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

3 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Genie Gratto on Tue, Jul 14
3 cups
Last Chance Reminder

I’d love for the site to email me around 10 pm local time if I have NOT hit my word count for the day, just to let me know that and remind me to write. There have been days where I thought I had written my words, and I either hadn’t finished (and forgot to go back and wrap up) or just plum forgot that I hadn’t actually written that day, and this feature would help.

New Feature Request Note from Genie Gratto on Tue, Jul 14
1 cup

I discovered 750words.com a couple of weeks ago, and love it. I’ve tried writing daily in other places – both in physical notebooks, word processors, Evernote etc but for some reason, this site makes it easy. I love the large uncluttered screen for writing, and I particularly like the analytics and badges to provide that extra bit of competition with myself. The writer’s challenge idea is great too – nothing like a public commitment to get you writing daily. Great job on the site!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Jul 12
1 cup
A better mobile site

the daily stats that helps to figure out what I am writing everyday, especially the visulization stuff. pretty cool

New Feature Vote from Jing He on Sun, Jul 12
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I have been writing my 750words.com each morning before yoga. I often times want to start as I’m lying in bed (via my iPhone). Since there is no app, this is not the easiest choice on early-morning eyes. An App would also be great for phone notifications, and prompt me to write more than 750 adding to my morning entries.

New Feature Vote from r e l on Sun, Jul 12
5 cups

In the past four years, I’ve had stretches of hundreds of days of completing my 750 words, as well as stretches of hundreds of days of not writing anything. I can tell you for certain that on those writing streaks, I can definitely tell the positive difference in my mood and mindset when I just write and let all my thoughts go. I will always be grateful for having a wonderful place to do so.

Testimonial Note from Dennis Martinez on Sat, Jul 11
1 cup
Improve the homepage

Thank you to the team behind 750 words. I am really inspired. It keeps me going day after day. I just want to see a separate home page, so that as soon as we sign in, we are not taken to the writing page. I feel it should open as Home Page with an intro. Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Ngawang Phuntsho on Fri, Jul 10
1 cup

I have been writing here since 2011, over 250,000 words and counting. When I write here, my life starts off more centered and there is a lot of space available in the day for magic. I feel more grateful and more able to handle the unexpected. When I don’t, the sludge of living slows me down. Thanks so much for creating the site.

Testimonial Note from Amy Waterman on Thu, Jul 09
9 cups

Got to a 900 day streak today. Woof. Nothing publishable, but it has been terrific for my sanity as well as my fluidity with words. Only 100 more days and I’ll get my flying squirrel badge!

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Wed, Jul 08
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Gotta catch em all!

New Feature Vote from K Rain Leander on Tue, Jul 07
4 cups

Hi everyone,
750 words has got me really disciplined with my writing, I had been planning to write for a long time and now at least I get 750 words done everyday. I am working on my autobiography and getting ideas together with the daily writing session. I am currently on a 70 day streak and looking forward to my next badge. ;)

Testimonial Note from Yasmin Majid on Mon, Jul 06
1 cup

Thank you so much for developing this site. It has been a “God send” for me and I have only been writing for 4 days. A great way to tap into the genius inside. Will share this with others!!!

Testimonial Note from Bill Glass on Mon, Jul 06
5 cups
Better language support

To start with, right-to-left alignment of the typing area. Ideally, either as a global per-user setting, or on a page-by-page basis (for bilingual/multilingual writers).

New Feature Request Note from Hazel on Sun, Jul 05
3 cups

I’m an indie author who has had inconsistent discipline. Mostly my problem has been getting bogged down in editing and obsessing over it. 750 words has given me an outlet to write something small every day when I’m engrossed in editing or otherwise. It’s instilled discipline in me and regularity in me that makes looking at my writing and doing my writing a habit that can’t be shaken.

I mean, I’VE STOPPED PLAYING MOST VIDEO GAMES. Nothing has done that to me before but this site. I can’t praise it enough for helping me make my hobby all the more ingrained in my life and my daily existence in a fundamental way.

