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

Gary Isaac Wolf
Jim Matlock
Holly White Roddam
Mary
Claire
Lily Marks
Line Hollis
Kyle B Schroeder
Tristan Kneschke
Timur M. Atnashev
sarah marie
Meghan Ford
Martin McGovern
Becca Burns
Rebecca Harris
Mykhailo Tolkachov
Marvin Ahboltin
Katie Jensen
Melanie Anderson
Jua Rountree
Lisa Marie Carnahan
Joseph Michael Culhane
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Yola Smith
nightside
calliaphone
Ujjwala Murthy
Jod Pharo
Juniper Nichols
Jayne
Maylin Tu
Christina Xu
Jan Morse
Mike Allen
M Medved
Louise Ferndale
Jennifer Stewart
Maureen
Jacqueline Hill
AJK
Mikester
Lynn Porter
Diane Keen
Ky Anderson
Dee
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Nazeer Khan
Lorenza Ramirez
Patricia O'Leary
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Jerzy Kufel
Angela
Jim Barlow
Billye Roberts
Grant Ashfield
Janet Werther
Mike D Johnson
Aoife NaSolas
Ren Hall
The Queen
Jonathan Carl
Laura TS
Effuah Gbor
Anthony Merante
Sabreen
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Katherine Marie
Lauren HK
Vanessa Fuller
Becka Janse
Jen Elliott
J.O.Shinn
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Katie Monroe
Tracy Winter
Terry Knapp Jr.
Sapna Shah- Mitra
Patty Mathews
irene Mckie
Julie Benesh
Jennifer Jones
Crius Uranus
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Notes of inspiration from members

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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Halsted M. Bernard on Sun, Sep 02
5 cups

I wandered away for a while (like over two years) but I am feeling pumped about this upcoming National Novel Writing Month and have returned to one of my old and favorite haunts! 750 Words kept me sane throughout the transition of losing my parents. It has been a space where I can share my thoughts—some light, some dark, and some inbetween—and just ramble on. I love Julia Cameron’s method of Morning Pages and this is rifting on that. It has been a lifesaver.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Redelle Carey on Sat, Sep 01
1 cup

Dearest Friend, 750 Words,
You open up old channels of the Soul and help me excavate all manner of jewels.
Gratefully,
Your servant writer.

Testimonial Note from Friday316 on Sat, Sep 01
1 cup

I missed a day last month and I am so proud of myself! I broke my shoulder too early in the morning/late at night to write 750 words that day – I was in hospital – but on every other day -I made it! It I am so thrilled that through all the pain and calamity, this was the one thing I hung on to and managed to do through hell and high water -Looking at that losers list gives me a sense of pride – only one day!! It makes me feel I can do anything – thanks to 750 words!

Testimonial Note from kate beswick on Sat, Sep 01
1 cup
More text analysis

I’m a bit of an analytical junkie

New Feature Vote from Kathy Haan on Fri, Aug 31
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Ryan Millar on Fri, Aug 31
1 cup
Monthly Statistics

Being able to track the statistics that are already shown for each day so I could track mood, frequent topics or frequently-used words would be amazing!

New Feature Request Note from Kristin LaGrange on Thu, Aug 30
5 cups

A 48-hour blackout has cut my first streak off. How disappointed I was when I realised I wasn’t going to get power back in time to put out some words. But at the same time, it drove a fire under me to start again once I got my power back on and it made me realise that the act of sitting down and writing not only helps me dump whatever I am feeling, and sometimes discover the true cause of a reaction or emotion, but also just helps to create that one predictable element in my day that helps to cement me in days where sometimes anything goes. Can I write words any time anywhere with a pen and paper, yes. Do I find this site, with its cute badges, auto word counter and little checkboxes more motivating? Yes.

Testimonial Note from Lex Brauns on Thu, Aug 30
1 cup

750 words have helped me write my second book. 750 words are so doable that I found myself writing every day and not being all stressed out about it. I am pretty sure that I will finish my first draft soon and I can assure you that I will be doing it 750 words at a time. For a writer, writing every day is key, with 750 words, it’s easy.

Testimonial Note from Laurie J Carta on Thu, Aug 30
1 cup

I tried to go without 750words but nothing beats doing my brain dump here. Keep it up!

Testimonial Note from Andy Day on Thu, Aug 30
1 cup
PT-BR support for Analysis chart

I think it would be interesting for me if 750words could understand portuguese to update that graphic data chart. Thanks for the great work!

New Feature Request Note from PBDC on Wed, Aug 29
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I saw that someone recommended different word count goals and that’s an amazing idea because I’ve often thought the same thing while I’m writing. If I’m not done, I don’t just stop at 750, but sometimes spill over into 800 or even 1000. WIth that said, it’d be nice to set different goals higher than 750 (not lower, of course), perhaps in increments of 200 or 250 words. Thanks again for this site!

New Feature Vote from Lena Josef Vreeland on Wed, Aug 29
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Charo on Wed, Aug 29
1 cup
Improve the writing page

maybe add a mood to the journal entry…and what kind of music you’re listening to along with it.

New Feature Vote from Veronika Midulla on Mon, Aug 27
5 cups

I’ve been a member of 750 Words for a few years now after learning about the benefits of writing stream of consciousness Morning Pages via Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. Having a tool that enables me to do this exercise digitally has been a game changer. I’ve been recovering from surgery for the past month and this has been an incredible routine to uphold. It has honestly made me a happier, more optimistic person and it has started a positive ripple effect of establishing other healthy habits, including meditation, exercise, learning a new language, and even the small and simple act of making my bed every morning! Thank you 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Taylor on Mon, Aug 27
1 cup
More text analysis

This would be a great addition!

New Feature Vote from Taylor on Mon, Aug 27
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

This would be a wonderful addition!

New Feature Vote from Taylor on Mon, Aug 27
1 cup
Make the cutoff later than midnight

Would be great if I can write past midnight and still have it count for the same day. As someone who usually writes here at the end of the day, I lost my streak because I wrote an entry at like 12:05. Would be great if you can extend it until like 2 or 3 am before the date switches over.

New Feature Request Note from Ragtime Annie on Sat, Aug 25
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Tyler Webster on Thu, Aug 23
2 cups

I enjoy the morning routine of writing for myself with no real goal other than to write the thoughts in my head down.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Thompson on Thu, Aug 23
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I concur!

New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Thompson on Thu, Aug 23
2 cups
More badges please!

Please add in more badges! I love collecting things.

Also, it would be nice to do another NaNo badge this year.

New Feature Request Note from Elizabeth Thompson on Thu, Aug 23
1 cup
More text analysis

To be able to look at stats for a location of days. E.g. By weeks, months, quarters or years.

New Feature Vote from Claud Williams on Thu, Aug 23
1 cup
A better mobile site

A Mobile app would be LOVELY – but until you get there, could we at least have a way to force save from phones and tablets please? :)

New Feature Vote from Catherine Mitchell on Wed, Aug 22
1 cup
Badges

I hereby request new badges! I haven’t had one in more than 2-1/2 years.

New Feature Request Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Wed, Aug 22
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Commander Gandalf on Tue, Aug 21
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Commander Gandalf on Tue, Aug 21
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Commander Gandalf on Tue, Aug 21
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Commander Gandalf on Tue, Aug 21
2 cups
Different word count goals

I think that it would be nice if you could choose your word count goal, instead of having a fixed number of 750 words. This would be useful for when you would like to write more than just 750 words and would help people feel greater satisfaction in doing so. I think that this could easily become a good addition to the 750 words site and hope that it is someday incorporated into this website.

New Feature Request Note from Commander Gandalf on Tue, Aug 21