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

Buster Benson
kate beswick
Marc Tretin
James Edward Hervey
Christine Degner
SK Gaski
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
Fuzzy Violette
DaleSnow
David Michaels
Gary Chou
Jesse Bowline
Bart Post
Suzi Steffen
Steve Fife-Adams
Kaimipono Wenger
Katherine Holmes
Barbara Stevens
Liz Zélandais
ramarameti
Yvette Keller
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Jim Sharp
David matthew czukiewski
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Dan Mertz
Hal Tepfer
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Dodo
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Betsy Devine
Nan S
Liz Demaree
Julie Hughes
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Carmen Isáis
Nicole Poweleit
Dave Beck
Brandon Lorenz
Liz Flynn
Lew Geer
Adam Bossy-Mendoza
Mira Crisp
Carl Yirka
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Adrian Parsons
JS
Holly S
Joel Bradshaw
Julie MacAller
Shane Zackey
Spencer Handley
Heather A Sparks
Daniel Russo
Leah Givens
Joey Mangano
James Matsuzaki
Kelly Gammon
Michaël TRAZZI
Bryan Tocarz
largeman
Elizabeth Rian
Sherilyn Lee
Ted Strutz
Maja Ilisch
Amina Omari
Kimberly Rose
Lisa Kuchy
Aaron Webb
Crystal Darby

Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups
Reminders

I was getting close to a 190 day streak and it just slipped my mind to write on two occasions. It would be great to be able to set some sort of reminder so that if you don’t write by say, 10pm at night it triggers an email or an alert to remind you.

New Feature Request Note from Helen Hawken on Wed, Nov 20
7 cups
A way to change the number of days for my daily target.

Specifically, to 1500 words.

New Feature Request Note from Pam Neely on Tue, Nov 19
30 cups
A way to write and log words when I have no internet connection

Sometimes I get to go into the wilderness for a few days. There is no wifi up there. ;) But I would like to still write and log my words for the day, then have 750 words update as soon as I hit wifi.
If the app you’re building/planning would also do this, please allocate my cups of patronage towards that. I just want to be able to continue to use this when I have no wifi access.

New Feature Request Note from Pam Neely on Tue, Nov 19
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Pam Neely on Tue, Nov 19
1 cup

This site has given me the accountability I need to write more regularly. I look forward to the day when I can say that I write every day. As of now, I’m still inconsistent but I keep wanting to come back and clear my head on this site. Thanks 750 words for helping to keep me on target!

Testimonial Note from Kari Kerby on Mon, Nov 18
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Just love badges! Thank you for all your hard work!

New Feature Vote from Jenna Jaep Rentzel on Sat, Nov 16
1 cup

Ich liebe 750w, finde die Badges wundervoll und hab hier die Möglichkeit, jeden Morgen gegen mich selbst anzutreten, den inneren Schweinehund zu überwinden und einfach mal zu schreiben! Es sollte eigentlich das natürlichste von der Welt sein, dass ein Schreiber eben auch etwas schreibt und das JEDEN verdammten Tag, Herrgott!!! :-D aber so ist es eben nicht. Mit 750w kann ich sehen, was ich bisher geleistet hab, wenn ich meine Statistiken anschaue und ich kann mir eine Routine erarbeiten, die mir Hilft, Material zu schaffen, an dem ich dann arbeiten kann.
Ich danke den Machern hinter dieser Seite und werde 750w allen empfehlen, die auf dem Weg sind, ein grandioser Schreiber zu werden. Vielen Dank.

Testimonial Note from 🧚‍♀️Anna 🧚‍♀️💎🦄 on Sat, Nov 16
1 cup

I have been continuing to make my way back here for 9 years, on and off. It’s how I make sense of the world. Thanks, guys.

Testimonial Note from Patrick Liam on Thu, Nov 14
1 cup
More text analysis

I think it will be exciting for more analysis of the text written into the pages, especially for languages other than English.

New Feature Vote from Anung Ariwibowo on Thu, Nov 14
1 cup

I discovered this site about a month ago and I am really enjoying it. It really helps me get my thoughts out, and I have been learning a lot about myself. I love the incentives to write every day, to do it early, and to stay on task. This keeps me motivated. I have already recommended 750words to a few friends!

Testimonial Note from Michelle Hennessy on Wed, Nov 13
5 cups

I am very grateful for this site. Mornings are pretty much when all of my insecurities and fears about the day – as well as the mysteries and hopes – are looming large. This site helps me to identify and become more aware of patterns of thinking that gets me to grow and change as a person. It is also good to have a healthy commitment and use of technology – this is so low tech and fun to use. I like that it is just writing and nothing else. Just did 100 days in a row through all sorts of things in my life – good, bad and everything in between. Try it, it will change the way you see yourself and help you with habits, awareness and to see how your mind works. Or you can write the great American novel here all for yourself. Peace, friends!

