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

1 cup

I won’t let a day pass without writing on 750Words. It’s addicting. It’s a personal tool to challenge a writer to get disciplined, and I love the initiative.

Testimonial Note from Debi Rotmil on Fri, May 01
5 cups

Reaching for my lap top to write every morning is like reaching for a trusted, secret, best friend. I suppose I am building a trusted, secret, best friend of myself and I love it and the freedom it brings then to just go into my day with a clear mind. Love, love, love it!! Thanks for the site.

Testimonial Note from Brook Lynn on Fri, May 01
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Rachel Anne on Thu, Apr 30
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Not much improvement needed I would like to be able to italicize or underline. More than once I’ve wished I had the ability to put a character’s thoughts into italics. Makes it easier to sort out when I transfer some stuff to my drafts. That is all.

New Feature Vote from KAdams on Thu, Apr 30
1 cup

Its nice to have a morning pages journal online

Testimonial Note from Rodney Camarce on Wed, Apr 29
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Erin on Tue, Apr 28
1 cup

$5 a month is nothing it’s basically eating a garbage meal at mcdonalds and for the benefits that you get using this site everyday it’s one hundred percent worth it and in the long run it will make you a better person and it’s helped me tremendously to figure out problems in my own life and solve it

Testimonial Note from Jacob grveles on Mon, Apr 27
1 cup

I decided to get a $5.00 monthly yearly subscription. I loved seeing the results when I write, when I am finished. No other website is like 750Words, that I have found. Plus I like how they show you what days you wrote and didn’t write. I may not write daily, when I do I love coming to this website. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Joyce Heatherington on Thu, Apr 23
1 cup
Attach Picture

I’m not sure if this would greatly affect the operation of the website or anything, but I would like the ability to attach a picture or two, optionally, to each day. I often use the site as a diary and though I could include links to pictures hosted elsewhere, it would be kind of cool to be able to do that here.

Thanks!

New Feature Request Note from Connor Healy on Thu, Apr 23
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Kristina Behner on Wed, Apr 22
6 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I WANT A MILLION WORD BADGE. IT IS ABOUT TIME. This site is central to my life. It is the one p[lace i can always be myself, without consequence. It has helped me create poems that were subsequently published. 750 words is my home. It is where i can love, hate, and examine myself without shame.

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Mon, Apr 20
1 cup

This is where I can dump all the junk from my brain every day and pick through the pieces to find the nuggets of significance that explain the root of my problems and solve them. And my typing speed increased, which is really useful in this new age of keyboards. :D

Testimonial Note from Jade Zhang on Sun, Apr 19
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Sean P D on Fri, Apr 17
1 cup

On September 2, 2012, I began a journey of writing every day. I have been faithful to keep going since then. But I have not always been excited about the amount that I have written.
750 Words has provided a much-needed boost to my writing. Since beginning, this, I have not missed my target of 750 words; often I have gone well beyond 1000. It is remarkable the change that has taken place in my writing. For me, this is something that is well worth the cost; the results speak for themselves.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Apr 17
1 cup

This is where I start my day. This is where I pray. This is where I prove to myself that this life is possible.

Testimonial Note from Anna Teresa on Thu, Apr 16
1 cup

Yesterday, I rounded 100,000 words. I honestly can’t believe it. This is such a tangible aspect of my writing, just getting up every day and facing the blank page is in itself an accomplishment but to have it in 6-digit figures now blows my mind. Love this site!

Testimonial Note from Tristan Kneschke on Wed, Apr 15
1 cup
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 Mon, Apr 13
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
3 cups
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 미야 on Sun, Apr 12
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Fergus Evans on Sat, Apr 11
1 cup
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
2 cups
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 Mon, Apr 06