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

I’ve been able to work on my focus and concentration. I’ve also learned (and am continuing to learn) that doing a little bit everyday leads to big things, even if that’s something no one else can see like self-confidence.

Testimonial Note from Lindsay Dawson on Thu, Feb 11
1 cup
Improve the writing page

It would be nice to have markdown formatting visible as you write as iA Writer does: https://ia.net/writer/updates/ia-writer-3-1-comes-in-colors

Color highlighting maybe is overkill, but headers, bold, and italic would be nice to have.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Thu, Feb 11
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

It would be absolutely marvelous to be able to do your pages on the go.

New Feature Vote from Khyri Jones on Wed, Feb 10
1 cup

I am extremely happy to know that I am able to write last 10 days. I love this app and its statistics. Thank you for providing a place to start writing what’s in the mind and lighten it.

Testimonial Note from Nagaraj Tanguturu on Wed, Feb 10
1 cup

I am now in my second month of using 750words.com. This is an awesome writing tool and I am so glad i discovered it. It has helped me to offload alot of crap I have been dealing with and sharpen my focus to write again. Thanks to Buster and Kellianne for this creative tool!

Testimonial Note from Jim Leary on Wed, Feb 10
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Aidan Kinzett on Wed, Feb 10
43 cups

Thank you for this site. Your kindness is deeply appreciated.

Testimonial Note from Governmentality on Tue, Feb 09
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Don’t forget ANDROID please!!!

New Feature Vote from Tony Fuentes on Tue, Feb 09
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Dodger on Tue, Feb 09
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Brandon O on Tue, Feb 09
1 cup

Something about the word count as you write or the stats about your writing, or the daily nudges…something about it just keeps me motivated! Thank you for getting this aspiring creative writer to actually start writing consistently

Testimonial Note from Sarette Albin on Mon, Feb 08
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I think some unusual badges would be great – most time using the word “hedgehog” or “the” etc.

New Feature Vote from Jennifer george on Mon, Feb 08
9 cups
More stats on the Eternity page

I lurve stats!

New Feature Vote from Megan Megan on Mon, Feb 08
1 cup
Users can set monthly word goals, see progress in a graph

Let users set a word goal for the month. Show their progress on a graph, with their total so far falling above or below the progress line. Wouldn’t even have to be a big graph, just a thumbnail where they can see their dot above or below the line.

New Feature Request Note from Marisa Taylor on Fri, Feb 05
1 cup

My words have been flowing lately and I’m so glad to have this resource. Thanks, 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Alyssa Samek on Thu, Feb 04
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from [][] on Thu, Feb 04
1 cup
Customizable Word Goals

Give users a way to set word goals higher than 750. I noticed a similar feature was in place during November for the NaNoWriMo for people to hit their daily goals, and it got me thinking how a customizable word goal feature could be useful throughout the year. Also, more fonts and secure server would be great, too. Cheers!

New Feature Request Note from [][] on Thu, Feb 04
3 cups

Totally unplanned, I was one word short of 2,222 words on my 1,111th day of writing here. What fun! I recommend this site to so many people that sometimes I feel as though I’m wearing a sandwich sign with the URL painted on it. Thanks again and again for the site, Buster and Kellianne. It is the best. One question, though: Why is the one million words badge smaller in diameter than the others? It looks shy.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Thu, Feb 04
1 cup
A better mobile site

An Android app would be amazing.

New Feature Vote from David Franca on Wed, Feb 03
1 cup

Thank you for creating this site. It’s been so helpful as I’m a month into practicing the Artist’s Way and can’t handwrite the pages, due to neck/shoulder/back/arm pain. This has been a lifesaver. My practice is to type with my eyes closed so I’m not tempted to edit and it helps me free write more effectively. I love the stats page and it is really making me aware of different senses and where my orientation is – time/space/mood. Commitment is hard for me so hitting my 32-day streak feels really good. Thanks for making it easy. :)

Testimonial Note from Cara Carrillo on Wed, Feb 03
1 cup

So far I’ve been sticking with it, which is a great accomplishment for me! Thank you!!!!

