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

I reached my Double Flock badge yesterday, after starting this wonderful project back in January. Those 250,000 words contain so many things I never would have written otherwise— including flash fiction, poetry even though I don’t consider myself a poet, dialogs with my own subconscious, and so many tears and joys that I now have a written record of. I’ve written stuff I cringe to look back on and insights I didn’t know I had. I’ve figured out some pretty major stuff about myself this year, and I credit this site for giving me a place to dump it all until I could see the big picture.

It’s been a wonderfully rocky ride. Thank you for providing this amazing tool!

Testimonial Note from Reyka Sivao on Sat, Nov 22
1 cup
Tags and titles

It’s probably been suggested before (not sure where I find previously suggested features), but I’d love to be able to tag and perhaps title my entries so I can find them again based on something I thought was important in the entry. Until then, I know I can export or copy paste to a Word doc, but not as easy or effective to me. Thanks!

New Feature Request Note from Daniel Ritchie on Thu, Nov 20
1 cup
Writing Prompt

Some sort of button which, if clicked, pulls a random writing prompt from a database. To save you guys work, we (the community) could create the writing prompts and submit then to the database through this site.

An extra bit of inspiration would certainly help me from time to time.

New Feature Request Note from Jake on Thu, Nov 20
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Mona Midnight on Thu, Nov 20
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email

I’d love a bit of variety. Maybe an excerpt from something to read to inspire me to write. My last sentence? Though i don’t know how you make that confidential.

New Feature Vote from heather gold on Sun, Nov 16
1 cup
later edits

I’d love to be able to edit past entries on the page, fix typos and add some stuff to a piece I started. This wouldn’t have to affect the word count written on the actual day, but it would help for writing intended for another place that needs some editing.

New Feature Request Note from heather gold on Sun, Nov 16
1 cup

Thank you for this site. I did Morning Pages many years ago but got out of the habit. I am not even sure I managed a 19 day streak even back then!

Testimonial Note from Kat Cruickshank on Sat, Nov 15
4 cups
Ability to give gift membership

I don’t know how it would work, exactly. But I would love to be able to buy a membership for someone else. I have a niece who loves writing and she would enjoy this site, I am sure. And I know others I would like to gift a membership.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Sat, Nov 15
1 cup

Yeah it’s good as It helps me analyze my own Brain!! :P :P ;)

Testimonial Note from VISHAL SAXENA on Sat, Nov 15
1 cup

I’ve been using 750 words for years. I haven’t used it every day, or even every month. Sometimes I’ve gone months and months without writing a word. But I always know it’s here for me, whenever I need it. And when I do need it, it has been incredibly valuable. It’s got me through some rough patches, and captured lots of good moments at the same time! I love it, and I hope it is never EVER taken down (hear that Buster??!).

Testimonial Note from Kevin Bradley on Thu, Nov 13
1 cup
Stats

It’d be great to have some detailed stats on our writing habits. For example, a nice bar graph showing activity over the past ___ days, months, years etc. Activity = word count (maybe this parameter could be changed to show different types of stats). What I think would be especially awesome is graphs showing days where you write the most (eg. monday, tuesday) and same goes for time of day! Not only would it be fun to see this data, but it could be useful to see when you write the most and when you write the least.

New Feature Request Note from Kevin Bradley on Thu, Nov 13
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Nothing in particular to say— just think it would be quite helpful to have the app!

New Feature Vote from Nikki P on Wed, Nov 12
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Glenna on Wed, Nov 12
2 cups
Titles

When you place your cursor over one of the green X’s on day, it tells you the date and how many words you types. It would be cool if you could write a title that shows up there as well.

New Feature Request Note from Amber J Krakau on Wed, Nov 12
1 cup

I have been using 750words for three years and call it the great purger. Ideas come tumbling out on the page, good, bad or indifferent, no matter. My job is to type until I see the green flag wave.
This year I joined the NaNowritmo and am using my pages to write my book. i plan to export the month when I am done. Wouldn’t have gotten here without badges and challenges to push me along. Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Amber Smith on Wed, Nov 12
1 cup

I’d just like to say how much I love this site. The 750 words is quite challenging and it gives me time to think and to ramble on. I love the analysis of the writing and would love to see that continue and work even better than it does now. Thanks for a wonderful site :)

Testimonial Note from Tracey MacKenzie on Tue, Nov 11
1 cup

I don’t understand how often I have to pay for this site.

