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
Ladder Tally

I would love to see a feature that lets one know the number of times they have climbed back up the ladder from egg to whatever badge they reach. How many times have I gotten to albatross? How many times have I started back out as an egg?

New Feature Request Note from Melanie Harriman on Mon, Feb 02
1 cup
Evernote Intergation

I love 750 Words but I also love the way in which I can store all my writting in Evernote, a feature where I could directly export what I´ve just written here to a specific notebook and tags would be awsesome!!

New Feature Request Note from Rodrigo Medina Garcia on Mon, Feb 02
2 cups

Magic mirror on the wall? How have I stayed fair this long?
As I am the magic mirror, I tell you all. You have stayed fair thus far because you let out your angst and anger in these sheets. You tear down the bad and rebuild the good. You rebuild the world in love in your sermonettes. Keep these pages well, my fair damsel.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Sharon on Mon, Feb 02
1 cup

I admit it — I love the badges, love earning a new one, love the validation from this site that stays with me as long as I stay true to my commitment to write every day. And I can’t tell you how many times my words have alerted me to things I need to pay attention to in my life…things that might otherwise have seemed to come out of nowhere…but that I’ve tracked in my awareness little by little … day by day… Thank you, 750 words!!!

Testimonial Note from Eileen Wiard on Mon, Feb 02
1 cup
iphone app

The app should look just like this site. Have more control to move around. User friendly. Still keeping it simple.
I believe users would feel more comfortable writing in an app as apposed to a blank page on the web.

New Feature Request Note from PamelaLouise on Mon, Feb 02
10 cups

I have been using 750 Words for about 2 years now, and I can say that it has improved my writing a great deal, to have just this little bit of encouragement to keep at it, just doing a bit every day. I’m working on revising a novel now, and I don’t think I would have ever gotten to that point without this site. Keep up the good work!

Testimonial Note from Alice Jane on Mon, Feb 02
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

It’s very interesting to see the various stats from an entire month of writing. I’d like to see even more! :-)

New Feature Vote from Cody Payton on Mon, Feb 02
3 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Raquel Núñez on Sun, Feb 01
10 cups

I’ve been writing every day for over 150 days (and counting) and I truly do appreciate this site.

Also, noticed a new email on the 1st of February 2015 – great job! Looks good!

I love this site. Thanks for running it.

Testimonial Note from amber dawn pullin on Sun, Feb 01
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I love badges! More badges, please!
They’re beautiful and they are motivating.

This site is awesome.

New Feature Vote from amber dawn pullin on Sun, Feb 01
10 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Ed Turner on Sun, Feb 01
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Amber J Krakau on Sun, Feb 01
5 cups
Secure server for writing

Since this site is probably going to become a record of my id for my entire life, I would love better security/two-factor authentication, etc.

New Feature Vote from Kevin Meyers on Sun, Feb 01
1 cup

On January 24, I missed a day. I thought it would devastate me, but I carried on. I’d been going straight since May 2nd of 2011 and two weeks ago was my first missed day. Not bad, really.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sun, Feb 01
10 cups

Once again, the 750words website format has helped clear the mental cobwebs and made an insurmountable task more manageable!

Testimonial Note from Jackie McG on Sun, Feb 01
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Wendy Gay Marsh on Sat, Jan 31
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Hope it gets fixed or that we make you wealthy enough to set it up for ……Eternity!

New Feature Vote from Wendy Gay Marsh on Sat, Jan 31
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

You knew that was coming!!

New Feature Vote from Wendy Gay Marsh on Sat, Jan 31
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Wendy Gay Marsh on Sat, Jan 31
1 cup

Thank you Buster and Kelli: I find the more I write, and I am coming up on a year soon, the more authentic my “voice” is in every day life. I am more willing to speak my mind instead of stay introverted. I am getting clearer about how my values have shifted with each decade and what has become important to me here in this sixth decade.
Writing has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. Instead of writing however, I surrounded myself with other people who wrote. Thanks to this site, I have joined the crowd. I also recommend it to my clients so that we can work more deeply with each other.
Thanks too, for making it fun. The kid in me loves getting badges and as I am on my way to having them all I will start lobbying for more—you know how kids are :>)!

