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

Beautiful site for morning pages. This is my daily word dump, where my ideas get thrown into a pile and then sorted out for the day. I’ve had amazing breakthroughs turned into productive, useable work. I’m building a coaching business for writers. 750 gives me the canvas to write up pep talks, business strategy and concepts for writers manuals and online content. As I worked each day to add words for the February challenge, it was evident the site was becoming an invaluable tool. As I approach the end of my free trial, there was no way I could be excluded from continuing. I have so much gratitude for this space. Thanks for making it simple and fun!

Testimonial Note from Debi Rotmil on Wed, Feb 25
1 cup
Search Function

Would be great to have a search function for entries…like if you wrote about a topic or person and can’t remember which day you wrote about them/it, you could just search and the entry(ies) would show up. That’d be WUNDERBAR.

New Feature Request Note from Heather Antonissen on Tue, Feb 24
1 cup

Today is the first day I have actually written my 750 words. I’ve seen, and ignored, all those emails that came everyday reminding me to write, and now that I’ve turned 60, the clock is seriously ticking. It is being dishonest to myself and others to say I am a writer, when I don’t write. I have so many books to write it’s amazing that I have to remind myself they won’t write themselves (that could be a great new feature you could add to this app!). So thanks for the continual reminder, and thanks for not deleting my email address after all this silence. Now… let’s see if I come back tomorrow! All the best — Charlie d’Estries

Testimonial Note from Charlie d'Estries on Mon, Feb 23
5 cups
Fix overwrite prompt

I had started my entry for 2/20 on one device (phone) and added more, later, on my computer. Then, when I returned to my phone’s browser at the end of the day, I received a prompt that indicated this wasn’t the most recent entry and recommended closing the browser if I didn’t want to keep it, or force-saving if I did. Before I could close the tab, it auto-saved, deleting all of my previous work. There needs to be a more final indication in the dialog box, like there is when the word-count reduces between auto-saves, “Click here to keep your previous work [which would then load the saved content], or close this box to continue [keep what’s on-screen].”

New Feature Request Note from Mary on Mon, Feb 23
4 cups

Completing 750 words every day helps me create ideas and communicate them for my profession faster than I have previously ever been able to. The barnacles are scraped and the personal bests are racking up. This is an excellent and rewarding site.

Testimonial Note from henry stone on Mon, Feb 23
21 cups

Taking away the pressure to perform, but creating a container in which to be consistent is the perfect recipe for creating great things. Things of any kind. When we consistently sit down to dedicate the time, that’s when the magic happens. Thanks 750 Words for furthering this and creating a space for people to call their home, their secret writing corner. Where it doesn’t matter what you write, but THAT you write. That you open up the opportunity for brilliance to blaze through your fingers on a daily basis. It’s so important to me and to countless others.

Testimonial Note from Michelle Akin on Sun, Feb 22
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Bring back the Eternity page with improved programming.. about half of the page before didn’t seem to work. Most of the time the site says my entries are PG or PG-13 (I don’t agree) but when I would go to the Eternity page it would say my overall rating was G (which I do agree, but its not consistent with what I was seeing day to day) other features that were supposed to be % that I was really curious about were stuck at 0.0%

I would love to give you even more specific feedback than that, but I notice that the Eternity page is totally gone right now.. And buggy as it was, I MISS it! Please bring it back!

New Feature Vote from Theresa Reed on Sun, Feb 22
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

Something akin to iaWriter (simple text editor with basic navigation and a customized keyboard) would be fabulous.

New Feature Vote from Mary on Thu, Feb 19
1 cup
A better mobile site

I refer back to previous days’ writings when I work on my desktop. On mobile, I loose time trying to find where to even find the links just about every time (still haven’t found it).

New Feature Vote from Mary on Thu, Feb 19
1 cup

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2014 was to write daily. I’m happy to report that I only missed a total of three days in 2014. I’m currently on a 250-day writing streak, and it’s become kind of addictive.

I use my daily writing as a way to think out loud, troubleshooting problems, thoughts, and anxieties I have. It gives me something to look forward to in the morning and actually puts me in a really good mood.

If you’re interested in learning how to develop a daily writing habit, check out this post: https://medium.com/@mattangriffel/how-to-develop-a-daily-writing-habit-475732c2b026

Testimonial Note from Mattan Griffel on Wed, Feb 18
1 cup
A better mobile site

I no longer own a laptop or desktop and do all my 750words writing on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with a Bluetooth keyboard. It would be nice to have an easier to use and easier to navigate mobile site or Android app.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Feb 16
1 cup

I considered stopping for awhile since I have been writing more or less daily for 3 1/2 years on this site and was feeling a tad stale. I took two months off and since I have been back, I feel newly inspired to a) keep journaling and 2) use this as a spring board for more serious play. Thanks for continuing to exist lo these many years.

Testimonial Note from Dianna Goodwin on Mon, Feb 16
1 cup

This is my favorite site on the internet!

