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

Johnny Marr
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Ana Jofre
Patrick McAdden
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Anna Will
Jenny Green
Pam Ikegami
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Lila Wonder
Samantha
BK
Madeline Kohm
Nicholas Orosz
Steve Hammersmark
Bree Hendrick
Pamela Sampel
Natalia
PixEnglish
Mykaela Sterris
Andrew Shukovsky
Louise Davis
Elise Archer
Jeff Thelen
Melissa Byram
Valentine
Jeanne Margaret Mahoney
Karen Perolman
Brenna Rae Rainbow Moon Love
Lauren Kelleher
hannah kruse
Christopher Perez
Kelly Guthery
Anon
Mandi Burns
Pastor Eugene
Paul Rotilie
Taneshia
Andrew K
Kevin O'Brien
Carolyn Maher
Neera
Guillaume Marceau
Herbert Snorrason
Slick Rick
Ármin
Mary Manuel Tobin
Lynn Burns
Jesse Sparks
Beth Purcell
Gnanapragasam Devadass
Tammy Wretlind
Sarah Strausbaugh
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Goddess Nancy
Madeleine Eno
Marisa Brandt
Jake
Brecon Quaddy
Cody Anderson
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Not Telling
Gary McLean Hall
Cai Clark
Sylvia P
Adrienn Faklya-Schmitz
Kristin Fenchak
Jennifer Thompson
Christian Korn
Mary Turpin
Michaël TRAZZI
Dennis
Kristine Wylie
Fiona Davies
Sam Clarke
Stephanie Crofts
Grant Smits
Rebecca Wener
Dominique Guerra
Monica Lindsell
Pamela Franklin
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Barak Almog
Stephen Leeper
Michelle Turner-Davidson
James Cooke
Katherine Flach
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Glen Maher
Warren
Jane Maslanka
Justin Betker
Bigfoot Richard
Cameron Benton
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Kaitlyn Trotter
Kirstin
Carla Saliba
Bryan Jay Whitfield

Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups
An Android App

Same as an iPhone/iPad app but just for users without Apple!

New Feature Request Note from Josephine Kay on Mon, Aug 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Josephine Kay on Mon, Aug 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

50 days?
a midday badge (you have rooster and night owl—what about a lunch hour one?)
no distractions for 30 days? (the one-time only speedy typist, no distractions, and such behavior badges were won a long time ago—how can we level up?)

New Feature Vote from T. M. Russ on Mon, Aug 01
1 cup
A rose by any other color. . .

Each successful day, we receive a brilliant rose letting us know we did a good job. I look forward to those letters! Perhaps, as a sign of further accomplishment, perhaps the rose color can change throughout the month? Red 1st week, Purple 2nd, multi-hued week 3, and bedazzled week 4?

:o)
Terry

New Feature Request Note from Terry Knapp Jr. on Mon, Aug 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd on Mon, Aug 01
1 cup

750 Words has been a Godsend. It has given me a space to keep my thoughts and musings, to unload, to be free. And, since I write at least 750 words a day for breakfast, I am not intimidated by my other daily writing goals.

Testimonial Note from Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd on Mon, Aug 01
1 cup
Artificial Intelligence

Integrate AI into 750words to enable personality profiling, sentiment analysis, etc.

New Feature Request Note from Slava Kurilyak on Sun, Jul 31
1 cup
Ramp up the rewards, meta-game

Create a meta game- or meta-gamify the reward mechanics

Like increase the rewards for streaks and consistency, that way it will not only encourage writers to come back but also will keep them committed to the site- and writing!

New Feature Request Note from Loserbae on Sun, Jul 31
1 cup
credit card payment

Bypass PayPal, allow credit card payment. I am unable to get into my PayPal account to change my credit card information because they have an old email address AND phone number. I have spend the better part of three frustrating days trying to fix the problem to no avail, and because I cannot fix the problem with PayPal, I no longer have access to 750 Words, which I LOVE using.

