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

James Matsuzaki
Joey Mangano
Gene Desrochers
largeman
Laura K
Allen Crowley
Elizabeth Rian
Bryan Tocarz
Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons
Mikkel Snyder
Karen Bachmann
Suzanne
Bhavani
Adam Summers
Kell Willsen
Josephine Kay
Eduard Lopez
Tonisha L Eskridge-Williams
Salman Suhail
Madeleine Aimé Flamiano
Sultan Baron Kaiser von Maharaja, Esq
Cameron James Tibera
Carl Collins
Kimberly Rose
AnneTanne
Anna Mangahas
Lisa Kuchy
Greg Belote
Amy Aberdeen
Mary Going
Crystal Darby
CGC
Mary Montanye
Caroline Qureshi
Emily Elizabeth
Allison Urban
Toni Merflag
Brandy S
Ke Roth
Marita Delgado
Pam Wilder
Ellie Foulds
Patron Andres Esquivel
Rita Bailey
Nishima Nzeru
Sarah Mack
Michelle Akin
Kevin Lull
Rena Delgado
Harley S.
Russell Dicker
Kyle Shaw
Brett Beasley
Ben Reyes
Helena Mariño
Jennifer Van Adrichem
Nikki Wood
Gumiko
Ioan Mitrea
Mary Eagan
Allyson Hoover
Nancy Grossman
Lisa Whiteaker
Marc Mongeon
Jane Donaldson
Annaverko
Katia LeMone
rylie lockerman
Jo Gatford
abby
Julia Crane
Kellianne Benson
Stephen Tackett
Lost Sailor
Mariel
Concordia
John A Ingham
Adam Berkovec
Laura Wallace
Loren Elkin
anthony hoang
Rachel
Jose A. Palma
D.W.
Booglysticks
Alexandria
Cole Shol
Alison Colwell
Ziggyboo
Elizabeth Savage
Chris Zakharoff
Jackie Mederi
Kiana Capiga
Tracy Persson
Abigail Schuhen
Alton Pelowski
Stephanie Ice
Novera King
Akanbi Williams
Nick Karczmarzyk

Notes of inspiration from members

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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Carolyn Harris on Wed, Sep 26
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from C Cone on Wed, Sep 26
1 cup

I forget how long I’ve been using this site, but it’s been a constant companion to me and writing since I found it. I don’t write everyday all the time, but when I do I find this site to be the most helpful tool.

Testimonial Note from Charlotte Fowles on Wed, Sep 26
1 cup
Secure server for writing

I’m a web dev and would be happy to help, because this would be so clutch.

New Feature Vote from Cody on Tue, Sep 25
1 cup

I kept trying to make this daily writing, artists journal thing work. And I came back to this site a couple times, and then it happened. I hit my 750 words today, and holy cow is that the right number of words. I love it.

Testimonial Note from Cody on Tue, Sep 25
3 cups
Improve the homepage

More specifically, I would appreciate better navigation tools. It always takes me a few clicks to really get to the page I want, so making the menus more user friendly is really my request. Otherwise, my request is to leave the writing page as configurable and customizable as it already is, and NOT to add a bunch of features, bells, and whistles (like setting a lower bar for the number of words to be written in a day) — this is 750words.com — it’s based on Morning Pages, and that crisp, clean mission is all it needs. People can use it any way they want, but that doesn’t mean that the essence of its simplicity must be sacrificed in order to be all things to all people. Thank you for considering!

New Feature Vote from Sharon on Mon, Sep 24
1 cup
Headspace-quality scheduling

Headspace app is top in creating habits. Study the app and see how it makes it. Maybe instead of full 750 words, you could somedays choose 350. Maybe there could be more flexibility on the deadlines. Maybe you could offline text which will allow you not to break the streak while you’re offline.

New Feature Request Note from Dimitrios Kouzis-Loukas on Sun, Sep 23
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Mandino on Sun, Sep 23
5 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Line Hollis on Sun, Sep 23
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 Sat, Sep 15
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 Tue, Sep 11
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 Tue, Sep 04
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