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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Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups
Privacy assurance

It is not so much a feature request – more of a question.

In this day and age everything gets hacked and compromised. How is 750words set up to withstand cyber attacks?

New Feature Request Note from Tracer Bullet on Wed, Aug 10
5 cups
Addthis button for sharing to slack

Use the integration below, similar to how the options to tweet or facebook are at the bottom of stats pages.

http://www.addthis.com/social-buttons/slack-button

New Feature Request Note from Sarah Brown on Wed, Aug 10
1 cup

Ive been using 750 words for a little over a month now i think its been great as far as getting things out i want to get out but not particularly speak. i think its a great site and ill continue to use it as long as its available. thanks for helping me grow and be a better more expressive version of myself. i needed this.

Testimonial Note from Brad Moore on Wed, Aug 10
4 cups
Nano-counter?

For members or patrons (or however it would work, the idea is a paid feature) to have an optional word count set. If they participate in an official Nanowrimo and sign up (like the monthly challenge) or set their own Camp Nano type challenge: write 35k in 30 days or something. So their word count would still tick off at 750 but set the real goal to whatever their daily average is (and the editor would not alert the writer until the “real” word count has passed).

New Feature Request Note from Reidun Saxerud on Mon, Aug 08
1 cup

I’ve been a member since 2010 (back when dinosaurs roamed…). I tended to go on and off from this site on the regular and sometimes went up to five or six months without writing. But for the past several months I have returned as a regular writer and decided to become a Patron. It’s the least I could do as I patiently received emails nudges every day without fail. This place gave me a great avenue to vent, process, and just pour out streams of consciousness and thoughts that made sense to no one but myself, with objective feedback on them too. It’s not nearly as satisfying to just dump them into a locked block or word processor. The format is so inviting. On and off I tried to work on Nanowrimo or personal writing projects here and it didn’t quite work, I was just too addicted to my 10-minute entries. Yet recently I did in fact start using this to break through some writers’ block for my novel. Lo and behold, I can write a full chapter in just a few days rather than weeks or months. I don’t know if it was just the adult maturity that comes with living Life on Life’s terms or the sense of duty and pride I feel in being a Patron, but after six years this is finally falling into place, and I’m well on my way to breaking my previous (small but still mighty) streak of 39 days. Wednesday will mark the first 30-day streak I’ve had since 2011! The streaks are not as important to me as the word count, but there is something satisfying about seeing your work and life come together in such a cool, interactive way that doesn’t offer too much or too little. Here’s to another six+ years!

Testimonial Note from Reidun Saxerud on Mon, Aug 08
1 cup
Secure server for writing

I thought this was already the case and would recommend this as a good next feature.

New Feature Vote from Whitney-Rose Levis on Sun, Aug 07
10 cups

I am learning it isn’t about the streak but the habit of writing that is important. It’s progress not perfection. I had a baby a couple of months ago and like a lot of new moms went through some depression and anxiety. Journaling has been my “me time”, my resting place, my place to sort through rational and irrational thoughts. It’s my place to connect to God through conversation. It’s my safe place. As I sort through old stuff in my closet I am forever grateful that the many words I have written on this site take up no room in my home whatsoever.

Testimonial Note from Amy K. on Sun, Aug 07
1 cup
A better mobile site

I hadn’t thought of using 750words on mobile, because of the word count and the difficulty of typing with my thumbs. But I often do write much better by walking and talking into my phone! I vote for a better mobile site.

New Feature Vote from Benjamin Wolfe on Sat, Aug 06
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Avery White on Fri, Aug 05
6 cups

ONE YEAR. I’ve written every day for one year. And I don’t plan on stopping. My goal of 300k this year has now seemed to have lowered into a first-step goal. I am so giddy and proud and thankful for this website. Everytime I felt like giving up I realized I didn’t want to break the streak and now I’m a pegasus!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Wed, Aug 03
5 cups
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Tue, Aug 02
1 cup
Set our own word count goals

This goes along with the “improve writing page” suggestion, but I would love to be able to set my own word count goals for each day on the site, ESPECIALLY during NaNoWriMo. It would be nice to either have a separate page or an option to set your own daily word-count goals with a minimum goal of 750 per day.

New Feature Request Note from Ashleigh Gauch on Tue, Aug 02
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Theodore Gault on Tue, Aug 02
1 cup

This app has inspired me to get back into writing. I am a writer who doesn’t write nearly as much as I would like to. It has also provided an opportunity for deeper bonds with my friends. I told them all about it and each day we share and discuss our stats. In turn, this brings us closer. It’s how we check on each other. We also support each others writing endeavors through this app. Thanks everyone!

