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

1 cup
Night Mode

make the website comfortable on the eyes at night, similar to Reddit Enhancement Suite’s Night Mode.

New Feature Request Note from lyz on Sat, Mar 24
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Terso Larso on Fri, Mar 23
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I would suggest allowing us to schedule more time off for those of us who travel for long periods of time without connection to the internet :)

New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Thu, Mar 22
18 cups

Over 365 consecutive days, I wrote half a million raw, truth-searing words. 750words.com was with me every step of the way.

What started as a journey to write my first work of fiction turned into a quest to write to heal. I used writing to explore my identity, question my internal programming, and recall all the things that are good about me.

It wasn’t easy. Every morning, even on the weekends, I’d wake at 4:30am, make some tea, then start writing before 5am. But as I got into the rhythm, and as I started collecting those cool badges, I found that my commitment to writing daily was becoming a can’t miss habit.

I’ve grown more bold in writing what is true for me and I’ve since published some of my words. Some have applauded my truth; others recoil. Doesn’t matter to me because I finally feel in control of my narrative and words.

There are 11 lessons I learned writing half a million words over 365 consecutive days:

Lesson #1: Mix spontaneity with the structure
Lesson #2: Honour the in-between stage
Lesson #3: Writing is a form of activism
Lesson #4: Remembrance is a sacred act
Lesson #5: Saying no is a spirit-rich experience
Lesson #6: Words can heal your lineage
Lesson #7: Rest is a revolutionary act
Lesson #8: Question your internal oppression
Lesson #9: There’s gold in the gloom
Lesson #10: Your eat pray love moment can happen in your own home
Lesson #11: Words are holy

Full article at http://bit.ly/2GgHtfU

Thank you Kellianne & Buster for keeping 750words.com simple, and fun to use. The badges along the way kept me incredibly motivated to reach my 365-day goal!

Testimonial Note from Ren Hall on Wed, Mar 21
1 cup

Dear Writers,

750 Words motivated me to write more than 150,000 words in the span of two years.

The minimalist design my soul, and the writing empty my mind.

I started writing on Medium, because when you write 750 words every day, an article seemed like a piece of cake.

Here is an article I wrote about writing where I mention how using 750 words helped me become a better writer and other tools I use http://bit.ly/2Irh1hY

Cheers,
Michaël

Testimonial Note from Michaël TRAZZI on Tue, Mar 20
1 cup

I consistently kept a journal for years and could go months and months without missing a day, but as my adult (and mothering!) responsibilities grew I fell away from it. In the time that has passed, the debate over whether I should use a digital or handwritten format had really become more pressing— technology is everywhere! I have 750Words to thank for just being there, being simple, and having the right small reinforcements built in to make this an easy choice and help me return to my daily writing ways! I’m hooked!

Testimonial Note from Kelly Culver on Sat, Mar 17
1 cup
Student account/teacher share feature

I used 750 words with my students and they loved the privacy while I loved the accountability. I had to have them print their stats or screenshot them to share with me as “proof” of writing. Any kind of streamlined share feature would be helpful!

New Feature Request Note from Kelly Culver on Sat, Mar 17
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Kelly Culver on Sat, Mar 17
3 cups

When I was a kid, oh-so-many-years-ago, my sister once came home from her office job with a plastic yellow “coin”. It had four letters on it – TUIT. She gave it to me and said “Hang on to this. When someone promises you they’re going to do something for you when they get around to it. hand them this.”
I wish I had that coin still. I needed it all those years that I didn’t write that book. I just never got a round TUIT again.
Thank you, 750Words, for helping me build the habit of writing so I could overcome that lack…

Testimonial Note from Sudden Lulu on Wed, Mar 14
3 cups

I’d encourage budding writers to get in the groove and sign up for the monthly challenge. Even if you have to write rubbish, just do it, because it’s gonna boost your confidence. Go for those flying birds and geese or whatever they are, because they will turn you into a writer. Until last month I didn’t know you can sign-up a “daily nudge” email – that really helped me get involved. Then – simply ENJOY.. “We are not alone!”

Testimonial Note from John E. Ruffle on Wed, Mar 14
1 cup

So one month ago I accidentally broke my 322-day streak and therefore decided to leave 750words for a while. But now I come crawling back. God, I’ve missed writing my daily words so much and I really felt it, seeing my productivity and motivation go downhill. I tried to write offline, but I guess I just need the framework here to make myself stick to this incredibly helpful habit. So now I’m looking forward to many more months and years of writing here!

Testimonial Note from Carla on Wed, Mar 14
1 cup

750 Words is my hands down favorite gateway to inner exploration and outer creative expression. I’ve been using it for years to start my day, a check-in process I call the Crossroads Chicken which magically formed from writing my daily 750 Words! I recently added an evening Campfire Chicken to see what ending my day with 750 Words would do. As I suspected, my focus and creativity has skyrocketed. 750 Words is a genius creation and it continues to change my life through increased self-knowledge, a stress-free creativity zone and a gamelike approach to habit building. I am grateful!

Testimonial Note from cynthia salbato on Tue, Mar 13
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

This would be life changing!! If you could keep the simple interface of the website but make an app that’s quick and easy to open/log into, it’d make all us night owls very happy.