Testimonial Note from Wendy Gay Marsh on Sat, Jan 31
1 cup

There’s something about keeping up a streak that just forces me to write every day, even if it’s 20 minutes to midnight and I’m utterly exhausted. But even exhausted rambling is better than nothing, and I can also rely on my 750 words a day to force me to write when I am actually inspired, before the idea slips away.

Testimonial Note from Kathryn Soderholm on Wed, Jan 28
2 cups
Secure server for writing

I’m interested in increased security in general, including two factor authentication. With applications like Authly or Google Authenticator, I imagine you could do this relatively easily. I would be willing to contribute monetarily.

New Feature Vote from Chris Winebarger on Wed, Jan 28
1 cup

I have been using 750 off and on since November of 2011. Currently, I am on a 181 day streak. I am grateful to 750 for giving me a place to record my thoughts and for giving me the motivation to keep writing. It has worked for me and now is truly an integral part of my day.

Recently, though, I have also been thinking a lot about preserving my words, as they reflect so many different moods, experiences, and ideas that I’ve had over the last few years. As a result, I also want to offer profound thanks for the the search engine and the exporting feature that have meant so much to me in organizing and preserving my entries. Simply put, 750 has become a big part of my life. Many, many thanks.

Testimonial Note from Stephen Preskill on Wed, Jan 28
2 cups

Such a great space to fill up a blank sheet of screen with some words. I too, like the developers of the site, started with The Artist’s Way, but find writing longhand to feel clunkier and less private. I tried to actually go back to daily writing by hand for a while, but the privacy here plus all of the fun metadata brought me right back. Thank you to the creators of this site!!!

Testimonial Note from Danielle on Tue, Jan 27
2 cups

I’m so glad I came back here. Saved my sanity through many many changes; love the set-up and the stats. thank you!

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Tue, Jan 27
1 cup

I found 750 Words because a friend of mine who does the NaNoWriMo suggested it to get into the habit. That it would help me with my writing. And it did! I was writing a blog at the time. And really enjoying it. But then Life intervened and sent me down a dark tunnel for a while. I came out- and every month I would see the charge on my bank statement for 750 Words and so though I would kick myself for not writing, I didn’t feel guilty- like I had abandoned 750 Words entirely. For Three Kings this year, I bought myself my first new computer since 1998! (Wow! No more XP!) And used it as impetus to get back on 750 Words. I am so glad to be back. And so surprised to find that I am a Patron with a membership! I am taking the February Challenge- because February is such a short month! (YAY!) And I think that next I will be dusting off the old blog…maybe. When I come here and see how many people are writing regularly, I see that I have no excuses not to! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Laura Gharazeddine on Tue, Jan 27
1 cup

Thanks for the great site. I used to find it hard even to spill what is on my mind. But now it is easier mainly because of the motivation behind, the urge to win badges, finish 750 words faster and all the guilty pleasures included in writing.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jan 26
1 cup
A Time Capsule Widget

There should be a Time Capsule section in the Eternity tab. It would display a snippet of writing from a some time in the past. A week ago, a month ago, or a year ago. It would be a great way to take a peek into your past and reflect on where you are mentally compared to then and now.

New Feature Request Note from Ari Diozon on Mon, Jan 26
1 cup

750 words has enabled me to put my thoughts down during an excrutitatingly difficult time in my life without forcing me to ‘tag’ ‘select moods’ or encourage any peripheral fuss. I love that it saves as i go and there’s no need to feel like i’m not writing readable content because its all safe and non accessible to the public!

Lifesaver.

Testimonial Note from Polly Aplin on Mon, Jan 26
1 cup
Notebooks

I just discovered this site today, and I think it’s really, really great.

I wish there was a way to create notebooks here, so that my stats don’t get confused for different pieces I’m working on. For example, one notebook could be for my novel, while another one could be for my blog.

Then I’d still be able to get credit for writing 750 words every day no matter what I’m working on, but the analysis of my text would be separate for each thing. I find the data about my writing invaluable for my novel, and just don’t want all that to get mucked up with my blog posts.

Otherwise, awesome site!

New Feature Request Note from Sarah Foster on Sun, Jan 25