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

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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

More options for shorter term goals to keep us on track to the bigger achievements. It’s a long way from 30 days in a row to 100! I need more little achievements. Monthly writing challenge badges could be unique to each month.

New Feature Vote from Kristine Wylie on Sun, Mar 13
2 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Anna K on Sat, Mar 12
4 cups

Thank you, Buster. Not only has 750words shaped how I write, but your Codex Vitae has shaped the way I live.

Testimonial Note from Brennan K. Brown on Fri, Mar 11
1 cup
More text analysis

the psychological profile of the writing

New Feature Vote from Mark Anthony Marquez on Fri, Mar 11
1 cup

I love! I am new to the site, hardly a writer, and need tons of practice to develop my skill. Regardless, I am proud of what I do here and long to increase the amount of time I write every day. Thank you—I am so grateful for what I consider a home on the Internet!

Testimonial Note from Fred Dubinger on Thu, Mar 10
1 cup

750words is THE stable point in my life now. Since my world changes a lot the last four months, I’m so happy, to have started writing here. My life is exciting these days and I love it. W/o 750words many things would get lost, cause I would not write them down. Many, many, many thanks Kellianne and Buster. You both are great!

Testimonial Note from J. Stephan Schroeder on Thu, Mar 10
1 cup

Please bring back the Eternity feature, or at least let me know why it is not possible. Thanks.


New Feature Request Note from Nepali Ninja on Thu, Mar 10
1 cup

There once was a talented pair,
a couple extraordinaire.
They set up a site
so that people could write.
I’m so glad they decided to share.

Testimonial Note from Francois Griebenow on Thu, Mar 10
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Mar 07
1 cup

Thank you! I may not write in you every day, but you’re always here when I need you. As a person battling Major Depressive Disorder, it’s important to write my feelings down and vent in order to restore some balance to mental health. This site provides a safe space to write down my words and find relief. So thank you very much to the folks who run this website; you’re doing awesome work!

Testimonial Note from Jacey Boutilier on Mon, Mar 07
5 cups

Using 750 words as my daily journaling site is part of a three-legged stool of mental health recovery for me. Along with prayer and expressing gratitude daily, writing here helps keep me grounded.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Brown-Shook on Sun, Mar 06
5 cups
Better mobile experience

I don’t write my words when I don’t have desktop computer access, because I find the site on my phone or tablet to be a not great experience: no scaling of the login boxes or any text, no top menu links on the writing page (I have to go through the “today’s writers” link under the word count), and autosave notifications use a lot of screen real estate. I don’t just want to keep scheduling vacation days (or blowing my streak) when my computer is elsewhere. Text resizing on mobile as well as getting those links on the writing page would go a long way towards helping me write my words.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Sun, Mar 06
3 cups

I feel so grateful for this chance to make a habit of “morning pages.” When I was down, I went a month without writing anything. What a joy to be back in the writing habit. It is right for me!

Testimonial Note from Patricia O'Leary on Sun, Mar 06
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Sentient Human on Sat, Mar 05
1 cup

I have to say…I’d done 750 words for over a year, then had to break due to a round-the-clock job for 1.5 years.
I can’t begin to say how I missed the self reflection of my posts each day, the badges, the act of writing itself!
Just started up again and it feels WONDERFUL!
I’m on day five, in the challenge, and loving life that much more again, THANKYOU 750 WORDS!

Testimonial Note from Ingrid Bouldin on Fri, Mar 04
1 cup

750 words has been a wonderful habit builder for me. (Since starting here, I’ve developed a strong morning routine that prepares me for the day ahead. Never had one of those before!) As a student, it’s less important that what I write is good, as long as it’s done consistently. This has given me a huge leg up on my thesis. So thanks!

Testimonial Note from Kate on Fri, Mar 04
1 cup
Searchable tags

I would like to be able to ‘tag’ stuff if possible. Separating out journals vs fiction vs whatever would be great.

I know you can kinda do this w/ meta data but something where you could save your tags and then insert them via auto complete, then see lists of pages with each tag? and subtags? So I could have:

#fiction – 15 pages
#fiction, #novel, 5 pages
#fiction, #short_Story, 10 pages

With links to these pages would be very very handy.

New Feature Request Note from Sarah Cox on Thu, Mar 03
1 cup
Secure server for writing

People might feel more comfortable if it was secured. I feel fine with it but anything that makes people able to turn off their inner critic.

New Feature Vote from Sarah Cox on Thu, Mar 03