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

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More badges for accomplishments

these badges are a great way to motivate, let’s have even more!

New Feature Vote from Tristan Kneschke on Wed, Apr 15
1 cup

I love this site! It has helped me find time to write, despite having a demanding day job. I haven’t felt this good about my creativity in years. The accomplishment of having at least 750 words a day has also helped my mental health, too. Can’t wait to keep going!

Testimonial Note from ES Wright on Wed, Apr 15
1 cup
Have an option to purchase a lifetime Patron account

I love 750words.com and have never been so consistent in my journaling since my college days! I don’t know what it is about this site, but I just can’t stand the thought of breaking my streak, and it inspires me every single day!!

That said, I would love to see a way for those of us who unfortunately didn’t know about the site before the “cut off” date in 2013 to have an option to purchase a Patron account. Instead of paying $5 per month, we could just pay a Lifetime Membership fee. I’ve seen other services do something like this and it is so wonderful because then you are fully committed since you paid this big chunk upfront. It’s sad to not be able to be a Patron simply because you didn’t know about it until it was too late.

Along with that, I fully support the suggestions I’ve seen to give a discount for paying for an entire year up front. It’s true that $5/month is a lot to commit to when there are regular journaling apps out there with free accounts &/or pro account for $20/year. The only reason I keep 750words going is because I just can’t find anything else that motivates me like your simple interface and social factor does. I can’t wait to earn each new badge too!!

This has been a long drawn-out note, huh? But I’m not going to go back and edit it because isn’t that what the site’s all about? haha. Thanks again Buster & Kellianne! :)

New Feature Request Note from Jumbled Sunshine on Sun, Apr 12
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jackie McG on Sun, Apr 12
10 cups

This forum helps to clear the cobwebs and gets me writing something every day. Even when the writing isn’t ‘productive’ it helps improve my working and my life in general.

Testimonial Note from Jackie McG on Sun, Apr 12
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An iPhone/iPad app

I personally can’t write three pages at a time on a touch screen device, but here’s to all of you who do.

New Feature Vote from miya on Sat, Apr 11
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Fergus Evans on Sat, Apr 11
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An iPhone/iPad app

To be able to work offline and sync up with the site once I’m back in the land of wifi.

New Feature Vote from Dominique Buck on Fri, Apr 10
1 cup
Partner Site for Editing

What about a partner site called “750edits?” You would import (or paste) your document in there and work on it for a set number of minutes, getting you into the habit of revising in addition to writing (as this website does.)

New Feature Request Note from Tristan Kneschke on Wed, Apr 08
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Improve the writing page

The green boxes that link to the individual dates would be great if they had numbers below or above. Would make it a lot easier to navigate to a certain date on a mobile interface.

New Feature Vote from Greenbean O'Clock on Wed, Apr 08
1 cup
Additional Pages for Different Forms of Writing

I like using 750 words for my academic writing, but I would also like to use it for my personal writing (e.g., fiction, journal). It would be nice if there was a feature that allowed you to have separate pages instead of having to create separate accounts or instead of typing everything into one single interface. I know it would be difficult to make sure that the separate pages amounted to 750 words each day, but it would be nice to have separate pages (along with tags) to keep things organized and allow the writing process to continue in all its forms.

New Feature Request Note from W. E. Rysavy on Mon, Apr 06
1 cup
Improve the writing page

After the day is over, I noticed that the formatting goes all wonky – I lose my paragraph breaks for example. Any way to fix this would be awesome!

New Feature Vote from Tristan Kneschke on Mon, Apr 06
1 cup

Man, I’ve nearly written 100,000 words on this site, and I just can’t seem to believe it! My writing has progressed by leaps and bounds on this site, and I’ve gotten several friends on it as well. If you don’t know what to write about, just delve deeper and you’ll find something!

Testimonial Note from Tristan Kneschke on Mon, Apr 06
1 cup
Yearly date view, not just monthly

So right now I can view monthly “check marks” indicating the number of days I’ve written. I’d like to be able to view a chart showing 12 months, or the entire current year, to get an even “wider” view of accomplishment. Hope that makes sense!

New Feature Request Note from Bill Mueller on Sun, Apr 05
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A BLESSING FOR YOU ALL and a THANK YOU!!!
Its Easter Morning. I just completed Deepok Chopra’s 21 day meditation and I went right to my 750 words. I thought of how sad I’ve been and How blessed I felt in the moment and I just wanted to reach out into the world and hug you all. I wanted to thank you for sitting with me throughout the day and doing these 750 words as I do. I wanted to say thank you because these pages make me feel like you are all with me always. It feels so good to know I have brothers and sisters all over the world reaching out for something more. But most of all the knowing that you share my thoughts, my ideas, that we share the earth and all of its beauty is comforting in a way that is just indescribable. Whoever is reading this, know this is not an accident. I wrote this for you. I wrote this because you needed to see these words I needed to be the one to give them to you becasue every time I need a little love someone out there sends them my way. I want to tell you that no matter where you are in your life, You are being held up by a light, a force, whatever you name it, it is there. We are all a part of it no matter what color, Sex or religion. I want you to know that when I am scared I forget sometimes and that I hope you would reach out just as I am doing now and remind me. It is Easter and if nothing else, be blessed that a huge number of people in the world are praying and blessing the air and everything in the Universe. You are a part of that prayer! I am a part of that prayer. I know that now. For today I am going to accept that everything I need is waiting for me to accept it because it already IS! These pages are my love, my heart, my thoughts of all that is good coming your way. May today be an amazing day for you, my friend and may everyday GET BETTER!!! Your sister!

