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

1 cup

750W has allowed me to take my thoughts and solidify them into concrete ideas and frameworks. When I am struggling with a topic or a situation, it’s been such a relief to actively tackle it and battle it out on the empty screen in front of me. 750W has also enabled me to contribute more actively in the past month to my blog than the entire past year – Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Jay Kiew on Mon, Feb 22
1 cup

The discipline of daily writing is helping me work out my karma, to find a wholeness in the thoughts I think and the words I use. Thank you for this site

Testimonial Note from laura flett on Mon, Feb 22
1 cup
Formatting option

Hi! I would love to be able to bold, underline or italicize text. Thanks.

New Feature Request Note from Lisa Northey on Sat, Feb 20
1 cup

I am new to 750 Words and I love it. I’m on day four and I’m inspired to write daily. I have tried to create a Tumblr page, I have tried writing in Evernote, I have also inconsistently kept a paper journal and none stick like this. There is something particular about this experience that gives me accountability. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Jo Pumpkins on Sat, Feb 20
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I am an obsessive achievement hunter. That’s about it.

New Feature Vote from Giratina on Wed, Feb 17
1 cup

I signed up for 750 words on a whim and riding a “new years resolution” high about beginning a daily writing habit. This may be one of the first new year’s resolutions I’ve ever kept in my life. I just love 750 words. I wish I could write many times a day. I’m writing short stories, chapters to a longer book. In fact after just a few weeks I submitted a short short fiction story (<500 words) to a local bookstore publication. Fingers crossed it gets accepted! Thank you 750 words!

Testimonial Note from Bryan Hall on Sun, Feb 14
1 cup

750 Words has changed my life. No more excuses. No more wasted time. Just me getting the writing done! Why, just the other day, I was rushing home at about 11:30pm, close to the end of day and without having finished my daily writing. This was after a nine day streak and right before I was to attain my 10 day Flamingo. And then, wouldn’t you know it, there on the side of the road was a burning building with several children that seemed to be trapped inside. A dilemma to be sure! I think it was an orphanage of some sort. Well, the fire must have been blocking the exits, because they just looked down at my from the second floor crying out for help or someone to catch them if they jumped. The old me might have fallen for such distractions, but not the new me! I rushed past them with their incessant pleas, and I finished that writing, keeping my streak intact! And I owe it all to 750 Words! Thank you so much! You’ve website has changed my life.
ps – The children may have died. I’m not sure. Could someone let me know if they heard of anything? It was off Reseda and Oxnard. The building is just gone now, ruble. I have trouble sleeping at night now. I can still hear the screams. The only thing that helps is writing. I just keep writing, trying to get the screams out of my head.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Feb 13
2 cups

I’ve always been a writer, but it’s taken a lot to really drive it in for me and this seems to be it.

Just a few weeks ago I came to the conclusion that I’m a trans woman and it’s been interesting to say the least. So I hoped that this will help me clear me mind while I write, because it’s helped me when I was working on just creative things.

Onward, to begin a long, confusing and arduous journey.

Testimonial Note from Hannah Brown on Sat, Feb 13
1 cup

Love this site. I can’t remember the last time I was so thrilled to sit down and write. Thank you for the site and making it affordable.

Testimonial Note from Diane Brenner on Sat, Feb 13
1 cup
Starting template

Hi, I hope you’re well. I love the site.

Can there eventually be a way to create a template for a new entry? I often want to start by answering the same questions about my day before I go freestyle. Right now, I have to copy/paste the questions in, and I often forget. It would also be a nice tie-in with the “Metadata” feature of the site. If the same metadata tags are dropped in each time the button is pushed, it becomes easier to track over time.

Thank you!

New Feature Request Note from Mr. Johnson on Sat, Feb 13
3 cups

without realising it, 750 words has changed my life. it has put me on course to believe i can actually finish my novel and it has taken me to parts of my mind`i have been avoiding for years – today i discovered something that has been a major issue `(and stumbling block) in my life and for the first time I have put it down in words – I think this site is like going out in a mist – you don’t feel the damp but when you get back you’e soaked!

Testimonial Note from kate beswick on Sat, Feb 13
25 cups

I’ve been using this site for nearly 5 years, and it has become an integral part of my life. I’ve written 1.3 million words of journaling, school work, creative writing, complaining, and thinking out loud about whatever happened to be in my head. It’s gotten to the point where any time I have something I can’t figure out, I come here and write it out. I can’t tell you how many problems I’ve solved that way and how amazing it is to have a chronicle of my daily life that goes all the way back to 2011.

Sadly, my time on this site is drawing quickly to a close: I’m leaving on a mission for my church next week and won’t be able to write my words for over a year. With that in mind, it seemed like it was about time I wrote a note of thanks.

There’s something incredible about having a little sliver of time dedicated daily to writing, and it became really important to me. Some days I felt like I had nothing to say and struggled to hit the mark, and other days I pulled up the site specifically because I wanted to say things that I couldn’t say to anyone else. My favorite thing about writing is that it can be whatever you need it to be, and this site captures that so well.

I remember a couple of years ago when shutting down the site seemed like a real possibility, and I’m so glad that didn’t happen. The way everyone rallied to find a solution to keep 750Words online just shows how much this means to everyone here, including me. This is one of the most positive and supportive communities I’ve ever been a part of, and it’s run by some of the nicest people I’ve ever found on the Internet.

Thanks for letting me be a part of this. 750Words has made a huge difference in my life, and I’ll be back as soon as I can.

Happy writing!

Testimonial Note from Allyson Myers on Fri, Feb 12
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:

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

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Wed, Feb 10
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 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 Mon, Feb 08
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 Sun, Feb 07
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 Wed, Feb 03