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

Romea
John
Najeeb
nightingale
Giulia Josquin
Anna Kiley
Steve Tannenbaum
Drew Allen
Michal
Mia Koroua
joy
Philippa Olivier
Lynn P
Soren Ivar Petersen
Kate
Tamica
Traci Rodriguez
David
Andrew Barnes
Lilith
Helen LIng
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lynn doiron
Jamie Redmond
Jamaal Glenn
Rachman Blake
William Forster
Gray Solomon
Mona Midnight
Hans Lo
Brad Tsunekawa
Susan
Tilde Ann Thurium
Jackie McG
Kodai Fumoto
Katt13
Judey Nitcy
Todd C. Foster
Shannon Wagner
Maria Jolene
Chelsea Cox
Vito Dalessandro
Hanna Wunsch
Brendan Scanlan
Tiffany Skidmore
Rose
Shannon Gray
Hannah Silvis
K Lawrence
Tanya Morgan
Daisygreen Stenhouse
Anna Nelson
Rob
Joanna Mezzetti
leslie moat
Mandi K.
Shaun Tinkler
anne russell
Linda Buie
Sarah Land
Alexandra Zeiger
Freem
Eleni Philippou
Thomas Kichi
Katy Cassidy
David Theiss
Chris Ostrand
Maria Teresa Landa
Ginger
JAMES Wooldridge
Matthew Hotham
Jacqui
Eva lau
Shelley English
Liz Hobson
Drew Austin
Michael Kaplan
Sandra
Russ Skinner
ren rogers
Dianne R Wright
Daria Biernat
Rik William Nielsen
Bethany Rydmark
Tom Martin
Ryan fang
Shazeela Ali
Nancy Ingwersen
Jennifer Ciucci
Soraya
Jillian Langston
Andrew Finkelstein
Jack Shirai
Bryant Siefken
Christian Eriksson
Tim Hausler
Martin Joseph Munroe
Jay Stewart
Jack Pringle
albert campbell

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

As a follower of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, 750Words is a great fit. I started today! I’m excited to join ya’ll.

I’ve been writing my three pages long hand for the past year and find it challenging to then use the content in some of my blogs. So this will be a nice change.

Thanks for re-energizing my writing.

Testimonial Note from Nancy Anderson on Sat, Jul 01
1 cup

After 902 straight days of writing, I’m headed for Madagascar for 3 weeks (750 words only allows a 10-day break) with no Wi-Fi access so I’ve decided to shift habits and see if I can get writing to stick via pen and paper again. If it doesn’t work, believe me, I’ll be back, as this has been a great solution for me but in a 3rd world country without computers, 750words will no longer be available. Great site, great badges, I only wish there were more!

Testimonial Note from Courtenay Schurman on Sat, Jul 01
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

We’re working hard, the badges mean a LOT.

New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Sat, Jul 01
7 cups

I will hit 700 days this month, a weird thing for me. I am not much for consistency, so the fact that I have spent 700 days doing something is a huge accomplishment. Through depression, illness, stress I never thought possible I’ve continued to come back and I am eternally grateful for this haven to return to.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Sat, Jul 01
88 cups
Badge

I want a nice badge for reaching the milestone of 2 million words.

New Feature Request Note from Marc Tretin on Sat, Jul 01
18 cups

Broke my streak for the second time, after 199 days. Writing these entries no longer does for me what it used to and I’d hate to continue just for a silly badge, but this was a fantastic place for me to dump and organize my thoughts during a rather stressful period. Gonna take a break for now, but I really appreciate this resource being available for me when I needed it.

Testimonial Note from Jeremiah Smith on Fri, Jun 30
1 cup

Yes! i did it! I finally completed the one month challenge. Thank you 750words!!

Testimonial Note from Franklin Ogidi on Fri, Jun 30
1 cup

750 Words has transformed me from thinking about writing to actually writing! Instead of carrying these words in my head I am putting them on paper.