New Feature Vote from Daisygreen Stenhouse on Tue, Mar 13
11 cups

Hi 750 words community! I am writing my way back to my soul right now… I am going through a period of personal crisis and change and sifting out what I need to keep and what I need to let go. Can I ask a favor? If you read this, will you good juju my way? :) I’m learning to follow my intuition through all of this and I need support. This seems like a good place to ask for it. Thank you so much!!!

Testimonial Note from Gina Sigel on Tue, Mar 13
1 cup

This has been a great resource which has allowed me to organise my thoughts in the wee hours of the morning before the world wakes up. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Grant Ashfield on Mon, Mar 12
1 cup
More text analysis

The more data the better!

New Feature Vote from Alex Bayntun-Lees on Mon, Mar 12
1 cup

Life is moving at light-speed, and 750 Words allows me to slow down and ground myself. It’s a vehicle to get in touch with my inner-wisdom through organic reflection. The practice of morning pages is critical in my growth, specifically for managing transitions.

Testimonial Note from Tegan Molloy on Mon, Mar 12
5 cups
Stats Roundup

I would love to be able to view stats for selected frames of time (a specific week, month, or year). I.e., in the month of January, I was primarily feeling like X and primarily concerned about Y. I think it would be helpful in seeing larger patterns in thoughts and feelings, and it would be more user-friendly than using the current format for recording metadata.

New Feature Request Note from Jenna Cooper on Mon, Mar 12
2 cups
Add to archives

I’ve tried to regularly journal unsuccessfully for many years before discovering this terrific site. Add a feature that allows a member to upload an entry and assign it a date in the past. It would be amazing to organize all my failed Word Doc journals into one place on 750 Words and have one central location for “everything.”

New Feature Request Note from Jasmine Jobe on Fri, Mar 09
1 cup
A better mobile site

An easier to navigate mobile site with easier scrolling would be very beneficial to those days I cannot do my writing sitting at the computer!

New Feature Vote from Noemi Sadler on Fri, Mar 09
1 cup

I started with 750 Words in January 2018 with a free trial for 30 days. At the end of the 30 days I decided not to join as a member but found myself lost without writing everyday. Im so glad that I just joined up and Im ready to write and clear my mind everyday.

Testimonial Note from Cathy Davis on Thu, Mar 08
1 cup
Title that entry!

Already after a month’s worth of entries it starts becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate one entry from the next.

We don’t quite remember what date we wrote it on, we might have started out with some random rambling about whatever, making the actual piece of text we’re looking for even harder to find, or we might have forgotten what the page had really been about altogether.

Luckily, there is a feature that makes finding the entry we are looking for easier called Search & Export, which allows us to find entries by keywords and shows all the entries related.

What I think would make this even easier however, is if we would have the option to title the entries themselves.

Even just a few words that summarize what an entry is about can help significantly to find it back later. Your mind just tends to remember things better like that. Having to come up with a representative title helps you to process the entry itself some and that is part of why it will become easier to find it back in the future too.

A title is easier to remember than the date it was written on simply because it has more to do with the content of the entry itself. Which is why I think it would be good if it was a possibility.

It’s still really not perfect, but yeah, I think it could really help.

I’m thinking it would look like a separate spot/box on the writing page above the main text in which you could fill in a title if you so chose to.
And that if you hold the mouse over the little X’s indicating the days on which you wrote something, there would be a title visible alongside the date and word count.
And of course also on the Search & Export page when looking for an entry.

Just everywhere where you would normally only see the date really. ^^’

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I’m curious for any reply! Have a nice day! X3

New Feature Request Note from Lisa Beijnes on Thu, Mar 08
10 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Gopalakrishnan on Tue, Mar 06
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Something that could flash or grab my attention whenever it detects I’m “distracted.”

New Feature Vote from Ryan L Engelstad on Tue, Mar 06
1 cup
Prompts

It could be really simple (1-3 words) or more complex like questions to think about or to be used for inspiration. A daily email with the days prompt would really help me keep streaks going.

New Feature Request Note from Ryan L Engelstad on Tue, Mar 06
22 cups
Testimonial Note from Pat McNutt on Tue, Mar 06
1 cup

750 Words has created a great space to stay annomous. I feel like it is the modern day diary some days other days my work space.. it all depends on what is in my head! Thanks :)

Testimonial Note from Emmy Aston on Tue, Mar 06
1 cup

I look forward to starting off mornings with my daily word pour. I start off by just rambling about my upcoming or previous day, but then other stuff starts to sneak in and I surprise myself. Old memories are rekindled and new personal revelations are made. This exercise has been great at sorting out my thoughts so I don’t have to unload them on the next random person I talk to.

Testimonial Note from Karen McOuat on Tue, Mar 06
1 cup

This wonderful site as connected to my languishing creativity and reivigourised me.

Testimonial Note from Karen MacLean on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup

750 words has allowed me to process thoughts that otherwise become like a circular loop in my head. I am able to expel them and stop any mental storm get out of hand. I then can focus and take action. I’ve become more disciplined as a result. It took a while for this to happen. About a month in I started dedicating myself to more and more things. Writing every day was just the start.

Testimonial Note from alison neri on Sat, Mar 03