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

Nicollette Barsamian
Rowena Grey
Alan Kellas
Erin Anderson
Sky Matsuhashi
Cyndy Chisare
Deanne Richards
Brenda
Jason Green-Lowe
Julia Mattern
Michele Matthews
Emogene
IO6803
Rebecca Bloom
Joe Gallegos
Adam Sheehan
Lynn E. O'Connor
Derek Schmeh
Austin Mitchell
Carrie Boyle
David Schaich
Susan Chacin
Dana DuTerroil
Tim Wright
Brianna Case
Mitchell Smith
Malcolm Khicken
AltaWit
Sophie Lippert
Kathryn Randall
Marian Darlington-Hope
Philip Gianfortoni
Christie Day-Gee
Lisa Check
ES Wright
ted gordon
heidi iffland
Claire
Atosa Melody Babaoff
Eric Nentrup
Paris Gabrielle
Diana
Hooman Azad
Tophat Banjo
Liam Hollinshead
Cheryl Wollner
Kris Olson
Evelyn Marentette
Callum
JA Dendy-Blanchard
Mickey P
Ian Hillan
Mollie O'Neal
Allen Crowley
Winnie Lim
Julia Feste
Binit Baruri
Linda Lang
Jason
Pamela Gunderson
Daniel Linquist
Jena Gribble
Louise Usher
Vasiliy Grebyonkin
Adam Walton
Chet Sandberg
Paul Corteville
Reece Lawrence
Leah Meadows
Lynda Elliott Goyzueta
Bradford Conway
Jose Andrade
Wheaton Simis
Alecia Ramsey
Sara Sturtevant
Jackson Tejada
George Spinner
Katie Goodman
Elie Losleben
Gautam Bajaj
Michelle Greene
Terie Engelbrecht
Garry Leddy
Patrick
Amanda Jane Clarke
Wulfgar
Caroline Clements
Penny Robinson
Juan G. Cuevas
Max
Marie Ra
Itsme Notme
Heleen Bosma
Murray Ingram
Jess Robson
Vicky Fraser
Daniel Goldsmith
Sumisu
Jonathan Hairgrove
Deirdre Conner

Notes of inspiration from members

3 cups

The way you do one thing is the way you do anything – I believe this adage in looking at my use of this website and reflecting on the patterns in my life I wish to change. I believed at first simply writing for 30 days in a row would be easy, but I have failed the challenge 3 times now. It’s helping me to see how my brain is wired and overcome those deeply trenched self-defeating habits that keep me from reaching major life goals. Thank you so much for this beautiful tool for self awareness.

Testimonial Note from Patty Lee on Mon, Jan 07
1 cup

I’m in Port au Prince Haiti and there was no WiFi all week. I’ve been doing the words on the phone via a data plan and a Bluetooth keyboard. I worked for an hour to get a signal and finally got the page to load and typed so fast…. I looked and saw it was 11:59 and i got to 759 words and tried to save them but the signal was slow and the last time it saved it was only 729 it got half way through saving when the new day began… with only hours away from getting the 100 day badge.

Well today is day one and we’ll get there again.

Testimonial Note from Curtis St. John on Sat, Jan 05
1 cup
Stats for more than just a single day

I LOVE looking at the info about my post – mood, common words, all the graphs and charts are fantastic. I really wish there was a way to view these over a longer amount of time. View by the week, month, or year. I think it would be very helpful to see trends over time. Please please please!

New Feature Request Note from Jane Lorraine on Sat, Jan 05
1 cup
Variable 24 hour segment

I love the idea of 750 words and have made it a part of my New Year’s Resolution, and generally it’s pretty awesome. However, I’m a night owl, and often would like to continue writing until 2 am or later. I’d love to start my 750words day at, say, 5am, allowing me to write late. Right now I just have my timezone set a few hours behind where I am.

New Feature Request Note from James Boggs on Thu, Jan 03
1 cup
More text analysis

I love the text analysis feature which I have not seen in similar sites. :) Thank you very much for all your hard work maintaining this wonderful website and adding new features!

New Feature Vote from C on Thu, Jan 03
3 cups
A better mobile site

How about something that takes voice dictation? Voice to text translation. Makes it a real stream of consciousness app. Do consider! Thanks :)

New Feature Vote from GA Marne on Thu, Jan 03
1 cup

Developing a writing habit is hard. 750 words, by its simplicity, helps to make the process easier.

Testimonial Note from Mike Bainbridge on Wed, Jan 02
1 cup

This year I used 750 Words to help me both complete nanowrimo (after having had to take a year off last year) and then to actually complete the novel. I was able to finish my novel because I didn’t want to break my streak. Thank you, 750 words.