Testimonial Note from Daniel Topping on Wed, Nov 13
1 cup
Streak Badges on 'Write' Page

I love that we earn badges for streaks, but currently the only way to see your streak badge is to view your name on the “today’s writers” page. I’d love to be able to see my pretty bird right at the top of the page, next to my name. It would add an extra boost of motivation to keep on to the next phase.

New Feature Request Note from Juliette Jacobs on Mon, Nov 11
3 cups
Improve the monthly stats page

It would be really great to have monthly stats in a similar way that we have the text analysis; like ‘this month you focused particularly on relationships’ etc.

New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Sun, Nov 10
4 cups
More text analysis

The text analysis sometimes highlights things that I haven’t even mentioned.

New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Sun, Nov 10
1 cup

I absolutely agree. If I hadn’t of been writing 750 words every day and gotten in the habit, I certainly wouldn’t be doing NaNoWriMo right now. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Testimonial Note from Lynda Elliott Goyzueta on Thu, Nov 07
1 cup
A better mobile site

I haven’t been a member long, but I am in favor of anything that benefits 750 words. What a wonderful site! And such an encouragement for writers. It has really given me inspiration, so I am behind any decision.

New Feature Vote from Charlene Marolf on Thu, Nov 07
3 cups

Since I’ve started using this site in July, I’ve written for 124 days (with a couple of scheduled days off – thank you for this feature!). It’s helped me clear my head in the morning, tease my thoughts out onto the page, and improve my writing skills. Thank you 750words!

Testimonial Note from Mizz Mu on Thu, Nov 07
6 cups

750 words has changed my life. I use it for ALL my writing needs, not just NANOWRIMO…but I tell ya, you guys are the absolute best :)

Testimonial Note from Shanna Martin on Wed, Nov 06
5 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

An iPhone app would be a GAME CHANGER!!!

New Feature Vote from Shanna Martin on Wed, Nov 06
3 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Stephen Brownell on Tue, Nov 05
5 cups
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Stephen Brownell on Tue, Nov 05
6 cups
Monthly recaps

Similar to the daily recaps. I want to see, on a longer timeline, the trends I go through, but more aggregated. What are the names that I refer to more regularly over time? Am I getting happier? Are my concerns changing? Stuff like that but aggregated and trended.

New Feature Request Note from Stephen Brownell on Tue, Nov 05
50 cups

5 million. No, those five million words aren’t often a story, they’re often just the day-to-day blather of someone just trying to get his word count higher, or the somewhat incoherent ramblings brought on by trying to make sense of my day, or venting about the day. But, somehow, over these past ten-ish years, I’ve managed to string together what would be the equivalent of 100 NaNoWriMo novels. Thank you, Buster and Kellianne, for giving me the room in which to do so. I hope I grow in the future, and I hope that 750 words is right there with me to help me grow further.

Testimonial Note from Joseph Mayer on Mon, Nov 04
1 cup

I feel like, the only time I feel like a writer is doing the act of writing. Even when I’ve finished an entry, I read it back and some bits of it is good, but I feel like I’m creating something on this site. It’s housed my creativity and my mental health. I’m grateful for this site; some people pray and go to church. I come here.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sat, Nov 02
1 cup

I feel like, the only time I feel like a writer is doing the act of writing. Even when I’ve finished an entry, I read it back and some bits of it is good, but I feel like I’m creating something on this site. It’s housed my creativity and my mental health. I’m grateful for this site; some people pray and go to church. I come here.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sat, Nov 02
3 cups

i have never committed to any daily practise until this one, and now i’m at 96 days, 3 full months of every day writing, and i am so delighted and thrilled. THANK YOU 750words for being the catalyst for this fundamental shift in my life.

Testimonial Note from Treasa Levasseur on Fri, Nov 01
5 cups
A better mobile site

I would find it handier to have an offline mobile app, that can save the entries until connected to the wifi, especially when we are in trains and buses, when most thoughts flood

New Feature Vote from Noora Anwahi on Fri, Nov 01
5 cups
Improve the writing page

Greetings the great team behind the site!

I would like to spread a little idea I read and agree upon from another member

I think making it possible to highlight, italicize, and add notes (like as a form of reflecting when reading an old page)..

New Feature Vote from Noora Anwahi on Fri, Nov 01
5 cups

This site has gotten me through some dark times. Times when my mind and emotions were a maelstrom. It helped me unpack these overwhelming thoughts and feelings and read my progress towards peace. It is a way for me to communicate to myself when I think that no one else is willing to listen.

Testimonial Note from Renee Hope on Thu, Oct 31
1 cup

I love this site, and even though it makes me sad when I miss a day or just miss getting enough words down to complete the monthly challenges (which happened yesterday — argh), I couldn’t be more grateful for having such an effective mechanism to get my thoughts out of my head and get my ducks in a row for the day’s tasks. And needless to say, in giving me daily writing practice, it helps me keep my prose style in good working condition. Thank you Buster and Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Sally Logan on Thu, Oct 31