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

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I just finished my first month of writing 750 words everyday! At first I thought it was going to be hard because I was afraid I wouldn’t know what to write about…but turned out I had plenty to say! ;)

It gave me the feeling I was accomplishing something everyday, even on days I didn’t feel like doing anything. It motivated me to push myself.

I loved it so much that I signed up for next month’s challenge!

Go for it! You are capable of a lot, if you try!

Testimonial Note from Vanessa M. on Sun, Jan 31
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An iPhone/iPad app

I am going on vacation for ten days and would like to continue my writing. I am thinking about having a Bluetooth keyboard interface with my iPhone or iPad. Never done it before. Would be great if you had an app in place for situations like these. Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Laura Barge on Sat, Jan 30
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Improve the homepage
New Feature Vote from Annabel on Sat, Jan 30
5 cups

For the first time, I had to get out of bed in the middle of the night to write down the ideas and plans swirling in my head. Thanks for giving me a place to do it!

Testimonial Note from Liz Flynn on Sat, Jan 30
1 cup

Since first hearing about 750 words years ago, this is my first really strong attempt to make it a part of my daily life and I have to say, 74 days into my streak, I’m very glad I made that choice. It’s been an overwhelmingly positive force for chronicling my life and thoughts, reflecting on my days, and channelling the good in my life so that I can accomplish more, feel more peace, and write more words. Thanks so much, 750 words for giving me this wonderful outlet! I’m looking forward to 100 days in a row!

Testimonial Note from Dan Henderson on Fri, Jan 29
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Charlotte M. Schu on Fri, Jan 29
2 cups
Secure server for writing

After more than a year and a half I’m back to the daily writing as a new year’s resolution. We’ll see!!

New Feature Vote from Jorge Sanz on Fri, Jan 29
8 cups
Frequently used word search links

I’m learning which words I use more than I would like, and also noticing my favorite typos in the frequently used word list. It would be useful to be able to use those words as search links in order to go back into the writing page and find them easily, in order to correct, change, or delete them!
Thank you so much for making this site!

New Feature Request Note from Resa Moran on Fri, Jan 29
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I don’t spend a lot of time at home, and mostly write on the go, and I can do that on safari, but it’s tough.

New Feature Vote from Sam Kumpe on Wed, Jan 27
1 cup

After missing almost a month of these midnight-early morning writings, it feels sooooooooo good to be back again. So what if I have to re-earn the badges? Pt is that I can. This site is making a world of difference (literally) for me. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Patricia O'Leary on Tue, Jan 26
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Share with a friend

I would like to be able to share my journal entries and my stats with a friend. Just one friend, not my facebook friends.

New Feature Request Note from Samantha Matush on Mon, Jan 25
1 cup

The fug in my mind has cleared. The clouds are parting. The sunshine is back in the cosmic lion’s life. This is so much better for me than journalling. My inspiration builds daily. 750 words I love you.

Testimonial Note from Brigolene Z on Mon, Jan 25
10 cups

Alas, after 1018 days, the mighty flying squirrel has fallen to earth, Icarus has shed his wings to begin his quest anew. I look up to the sky and see all of them still in flight up there, the Albatrosses, Phoenixes, the Pegasi, the Space Birds, and the mighty, mighty squirrels with their thousand days behind them. And three years hence, I shall again rise up into that stratosphere of greatness and be among them again, dashing off my notes here, my recipes there, blog entries and poems and gripes about the local traffic flying from my fingers like bolts of lightning from the clouds. The quest begins anew.

One of the things I really appreciate about this site is the fact that it provides us with a toy, not with a game. Yes, I admit that there is the certain game of being able to see how many days in a row you can write, and how many words, to earn those badges. But in general, this site is more of a toy in the sense that you pretty much just do what you want with it, make it what you want it to be, set your own goals and plans, write your own rules. Want to see how fast you can get to 750 words every day? Great. See how many days in a row you can write 2000 words? Sure. Just meditate and spit out the crap that’s accumulated in your head for the past 24 hours and look back at it later and see if anything makes sense? Yep, it’ll accommodate that just fine, too.

In short, thank you to Buster and Kellianne for creating and maintaining this site. It’s become something of a habit for me, a good habit for a change, and I appreciate that.

Testimonial Note from Joseph Mayer on Sun, Jan 24
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Writing Calendar/Exerpt Tooltips

Either a new page with a standard calendar box that has the same X or / marks on the days you’ve written (but in a more compact format that can have several months on it) or just a tooltip for hovering over the daily tabs. Hovering over the box will provide a tooltip with a small chunk of the text you wrote that day, so that finding a specific piece of your work from previous days is easier.