Testimonial Note from Adisa Kibila on Fri, Jun 30
1 cup
More text analysis

Reading level, readability, genre, etc.

New Feature Vote from Sam Grubbs on Thu, Jun 29
4 cups

Just a quick thank you for the ability to take a break and not lose my streak! I was having a tough time, with company visiting, some health issues, and a couple of events to deal with, all in a short time span. 750 words was turning into a slog, and it’s really never been that, so I took some days off, and now I’m back, and it feels great!

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Tue, Jun 27
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Italics allowed once the 750 words are written and “graded”.

New Feature Vote from B Wolfie on Mon, Jun 26
1 cup

I used 750 words faithfully for over a year. Then I stopped. Now I’m back to resume writing again. This website helps keep me on track. It’s good to be back again.

Testimonial Note from Carol Factor on Mon, Jun 26
1 cup
Month-to-Date Charts

This site is so helpful and easy to use. I especially love the graphs and charts. The information about my perspective and tone for that day’s writing is quite useful. Is there a way to have those charts for the month-to-date? Could that be added to the day’s stats page, below the box for configuring the sharing preferences?

Thanks for creating and maintaining the site. I’m glad to be a member.

New Feature Request Note from Becky Wilson on Sat, Jun 24
1 cup

I am on my first 83 day streak and month #3 of the monthly writing challenge. I’ve known what morning pages are for two years but I found this website, I could never be consistent and I couldn’t stand myself. Now I use it to journal, practice gratitude and draft posts for my blog. Some day I’d like to be more creative but for now, this has been a wonderful tool to get to know myself again through writing. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Christofersen on Thu, Jun 22
1 cup
Badges Progress

I’d love to know how much closer I am to achieving some badges. Ones like word count are pretty obvious, but like the “night bat” one– I’d love to know how many more late nights I have to write before I reach that badge!

New Feature Request Note from Sarah Lally on Thu, Jun 22
1 cup
add titles to each page

it would be great to add title to each page entry and have an master table of contents that we can browse through to find and read our old content!

New Feature Request Note from Lacresha on Wed, Jun 21
5 cups
Export to Evernote automatically

Link to evernote and all notes would be exported automatically. That would then outsource the challenge of searching to Evernote.

New Feature Request Note from Brit LaLa on Tue, Jun 20
20 cups

Well it finally happened. I was up to over 265 days in a row and I missed yesterday while traveling. I thought i would be more upset about it, but I realized that my pages have become a habit and while missing a day might reset my status, but it doesn’t erase all the days I’ve done my pages diligently. This is part of my daily life. A wonderful part. And that’s enough.

Testimonial Note from Wendy-Marie on Mon, Jun 19
1 cup
Improve the homepage

Log me in automatically please

New Feature Vote from Elie Calhoun on Mon, Jun 19
1 cup
Improve the homepage

It would be nice for the site to remember who I am and log me in automatically.

New Feature Vote from RevAaronD on Thu, Jun 15
1 cup

fabulous introducation in my life. clears away junk

Testimonial Note from Irene Kelly on Thu, Jun 15
1 cup
A better mobile site

I would love to use it better on my android and would love an app for it. Maybe one that can save that you did write on a day even if you didn’t have internet access so you don’t miss out on your daily streak.

New Feature Vote from Moon Kestrel on Wed, Jun 14
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I would love to have more badges for more things, maybe with the statistics and analysis we get from our writing. I’d also love if we could choose to display one of the badges that aren’t part of the daily streak ones (like The Blue Horse, etc).

New Feature Vote from Moon Kestrel on Wed, Jun 14
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’m super competitive, so as long as you keep bringing out badges I will keep trying to earn them! And perhaps the ability to set one of your behaviour badges (Speedy typist, etc.) as your badge instead of your streak.

