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

2 cups
Secure server for writing

Maximum security please :)

BTW I rly like the encryption system that uses

New Feature Vote from DM on Tue, Dec 03
3 cups
A better mobile site

Yas please. Mostly the login & writing experience. Not too worried about the rest

New Feature Vote from DM on Tue, Dec 03
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I’d like to be able to give each day an optional title.

Sometimes I want to find a particular entry days or weeks after writing it, if I’m forgetful and don’t copy the contents out on the day I write it. Finding it currently tedious. It would be nice to have a way to tell what’s in each entry, like a user-supplied, optional title.

Thank you!

New Feature Vote from Aspen Richter on Sun, Dec 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love striving for badges! Just got my NaNoWriMo badge and going for others next.

New Feature Vote from Sky Matsuhashi on Sun, Dec 01
51 cups

I started using 750words as a way to write out my feelings and thoughts for each day. Two years ago I completed NaNoWriMo. It’s been 3-4 years of writing nearly everyday. Now, it’s time to take a break from the streaks. I’ll be back.

Testimonial Note from Yvette Zavala on Sat, Nov 30
1 cup

750 Words has already been a true blessing for my creative life. I’ve noticed how my creativity gets loosened up, or I can just write off whatever is blocking me at the time. It’s also really neat to try and make writing daily a habit. I haven’t been on a streak since day one, but I keep coming back.

Testimonial Note from Maja Minnaert on Fri, Nov 29
1 cup

I just hit two years of consecutive writing (give or take the odd week of vacation). 750 words and the badge/reward system has kept me motivated to do a daily writing practice in a way that physical journals never did. I recommend the site to people frequently and appreciate all the hard work Kellianne and Buster have put into it (and Kellianne’s willingness to fix my brainfart moments when I can’t read a calendar). Here’s to another 730 days!

Testimonial Note from Shadowsinger on Thu, Nov 28
1 cup

Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for this site. It has let me rant, cry, laugh and wonder in my own time, in my own way, everyday. Thank you for always being up and running. Every time I log in, this site is working and ready to listen to my words. For that, on this Thanksgiving Day, I am especially blessed. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Barbara Wissmann on Thu, Nov 28
1 cup

Lets me get everything out when it feels like thoughts are swirling around my mind and overtaking everything: my focus etc.
Totally recommend!

Testimonial Note from Amy Marie Ansell on Wed, Nov 27
1 cup
750words Map

I can tell from the timestamps that members/writers are all over the world. Would love to know the geographic breakdown of your members. Could you have a world map showing how many members are writing from each continent at that moment

New Feature Request Note from Angela McOrmond on Wed, Nov 27
8 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

A mobile app. pretty please!

New Feature Vote from Siri P on Tue, Nov 26
12 cups
Streak Freeze

Similar to other programs such as Duolingo, as you accumulate currency by continued use, in this case “cups” by continued writing, you could use those cups to buy a “streak freeze”, which preserves your streak for one day if you miss and didn’t schedule time off. This is something you can purchase at any time, and then it is stored and applied automatically if you miss. After using it you can purchase another streak freeze whenever you accumulate enough cups again, but you can have only one at a time to discourage frequent missed days.
For many of us, the idea of a “streak” is very motivating and it can be hard to get back on board if you accidentally miss a day after a long time. Life happens! The idea of having an extra cushion is comforting. :)

New Feature Request Note from Cindy F. on Tue, Nov 26
4 cups

Thank you, Buster and Kellianne, for making this site possible. I’ve been a member for nearly 7 years, and 750words has been important to me through many good seasons and some difficult ones.

My participation has been sporadic at times, but I keep coming back because this venue is a great value. I have used it to:

  • Process my thoughts and experiences
  • Practice writing
  • Work out problems that require focused thought
  • Draft countless emails
  • Draft blog posts, articles, and book chapters
  • Sharpen my use of language
  • Vent frustrations that are best left unspoken
  • Acquire (or re-acquire) daily discipline

Thank you for providing this place. It has been a great encouragement to me.