Testimonial Note from Liz Silberlicht on Tue, Feb 02
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Sentient Human on Tue, Feb 02
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

not only that, but also updating them regularly and also how to find it.

New Feature Vote from Carl on Tue, Feb 02
1 cup
A better mobile site

font looks weird sometimes, in general difficult to use

New Feature Vote from Carl on Tue, Feb 02
2 cups

750 words has become part of my daily existence – an unwinding and unravelling of thoughts, emotions and feelings and kind of giving life and expression to my inner self, as well as evaluating the day that has gone by. It’s also nice to look back at previous entries from a week ago, a month ago, a few months ago and see what I wrote then and really feel I have made some progress. So 750.com is a barometer for so many different areas in my life.

Testimonial Note from Kay C. Oppen on Mon, Feb 01
1 cup

Having used 750words to write for over 1000 days, I can honestly say that my thoughts are clearer. Whether I’m writing about my day, things I’ve learned, or prose, I always enjoy the time I spend here. To me, 750words is more than just a space. It gives me an opportunity that I may otherwise not give myself to write on a daily basis. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Chloe on Mon, Feb 01
1 cup

Just one month of 750 Words has revved me up! It has given me a chance to remember how great it feels to simply finish the small thing I can begin right now and to see evidence that somehow those small things that are finished can accumulate into the starts of big things I’ve been meaning to get to… It’s been more than 15 years since I joined an Artist’s Way group for the first time. It was a life-changer and I never saw it coming. Looking back through the exercises and journals I kept from that time I am shocked that every single thing I dreamed my life could be, happened! I had forgotten and have little recollection of even dreaming and wanting those things all those years ago. But as I look back now, I can see my life followed that map to the letter. At the time, just keeping my commitment to daily morning pages and artists dates seemed to overwhelm me. But I did it and I finished it and that finishing helped me begin everything that came next. 750 words popped up out of the blue 45 days ago. I am so grateful to have stumbled in.

I just found this terrific quote about the power of finishing things — the smallest things, by Julia Cameron from her blog… Am sure others have mentioned it here but I thought I would share it to inspire some of us and to thank Kellianne and Buster too.

“There must be some obscure law of physics that revs into action when artists finish something. And that something can be reorganizing the medicine cabinet, cleaning out the glove compartment, or folding and putting away the laundry.

The moment we finish something, we get a sort of celestial pat– sometimes even a shove– a small booster rocket of energy to be applied elsewhere.

When we want to grease the creative wheels, we do very well to muster a little elbow grease elsewhere. Mend the trousers. Hang the curtains. Sort a bookshelf. Finishing almost anything creates both order and an inner order: “Now, start something,” finishing something says." — Julia Cameron

Testimonial Note from girlchocolatier on Mon, Feb 01
1 cup
Total words on Search & Export page

I am loving doing my 750 words each day: thanks Kellianne and Buster for creating this great site!
I have a request: John Farmer has already suggested a specified date-range stats function, but I was wondering if we could have our total words typed since joining show on the Search & Export page? And a Wordle of our total words?

New Feature Request Note from Sam Young on Mon, Feb 01
5 cups

I’ve been running a writing workshop for going on four years on how to write a book in 30 days. I recommend 750Words to everyone who goes through this five-week workshop. I’m nearly at my first million words on 750Words and I could not be more pleased to be a lifetime member. A good number of the folks who’ve taken my workshop are members on this site. Wonderful place to get a writing rhythm. This site has an excellent vibe. I continue to recommend this to everyone. 113 days streak on my way to my first 1 year streak as well!

Testimonial Note from Michael Ray King on Mon, Feb 01
1 cup

i love 750 words. In the beginning I had a few misses. Then while traveling I was sometimes unable to log on correctly. Now it is something I look forward to each morning. I dictate, post, then edit and correct. It is a great way to start the day, … with coffee of course.

Testimonial Note from Lew Geer on Mon, Feb 01