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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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
Write how you protect privacy or make offline client

750 words helped me to stick and see how I stick to that habit. But after 3 month of great effect I am also noticed that I afraid of low privacy when I write online. So afraid — that my writing affected by that fear. So I am going offline, writing into Ghost blog (on node.js) under firewall and password. Unfortunately it is unclear to me how 750words.com protects privacy of members and keeps servers secure. Yep — recently developers released https:// but I tried to log in by entering wrong password and there is no even captcha for too many log in attempts.

New Feature Request Note from Daria Space on Sun, Mar 27
1 cup
Togglable word count

For me, I often find that when I’m writing, I get TOO focused on my word count, to the extent that it distracts me from my thoughts. So I feel it would be nice to have a little button on the side of the page that you can click at any time to hide your word count — maybe display “>750” or “<750” instead? Either way, it would get my focus away from the numbers, and back into the words where it belongs.

New Feature Request Note from Giratina on Sat, Mar 26
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Max on Sat, Mar 26
7 cups

I love 750 words. I began a few years ago when an instructor tipped me off to the site. A great way to start or end the day! It keeps me writing :) Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Amie Nelson on Fri, Mar 25
1 cup
More text analysis

Better analysis in different languages, e.g. Danish.

New Feature Vote from Troels K on Fri, Mar 25
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Nina K on Thu, Mar 24
1 cup

I am so grateful to have been lead to this site to get the things out there, I didn’t realize I needed to release. I just started doing this everyday almost for the past few weeks. I feel so much more at ease with life to release all the stuff I tried to stuff, haha! Thank you so much for having this site available for the masses!

Testimonial Note from Cindy Plehn on Thu, Mar 24
3 cups
A better mobile site

It would be cool to be able to write on my mobile phone or tablet whenever I don’t have access to my computer. Perhaps you could build a mobile app that would get the basic features right, most importantly, not losing/forgetting written words which happened to me before on mobile devices.

New Feature Vote from Bogusia on Thu, Mar 24
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Bogusia on Thu, Mar 24
4 cups
Custom challenges

Each user would have an option to define a customized challenge for him or herself, as to the number of words and number of days.
Eg. you want to write 20,000 words in 10 days; so you set a customized challenge for yourself with those two variables: number of words=20,000 in a given number of days=10. Then the system would follow your challenge, check if you succeed and congratulate you and/or reward you with cups of patronage/badges.

Another kind of challenge would consist in writing more words every day for a given number of days, eg. 5 days of writing at least 1500 words per day. If on one day you wrote 900 words, you would still get your cross and keep your streak, but you would fail the challenge.

Also, some of these could become fixed challenges proposed to everyone (perhaps in a new section with optional challenges we could sign up for) and rewarded with a badge.

New Feature Request Note from Bogusia on Thu, Mar 24
1 cup

I like to do brain dumps. Meaningless to others, but $5 therapy. I like to collect badges :)

Paying for it means I am more likely to actually write, and I like the tracking system. Thank you 750 words!

Testimonial Note from Christina Oliveri on Thu, Mar 24
1 cup

Like an oddly furred cat, with a strange gait that I followed into the jungle.

Testimonial Note from Eric Dittmar on Wed, Mar 23
1 cup

This is a very simple website. But it’s powerful. It’s so powerful in fact that it has rippled waves through other areas of my life. I am in the habit of setting more daily goals such as doing the dishes, vacuuming, organizing my clothes, etc.

I also have found that my reading comprehension has improved since I’ve been writing daily. I am able to look at articles from a different perspective now. My vocabulary is getting bigger as a result.

In short: this website has given me back to myself and I’ve realized that I’m worth it!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Mar 22
1 cup
Share badges on Facebook

Please make it easy to share badges on Facebook. This would allow us to “brag” a little and would expose more people to the site!

New Feature Request Note from Brandon Jubar on Tue, Mar 22
1 cup

I have been enjoying making writing more of a routine in my day to day life. I have always wanted to write more, and find journaling very meditative and therapeutic, but I don’t always have my journal with me. Writing on my laptop leaves me no excuse to not write every day, as I almost always have my laptop with me. I enjoy recounting the day before’s thoughts and activities every morning when I wake up. It has been a great mind clearing activity. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from haleigh hoff on Tue, Mar 22
3 cups

100 Days. That is what the counter said at the top of the page today. 100 days. I have been writing consistently for the last 100 days. And I can’t believe it. I have found this site, this action to be soothing. I am not working on any great work of art, or trying to set the world to rights. I am just a woman who needs a place to clear her head and get some space in the welter of things that come at me in daily life. And this small gesture, of sitting down every day and writing 750 or more words has managed to do just that for me. I have never thought of myself as a persistent person when it came to personal things. But this site has shown me that I have the ability to stick with it. To write daily. To rise from the ashes of my previous failures. To be a Phoenix. Thanks so much for this.

