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 am so grateful for finding this site and finally completing my first challenge! 750 words has truly changed my life! It has become a major therapeutic tool for processing emotions and developing a more mindful approach to life. In roughly 50 days of daily writing, I have gained the focus to start my first blog, which deals with living a creative life with bipolar disorder and the benefits of arts therapy. I feel so strongly about the success people can achieve with 750 words that I wrote a blog post about it!

http://dancingonplanetrillaphon.com/2015/04/13/can-750-words-be-a-useful-tool-for-bipolar-disorder/

I cannot say enough about this site! If you are reading this, sign up for the monthly challenge! Make that daily commitment to yourself!

Testimonial Note from Samantha Kutner on Thu, May 07
3 cups

Since May 2nd, 2011, I’ve only missed 2 days and they happened this year. I thought I’d feel defeated, but you know, I’ve sucked it up and moved on. It’s not the end of the world, although I wished I wasn’t so lax about those two days. I’m still glad I’m on this site though. It’s therapeutic to write out my thoughts and my novels on here.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Wed, May 06
1 cup
Multiple daily pages

Since I like to use this for journaling, and seeing the stats for my mood and other such, I would love it if you could even have two daily pages. That way I could also do a lot of my story and poetry writing here. When Camp NaNo and NaNo are going on, I would use this site for that writing as well. I have in the past, but then I can’t see my stats based on just my journaling.

New Feature Request Note from SaraBeth on Mon, May 04
1 cup
Edit existing posts

Enable users to edit posts after they are officially posted. I was looking back at old posts that have spelling errors and it would be nice to be able to make corrections.

New Feature Request Note from M S on Sun, May 03
1 cup

It has only affected me positively. That’s because 750words is my unconditional lover. I can write to it endlessly without any sort of judgment or unfortunate feeling. It simply listens, as I ramble on and on. It’s been great all around, but especially when I have something on my mind that just will not leave me alone. Then I can open a blank page and vent, and it always helps. I recommend this site to anyone. It’s fun to write, but I never knew it could be so healthy.

Testimonial Note from Ivan Bunin on Sun, May 03
10 cups

I just completed my 750 words for the 200th day in a row, having written well over 200k words in the bargain. I may be primarily using it as a journal rather than for working on my novel as I originally planned, but I honestly think that having a space to regularly vent — where I am, in some ways, forced to vent, if I want to get my daily total done — has seriously improved my mental health (as well as my touch typing).

Testimonial Note from Kathryn Soderholm on Sat, May 02
5 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I love writing with my keyboard on the iPad, but alas, the textboxes in safari are not really great text editors. I mean, you can’t even option-backspace words!
I would love to have an app or an API so that I could build my own …

New Feature Vote from Paul Kalupnieks on Sat, May 02
2 cups
Live in Living Color!

It would be great if you could “store” different color templates for use at different times. Like, if I’m in a creative move, if I could (with a click) make the colors and fonts more in the mood I’m feeling, and then (on another day) flip it to a more formal (perhaps I’m writing nonfiction or in an office setting).

Thanks!

New Feature Request Note from Hal Tepfer on Sat, May 02
1 cup
Reminders

A feature that would allow you to write a reminder for yourself that will appear in your writing space the next day.
You could use this to remind yourself to continue a topic you’d started the day before, or just anything you’d like to remember. This way it will appear in a place you’re guaranteed to see if you write everyday.

New Feature Request Note from Jarno Veldhuis on Sat, May 02
1 cup

This website has really helped me to accomplish the challenge of being able to write everyday. And the surprise Badges are a real treat that I have received with each small challenge and they did a great job in giving encouragement. After spending the half an hour on this page in the morning is really a great way to start the day with a fresh mind because you have already put all the worrying thoughts out of your mind and on these pages and there is nothing to worry you. So you are free to have a Great Day. Good luck for you too to have a great satisfaction with the 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Suravi Patel on Fri, May 01
6 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Benjamin Schapiro on Fri, May 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Meghan Tierney on Fri, May 01
1 cup

