The Friends & Patrons 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 Apr 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 May 1st, all existing users of the site will be given lifetime free accounts (we hope you'll continue to donate when you can). New accounts created after May 1st, 2013 will be 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 both very much interested in keeping the spirit of this site intact. We are open to giving away a certain number of free accounts away every month... especially if you're willing to tell us a bit about yourself and your story. If you can't afford to pay $5/month for whatever reason, please feel free to make your case to Kellianne.
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!
Notes of inspiration from the patrons
750 words has allowed me spill my thoughts onto the page like a bunch of puzzle pieces and better organize them so that I am able to accurately articulate what I am thinking. Additionally it helped me in my English class when I got the fictional and non-existent case of “writers-block”. If I kept writing something on the paper, I would eventually get some good ideas out. The only thing I really had to do was sort through what was actually pertinent.
Testimonial Note from Kyle Hunt on Tue, Oct 11
1 cupImprove the writing page
Love you love the site.
New Feature Vote from Bart Childers on Tue, Oct 11
1 cupSecure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Denis Semenov on Tue, Oct 11
We write in solitude but we are not alone.
Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 10
I’m totally obsessed with my writing turning out on the feeling rather than the thinking side of the spectrum. Has anyone else experienced a switch? Also – whenever I write and I get “self-expressive” i’m so happy, but the result is so rare.
Testimonial Note from emily kramer on Mon, Oct 10
9 cupsTemporal tracking of data
I would like to have the capability to see how my daily analytic data track over time. For example, how may days was a positive or negative, I would like to see time series for all the attitudinal and topic data you collect.
New Feature Request Note from rees evans on Mon, Oct 10
1 cupSecure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Wolfgang Deutsch on Sun, Oct 09
Double Down on Charity Note from Elizabeth Magill on Sun, Oct 09
I have heard it says that it takes 30 days to create a habit, but on my first time through 750 words i immediately missed a day after getting my 30 word badge. Apparently it takes me longer than that to make a habit. But here I am at 192 days and counting…Thanks for helping me make a good habit.
I’ve written 50,000 or so words toward each of two different books. So I suppose the next habit to build is the one that includes editing!!!
Thanks for a great tool for making me the writer I always thought I might be.
Is there a similar app for laundry?
Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Magill on Sun, Oct 09
All in all, 750 words has had a positive impact on my life, as I am sure it had on everyone else here, also.
Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Oct 09
This site has been my only friend on some days when I needed to clear my head most. It is a listening ear and does not give opinions or pass judgement. It helps me think through my own thoughts, and I could not be more grateful. Thank you, 750 words.
Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Rémy on Sat, Oct 08
If I use my four cups of patronage for this note, will four cups be added to the bounty next month, or only one?
One Month Challenge Bounty from Rose Thornton on Sat, Oct 08
4 cupsimprovements to editor & exported archive
I’m a little confused on how the text editor works… it doesn’t preserve a single return, only a double? Couldn’t it maybe also recognize a single enter space? (it would be very helpful when I’m trying to make lists – and when I’m leaving my metadata. I’ve had my metadata messed up several times because I didn’t realize that it would run lines together if I didn’t put a double return/enter after each one.)
More importantly, how about the exported archives? They’re kind of a visual disaster – no line breaks at all? I know it’s possible… another site I use (ohlife.com) exports with line breaks (at least the double returns) included. I would be very pleased if it could do the same here.
Thanks so much for this site.
New Feature Request Note from Samantha J. Montgomery on Fri, Oct 07
Good luck everyone.
One Month Challenge Bounty from Adam Weidner on Fri, Oct 07
6 cupsHolidays from the Internet
On Saturday 8th October I begin a week’s holiday from the Internet. I will continue to write 750 words a day. But because I won’t be able to post to this site, when I return to Internet access on Saturday 15th October, I’ll have to start again from the very beginning. If I could book a scheduled Holiday From The Internet, to be paid for on my return by 750w*days absence, I could keep my Streak … which is at over 130 days and I’d love to hit 200 one of these days!
