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 son Niko, and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Our Good Members

Buster Benson
kate beswick
Marc Tretin
Christine Degner
SK Gaski
James Edward Hervey
Noah Stetzer
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Carol Ladewig
Chris Davidson
Sam Young
Christine Leal Walsh
Miss Tea
Grant Faulkner
Chris A.
Shelby Gibbs
Neeraj Hirani
Nick S.
Ilus Elu
Alison Bartley
Brian Hodson
Mary Warner
Robert John Metcalf
Jennifer Barrier
DaleSnow
Bart Post
David Michaels
ramarameti
Barbara Stevens
Yvette Keller
Jesse Bowline
Suzi Steffen
Steve Fife-Adams
Gary Chou
Katherine Holmes
Kaimipono Wenger
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Jim Sharp
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Dan Mertz
Carmen Isáis
Julie Hughes
Nicole Poweleit
Hal Tepfer
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Dave Beck
Dodo
Betsy Devine
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Liz Flynn
Nan S
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Liz Demaree
Carl Yirka
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
JS
Holly S
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Joel Bradshaw
Julie MacAller
Leah Givens
Kelly Gammon
Sherilyn Lee
Ted Strutz
Maja Ilisch
Aaron Webb
B Stagner
Daniel Russo
Pamela Dulaney
Michele Stankowski
Neha Mediratta
Bianca St.Louis
Adrian Parsons
Lew Geer
Kevin Albers
Maureen
May-Li Khoe
Jassim Latif
Anim Aweh
Jeff A
Amina Omari
Richard
Wukub Kan
Majed
Murray Ingram
Eric Sheetz
Ben Nesvig

Notes of inspiration from members

10 cups

September 16, 2017 was my first entry here on 750Words. How could a year have gone by already? Thank you for this space. This space where I find myself every day and know I am moving forward.

Testimonial Note from July Marie Sanchez-Sadowski on Fri, Sep 21
1 cup
Improve the homepage

A more updated, cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing website design and an app for mobile would make our writing experience even more enjoyable :)

New Feature Vote from Mariah A Nelson on Wed, Sep 19
1 cup

The website has helped my essay writing skills and narrative writing skills since it helped me generate random ideas as well as structuring logically. It is useful for a student.

Testimonial Note from Thant Synn Win on Wed, Sep 19
1 cup

Broke my streak.
Was sad and upset at myself.
Sat down to write the next day.
Was happy again.
Lesson learned: writing = happiness.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Tue, Sep 18
1 cup

I love to write, but I stopped for quite some time, and then I joined 750 Words. It seemed like an interesting concept, and then one night about 14 days back, I had an idea for a story. I’ve written every day since and am over 20,000 words into what feels like an interesting novel on murder and art history. 750 words gave me an excuse to start writing again. I’m enjoying myself and I life the fact that my writing page is just that – no formatting, no distractions and I can just write. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Jeff Skott on Tue, Sep 18
1 cup

I’ve dreamed of becoming an author for many years on and off (mostly off). My obstacle has always been consistency. I came across 750Words a little over two weeks ago. I entered the September Challenge hoping that it would provide enough accountability to get me into the habit of writing every day. I just completed my 17th day in a row. I have never worked on my novel for 17 days in a row before, ever. As a result, I have started my patronage today with a heart full of gratitude for helping me overcome my obstacle. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Peter Moray on Mon, Sep 17
1 cup
Secure server for writing

At this age, it is a normal thing to be worried about the security of your data. Since we write without censorship, it is very important that our data is kept safe. Thanks.

New Feature Vote from Gilda Pourjabar on Sat, Sep 15
2 cups
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Commander Gandalf on Fri, Sep 14
5 cups

Yeeehaaaaa. I´m so happy. Finally it´s able to get the Membership without adding a creditcard in PayPal. THANK YOU. So in love with 750words.
I love you guys. Thank you for your work/Service/heart.
<3 and peace from bavaria

Testimonial Note from Nina Raffaela on Wed, Sep 12
1 cup
Improve Metadata function

I love the metadata function and use it for todo lists and such. It would be awesome, if it was possible to edit the metadata, to cross of done items off lists.

New Feature Request Note from Lisa Kuppler on Mon, Sep 10
1 cup
The Anti-Features Feature Request

Well, you expected the Contrarian to appear! Voila!

Yes, the beauty of 750words is its sheer, unadulterated simplicity. So as much as I like upgrades,enhancements, extensions myself in apps, for this app I humbly request that the “design attitude”, if you will, remain fairly spartan of features. Gyad forbid this should become like the multi-headed feature-Hydra known as Microsoft Word – a grotesque example of exploding your own market share with excessive feature-ism. Enough said. Though I might be a minority, 750words in its current incarnation is near perfect for its intended purpose.

New Feature Request Note from Lysistrata on Mon, Sep 10
10 cups

Both my parents died in 2015. I found that writing here about my feelings and responsibilities and memories has helped me so much. 750words is my private writing site: I write things here I never intend to share with anyone. This is inspiration: head-clearing: consolation.

Testimonial Note from Yonmei onIJ on Sun, Sep 09
1 cup

Seven years ago I wrote the first draft of a novel on 750 Words. It was the first, and so far only, time I’ve ever been able to push myself over the finish line. Lately I’ve been feeling that itch, knowing I needed to get back to writing every day. I procrastinated – because that’s what I do. But a week ago I logged back in and opened up a page. Seven-day streak so far. I’m grateful for this site and constantly surprised by how much it helps me.

