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

Sarah Fierman
Matthew Koogler
Shayna Fabrizio
Lise Marita Sande
Shaked Lokits
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Samantha Brass
Irene C You
Jane Webster
Sharon Wright Mitchell
Logan Mathews
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Shelly
Nathan Stenberg
Daniel Carrara
Maria Aparo
Jeff Molenda
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Prophecy
Beth Burch
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Austin
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Yoav Magid
Suzanne Newsham
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Cathlin Walker
Lianna Nieves
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Brenna McIntosh
Kelly Rye
Jon Waterlow
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Notes of inspiration from members

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More badges for accomplishments

Um, maybe another badge after the Nano for writing x amount in one month. Some more streak badges, like writing x amount for so many months.

New Feature Vote from louise carter on Mon, Jan 15
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Giratina on Mon, Jan 15
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As a graduate student, writing can be elusive at times and, as a person, life does not always go as expected or wanted causing stress and decreasing motivation to write. Also, as a person who ruminates a lot, I often find it difficult to focus because my mind will not be quiet.

I learned about this site at a dissertation writing seminar as a way to stimulate writing, but it has been so much more. The explanation and justification for this site is perfect and the way that it is designed and the tools that are available have really encouraged me to try it and to continue writing. This site has become a place where I can quiet my mind, by unloading – with no rules – and then have the freedom to think about what ever I would like to think about the rest of the day (even if it is fantasizing about what I will write about on 750words.com the next day). I have built some rules around my writing, like I only allow myself to write on the site once a day, which is very doable considering that it only takes me 20 minutes to write 750 words. The time writing everyday has become my sacred time where I can explore every inch of my mind while being tethered to the present which has had a great positive impact on reducing my ruminating and increasing my ability to focus. Additionally, writing about the day’s events helps me to process my stress, figure out viable solutions or at the very least, unburden my mind.

750words.com is very dynamic and tailorable with plenty of reward systems (badges, challenges, acknowledgment of word goal achievement, etc) and ways to engage in a social capacity while still having my work remain as private as I would like it to be. The analysis of the entry is a nice touch too because it allows me to evaluate and know what I have written without going back to read over it. The no rules part is liberating because it allows me to just write; I don’t have to think about sentence structure or typos or other things that might slow me down while writing. While I often write in the morning, having the whole day to accomplish the goal allows me to have flexibility. My life has changed in unexpected ways as I am able to focus better and understand myself better, regarding my goals, attributes, weaknesses, and how I plan to move forward. Thirty-seven days in and still going strong.

Testimonial Note from Chantele Mitchell-Miland on Sun, Jan 14
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Steffie Angelou on Fri, Jan 12
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750 Words was there for me when I was at my lowest. I was in the middle of my undergrad, struggling with mental illness at the time, and my sister had found this site and recommended it to me. I signed up, and then the next day 750 Words started charging new members to join and I received a free life time membership. I took this as a sign that writing would be good for me, and for my mental health. Whenever I was struggling, whenever I was so caught up in my head with self-deprecating thoughts that I could not tell what was true or not, I was able to go on to 750 and write out whatever I was thinking. I found that just by putting down what was in my head on to a screen, I was able to separate myself from my illness, even if it was just for a little bit. This helped me tremendously. And it helped me process through so much emotional baggage. I do not use the site all that much anymore, but I know it is here for me when I need it.

Testimonial Note from John Woods on Thu, Jan 11
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I have used this practice as therapy, writing my day and my thoughts every day for more than 555 days. It has kept me alive, while I sorted through some seriously depressed and depressing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder stuff. Thank you for keeping a space that I feel safe to write in, and for having incentives to keep me alive.

Testimonial Note from B S. on Tue, Jan 09
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Logan Bishop on Tue, Jan 09
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I have been a longtime fan of The Artists Way and when I came across 750.org I immediately signed up for the free 30-day trial. I rocked it but when it ran out and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to commit financially. It wasn’t a lot, but commitment isn’t my strong suit. I noticed that I missed my practice and even doing it on a plain doc I missed the algorithms and the praise with little emojis. Today I just signed on and committed myself to what is a great way for me to start the day. Committing to the pages, being able to check that off my list and working on my writing practice. Looking forward to writing my first 750 of 2018.

Testimonial Note from Colleen Mullaney on Mon, Jan 08
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Vocabulary measurement

If there was some way to measure the variety of vocabulary that an individual uses in each post it would be interesting and useful for individuals who seek to expand their use of language.

