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

3 cups
More text analysis

A lot of things have become apparent about my writing style in practice, but more features that may be more unconscious to the writer being tracked and displayed would be helpful, as well as boxes that display tips on how to use less common grammar symbols such as the semi-colon and hyphen.

New Feature Vote from Edward on Sat, Mar 25
4 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Reidun Saxerud on Fri, Mar 24
1 cup
Post pictures

For those who use the site as a diary, it would be great to be able to post pictures and to save them to the entry! please consider

New Feature Request Note from Mauricio Graziano on Thu, Mar 23
1 cup

This site has been a wonderful tool to help me with my writing. Thank you Aly for suggesting this site to me.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Mar 23
10 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Samantha Ku on Thu, Mar 23
1 cup
Something Mobile Friendly.

I love using 750 words, but it can be difficult on the iPad. Sometimes it does not save if I paste a large amount of my writing from another location, it will not scroll or it signs me out repeatedly. I do not know if this is easy to fix, but having an app or i-device-friendly page would be great.

Thank you!

New Feature Request Note from Mouse Cake on Wed, Mar 22
1 cup

I first started 750 Words when I was suddenly and unexpectedly given a large writing role at work. I hadn’t done much writing, corporate or otherwise, in the several years since I graduated college, and I could feel the rust coating my mental gears when I’d try to get in a groove. 750 Words has been an incredible help in getting over that initial hump of simply writing, whether it’s a journal entry, an idea for a personal project, or a brainstorming session for work copy. All in all, I couldn’t be more grateful for the team and community in helping me feel less like an imposter and more like a writer again!

Testimonial Note from Lea Miller on Wed, Mar 22
2 cups

I’ve sort of come and gone from 750Words, but am back and in the midst of my longest streak to date. I’ve used it as a “brain dump” where I try (don’t always succeed) to get up in the morning and commit my 750, not trying to craft great prose but just getting it down and filling it up. I’ve found that during my stretches away from being a member I actually experience mental constipation. So I’ll keep at it, a day at a time. If nothing else my typing is now north of 40 WPM, and I’m sure there are other benefits that I’m not even aware of. Thanks for making this site, Kellianne and Buster.

Testimonial Note from TFHackett on Wed, Mar 22
1 cup

About a month ago I decided I need to get my brain healthier so I decided to journal, play brain games, do yoga and talk a walk daily. This website has been such a blessing. I’ve kept up with it everyday and I can feel myself getting emotionally healthier. I did therapy for about 3 years and I feel this is even better as I’m able to dump whatever is on my brain every day. Getting validation from the stats is icing on the cake!

Testimonial Note from B F on Tue, Mar 21
3 cups

I appreciate the orderly design and lack of distraction on the site. It does everything I want it to and nothing that I don’t. I happily recommend it to friends.

Testimonial Note from Margaret Lukens on Mon, Mar 20
1 cup

Writing is highly therapeutic for me. I love the accountability of having an online community for me to check in with.

Testimonial Note from Luke Bayler on Mon, Mar 20
1 cup

It really helps to slow down my anxious thoughts and reflect on my life. Part-meditation, part-timeout from my day.

Testimonial Note from Dave Anderson on Mon, Mar 20
1 cup

I love this site and am so glad that I’ve found it. Thanks for creating it! I believe it makes me a better writer for my blog www.JessicaLaurenVine.com Keep it going! =D

Testimonial Note from Jessica Lauren Vine on Sat, Mar 18
1 cup
editing past entries

It would be really great to be able to go back and edit entries before today’s entry. :) It wouldn’t have to count towards awards or anything, just be nice to keep like thoughts in context if I wanted to make a note on a page, say, a week ago, where I was calculating my evil scheme for taking over the world.

New Feature Request Note from writer girl on Sat, Mar 18
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’d love push notifications to write. #HabitForming

New Feature Vote from Josh F on Fri, Mar 17
5 cups
All time stats

Did the page that showed all-time stats – tone, types of words used, etc, go away? Came back from 750 words after a long absence and can’t seem to find it.

New Feature Request Note from James Edward Hervey on Fri, Mar 17
50 cups

I just received my Space bird badge! I am so happy and so grateful for the team at 750 words for creating an opportunity for me to discipline myself and write in a safe and protected environment every day. This is such an illuminating, healing and clarifying experience for me.

