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

Jennifer Weston
Mahankirn Khalsa
Cali Willis
Steven M Champion
Jennie Vucelic
Michelle Klem
Jess Rappe
Reuben Stauber
Odd
Erica Iannotti
Shaunigan
Neil Chilson
Eric Chevalier
rhiannon lewis
Heather Hess
Sasky Stewart
Jackee
Laura Moga
Kaelen Jaeger
Madeline Eiden
Patricia Brown
Mariko Pajalahti
Loserbae
Lori Martin
Martin O'Connor
Jessica Zalewski
Robin
Marc F.
Laurie Zolas
Chelsie Johnston
Julia Anne
Brandi
Rebecca Mendelson
Kathleen Campbell
Imran Haider
April Shields
Alex Fanshel
Brian D Smith
Scott Curry
Alissa Lentz
BadWeedsRoam
Renita D. Alexander
Summyr who is Michelle bernard
Alex Bisker
Grace M
erin O'Brien
carol cressy
Quossum
Maria Augustin
Flora S. S. Tempel
Simone Henry
Mark Lawrence
Eric Dittmar
Jessica Tvordi
Olga Tomchin
Marya Bangee
Jane Meng
Elle Baxter
Karl Ahlrichs
Ashley
dahlia
Anonymon
Kelly L
Jen Mitas
Kevin Bandy
Shannon Elizabeth Bork
Katherine Murray
Damon
Alexandra Villarroel Abrego
Neil Brook
Benjamin Franklin Armstrong III
Irene Park
Alex Hamilton
abbey
chris bobek
Patricia Young
Skip Cloud
Ralph Siemsen
Kevin Watson
Rebecca Rose
Rachel Anne
Jay Ey
Teresa Kramer
Franny Howes
Freya
antimony27
Priya Sridhar
kick puncher
LeAnne McDaniel
Chris Marcil
Benjamin Schapiro
Terrie Soberg
Ashley Burnside
alice
pavisporn
Refuse
Abby Salzberg
Nauman Panjwani
Gabriela Rios
Nicola Barron

Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups

Good luck to all the other nanowrimo’s writing in 750wds this month…. we can do this!

Testimonial Note from Alison Colwell on Sun, Nov 06
1 cup

Sanity. A quick piece of stability, an unofficial whisper and first draft of all my writing, before it becomes scrutinised by the all-seeing editor in the dreaded word.
Thank you. Keep pushing.

Testimonial Note from Ellan Aldryc on Sun, Nov 06
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I haven’t gotten any new ones in over a year and I keep trying hard lol!

New Feature Vote from Ellan Aldryc on Sun, Nov 06
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from John Martin on Sun, Nov 06
1 cup

I started using 750 Words as a place to get my thoughts down and it had improved my moods so much. I have learned to enjoy writing every day so much that I am now writing a novel for NaNoWriMo! Thank you to the creators and to all of you trying to keep up your streak, you can do it! Just take a little time out of your day and go.

Testimonial Note from Maya Lee-Lopez on Sat, Nov 05
1 cup

750words.com is a fantastic place to help you stay on track with writing. It has helped me keep motivated and I’m starting to develop the habit of daily writing all at the same time, thanks guys!

Testimonial Note from Sergio Felix on Sat, Nov 05
1 cup
Improve the writing page

More font options.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Nov 05
1 cup

I have enjoyed my daily writing so much! I’m inspired to write first thing in the morning, before I begin my work day. I am sometimes surprised at how this process unlocks so manyideas and tasks that I can complete during my work day. Thank you for providing this space! :)

Testimonial Note from JoAnne Barton on Sat, Nov 05
1 cup
More text analysis

What words am I using, how frequently…am I using “so” as often as I think?

New Feature Vote from Lisa Kuchy on Sat, Nov 05
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

I would like to see more variety in what stats I could see.

New Feature Vote from Lisa Kuchy on Sat, Nov 05
1 cup

It’s great to have a place where you can just come and air your thoughts. However, I have a problem. I’m finding that I am becoming more and more easily distracted. I’m 52, almost 53. Maybe it’s natural to experience this at my age. Is ther anyone else out there who has the same thing happening? I think that when I next see my doctor, I should broach the subject with her. I am still young…but I’ve already had 2 strokes (started at 26!), so perhaps this is something residual?

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Bent on Fri, Nov 04
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Alice Dommert on Thu, Nov 03
1 cup

750words is like a friend that listens to you, no matter what. Most of the times that is all I need, someone that listens and while I talk, solutions pop up from nowhere. I use 750words to plan what next, to review the past, to be happy, to be sad and above all, just to be MYSELF. Thank you 750words.

Testimonial Note from Indrajit Datta Chaudhuri on Wed, Nov 02
1 cup

Hey everyone…I’m back!
No..I haven’t been anywhere, but I have been absent from this site for quite a while. It’s good to be back!

When I first started using this site to develop good writing habits, it helped so much. Before long it became routine for me to write every day.