Testimonial Note from Kaylois on Mon, Mar 21
1 cup

I was thrilled to realize earlier today that I reached 100000 words! Especially pleased when I read the note saying it was the equiv. of two novels. Made me want to enter NaNo next fall. This website has added to my quality of life!

Testimonial Note from Patricia O'Leary on Sun, Mar 20
1 cup
Improve the Today page
New Feature Vote from Kali Greff on Fri, Mar 18
10 cups

I started using the site years ago, 2010 I think, and it opened up so many creative channels at that time. Unfortunately, the daily reminders started going to my spam folder and my habit faltered until eventually I forgot about the site.

Recently, the daily reminders started appearing again and I could not be more thankful. It arrived at at time when I needed to work through some difficulties. Now, a few months back into the habit, my creativity is flowing again and I write anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 words a day! Never in my life have I done that and it’s renewed my energy to work on some unfinished novels and gives me a safe space to use therapeutically as well.

Thanks again for this amazing site!

Testimonial Note from Marita C. Masuch on Fri, Mar 18
5 cups
A better mobile site

My computer recently decided that actually functioning wasnt within its best interest, so now Im doomed to write on my phone until I work something out. And while I am absolutely certain I wrote more than 750 words yesteday, I guess my phone or whatever didnt think so. If the position of the current words could be moved around to constantly be on screen and the screen not jump around that’d be superb.

New Feature Vote from Hannah Brown on Thu, Mar 17
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love achievements so very much :)

New Feature Vote from Ben George on Thu, Mar 17
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

I’d like to be able to see a wider table and be able to select which columns I want to view. This would be useful if I were after a particular badge and want to see my streak for no distractions or for under 20 minutes, etc.

New Feature Vote from Doc Rinehart on Thu, Mar 17
4 cups

Thank you so much for this site. It is now my daily ritual as soon as I wake up to write out my thoughts, feelings, daily to dos and work through anything that is bothering me or things that I just can’t find the solution to. You help so many people in ways you probably did not imagine when you created this. I hope it continues for many years to come.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Mar 16
1 cup
Improve the homepage

I know it’s superficial and not core to the service you’re providing, but having a “sexy” site you log into to do daily writing makes the experience more attractive… So, I’m more likely to refer friends and be really proud to do so. That aside, what you guys are providing is EXCELLENT and obviously sufficient for customers to extract value and meet their writing goals.

New Feature Vote from Danielle Leslie on Wed, Mar 16
2 cups

I’ve been using 750words for a little under a month and it has been a huge boost to my desire to write. Whether I rant about reaching my word count or write in depth on something about my job, I have appreciated the ability to be encouraged to simply write something every day. I was also (moderately) devastated when I messed up my streak at 9 days in due to life happening and I just forgot to write. No more thanks to the daily email you can apply in settings. Kellianne, I want you to know that look forward to your 750words email address popping up each day as I get into the office. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Doc Rinehart on Wed, Mar 16
2 cups
Redemption Points

If you have a partial day, you can use Redemption Points to count it as a full day so you don’t have to wait another 200 days to restore your streak and earn the next streak badge if you have already won the 100 Days in a Row. You should be able to make up partial days in your streak count, methinks.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Wed, Mar 16
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Can’t stress this enough. I am addicted to earning more badges. I changed my entire schedule so I could win more badges, and I just broke my 157 day streak because I had 1 half day of writing. So now I have to wait another 200 days before I can win another badge, unless I do the NaNoWriMo, which I will do. I just want to know I can have some redemption.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Wed, Mar 16
1 cup
Complete list of formatting features

I tried to find something that outlined all the neat formatting things we can do but I couldn’t. I’ve done things that screwed up the formatting in my entries and I can’t pinpoint the cause of it. It’s a bit frustrating.

New Feature Request Note from discontentwinter on Tue, Mar 15
1 cup

750 Words is the site that every writer needs to just stop with the excuses and get the work done. It’s about taking ownership of the words and the work. Thank you 750W for the delightful space to create, to work, and for the time to spend with my own creativity. My blessing to all writers out there. Keep up the good work.

Testimonial Note from Levi Stribling on Mon, Mar 14
1 cup

I found 750 Words and knowing I have a “deadline” and a “goal” daily helps keep me writing. It might not be on my current WIP, but simply “using the writing muscles” keeps me creative and productive.

I started a new blog (this one with a paid domain name so people can actually FIND it) and writing 750 words daily has helped me be extremely productive with blog posts.

It is a fun way to write… and I like the running word total at the bottom of the page. The badges are cute, but I actually like the X’s up at the top, marking off the days I have completed this challenge.

Also enjoy seeing how fast I type and how long it took me overall to write the word count.

Suggestion: put a button under TODAY when you complete your word count and are finished, that you can click on to see your daily stats. I have to click on something else (March Writers, for instance) to get the “view your stats” button to show up under Today.

Other than that… I love this. It has definitely helped me become more consistently productive. Thanks!!

Testimonial Note from Brittany Gnizak on Sun, Mar 13