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

56 cups

After many years of using this site, I have decided that it is time to move on. But this site has provided me with much needed space to clear my mind when simply journaling wasn’t enough. I will always think of this site fondly and wish Buster and Kellianne all the best with it moving forward. Who knows maybe one day I will be back tapping out more words every day. But for now, farewell! xo

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, May 21
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Annie King on Wed, May 19
17 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from georgina on Fri, May 14
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from georgina on Fri, May 14
20 cups

Today I wrote the words for day three hundred and sixty-five. I have been using 750words for many years and I always knew I was capable of doing the words every day for a year, but actually doing it can be deceptive.

It seems like it should be super easy but in fact it is not easy at all. I found it was easy to string several days together in a row but to keep the streak going was at some times no problem and sometimes an uphill climb.

Every day writing the words is a valuable activity and has meaning. Totally worth it. Today I celebrate. Tomorrow, I will write day three hundred and sixty-six.

Testimonial Note from Karen Fayeth on Thu, May 13
1 cup
change the time zones

You’d be able to change the time zone on your notes.

New Feature Request Note from Elizabeth on Thu, May 13
1 cup

750 Words has been like a good friend to me, supporting my endeavor to write. I value writing as a means of helping me think through things. Thinking can get muddled easily and quickly, and if I want to make sense I must persevere in the thinking and writing. 750 Words, like a true friend, helped me to not run away when the going got tough. Thank you 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Joan A Moo Young on Mon, May 10
1 cup

The 750 words app has helped me to take out, flourishing, what I have been accumulating for a long time. It is absolutely recommendable

Testimonial Note from Omar Ruiz-Diaz on Sun, May 09
1 cup

750 Words has helped me keep my seventy eight year old mind going clearly. I really depend on that daily reminder “Write your words” I’m hoping the glitch gets fixed soon because I already missed one day. Loving this site for many many moons. Hoping my “BLUE” moon turns to gold. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Testimonial Note from Julia Crane on Sat, May 08
1 cup

Excuse me, but i scheduled may 7 off from typing my Seven hundred and fifty words, but obviously your system has a bug because i do not have that day written. Please fix this. I think it may have been the internet connection, but i tried to type my seven hundred and fifty words but the ipad wasn’t connected to the internet because we have been traveling. I would really like you to figure this out because I just lost a two hundred and something day streak. So i am kind of upset. So, please fix this, because i really do not like this and though i am trying to stay calm it is hard.

Testimonial Note from Sarah Lillian Friedl on Sat, May 08
1 cup

Excuse me, but i scheduled may 7 off from typing my Seven hundred and fifty words, but obviously your system has a bug because i do not have that day written. Please fix this. I think it may have been the internet connection, but i tried to type my seven hundred and fifty words but the ipad wasn’t connected to the internet because we have been traveling. I would really like you to figure this out because I just lost a two hundred and something day streak. So i am kind of upset. So, please fix this, because i really do not like this and though i am trying to stay calm it is hard.

Testimonial Note from Sarah Lillian Friedl on Sat, May 08
3 cups

I recently passed the 250,000 word mark but haven’t seen that badge show up on my badge list. It seems silly to be sad by this but I’m really looking forward to it showing up soon.

Testimonial Note from Missy Bedell on Sat, May 08
1 cup
Recurring Offtime Scheduling

Instead of scheduling time off for a particular period like a vacation, I’d love to be able to schedule time off for a particular day every week — say Saturday or Sunday, where I know I won’t write and that way I don’t have to a) think about scheduling off and b) email Kellianne when I inevitably forget and need to recover my streak.

New Feature Request Note from Rachel Atherton on Fri, May 07
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I would love to have a few specific features:
- a dedicated dark mode where all the headers (like my streak and points) will respond accordingly to the background color
- more options for fonts, specifically if i could choose from a list of common google fonts like Playfair Display for my headers & Lato for my body text
- the option to toggle markdown processing on and off, like so that i can bold, italicize, etc in 750words (I do a lot of academic drafting and that would be super helpful)

New Feature Vote from Rachel Atherton on Fri, May 07
20 cups
The ability to create lists

Using a specific symbol, a dash or the star, automatically insets the text as a simple bullet list until the next time you hit return twice.

New Feature Request Note from Lynn P on Thu, May 06
10 cups

got my 200 day badge! ohhhhhh it feels so good! I’ve been writing for a lot longer, but 200 days in a row without forgetting has me dancing at my desk. celebration!

Testimonial Note from Treasa Levasseur on Wed, May 05
7 cups

Thank you for this site! As I wrote my words today, my heart gradually shifted from harboring ill will towards someone, to discovering my own insecurities, accepting my shortcomings, and finally being at peace and feeling hopeful for the future.

Testimonial Note from Monti Cello on Tue, May 04
10 cups

I signed up for this service as a paid member five years ago today. It was a little erratic at first, but I’m sitting on a nearly three and a half year long streak at this point. (I had a year and blew it. I was pretty depressed about that, actually, and missed most of a week while I was sulking.) “Have you done your journal entry?” is a loving reminder daily from my partner, who knows how much it helps me emotionally to have this outlet. Thank you for all you do, Kellianne and Buster.

