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
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Emily DeArdo on Wed, Oct 10
33 cups
Change website font

Plz revert the change to this comic-sans-like font?

New Feature Request Note from Lamb Shanks on Wed, Oct 10
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Susan Hu on Wed, Oct 10
5 cups
percentage of days posted since start

This may already exist and I don’t know where to find it, but I was thinking today about the number of days out of the total since I started that I HAVE posted; even though I’ve had many broken streaks, I’m guessing that the percentage of days since joining the site that I have posted has to be pretty high. But I can’t find anywhere to retrieve this info. It would be a pick me up when I break a streak, though, to be able to say “yes, but my overall average is 99.99% :-DDD

New Feature Request Note from Melissa Hoagland on Wed, Oct 10
2 cups

When I was a kid in school I used to love to write. I would carry a notebook around with my everywhere I went. But as I got older, I loved the idea of writing but I drifted further and further from actually doing it every year that went by. Using 750 Words has helped me get back into writing again. Waking up and using it to sit and type out my thoughts on the day has broken a block living inside me and made it easier to write in a more structured way again and pursue doing what I love again. Writing has always been so important to me and 750 Words has given that back to me after years of not being able to tap into my “muse.”

Testimonial Note from Julia Whitesell on Tue, Oct 09
1 cup

To Buster: My stats page looked really weird tonight. I don’t mind the colorful banner at the top, but my badges were all over the page. I’d much rather they were in simple rows as they were before. I do love the aqua color on some of the drop down menus. Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Tue, Oct 09
2 cups
New Badge Theme

First, you have badges for streaks (days in a row) but no badges for completed days. Completed days shows an accumulation of total progress and you are already collecting this statistic. Here are potential levels for completed days: 7, 30, 90, 180, 365, 750, 1,000, 1,400, 1,800, 2,500. Gives people in the 1,000+ day streak additional badge opportunities as well.

Second, I’d rather have a completed day badge beside my name, showing progress even if intermittent, than a streak badge that may end because I was travelling.

New Feature Request Note from Shawn Gervais on Sun, Oct 07
1 cup

I have just started therapy and I have been using 750 Words as a place to deposit all the stuff that is coming up and out during my sessions and while I do my “homework”. I realize that writing has always been my salvation, and I have let it languish for far too long. the pen is rusty, but it still writes. Thank you, 750 Words, for being my safe space.

Testimonial Note from Tori MK on Sat, Oct 06
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I absolutely love badges! It really helps motivate me. I think earning badges for not only days but word count would be nice! It would be optional, of course, as to not discourage those who can only write 750 words. I just think I could really push myself to 1000 words a day if I knew I could get a badge from it ^^

New Feature Vote from Sarah B on Sat, Oct 06
1 cup

I have been struggling for the past 6 months with returning to work after maternity leave and raising my son on my own. Being able to write every day had cleared my mind of all the garbage and negativity that holds me back. I feel like it may have saved a few of my friends from some crazy rants as well. Thank you

Testimonial Note from Sarah Jane on Sat, Oct 06
1 cup
A badge for 150 days of writing!

There are long gaps between badges over 100 days. I would recommend a few more bdages for 150, 250, 750 days etc.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Fri, Oct 05
1 cup

Maybe I am mistaken, but it seems that you’ve changed one of the fonts on the site!! Nice job, it is kind a more individual and suits you well. Thanks for being. ))

Testimonial Note from Constantin Salagor on Fri, Oct 05
1 cup

750 words has become quickly my daily go-to. Woke up a schosch late and little anxious today. I really wanted my cup o’Joe and to write, instead of my usual morning routine of QiGong and meditation first, and write freely I did. This mornings writing provided a better understanding of not only my nerves today, but ultimately my deeper self, and I’m now looking forward to starting my day. Thank you ~ I’m also looking forward to sharing more hot coffee with y’all.

Testimonial Note from IO6803 on Wed, Oct 03
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

Would be great to be able to more easily get my words done on my phone so I don’t have to take my laptop or set a vacation to not lose my streak!