Testimonial Note from Mary on Thu, Mar 16
5 cups

When I wrote my first 750 words entry I was interested in the challenge to write every single day. Four years later, I’m yet to form a consistent daily writing habit, but this hasn’t rendered my experience fruitless. I think a strength of 750 words lies in the fact it can be used for many purposes, suiting the preferences of those who use it, and with some structure in the form of goals and gentle encouragement. Working through assessment ideas, treating it as a diary or a personal soapbox are purposes to which I’ve put my entries (sometimes all three in the one).

750 words can be a place to maintain your week, month or year long streaks of daily writing. For me, it’s a place I might neglect but always seem to end up returning to. At times, away from a laptop, I’ve found myself excited to have the chance to log on later and bang out an entry. Knowing you can put something troubling aside and have a particular time and place in which to deal with it is comforting. Thank you for offering such a place!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Mar 15
1 cup

“Myth: You are working on your ideas even if you are only just thinking about them. Reality: Ideas require elaboration in order for them to grow.” — from “Brainstorm” written by Eric and Ann Maisel

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Mar 14
2 cups

It helps me be more mindful. It slows down my thoughts when they’re rushing through my head.

Testimonial Note from Dave Anderson on Mon, Mar 13
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Josh Itzkowitz on Sun, Mar 12
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Caitlin Brown on Sun, Mar 12
1 cup
Weekday Warrior

I generally don’t write on weekends. I know, the idea is to write every day, but I tend to rest my writing muscles on weekends. it’s what works for me. It makes it hard to get any kind of streak or badge, though, and those streaks and badges provide a little motivation.

Would it be possible to create some weekday warrior badges that keep track of stats for just Monday through Friday?

New Feature Request Note from Greg on Fri, Mar 10
1 cup
More text analysis

Support for other languages.

New Feature Vote from Magnus Lebowski on Fri, Mar 10
1 cup

I started 750 words and it has been such a great return on my writing skills. I am a screenwriter and by writing every day I have developed new skills and have become more dedicated and disciplined on my own work. It has become very therapeutic and cathartic to me. I have opened up my writing potential thanks to this site. I am addicted to writing now and it is a great addiction. Keep on writing.

Testimonial Note from Annie Bio on Thu, Mar 09
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from Lana Durey on Thu, Mar 09
1 cup

I can’t tell you how much this site has improved my life! It sounds dramatic, but I never thought I’d be able to commit to something like this. Writing every night empties my head of the days disjointed thoughts, so I wake up with a clear, positive mind every morning. It’s like a form of meditation.. without the torment of having to sit still! 750words has given me the confidence to know that I CAN write the book I’ve always dreamed about. (And I’m not ashamed to admit my irrational excitement over the badges). Thank you Buster and Kellianne <3

Testimonial Note from Laura Owens on Tue, Mar 07
1 cup
Make Finding Past Posts Easier

I just re-activated my subscription after more than a year’s break and I found it very hard to access my past posts from a year ago. Showing my archive on my profile or somewhere else more accessible would be really appreciated.

New Feature Request Note from Kevin Ndung'u on Mon, Mar 06
10 cups
Title/Index

It would be nice to have the ability to title entries when we write them, so that when we look over the monthly stats page, it shows a quick title along with the date it was written. I currently spend time doing this at the end of each month, but it would be a nice feature to have.

New Feature Request Note from Elisabeth Tricou on Mon, Mar 06
5 cups

Last year, I’ve found 750 Words and became a member of the site. At first, I found 750 words a day to be quite hard to accomplish, but I went on writing for a few months, however, I didn’t keep up the habit.
Since early 2017, I’ve started to write again. I’m on a 51 day streak and also completed the February challenge. Not only am I enjoying to write every day, but I find out things about myself that I didn’t know. Sometimes, I tell stories or things that happened to me personally and I manage to go through all the details again and start to see situations with a different perceptive. It’s totally something worth starting, even if you’re not sure! The rest just comes naturally… Keep up the good work everyone!

Testimonial Note from Mauricio Graziano on Sun, Mar 05