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

Stephanie Ice
Emily Siddle
Helena Mariño
Jennifer Van Adrichem
Gumiko
Gary Isaac Wolf
Jennifer Jones
Lily Marks
Abigail Schuhen
Melanie Anderson
Nick Laurence
Novera King
Michael Vinh Xuan Thanh
Mike Diamond
Jim Matlock
Natalie H
Mary
Sally 4orth
martha hipley
Jenny Song
Lisa Marie Carnahan
Becca Burns
Elizabeth Roeder
Tyler Dwyer
Milla
Rae's Scion
Aayush Kucheria
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Maria
Rebecca Harris
Phil S
Luci S.
Jose A. Palma
Tristan Kneschke
Joseph Michael Culhane
Laura Leigh Oyler
Yola Smith
calliaphone
Gloria Callihan
Lorenza Ramirez
Randy Wileshaw
Patricia O'Leary
Chris Zakharoff
Christina Xu
Hctiel iellah
Jan Morse
Luke Tritton
M Medved
Louise Ferndale
AJK
Kat Philbrook de Bottari
Lynn Porter
Donovan Fox
Francesca
Drew
anthony hoang
Jordan Rowland
Lauren HK
Vanessa Fuller
Becka Janse
Jen Elliott
J.O.Shinn
Billye Roberts
Janet Werther
Cole Shol
Colin Newlyn
Kellie Nuss
Rashel Tremblay
Ren Hall
Jerry McNeive
Chris Limb
Laura TS
Cyndy Chisare
Anthony Merante
Rozlynn
NocturnalRites
Austin Helms
Kyle B Schroeder
Gail
Mark Takhona
captainfez
Maylin Tu
Jessica L. Lesko
mkpladsen
Julia Franco
David Brennan
la hoy
Robert Thilo
Katie Monroe
Tracy Winter
Terry Knapp Jr.
sarah marie
Sunny J. Reed
Nina Raffaela
Ramona Fowler
Gideon Bryan
Rusu Olesea
Julie Benesh
Linus Delacroix
Alice

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

750 Words has created a great space to stay annomous. I feel like it is the modern day diary some days other days my work space.. it all depends on what is in my head! Thanks :)

Testimonial Note from Emmy Aston on Tue, Mar 06
1 cup

I look forward to starting off mornings with my daily word pour. I start off by just rambling about my upcoming or previous day, but then other stuff starts to sneak in and I surprise myself. Old memories are rekindled and new personal revelations are made. This exercise has been great at sorting out my thoughts so I don’t have to unload them on the next random person I talk to.

Testimonial Note from Karen McOuat on Tue, Mar 06
1 cup

This wonderful site as connected to my languishing creativity and reivigourised me.

Testimonial Note from Karen MacLean on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup

750 words has allowed me to process thoughts that otherwise become like a circular loop in my head. I am able to expel them and stop any mental storm get out of hand. I then can focus and take action. I’ve become more disciplined as a result. It took a while for this to happen. About a month in I started dedicating myself to more and more things. Writing every day was just the start.

Testimonial Note from alison neri on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Perhaps every 50 days or so after 100 days there could be a badge? The badges become so far apart and I wonder how many people drop out after 100 days.

New Feature Vote from alison neri on Sat, Mar 03
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Cumulative Month Challenge Badges

The horse is the first Month Challenge, after 2 months you get a different badge, 3 months without stopping etc up to 12 months.

Extra badges in general are good though, they really keep me going, I’m actually worried that after my 100 day badge I will have no more badges to aim for until the 250. I’m worried that I will just stop. The one thing I’ve figured out about myself during this process is that I’m really a stick and carrot person and need something to aim for. A lot of those who have written seem to feel this way. More Badges please!!!!

New Feature Request Note from alison neri on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup

750 words helps me with my productivity! I plan my next day at night, have a daily template I paste in in the morning, and write when I need to get myself back on track… or when I need to plan a project… or when I want to record kudos. So many useful things!

Testimonial Note from Tana Franko on Fri, Mar 02
5 cups

750words, I love you more than words can express. I am getting better at wordly expression though, thanks to you. I have begun a very brave/scary thing, and it’s only thanks to this site that I have been able to consciously process my emotions enough to know what I need to do.

The process is so simple, and this site is so simple, deceptively so. It has exactly what I need and nothing more to distract.

This morning I noticed that I haven’t felt motivated to do my words this past week—I am on a 72-day streak and prior to this I felt very motivated every day. They were a highlight for me, and lately it has felt like more of a burden. When I sat down to write anyway (almost 100% to see that streak continue, so thanks for the motivation!), I got out a lot of stuff that has been scaring me. It’s been an embarrassingly slow process to get this all figured out, but there is no room for judgment here and that’s been so positive. When I was finished, I felt so much better, and I realized that is true every single time I write my words, regardless of my state of mind when I begin. Sometimes I cry when I didn’t think I needed to. Sometimes I work through exactly what I intend to. But every single time, it helps me to see more clearly and to feel relief.

I also realize that this is not just the site but that the practice has actually helped ME to become the agent of these positive changes. Since starting on this site a few months ago, I have had an easier time identifying, labelling and dealing with my emotions. I hadn’t even realized before just how difficult this used to be for me.