Testimonial Note from Cayce on Tue, Jan 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from lyz on Tue, Jan 01
4 cups
Bug issue

Happy new year! I am on iOS and accessing via Safari. When I am typing, the screen will jump back up to the top randomly. I can keep typing, but I can’t see what I’m doing. I will scroll back down to the bottom, and after a few moments, it will pop back to the top again. It doesn’t seem to be connected to the auto save feature… I also can’t see my cursor at all, which makes editing difficult. Thank you so much for all of your work and dedication!

New Feature Request Note from Kate C on Tue, Jan 01
4 cups
challenge completion reward

Hi all,
Is it me, or is it true that when you complete your month’s challenge… nothing happens?
The first time around you get the challenge badge. But other than that, there isn’t any message confirming you made it, a reminder of the reward you promised yourself if you should succeed… you can see your name on the wall of awesome, I guess, but only if you actually go and search for it. And again, after the first successful challenge – your name was already there.

I guess what I’m trying to say is – show me I made it and you’re proud of me! :)

New Feature Request Note from Yael on Tue, Jan 01
3 cups

What a turbulent year. Rich in the richest ways, and some deep backslides health wise which challenged my very core. And throughout my health crisis, I wrote through all the pain. 750 Words was a safe space. I sought solace here. Deeply moving experience of writing no matter what was going on. A steadying force for me. With deepest gratitude to the creators of this site, and to everyone who writes here. 2019, bring it. I’m ready. I’m fortified. I’ve got 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from LaFemmeEnRouge on Mon, Dec 31
5 cups

I did it! 365 days of writing!!! Crossed the finish line while I was making my NYE resolutions for 2019 – and realized this means I actually kept one of my NYE resolutions for 2018 – to write on 750 Words every day for a whole year! It clears my mind, it’s my friend to natter to over coffee in the morning, my confidante on the days everything goes pear shaped, someone to rejoice with on the days everything unfolds the way it was meant to. So that means – resolutions can be kept – oh and I have made some great ones for 2019! This is going to be an amazing year!!!

Testimonial Note from Tara Baxendale on Mon, Dec 31
5 cups
Annoying Bug

When I hit more than 2k words, my editor started to jump up, just like with ipad/mobile version. I used a computer. The bug itself: you write, it jumps to showing you only last line and nothing before it. Regardless of how many times you adjust it to show more space, it goes back to seeing only last line.

It’s annoying because I cannot see what I wrote just a sentence before. And it’s scary, because there’s no other way to do 750words that would not be that buggy. I thought this bug belongs only to mobile, but apparently, it’s now on computer too.

Browser – google chrome.

PS It’s a recent bug – today is the first day when I experienced it.

New Feature Request Note from Roxy on Mon, Dec 31
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Kairi Gray on Sun, Dec 30
1 cup

Upon finding this site I thought that writing each day was a great idea, but I would adapt it for my own purposes… meaning that I would write about 4 days per week on days when I have fewer demands for my time. This lasted for one week only. Now I’ve found that since I’ve also begun reading for at least 30 minutes each day and meditate each morning that my thoughts are more available at the front of my mind and I am actually inspired to write everyday. Now, 2.5 weeks after encountering this site I’m happy to count myself among those who are writing each day! It is a very valuable habit and experience. 750 Words is now a pinned tab on my browser (1 of 5), so I’m committed to joining some of those with very long streaks one day!

Testimonial Note from James Davis-Ford on Sun, Dec 30
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I remember one challenge I ran into when I was just trying to write for 30 days, I had to log on and write all at once. If I had an app, I could maybe write in spurts- when I have inspiration?

New Feature Vote from Tracy Perthuis on Sat, Dec 29
1 cup

I don’t remember how exactly I found this site, but it was years ago…. it was probably after reading The Artist’s Way.

Anyhow, I had fallen out of the habit of writing and I remembered this amazing site. And there it was.. this wonderful place to share my thoughts, give my words a place to be and a place challenge me to keep on going.