Last month I completed my first monthly challenge of the countless months I have signed up. 750words.com gives me a place to brush off the cobwebs before getting down to the grit of the dissertation text. I’ve used it for some of my own peace while my twin toddlers nap. Sanctuary sanctuary! Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Meghan Tierney on Fri, May 01
4 cups

750 words has turned my entire life around in one month and is the most important thing I have ever done in my life to bring me peace, joy and harmony. In a fast world of false promises I found the one true panacea for me – 750 words. Buster and Kellianne you are the most creative and generous of miracle workers. EVERY area of my life improved in the first month I participated and I look forward to the rest of my days with gusto and the JOY of finally being able to call myself an artist and a writer and to look in the mirror and know with every fiber of my being that is the most real and true thing about me. To everyone else who is out there writing, is this the best thing ever or what?

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, May 01
1 cup

I won’t let a day pass without writing on 750Words. It’s addicting. It’s a personal tool to challenge a writer to get disciplined, and I love the initiative.

Testimonial Note from Debi Rotmil on Fri, May 01
5 cups

Reaching for my lap top to write every morning is like reaching for a trusted, secret, best friend. I suppose I am building a trusted, secret, best friend of myself and I love it and the freedom it brings then to just go into my day with a clear mind. Love, love, love it!! Thanks for the site.

Testimonial Note from Brook Lynn on Fri, May 01
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Rachel Anne on Thu, Apr 30
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Not much improvement needed I would like to be able to italicize or underline. More than once I’ve wished I had the ability to put a character’s thoughts into italics. Makes it easier to sort out when I transfer some stuff to my drafts. That is all.

New Feature Vote from KAdams on Thu, Apr 30
1 cup

Its nice to have a morning pages journal online

Testimonial Note from Rodney Camarce on Wed, Apr 29
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Erin on Tue, Apr 28
1 cup

$5 a month is nothing it’s basically eating a garbage meal at mcdonalds and for the benefits that you get using this site everyday it’s one hundred percent worth it and in the long run it will make you a better person and it’s helped me tremendously to figure out problems in my own life and solve it

Testimonial Note from Jacob grveles on Mon, Apr 27
1 cup

I decided to get a $5.00 monthly yearly subscription. I loved seeing the results when I write, when I am finished. No other website is like 750Words, that I have found. Plus I like how they show you what days you wrote and didn’t write. I may not write daily, when I do I love coming to this website. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Joyce Heatherington on Thu, Apr 23
1 cup
Attach Picture

I’m not sure if this would greatly affect the operation of the website or anything, but I would like the ability to attach a picture or two, optionally, to each day. I often use the site as a diary and though I could include links to pictures hosted elsewhere, it would be kind of cool to be able to do that here.

Thanks!

New Feature Request Note from Connor Healy on Thu, Apr 23
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Kristina Behner on Wed, Apr 22
6 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I WANT A MILLION WORD BADGE. IT IS ABOUT TIME. This site is central to my life. It is the one p[lace i can always be myself, without consequence. It has helped me create poems that were subsequently published. 750 words is my home. It is where i can love, hate, and examine myself without shame.

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Mon, Apr 20
1 cup

This is where I can dump all the junk from my brain every day and pick through the pieces to find the nuggets of significance that explain the root of my problems and solve them. And my typing speed increased, which is really useful in this new age of keyboards. :D

Testimonial Note from Jade Zhang on Sat, Apr 18
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Sean P D on Fri, Apr 17
1 cup

On September 2, 2012, I began a journey of writing every day. I have been faithful to keep going since then. But I have not always been excited about the amount that I have written.
750 Words has provided a much-needed boost to my writing. Since beginning, this, I have not missed my target of 750 words; often I have gone well beyond 1000. It is remarkable the change that has taken place in my writing. For me, this is something that is well worth the cost; the results speak for themselves.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Apr 17
1 cup

This is where I start my day. This is where I pray. This is where I prove to myself that this life is possible.

Testimonial Note from Anna Teresa on Wed, Apr 15
1 cup

Yesterday, I rounded 100,000 words. I honestly can’t believe it. This is such a tangible aspect of my writing, just getting up every day and facing the blank page is in itself an accomplishment but to have it in 6-digit figures now blows my mind. Love this site!

Testimonial Note from Tristan Kneschke on Wed, Apr 15