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
More text analysis

Or perhaps more accurate text analysis; sometimes I think that certain words are being used in a way that I don’t intend them. I know that’s probably difficult, but I think this feature is so cool and it would be interesting to see refinements! :)

New Feature Vote from Vidya Ravilochan on Thu, May 08
10 cups

I have been writing on 750 Words for more than 3 years. My longest streak is 1149 days and is still going. I am grateful to have this place to dump recurring thoughts and emotions, record important insights and life experiences, and write creatively when so moved. Thank you for this “holy space.”
—Vicky

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, May 07
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Still would kill for a dedicated app, as I spend more time typing my 750 Words on my mobile devices than on my desktop.

New Feature Vote from Caroline Sharp on Wed, May 07
1 cup

I think I’m going to start keeping a notebook to record the small genius things I come up with about myself, life and human nature when I do this everyday. It’s remarkable!

Testimonial Note from Caroline Sharp on Wed, May 07
1 cup

Great way to let off steam! I find i’ve developed quite the creative sense of humor that has my friends, family and co-workers in stitches! Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, May 06
5 cups

Wow, I hit Spacebird yesterday. Five hundred solid days of writing. Coming here every day and putting down the words — sometimes they’re meaningful, sometimes they’re just random streams — has helped me in ways that I wouldn’t have suspected.

Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Dan Mertz on Tue, May 06
10 cups

Congratulations, Buster and Kellianne, for having over 2000 members now!! It’s wonderful to see the site getting more and more popular. You’ve created something here that is a real service to me and over 2000 others. Please treat yourselves to a grand celebration.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Tue, May 06
1 cup
Improve the writing page

It would be cool if the text stayed near the middle of the page instead of the bottom. Thanks for your hard work!

New Feature Vote from Lindsay on Mon, May 05
1 cup

I JUST MADE SPACE BIRD. i feel so proud. I know i have the long term stamina to do what i want.
Right now i am doing a sonnet a day for a year and may post some from time to time if anyone responds and shows interest or curiosity. I’d love to see bits and pieces of other people’s writing too. A snippets wall where you can post after aceiving some badge or other Phoenix perhaps

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Mon, May 05
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More badges for accomplishments

I just made space bird. I want a big bouquet of roses on my daily reminder and i want a badge for a thousand days. Also i want a place to post my sonnets a finished writing wall limited to fourteen lines snippets of the best to display.

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Mon, May 05
1 cup

I look forward to writing every night. It hurts to say that it has been awhile since I’ve been able to put anything down at all. It means that when someone asks if I’ve been writing lately, which always happens when we talk, I can say yes and I know how many days in a row I’ve kept it going.
Thanks so much for the great site!

Testimonial Note from heidi iffland on Mon, May 05
1 cup

This is more of an anti-testimonial note but I couldn’t find another place to put it.
Several times in the last few months I’ve gone back looking to see what I wrote a year ago – and have only found a blank field for that particular day. My streak is still in force and I have credit for a certain number of words for the day but there is no text. Has that happened to anyone else? e.g. May 4, 2013 is an example.

Testimonial Note from mkpladsen on Sun, May 04
1 cup

Every morning I look forward to grabbing a cuppa and writing my 750 words. Inevitably, by the time I get to 750 words, I’m on a roll and I keep going. This website has kept me inspired and productive, even during the toughest writing spells of my dissertation. Thank you so much!

Testimonial Note from Jennifer M Kerner on Sun, May 04
1 cup

Great people think about their thinking. This site helps me do this. I understand more clearly how to write in such a way as to move from thinking to feeling, extrovert to introvert, etc. As I do this, I understand myself better.

Testimonial Note from Sherry L Prange on Sun, May 04
1 cup

Though I haven’t always been consistent, I have returned to 750 words again and again over the last four years, and I am grateful to have a record of my thoughts and feelings. Writing every day helps me learn so much about myself. By reading my old writing and my recent writing, I can see how much I’ve grown and how I’ve learned from my experiences. It is so cathartic to write the truth, in incomplete sentences, without inhibitions. I work in a retirement home, and most residents are older than 85- many in their 90s. One of the sharpest ladies there told me she has written daily in her journal since she was 8. She told me that she remembers everything, and what she can’t remember, she has written down. I aspire to be like her. I also fondly remember the words of a favorite high school English teacher, who taught us to free write every day. She always told us, “Keep your hand moving across the page.” Thank you, 750 words, for being an invaluable tool in my journey to better know myself.

