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
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Lee Wiegman on Fri, Jan 23
35 cups

Buster and Kellianne – thank you so much for keeping up this site. It means a lot to me and I’m sure also to the many people who use 750 Words. You guys are the best.

Testimonial Note from Emily Elizabeth on Thu, Jan 22
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’d like to be able to use my iPod Touch (apps that are for iPhone usually can be used on it without a problem, unless the app requires a phone# to download to) It would be nice to be able to do my 750words while I’m away on a break at my volunteer site.

New Feature Vote from Theresa Reed on Wed, Jan 21
1 cup
Group

Having a group where people can join and motivate each other would be great.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Tue, Jan 20
10 cups

I find the toughest challenge of working alone is trying to keep focus where so much change clamours for attention each day. Writing for an hour first thing in the morning slows the world down and deep-sixes all my daily dross. I end each session inspired and ready to face whatever the day brings.

Testimonial Note from Peter Carruthers on Mon, Jan 19
1 cup
A French Lexicon

Integrate a French Lexicon to 750 Words in order to dive in the subconscious of French Writer too. (I think the tools you’re already using are also available in French).

New Feature Request Note from Clément Laberge on Mon, Jan 19
3 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Why on Mon, Jan 19
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Why on Mon, Jan 19
6 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Why on Mon, Jan 19
1 cup
the raven badge

might have already been suggested but how about creating a raven badge for 10 days or more of profanity? woot!

New Feature Request Note from Leona Superfields on Mon, Jan 19
2 cups

No changes, please. I like things just the way they are.

Testimonial Note from mkpladsen on Sun, Jan 18
1 cup

Nothing has ever helped me recognize why I do what I do as much as 750words… It makes me realize what I need to change in order to grow and has been an amazing help!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Jan 18
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Type screen should be half keyboard and half page.

New Feature Vote from Charlie Arenas on Fri, Jan 16
1 cup

Stuck for something to write today? Take a look around and write from someone or something else’s point of view. I just wrote about a day in the life for my cat. I might do a houseplant next.

Testimonial Note from Micki Krimmel on Fri, Jan 16
4 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

This would be awesome!

New Feature Vote from Emma Clark on Fri, Jan 16
1 cup

This website has created a wonderful writing habit in my life.
I am much calmer, and more focused overall, by just loging into this site once a day, and just vomiting out all the rubbish and scattered thoughts that are running around in my head.

Thank you guys for this!
Im proud to be a member!:)

Testimonial Note from Etan Schur on Thu, Jan 15
5 cups

730 DAYS, 2 YEARS. Exactly two years ago, I began typing in this site, and wrote a really silly story about a girl with magical blood powers. So much has changed over the years and here I am.

I want to thank Buster and Kelliane for making and maintaining this wonderful site that has always been there for me when I was feeling lost. Typing out my thoughts and feelings was what kept me sane, and motivated me when I was feeling defeated. I’ve been through a real roller coaster the past year, and if it weren’t for this site, I’d be dead or completely hysterical, unsure and even more depressed. During those dark suicidal days, typing out 750 words really helped me feel better. I have written poetry, stories, daily journal logs and even a Nanowrimo in 2013!

I am very very very grateful that I came across this site. As soon as I get a credit card after I turn 18, I’ll be sure to donate to this site because that’s the most I could do to repay ya’ll. Thank you so much, 750words.com, for the 730 days of writing. I’ve been keeping this streak since I first started typing here, and I’m a proud space bird!

Here’s to more days to come!

Testimonial Note from Andi Lim on Thu, Jan 15
1 cup
More text analysis

I’d like to be able to see a text analysis for a longer time period, like the past week or past month. I’m not concerned about comparing that analysis to any other users.

New Feature Vote from akh on Wed, Jan 14
1 cup

Thank you. Since finding this site, I have written every day! You helped me achieve my writing goals in a way nothing else has. (And its silly – but I love the badges, please give us more types!)

Testimonial Note from Alison Colwell on Wed, Jan 14
5 cups
Trade Patronage Cups for Missed Days

An option to trade Patronage Cups for missed days would be great. I know in my case, I have a “special” computer and flaky internet connection that apparently don’t play well with the site. Rather than contact support all the time for a broken streak, it would be nice to just trade in some of my built-up Patronage Cups to fix the problem.

New Feature Request Note from Apollymi on Wed, Jan 14
1 cup
Template

This is my favorite website of any website on the internet. I think a template would be really great. I would put my metadata keywords in the template. That way I could have the same metadata pop up every day, and I’d fill them out and be on my way writing. And my data collection would be much more consistent. Other people might find other ways to use it. You could subtract the template words from the overall count if you’re worried about people cheating.

New Feature Request Note from John Ela on Tue, Jan 13
2 cups

Thanks to 750 words, I’m writing consistently and it’s now a habit. I use it to journal or write notes for books I’m working on or write letters. Whatever I use it for, the time and effort is never wasted. Love it!

Testimonial Note from Carol Factor on Mon, Jan 12
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I can see me wanting to write when I am out and about.

New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Orcutt on Mon, Jan 12
1 cup
Modify Word Goal

Users can choose to raise their daily word goal to whatever they choose (1000 words per day instead of 750 for example). 750 would still be the minimum.

New Feature Request Note from Tristan Kneschke on Sun, Jan 11
1 cup

I had an article on my to do list for more than 6 weeks without the start of a single sentence. 750 words helped me to get started with 750 words. Thanks for providing the service and the platform.

Testimonial Note from Florian Steiner on Sun, Jan 11
1 cup

Writing 750 words everyday improves my life in many ways. It makes me clear my mind so i fall asleep easier and it carries some load of my shoulders when I am feeling down. It gives me a rare chance to write down my thoughts and move on. Sometimes I write to myself, to someone else and sometimes I even write letters to my future husband and kids. I am grateful for this.

Testimonial Note from Elin Stensson on Thu, Jan 08
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Sofia M. on Wed, Jan 07
1 cup
Photo Journal - My Day Today

“My day today” is a feature that allows users to sum up their day in a few (say, six) photos. So, in these 6 photos (or whatever # is more convenient for the site)…the users can choose whatever 6 photos to represent or sum up the day that they had. Rather than looking back on ONLY the words they wrote, users can also see their day in pictures along with the words they wrote. so, it’s a feature to add photos to journal entries to represent that user’s day. i would love to be able to go back to a journal entry, and see some fun pictures I took that day that I added to that entry!! Please do this!

New Feature Request Note from katherine sofia de leon on Wed, Jan 07
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I know that badges are ultimately a little silly, but there’s many things that help to keep my motivation up and badges are one of them! I love my little string of animals.

New Feature Vote from alecia marie on Tue, Jan 06
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’m often traveling, which can sometimes make it difficult to maintain a streak of writing. Usually I can get online, but it’s often only on my phone. As such, I’d love either an iphone / ipad app or a more functional mobile site. I’m resting the feature list on an app, but really, better mobile of some variety would be fantastic! Thanks. :)

New Feature Vote from alecia marie on Tue, Jan 06