get started.

I feel like I have become more productive since I started this for my birthday over a month ago. Writing is clearing my mind and giving me a more organized approach to my day!

Thank You 750 Words!!

Testimonial Note from Sam I Am on Mon, Feb 27
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Please, please, please give us more badges! I love that gamification part of 750words as much as I love the whole thing…

New Feature Vote from Bianka on Mon, Feb 27
6 cups

Reached 1500 days on my streak today. I am so grateful that I found this site that many days ago. It has become a very important part of my life.

I notice that there are now almost 200 of us Flying Squirrels, Buster. Maybe it’s time for a new badge… I’m sure that some of those Squirrels must have over 2000 days, and a 2000-day badge would again give me something to work toward. What do you think?

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Sun, Feb 26
1 cup

I love 750 words because I feel so committed to completing my word everyday and I know that it is increasing my skill set as a story teller tremendously.

Testimonial Note from Terrence Mcgowin on Sun, Feb 26
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Aske Kammer on Sun, Feb 26
1 cup
Write offline

I don’t know how it would work – but I guess the platform would store data locally, so you could continue contributing daily even when offline (i.e. when you have no online/wifi access, which is often the case when traveling, or if the only chance you have to write is when you are commuting, etc.)

New Feature Request Note from Wendy Simmons on Sun, Feb 26
1 cup
Allow patrons to include links to their blogs/work

We all write, the passion is shared. The possibility to include our website, in our profiles, would be beneficial. Mine is for people who love music on vinyl
www.vinyljunkies.co

New Feature Request Note from Stink Foot on Sat, Feb 25
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Mark Anthony Marquez on Fri, Feb 24
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Mark Anthony Marquez on Fri, Feb 24
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jerome on Fri, Feb 24
2 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Jerome on Fri, Feb 24
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Also, do the points lead up to something? Or can we buy/purchase things with our points?

New Feature Vote from Rebecca on Thu, Feb 23
21 cups

After so many failed attempts at the Phoenix badge, I am ready to make another commitment and push. This is such a great way to help me keep a routine with my writing practice, as I am a collector by nature. The simple goals of working daily towards something keeps me engaged in ways that doesn’t exist with just myself. Thanks for the motivation, and here’s to day 2 of an attempt for the Phoenix.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Feb 22
1 cup
A better mobile site

I’d love a better mobile site, and although I’d love an app for 750words too, I’m an android user, so I’d love one that wasn’t just for apple! XD

New Feature Vote from Destroyer of Words on Tue, Feb 21
1 cup

I’ve been a writer my whole life but never gave it the commitment and dedicated discipline to move further with my writing. Since I started 750 words, I have noticed an improvement not only with my writing but also with my daily life. I now get up nearly an hour before my alarm goes off and have been having better days because not only do I have a safe place to get things off my chest, I also can use the analysis to readjust my sails, bringing the best of myself out into the world every day.

Testimonial Note from Jaimee Walls on Tue, Feb 21
19 cups
Offline functionality for Chrome

Here’s the situation. I’m on a plane, doing my work-related jet-setting, and the reminder strikes: “Time to write your 750 words!”.

I feverishly open my laptop only to find that the plane I’m on, agonizingly, does not have in-flight WiFi. I longingly write in other writing tools, missing the simplicity and focus of 750 words.

I’m assuming it would be possible to have the site store a local copy, check if the user has logged in within a set duration, and log a few days writing until the site checked in online again.

Think of the possibilities. Writing while camping. Writing while in foreign countries with expensive sim cards. Writing while at the sketchy dentist’s office that has only has a skeptical “FREE WIFI” access point.

Thank you for listening, love the site!

New Feature Request Note from David Lester on Tue, Feb 21
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Megan Maguire on Mon, Feb 20
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Mischa Marple on Mon, Feb 20
1 cup

750 Words is a great website! The daily morning pages has helped me work through some artist block that I have been experience.

Testimonial Note from Kathy on Mon, Feb 20
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Susannah Perron on Sun, Feb 19
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Susannah Perron on Sun, Feb 19
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Susannah Perron on Sun, Feb 19
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Susannah Perron on Sun, Feb 19
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Susannah Perron on Sun, Feb 19
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Already wanting more badges.. and it’s my day 2 :)

Loving the site and idea so far, by the way!

New Feature Vote from Tweedledid on Sun, Feb 19
1 cup

I have only recently started using 750 words, butI am loving it so far! I feel a certain high after I finish a writing. It’s something I haven’t felt for a long time, so thank you.

Testimonial Note from Jessica Trumbaturi on Fri, Feb 17
1 cup

Added the word STATS to my metadata list as a way to review my daily-writing stats over time.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Feb 17
5 cups

After two failed attempts at about day 179, I finally made it to that ever elusive 200 post streak, THE PTERODACTYL.
This, done in the face of crippling adversity in my life over that span, plus the two failed attempts prior. I fricking EARNED this badge. Thank you Kellianne and 750 Words!
Thank you for giving me a way to keep my writing close to heart and soul, safely vent every 24 hours…a daily goal that afforded some incredible sense of achievement in the midst of unbearable loss. Ever forward, I will keep on keeping on.

Testimonial Note from Ingrid Bouldin on Thu, Feb 16
1 cup

I’ve been the egg so many times.

Hitting the turkey is not that difficult. It’s the flamingo that gets me to pay attention, a mark that I’ve been doing something for a good amount of time. Nothing against the egg, but I’d rather not go back there again.

I recently got the rooster badge because it’s easier for me to write in the mornings, but the only thing that really matters to me — and I don’t know why — is that line of boxes. The satisfaction of an X filling each one. It means I wrote today. I’ve thought about yesterday, I’ve planned a little bit for today, and something has already been achieved.

Thanks, y’all, for running this site.

Testimonial Note from Patron Andres Esquivel on Thu, Feb 16