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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Our Good Members

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Notes of inspiration from members

7 cups
I love this site but I'm thinking of quitting. Maybe there is another way...

I realize I’m not the norm here, but I am running a 747-day streak and counting, and every day I wake up with terrible anxiety, worried that I may have forgotten to write the day before. Going for the little badges when I first joined this site was fun, and I love being able to look back on a given day (say, one or two or three years ago to the day) to see how I was feeling and note how much has changed. But if writing here every day in hopes of getting an elusive badge is making me feel bad, maybe it’s time to take a break. What I would like to suggest is a feature where I would be able to opt out of getting badges entirely. That way, I could use this site to journal without fuelling my weirdo competitive fire, which isn’t always healthy. I also think it would be great if you could offer a discounted annual membership or the option to buy a lifetime membership to entice people to keep using the site for a long time, even if they need to take a break for a while. Thanks for considering these ideas and thanks for being here!

New Feature Request Note from Victoria Okay on Fri, Jan 08
1 cup

I love 750 words. I’ve been doing morning pages for over 20 years. Doing them online sure helps reduce paper clutter, and I like the fun badges you can earn for writing.

Testimonial Note from Kindra Rosgen on Fri, Jan 08
50 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Hey Kellianne and Buster, Happy New Year!
My vote is to get a NaNo badge for 2020… I know most of us would like that year to vanish into oblivion, but I hit 50k a few months last year, and would like to mark that achievement with a badge :-)
Since I started, I have written almost every day (99%). I could never keep a diary, but I can keep this. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your FANTASTIC site.

Nga mihi mahana (warmest regards) from Aotearoa New Zealand
Sam

New Feature Vote from Sam Young on Thu, Jan 07
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Thank you for this site. I love it!

One nice feature on the writing page would be to be able to scroll so the current line that I’m writing shows up in the middle of the page. Instead, now, as I write, my words end up at the bottom of the screen and it’s a bit awkward to do all my typing down there.

Typewriter mode in Ulysses is a great example of this.

New Feature Vote from Scott Simon on Thu, Jan 07
1 cup

This is a great service that has helped me clear my mind.

Testimonial Note from Samuel Odewale on Wed, Jan 06
1 cup
Ability to set/change the daily word count

Currently, the number of words to write is set at 750 per day. I would like to raise the bar for myself to 1000 per day. Some other users might want to set themselves a lower limit of 500 per day (just to get into the habit).

Could we have some customization options for the daily word count threshold please?

New Feature Request Note from Vempy K on Wed, Jan 06
1 cup

I am so happy to have found this site last July. I talked about writing for years, but was sporadic at best. I’ve been fairly consistent in the last several months and have completed three month long challenges, and barely missed another one. It gives structure to my writing practice and has helped me to sort out different issues that have arisen during this crazy pandemic time. I have told a number of other people about it and they’ve become members too. So don’t give up. It took me a while to get into the swing of it, but it has been really rewarding. You can do it!

Testimonial Note from Kandoux on Wed, Jan 06
1 cup

Just a quick note to say I have belonged to this site a long time (although I have been lacking in my entries of late) and I can’t say enough about how instrumental it was for me when I need it to work though my rough days – YEARS, do I dare say?

And I love how it is always available for me for the price of a Dollar Store notebook (which I lose all the time)…..

Testimonial Note from Village Maid on Tue, Jan 05
1 cup

It has been 30 days. 30 days of showing up each morning and pouring my thoughts onto this page. 30 days of feeling calm and centered after doing so. 30 days of feeling lighter and free!

Today, I became a member and I am proud to be one. Thank you, 750words, for giving me the space to express my true self.

Happy New year!

Testimonial Note from Aly Lovelace on Tue, Jan 05
19 cups

The time it takes me to write 750 words non-stop is around 20 minutes. And 20 minutes is roughly considered a ‘flow’ state of creativity. So my advice is, if you’re not doing it already: write non-stop, don’t get distracted. See how you feel about it. Oh, and don’t stop at 750. If you have it in you, get it out. Have a break. Then go for 1,500. (It’s only taken me a few years to work this out. But hey, better late than never, right?) Thanks 750 words for all that you are.

Testimonial Note from runningman on Sun, Jan 03
5 cups

Okay, New Year and new energy! I really want to get back to writing my morning-or-whenever pages again every day. The last year was rough in many ways and it was hard for me to focus, but I signed up for the January challenge to motivate myself and I’m starting a new morning routine for myself. Thanks for being here, 750 Words and writers! May 2021 be good for us all.

Testimonial Note from Theresa Alberti on Sat, Jan 02
5 cups

Back in 2021 in response to the longing to write. in 2010, 750words was instrumental in preparing me to get through NaNoWriMo… My goal this time is just staying sane. Thanks for the help!

Testimonial Note from Bethany Keech on Fri, Jan 01
10 cups

Jan 1, 2021. Happy New Year, everyone! Last year, starting in early May, I started to use 750 Words. It’s been so good for me, especially for coping during the pandemic. I will also never forget how UTTERLY TERRIBLE it felt when I forgot to write, on a day where my routine was all messed up, and broke a 140-day streak! I got right back in the saddle, though, and wrote for a total of 243 days total last year (also a lot of words!!!). The goal for 2021: 365 days. Thank you, 750 team, for devising such a simple way to stick with it.

Testimonial Note from Antje Anderson on Fri, Jan 01
1 cup

For years I always told myself I should journal. It was recommended by friends, therapists, etc. The habit never stuck until I came here back in early November, and I’ve only missed a handful of days since. I don’t know why exactly but thanks so much for providing this platform as it has really helped me through some difficult times.