Testimonial Note from Juliet Hansen on Sun, May 04
1 cup

Everything that we write leaves an important footprint of our soul on the world. 750 words made writing everyday for me possible. I’m really grateful that I had the (not in your face) cheerleading beside me. I’m not sure where I’m going but like a long drive into a beautiful sunset and a new dawn tomorrow I’m grateful with every word that I’m brave enough to write that I’m spending it with you all. Love, Emma xo

Testimonial Note from emma nelson on Sat, May 03
1 cup

Thanks to this site and the discipline of daily writing (well almost daily writing) I’ve become a bestselling author on Amazon. I wrote Your Own Personal New Orleans Tour for the Kindle platform, it quickly became a bestseller (still is) and now is in paperback.

I can now call myself a writer and bestselling author. I have 750 words to thank for that!

Testimonial Note from Richard Bienvenu on Fri, May 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Richard Bienvenu on Fri, May 02
1 cup

I use 750words to clear my mind in the morning and I love it.

Testimonial Note from maaike blok on Fri, May 02
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offline app

i second the idea of an offline app.

New Feature Request Note from maaike blok on Fri, May 02
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Offline app

Similar to Writebox for Chrome, this would take the platform offline so when Internet is down, or we’re on vacation in a remote wifi-less place, we can a) still write and b) keep the streak. I get that we can schedule days off, but I don’t want a day off—I just won’t be online!

Really, all it needs to do is do the congratulatory pop-up at 750 words. It can sync the next time it’s online to update the streak and metadata. Nothing fancy.

I’m using all my cups of patronage, because I REALLY REALLY want this. Pretty pretty please?

New Feature Request Note from Jessica Lin on Fri, May 02
1 cup

I LOVE IT!! EVERYTIME I COME HERE TO CLEAR MY MIND, something wonderful and magical happens, thank you 750 words.com! GOD BLESS THE CREATIVE PEOPLE WHO STARTED THIS SITE and GOD BLESS YOU ALL may all your dreams come true!!

Testimonial Note from DanniDanDanHuang on Fri, May 02
2 cups

I started on this site about two years ago, wrote for a while, and then left for several months. I made a goal turning my writing into money in 2014 and this site is helping me make this happen. I went from rarely writing to now being on a 30+ day streak. Thank you for giving me and others the ability to get the words out of our heads and onto the computer screen.

Testimonial Note from Michelle Krivoshia-Lord on Fri, May 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I just really love badges.

New Feature Vote from Bergen Dox on Thu, May 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

BADGES

New Feature Vote from Bergen Dox on Thu, May 01
1 cup

Buster thank you so much for this site, I found it in 2010 but fell off the wagon after a few months. I resolved in 2014 to do a better job of writing. Much gratitude 750words.com is still here!

Testimonial Note from ButterflyGirl Vanishing on Thu, May 01
1 cup

750 Words has unleashed a fury! I just completed my first month’s challenge and have been beavering away at my writing here and started a writing class,joined a writing group and have a book project in mind. This from a reluctant, stymied writer who could rarely come up with a topic. It is as though 750 Words blew away the cobwebs and set the creative juices flowing. It is just what was needed. Hats off to B&K and all of you who support this site..

Testimonial Note from Mary Kay on Thu, May 01
1 cup

750 Words has always been a component of peaks in my productivity as a writer. I first found it when I was feeling extremely low, and my first ever time writing here started a 106,668 word novel. Later, I stopped writing, and that sucked. But now I’m novelling and regularly writing in 750 Words again, and life is definitely much better this way.

Testimonial Note from Leigh-Ann Foster on Wed, Apr 30
2 cups

I just finished the thirty day challenge and so I am donating another $5 because I appreciate that it gave me the incentive to get my words in every day!!! I am farther on my novel that I would have been had I not had 750 Words challenge to keep me honest about writing at least 750 words a day. Thank you!!!!

Testimonial Note from Tanja Crouch on Wed, Apr 30
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Eddie Maisonet on Wed, Apr 30