It doesn’t begin to cover the depth of my gratitude, but thank you for existing. Please continue to do so for as long as possible. <3

Testimonial Note from Jackie Trueman on Fri, Mar 02
1 cup

After 7 or so years of daily journalling and almost 2 million words, I have finally completed the 30 day challenge. This daily ritual has transformed my life, and I am so very grateful to the leaders and the community for the comfort and clarity that this 15 minutes brings to every day of my life!

Testimonial Note from David Bartholomeusz on Thu, Mar 01
1 cup

I have been using this site on and off since it launched. I switched to manual morning pages for awhile, which I loved; but due to hand injuries had to come back to typing and I’m so grateful 750words is here! I would be lost without my daily practice of typing out what’s on my mind. I’ve come to so many realizations, written so many poems, and gone so many times from triggered and upset to calm because of this practice. Thank you 750words!

Testimonial Note from Stellar on Thu, Mar 01
2 cups

750 words has given me a push toward more regular writing. Though most of it has been freeflow, I have also found my words and direction of thought for some of the jobs I have come more easily when I start here. I will be going for carpal tunnel surgery and I think 750 words will be great for getting things functioning again afterward.

Testimonial Note from Toni Pomasl on Thu, Mar 01
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Emily DeArdo on Thu, Mar 01
1 cup

I went through a very sudden, very painful divorce at the end of 2017. I was writing on a paper journal, but struggled to find it. Also, my thoughts flow faster than I can write. I discovered 750 words and have found it to be so freeing. I even have written a bit of crappy poetry! I want to get to a point where I am using it LESS for my emotional brain dump and where I can start writing creatively. I think I am almost there!

Testimonial Note from Maria Jolene on Thu, Mar 01
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Wed, Feb 28
4 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Wed, Feb 28
5 cups

I have become accustomed to writing every single day at the same time! Thanks for helping me write out my thoughts. It’s a good exercise.

Testimonial Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Wed, Feb 28
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Spacekase on Tue, Feb 27
1 cup
Improve the homepage

I would love to see a writing prompt page or even a monthly separate to the already monthly challenge that gives all writers a topic that is set and written by all

New Feature Vote from Ms. T on Sat, Feb 24
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Thank you for this website. It’s clear, simple and easy to understand. I am very grateful. It helped me to clear my mind and develop positive thinking. Special thanks to its creators.

Testimonial Note from Владимир Третьяков on Fri, Feb 23
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membership

Will there ever be another life membership awarded again…? Maybe a goal to reach a certain amount of postings and then a life membership used as a reward

New Feature Request Note from Ms. T on Fri, Feb 23
1 cup

Thank you for making this available. I love the “grass roots” and organic feel. Day One of many more! B

Testimonial Note from Brian Jones on Fri, Feb 23
2 cups
Don't hide the word count as I type

It’s not a new feature exactly, but just keep the text box for writing a scrolling text box with the word count visible. This is especially true for iPad and iPhone usage but even for the computer it’s annoying to lose sight of the word count after around 300 words

New Feature Request Note from Tasha DC on Fri, Feb 23
1 cup

This site has renewed my love of writing. I write everyday, everywhere, anytime. I should write more words per day, but I don’t worry about that anymore. I take everyday as it comes and I relax about it now. I’m only competing against myself on this site. Ive worked out my creativity through this site and I’m thankful. I have yet to publish anything. I’m sure I will get there someday.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Wed, Feb 21
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Wed, Feb 21
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I definitely think an iPad app would be awesome. I write on my iPad every day since I can use my keyboard and just leave the website open so I never forget, but if we had an app (that allows the screen to turn sideways so I can use my keyboard) that would be great! Maybe every morning at a set time it could send a notification to open and write if I haven’t yet that day.

New Feature Vote from Jean Kleber on Wed, Feb 21
1 cup

I cannot say enough about how this site has helped me. I have wanted to be a writer but was too afraid to pursue it. After all, I barely passed English in high school many moons ago
But I started the project of 750words a day in keeping with dumping everything in my brain out on to the screen at that point in time. I have been dealing with profound grief and having a very difficult time with it. But writing about it has helped clear my head. I write mainly about that but I have started to move on to other things.
Since I started in January, I have not missed a day. I am excited to sit down and just write whatever comes to my head. I love this site, the meaning behind it and the opportunity to utilize the benefits of it. Thank you, thank you.

Testimonial Note from Donna Figel on Wed, Feb 21
1 cup

this website has been so valuable in developing my daily writing practice !

Thank you

Testimonial Note from Emellyne forman on Wed, Feb 21
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Those initial streak badges kept me writing. I’m looking forward to other streak badges. I think it would be fun to look forward to a 50 day badge and a 9 month badge among all the other cool badges. Thanks again for this site!!

New Feature Vote from Hannah Berg on Mon, Feb 19
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Communicating with Members

Well, I really do not know how to add members. I understand there is a feature where one may share with others .. but it seems to remain buried, awaiting discovery, or a website upgrade!

New Feature Request Note from John E. Ruffle on Sat, Feb 17
15 cups
"WRITE" Button to the Right. Write. Right?

WRITE” Button to the Right. Write. Right?
Right at the top of the page, to the right of the “750 Words” title and on the same line, (so above the menu, can we have a nice green rounded-cornered-box with the one word 22-point bold “WRITE” in it? So when we go onto the site, we click on this nice big button and go straight to our daily writing screen. Vola! So simple! So intuitive! So right.. no, so write!

New Feature Request Note from John E. Ruffle on Fri, Feb 16