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 two sons (Niko and Louie) and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Our Good Members

Deborah Woods
Timothy Hellmann
Hannah Collins
Ignazio Castrogiovanni
Joe Lande
mike brennan
Katreena Cutmore
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Mona Luan
Calvin Harris
Kristian Rasmussen
Joseph James
Alex Ellis
Maya
Zachary Kahn
Sofia Zagzoule
Amy Greenleaf
dorien
Tim Stotz
Darla Still
Saffron Gamble
Angelica Lim
Avery Barron
Naomi Brown
Simone V
Shannon McDonough
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Greenbean O'Clock
Virginia Ramirez
Chella
John S
Melanie Winklosky
Patricia Frank Sher
Sandy Silverman
Erika
Tangent Monocle
Peter Carruthers
Ryan Millar
Cory Forsyth
Sharon Stoneman
Andrea Mazzariello
Cleese Canton
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Tracy Legault
Emese Szabados-Filus
Gayle Atkinson
Adam Barrameda
Kevin, not Kelvin
Kimberly Brady
Keith anon
Annamieka Hopps Davidson
Izabela Babinska
Kyle Benson
Nicholas Rhodes
Nick Acinelli
Stefan Martinez-Ruiz
Jillie Eichler
Peter Moray
Merlin Stemmer
Dot Sleight
Joanne B
Penny Robinson
Sandy Arguello
Lauren Thomas
Ambica
Matthew Schaffer
Gwen Hanzlik
L. Carter
Anand Rajaram
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Constantin Salagor
Keith Tyson
Erica Avey
CJ
Rhea Calloo
Krystena Sterling
Laura Rivera
Robert Fox
Consistent Writer
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Erin Eliz
Cody Duke
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JohnTom Knight
Karen Keating
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Missty Lynn
Trevor Pels
Adam Chen
Caitlin S
Kyungjin Jo
Pavel Vlasov
TB
Polly
Rob
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Chris Taylor
Brad Blackwell
Catrin Sian Thomas
Jane Fairfax

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

In his book “The Story Solution,” Eric Edson states that the secret to being a good writer is having the ability to write badly with pride. That if you cannot allow yourself to write badly, then you will never ever write well. That’s because good writing always comes into focus as the end results of lots and lots of bad writing.

I have always struggled with perfection, wanting everything I write to be great from the moment I write it. This has greatly hindered my creativity and progress. But 750 Words.com is helping me overcome my perfectionism. By writing every day on 750 Words, I’m learning how to write badly with pride.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Mar 04
1 cup

Love this site! Helps me clear my mind. The creators of this site are bloody genius

Testimonial Note from roy lee on Sat, Mar 04
1 cup

Signed up for the March Challenge…..and……..have TWO days in a row so far…….woop….woop!!! Pretty excited considering my name has been plastered across the wall of shame multiple times!!!

Testimonial Note from Diana Dee on Fri, Mar 03
1 cup

750 words has been very effective in helping me to sort out my thoughts and feelings. I highly recommend it.

Testimonial Note from Kenneth Seretse Small on Fri, Mar 03
1 cup

I’ve tried various journal/diary sites and 750words really helped me to just write without putting too much thought into it. All the other sites, I would spend most of my time thinking about what to write, but with 750words, the words just come and flow out. Shortly after developing this habit with 750words, I became a freelance writer. 750words helped me not only develop a habit of writing but also gave me the courage to reach out and make money writing.

Thanks Buster & Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Felicia Edwards on Wed, Mar 01
4 cups
More badges for accomplishments

The badges are great for keeping writing, it’s a brilliant feature. More “lifetime” badges would be nice so that streaks aren’t the main focus of the writing, but also keeping it going longer term.

New Feature Vote from Amy Jennings on Wed, Mar 01
5 cups
Separate Entries on One Date

It would be nice to be able to have several different entries under the same date.

You could have a button to start a new “page” on a date if you’d already written words but wanted to write again on a separate topic. You’d still be able to add more writing to both until the end of the day, like normal.

If you look back on your words that would also make it easier to find certain parts without wading through one long entry. All data could still be counted as one day’s writing.

New Feature Request Note from Amy Jennings on Wed, Mar 01
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Giratina on Wed, Mar 01
1 cup

I’m currently on a 50 day streak. It has helped me focus on writing every day. I now keep a journal, add my thoughts on life and my writing. I love this place.
It’s well worth $5 a month for this.

Testimonial Note from Gerald Hornsby on Wed, Mar 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Plus Android/other platforms

New Feature Vote from Katie Burnham on Wed, Mar 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

And an Android one!!

New Feature Vote from Josephine Kay on Wed, Mar 01
5 cups

I started with 750words over 3 years ago. My writing streaks have come and gone. Over the last few months, I’ve done my writing first, before I do anything else. I have an old iBook G4, probably a decade old, that still boots up by some miracle. It can’t run Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, or any of the other sites I use for work or distraction. But it does run 750words.com. In fact, that’s about the only thing I can do on that computer. So, that’s what I’ve been doing, every day, for almost 160 days. By practicing this focused writing, every day, I’ve also found the time to do other things that are valuable but often get pushed to the wayside. One example: last month, I started meditating, just for 5 minutes, right before I start writing on 750words. There’s another daily habit that I’ve stuck with ever since. 750words has taught me that I can get up and get something done, and that has spread to other areas of my life. Plus, I can write like nobody’s business! When you practice writing every day, banging out an email or a proposal gets that much easier. No more writer’s block for me.Thanks, Buster and Kellianne, for creating this site and keeping it going and growing.