Testimonial Note from Lorraine Freeney on Thu, Sep 06
5 cups

I hit a million words a couple days ago. The idea has been following me around. A million words. Poured onto the page. day after day. year after year.

Testimonial Note from laura flett on Thu, Sep 06
5 cups

I try with earnest to write every day when I wake up. Even waking up earlier. The affect is undeniable. Writing in this way every day unlocks something in me that I don’t have access to otherwise. It’s beyond my life stressors, it’s beyond my neuroticism. It’s my inner voice. The real me. Thank you 750Words.

Testimonial Note from Jason Rumley on Wed, Sep 05
10 cups
Badge dates update

I would like to have updated dates listed for the badges on my statistics page, if/when I re-earn them after breaking a streak. It would be interesting to track how many times I started over and how far I got each time – if for example I can make it to 30 days pretty easily but need to focus on maintenance between 30 and 100 so I don’t lose track, that would be useful information.

New Feature Request Note from Joy Ralph on Tue, Sep 04
1 cup

I was looking for a tool to help me keep my writing on track. After a quick google search led me to this site, I signed up, and I’ve been more productive in my writing than ever. I’m in my second month and I’ve written over 33,000 words so far. I’m soooo happy with this site and I’ve been recommending it to everyone I can.

Testimonial Note from Garland Cobb on Mon, Sep 03
5 cups
Release Schedule

I’m not sure what kind of a release schedule you have, but there is no point asking for new feature requests if there is no consistent improvement mechanism for the site. I’ve been on the site for over 6 months and I haven’t heard of a single new feature or improvement yet. Even the frequency doesn’t matter. It could be 2x, 3x or 4x per year. Just commit to a few improvements on a regular schedule. You can share the info on a page in the help section called “New Releases” and treat it as a running log recording past releases and what’s planned for the upcoming version, along with a target release date. If I have missed some improvements, the page would be a good way for both myself and other members to see what improvements have been made.

New Feature Request Note from Shawn Gervais on Mon, Sep 03
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I feel like a lot of the badges are quite achievable and I like to have goals to work towards. The badges are a great feature but I’d love some more things to head for!

New Feature Vote from Tayla Gittins on Sun, Sep 02
1 cup
Dashboard

It would be nice to have some kind of homepage or dashboard where we could see our badges, progress, info on other writers, and basically everything of interest on one page. I know it’s all available on various pages but it would be great to collate everything in a single location.

Love the site! Thank you!

New Feature Request Note from aguirre on Sun, Sep 02
1 cup

Now that I successfully completed the August challenge, I decided to step it up. I signed up for the September challenge with and extra challenge for myself: Write a book in 30 days!

Thanks, 750 Words for helping my daily writing habits and moving me in a new direction to finish my book.

Testimonial Note from Dr. Bessie on Sun, Sep 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Halsted M. Bernard on Sat, Sep 01
5 cups

I wandered away for a while (like over two years) but I am feeling pumped about this upcoming National Novel Writing Month and have returned to one of my old and favorite haunts! 750 Words kept me sane throughout the transition of losing my parents. It has been a space where I can share my thoughts—some light, some dark, and some inbetween—and just ramble on. I love Julia Cameron’s method of Morning Pages and this is rifting on that. It has been a lifesaver.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Redelle Carey on Sat, Sep 01
1 cup

Dearest Friend, 750 Words,
You open up old channels of the Soul and help me excavate all manner of jewels.
Gratefully,
Your servant writer.

Testimonial Note from Friday316 on Sat, Sep 01
1 cup

I missed a day last month and I am so proud of myself! I broke my shoulder too early in the morning/late at night to write 750 words that day – I was in hospital – but on every other day -I made it! It I am so thrilled that through all the pain and calamity, this was the one thing I hung on to and managed to do through hell and high water -Looking at that losers list gives me a sense of pride – only one day!! It makes me feel I can do anything – thanks to 750 words!

Testimonial Note from kate beswick on Fri, Aug 31
1 cup
More text analysis

I’m a bit of an analytical junkie

New Feature Vote from Kathy Haan on Fri, Aug 31
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Ryan Millar on Fri, Aug 31
1 cup
Monthly Statistics

Being able to track the statistics that are already shown for each day so I could track mood, frequent topics or frequently-used words would be amazing!

New Feature Request Note from Kristin LaGrange on Thu, Aug 30
5 cups

A 48-hour blackout has cut my first streak off. How disappointed I was when I realised I wasn’t going to get power back in time to put out some words. But at the same time, it drove a fire under me to start again once I got my power back on and it made me realise that the act of sitting down and writing not only helps me dump whatever I am feeling, and sometimes discover the true cause of a reaction or emotion, but also just helps to create that one predictable element in my day that helps to cement me in days where sometimes anything goes. Can I write words any time anywhere with a pen and paper, yes. Do I find this site, with its cute badges, auto word counter and little checkboxes more motivating? Yes.

Testimonial Note from Lex Brauns on Thu, Aug 30
1 cup

750 words have helped me write my second book. 750 words are so doable that I found myself writing every day and not being all stressed out about it. I am pretty sure that I will finish my first draft soon and I can assure you that I will be doing it 750 words at a time. For a writer, writing every day is key, with 750 words, it’s easy.

Testimonial Note from Laurie J Carta on Thu, Aug 30