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

Parker Thomas
Timothy Ryan
Kelley Kidd
Jim Dickinson
Jodi Ehlers Swanson
Mr. Q
mumu
Michelle Schrom
Morgan Nikola-Wren
Dmitry Danilich
Cesar Obregon
John E. Ruffle
MEL
Nate Peterson
Jane Swanson
Mike Jin
Priscilla Zorrilla
Jacob Bittens
Kelly Shoop
Noel S
Mike Hubbard
Ivy Sprague
Jennifer Hodgson
Kelly King
Laura Gallaher
Lori Neff
Elzabieta P. Kosmicki
Eric B. Hutchinson
Mathilde Perrier
Violet
Alexandra Hidden
fire dragon
RJB
Ruth Staunton
Conner Lowe
Angie Capece
Aaron
sean watson
Esther Wallace
Melanie O'Connell
Katy Stalcup
Sharla Brown
Sean McPhail
Matt Martin
Tessa G. Kelly
Sara Shimazu
homefiremattw
Esther Kustanowitz
Kim A.
Sudy Leavy
Cecilie Lolk Hjort
Katharine Scarritt
Sylvia Méndez-Morse
Stephanie Bavour Whitenton-Cox
Kathleen Thompson
Dani S
MariaFernanda
Ceylan750
Jen Reed
Susan Hu
Jessica Charlene Fitzgerald-Ruvalcaba
Chris Repass
Ramon Vela
Julia Militzer
Joseph Rasmussen
Margaret Patterson
Corinne Pratz
C Wu
KL Boardman
Christina Markle
Rasheed Trombley
Kate Benton
Mike
Margaux Lux
Leah Kruger
N K
Mary Le
Kelly CM
Pira Tritasavit
Richard Teverson
RS
Valentina Chan
Vaiva Serpkova
Janita
Alexis Elder
Mariyah
Brenna Malta
Kate Shepard
Lola Watson
Cassandra Fussen
Nina Vandeventer
Menunka Kirax
Lesley O'Donnell
Crystal Kim
Adisa Kibila
Justin Z D'Ambrosio
Debbra B
Alexandra Cloughley
Andy Nguyen
Laura Bennett

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Thank you for making this available. I love the “grass roots” and organic feel. Day One of many more! B

Testimonial Note from Brian Jones on Fri, Feb 23
2 cups
Don't hide the word count as I type

It’s not a new feature exactly, but just keep the text box for writing a scrolling text box with the word count visible. This is especially true for iPad and iPhone usage but even for the computer it’s annoying to lose sight of the word count after around 300 words

New Feature Request Note from Tasha DC on Fri, Feb 23
1 cup

This site has renewed my love of writing. I write everyday, everywhere, anytime. I should write more words per day, but I don’t worry about that anymore. I take everyday as it comes and I relax about it now. I’m only competing against myself on this site. Ive worked out my creativity through this site and I’m thankful. I have yet to publish anything. I’m sure I will get there someday.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Wed, Feb 21
9 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Wed, Feb 21
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I definitely think an iPad app would be awesome. I write on my iPad every day since I can use my keyboard and just leave the website open so I never forget, but if we had an app (that allows the screen to turn sideways so I can use my keyboard) that would be great! Maybe every morning at a set time it could send a notification to open and write if I haven’t yet that day.

New Feature Vote from Jean Kleber on Wed, Feb 21
1 cup

I cannot say enough about how this site has helped me. I have wanted to be a writer but was too afraid to pursue it. After all, I barely passed English in high school many moons ago
But I started the project of 750words a day in keeping with dumping everything in my brain out on to the screen at that point in time. I have been dealing with profound grief and having a very difficult time with it. But writing about it has helped clear my head. I write mainly about that but I have started to move on to other things.
Since I started in January, I have not missed a day. I am excited to sit down and just write whatever comes to my head. I love this site, the meaning behind it and the opportunity to utilize the benefits of it. Thank you, thank you.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Feb 21
1 cup

this website has been so valuable in developing my daily writing practice !