Thanks to the development of that habit, I’ve published 2 ebooks; two fiction stories which would not have been possible to complete without persistent writing habits.

THANKS 750 WORDS!

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Bent on Wed, Nov 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Lynn Wiser on Tue, Nov 01
1 cup
NaNoWriMo

I started using 750words to start NaNoWriMo this year and I was pleasantly surprised when it gave me a notification that I’d passed the 1667 word mark for NaNoWriMo. I think it would be cool if we could link our accounts to NaNoWriMo to automatically update our wordcount for the day. And perhaps, at the end, update the entire wordcount for the month when we finish our novel. Not sure how that would work, but it would be great.

New Feature Request Note from Anna Lenau on Tue, Nov 01
1 cup

So, it’s NaNoWriMo 2016 and where is the first place I turn? To 750 Words, where I know my work will be safe and easy to find. And the words all nice and counted for me! Thanks for being there, always!

Testimonial Note from Janet Naylor Vandenabeele on Tue, Nov 01
5 cups

Over a year ago (in September) a participant in a spiritual writing workshop told me about his membership in 750 words. He said that it kept him committed to writing on a daily basis. That may have been the most significant thing I took away from that workshop! That night I went home, looked up your website and began my commitment to write every day. You can’t be a wannabe writer forever without doing the work, right?

Years ago I read Julia Cameron’s book and kept up a journal of sorts for a time, but Life got in the way and I put it aside. I’ve used a typewriter for so long that handwriting for me is now a slow and laborious process. Typing my entry for the day makes it so much easier (and faster) to accomplish the task and stay on track. (Well, to be honest, there have been a few slip ups along the way when I forgot to write. I had to suck it up, dust myself off, and start over as the colorless egg.)

Thank you, Buster and Kellianne, for your brilliant idea to launch this website. Thanks, too, for those crazy-fun badges of encouragement. LOVE ’em!

Testimonial Note from B. on Tue, Nov 01
4 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I would really love to see some sort of badge for NaNoWriMo!

New Feature Vote from Lisa Peterson on Tue, Nov 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’d love to be able to write my words from my phone or iPad when I’m traveling or in a meeting and can’t easily have my computer out on a desk.

New Feature Vote from Jordan McBride on Tue, Nov 01
3 cups

No matter what kind of day or mood I’m in, just writing here helps. I can type my cares away and I’m feeling a whole lot better. This is my therapy. It’s also what makes me believe I can be a writer. Maybe someday I’ll publish something, having it performed or something?

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Mon, Oct 31
7 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Mon, Oct 31
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jordan Page on Sun, Oct 30
1 cup

750 Words has allowed me to get to work on a project I’ve sat on for a long time. Here’s to another month!

Testimonial Note from Kurt T. Strom on Sun, Oct 30
1 cup
Ability To Mark Important Entries

Hello and thank you for this wonderful website! I don’t know if anyone else has ever made this request. If a particular day’s entry has important information or ideas that I might like to come back to in the future, it would be nice to somehow mark that day’s entry as important. Perhaps a button on the data page that says “Mark this Entry” and then in the archive that date could either have an asterisk next to it or the date could show up in a different color, so the writer knows there was something deemed important written in that entry, and would save the writer having to rifle through a months worth of dates to find a particular entry. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider this idea. And thank you again for this wonderful website.

New Feature Request Note from Amrita on Sat, Oct 29
1 cup
Mulligans

I didn’t get my 1:30 self care routine complete this morning of which my 750words makes up 25-30 minutes. I do remember at lunch time so I jot something down, but have to get back to work so I stop part way through. I go through my day and wake up the next morning to see that dreaded FORWARD SLASH in yesterday’s rectangle. “How could I forget to complete my entry??? UGGHHH!!!”

My new feature is to allow patrons who participate in the challenges to purchase a set of mulligans. Just like in a golf tournament, these mulligans would allow the patron to go back and complete a partially completed entry. The mulligan had to be used within 24 hours. 1 mulligan for partial entries, 2 mulligans for no entry. $20 for 3; $30 for 5. They cannot be rolled over to the next month.

New Feature Request Note from Wayne Burrell on Fri, Oct 28
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Davoud Ratsgou on Fri, Oct 28
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I would love to see more badges, regardless of what they are for. More incentive will keep me writing (and donating) regularly!

New Feature Vote from Stephanie on Thu, Oct 27
2 cups

I was a member way back when, and used this regularly. And then, for some reason I don’t recall, I stopped using it. I came back a few days, and am grateful it is still around. The little badges encourage me, the fact that I can type things out quickly (instead of writing, which is what I’ve been doing the past 2-3 years) fits where I am right now in my life.

Onward.

Testimonial Note from Stephanie on Thu, Oct 27
1 cup
Choose your own word count

I am practicing for National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO), and I am writing around 1700 words per day. I love seeing the green box telling me I’ve done it, but I’d love another box that shows up at my chosen word count – or if technically that’s a challenge – perhaps it could be a NANO count which is 1,667 per day :)

New Feature Request Note from Nancy Grossman on Thu, Oct 27