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

How has 750 Words affected me? My heart is a little broken on this 2nd day of October that my day was so busy yesterday (from 5 am till 11 pm) that I never did sit down to write, after signing up for the monthly challenge with high hopes. I wrote 2 other blog posts and numerous emails, so I have no doubt I wrote 750 words, but not here. It has come to matter to me that I take this time for myself, and I am sad when I fail in my habit. So, thank you for creating a space that has created in me a desire to do, and to do well, this daily exercise.

Testimonial Note from Kellie Nuss on Fri, Oct 02
7 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

Please, please please. I would love to see 750words as an app, I will even help you code it if you want!

New Feature Vote from Ellan Aldryc on Fri, Oct 02
1 cup

There is no way I would be hitting my daily word count if it was not for this site. I struggled for months to set aside writing time to work on my novel. With the help of this site and all of the cool stats and badges I am happy to report that my daily word count is a breeze. Not only do I meet it, I exceed it. I have also been able to complete all of my planning for my book by using this site. Thank you 750 words, you are my hero!!!

Testimonial Note from Darian Perry on Fri, Oct 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

This would make my life so much easier! I would be able to keep it up even on the days where I am half adult, half taxi driver for my kids. Working in small chunks on my phone or my iPad would save me time at home giving me more time to play with kids or even my spouse! ;)

New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Fri, Oct 02
1 cup

I started way back in 2010 and I then I barely used it. Recently I’ve come back to writing and came back on the website to realize that this place is absolutely integral to me succeeding in writing. Keeping up a streak is killer motivation, 750 words doesn’t seem to feel as insurmountable after 58 days and I’m feeling great. I beat September (Mani/Pedi here I come!) and I’m going to beat October, just in time for Nanowrimo. Watch me go!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Fri, Oct 02
1 cup

I have been on and off writing my “mourning” pages here on 750words. I’m now on a 39 day streak thanks to signing up for the September challenge. I am very proud of my success and can’t recommend highly enough to anyone who is trying to get into the habit of writing .
One month of continuous writing was long enough to get me going. As of today I switched to longhand writing which I find even more rewarding and which is a direct result of writing every day.
Thanks Buster and Kelianne for this awesome site!

Testimonial Note from Paul Wolff on Fri, Oct 02
1 cup

Writing everyday has been a wonderful experience so far. I feel bold enough to take on NaNoWriMo.

Thank you, 750words.

Testimonial Note from Ifeanyi Oraelosi on Thu, Oct 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would really appreciate if there was an app for this amazing website! I would be able to spend much more time writing and I would be able to type it in the app as soon as it popped into my head, instead of waiting until I have computer access.

New Feature Vote from Emily Anderson on Thu, Oct 01
10 cups

750words has been my constant during four very topsy-turvy years. It has served as respite and beacon, and I am immensely grateful to have found it. Thank you, Buster and Kellianne.

Testimonial Note from Leslie Stewart on Thu, Oct 01
1 cup

In a very busy life this site is a great way to be able to get my thoughts down in a forum that only I can see and have some reference to go back and look at things later. I had no idea this site existed until I started on it in July and have been writing every day since. Thanks Buster and Kellianne for starting this site.

Testimonial Note from Drew Peabody on Thu, Oct 01
1 cup
A better mobile site

I would also like a better mobile site – wouldn’t use it for primary writing but occasionally could come in handy

New Feature Vote from Cynthia McChesney on Thu, Oct 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

The badges are addictive … and once you’re several months in and have surpassed 100,000 words there just aren’t that many!

New Feature Vote from Cynthia McChesney on Thu, Oct 01
1 cup

Really can’t recommend this site and practice highly enough. I think the discipline of sitting down for 20 minutes every morning is a good grounding for the day, and I know I feel the psychological benefits. It’s also a help in remembering dreams which I would otherwise never record. Thank you 750 words!

Testimonial Note from Cynthia McChesney on Thu, Oct 01
6 cups
A "You did it" mail!

Hi. I’ve just done september month’s challenge and written every day for a whole month. I expected to wake up to a “You did it” mail in my inbox. It would have been nice… :( Maybe an idea to make such a mail…? Alice. Ps. Got such a mail later this day! Sorry!

New Feature Request Note from Alice Aagaard on Thu, Oct 01
1 cup

Many months back, I’ve tried 750words and have given up on multiple occasions. It took me almost an hour just to get to 750words.

But through this month of September, the more I push myself, the more I grew. The long term benefits far outweighs the short term benefits of this site. Don’t believe me? Stick to a habit to start of your day just by typing 750words every morning and see how it changes your live.

Testimonial Note from Tan Jun Xiang on Wed, Sep 30
1 cup
Streak Freeze

I saw someone else request this, but couldn’t find it in the list of things I could vote for. It would be great to have a streak freeze such as that implemented on Duolingo. It’s a one-day freeze that you buy ahead of time that stops a streak from breaking if you can’t get online due to unforeseen circumstances. You can only buy and store one at a time, so you still have to get online with some regularity. I like that breaks can be scheduled, but it’s nice to have an emergency measure, too.