New Feature Vote from Mary Jane Boholst on Wed, Oct 03
5 cups

I’m so grateful to this site for helping me to get back to writing and making it fun. I’ve been chasing the NaNo badge since I got here and I finally got it! There are still other badges to get and there is so much more writing to do! I’m learning to get out of my own way and keep it fun and to also keep my promises to myself and do the things that I set out to do for myself. Thank you for creating this site. It’s been the start of (most of) my mornings for a couple years and the start of all of my mornings for the past forty eight days! I’m almost halfway to my Phoenix badge! Can’t wait to add that one!

Testimonial Note from Alexander Smithson on Tue, Oct 02
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Jenn Evans on Tue, Oct 02
1 cup
Percentage of days written

having two stats: one that is a streak
and a new one that is the percentage of days written. It would start from the time you started writing that year (say you sign up in April it would be the percentage of days written from that day). Streaks are awesome but sometimes life happens and it seems like a percentage would be really encouraging. maybe you missed two days but you still wrote 98% of the time, even if the streak was broken…

New Feature Request Note from Amelia Meister on Tue, Oct 02
1 cup

I am so glad I found this site! For the first time in my life, I am building a consisted writing habit and it’s made a big difference in my life. I feel like I am getting to know myself better and clarifying my goals and what I want.

Testimonial Note from Sherry Jacoby on Mon, Oct 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

An Android app would be great!

New Feature Vote from Sherry Jacoby on Mon, Oct 01
1 cup
Habit and Mood Tracker

It would be great, if writers could manually track their daily habits (ex.: walked to work yes/no) and moods (ex.: choose from a list of moods). The results could be displayed in colourful graphs. Coming from someone who doesn’t write in english and can’t use the metadata tool.

New Feature Request Note from Nora on Sat, Sep 29
6 cups

This site has done more for me than I ever would have thought possible. It has given me words when I needed them… inspired my creativity in both my art and writing… given me a safe place to get all of my thoughts together and a springboard for new ideas. It has, in effect, been both a friend and a counselor, listening to the inner workings of my mind during my Mother’s dementia and I want to thank the architects of this site for this life-saving place.

Testimonial Note from Cyndy Chisare on Sat, Sep 29
5 cups
Secure server for writing

I appreciate the fun features, and I appreciate the simplicity. I appreciate the mission as being related to The Artist’s Way and all the very good reasons that 750 is the magic number. In short I believe this site it just about perfect the way it is, it strikes the right balance between helping build a habit and not getting in the way of doing the thing. I guess the only thing that ever gives me pause is the security of what I’m writing. I use coded language even, worrying about what could happen if what I write here were made public or if it were all lost. So that’s the only thing I really care about deeply.

New Feature Vote from Ashley Frazier on Thu, Sep 27
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Thu, Sep 27
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from C Cone on Thu, Sep 27
1 cup

I forget how long I’ve been using this site, but it’s been a constant companion to me and writing since I found it. I don’t write everyday all the time, but when I do I find this site to be the most helpful tool.

Testimonial Note from Charlotte Fowles on Wed, Sep 26
1 cup
Secure server for writing

I’m a web dev and would be happy to help, because this would be so clutch.

New Feature Vote from Cody on Tue, Sep 25
1 cup

I kept trying to make this daily writing, artists journal thing work. And I came back to this site a couple times, and then it happened. I hit my 750 words today, and holy cow is that the right number of words. I love it.

Testimonial Note from Cody on Tue, Sep 25
3 cups
Improve the homepage

More specifically, I would appreciate better navigation tools. It always takes me a few clicks to really get to the page I want, so making the menus more user friendly is really my request. Otherwise, my request is to leave the writing page as configurable and customizable as it already is, and NOT to add a bunch of features, bells, and whistles (like setting a lower bar for the number of words to be written in a day) — this is 750words.com — it’s based on Morning Pages, and that crisp, clean mission is all it needs. People can use it any way they want, but that doesn’t mean that the essence of its simplicity must be sacrificed in order to be all things to all people. Thank you for considering!

New Feature Vote from Sharon on Mon, Sep 24
1 cup
Headspace-quality scheduling

Headspace app is top in creating habits. Study the app and see how it makes it. Maybe instead of full 750 words, you could somedays choose 350. Maybe there could be more flexibility on the deadlines. Maybe you could offline text which will allow you not to break the streak while you’re offline.

New Feature Request Note from Dimitrios Kouzis-Loukas on Mon, Sep 24
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Mandino on Sun, Sep 23