Testimonial Note from Ris on Mon, Aug 01
2 cups

I haven’t written since July 2015. I am so glad to be back. I’ve been through a few things (the deaths of my mother and uncle), and I’ve learned so much. Now it’s time to write again. Thank you, 750words for still being here! And thank you to everybody who writes here and helps to keep me inspired!

Testimonial Note from Jolie Curry on Mon, Aug 01
5 cups

Having a daily space that is also tied to a daily goal (writing at least 750 words, duhhh) helps me create stability when life otherwise seems chaotic. This is a place of peace and forward momentum. Thanks for creating it :)

Testimonial Note from Josephine Kay on Mon, Aug 01
5 cups
An Android App

Same as an iPhone/iPad app but just for users without Apple!

New Feature Request Note from Josephine Kay on Mon, Aug 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Josephine Kay on Mon, Aug 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

50 days?
a midday badge (you have rooster and night owl—what about a lunch hour one?)
no distractions for 30 days? (the one-time only speedy typist, no distractions, and such behavior badges were won a long time ago—how can we level up?)

New Feature Vote from T. M. Russ on Mon, Aug 01
1 cup
A rose by any other color. . .

Each successful day, we receive a brilliant rose letting us know we did a good job. I look forward to those letters! Perhaps, as a sign of further accomplishment, perhaps the rose color can change throughout the month? Red 1st week, Purple 2nd, multi-hued week 3, and bedazzled week 4?

:o)
Terry

New Feature Request Note from Terry Knapp Jr. on Mon, Aug 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd on Mon, Aug 01
1 cup

750 Words has been a Godsend. It has given me a space to keep my thoughts and musings, to unload, to be free. And, since I write at least 750 words a day for breakfast, I am not intimidated by my other daily writing goals.

Testimonial Note from Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd on Mon, Aug 01
1 cup
Artificial Intelligence

Integrate AI into 750words to enable personality profiling, sentiment analysis, etc.

New Feature Request Note from Slava Kurilyak on Mon, Aug 01
1 cup
Ramp up the rewards, meta-game

Create a meta game- or meta-gamify the reward mechanics

Like increase the rewards for streaks and consistency, that way it will not only encourage writers to come back but also will keep them committed to the site- and writing!

New Feature Request Note from Loserbae on Sun, Jul 31
1 cup
credit card payment

Bypass PayPal, allow credit card payment. I am unable to get into my PayPal account to change my credit card information because they have an old email address AND phone number. I have spend the better part of three frustrating days trying to fix the problem to no avail, and because I cannot fix the problem with PayPal, I no longer have access to 750 Words, which I LOVE using.

New Feature Request Note from Jeanne Powers on Fri, Jul 29
2 cups

I have been working on a sci-fi YA novel for over a year now, hitting a few peaks of success and lots of valleys that slumped… But this week 750words has helped me reignite my fervor and help me celebrate every writing day as a success. This week a lone I have written over ten thousand words. Even though only a third of them have been for my novel, every word has counted!

Testimonial Note from Hannah Krueger on Thu, Jul 28
1 cup
Improve the writing page

The idea to have a separate section for NanoWrimo! This was described in detail by Rose on Wed July 27.

New Feature Vote from Lisa Peterson on Wed, Jul 27
1 cup
Improve the writing page

First and foremost, I am so grateful for 750 words. It has been such an essential part of getting my writing going and I’m afraid to think of where I would be without it. In a way it feels wrong to ask for anything more. But that being said, I have an idea that I think would be extremely helpful to me and a large portion of people on this site. Would it be feasible to have a separate section to log into during NanoWrimo that is separate from you 750 words goal and is instead 1,667 words which is the daily amount of words needed to get to 50,000? I would also think many people would be willing to pay extra for this feature that month. Or even donate toward the efforts of getting something like this going? Just a thought. Because during my Nanowrimo, I still want to be doing my morning pages separate from that. And I want to be able to clearly count my 1667 words and then see how this climbs in my achievement of 50,000 words. It also is helpful that at the end of the month you could copy and paste it into one document and have your Nanowrimo novel. Because 750 words, with its badges and ways of keeping track has been so completely life changing for me as far as my writing goes, I think a NanoWrimo would help patrons to complete something that seems so unreachable.

Thanks for your time and all that you do,

Rose

New Feature Vote from Rose on Wed, Jul 27
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Please o please! an iPad app that can run offline will be most desirable.

New Feature Vote from Danilo Aquino on Tue, Jul 26
5 cups

I’ve been using 750words on and off for some time now, and while I may not maintain my routine without hiccups, I am very grateful to have a safe place to keep on trying. No judgements. No expectations. Just a fun, happy place to be creative with words.

Testimonial Note from Mary Elizabeth Compton on Tue, Jul 26