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

Lana Bechtold
Julia Moak
Elizabeth Bowns
Shannon Barry
Dharma1088
Barbara Daniels
Peter Auerhann Beissinger
Cheryl Riley
Marjorie Hakala
Flavius Popan
Chloe Cuthbert
Catherine WJ
Stacey Broder
Lisa Cavanaugh
Jason Rumley
sisfache
Rodrigo Medina Garcia
Shane Metcalf
Marium Azam Sultan
Tara Egan
K Kile
klanders
Vivienne Gautrey
@Pennyspy
guisician
victorvantran
Will Dickey
Kosta
Jessica Garrick
Shadowsinger
Ponder
M S
Wambura Ngunjiri
Steve Garvin
Jamie Perez
Rebecca Acceber
Melissa Gold
Andi
Sean Bryant
Michele Howarth
Daniela Osegueda
Merri-Todd Webster
Maksim
Scott Hofer
victoria bentley
Matt Pflum
Christina Duff
Fredrik Persson
Edd
Sean Sullivan
Bonnie Gamez
David
Grace C
Jessie Dotson
Giovanni Zuniga
Georg Kratochwill
Gretchen R Hays
Nicole M Bergstrom
Tracy G White
Bj
Joe Kocurek
Aimee Ryan
Ruth Penderghast
Maksym Meeker Morawski
Marta Swarthout
Jessy Kate Schingler
Amy Thompson
Marilyn Weekes
Patricia Luciano
Chris Jones
Dana-Monica
John Moore
No Jo
Danielle Peloquin
Aaron Dawson
Cody Daniel
Tamara Johnson-Dunston
Katherine Johnson
Lisa White
Sian Hughes
Jade Belle
Jeni
paige
Hsiang-Yi Lin
Brooke Goedecke
Stink Foot
Grace Hobbs
Holly H. Jones
Amalia A
Dan
Vee Chun
Max Kahil
Shellie Oakley
Jeremy Glen
Wesley Reid
Laura Dinoia
Madison Wallis
Alexis Bury
emma gibson
Erica Marshall

Notes of inspiration from members

7 cups

I am going through a tough time emotionally right now and 750 words is a place I go to in the morning to pour my heart out and better understand myself. I start off righting with a chaotic mind and hurting heart and by the end of it I get insight into why I feel or do certain things and my day is better for it. Because I write in the morning my day is an opportunity for new growth rather than a rehash of all the old thoughts I thought yesterday and a thousand yesterday’s before. Thank you

Testimonial Note from Sigal Kerem Goldstein on Tue, Dec 13
1 cup

Today I did an act of self-care by getting 750 Words membership. I’ve been longing to write for days, and putting it off because I’m stuck in a rut of refusing to let myself do things that will help my depression. But this is a little start, something I know will help me – writing on 750 words is like an emotional jet-wash for me! So I’m really proud of myself for letting myself do something good for me. I’m so glad I started using this site.

Testimonial Note from Nyasha Mbewe on Tue, Dec 13
2 cups
Different Stats on Monthly Challenge

As a writer taking part in the monthly challenge I want a useful visualization for how we’re doing as a group and how I’m doing as an individual so that I can see my progress in relation to others.

The current view isn’t useful to me because I already know that if someone is still a challenger they have the same number of days as I do and at most they have one more … until I catch up.

Potentially useful views: total word count, average typing speed, total time writing, emotional analysis.

New Feature Request Note from Christian M. Macy on Tue, Dec 13
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Estrelania Williams on Sun, Dec 11
1 cup
Monthly stats and or selected range stats.

This would be exactly the same as the daily stats page (except perhaps the progress graph), but it would apply the your whole month of writing. Even fancier, if you could select a date range and have it do all the neat emotional and word use analysis for those days would be really great.

Love the site!
Cheers,
Ben.

New Feature Request Note from Benjamin Gowan on Sun, Dec 11
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from Marian Lewis on Sat, Dec 10
1 cup

I have found very refreshing for my soul to start my day writing… It really help me to clear my mind from all the thoughts that float around during the night even writing my dreams and feelings. It is a great way to start my day! “Writing is like sailing in your ocean of words”… Thanks for working so hard to make this site such a safe and pleasant place to be. Blessings!

Testimonial Note from Princess Light on Sat, Dec 10
1 cup

For 2.5 years I have tried to write my words on a daily basis and found the practice to be a wonderful way to achieve peace of mind and a sense of accomplishment. The practice has honed my skills with creative writing and set me up with a methodology to stay centered.

Testimonial Note from yvonne kuennen on Fri, Dec 09
1 cup
Secure server for writing

As a user I want an SSL connection while I’m using the site so that I don’t worry about my data being intercepted on insecure network connections when I’m not using my VPN.

New Feature Vote from Christian M. Macy on Fri, Dec 09
3 cups
Recover Streak

As a user who has a really long streak and loses it for reasons beyond my control I want a way to recover my streak so that I don’t feel even worse than I already do for not having done something that’s really important to me.

New Feature Request Note from Christian M. Macy on Fri, Dec 09
1 cup
Morning and Evening Hours

As a user who wakes up very early I want the morning badge (even though I usually write at 4am) so that I can feel like my badges line up with behaviors that I value and want to encourage / be recognized for.

New Feature Request Note from Christian M. Macy on Fri, Dec 09
1 cup
Feature Request List

As a user I want to be able to quickly and easily view (and vote on) feature requests including their description so that I can understand whether the feature would be of value to me.

New Feature Request Note from Christian M. Macy on Fri, Dec 09
3 cups

I love writing my words. It has become such a core part of my morning ritual … honestly it is the component around which the rest of the ritual is built.

