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

9 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I have, unfortunately, decided to move on from the website because of the editing tools provided by, well, websites. This isn’t a problem with the service itself, but it’s become a limitation for me.

New Feature Vote from Paul Kalupnieks on Thu, May 28
1 cup

Thank you Buster. Thank you Kellianne. 750 words has changed my life forever. I have spent years trying to build the habit of daily morning pages and failed many times to make it one. This site, the gentle encouragement of achievement has allowed me to make this my own, a way to capture not only the essence of my mornings, my days, but the deepest parts of my psyche. It has been a wonderful journey getting here, one that I will continue forever, now. I have not missed a day in 6 months so I can’t even say what it feels like to miss one, but I do know that it is just such an automatic thing for me to sit down and type, now, that it would be impossible to break the chain of days writing.

Testimonial Note from Paul Kalupnieks on Thu, May 28
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Badges for little short term things, rather than just adding more time/word count badges. No idea what…

New Feature Vote from Anna Teresa on Thu, May 28
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Erica Predko on Mon, May 25
1 cup

I am on the autism spectrum and find I need to write down my thoughts and feelings regularly in order to process them, and to help me organise my life. 750 words helps motivate me to do this daily – the streaks and badges and statistics make it fun. Not wanting to break a streak gets me writing even when I don’t feel like it, and I’m always glad I did! I also particularly like the options to change the font and background – I have visual processing difficulties and it really helps to be able to do this. This is the best site I’ve found in terms of accessibility, motivation and customer service. Thank you to Buster and Kellianne.

Testimonial Note from Gail on Mon, May 25
1 cup

750 words has helped me get traction for my writing. Thank You!

Testimonial Note from Mike Diamond on Fri, May 22
1 cup
Reminders

I would love it if you could leave yourself a note for the next day. I find that as I’m finishing up a day, I’m already getting inspiration for the next, and I really just want to capture that inspiration in a quick little memo to myself so when I come back in 24 hours I have my theme for the day and I can jump right into writing. Or even if I could have access to tomorrow’s page, but the words I type today on it don’t count for tomorrow’s word count?

New Feature Request Note from Brittany Paul on Thu, May 21
5 cups

I managed to write 599 days in a row. Then, on the day of my Master’s hooding ceremony…I forgot to write. Rather than beat myself up for being a dumb-dumb who forgot, I chose to remind myself that I am an imperfect human being. It is humbling and probably really good for my ego to be a penguin again. Today is day 6. I’m realizing it is less about the streak and more about the daily return to the page. So, if my missed day can turn into something useful- I hope that it encourages you to begin again, even if you accidentally broke your streak.

Testimonial Note from Amy K. on Wed, May 20
1 cup
Offline Writing Mode!

I travel quite a bit, and don’t always have access to wi-fi. It would be lovely to be able to write my words on my laptop without wifi, and then save them to the site whenever I do have wifi.

Alternately, if this is too hard: I have other apps I can type my words into without wifi. It would be awesome if I had the option to paste them into the site later when I do have wifi! For solidarity.

New Feature Request Note from Jake Lamante on Tue, May 19
5 cups
More stats on the Eternity page

More stats! Please get the Eternity page working, it is one of the awesome reasons I signed up in the first place. Thanks for a great place to write and brain dump.

New Feature Vote from Luke Armstrong on Tue, May 19
2 cups
More stats on the Eternity page

Sorry.. I didn’t realize I had 3 cups waiting for me to use on this.. Please bring back the Eternity page! I would love to see all those stats working! Pretty please!

New Feature Vote from Theresa Reed on Tue, May 19
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Bring back the Eternity page! I know it was buggy, but I really liked what you were trying to do with it! I miss it.. please?

New Feature Vote from Theresa Reed on Tue, May 19
4 cups

100 days in a row…wow. Honestly, it’s been tough especially the last 10 days or so. But, it’s been worth it and I’m very grateful for getting this far. The badges and word counts are very motivating. I am also much more productive with my academic writing as I direct result of the morning writing with 750 words.