New Feature Request Note from James on Fri, Jan 05
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I’ve been here for six and a half years and 750words has come to mean a lot to me, through good times and bad. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Harper Wyam on Thu, Jan 04
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After a few years away, what’s missing in my writing now is consistency. Thanks 750 words for still hanging out here for me :)

Testimonial Note from Amy Hollinger on Thu, Jan 04
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Every morning I am writing 1000 words, its helping me to wake up and be sharp, I feel like I am making much stronger decision when my brain is fully awake.
In this website I use to write and count my words it give me great analytics of my words, and I can find out about this:

Frequently used words

am better camp choose clean come community create everything feel forward going good great her house idea into just like looking lot love make making me meditating meeting minute more morning my myself need next now option our past people really see share start take things up world

What do you think about this combination of words?

Can you guess what was in my head this morning?

Thanks for being so awesome and supportive,

Vision

Testimonial Note from Alon Bar on Wed, Jan 03
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I'd like to edit my metadata

I would like to clear out the metadata mistakes where a typo is now enshrined as data that I don’t need. I LOVE the metadata option as it helps me keep track of writings on different book projects, scenes, or writing responses. THANKS!

New Feature Request Note from KAdams on Wed, Jan 03
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Today is my first day back after about ten weeks off. I had been writing steadily here for well over a year, and it had turned into a slog. I wasn’t enjoying it at all, so I just… stopped. Didn’t think about it at all. When the task came up on my list today, I actually felt eager to get over here and start. I took a huge break at the beginning of writing, because lunch happened, and then I had a chore to do, but for the first time in ages, I was surprised when the message telling me I’d got to 750 words came up. It feels good again, and I know that until that last month or so, writing here has always helped me work things out, whether I write about issues or not. Thanks for keeping this place going.

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Wed, Jan 03
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More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Monica Kee on Wed, Jan 03
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I blergh the words out and they appear on the page. No editing. No judgment. No failure.

Testimonial Note from Monica Kee on Wed, Jan 03
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If you want to delve into the lifestyle and habit-building practice of writing, look no further. Make this a daily tool.

Testimonial Note from Vincent Barbosa on Tue, Jan 02
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Mobile App for Android and iPhone/iPad

I don’t expect to write my entire entry on my mobile device (even the web browser is fine) but I’d like to use some app for this. This feature would greatly improve productivity for me.

New Feature Request Note from Vincent Barbosa on Tue, Jan 02
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Whenever I get inspiration to write, 750 words is there to quickly put down what idea came to me. I’m hoping to be published one day in the ether but until then, I can practice my writing almost daily. The goal of 750 words a day helps a LOT!

Testimonial Note from Vincent Barbosa on Tue, Jan 02
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Typewriter mode

Pin the active typing line to the middle of the viewport. Makes for a better experience and reduces the likelihood of a stiff neck.

New Feature Request Note from BK on Tue, Jan 02
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750 words in spanish

I find this site awesome and I believe it could reach even more people if all the site and features could be also in spanish

New Feature Request Note from Miguel Manzanares Morales on Tue, Jan 02
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This site has been such a great help to me as a “black hole” to send my thoughts, uncritiqued and raw. Once I pour them out in that way here, I often reach new clarity in difficult situations and the mental noise begins to fade. Over the years as I have come back to 750words.com over and over again, the experience has been a consistent benefit to me. I could log in with stacks of cognitive dissonance and frustration, but upon completion of my words, I am ready to “address the world” again with the madness kept at bay.

Here’s to more “morning pages” at 750words.com in 2018! And Happy New Year to Buster and Kellianne. Thanks for maintaining this terrific writing outlet!

Testimonial Note from Jason Barmer on Tue, Jan 02
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PDF Export

A user presses a button and is able to download a PDF archive of all, or a selected range, of their entries. Stats on each entry could also be included if desired.

New Feature Request Note from Milt Deherrera on Mon, Jan 01
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Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jan 01
4 cups

Happy New Year to my fellow writers. It feels like an appropriate day to use my cups to offer some encouragement as we start another year in this writing community. Thanks to this site I feel like writing is now a habit, and if you do not have that feeling yet, I invite you to use this day to resolve to feel it sometime in 2018. The main change in perspective 750 Words has provided me is that writing tasks feel less daunting. I use the site to create drafts, then paste them into Evernote for revising. I have had co-workers comment on my improved writing, and I turn tasks around faster, and they require fewer rounds of revision because we are starting from a better product. I still do not feel like “a Writer,” but 750 Words has certainly made me a writer. Maybe this year I will resolve to earn that capital W.