Testimonial Note from Tracy Perthuis on Sat, Dec 29
2 cups

I just hit 60 days on the trot – only just, it’s turning midnight now, so it was a close shave!
I’ve worked out that I’m a collector, the badges do inspire me, so I’ve set myself a difficult challenge for January – I’m going after the NaNo badge, my 3rd Month challenge in a row, and reaching 250k words for another Flock badge.
However, I’ve got to make the words purposeful – they need to relate to work, content, stories – so I have to create a strategy. Otherwise it might descend into the regular stream of consciousness which is interesting to write, but serves no practical purpose. Not always necessary to do so – but in January – yes, productive words.
Love the discipline this site has helped me to develop. Thanks guys. :-)

Testimonial Note from Sue Portman on Sat, Dec 29
10 cups

I’m so thankful for 750 words and start every day with what has become a practice that I love. After morning meditation, I open up 750 words and write — whatever is in my heart, on my mind — and I find I am present to my life and this is a daily process. It’s so much a habit now that I probably don’t NEED the 750 words website, but I stay because this practice is so nurturing and comforting and sets up my every day for whatever is to come and lets me review whatever has gone on before. It helps me plan my day and my week and my life; it helps me see my patterns.
At first I needed the perks of the site — the badges and the emails and the little encouraging notes and bits. I reached 2.5 million words and have been doing this for over 2 years. If the internet went away, I would still sit down and write every morning, but I like knowing there’s a community of writers unknown to me who are also writing every day.

Testimonial Note from Karen Kowalski Singer on Sat, Dec 29
5 cups
I wish lifetime memberships could be available to purchase!

As a late adopter, I pay a monthly fee to use this site, and I’m happy to support you! That being said, I’m wondering if it would be lucrative for you to sell lifetime memberships for a larger lump sum. I would love to keep writing here forever, but as I approach the one-year anniversary of my writing on 750words.com, I’m thinking of switching to a word doc. BUT the option to buy a lifetime membership might keep me writing here forever!

New Feature Request Note from Victoria Okay on Fri, Dec 28
1 cup
More text analysis

Well, I see the text analysis is currently only available for English. Would it not be possible to have it in other language as well? I would like to have it in Afrikaans.

New Feature Vote from Emil de Villiers on Wed, Dec 26
1 cup
A better mobile site

The visibility on the mobile site will be great.

New Feature Vote from Thant Synn Win on Sun, Dec 23
60 cups

This is day 3000 of my streak ☆彡 Next milestone: day 3650, aka ten years. Bring it on.

Testimonial Note from WallofIllusion on Sun, Dec 23
1 cup
New Feature Request Note from Charlie G on Sun, Dec 23
4 cups

So, that’s how it happens. I left my 750 words half finished yesterday to go out Xmas shopping, and then there were mince pies, and then there was mulled wine, and then their was a movie, and then home for a little TV before bed….

And then, this morning, there was an dull, empty feeling inside as I realised that my streak of 85 days, my streak that was going to hit 100 days in the first week of the new year, was gone.

Back to 1, then. And I confess the temptation not to sit down and write today was pretty strong. It’s a truism, I guess, that for those of us for whom the streak is a powerful force for continuing the daily ritual, its loss seriously depletes the energy needed to start again.

But here I am. Again. One day today, then three, then ten… and eventually 85, and (this time… or, I guess, maybe another time) 100. And somewhere along the line, I’ll pass 100,000 words and another little badge will pop up to give my body another endorphin kick.

And, more importantly, I know that all the good things that have flowed from this daily task will continue just the same as they did when the streak was going strong.

Which is why I know I’ll be sitting here again tomorrow, and the day after that…

Testimonial Note from Geof Ellingham on Sat, Dec 22
3 cups

In August 2018, I made a goal of writing every day. I looked for a solid app to use to support this goal and I loved the simplicity of 750 Words! Since then, my love of writing has blossomed, I’ve gotten to explore story ideas and thoughts that I have every day, and I even managed to successfully complete NaNoWriMo 2018! It’s not an exaggeration to say that 750 Words has changed my life for the better.

Testimonial Note from Shayna M. on Fri, Dec 21
1 cup
iOS App

Please and thank you. It would great to jot down my writings on the subway, and continue when I get to hte office, or home.

New Feature Request Note from Ferris Bueller on Thu, Dec 20
2 cups
Customizable Word Count Goal

I think that it would be a good idea to be able to change the number of words that it is your goal to write every day so that it can be something other than 750. Of course, that can be the default but I know that I myself, and many other people as well would probably benefit from being able to change it to either something simpler like 500 words or more arduous like 1500. I think that this would be easy to make and very useful – just a little box in settings showing your word count goal.

New Feature Request Note from AlphaLord on Sun, Dec 16
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

As others have said, when I write on my iPad, it often jumps back to the top of the page and I can’t see what I’m typing without manually scrolling back down. My vote is either for a dedicated app or improved mobile experience to the regular site. Thank you!

New Feature Vote from Lizzy on Thu, Dec 13