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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Sarah Brown
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Nicholas Kiddle
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Notes of inspiration from members

7 cups

750 is magic for the mind.

Testimonial Note from Felicity Wren on Mon, Sep 11
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Charmaine on Sun, Sep 10
1 cup

I really needed a website like this one. I felt like all the changes that were occurring in my life were too much to handle, but since I implemented my daily writing ritual, my ideas are clearer. I have a better understanding of who I am, how I feel, and what I can do to change it. The way 750Words is designed helped me ritualize my writing: a clear and simple interface, and badges for useful taps on the back (the 7-days-in-a-row and 7-days-without-distraction-in-a-row badges were especially useful to me). PS : please pardon my English, it’s not my mother tongue.

Testimonial Note from Mathias Malandain on Sat, Sep 09
3 cups

This site has granted me the opportunity to grow and to recognize and change my interior beliefs about myself. What a wonderful gift!
Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Sara Cofer on Sat, Sep 09
1 cup

My first note! I love the site. I have a hard time communicating outloud, so having this journal to get my mind organized and clear is really beneficial to me. I also use it to remember things that I may otherwise forget. Sort of as a memorization tool. If there’s a conversation I want to remember, I recount the conversation here.

Testimonial Note from Lydia Stewart on Sat, Sep 09
25 cups
Lifetime stats

Hey there! Waaaaay back in 2010 when I first started using the site, there used to be an “all time” options tab, alongside “today” and “this month”. I loved being able to see the stats there —especially things like my absolute total word count. Is there any way that could be brought back sometime?

I love this site —I’ve been here for seven years, and don’t intend to leave any time soon. Thank you so much for all you do!

New Feature Request Note from Sor Kyress on Fri, Sep 08
10 cups

I managed to break my streak yesterday by accident, after 240 days…. Back to scratch, aiming for 500 days in a row! 750 words has meant a lot to me over the last five years, it is the best place to return to when the going goes a little rough – and when the boat is sailing smoothly. Clearer thinking, better writing – all is achieved by returning here every (!) day. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Camomilla on Fri, Sep 08
1 cup
Automatic backup to Google Drive, etc.

Exactly as it says on the tin. :)

New Feature Request Note from Emmanuel M. Smith on Fri, Sep 08
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would love to have an app! I’m someone who has random thoughts all throughout the day and I end up just texting them to myself. Having a 750 words app would make it so much easier to store everything in one place! Thank you for hosting this amazing site for us!

New Feature Vote from Lauren Stewart on Thu, Sep 07
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Emanuel Quadros on Wed, Sep 06
1 cup
Search function!

I’m new and committed! I am amazed how 750words has created a habit of writing and even more amazed that a book has started to emerge. It would be really helpful to be able to search for key words within my own post history to find the ones that are potential content for that book instead of searching day by day. Or, does that function exist and I’m missing it?

New Feature Request Note from Rachel Downey on Tue, Sep 05
1 cup
IFTTT Integration

I was on a good streak once then I got busy and missed a day. It was such a miserable feeling that I stopped writing for a while. That missed day was just one where I forgot to login until it was too late.

It would be great if you could use a service like IFTTT to send you reminders. I’d set up a formula like “IF it’s 7 PM and I haven’t completed 750 words THEN send an SMS to my phone.” That sort of thing. IFTTT would offer lots of other neat options like automatic backup to Google Drive or whatever.

Keep up the good work!

New Feature Request Note from Matthew Jeanes on Sun, Sep 03
11 cups

Thank you so much for this website, I’ve fallen off the writing wagon quite a lot, but 750 words always welcomes me back with quiet unjudging arms. I find myself ‘free’ once i have completed my pages, whether or not my fingers have been flying over the keys or whether it takes me an hour to write 750 words.

Thank you for helping me feel less alone and like I can accomplish anything

Rowe

Testimonial Note from Rowena on Sun, Sep 03
5 cups

When I signed up 93 days ago, I was struggling to become a paid freelance writer. My wife asked me, “are you writing every day? Didn’t you say that you have to write every day to become a writer?”…Since then I have actually gotten paid to write some promotional emails for someone, and I am preparing to write a book during NaNoWriMo this coming November…

Testimonial Note from John Moore on Sun, Sep 03
10 cups
Double spacing

I would love it if i could double-space my entries on the site so than i would have an easier time amending, correcting and adding to, my writing.

New Feature Request Note from Marc Tretin on Sun, Sep 03
5 cups
A better mobile site

I WOULD LOVE IT IF I COULD DOUBLE-SPACE MY ENTIRES; then it would be easier to correct, edit and ament my writing latter in the day.

