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

2 cups

I came to this site in a moment of crisis in grad school. I suffered under writer’s block in the middle of my dissertation, a time when writer’s block was not an acceptable option or excuse. These daily pages have not cleared my mind, exactly, but have rather helped me translate what’s in my mind into terms that others might understand. I’ve learned that it’s not selfish to close myself up in a room and write. I’ve given myself permission to be productive.

Testimonial Note from Ethan W. on Sun, Sep 06
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Rene Guyton on Sat, Sep 05
1 cup

Over 100,000 words in 6 weeks. Really couldn’t ask for much better but I’m still gathering steam. Every month is a NaNoWriMo.

Testimonial Note from Michael Mouton on Sat, Sep 05
1 cup

I began using 750 words last month after reading about it elsewhere on the web. I subscribed and wanted to write a testimonial. I honestly find since using this site and filling the pages that my head has been clearer, I’ve been more mindful in my thinking and noticing negative thoughts slip in. I write first thing in the morning and it really does give me an opportunity to get a lot of the mind junk out before the day begins. I’m going to keep using this site for as long as I can, it’s a positive step for me. I couldn’t recommend it enough for others. Give it a try at least, you will be reaping the positive benefits before you know it.

Testimonial Note from Fiona Moore on Fri, Sep 04
1 cup

I feel so encouraged to write every day now! It’s so nice to have something to aim for and to see the badges. I also really like getting my statistics. It’s helped to reduce my self-consciousness about writing, as I focus on just getting words down now.

Testimonial Note from Raye M. on Fri, Sep 04
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I am an app developer. It wouldn’t be that hard for me to write the app so many people are clamouring for. I will even do it for free.

This is probably best as an open source project on GitHub. You can then submit it as your own app if you want. All I need to talk to you about is the API for getting and submitting data. I could screen scrape, but I would rather not do that.

Please get in touch if you might be interested.

New Feature Vote from John Holcroft on Fri, Sep 04
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I like to write my 750 words first thing in the morning, but it’s not easy to login to my PC and type along. I think having an iPhone or an iPad app would be easier for me to get going. Please consider creating one and linking it to the regular internet site. Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, Sep 04
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Android app as well please!

New Feature Vote from Tony Fuentes on Thu, Sep 03
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Rodney Camarce on Thu, Sep 03
3 cups

750 Words is like having a therapist. I use this writing time for different purposes. At present I am writing about areas that I want to change in my life, and I write my way to the solution, and the steps I need to take.
I came to know about this site two months ago and I’ve loved it from day one! Kellianne and Buster, thank you so much.

Testimonial Note from Sandra Jayasinghe on Tue, Sep 01
1 cup

This site has been a constant companion over the last 5 years. It helped me get through a close friend’s suicide, and work through many of my personal issues. Thank you for giving me a simple space to witness my own feelings and thoughts and work through my experiences.

Testimonial Note from Emma Love on Tue, Sep 01
10 cups
Titles for Days

There should be an option to title each day, making it easier to go back and find things previously written. It can be viewed when scrolling over the little green box, such as where the date and number of words pops up. It should be able to be edited or deleted at any time.

New Feature Request Note from Verity Tomlinson on Tue, Sep 01
1 cup

Well, I failed at the August challenge because of a work trip—completely forgot about my words in all of the hullabaloo, and I don’t believe in “breaks”—so I owe 750words.com $5 (that was the challenge I made for myself). I’m signing back up for September, and I plan on making it this month! I love this site, and I sincerely thank you, Kellianne and Buster, for making it possible!

Testimonial Note from Linden A. Mueller on Tue, Sep 01
1 cup

750 Words helps me clear my head in the morning before I do any of my actual blogging. It’s like my open space to just kind of throw anything and everything out there, giving me a mindset that says, “Okay, from here on out, I’m going to focus on THIS”. It’s also great if you keep an online diary that your friends have access to, but you want to write where no one will see what you write, for whatever reason.

Testimonial Note from Kitty Zalewa on Tue, Sep 01
4 cups

Thank you. I started writing just over 30 days ago and have written every day since. I was not writing daily before I started. It was the first of many new habits, including 15 min of Spanish practice/day (25 day streak), 20 min of yoga practice/day (6 day streak), and, starting today, meditation for 15 min/day. I also am more organized with my thoughts. 750 words gave me the motivation I needed to start finally doing the things I wanted to be doing. Thank you!!

Testimonial Note from maggie cunha on Tue, Sep 01
10 cups

I signed up for this project a few years back because I thought it would be convenient. I quickly found myself writing more and more, pushing myself harder and harder. I lapsed for a while when we had our first child, but I’m back now, and I have to say, 750words is no longer what I consider a goal to reach, it has become a starting point for so many, many more words.

Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Joshua Hardee on Tue, Sep 01
1 cup

750words is a great tool! I’m not a writer, and even more – I’m bad in writing, but what i’m good in is thinking some stuff over and over again… 750words let me feel free and go on!