Thank you for all your work on the site!

New Feature Request Note from Sentient Human on Tue, Sep 29
10 cups
A better mobile site

Do you have a 750words app? Can you post something about it?

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Mon, Sep 28
5 cups
some kind of emergency streak-saver?

I don’t have a good feel for this other than I have come really close to breaking my 1100+ streak due to unforeseen circumstances like service outages due to weather, or sudden unplanned lack of access to the internet, etc. Since you can schedule time off ahead of time, it makes me wish for some kind of emergency back-up intervention. It is one thing if I break my own streak, it is something different if a tree landing on a power line somewhere does it for me.

New Feature Request Note from Joy Ralph on Mon, Sep 28
1 cup
More text analysis

Oh please, please, add some languages to text analysis!

New Feature Vote from Olenko on Sun, Sep 27
1 cup

Words are like bees in my head. But if I devote my time to write them, they start to fly slower and I can find out, what these bees are trying to say me.

Testimonial Note from Olenko on Sun, Sep 27
1 cup

Writing daily is critical for NaNoWriMo. I joined to prepare for NaNoWriMo 2015. Yesterday I failed to log my entry for the day and lost my September challenge. A small donation is a small price to pay for the reminder that failing to write daily during NaNoWriMo can cost me much more. Thank you for the challenge to continue – I’ll beat you in October ;)

Testimonial Note from Booger Thomas on Sun, Sep 27
1 cup

When I signed up for the August challenge, it was a personal test. I have such a habit of starting things and not finishing…I didn’t know if I could really commit to writing every day for a month. And then, I did it. And the satisfaction of seeing my name on the Wall of Awesomeness gave me a sense of accomplishment which was truly profound. Now, almost two months in, writing every day has become my therapy, spiritual practice, exercise and daily gift to myself. It’s my reminder that I can do what I say I will, a way to find out what I’m thinking, and prime my creative pump. Writing every day is a gift I give to myself. And I am grateful for it. Every day.

Testimonial Note from la voo nina yama nooba on Sat, Sep 26
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I’m already feeling tense about the fact that when i go on holiday I probably won’t have internet access so my writing streak will get messed up! Is it possible to find a way to continue using 750 words without wifi or internet?

New Feature Vote from Hils on Sat, Sep 26
1 cup

I cannot tell you how much this site has changed my life. I never thought I could write anything, but I really want to start a new business to escape the drudgery of the 9 to 5 slog, so I realised I needed to track my ideas and content for my new (soon to be finished!) website. I had heard about 750 Words from an online course I was doing a few months back and I decided to give it a go. Just to start something, And I’m still writing 45 days on, and I want to keep going, keep growing, keep challenging myself to make that escape really soon. Thank you Kellianne and Buster, you have helped me on a new path towards a more productive, powerful existence, something that has meaning and value to me and to others, there’s no stopping me now.

Testimonial Note from Lynsey Hanratty on Sat, Sep 26
1 cup

Today is 1003 days since I join this community (yep, I’m an early adopter). I didn’t manage to write 750 words every single day during this time but this service really changes me a lot.
It’s a small thing every morning which helps me be even more productive than I am because I can flush my thoughts through the words and start my day with great energy.
Thanks for 750words, friends! Keep it up!

Testimonial Note from Alex (oldschool) on Fri, Sep 25
1 cup
Improve the metadata system

You can’t edit an entry after the day has passed.

That means you can’t add metadata to previous entries either.

It’s easy to forget to add the metadata you want.

I wish you could edit the metadata of your previous entries.

New Feature Request Note from Mitro Patrikainen on Thu, Sep 24
4 cups
A better mobile site

Even though I’m doing this from my phone, there’s always room for improvement. It’s smartphone friendly enough but there’s always room.

New Feature Vote from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Thu, Sep 24
100 cups

I am a SPACE SQUIRREL. One thousand days and one million words. THIS alone has boosted myself esteem. One hint, try the dictation mode in your word proccessor. Talking out ones word is so much more emotionally intense. It also is fast. 10 Minured can yield 750 words easily.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Thu, Sep 24
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Actually I’d like to see an Android App, since I don’t have an iPhone or an iPad.

New Feature Vote from Erica Martin on Mon, Sep 21
5 cups

I have just passed 200 days and going strong. The daily writing gives me an opportunity to clean the brain where necessary and straighten my thoughts out for the day. I am also using it to plan a series of essays on various topics. It is a great way to start the day. My goal for the year is to reach 500, 000 words and I am on track to achieve this. This is an awesome place to be!

Testimonial Note from Andrew Bruce Donaldson on Mon, Sep 21