Testimonial Note from surely not on Tue, Nov 11
7 cups

Happily, I am still on track to get my 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo!! But I have not been writing every day on 750 Words (but a comfort to know it is here whenever I need it). It used to bum me out, the empty days, then I started to think of them as “cracks” a la Leonard Cohen: “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” So instead of fretting about my missed days, I see them as cracks, allowing the light (of inspiration!!) to get in. P.S. I tell everyone I meet who tells me they have an interest in writing “someday” about 750 Words!!!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Nov 10
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

IT was a really pleasant surprise to get the 500,000 word badge, even though it wasn’t listed. It would be cool to get more badges, listed or unlisted.

Thanks for all you do. 750 words is the best.

New Feature Vote from Ann Miller on Mon, Nov 10
1 cup

Thank you for offering this site to the world. This daily writing time has been a great help to my work, my blogging, and my overall health. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from William on Fri, Nov 07
3 cups

For years, I’ve followed the advice in the Artist’s Way. I just wasn’t very regular about it. Excuses were more easily made when I had no sense of “accountability” for my daily pages.
Then I found 750 Words. For whatever reason, the daily reminder of my “streak” is just enough to keep me going…and going…and going.
I’ll be a Space Bird soon! And I’m humbled by the statistics, like having written enough words to fill five or six novels. What an eye-opener!
Thank you 750 Words.com!!!

Testimonial Note from Gail A. Laursen on Wed, Nov 05
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

I really want to see the eternity page up and running. It’s been so long

New Feature Vote from Amber J Krakau on Tue, Nov 04
5 cups

I want to thank Buster and Kellianne for the “schedule time off” feature. I’d love to say that my streak has been upheld by writing every single day, but life gets in the way sometimes. Here’s to you two wonderful people for running such a great site :)

Testimonial Note from Kelly Lynn on Mon, Nov 03
1 cup

750 Words has encouraged me to write everyday, something I’ve never done. I started a story that I never thought I would get around to, and already it’s blossoming with constant work. This really helps me to be more free with my words, and lets them flow endlessly. Thank you!(:

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Nov 03
7 cups

Over the first 2 days of NaNoWriMo 2014 I have written 5,661 words!! Already a triumph over the pathetic 508 words for NaNoWriMo 2013. I find I come here before my morning NaNo writing to vent stuff that is not related to writing (this morning a download issue on my computer) just to get it off my chest. And then I review what I wrote the previous day and plan a bit of where I hope to go on this day. Only the third day but I am feeling pretty darn good about how it is going! There is no way I could be this excited to get to my NaNoWriMo writing without 750words. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Nov 03
1 cup

Good luck to everybody else going for NaNoWriMo this month.

When I first joined, I did it for an extra credit assignment for English, and when I did, I couldn’t imagine actually writing 750 words every day. Now I’m going for my first NaNoWriMo, all thanks to you guys. You rock!

Testimonial Note from Robert Hall on Sun, Nov 02
1 cup

Feed me! I need more badges to slake my thirst!

After turning into a Phoenix three months ago and living off thin air, I developed a voracious appetite for Badges.

In quick succession I made mincemeat of the tasks required to become a Night Bat, Early Bird, Pterodactyl and gained enough weight to get to Double Flock status.

But hard times are on us again. Another 150 day before Pegasus rises!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Nov 02
2 cups
App!

I need an app for my iPhone. I access to my phone so much more often in my day with two kids under two, than I do a laptop or a computer. I like that I’m forced to make the conscious effort to sit and write my words, but some days it’s a fight.

New Feature Request Note from Sarah Martin on Sun, Nov 02
1 cup
A better mobile site

Since I got a smart phone I love using it more as a tablet and I would love to be able to use it for more writing. This site has always helped. Thank you so much for the site.

New Feature Vote from Lizard on Sat, Nov 01
4 cups
Leave text line in middle.

The line that I am typing on needs to stay in the middle of the page. I don’t know if this is dependent on browser – I usually use Silk on my kindle fire. I don’t like having the line I am typing on be at the bottom of the screen.

New Feature Request Note from Amanda O on Sat, Nov 01