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

Patricia Livermore
lori howell
Stephen Blythe
Marina Manoim
Ryan Noronha
Peter Secan
Carrie Bernhard
Barbara J. Beezley
Hilary Welter
Maria
Julia Moak
Dharma1088
Barbara Daniels
Cheryl Riley
Arushi Dhakad
Marjorie Hakala
Catherine WJ
Stacey Broder
Lisa Cavanaugh
Tiffany Burton
Jason Rumley
sisfache
Rodrigo Medina Garcia
Shane Metcalf
Marium Azam Sultan
Tara Egan
K Kile
S R K
Vivienne Gautrey
@Pennyspy
guisician
Milorad
victorvantran
Will Dickey
Nick Perricone
Shadowsinger
Kimberly Ackers
M S
Steve Garvin
Jamie Perez
Melissa Gold
Sean Bryant
Lorraine Freeney
Michele Howarth
Lisa D.
To Ryb
Hann
JD Weakley
Sharon Landon
Ajinkya Mulay
Andre Da Silva
Chris
Jess ryan
Peter Moray
Sholenny ferreira
Adam Gresch
Kevin Skaalure
Filiz Demirkazik
Lena Seckman
yvette vega
Dara Crawford
Jeff Chin
Adam Bird
Lee O Valentin
Scott Hofer
Mary Jones
Jill Alfond
Christina Duff
Laurie Phipps
Robin Miller
Bonnie Gamez
David
Grace C
Jessie Dotson
Nicole M Bergstrom
Tracy G White
Bj
Joe Kocurek
Aimee Ryan
K2K
Katie Burke
Rachel Shubin
Marta Swarthout
Louise Davis
Jessy Kate Schingler
Marilyn Weekes
Karla Haeberle
Chris Jones
John Moore
Danielle Peloquin
Cody Daniel
Chat Errant
Lifl
Meaghan Gallant
Lisa White
Sian Hughes
Lea Miller
Jade Belle
Jeni
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Notes of inspiration from members

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 Losleben 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 Thu, Jun 15
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 Thu, Jun 15
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 B Pannavaro on Mon, Jun 12
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
1 cup

I don’t have time to write 750 words a day, much though I’d love to be able to. I’m in the process of becoming self-employed, and it is very time-consuming becoming my own boss. However, even if I’m only able to carve out one or two days a week to write, it can help to have a prompt.
I refuse to beat myself up about not meeting the sort of goal that others may be able to set, i.e. 750 words per day. I’m quite good at beating myself up, and I’m trying to become less good at it. 52 years of being my own worst enemy is quite enough.
This is a good tool and I support anything which helps people to be able to utilize their creativity. I feel that it should be used in the manner which is going to help one most, whether that be to write 750 words per day every day, or whether it be to write 750 words sporadically as life may allow.
With creativity, there should be no concept of “winners” and “losers.” There are only winners.

Testimonial Note from Cara Hartley on Sun, Jun 11
1 cup
Calendar

I’d love some kind of calendar to easily go back to my earlier writings.

New Feature Request Note from Olivia Oktober on Sun, Jun 11
1 cup
Improve the Today page
New Feature Vote from K M on Sat, Jun 10
1 cup

I have been able to drain my brain of slush and nonsense on a regular basis with the help of 750words. This has bumped up my productivity, my focus, and dropped my anxiety levels. I will be here for as long as I can type. This is waaaay cheaper than therapy!

Testimonial Note from Kat Leffler on Fri, Jun 09
1 cup

I only joined 750 Words less than 2 weeks ago. Since then, I’ve written every day and made it a point to carve out the time I need to follow this regimen. I don’t always write at the same time, but I do meet the goal. I enjoy the brain dumps and find now I am beginning to formulate my writing plan. It is an exciting time for me and I can feel the inquisitive, creative person I used to be showing up here and there. I’m inspired. Thank you Buster and Kellianne! ;D

Testimonial Note from Evelyn Marentette on Wed, Jun 07
1 cup

I’m one of those people that know all the benefits of meditation, is completely open to the practice, but can’t seem to solidify it as a daily habit. However, I want many of the cognitive benefits. I read a post about how stream-of-consciousness journaling can be just as beneficial, and so far it has been amazing. I’m very grateful that 750words exists and I’ve found that having a daily writing habit has changed my life in innumerable ways!

Testimonial Note from Jordan Callahan on Wed, Jun 07
5 cups

This site has enabled me to not only write every day but to clear my head so that writing inspiration can flow. I recently had to go without for over a week and it drove me crazy not having the accountability that I get here. I am grateful to be a part of this.

Testimonial Note from Jaimee Walls on Tue, Jun 06
10 cups

This isn’t so much a testimonial note as it is a helpful little tidbit for those of us who sometimes have trouble remembering if we wrote our words which causes us to miss days inadvertently. (I remember bolting up one night at 4am saying “I forgot my words today!”)

Every day, I change the background screen color to a different color of the rainbow (or chakra color, if that’s your thing). And I find that it helps me remember whether or not I’ve written for that day, since your mind can recall the color of the day and contrast it with the previous day. Or something like that. Something interesting goes on neurologically that helps someone like me remember his words more consistently so I don’t have to bug Kellianne to restore my streak! Give it a shot if you’re finding it hard to remember your words. And enjoy your writing!

Testimonial Note from Wyn Evans on Tue, Jun 06
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’d love to see something that comes after the flying squirrel badge since it looks like a few members I’ve seen on the today’s writer page have hit over 2000. I think it’ll give some motivation to reach for such a insane amount of days!

New Feature Vote from Destroyer of Words on Sun, Jun 04