I can’t imagine not writing in the morning and I know that because of 750 even if I’m not able to get to a computer in the morning I will find a way to write as soon as possible because it is how I am able to communicate with a deeper part of my self.

Finally: Go December writers!! Keep it up!!

Testimonial Note from Christian M. Macy on Fri, Dec 09
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Kitty on Wed, Dec 07
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

It’s so hard to use this on mobile- I’d love to see an app!

New Feature Vote from Aubrey on Wed, Dec 07
1 cup

One of my friends turned me on to this website when I was in a really rough patch during my last year of college. While I didn’t necessarily use this site every day, the insight it gave me into my thoughts and feelings was enough to keep me around and helped me really find myself again. Even if I’m not an avid user, I’m a patron if only for how much this website helped me through a tough time.

Testimonial Note from Mayci Shimon on Tue, Dec 06
1 cup

I started using 750 words late this past summer. I looked forward to writing every morning. Then my free trial ended. I had determined that I was NOT paying $5 a month when I could use OneNote or Word for free. I even tried another online journal. Well, nothing compares to how I felt using 750 Words and the insight I gained from my writing. So, I’m back as an official, appreciative member!

Testimonial Note from Amanda Barach on Sun, Dec 04
1 cup

Perspective. I’d like a clear tall glass of perspective. All out? Well thank heavens you have 750Words!

Testimonial Note from klanders on Sun, Dec 04
3 cups

750Words.com is a verified depression killer. Once you clear your mind and practice some typing meditation, your whole world brightens.

Testimonial Note from Yuli Ban on Sat, Dec 03
20 cups

Speaking of books, I really like The Organized Mind by Daniel Levitin. 750 words has helped me organize my naturally-very-messy mind for more than 3 years now. I value the way 750 words helps me to clear my mind of “things to remember” (because writing them down here means I can access them later.) It also provides a low-risk space for writing quick drafts of plans, emails, even the occasional poem or essay. Not being distracted by formatting choices makes the transition from thought to writing much quicker, at least for me. I am proud to be a patron and encourage others to sign up if you haven’t already to support this good website. Thanks so much for 750 words!

Testimonial Note from Betsy Devine on Sat, Dec 03
10 cups

every year for the last fifteen years i have had a hard time staying centered and positive from September through the holidays. fifteen years ago i lost my teen aged daughter, whose birthday is in September. that would start it, then the family-oriented holidays would come and i’d be in the therapist’s office trying to find my center. this year has been different. i have written morning pages 170 days as of today and this year i am not a basket case during this challenging time of year. and i even lost my (really my daughter’s) 18-year old cat in the middle of a major move — last month. my point is, i think morning pages is having a profound impact on my life — on my outlook — and i am so grateful. next up? getting back to my novel writing. morning pages… i’m asking a lot of you!!! so grateful for this site that makes it easy and fun to do this work. thank you!!!

Testimonial Note from julia porter on Sat, Dec 03
1 cup

After doggedly pursuing an uninterrupted year long string of days on 750words.com, I was led to participate in the NaNoWriMo challenge. I thought it was an unrealistic goal at first, but the disciplines I developed on this site led me to believe it was possible. I achieved the requisite minimum of 50,000 words on Day 23, and I pushed on to accumulate over 66,000 words by Day 30.

So pleased am I with the result that I may avail myself of further opportunities in January and February to revise and edit the product. It turns out that even though I brought my offering to a clumsy and awkward conclusion, I really regard it as only half complete. Call it Part 1. So, thank you to Kellianne and Buster and others who have worked to construct and maintain this site. I look forward to lots more words.

David Brennan

Testimonial Note from David Brennan on Fri, Dec 02
5 cups

Writing on 750 Words has definitely aided in my spiritual growth! It is nice to look back at my progress. I’m also becoming a better writer and I am considering using the material I’ve written to help write my memoirs. This site is wonderful. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Candice Tenille on Thu, Dec 01
4 cups
Membership Length Badge

It would be cool to get a badge for length of patronage. Maybe give them out per year.

New Feature Request Note from Candice Tenille on Thu, Dec 01
10 cups
Share Button

It would be kind of cool if we could choose entries to share via social media or hyperlink. Maybe after an entry has been on the site for 6 months or a year, the share option would become available.

New Feature Request Note from Candice Tenille on Thu, Dec 01
3 cups

I have always loved creative writing, but I am a scientist which is a very different type of writing. I signed up for 750words to force myself to free-write daily and could not be happier with my decision. Although I wasn’t ready to prepare a full novel in November for NaNoWriMo, 750words gave me the courage to start a novel which I am working on now. I am so excited to finally be doing something that was just a dream 7 years ago!

Testimonial Note from Brittany Givens on Thu, Dec 01
1 cup

Thank you so much for creating this site. I used to write almost religiously every day, but since I graduated college and started working full time it’s become a challenge for me to set that time aside. 750 Words has given me the motivation and encouragement I needed to start this habit again, and I’m so grateful for it. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Sarah Rohde on Thu, Dec 01
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Louise Tilbrook on Thu, Dec 01
1 cup
Improve the patronage features

I would love an easier way to share my writing with others. Ideally, it would be fun to create communities within the community, so that I could have a group of people who could view my content and I could view theirs etc… Love the site, thank you for your work.

New Feature Vote from Joe Castaneda on Thu, Dec 01
5 cups

Hello! I wrote my 50,000 words in November for NaNoWriMo this year but didn’t see my limited edition badge. Wondering if there is one for 2016? I did break my streak during the month so maybe missing a day was the problem? Would love to know.

Testimonial Note from Debra Lynn on Wed, Nov 30