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Sun, Sep 03
1 cup
Titles and over achievers

Hi, As an option, I would like to add a title to individual days in the future so I can set a topic in advance to enhance focus on a topic. Also, I would like it if I could add a goal to write more than 750 on some days. For example a goal of writing 1000 words a day. Thanks so much for creating this, btw. I am loving this new daily habit!

New Feature Request Note from Ryne Vanderwolf on Sat, Sep 02
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Ole-Kristian on Sat, Sep 02
10 cups

I just completed 50,000 words for August and got my NaNo badge for my effort. I can’t begin to tell you all how exciting this is for me. I had previously attempted NaNoWriMo for several November’s and never reached the goal. This site gave me the space to take on the challenge and it was just awesome. No matter what your writing goals, this is definitely the site to write on. I love it and I have grown so much as a writer this past year. I am 24 days away from the Pegasus Badge and I am over the top excited about that as well. It has helped with the procrastination and the blank page. I admit some of my content at times were wayward words but my fingers were still dancing on the keyboard forming the habit that a real writer needs to possess. A writer writes and daily writing here is the best thing ever. Go for it and stick with it. For any aspiring writer it is so well worth it.

Testimonial Note from Dee Bostic on Fri, Sep 01
1 cup

I started 750words on a whim during the last week of Camp NaNoWriMo and it got me from severely under my goal to actually reaching it. The next month, I threw caution to the wind and tried writing the grand 50k in one month. While I didn’t reach it, I did get really close, which is something I’ve never done before! 750words has given me tangible goals and rewards to reach for, as well as the permission to write bad, as long as I’m still writing. I haven’t missed a single day since I signed up, and I don’t plan on it any time soon! This website really has changed my life. I used to be a ‘writer’, and now I’ve written more since I signed up than I have in years. There’s not enough ways to say thank you for this website!

Testimonial Note from Max O. on Fri, Sep 01
1 cup

750 Words has shown me that daily spontaneous writing takes only 10 or 15 minutes. It doesn’t have to be a Big Thing that eats up my other writing time. And nearly every day, it clarifies my thoughts or priorities, or sparks a new idea or two. Completely worthwhile.

I also love that my writing disappears when I’m done. I know it’s archived and I can get it back, but I feel free to write honestly or exaggerate or complain, and those pages won’t be hanging around visible next time I visit the website. Much better than having to open a document and scroll down and then store it somewhere myself.

Thanks for this elegant tool; I’m 60 days in and loving it.

Testimonial Note from grrlpup on Fri, Sep 01
1 cup

I’m feeling so pleased with myself because I went away for a week and my rattly old laptop doesn’t travel well. So I left it behind and still managed to keep up my streak!

Sometimes it was my friend’s laptop, which doesn’t even run the same OS as mine. Sometimes I even wrote on my phone in bed because the kids were running riot in the living room. One night I even wrote on my phone in a station waiting room after my train was cancelled. It wasn’t easy, but I stuck at it. Just goes to show what the lure of the badges can do for productivity.

Testimonial Note from Nicholas Kiddle on Thu, Aug 31
2 cups

I am grateful for this site which has enabled me to write daily when I struggled to do so before. Fan for Life!

Testimonial Note from Jaimee Walls on Thu, Aug 31
9 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from dragonfly on Thu, Aug 31
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Something that syncs well and is just as simple as the online site please :)

New Feature Vote from dragonfly on Thu, Aug 31
1 cup
Mobile App

Sometimes I just want to type it out in a mobile app since I don’t always carry a computer with me.

New Feature Request Note from Nadia Shaw on Tue, Aug 29
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I think the badge for 750 days would be very appropriate.
It would coincide with the naming of this resource and be a good milestone for those who wander in the badgeless desert between 500 and 1000 days… ))

New Feature Vote from Free Bird on Mon, Aug 28
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Improve ease of use

New Feature Vote from Marc Theriot on Mon, Aug 28
15 cups

I found this site through the Freelance Writing site.

750Words is exactly the place I needed to shake off the regimen of writing for money, to re-establish writing every day. I used Morning Pages off and on for many years, but this site is the best place for me. In fact, coming here is the first thing I do every morning, and my days are better for it.

This is a uncomplicated place to write and then receive feedback about that writing. I just quit a gamified habit building site because it is very complicated, requires a lot time to maintain, and just was not engaging.

I am approaching a full year of writing every day; I look forward to writing every day for a long, long, time.

Thank you, Buster and Kelliiane, your work has enriched my life.

Testimonial Note from marcia shannon on Mon, Aug 28
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I almost always have my iPad with me and usually use it for writing. I NEED an iPad App – definitely.

New Feature Vote from Reiner Knudsen on Mon, Aug 28