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

1 cup
More text analysis

Can the text analysis be somewhat refined and/or can more details be posted about how text analysis works? Is “self-important” scored with an I Count or some other way? It is further destabilizing to write about fear, shame, and uncertainty (NOT imagined achievements or compliments) for 20 minutes and still get a self-important rating!

New Feature Vote from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Mon, Aug 06
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Frej Jensen on Sun, Aug 05
1 cup
A better mobile site

I’d love to have the ability to write offline and then sync when I’m back on the internet. That would be so helpful for maintaining my streak and staying in the habit when I’m traveling or otherwise not connected to the internet.

New Feature Vote from Jennifer Hunt on Sat, Aug 04
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

Also the possibility to complete this offline through use of app. I travel frequently and if the app itself logs the completion of it and can sync with the online server whne connected. I can keep writing without fear of losing my streak, or chasing interent just to write my 750 words.

New Feature Vote from Jeremy Wong on Sat, Aug 04
1 cup

Buster and Kellianne. You created something wonderful. You helped me finish my PhD dissertation back in 2012; you helped me write through the angst of a messy break-up; and now, you’re helping me finish my first book. 750words.com is therapy — #chickensoupforthesoul — and I am eternally grateful.

To all the new 750wordsers out there: welcome! I’m so glad you get to experience this community for the first time!

Testimonial Note from Anouska on Fri, Aug 03
2 cups
Improve the patronage features
New Feature Vote from Tayla Gittins on Thu, Aug 02
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Tayla Gittins on Thu, Aug 02
1 cup

I didn’t realize how many random thoughts were in my mind at once until I started writing 750 words each day. At first I thought it seemed like a lot of words and some serious dedication but there are days when I wrote more than 3, 000 words!

Testimonial Note from Patti L Quigley on Wed, Aug 01
1 cup

I absolutely enjoy 750 words. It has kept me at the keyboard longer than any other journaling site I have ever used. Plus the rewards are fun to receive and you can use them to gauge yourself against the many writers on this site. My wife laughs when she says, you will do anything for a badge, a patch, or a pin! I guess she is right, I hope to collect as many of the badges that I can. Thank you for founding this site and letting all of us enjoy the nudge to keep it going.
Brian

Testimonial Note from Brian Richardson on Wed, Aug 01
5 cups
Monthly Challenge Stats

It’d be nice to see how many people finished the challenge every given month and whether you participated / not; failed/succeeded this month too. It’s like a data tab on marathon.

It feels amazing to participate in monthly challenges & compare yourself to others, but after the month has passed – it feels like the whole history is erased and it’s very sad feeling.
So, basically, there can be two things:
- the tab with numbers on each monthly challenge;
- the counter in user profile of one’s participation stats.

PS I have ux/ui background and I would be very happy to help with those features.

New Feature Request Note from Roxy on Wed, Aug 01
4 cups

I missed two days last month – that was the most number of days I’ve missed and I was shocked at how badly I felt about it! I realized I have a habit! Most of my entries are junk but it feels like clearing clutter from a drawer in the mind -getting it ready for new ideas and discoveries – this is a life -saving site!

Testimonial Note from kate beswick on Wed, Aug 01
1 cup

I love this site and I have for years. Due to a mistake on my end I did not reach my monthly goal so I am donating to the site. I know this is a good place for everyone so I am not upset about not reaching my goal, but rather thankful for helping this site to continue to help others.

Testimonial Note from Jason Warzecha on Tue, Jul 31
1 cup

With 750words.com, I’ve been able to challenge myself to write every day. It has been an adventure in itself, finding the time, ensuring I have internet access – a true challenge while traveling- and most importantly, creating a challenge-driven environment through a facebook group. All of these combined have given me the tools to continue to write. Most days it’s journaling, some days work-related, both just as fulfilling. Writing every day makes you a writer. Enjoy YOUR journey. :)

Testimonial Note from Taru Kaarina Nieminen on Mon, Jul 30
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jack Bharucha on Sun, Jul 29
11 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Chat Errant on Sun, Jul 29
3 cups

750 words can be a meditation, it can be a prayer, it can be a discipline, it can be a way score cool badges, it can be what you make it. Writing daily, freely, does clear the mind, but also focuses the mind, at least for the time that I am writing, and that makes the rest of the day less cluttered, less intrusive. Enjoy!