Testimonial Note from William on Tue, Nov 26
25 cups

It seems an appropriate time to say just how Thankful I am to have found 750 Words and made it a part of my daily life! Thank you so much to Buster and KelliAnn for giving us all such an awesome place to write, every day. My life is much better when I write everyday, but it’s also nice to be able to schedule a few days off for travel and holidays too.

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Rose on Mon, Nov 25
25 cups

Just reached 2500 days of consistent writing on this site. Long ago now writing here became simply part of my life. I don’t let anything interfere with getting my Words in every night. There is probably nothing publishable in those Words, but it has been profoundly helpful in my other writing—and in my life in general where this practice has strengthened other practices I pursue. I’m extremely grateful to Buster and Kellianne—and to all my fellow writers—for this space to simply be me every day.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Sun, Nov 24
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I work harder when there is a goal I can reach. I think this would be helpful.

New Feature Vote from Amanda Kelley on Sun, Nov 24
1 cup

750 words has helped me process my thoughts and discuss things I can’t discuss with anyone else. It is my private sanctuary. I usually use it as a brain dump rather than developing my stories, but in this way it helps me develop my stories. I am grateful that this site exists. It keeps me writing every day, even when I can’t find the energy to work on my novel/short stories. Thank you for existing.

Testimonial Note from Amanda Kelley on Sun, Nov 24
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Renee Hills on Sun, Nov 24
15 cups

This is such a great site. I have used 750words for well over two years. It is what helped me discover I could write every day. I know my thought processes have been clearer and my life calmer because of it. Thank you for creating and maintaining the site.

Testimonial Note from Becky Wilson on Sat, Nov 23
1 cup

Pay is not a Pal

Testimonial Note from John A Ingham on Fri, Nov 22
1 cup

Pay is not a Pal

Testimonial Note from John A Ingham on Fri, Nov 22
1 cup

Trying to pay
Paypal isn’t working
Thanks for everything

Testimonial Note from John A Ingham on Fri, Nov 22
5 cups

I was getting close to a 190 day streak and it just slipped my mind to write on two occasions. It would be great to be able to set some sort of reminder so that if you don’t write by say, 10pm at night it triggers an email or an alert to remind you.

New Feature Request Note from Helen Hawken on Wed, Nov 20
7 cups
A way to change the number of days for my daily target.

Specifically, to 1500 words.

New Feature Request Note from Pam Neely on Tue, Nov 19
30 cups
A way to write and log words when I have no internet connection

Sometimes I get to go into the wilderness for a few days. There is no wifi up there. ;) But I would like to still write and log my words for the day, then have 750 words update as soon as I hit wifi.
If the app you’re building/planning would also do this, please allocate my cups of patronage towards that. I just want to be able to continue to use this when I have no wifi access.

New Feature Request Note from Pam Neely on Tue, Nov 19
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Pam Neely on Tue, Nov 19
1 cup

This site has given me the accountability I need to write more regularly. I look forward to the day when I can say that I write every day. As of now, I’m still inconsistent but I keep wanting to come back and clear my head on this site. Thanks 750 words for helping to keep me on target!

Testimonial Note from Kari Kerby on Mon, Nov 18
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Just love badges! Thank you for all your hard work!

New Feature Vote from Jenna Jaep Rentzel on Sat, Nov 16
1 cup

Ich liebe 750w, finde die Badges wundervoll und hab hier die Möglichkeit, jeden Morgen gegen mich selbst anzutreten, den inneren Schweinehund zu überwinden und einfach mal zu schreiben! Es sollte eigentlich das natürlichste von der Welt sein, dass ein Schreiber eben auch etwas schreibt und das JEDEN verdammten Tag, Herrgott!!! :-D aber so ist es eben nicht. Mit 750w kann ich sehen, was ich bisher geleistet hab, wenn ich meine Statistiken anschaue und ich kann mir eine Routine erarbeiten, die mir Hilft, Material zu schaffen, an dem ich dann arbeiten kann.
Ich danke den Machern hinter dieser Seite und werde 750w allen empfehlen, die auf dem Weg sind, ein grandioser Schreiber zu werden. Vielen Dank.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Nov 15
1 cup

I have been continuing to make my way back here for 9 years, on and off. It’s how I make sense of the world. Thanks, guys.

Testimonial Note from Patrick Liam on Thu, Nov 14