Testimonial Note from drmwrld on Tue, Sep 01
1 cup

750words has been a godsend! I originally stumbled across this during the 30 day writing class I took online, and will never look back! Between the daily nudges, the badges, and the support of others, I have no doubt that with the help of this site, I will finally attain the goal of writing the novel I have always wanted to! Thank you both for creating this!

Testimonial Note from Shanna Martin on Mon, Aug 31
3 cups

I’ve been using 750Words for a few years now. It’d be on again off again for a while but, last year I shot for a full year of writing. I blew it in July. This year I am trying again and I am doing a lot better. I’m still rolling. I use 750Words for my thinking space, journaling, and most importantly I write all of my fiction on it. My character, setting, theme, and plot development all happen here. Then my first drafts happen here. I eventually move to a word processor to edit but, this is where I go first. Seeing the blank page and having the opportunity to fill it up each day is what keeps me going. Getting the email reminder each day is key too. Thank you very much for keeping this site going. It has motivated me in more ways than one.
-Ian

Testimonial Note from Ian A Winship on Mon, Aug 31
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Badges are fun. I’d love to see more.

New Feature Vote from Ian A Winship on Mon, Aug 31
3 cups
Improve the writing page

I often write in 750Words for my first drafts and then bring them into a Word Processor later for editing. I’ve noticed when I do this my formatting gets all messed up ie all my indents and spaces are gone. Is there a way to keep the format on the old entries so this doesn’t happen? Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Ian A Winship on Mon, Aug 31
1 cup

I used to think I had a good memory for things I needed to focus on during the day. But once I started 750 Words every day, I realized in my writing that I missed some things every day. My 750 words writing daily has helped me to remember these and keep on top of things.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Aug 31
1 cup

I wanna Write my College Essays here… :D

Testimonial Note from VISHAL SAXENA on Mon, Aug 31
1 cup

Am descoperit acest site intamplator. Urmaresc o blogherita din Russia si ea l-a recomandat. Deci, de la inceput mi-a parut o pierdere de timp, dar am vrut sa ma impun sa fac ceva. Si am inceput sa scriu in fiecare zi. Scriam orice. Apoi am inceput pe anumite teme si daca sincer, cand reciteam, ramaneam uimita de cele scrise. Acum scrisul pentru mine este ca ceva fara de care nu pot trai. Am o problema, primul lucru ce imi vine in minte este ca trebuie sa scriu. Astfel, scriind, ma calmez si chiar gasesc solutii la problemele abordate. De asemeni, am si momente de multumire. Multumesc oamenilor si lui DUmnezeu ca exista in viata mea. ASta chiar ma face sa ma simt fericita. Enjoy 75owords, it is necessary!

Testimonial Note from Tatiana Goncear on Sat, Aug 29
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

The badges really inspired me. Are we going to get some new ones? With the proliferation of sites like fiverr, it can’t be that expensive.

New Feature Vote from Michael Wayne Cole on Fri, Aug 28
2 cups

I’m not one of those folks who has gone for huge hundred-day streaks. I’m in and I’m out, sometimes I hit a streak, and other times, it is hard to get one going. Through it all, streak or no streak, 750 words has been there for me.

Testimonial Note from Alyssa Samek on Thu, Aug 27
1 cup

I discovered 750 Words shortly before going through a break up. Through writing, that heartache has been healed a lot faster and has shown me what I can accomplish which is empowering given my circumstances. Because of 750 Words’s goal-oriented method, I’ve been able to not only accomplish a lot on here, but make a few personal goals for myself as well.
Thanks for keeping me organized and changing my life. You gave me a drive I never knew I was capable of having.

Testimonial Note from Kira Sparkles on Wed, Aug 26
1 cup

massively. august words will be the first time i’ve completed something fully. it makes me so happy that i’ve regained some focus. signed up for a membership. thank you so much — @philcampbell

Testimonial Note from Phil Campbell on Wed, Aug 26
1 cup

This is the best religion I’ve found yet. It offers transcendence, a pathway, insight, clarity, a moral imperative, a mode of faithful living, an insistence on the sacredness of the moment, and a connectedness to everything imaginable. Also? It has badges.

Testimonial Note from Andrew E Rudd on Wed, Aug 26
1 cup

I think this is the closest I’ve come to experiencing alchemy. For the past 30 days, the crud that floats around at the top of my mind, has been flushed out onto the page in a daily rinse. I thought it would be a chore, or doomed to failure as so many past attempts at regular writing have been, but instead I actually find myself looking forward to the 20 or so minutes of free-writing, first thing in the morning.

I’ve had a couple of ‘off’ days. I did try to cheat with a cut and paste job, and that was a mistake. I felt oddly stitched up, by myself, and I won’t be doing that again.

Anyway, what I really mean to say, is this: something profound is happening, and I don’t really understand it, but I like it. Thank you for the site.

Testimonial Note from *amberjaneburton* on Tue, Aug 25