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

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 Mon, May 18
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 Sat, May 16
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 Tue, May 12
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jamie Seely on Mon, May 11
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 Mon, May 11
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 Thu, May 07
1 cup
Multiple daily pages

Since I like to use this for journaling, and seeing the stats for my mood and other such, I would love it if you could even have two daily pages. That way I could also do a lot of my story and poetry writing here. When Camp NaNo and NaNo are going on, I would use this site for that writing as well. I have in the past, but then I can’t see my stats based on just my journaling.

New Feature Request Note from SaraBeth on Tue, May 05
1 cup
Edit existing posts

Enable users to edit posts after they are officially posted. I was looking back at old posts that have spelling errors and it would be nice to be able to make corrections.

New Feature Request Note from M S on Mon, May 04
1 cup

It has only affected me positively. That’s because 750words is my unconditional lover. I can write to it endlessly without any sort of judgment or unfortunate feeling. It simply listens, as I ramble on and on. It’s been great all around, but especially when I have something on my mind that just will not leave me alone. Then I can open a blank page and vent, and it always helps. I recommend this site to anyone. It’s fun to write, but I never knew it could be so healthy.

Testimonial Note from Ivan Bunin on Mon, May 04
10 cups

I just completed my 750 words for the 200th day in a row, having written well over 200k words in the bargain. I may be primarily using it as a journal rather than for working on my novel as I originally planned, but I honestly think that having a space to regularly vent — where I am, in some ways, forced to vent, if I want to get my daily total done — has seriously improved my mental health (as well as my touch typing).

Testimonial Note from Kathryn Soderholm on Sun, May 03
5 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I love writing with my keyboard on the iPad, but alas, the textboxes in safari are not really great text editors. I mean, you can’t even option-backspace words!
I would love to have an app or an API so that I could build my own …

New Feature Vote from Paul Kalupnieks on Sat, May 02
2 cups
Live in Living Color!

It would be great if you could “store” different color templates for use at different times. Like, if I’m in a creative move, if I could (with a click) make the colors and fonts more in the mood I’m feeling, and then (on another day) flip it to a more formal (perhaps I’m writing nonfiction or in an office setting).

Thanks!

New Feature Request Note from Hal Tepfer on Sat, May 02
1 cup
Reminders

A feature that would allow you to write a reminder for yourself that will appear in your writing space the next day.
You could use this to remind yourself to continue a topic you’d started the day before, or just anything you’d like to remember. This way it will appear in a place you’re guaranteed to see if you write everyday.

New Feature Request Note from Jarno Veldhuis on Sat, May 02
1 cup

This website has really helped me to accomplish the challenge of being able to write everyday. And the surprise Badges are a real treat that I have received with each small challenge and they did a great job in giving encouragement. After spending the half an hour on this page in the morning is really a great way to start the day with a fresh mind because you have already put all the worrying thoughts out of your mind and on these pages and there is nothing to worry you. So you are free to have a Great Day. Good luck for you too to have a great satisfaction with the 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Suravi Patel on Sat, May 02
6 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Benjamin Schapiro on Sat, May 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Meghan Tierney on Fri, May 01
1 cup

Last month I completed my first monthly challenge of the countless months I have signed up. 750words.com gives me a place to brush off the cobwebs before getting down to the grit of the dissertation text. I’ve used it for some of my own peace while my twin toddlers nap. Sanctuary sanctuary! Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Meghan Tierney on Fri, May 01
4 cups

750 words has turned my entire life around in one month and is the most important thing I have ever done in my life to bring me peace, joy and harmony. In a fast world of false promises I found the one true panacea for me – 750 words. Buster and Kellianne you are the most creative and generous of miracle workers. EVERY area of my life improved in the first month I participated and I look forward to the rest of my days with gusto and the JOY of finally being able to call myself an artist and a writer and to look in the mirror and know with every fiber of my being that is the most real and true thing about me. To everyone else who is out there writing, is this the best thing ever or what?

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, May 01