Testimonial Note from Shadowsinger on Tue, May 04
1 cup
More text analysis

How about doing it in Spanish? Aren’t there enough Spanish speaking writers?

New Feature Vote from Alibastre on Tue, May 04
101 cups

This website, along with exercise and meditation, helped me out of a severe mental funk several years ago. And since then, the exercise and meditation come and go, but the words remain. My family knows I need to write my words every day. These words are the most consistent thing in my life. I do not always feel like I’m “clearing” my mind when I write my words. In fact, sometimes the entire entry will be about how annoying it is to have to write them, how I’m not in the mood. But still, I write them. I’ve missed a couple of days along the way: once when my grandfather died, once when my mother-in-law was rushed to the hospital, and once, on a random Thursday, when I just plain forgot. But it’s OK to be a turkey again for a few days. These daily words have meant more to me than I can express in a note like this. They are central to my personality and how I understand the world around me. Thank you for this service.

Testimonial Note from Ethan W. on Mon, May 03
2 cups

Today is a special day for me on 750words.com, my 1000th consecutive day. More than that, by a happy conincidence, today is my birthday. No, I won’t report the number of consecutive years. But you get the idea.

For all of my years, my daily words on 750words has helped me become a better writer.

Testimonial Note from Miriam Hatkin on Mon, May 03
15 cups

This is my first 750 Words Anniversary! I started using this fabulous site On May 2, 2020. I am so grateful for what it’s done for me. I am ONE day short of having this be Day 366, because I broke my streak once, about 140 days in, for no reason! But that was an incredible lesson learned, and I am now 225 days into a second streak (a couple of times, thanks to a 750 friend nudging me). Even though I write a total hodgepodge of journal entries, lecture notes, book summaries, formal papers, blog entries, listicles, and even correspondence drafts, it IS all writing. I am so grateful to 750 Words for having helped me build the habit of writing every day and for having figured out such a lovely way for us all to hold ourselves accountable. Thank you, 750 Word Makers! :)

Testimonial Note from Antje Anderson on Sun, May 02
4 cups
Add Historical Journal Entries

I have been writing journal entries for some time using other mediums, such as a text editor. I would love the ability to upload these to 750words so that I can get the text analytics insights from these entries, and understand the patterns that might be there without waiting to build up new entries in 750words.

I can image being able to select a date and copy in text for that day. This would not contribute to points.

New Feature Request Note from Adam Murray on Sun, May 02
3 cups

I don’t write here as much as I used to but whenever I come back 750words is still here. A friendly, familiar comfort. Thanks for keeping it going!

Testimonial Note from Liz Ahl on Sun, May 02
10 cups

Thanks

Testimonial Note from Wonde on Sun, May 02
1 cup
Improve the writing page

more creative and fun features. I’m sure others have made wonderful ideas for this I’d love

New Feature Vote from pat ricia on Sat, May 01
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from pat ricia on Sat, May 01
2 cups

I’ve only been at this for a little over a month now, but WOW. This site has totally changed my attitude about writing. No longer is it something that I dread and drags out endlessly… no! I’m actually excited about it! I am finishing my dissertation this term, and am writing more on that every day since I have started using 750words.com as a place to warm up my brain and my fingers, to work through problems, or to just think about anything else besides my dissertation. I can’t wait to see where I will be a year from now— hopefully at a 365 day streak!

Testimonial Note from Shackleford McGhee on Thu, Apr 29
5 cups
Prodigal Badge

Last summer, I somehow completed three months of writing! Awesome!

Then I started faltering. Then I convinced myself that I was still doing it, just less. .. And then I stopped.

Finally I had to admit to myself that… yeah, I actually had stopped.

Several months later, after some faltering attempts, Here I am again.

What I propose: A New Badge!
The purpose is to encourage a faltered writer who has returned to continue writing by surprising them with positive feedback.

If a writer writes 750 words in a day, after having not written for a month, surprise them with a new badge! “The prodigal returns” could be a name for it, but that’s a bit wordy iissm. Maybe just “Prodigal Child”. Or something like “Honey I’m Home” or the like. You could shorten that by calling it the “Parrot” badge.

This brings up the question: What if they do it again after having gotten the badge?

We could make multiple badges:
- Parrot: First time back
- For the Birds: Back again
- Rockin’ Robins: Third time

Another option is an ephemeral badge… One that basically evaporates if you disappear for more than a month again, and is thus re-awarded upon return. (Might be simpler.)

In the second case, since I’ve come up with cool bird-themed badge names, how about a series of badges for: Returned (parrot), Return and writing for at least a week (Jay-bird streak) and a month (rockin’ robins)?

What do you think?

New Feature Request Note from Jeremy Rumble on Tue, Apr 27
1 cup

Thanks for this space. It definitely helps me clarify my thoughts.

Testimonial Note from Weiting Kuo on Mon, Apr 26