I found morning writing to be the best time for me. When I did evening writing, I often almost forgot to do it and so it felt more like a chore. The morning is best because there are new ideas to work with, things to plan and the possibility of reflecting on the previous day. Keep on writing!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, May 18
5 cups

It is great to have a place that others are also doing something that is typically a solitary vocation. It makes you feel the world of writers out there. It’s a community you all have created and it is special. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Gene Desrochers on Sun, May 17
1 cup

Writing has always been hard, trying to keep up with my thoughts. I usually write at the end of the day for personal examination or to write about a topic. having been sick recently, I like to be able to schedule time-off so as not to ruin my streak, but still work at writing better and daily.

Testimonial Note from Marie Butson on Sun, May 17
2 cups
A better mobile site

It would be great if you could incorporate a save button so that you can save your work while working on a touch screen.

New Feature Vote from Janne Marie Laursen on Sat, May 16
10 cups

Today I reached a 100 day streak – and what a journey it has been to get here.
750words have helped me clear my mind and get all my doubts, hopes, fears, joys and sorrows out into my own little private space.
Thanks, Buster and Kelianne!

Testimonial Note from Janne Marie Laursen on Sat, May 16
1 cup

When there are many confusing and conflicting thoughts going on in the mind it is better to clear your mind by writing what is going on in the mind. 750 words.com is the best place to sort out the thoughts that are going on in the mind chronologically.

Testimonial Note from aniket nikhade on Sat, May 16
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Badges add an extra layer of motivation to writing each day. I would love to see a few more badges!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, May 15
51 cups

Thank you, Buster & Kellianne

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, May 14
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Sarah Kamal on Thu, May 14
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Sarah Kamal on Thu, May 14
1 cup

Thank you for this wonderful service. It has helped me to clear my head and connect with my deeper self. My day does not feel complete without writing!

Testimonial Note from KD on Mon, May 11
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jamie Seely on Sun, May 10
1 cup

I started back in 2010 on a recommendation from my daughter. I wrote for one day, then promptly forgot all about the site. Something about going to sleep and forgetting everything but work. But I awoke again in July of 2014 and have been at it ever since (with a handful of missed days). Love the site. Love the inspiration. Love to revisit old entries and rediscover lost thoughts. Lose yourself in this space.

Testimonial Note from Jeffrey R. Kirk on Sun, May 10
1 cup

I’ve been reading “The Secret” & “The Magic” & “The Power” & am generally using my 750 words to be as positive & happy & thankful as possible. It’s all part of an experiment, & I’m having great fun with it. The badges & stats etc. are all added bonuses :-)
Thankyou for this site.

Testimonial Note from Nik on Sun, May 10
4 cups
More text analysis

Text analysis is the main reason for me joining this site. I’d love to see more of these features because gives me additional insight into my writing.

New Feature Vote from Ari Diozon on Fri, May 08
10 cups

Can you think of a time where you have all these thoughts in your head, but you couldn’t put it down into words because you don’t think they’d form correctly?

Then try 750words. Your ideas and words and thought don’t have to be coherent. They don’t have to make sense. All that matters is that it’s there, on a place of writing, so that it’s for you. It’s like a virtual diary of your randomness, but everything that you’ve been carrying in your head, emptied out into this blank canvas every day.

750 words has helped my cope with some of my thoughts and helped keep my head on straight by letting me dump everything that took up space in my head. It’s the outlet that I need because there’s no judging, no peeping. Nothing that can take these words. It’s just a place to take all of those words that plague your mind’s limited space and filter it out onto here, so that everything in your head can be brought to at least a nice level of peace.

Thank you so much for always being there and I cannot stress how much this has helped me personally, in a writing manner for my ideas and novels, or just a place to take refuge and let everything go.

If you read this, please, give this place a chance and you will not regret it.

Testimonial Note from Jemmuel Jasmin Jr. on Fri, May 08
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