Testimonial Note from Bob Stocking on Mon, Jan 01
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Dear staff of 750 words you are really an inspiration to me and in a way can hardly believe that have been writing well almost daily since the 28th of April in 2013, here I am almost five years later and still being helped on a daily basis to keep writing. it is the maintenance agenda aspect that really helps me and makes me more disciplined. some times I can just sit down and write and I wouldn’t be able to do that if it wasn’t for my daily 750 words exercise am sure that this is what makes me able to get things done. a good new year to you and look forward to being inspired by you for yet another year. it’s the ‘being there’ that I really value you are like my big sista! cheers and love from Mana (Marilyn Hazlett) XOX

Testimonial Note from Marilyn Jean Hazlett on Mon, Jan 01
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I’ve been away from writing for too long, so here’s to building a habit!

Testimonial Note from Kit MacConnell on Mon, Jan 01
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I pledged to donate $1 to 750 words if I didn’t meet December’s challenge, but it seems that the minimum I can donate is $5 (is that correct? Or is there another way to donate?). In any case that exactly corresponds to the number of days I missed this month, which I had decided to change my pledge to anyway because 750 words has really made a huge difference to me. I’m in the process of setting up a new business but have struggled with productivity and procrastination. I now start my day with a cup of tea and my 750 Words (which takes me between 10-15 minutes) and structure my entries to make the most of the space: First I note down what I need to do that day, and then I write what ONE thing I can do to ensure I end the day feeling productive – even if I only achieve one thing, I can feel a sense of achievement. I then write about 3 areas in my life (1) Business (2) Relationships (3) Self-improvement (health and wellbeing). I don’t always follow this structure, especially on days off/holidays, but it helps to frame the 750 words when I feel that I don’t have much to write about (I almost always go beyond 750 words by the time I’m done!).

I have found this structure a very useful one, and a great start to the day as I then immediately start working on that ONE thing that will make me feel productive – because then I start the day feeling motivated!

One more note – this has really helped my mental state too. I felt quite down and depressed on Christmas Day, and before I went downstairs I decided to write my 750 words as I knew I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t do it first thing. By the time I’d finished writing and got downstairs, I was feeling buoyant and happy, ready and excited to have a great day with my family, like I used to on Christmas Days of the past. That was the day when I realised how much 750 words must be helping my mental state! So thank you for that.

Testimonial Note from Tasha DC on Sun, Dec 31
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Today is a really spacial day, I wrote 2000 words.
I was so proud of myself a day before yesterday as I reached to 37 days in a row, it is a big deal that every day in the past week I started my morning pages with excitment that I am still doing it and I am so full of motivation to get things done and I am the best in the world, etc.
and then Yesterday I missed a day, and now I need to start from the beginning, and I think that I am going to ‘punish myself’ by writing more, so today I did 2000 words and maybe , just maybe I will start writing 1000 words a day from now on, we will see.

So thanks for the inspiration, and I am going to keep write as much as I can and one day we will create a book out of all of it.
Speaking on that, if I want to write a book and use pages from what I wrote in this website, who do I give credits too?

Much love and back to work
Vision

Testimonial Note from Alon Bar on Sat, Dec 30
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I have always typed out my thoughts onto some kind of document during times of extreme frustration or stress, but making it a habit to type out my thought no matter what mood I’m in every single day has fundamentally changed my life. I look at the stats of that particular day and get meaningful information that helps this process run even more efficiently every successive time I log on. Most importantly, going through this process is not only a mentally therapeutic way for me to hit the reset button, but it drives how the rest of my day unfolds. Being a visual person by nature, I always look forward to seeing what’s been in my head in the form of words on-screen so I can then get to organizing those thoughts—and did I mention how important continuous writing without stopping has become to me? Not only is it a good exercise in discipline to control my ADD of searching for something while I’m typing, but it is without a doubt a form of dynamic meditation that (paired with just meditating right before) is something I don’t ever want to live without again for the rest of my life. That last part took me a while to figure out, even though I’ve known the whole time that’s how it’s supposed to be done. Now I don’t know it, I feel it when I type my words. Thank you for existing.

Testimonial Note from Demetrios Alexandre Liollio on Fri, Dec 29