Testimonial Note from J. Hamlet on Sat, Jul 04
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from J. Hamlet on Sat, Jul 04
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Badges are EVERYTHING! Seriously, they are fun and give me something to work towards (other than my awesome writing).

New Feature Vote from Blisstress on Sat, Jul 04
2 cups

Mysteriously, writing the sort of unstructured gibberish that is all that I can manage most mornings, reveals really good things, there for the taking, for which I can claim no responsibility. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from simon weller on Thu, Jul 02
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Nicole L on Wed, Jul 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Nicole L on Wed, Jul 01
19 cups

750 Words is automatic flow, every day, for at least 10 minutes. It’s the first thing I think about doing every morning when I wake up. I sometimes type without even looking at the screen, just letting my mind wander. Helps clarify my thought. Thanks so much for such a wonderful service.

Testimonial Note from Kevin Meyers on Wed, Jul 01
5 cups

Showing up each day makes such a difference. Helps clear the head and increase productivity regardless of what I’m writing about on the site. Thanks so much!

Testimonial Note from Jackie McG on Tue, Jun 30
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Josh Fagen on Mon, Jun 29
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Andrea Harkin on Mon, Jun 29
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

A 1 Million word badge! Pretty pretty please?

New Feature Vote from Madison Krane on Sat, Jun 27
2 cups
Amendment of Metadata

I love this site and for the last 47 days since I joined have completed my words every day. The site is a wonderful motivator.

I discovered the Metadata functionality late and find it useful to tag entries with a character list, a diary entry description or a story title. However I would love to be able to add or remove Metadata after the day is done. Sometimes I’ve forgotten to add the word in upper case or I’ve tagged a story with a title I’d now like to change. It would be great to update these entries in retrospect. Thanks.

New Feature Request Note from Stuart J Alan on Sat, Jun 27
1 cup

A million words. Sounds like one of those incredibly impossible goals. “Write a million words in X months!” Can one person even write that many words in a lifetime? And yet… and yet… I checked my stats and I’ve already passed a million. A million! So it CAN be done. A million words. Now, I’ve published a little: some nonfiction for the school and library market, a few academic papers. But there’s something about saying, “I’ve written ONE MILLION WORDS” that sounds far more amazing, far more like a HOLY CATS A REAL WRITER. Maybe because the difference between a writer and some one who only dreams of being a writer is the actual writing. I write. It’s a big deal. It’s who I am.

Testimonial Note from Karen Bledsoe on Sat, Jun 27
1 cup
Improve the Today page

A possibility to give each day a title would be awsom

New Feature Vote from Etan Schur on Wed, Jun 24
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I love badges.

New Feature Vote from amber dawn pullin on Wed, Jun 24
1 cup
Multiple Daily Doccuments

There would be more than one place to write your daily words, making it easier for people working on more than one project. Perhaps it could be done in tabs within the “writing” page, and each day, you would need to open new tabs and name them accordingly (if you chose to use them at all that day.) This helps keep journaling words and story words separate in the metadata and word stats.

New Feature Request Note from Senna Collings on Mon, Jun 22
1 cup

I’m writing this note about two weeks past reaching 365 days of consecutive writing. just writing that sentence makes it feel more real, wow.

I started with 750words way back in 2013, when I found this site through a post on tumblr. I wrote for a day or two, then stopped because I thought it was too much trouble. I was a visual artist, not a writer, and I felt that doing daily writings would be pointless. fast forward to the end of my junior year of highschool where I decided to try 750words again, because it was summer and I had few responsibilities. now I am headed off to college in a few short months, and I’ve been writing the whole way through, and I hope I can stick with this habit through college and beyond.

I initially wanted to use 750words as a serious character development dump, with the hopes of being able to cobble together one of the stories floating around in my brain for years. it hasn’t quite panned out that way, but the mix of journaling and brainstorming I do in these pages has led to quite a few new ideas I wouldn’t have been able to think of otherwise, and I’ve been able to find out more about myself in the process as well.

thank you buster and kelliane, for giving a lazy highschooler a way to get themselves to build a good habit and accomplish something big.

Testimonial Note from Vita on Mon, Jun 22