Testimonial Note from Neil Johnson on Tue, Feb 28
1 cup
Improve the homepage
New Feature Vote from Mary Manuel Tobin on Tue, Feb 28
1 cup

This is the worst version of Word with Friends that I have ever played. I don’t even think it’s even multiplayer compatible (or in the very least I haven’t unlocked it yet).

I go on the app everyday and write all 750 words but I don’t get any points??? The leaderboard is filled with people who just use the app everyday, no skill involved.

All I end up doing is putting into writing all the random thoughts I have in my head everyday; I don’t see how this is helpful to me.

This is clearly a pay to win game, 3/5 stars for me.

Testimonial Note from Tim Wang on Tue, Feb 28
2 cups

I’m closing in on a 60-day streak (my longest so far) and I can say without hesitation, the process of writing everyday has had a profound impact on me. On the one hand, it really isn’t that hard to sit down and bang out 750 words in a sitting, so you almost wonder why it would be so challenging to start a streak. On the other hand, few things are more difficult in life than doing, anything, consistently every day. Yet, I’m fully convinced that we are a product of our habits, and the capacity that we have to grab opportunity will be directly influenced by the rigor of our daily disciplines.

750 words is helping me develop a life-changing, daily writing habit. By starting (or on sometimes by ending) each day with an explosion of thoughts and ideas, I’m cultivating a habit that will allow me to grab future opportunities when they present themselves. I’m excited to think what those opportunities might be, and while I wait for them to appear, I will continue writing and building the habit that will allow me to maximize them in time.

Thanks for setting up this site and thanks for investing so much in to keeping it such a simple tool for opportunity grabbers like me!

Testimonial Note from Joe Castaneda on Mon, Feb 27
1 cup

I was looking for a journaling site and found it here. Thank you for creating it! I LOVE the badges and how it inspires me to keep coming back. It would be great to see some new ones…maybe for longer words being used….more words (like 850/day for a certain number of days)…..correct grammar….punctuation. I can’t think of realistic ones.

The daily nudges are wonderful to easily access the site and get started.

I feel like I have become more productive since I started this for my birthday over a month ago. Writing is clearing my mind and giving me a more organized approach to my day!

Thank You 750 Words!!

Testimonial Note from Sam I Am on Mon, Feb 27
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Please, please, please give us more badges! I love that gamification part of 750words as much as I love the whole thing…

New Feature Vote from Bianka on Mon, Feb 27
6 cups

Reached 1500 days on my streak today. I am so grateful that I found this site that many days ago. It has become a very important part of my life.

I notice that there are now almost 200 of us Flying Squirrels, Buster. Maybe it’s time for a new badge… I’m sure that some of those Squirrels must have over 2000 days, and a 2000-day badge would again give me something to work toward. What do you think?

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Mon, Feb 27
1 cup

I love 750 words because I feel so committed to completing my word everyday and I know that it is increasing my skill set as a story teller tremendously.

Testimonial Note from Terrence Mcgowin on Sun, Feb 26
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Aske Kammer on Sun, Feb 26
1 cup
Write offline

I don’t know how it would work – but I guess the platform would store data locally, so you could continue contributing daily even when offline (i.e. when you have no online/wifi access, which is often the case when traveling, or if the only chance you have to write is when you are commuting, etc.)

New Feature Request Note from Wendy Simmons on Sun, Feb 26
1 cup
Allow patrons to include links to their blogs/work

We all write, the passion is shared. The possibility to include our website, in our profiles, would be beneficial. Mine is for people who love music on vinyl
www.vinyljunkies.co

New Feature Request Note from Stink Foot on Sat, Feb 25
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Mark Anthony Marquez on Fri, Feb 24
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Mark Anthony Marquez on Fri, Feb 24
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jerome on Fri, Feb 24
2 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Jerome on Fri, Feb 24
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Also, do the points lead up to something? Or can we buy/purchase things with our points?

New Feature Vote from Rebecca on Fri, Feb 24
21 cups

After so many failed attempts at the Phoenix badge, I am ready to make another commitment and push. This is such a great way to help me keep a routine with my writing practice, as I am a collector by nature. The simple goals of working daily towards something keeps me engaged in ways that doesn’t exist with just myself. Thanks for the motivation, and here’s to day 2 of an attempt for the Phoenix.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Feb 22
1 cup
A better mobile site

I’d love a better mobile site, and although I’d love an app for 750words too, I’m an android user, so I’d love one that wasn’t just for apple! XD

New Feature Vote from Destroyer of Words on Tue, Feb 21
1 cup

I’ve been a writer my whole life but never gave it the commitment and dedicated discipline to move further with my writing. Since I started 750 words, I have noticed an improvement not only with my writing but also with my daily life. I now get up nearly an hour before my alarm goes off and have been having better days because not only do I have a safe place to get things off my chest, I also can use the analysis to readjust my sails, bringing the best of myself out into the world every day.

Testimonial Note from Jaimee Walls on Tue, Feb 21