New Feature Request Note from Jeanne Powers on Fri, Jul 29
2 cups

I have been working on a sci-fi YA novel for over a year now, hitting a few peaks of success and lots of valleys that slumped… But this week 750words has helped me reignite my fervor and help me celebrate every writing day as a success. This week a lone I have written over ten thousand words. Even though only a third of them have been for my novel, every word has counted!

Testimonial Note from Hannah Krueger on Thu, Jul 28
1 cup
Improve the writing page

The idea to have a separate section for NanoWrimo! This was described in detail by Rose on Wed July 27.

New Feature Vote from Lisa Peterson on Wed, Jul 27
1 cup
Improve the writing page

First and foremost, I am so grateful for 750 words. It has been such an essential part of getting my writing going and I’m afraid to think of where I would be without it. In a way it feels wrong to ask for anything more. But that being said, I have an idea that I think would be extremely helpful to me and a large portion of people on this site. Would it be feasible to have a separate section to log into during NanoWrimo that is separate from you 750 words goal and is instead 1,667 words which is the daily amount of words needed to get to 50,000? I would also think many people would be willing to pay extra for this feature that month. Or even donate toward the efforts of getting something like this going? Just a thought. Because during my Nanowrimo, I still want to be doing my morning pages separate from that. And I want to be able to clearly count my 1667 words and then see how this climbs in my achievement of 50,000 words. It also is helpful that at the end of the month you could copy and paste it into one document and have your Nanowrimo novel. Because 750 words, with its badges and ways of keeping track has been so completely life changing for me as far as my writing goes, I think a NanoWrimo would help patrons to complete something that seems so unreachable.

Thanks for your time and all that you do,

Rose

New Feature Vote from Rose on Wed, Jul 27
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Please o please! an iPad app that can run offline will be most desirable.

New Feature Vote from Danilo Aquino on Tue, Jul 26
5 cups

I’ve been using 750words on and off for some time now, and while I may not maintain my routine without hiccups, I am very grateful to have a safe place to keep on trying. No judgements. No expectations. Just a fun, happy place to be creative with words.

Testimonial Note from Mary Elizabeth Compton on Tue, Jul 26
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Veto on Mon, Jul 25
1 cup

750 Words has inspired me to keep track of my thoughts and feelings privately, the way I used to journal for myself before I became a professional writer. Practicing my Morning Pages on a daily basis has really cleared my thoughts for the day, and helps me to keep track of what I’m thinking and feeling (and frustrated about!) so I can ponder and then let things go, to get more work done. Even though I have been practicing daily writing this year, I find that 750 Words helps spur me on with its daily reminders, the fun badges I can earn, and that challenge to write something new every day. Thank you for creating such a fun and useful site! I’ve been recommending it to all of my writer pals.

Testimonial Note from Laura Roberts on Mon, Jul 25
132 cups

750 words is central to my life. I do not meditate, since i do not want to be calm or centered all the time or even to aspire to be centered all the time. I want every crazy, loving, hateful, chaotic, angry, fearful and frightening emotion i have and with that the supreme ability to act with a shrewd kindness and a cunning empathy or simply choosing which emotions i wish to share and how i wish to share them.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Sun, Jul 24
1 cup
App
New Feature Request Note from Kora Ruli on Sat, Jul 23
1 cup

This site has held up a standard for me to aspire to. My consistency has been awful. A smattering of days where I actually write and maybe 2 or 3 days a month when I might hit 750 or get close. I’ve noticed almost a resistance to sitting down at my computer and writing blog articles or working on my book or participating in my groups. It’s almost like I’m hiding in my cave right on the edge of crossing over into my future as a writer, afraid to take the next step in my journey. I could really use a couple of buddies to have more interaction with supporting each other in our growth and writing projects. If this is of interest to you, especially women (I’m a huge champion of womens development and reaching our potential as individuals), please email me at [email protected] OR [email protected] and let’s talk.

If it’s helpful, my writing currently centers around personal development, holistic health, self-care, massage, disability and caregiving issues. I live in California on PST. I’m 55 and have 3 adult children, 1 or 2 of whom are still in my home (depending on circumstances!!).