Another version of this that would also be more compact is a sort of “list” format that shows only the months you’ve written in and only the days you’ve written on underneath that month’s header, so that you don’t have to look at all the days you didn’t write on (and for the sake of saving space). Preferably still with the tooltip function. For those who have been writing here for years, a tab or page function to switch between years would be handy as well.

For those of us that are doing worldbuilding, story brainstorming, character building, etc., it’s important to be able to get back to that which we’ve previously written for reference purposes. I have a hard time remembering which day it was that I wrote about what thing, and it’s hard to pick out which day that was on the long bar above the Today’s Writing page thing.

New Feature Request Note from VisceralLuster on Sun, Jan 24
1 cup

Hello Everyone. I have been written my notes since May 2015. I like to write very much but it´s such a difficult thing to do every single day because of my daily schedule. With the 750words help it´s easier though. It´s like I don´t want to disappoint neither myself nor Kellianne and her husband who are the responsable for giving me the chance to write. Thanks a million to both. Gislane

Testimonial Note from Gislane Santos Barreto on Sun, Jan 24
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Please, lower the price for Russia

Hi. I am not quite good at English — sorry about that.

There is a little problem with paying 5$ every month for residents of Russia
We receiving our wage in «Rubles» currency and every month price in Rub for 5$ for us costs more and more.
In 2012 and 2013 5$ was 150 Rub.
In 2014 — 260 Rub
Now 5$ costs 390 Rub. and every month we will pay more and more because of unstable economics here.

I am as a student can afford that for your brilliant website (although such price feels uncomfortable for me anyway) but can’t afford coffee cup for such price.

Can you set it 3$ maybe? :3

New Feature Request Note from Daria Space on Sun, Jan 24
1 cup

I’ve actually been writing every single day since I discovered this website. I feel rather evangelical about you, 750words.com.

Testimonial Note from Beth Lind on Fri, Jan 22
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Kayte B on Thu, Jan 21
20 cups

My book, “Pink Mattress” has been accepted by New York Quarterly Press. Free associating helped me find the first draft of poems, that upon rewriting 5-7 times became good poems. I love, LOVE, 750words.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Thu, Jan 21
5 cups

I love love love this site. Thank you for keeping it online.

Testimonial Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Thu, Jan 21
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Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Sam Truax on Thu, Jan 21
3 cups

Today I was in a pretty scary car accident. Ended up in the ER and exhausted. I came home and wrote down my experience and kept my 169 day streak going. If I can get through this today than I am unable to think of a reason I won’t be able to. And it helped me a lot to get it all out, so it was double the bonus.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Wed, Jan 20
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

The badges are a great way for me to remain motivated to write!

New Feature Vote from Michele Guldsmed on Wed, Jan 20
1 cup
Add More Badges Please

I would love to see more badges show up. Believe it or not, they are a huge inspiration to me. Maybe different badges for each month’s challenge you do. Or more badges in between the really long word ones or streaks. I am always pushing myself to get the next badge!

New Feature Request Note from Michele Guldsmed on Wed, Jan 20
1 cup

Today, I m a very excited woman. Thanks to 750 Words, I’ve started writing a novel. In the past 4 days I’ve completed 6 chapters! I couldn’t have done it if I hadn’t been developing the habit of writing daily on this site. At this rate, my book will be complete in no time!

Thanks again 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Bent on Wed, Jan 20
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Miffy Roo on Wed, Jan 20
1 cup

I seem to be more willing to write and have to come up with ways to get my words in for each day.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Jan 19
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This site has made me realise how crappy my spelling and keyboard technique really are.
If anyone mentions my grammer I am going to cry.

Testimonial Note from Andy Sunley on Tue, Jan 19
1 cup

It’s only been two day but 750 words has been an enormous help to my writing and the want to write. Instead of trying to plan my chapters. I just write whatever section I’m excited about every morning and can bring it all together later with some editing and rereading. By far the best thing is how I feel since I purge the words. Just fulfilled and excited. It’s like I’ve removed the excuse not to write and just enjoy it, good or bad!

Testimonial Note from Carl Noble on Tue, Jan 19
6 cups

I’ve used 750 Words as a daily journal. I tend to write quite a lot when I do use a journal, and so handwriting tends to make my wrist sore. I absolutely love the layout of the website and the amusing statistics tracked from your entries. This website helped me get through a very tough time in my life by giving me an easy and effective outlet to let everything out, and store entries for future viewing. The community aspect of the website (such as the monthly challenges), and other features (like the badges), help give some much needed motivation to log on. I recommend this website to anyone who is looking for an easy way to jot out whatever is on their mind; whether that be fact or fiction!

Testimonial Note from Colten Peters on Tue, Jan 19