Thank you

Testimonial Note from Emellyne forman on Wed, Feb 21
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Those initial streak badges kept me writing. I’m looking forward to other streak badges. I think it would be fun to look forward to a 50 day badge and a 9 month badge among all the other cool badges. Thanks again for this site!!

New Feature Vote from Hannah Berg on Mon, Feb 19
1 cup
Communicating with Members

Well, I really do not know how to add members. I understand there is a feature where one may share with others .. but it seems to remain buried, awaiting discovery, or a website upgrade!

New Feature Request Note from John E. Ruffle on Sat, Feb 17
15 cups
"WRITE" Button to the Right. Write. Right?

WRITE” Button to the Right. Write. Right?
Right at the top of the page, to the right of the “750 Words” title and on the same line, (so above the menu, can we have a nice green rounded-cornered-box with the one word 22-point bold “WRITE” in it? So when we go onto the site, we click on this nice big button and go straight to our daily writing screen. Vola! So simple! So intuitive! So right.. no, so write!

New Feature Request Note from John E. Ruffle on Fri, Feb 16
1 cup
Improve the Today page

Anyone else find that it’s not easy to view one’s own stats? Let’s vote to make the interface a little more intuitive.

New Feature Vote from John E. Ruffle on Fri, Feb 16
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I think having an app can be a very great addition to the already awesome website.

New Feature Vote from Franky Surroca on Fri, Feb 16
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Nope. Just like the badges. Keep up the good work!!! You have been my constant companion since 2010 and I am grateful for y’all. <3 xoxo

New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Brown-Shook on Thu, Feb 15
1 cup

It has changed my life for the better

Testimonial Note from Leandro on Wed, Feb 14
1 cup

750 words offers a way to express thoughts and feelings without judgement or (self) criticism. It’s pure in the only thing that matters is to write with feeling. forget grammar, forget the audience. you are writing for yourself, as an outlet for negative emotions and a memorial for positive ones. A private library of your thoughts, set free from your mind, leaving your mind free.

Testimonial Note from Andrew hurrell on Tue, Feb 13
4 cups

Over and over again, I come back to this site. There’s something so cathartic about getting words out every day, especially in the morning — something I bafflingly seem to forget every once in a while for extended periods of time. It’s been invaluable for setting up my frame of mind for the day ahead, or clearing out the clutter at the end of the day so I can settle down and relax. I’m not sure how I keep forgetting that, yet here I am again, and that’s all that matters.

Testimonial Note from CJ McArthur on Tue, Feb 13
3 cups
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Robyn Avery on Mon, Feb 12
1 cup

This site has enabled me to complete a draft of a novel I had been working on for over a year, and to make significant dents in two other projects. Thanks to 750 words, I was forced out of my writers block and have developed a daily writing habit, something I never thought was possible. Can you guys come up with something that’s as motivating for me for exercise :) Thanks for your work in keeping this site running!

Testimonial Note from Melissa Chai on Sun, Feb 11
1 cup

I just ended the longest streak ever. I have been writing everyday for 89 days. And I forgot one day. I am so disappointed because I wanted this badge so much but deep inside, I am not so disappointed. I realized that writing everyday has been incredible. It made me so much good. Since I started again, I published 10 articles on Medium and I wrote many blog posts for my company too. And when I don’t write, I miss it. So I will start again, I will continue writing and maybe in 100 days, I will finally have the phoenix badge !

Testimonial Note from Tangee on Sat, Feb 10
1 cup
More text analysis

I quite like things how they are, but I guess my ego really digs the text analysis.

New Feature Vote from Michelle Grixti on Thu, Feb 08
1 cup
Offline mode

It would be great if there was an offline mode or even a programm, where it’s possible to write the words without being distracted by the internet. The programm could just save the text and then synchronize the next time there is an internet connection.