Testimonial Note from Robert Pagano on Fri, Jan 01
1 cup

It was only in this past year that I started seriously writing, and thanks to this page I’ve written more in the last 2 months than I have in the last 4 years. Thank you for creating this website!

Testimonial Note from Fang on Fri, Jan 01
5 cups

Let’s just say that I suddenly realized that you have been prompting me to write 750 for TEN years! What a tremendous service and help in providing that “silent” nudge each and every day. Sometimes, it’s easy to take for granted. so today, I want to say thank you! Hope this New Year is your best ever!!

Testimonial Note from Steve Robertson on Fri, Jan 01
5 cups

Happy New Year! It’s been over 5 years of writing on this site, so I dedicate 5 cups to this cause. This is a fantastic site to build a lifelong habit, get grounded, get more in touch with your own thoughts, just to get it all out. I’m very grateful that this site exists. It’s helped me grow as a human. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Jonathan J Martel on Fri, Jan 01
1 cup

Happy New Year! This is the year of creativity for me and 750 Words is my go to tool to start my day as a reminder to create. Blessings to all on this New Years day!

Testimonial Note from Annette Broy🎨 on Fri, Jan 01
195 cups

I have been writing for 2007 days as of 12/29/2020. It’s been a great ride but now is time to move on. December 31, 2020 will close my writing here, but I will carry on on my own. Thank you Kelly and Buster for having this wonderful platform. Lots of Love Pam

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Dec 30
5 cups

I’ve become lazy and defeated about my writing, so 750 Words gives me a daily opportunity to build a disciplined practice.

Testimonial Note from Erlinda Legaspi on Tue, Dec 29
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Erlinda Legaspi on Tue, Dec 29
2 cups
Public API

A public API so I can build a iOS and Apple Watch app to show the streaks and send reminders.

New Feature Request Note from Sean Nam on Tue, Dec 29
1 cup
More text analysis

very interesteed in the page that analyse your daily writing feelings. would be great if there was a way to view progress. to see how much your mood has improved overall from writing and how positive you have become from daily journalling.

New Feature Vote from Bianca BB on Tue, Dec 29
1 cup

I signed up years ago, have had all kinds of streaks and starts and stops and what not over the years, but I keep coming back here.

I think writing is a lot like, if not more like so many other things that require repetition, ongoing showing up, and that none of that is wasted in the long run. It keeps you loose and going on, and even helps to unstuck you even if you come here and blah blah blah your words for a few days…the main thing is to keep going.

So…

If you are reading this….good.

Here’s my point.

Keep going. See how long you can keep that streak going for yourself. You won’t regret it.

Happy New Year to all!

Testimonial Note from Martin Gavin on Mon, Dec 28
30 cups

Yesterday I broke my streak. For the second time since I started.. I wrote from 29.08.2017 – 27.12.2020 which are 1218 days. Over three years. I can’t even imagine things three years from now, should I reach that point again.
The first time I broke my streak after 435 days, because I was too stressed. This time I broke it because I was too relaxed. I started and simply forgot to continue.
It’s not as bad as last time. I wrote a lot of things I’m proud of in these 1218 days. It’s 2020, there could have been worse things this year happening to me than this. This just wounds my personal pride.
For a moment today I thought I could take a break. Start writing again on the 1st January instead of today, but I can’t. It’s such a integral part of my life by now, I don’t want to take a break. I’m not always motivated. Sometimes I write some stupid things ten minutes before midnight. But I write and I’m really glad I do. So hopefully here’s to another 1218 days or even more!

Testimonial Note from Danara Schürmann on Mon, Dec 28
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would love to be able to write on my iPad instead of my laptop.

New Feature Vote from Tracy on Sun, Dec 27
40 cups

Although I have been with 750 Words since May 2011, and have over 2 million words here, I have never managed a huge streak . . . until now. On Christmas Eve I hit day 1000 in my current streak. I was so happy that I finally did it!

I have used this space to work through emotions, to complain about life, and very often to brainstorm for short stories, novels, and poetry. Today I worked through the death of a friend on December 23rd. So sudden, such a huge shock? Why was I angry about this? I mean I was sad, of course. But I wrote until I figured out why anger was part of my feelings. And writing about it really helped me to get a lot of what has been bottled up in me for three days out. Thank you for giving me the space, the opportunity, and the reason for doing the writing that helped me start to wrap my head around this tragic event.

Testimonial Note from Julia H. West on Sat, Dec 26
5 cups

Thank you for creating this house of quiet rebellion. Your daily encouragement has reminded me to call myself a writer; so much so that it has become my new profession, during a year when doors were closing everywhere. Without this simple, compelling discipline, I might never have gained the confidence to put one word in front of another and line them up for scrutiny. Now I have my first ghost writing client – and you to thank.

Testimonial Note from Vanessa Cobb on Thu, Dec 24
30 cups

I’m so sad. After getting to 2,181 days in a row, I accidentally missed yesterday. I’m just so sad and needed somewhere to write this where I knew people would understand.

Testimonial Note from Laura Parish on Tue, Dec 22
1 cup
Fix Time to 750 bug - "actually typing"

So, it appears that actually typing is correct on Total Time but not Time to 750. So, for example, in today’s write, I got:

Time to 750:
00:38
00:50 actually typing

Total time:
00:59
00:50 actually typing

It appears actually typing for Time to 750 is just taking the value for total time. For total, I have no doubt I typed a total of 50 minutes but since I typed 1500 words, roughly, this morning, this should probably show something like:

Time to 750:
00:38
00:34 actually typing (to 750 words)

That would be more interesting, and more correct. Cheers and have a great Monday!

New Feature Request Note from Jeff Skott on Mon, Dec 21