Testimonial Note from Clara Miller on Sun, Feb 15
3 cups

I started using this wonderful site for over 3 years ago on and off but I made a commitment exactly one year ago to go on an uninterrupted streak of 365 days! I made it!! Little did I know how this would affect my life since this became a “have to” ritual of inspiration every morning no matter what. Coming from being free spirited and undisciplined, I feel (thanks to 750 words) more grounded and ready to challenge my free spirit to conquer other good habits to become a better version of myself. I am recommending this site to everyone I belief would benefit from this awesome habit! Thanks for this site and keep up the good job!!

Testimonial Note from Marianela Borsten on Sun, Feb 15
5 cups

For me, writing every day with 750words is all about focus. I want to write, but when I sit down to write, procrastination creeps in. That is when I can use the timer part of 750words to keep myself on track. After a bit of effort, the words start flowing. I feel a sense of accomplishment and that inspires more writing. 750words is like a coach and a muse. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Karen Mardahl on Sat, Feb 14
1 cup

Member since 2011, but only recently have begun to string x’s together into long rows. Writing every day instead of every now and then is making me feel more sane and able every day. Not that I’m insane, I just love to write. This site really helps me stick with it.

Testimonial Note from Melanie Harriman on Thu, Feb 12
1 cup
Custom word goals.

When I started to make a habit of writing everyday through this site, I find that I usually stop when the notification that I’ve achieved the 750 word goal. Before 750words, I used another writing app for my journal/free writing but I couldn’t stick to a routine. However, I was able to challenge myself then to write up to 1000-3000 words and sometimes even more. It would be awesome I think, to have this feature.

New Feature Request Note from Regina Visitacion on Thu, Feb 12
1 cup

Focus, Motivation and Delicious Moments of Living… for Myself. I am currently taking a writing course, Write Yourself Alive… I found this site about the same time and what a perfect combination. Thank you. Merci, Blessings.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer L. Hillman on Thu, Feb 12
5 cups
Custom additional word goals per day.

I’ve found that after being on the site for over two years, I’ve conditioned myself to ONLY write about 750 words at a stretch. I’d like to be able to ratchet up the word count for a personal goal, over and above the “standard” goal.

New Feature Request Note from Oren Litwin on Wed, Feb 11
1 cup

30 days ago I proposed a goal for myself: to write every day for 66 days (according to new research, the amount of repeated activity to form a habit). Reading a blog post on Medium, I learned about 750 Words. This site has been instrumental to my goal’s success thus far. 36 or 27,000 words to go—and then, of course, beyond. Thanks Buster and Kellianne for creating and maintaining 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Feb 11
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would LOVE an iPhone app as it makes everything a lot easier.

New Feature Vote from Andrew Brackpool on Tue, Feb 10
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Erin Bergren on Tue, Feb 10
1 cup

I found 750 words after blowing my New Years Resolution to write every day. On the 18th of January I had made it 6 times, blown it 12. Since that day, i’ve written 22 days straight. A total game changer. Not sure why this has changed my level of discipline, but it has. Maybe I’ll get that book written after all!

Testimonial Note from John Pepper on Mon, Feb 09
1 cup

When I first found this site, I really didn’t know what I was going to use it for. I liked the idea, but just couldn’t figure out where to fit it into my daily writing. Since starting here those (getting close to!) 700 days or so ago, it’s been a great braindump and personal therapy session on the daily. It fulfills a sort of diary space that other things technically could have, but in practice didn’t. So hooray for that.

Testimonial Note from Virginia on Sun, Feb 08
2 cups

I just finished my 100th entry on 750 words and I couldn’t be happier about it! I’ve been writing on this site for about four years now. Before october of last year, it was very on and off. I could go months without writing a word, though every time I started up again I would always think that that was it, I was going to make it a month. That was my goal, a month, but I just finished 100 days! The secret is habit of course. If you can do this for about a month and a half, every day, it will never be hard for you again. It just becomes this automatic part of your day, just like brushing your teeth (but 100x better).

It’s helped me blast through some tough times and it’s made the good times even better. This habit has made me more self-aware, organized and confident with my writing. But most of all it’s just a part of my day that I really look forward to, it’s relaxing and fun.

Thank you 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Kevin Bradley on Sun, Feb 08
7 cups

Today I’m celebrating a 750 day streak. Writing here is the only practice I’ve been able to sustain for such a long period of time and I love it. I’m grateful to Buster and Kellianne for facilitating this wonderful community of writers. And I’m really looking forward to my flying squirrel soon!

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Sat, Feb 07
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Kseniya on Sat, Feb 07
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

The more the better!

New Feature Vote from Kseniya on Sat, Feb 07
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Ami Khalsa on Fri, Feb 06
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email

The daily reminder email is so boring. No offense to them, but I really don’t care to see the list of people in the running for the monthly challenge or other people who wrote for the day. At least, not in my daily reminder email. Just make it an impactful and creative email informing us, “Hey, go write!” Not a lot of text, not a lot of informational stuff… just the basics, just what we need to see.

New Feature Vote from Alban Zekthi on Fri, Feb 06