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

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Improve the Today page

I think you might need to reevaluate your sitemap. I have to do a bit of clicking around to find certain pages, for example finding the page where my badges are and then going back to today. More links I guess. I love the tone of your site! Keep that up.

New Feature Vote from Tisiphone Calloway on Wed, May 28
1 cup

I’m going through a transition in my life. 750words is helping me log my thoughts and feel them evolve and actually take time to reflect upon and honor the process.

Testimonial Note from Tisiphone Calloway on Wed, May 28
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Marcela Moreira on Wed, May 28
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Recurring Time Off

The ability to set a recurring day off.

For religious reasons I don’t use the computer on Saturdays, and have to schedule these days one at a time, week after week. I’d love to be able to just set Saturdays as a recurring day off.

New Feature Request Note from Danielle Meitiv on Wed, May 28
1 cup
More text analysis

my texts often get marked as “mostly affectionate”. I have a hunch that “affectionate” is the grey are into which all difficult-to-analyse-moods fall in. so I would really love to do away with the “affectionate” category and to have more text analysis to replace it with a more precise term.

New Feature Vote from Entropy on Wed, May 28
2 cups

So, it’s funny. I was writing every single morning, really keeping to this morning schedule, and finding myself more and more calm and clear headed and then one day almost two weeks ago, poof! I just forgot about logging in and writing. I broke my 64 day streak and was turned back into an egg. I then went another 7 days without logging in and writing but somehow, that still felt ok. I am proud to be an egg again. I can’t wait to see what I will hatch into!

Testimonial Note from Tree on Mon, May 26
6 cups

I’m pouring my whole six cups of delicious patronage into this note to commemorate the breaking of my almost 500 day streak.
Don’t worry though. I missed yesterday so I’ll just write twice today.

Testimonial Note from mkpladsen on Sun, May 25
1 cup

Using 750 words as a journal has helped me introspect on my inner feelings and emotions. It’s intensely relieving to have a private place to pour out my soul every day, as it releases bottled up tension. As a result, I feel more tranquil and have less stress in my life. 750 words has also helped me discover my passion for writing fiction. It helps immensely with motivating me to finish my stories. Overall, 750 words is a wonderful website. I’m going to keep using it for as long as I can.

Testimonial Note from Bubbles on Sun, May 25
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More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Bubbles on Sun, May 25
2 cups

My first idiom is Spanish. I challenged myself to write blog posts in English so that my thoughts can reach more people.

750 words help me exercising my writting skills. Taking the one month challenge help me getting into the mood and getting confidence to write in a whole diferente language.

Now, I am writting posts in English and planning to participate again in the monthly challenge, soon.

Thanks for this awesome site, Buster!

Testimonial Note from Francisco Quintero on Sun, May 25
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Total Time Spent Writing (Month/Year)

Under [this month]‘s Statistics, add another bullet that’s a running tally of all of the time spent writing for the month. Annual statistics should also use a similar tally so that writers can see how much (or little) of their time is actually spent writing in the grand scheme of things (example: 1,000 hours per year). Perhaps those writers who write 100 hours in one month or 1,000 hours in one year will get a special badge.

New Feature Request Note from Scott Gordon on Sun, May 25
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More badges for accomplishments

I just reached 365 days and earned my Pegasus badge! I’m so excited to have reached this milestone and can’t believe it’s really been a year that I’ve kept up with writing every day. It’s shown me that I am capable of forming and keeping good habits and working toward a long term goal. I’m looking forward to becoming a Space Bird, and I’d like something to reach for after 500 days. A 750 badge would be perfect!

New Feature Vote from Ivy Paul on Sun, May 25
3 cups

Was zipping along on a streak of over 200 days and on Friday just missed a day. The routine changed and I missed it and didn’t realize it until today.
That is a good thing. It makes me think about how important this process has been and how grateful I am that Buster and Kellianne have created and nurtured this wonderful space that feels like it was made just for me.

Testimonial Note from Chris Campbell on Sun, May 25
2 cups

Writing the daily words unclutters my mind.

After more than 5 months of daily writing my life and mind feels more stable. These days I look more into the now and near future than into the past. Things seem much more clear.

What a great habit! The site does it’s job, being simple and stable enough – but there are some things I’d love to see improved to keep me paying the monthly fee…there’s not so much extra features compared to the old pen and paper approach, especially if you’re writing in a language other than English.

Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, May 25
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More badges for accomplishments

Also surprise badges that are not listed. I’d love to see an unexpected badge appear after some more or less obvious milestone.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, May 25
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Secure server for writing

Although it doesn’t show to the users, I think it’s still the most important thing.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, May 25
1 cup

I just came back after over a year of not writing, and three days in I’m certain it was a good idea.

I’m glad this exists.

Testimonial Note from Slava on Sat, May 24
2 cups

I just completed 200 consecutive days of inspired writing! I’m so excited. I love and appreciate 750words so much. Writing here on a daily basis has helped me to sort out my thoughts and to heal old wounds. Thank you and bless your hearts!💖💖💖💖

Testimonial Note from Mary on Sat, May 24
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

I’m interested in seeing if the bar graphs for emotions and concerns could be changed into a cool pie chart like you have for the today stats! I really like the pie charts and I feel like I get a better at-a-glance view of my emotions and concerns with them. The bar graphs are somehow less informative to me.

New Feature Vote from Vidya Ravilochan on Fri, May 23
3 cups

I discovered during National Novel Writing month that if I wrote my words for the day and then used my 750 words to brainstorm, I never had dry spells where I couldn’t think of anything to write. I’ve used 750 ever since to brainstorm for my writing (as well as to complain about my day and generally rant). I don’t do “morning pages,” more like “winding down the day” pages.

I’d also like to thank Kellianne for fixing my streak when I was so busy finishing a story (yes, I was writing) that I forgot to log into 750 until after my deadline. I kept going—after all, why stop doing something that has been so very useful to me?—but was sad to have lost a 400+ day streak. Thanks, Buster and Kellianne, for making this available to us all.

Testimonial Note from Julia H. West on Fri, May 23
5 cups

After 186 days (where I could just taste moving to the next level), my brain decided to let me miss a day. Sometimes I think I share my head with another person. Sometimes that person is benevolent, other times they seem either neutral or malevolent. So I spent some time evaluating my whole reason for doing the daily writings. I raged against that blank spot on my calendar, that blemish that will never go away, my relationship with perfection. It’s not easy to admit that there is truth outside of myself, that I don’t have everything all together, that I’m not always in control of things. Life smacked me again. I could quit or move on. I decided to move on, put that little bit of reality into my back of tricks and realize I still have a lot to learn about myself. Some of it won’t be pretty, but it’s still me. And I think I’m okay with that.

Testimonial Note from Steve Garriott on Thu, May 22
1 cup
More Fonts

I would like to change my font based on the type of mood that I’m in. Bradly Hand when I’m feeling normal, Joker when I’m a little edgy, and French Script when I’m feeling fancy. Stuff like that. It would require you to have a font pull-down menu on each day page. I don’t know how that could be managed.

New Feature Request Note from Pamela Gartner on Wed, May 21
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More badges for accomplishments

Many of us are Space Birds. We need more badges.
A badge for a million words. A badge for a thousand days. c’mon Buster you can make up more badges.

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Tue, May 20
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Many of us are Space Birds. We need more badges.
A badge for a million words. A badge for a thousand days. c’mon Buster you can make up more badges.

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Tue, May 20
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Badges are incredibly motivating for me. I’d love something between the desert of 30 and 100 days.

New Feature Vote from K. A. on Mon, May 19
1 cup

750 words is what’s going to guarantee I finish my PhD. Thank you, from the bottom of my awkward, scholarly heart.

Testimonial Note from K. A. on Mon, May 19
1 cup
More text analysis

I sometimes write in Afrikaans, and then the text analysis means nothing. I wonder if one could push it through Google translate and get some text analysis from that?

New Feature Vote from Niel Malan on Sun, May 18
1 cup

I have written a lot of words here. I don’t think it means much, those words, in their content, but it has made me a better typist, and I write much easier. Emails has become a breeze.

But the other day, while I was writing my words, a vision statement I have been thinking about for my new business, just popped you. Like newborn baby it’s not cute or accomplished, but it’s now in the world.

Testimonial Note from Niel Malan on Sun, May 18
1 cup
More text analysis

I love this tool, and I want to see more of it. Right now, some of the analyses are lackluster, but it has a lot of potential!

New Feature Vote from A. O. Juarez on Sat, May 17
2 cups

I am a space bird. :) Today I finished my 502 day in a row and even though I hit that mark two days ago I still couldn’t break the habit. I’m heading off to bed now that I’m done.

Testimonial Note from Katrinia17 on Sat, May 17