New Feature Vote from Tori Johnson on Wed, Jun 14
1 cup

I think it is no exaggeration to say that 750words has changed my life. I have always considered myself a writer, but struggled with constant, consistent and crippling writers block. Nothing was ever perfect, or even close to being good enough, so nothing would ever get done.

750words changed my mindset on writing and in doing so changed my writing experience. Nothing had to be perfect anymore – it just had to be. Accomplishing 750 words was the goal. It could be the word “fuck” 750 times (which, full disclosure, I have done before). But it gets done.

And allowing myself this freedom to do anything, no matter how “bad,” has let me create so much more good. I no longer have fear of writing a sentence I hate. I write it anyway. It’s a word count, that’s what matters – I’ll refine it later.

Truly, 750words has made me a happier writer and a happier person. I couldn’t imagine a site I love to use more, and I recommend it to all my friends. Thank you so much for creating this site. You’ve changed my life.

Testimonial Note from Sarah Lally on Wed, Jun 14
1 cup

Hi, I’ve loved this site and used it for a while, but I need a more flexible way of accessing it, I find it hard to keep my laptop with me. And I’m going to be starting something that takes a lot of my time, so I will be gone for a while. I hope to be back. Thank you for all the clarity that resulted from this :D

Testimonial Note from Sadhana Srinivasan on Wed, Jun 14
6 cups
A better mobile site

An android app

New Feature Vote from Sadhana Srinivasan on Wed, Jun 14
1 cup

750words.com creates a cadence for my writing. By forcing oneself to write, and i have been writing for 3 months now, it takes a lot of clutter out of the mind. Once the clutters had been cleared from my mind into 750, my mind be cleaner to focus on more insightful and meaning topics. I like the pressure of writing daily and the Monthly challenge to stay off the “Wall of Shame”.

Testimonial Note from Alex Bartolomew on Sun, Jun 11
3 cups

I love the fact that 750 words keeps everything so simple. It is supposed to be a stream-of-consciousness tool and that it does very well. I prefer writing here because I do not have all the bells and whistles that document writers such as Word have to use as a distraction. It is kept simple and gives me a nice blank page to dump my brain on. I am able to write until the thoughts stop coming without worrying about how they look or how they should look.

I fell that you are doing a great job with this site and I would not change much as to the layout. Thank you for all your effort keeping the site running and proving me with a great tool to use.

Testimonial Note from Jessica Marie on Sun, Jun 11
1 cup
Change the name of the Wall of Shame

There should be no “failures” with writing or other creative pursuits. Nobody should be “shamed” for not meeting a certain goal.
I would very strongly encourage you to change the name of the “wall of shame” to something like “Runners Up” or “Other Participants”. Change it to something encouraging rather than discouraging, in other words.
During my entire life, I’ve felt ashamed for not being some sort of Grand Prize Winner Superstar. Most people are not Grand Prize Winner Superstars. We are simply trying to do our best.
Shame and browbeating, even done in a “humorous” fashion, can be extremely daunting to some people, particularly those with a background of psychological abuse. I learned early on from my family that I seemed to be incapable of doing anything right, and, even at 52 years old, I continue to impart this message to myself.
The word “shame” is so upsetting to me that I cannot possibly participate in a challenge which places me on a “wall of shame” for not completing it, particularly when I am unlikely to be able to. I am working massive numbers of hours a week. Being able to engage in creative pursuits should be a gift, not a punishment.
Of course those who complete the challenge should be awarded a prize for doing so. But those who do not should not be “shamed” or called failures.
I like to support anything that encourages people to engage in creative pursuits. However, my money is limited, and I cannot support anything which shames those who do not “measure up” to an exacting standard.
I know it’s only a word. But some words hurt—a lot.
I will be glad to become a member of the site again if the Wall of Shame becomes a Wall of Participation of some sort. Until then, my money is very limited right now, and, sadly, since I literally cannot participate in something where the cost of “failure” is being “shamed”, I must cancel my subscription.
I wish you well.

New Feature Request Note from Cara Hartley on Sun, Jun 11