New Feature Request Note from Yonmei onIJ on Thu, Oct 06
In the words of Milton, “He who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things ought himself to be a true Poem.”
Testimonial Note from Rachel on Thu, Oct 06
1 cupAn iPhone/iPad app
I have both iDevices, and while I can use the mobile site on them, it doesn’t operate particularly cleanly. I’d pay to download a mobile site.
New Feature Vote from templemarker on Thu, Oct 06
4 cupsImprove the writing page
Here’s a (minor) annoyance I have with the writing (and archived writing) pages: the title for the writing page is “Write your words”, which is fine, but that happens to also be the title for viewing past days’ writing we can’t edit. How about having the title for those pages be “Your words for the (day) of (month), (year)”? That way, when I open a bunch of tabs with past days to refer back to, there’s more clear information about which tab has what day on it, and only the current one will be telling me to “write” in it.
In addition, being able to toggle on/off displaying the Markdown formatting on the words pages, both current and past, would be nice too.
New Feature Vote from Stephanie Van Aken on Wed, Oct 05
1 cupA better mobile site
I just wrote my first 750 words, yay! I’d love a better mobile site, but thanks for this one. I’m excited to keep writing.
New Feature Vote from Cara Sylvester on Wed, Oct 05
Thanks a lot 750words.com!
Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Oct 05
750words has changed my life. I have written over 300,000 words since starting almost a year ago and this has transformed my ideas of the possible. I has influenced every aspect of my life and work. I am very thankful.
Testimonial Note from rees evans on Wed, Oct 05
I now write. That is what I do, and that makes me a writer.
It is not that I want to write – someday.
I write – now.
It is something that I crave, and thanks to 750 Words, it has become a habit, I have even rearranged my life to fit my “Morning Pages” in to my schedule. I love to stay up late, but I now go to bed around 9PM so that I can get up at 4AM to write.
I can’t imagine not writing.
I’m a writer. It is what I do.
Thank you, 750 Words – Peter
Testimonial Note from Peter Wallace on Wed, Oct 05
I’m days away from a flock and so grateful to 750words for helping me to get those words out.
Double Down on Charity Note from Elizabeth Coleman on Tue, Oct 04
1 cupMore badges for accomplishments
I have just completed my second Challenge, and I have been thinking that it would be nice to have a badge for every challenge that´s completed. For example, the first badge has a grey border, the second a will have blue one, the third a red and so on.
New Feature Vote from Ingeborg Kooiman on Tue, Oct 04
1 cupMore text analysis
I love using this site, but I think it would be even more enjoyable if my texts could be analyzed in my native tongue, Dutch.
New Feature Vote from Ingeborg Kooiman on Tue, Oct 04
I have just finished my second challenge, and today I´m going to pick up my reward. For those of you who are currently in the running: I´ll keep my fingers crossed that you´ll make it to the finish line.
One Month Challenge Bounty from Ingeborg Kooiman on Mon, Oct 03
I can’t say for certain how it has affected me because I just started 2 weeks ago. That being said, so far I have fallen into a routine where, no matter what, I get up and have at least one accomplishment a day. I get to say, yep, the rest of the day may have been completely unplanned and I didn’t get to do what I had intended, but I did do my words. Check, double check, and check-a-roonie!!
Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 03
You’re doing a great thing with this website. Everybody wins!
Double Down on Charity Note from William Johnson on Mon, Oct 03
1 cupRetroactive meta data tagging
First, thanks Buster. I love this site. Second, I figured out how to use the metadata function months after I started using the site, and it would be ideal to go back and enter meta data tags in the earlier entries so I can track all the ideas for my novel that I’ve generated while on this site. Third, thanks again! This is a fun way to do morning pages.
New Feature Request Note from Sharon A Shoo on Mon, Oct 03
Double Down on Charity Note from Vicky Lynn on Mon, Oct 03