Testimonial Note from Diana Dee on Thu, Jul 21
1 cup

Most of my donations to this site were occasioned by my failure to complete a monthly challenge. Consistency is a daily struggle for me, and the fact that I’ve only successfully finished the monthly challenge once is evidence of my inconsistent nature. Yet here I am, writing a note to thank 750 Words! Why? While 750 Words does bear witness to my failures, it offers a way for me to work through those failures and to clear my mind of its self-deprecating voices. 750 Words is a faithful sounding board: the days that I write here tend to be happier days for me. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to dust myself off and to try again, 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Sandra Kathleen on Thu, Jul 21
1 cup

Well, while I was riding home from a trip to Eugene, Oregon aboard the Amtrak Coast Starlight, I came up with a great idea for a mystery novel. Then I realized that it was going to be a bit hard to write, because I had let my 750 Words subscription lapse and had completely gotten out of the daily writing habit. To be fair to myself, it’s because I started art journaling and focusing on sketching, which is also really fun and good for your brain. But I want to get back into writing now. So I’m hoping my daily prompts will help me get back on track (pardon the pun!).

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Jul 20
1 cup

In my free trial time, I wrote more than 20,000 words, most of them on unique topics. These mental dumps onto the screen really helped me work through so many hard things going on in the world and in my little corner of it. Quite therapeutic, and occasionally I stumbled on a theme for an essay or article. Thanks for a safe place to write my ramblings.

Testimonial Note from Erin Michaela Sweeney on Tue, Jul 19
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I like the idea of receiving a unicorn badge for some kind of something unexpectedly. No set goal, just one day BOOM a unicorn comes into the collection of badges.

New Feature Vote from Erin Michaela Sweeney on Tue, Jul 19
1 cup
Stack 'Em

I love the badges, very motivating in a nerdy kind of way. I suggest a new feature in which one can earn repeated badges (cheetah speed, for instance) and have them show up stacked on top of each other.

New Feature Request Note from Erin Michaela Sweeney on Tue, Jul 19
1 cup

My brain is a messier and less happy place when I’m not using 750 words.

Testimonial Note from Darby Jack on Tue, Jul 19
1 cup
More analysis tools like the Losada ratio

the analysis stuff is cool. i like the mood pie charts. One thing I have been trying to track is my Losada ratio Positive/Negative affect ratio. While there is some discussion of the math behind the exact calculation, the idea is sound. Sort of like the PANAS ratio also. there are different ways to calculate it. It is pretty clear that if you have a > 3/1 ratio of positive to negative you are in a good space, less and you are not.

New Feature Request Note from Minister Of Order on Tue, Jul 19
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Badges inspire me soooo much and push me to keep writing, so I would really love if there were some more <3

New Feature Vote from Nina K on Mon, Jul 18
1 cup

I stumbled upon ‘750 Words’ today and after one session, I’ve joined up to be a member. How could I resist venturing over to PayPal to commit to the lowly $5 a month fee? That’s less than I would pay for a vanilla soy latte; less than the cost of yet another self-help book; hundreds less than the cost of a therapy appointment or anxiety meds.

After completing Julia Cameron’s creative workshop “The Artist’s Way” a total of 1.75 times and finding her morning pages crucial to jump starting my day, I know the value of stream-of-consciousness writing. I’ve read and reread all of Natalie Goldberg’s books on writing and I’ve done ‘writing practice’ for decades. But now encumbered with painful arthritic hands, I have to resort to typing my thoughts and out of all the online tools available that I have attempted to employ and failed at continuing to use, ‘750 Words’ is the one program that meets my need to write, to purge the jumble of thoughts in my brain, to make sense of occurrences, to forge ahead in my pursuit of living a creative life.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Buster and Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Suzanne Berard Langlois on Mon, Jul 18
4 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Randy Wileshaw on Sun, Jul 17
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Randy Wileshaw on Sun, Jul 17