Testimonial Note from Eva Bella Rosa on Sun, Apr 05
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Word analysis

Hello,

I think this has been on the site before and now I can’t find it. Where was the analysis that compared my writing to the rest of the 750 a word/ day writers? I’d like to use it again.

New Feature Request Note from christina marable on Thu, Apr 02
7 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I use Day One (dayoneapp.com) when I don’t have an internet connection to use 750words.com. It’s a wonderful app and it would be amazing to have a way to link it or something similar to it with 750words.com for offline continuity.

New Feature Vote from Justin Milner on Thu, Apr 02
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

There are only 2 badges letf for me to get, so I would be really happy if some new were added. They are great thing to focus on, an extra reward for hard work.

New Feature Vote from Agnieszka Dab on Thu, Apr 02
10 cups

Thank you guys for 750words! It keeps me motivated through 6 short stories (that become my first self-published book), NaNoWriMo and now – Camp NaNo. It keeps me going, writing my own stories and articles. And sometimes it’s just my diary. But it is always the best and without it I would never finished some important projects. Thanks again for motivation!

Testimonial Note from Agnieszka Dab on Thu, Apr 02
1 cup

I’ve only been on this site for less than 2 weeks, but I am already finding it is becoming a very important part of my routine. It helps me organize my thoughts in the morning, it helps me vent my frustrations of the day, it helps me let go of my stresses in the evening. No matter when I sign on, or how many times i chose to come back through out the day, it is some where I can dump all the crap that is circling around in my brain. Its so much better than keeping it in there or dumping it on a friend.

It also helps me on the positive days. I can write about goals, I can journal the good points, I can weigh the pros and cons of a situation.

Unlike a simple journal, this one analyzes me when its all done. I’m have to laugh on the days when “don’t” “won’t” or “can’t” are the biggest words on my frequent words list. Sometimes it points out the obvious to me that i was unaware of until it was brought to my attention. Its truly an awesome form of therapy and I foresee using this site for years to come!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Butt on Wed, Apr 01
5 cups

Thank you Buster and Kelliann. Thank you for giving me a place to leave my thoughts and words. When the world is too hard, when my thoughts are scattered, when I want to put down the busy-ness of the day and go to sleep – there is 750 words. Just waiting for me to sort things into sentences and leave the cares of the day neatly behind. How perfect is that? Well done to you both!

Testimonial Note from Rae on Wed, Apr 01
3 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Stanislav Chekalin on Wed, Apr 01
20 cups

No Zero Days. It’s the idea that if you have a goal, then you should do something that contributes to your goal every single day. No exceptions.

750words has been the backbone of this philosophy for me. For 122 days in a row now, and counting, I have written every single day—not just on this site, where I do my brainstorming, journaling, and self-motivation, but also on my novel. I have written more than 80,000 words on it so far, and still going strong.

Consistent results over the course of many days is the key to success, not a single really good day. Thanks go to Buster and Kellianne for making it so easy, and so much fun, to make writing a lifestyle and not just a hobby!

Testimonial Note from Shawn Cooke on Wed, Apr 01
7 cups

I didn’t make my goal but I love this site and appreciate the services provided. I have been able to do so much more than I thought I could because of this habit.

I’ll keep going & keep donating. Good habits tend to pay off in time.

Testimonial Note from Elle Baxter on Wed, Apr 01
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Well, I got the official note that I didn’t complete the March writing challenge, and true to my word, I have paid up on my loss.

But I’m back in for April!

Testimonial Note from Patron Andres Esquivel on Wed, Apr 01
3 cups

Awed and inspired by those going past the million word mark, those writing for many years. I am either at day 715 or 1080 — a power failure put a bump in the official day count — and love seeing posts who have been here for years and are still writing.

Testimonial Note from Ti Locke on Wed, Apr 01
30 cups
Ding!

I’d really like if there was a little chime when I reach 750 words. Think the ‘Correct’ sounds on Duolingo or KhanAcademy exercises! Thank you, by the way, for this site. It’s mega-wonderful.

New Feature Request Note from Jack McJack on Wed, Apr 01
10 cups

It was five years ago (tomorrow) that I started this unbroken chain of writing. Tomorrow, I will begin year six. I don’t know that I have ever done anything (anything!) as regularly as my writing on this web site (personal grooming aside…sort of). I’ve had an interesting relationship with this rock as I push it – every day – up the hill. Some days, I’m running at full gallop at it, and find my self surprisingly not winded when it’s atop this hill , and other days, every inch of the push is my own private hell. And, that’s the beauty of this site, isn’t it? To know that it’s here, to know that it’s waiting for me to deal with the flow and the blocks, the creative and the mundane, It’s a barrier and it’s a door and for that I’m grateful and happy.

Testimonial Note from Hal Tepfer on Tue, Mar 31
10 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Dr. Darren Garside on Mon, Mar 30
1 cup

I just wanted to say thank you for building and maintaining 750 words. Doing my morning pages here has helped me through so many difficult times of stress, grief, and trauma.

Testimonial Note from Tilde Ann Thurium on Mon, Mar 30