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

Nigel
Joely Crow
Nancy Jones
marcia shannon
Marisa Taylor
Yulia Bobrova
Victoria Lee
Gavriella Roberta Delgado
Scott Egan
April Anderson
JOEL MCMILLAN
Christopher
Brad Mason
Anne Reifsnyder
Gideon Bautista
michael montagne
Dr. Darren Garside
Zak Wear
Matthew McDonald
lily
Zhuoxun Du
Kristin Watts
Angie McLachlan
Ria Loader
Resa Moran
Robert Haupt
John J. Bates
Kimberly Beek
Colleen Asbury
Benjamin Shee
Susana Martinez-Conde
Michael McCarthy
C Horn
Jon C
AW
Mzlt
Cattlyn Obel
Gabrielle Kuzsel
Lisa Shaw
Kathie Bien
Wolff Atkins
Althaea Rue
Kristel Clayville
Ken Holmes
Terry Sample
Noemi Sadler
Carolyn Tillo
Christopher Renak
Marit Ostebo
Henrietta
Bao Quy Phan
Rose Weaver
B P Fernald
Miriam Cohen
P.M. Ahern
Mark Nutter
Sophia Parsons
NSC Zach
Jillian Mayotte
Jason Hoffman
Kassie McAlpin
Roux Blackwood
Warwick Paul Onyeama
Jessica Simms
T. Schooler
Stefanie Frank
David Robinson
Sarah
Alexa Mackintosh
Sophea
Kate Walker
Cynthia McChesney
Brenda Sharpe
Joanie M
Angela Bissell
JeanneLauree Olsen
Kim L
Kellie Miller
Naomi Naiza-Webb
Leigh E Tenkku Lepper
Alice
Marcela Mac
Kim Fields
Alessandra Pino
Kirk Faulkner
Kristine Maudal
Leslie Ann Cardinal
Mahika Anand
Vasyl Pashko
Doris Cain
Effy Wild
JULIA ANNE ELLSWORTH
Arthur E. Norsworthy
Tamara Johnson-Dunston
Susanne Floe
John Hatanaka
Morgan Tranmer
Nikki Cawley
Stefanie Stoesser
No Cure For That

Notes of inspiration from members

2 cups

The process of writing only truly starts after the first draft is completed. It is the act of correction, of modification towards a better transfer of the core’s message and intent which gives true character to the text… Or so says some writing specialist on the internet.

Truly, I wouldn’t know.

However, as all hard workout session needs an equally relaxing stretching session;

750 words’ appeal to spontaneous writing stretches our minds after(or before) hard writing sessions.

This membership was a gift from a much valued and loved mentor upon my graduation from university. I did err a bit until now, but I always came back here in times of inner turmoil.

Thank you professor, and thank you amazing managers of 750words.com

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, May 08
5 cups

Dear Kellianne & Buster,

I’d like to extend my thanks to you for making this site what it is. I’ve just completed a very challenging education. Ironically, on the same day I broke also my 270 days streak :). But this is not that important.

What’s more important is that you inspire me to write every day. I hope I will be able to return back what I lost and to actually hit at least 365 days badge a year from now!

Thank you for doing what you’re doing. I’ve no additional “feature requests”, but I see the community does pretty well with those :).

I wish you both lots of fun and success, to you and your kind family, and also to your great community service, which 750words actually is.

Testimonial Note from Crius Uranus on Mon, May 07
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Carina Rampelt on Sun, May 06
1 cup

I have been attending DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) class for four months. I just found out about this site from one of my Facebook friends and decided to try it out. Such a simple concept, yet I can write about whatever I am feeling or thinking mindfully and without judgment – both important parts of the DBT program. I’m only five days in and I can tell that this is going to be so helpful. I love being able to earn badges and participate in the monthly challenges. Thank you 750Words!

Testimonial Note from Terrie Soberg on Sat, May 05
1 cup
A better mobile site

I would love to write using my cellphone

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

Aloha 750 Words! Thank you for being there for us. Writing every day and having a reflective moment is giving me great insights on many aspects. I’m happy to pay for the membership!

Testimonial Note from Mieko Horikoshi on Fri, May 04
1 cup

Thank you for being a safe haven to brain dump the day, work out ideas for future books, start crafting my own writing voice, and perhaps most importantly, strengthen the consistency muscle.

Testimonial Note from Dr. Monikah Ogando on Thu, May 03
1 cup

Thanks 750Words. I love you.

Being unafraid to fully explore my thoughts and emotions has allowed me to come out the other side of hardship and pain. It feels right to leave this habit in my past as I look to the future.

I turned to this site when I had nowhere else to turn. Every single time. I was in a perpetual state of confusion while I was here. But I think that confusion has left me. I feel certain now. I don’t know what’s to come, but I am no longer lost.

I don’t have all the answers, but I have less questions.

So, thank you.

Testimonial Note from David Clopton on Wed, May 02
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from Spacekase on Wed, May 02
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Spacekase on Wed, May 02
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Spacekase on Wed, May 02
1 cup

I’ve finally managed to not only write for a full month once again, but hit 50,000 words in one month. I’m really proud of myself because since joining I’ve been super off and on and inconsistent about writing, so this is a big deal to me.

That’s what I love about 750 words: it forces you to truly commit to daily writing via the constant nagging and the shiny badges. Having the lofty goal of 50,000 words I think is what did it for my motivation. The shiny new badge was too tempting to give up.