Testimonial Note from James O'Donnell on Sat, Jul 28
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I agree with the previous requests for more badges. The ones already in place are fun, but I feel as if it could be improved by like listing your achievements badge along with the days that you write badge. I would particularly like if we added more badges for accomplishment, for things such as helping other writers, finishing a book (a certain word count + metadata that says like BOOK: FINISHED.

New Feature Vote from AlphaLord on Sat, Jul 28
5 cups
A new badge

Surprise us! A new streak or word count badge, a ‘you wrote on ten Fridays in a row,’ something fun.

New Feature Request Note from Mona Midnight on Wed, Jul 25
2 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Mona Midnight on Wed, Jul 25
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Tyler Webster on Mon, Jul 23
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

:)

New Feature Vote from Bobbie Jordan on Sun, Jul 22
1 cup

Helping me to track what’s on my mind, motivating me by tapping into my competitive side… This is how 750 words has helped me. I have become a better writer for completing my daily goal of 750 words… I have released my emotions that I did not know how to articulate until I started writing them down… 750 words helps me to analyze right on the spot. For this, I am grateful.

Testimonial Note from Sandstrom Tj on Sun, Jul 22
10 cups

The positive impact that 750w has had on me, and my life, is nearly indescribable… Er, it may have been, prior to my daily habit that is now well over 1300 days. But now? I could write vivid descriptions about pretty much anything, and that alone is something worthy of deep gratitude and appreciation.

Any talented writer/author will agree that consistency and dedication form the essential foundation for great writing, by way of a regular writing habit, and 750words is an amazing tool and service in that regard.

All that said, the key benefit for me – and for anyone committed to 750w on a daily basis IMHO – is all about mental health and clarity. No matter how many times I feel like I have a handle on something that’s happening in my life – e.g. an upcoming decision – when I spend a few minutes in 750w writing about it – just dumping the thoughts on the page, no filter – 100% of the time I discover some new aspect or detail that sparks a valuable insight. Those insights wind up driving some of the best decisions and choices I’ve made during these 1300+ days of my streak… as well as saved me from some potentially disastrous ones. And for that I am so very grateful to Buster and Kellianne, and the 750w community for keeping this thing alive and thriving for all to enjoy…

Cheers to all my fellow wordnerds, language-lovers, and anyone else who aspires to improve their life through a dedicated daily writing habit!

No matter what, just keep writing…

Testimonial Note from christopher rubin on Sat, Jul 21
1 cup
vi key bindings

I’d like to be able to edit and manipulate the text I’m writing using vi key bindings.

New Feature Request Note from Ramana Kumar on Sat, Jul 21
17 cups
Improve the Today page
New Feature Vote from Dr. Darren Garside on Fri, Jul 20
4 cups

254 days since you joined, 252 daily pages started, 252 daily pages completed. You’ve participated in 99% of the days since joining. You’ve completed 99% of the days since joining. So, since I joined this outstanding community, I’ve completed every single page every day. Until yesterday, when I just fell asleep and finished my career here as a pterodactyl. I still have to change smth in my habits to have more time for a rest. Thank you, guys! It was an incredible experience, I will continue my journey of writing every day! I hope we all will!

Testimonial Note from Igors Trofimovs on Thu, Jul 19
1 cup

Continue to walk in your purpose anot let fear stop you. My writing is an escape however it’s also a journey and i am growing and i cannot stop now

Testimonial Note from nicole washington on Thu, Jul 19
1 cup

I like this place. A lot.

Testimonial Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Thu, Jul 19
1 cup

This exercise gives me a protected half hour of introspection every morning. Given how simple it is, I have to say I’m surprised at how effective it has been at monitoring my mood (I am prone to depression), working out the source of my anxieties. It’s also given me another creative outlet. Things have come up that I then translate into art or creative writing. I recommend it strongly to anyone who struggles with feelings of isolation, depression or anxiety, or is going through a difficult period in their lives. The very simplicity of this interface contributes to its effectiveness.

Testimonial Note from Anand Jacob on Fri, Jul 13
2 cups

I am very grateful for 750 Words, even though I’m taking tons of time off right now. We have a lot going on here, and I am having trouble being online or being awake–I’m writing where and when I can, and then bringing it here, but some days, that does’t work so well, either. I love just being able to write when I can.

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Thu, Jul 12