New Feature Request Note from Carla on Thu, Feb 08
15 cups

I have used 750words.com for nearly a year now and it has been the best thing that happened to me last year. I was going through some big decisions regarding my career and what I want to do in life and I noticed, how much clearer I can think when I write down my thoughts. This website has given me comfort when I was scared or sad, it let me let off some steam when I was angry and it let me be europhoric when I was happy about something. It has given me so much and I am extremly grateful for that!
I broke my 322-day streak the other day, which was a bummer. And I think I will stop working with this website now, because I need a writing tool that works offline since I get distracted by the internet so easily. But this website showed me, how important it is for my mental health and my happiness and productivity to clear my mind every day and I will definitely keep that up! Thank you so very much!

Testimonial Note from Carla on Thu, Feb 08
8 cups

I used to fret over missing a day during a challenge month. Then I went through strings of months when I could count on one hand the amount of times I wrote. These days, I remind myself that I need to show up for myself. And if I miss a day, I must keep going, no matter what. Upon my return to 750 Words this time around, I had two goals. One, finish consecutive days in the current month. Two, earn another badge. It had been 5 years since my last badge. I was thrilled to receive the 500,000 words badge last week. I just noticed today. I feel revitalized! I find that once I have been writing consecutively, this good habit leads to other good habits like drinking my 8 glasses of water to prevent the formation of more kidney stones. I make sure I am either doing yoga, walking at least one mile or doing a kickbox cardio workout. Since my badge proves I am capable of producing the volume of words needed for 10 good-sized novels, I have no choice but to keep on going. So I pledge eight cups here to help fuel my continued flow and similar wish for all of you!

Testimonial Note from Armi Rowe on Wed, Feb 07
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email

For some reason I’m no longer receiving the daily reminder emails this week. (It’s currently Wednesday evening where I am and the last I received was Sunday morning.) I tried re-setting that preference yesterday, but this seems to have had no effect. I’m wondering how widespread this issue might be…

New Feature Vote from David Schaich on Wed, Feb 07
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Use anywhere anytime. Whether I have a laptop or computer available.

New Feature Vote from Nancy Tabitha Mindes on Tue, Feb 06
1 cup

I came back after a hiatus due to the death of my hubby. Now back to work on a book series and grateful you are here. Now as a Patron! Thank you. xo

Testimonial Note from Nancy Tabitha Mindes on Tue, Feb 06
20 cups

I am intensely grateful for this place. For many years it’s been a space where I could vent my thoughts and anxieties, my worries and fears.
It’s where I completed a number of NaNoWriMos, where I wrote the first drafts of poems, where I continue to write stories for my own pleasure.
Thank you for this friendly space to just empty my mind and let the words spill forth.

Testimonial Note from Cecilia Matz on Tue, Feb 06
2 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Alex Fuller on Mon, Feb 05
1 cup

What a game changer this site and its monthly challenge are for me! I used to write “when I had time” after taking care of the day’s pressing concerns and commitments, but too often that meant no writing at all on any given day. I never seemed to have “extra” time. But now, having accepted the monthly challenge, my first order of business is to write. Wow, what a difference! I get up, have some coffee, and hit the keys. Since my days are pretty full, I may not finish in the morning, but because I am committed to completing the challenge, and because I want the output for books I’m working on, I go back at some point, sometimes after dinner, and finish up. I’m pushing it to 1,000 words, and I find I’m doing great work. Joining 750words.com is a smart thing to do! Thank you for the great resource.

Testimonial Note from Ralph Huntington on Sun, Feb 04
2 cups

I am using this site to make sure that every day I do creative work. I have ideas to write up and the hardest part is putting down the first draft. I know this doesn’t have to be good, because later I will go over it again and edit it, but every day I must write down some new original material. I am currently working on a novel and thanks to 750 words I am putting together a first draft. I am also taking time at other times in the day, to rewrite and fix that story and make it more readable, but the first draft, good or bad, has to be written every day to keep the flow coming and to put out the hundred thousand words that will be whittled down to eighty thousand or so, after many more months of work. This site helps me live up to adage, that is a simple but profound truth, “Writers write.”

Testimonial Note from Dan Spurious on Sun, Feb 04