Testimonial Note from Roux Blackwood on Tue, May 01
1 cup

After 31 days of 750 words, I am a happier, clearer minded person! I loved it! Thank you guys for creating such a wonderful application :)

Testimonial Note from Jonathan Najarian on Mon, Apr 30
1 cup

750words is helping me a great deal with my PHD thesis. If you are looking to stop your procrastination habits this is a great site for you!

Testimonial Note from Miguelito on Sun, Apr 29
1 cup

My identity has always been aspirational. “I could write, I think.” or “This year I will deliberately write more.” …all of these things falling through the cracks or letting life get in the way.

I found 750 words by chance and hope that I can be nudged along to actually make a habit out of writing. I would like to be able to ingrain this into my daily routine and have added this page to my “auto-open” so that I will see it every time I open my browser. Hopefully, I can survive through the first monthly challenge and not have to see my name on the wall of shame.

Thank you for providing this platform!!

Testimonial Note from Daniel Linquist on Thu, Apr 26
1 cup

Writing on 750 Words helps clear out the cotton balls in my brain. I tried to write in a journal but it just wasn’t as fun or enticing, so I am back on the computer and ready to eek out 750 a day!

Testimonial Note from Anna Sadaka on Thu, Apr 19
20 cups
Top 10 Streaks

Here’s a cool idea: I would like to see the top 10 streaks the site has accumulated. I am 90 away from that flying squirrel badge, but I know this is just the beginning. I would like to see how far folks have made it. I think having the top 10 streaks on the front page would be cool.

New Feature Request Note from Joe McDonnell on Sun, Apr 15
1 cup
Please make the site secure!

For the second time recently the site is coming up as not secure. This is worrying since I write personal things here. Please make the site secure. Thanks.

New Feature Request Note from Kay Vreeland on Sun, Apr 15
1 cup

I’ve very happy to come back after quite a while away. Glad to see all my old words and badges waiting for me. Also glad that there hadn’t been any major changes for me to figure out. Thanks much.

Testimonial Note from mkpladsen on Sat, Apr 14
2 cups
Top of Page button on bottom of page

Several other places I write or visit have a button on the bottom right side of screen which you can push to return to the top. I find it easier and quicker than arrowing the scroll bar.

New Feature Request Note from mkpladsen on Sat, Apr 14
1 cup

I found 750words around the time my young son was fighting osteosarcoma and left this earthly plane at the age of 9. His loss was devastating. Being able to write things that I knew nobody would be reading was good for me. Being able to sit and focus on something for a little while was good for me. Being able to dump my thoughts onto a blank page was good for me. I find it easier to write using a computer and keyboard than to do it longhand on paper. I am thankful for 750words for giving me a place to write and be able to review and remember long after I’ve forgotten what I’ve written.
Thank you and I wish you well.

Testimonial Note from Tim S on Fri, Apr 13
1 cup
Preview of Previous Day

I was about 400 words in when my local time hit midnight. The page forced me to reload to continue writing. It not only broke my concentration, but when I started the new page, nothing of the writing from above was visible.

I’d like the feature to have the previous day’s work as a temporary preview on the current day.

If for example it has detected that you are writing at midnight, and you have not taken a break, then the page auto-saves, reloads at midnight with the previous day’s text in grey. So you receive the notification that the words are being recounted, but without the disruption.

Helps for us night-owls.

New Feature Request Note from Jeff Chau on Thu, Apr 12
1 cup
Search Function for Notes Page!

I’d love to be able to search the Notes so I can find things I saw in the past.

New Feature Request Note from Tanna Marie on Thu, Apr 12
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from lmw on Wed, Apr 11
1 cup

My husband left for deployment today, and I have to say my mind is at ease knowing that 750 words is going to help me survive our second deployment. I am going to try to write every single day he is gone, because there’s something awesome about writing every day. It has made me a better person, a better writer, and helped me cope. I highly recommend this site, especially if you need it for a reason like this.

Testimonial Note from Sumisu on Wed, Apr 11
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email

I need reminders or an app?
Love this site though!

New Feature Vote from Emmy Aston on Wed, Apr 11
1 cup

So here we are 100 days into the year. I started my journey with 750words on January1st. I have just completed my 100th day and have written a little over 112,000 words. I never thought I would be able to say that. :)

Testimonial Note from alison neri on Tue, Apr 10
3 cups

I am starting an online library science degree this summer and am anxious about managing a full time job, family, and school. I have started using 750 Words again as a tool to get back in a weekly writing practice and to use as a drafting space for discussion posts, essays, responses, etc that I will likely be part of my courses. It has already helped me pre-write and draft a conference proposal. The private, open space this provides helps put me in a mindset of trying out a bunch of ideas before framing them into a good one.

Testimonial Note from LH on Mon, Apr 09
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Michelle Grixti on Sun, Apr 08
1 cup

At 59, I started writing more seriously than ever. Who would have thought that new, significant, life-changing habits could form so easily though writing every day? So often I hear people say how difficult they found writing at school. What a struggle to fill a page. I did too. The difference was that I did not have the freedom to write what I wanted to write. It had to be contrived and word-perfect. No wonder the page remained blank. Not with 750 Words. Have you ever tried to think of nothing? Try it. It is impossible. So, just write about your thoughts if nothing else. As the rhythm takes form the ideas will form and 750 words becomes an easy minimum.

Testimonial Note from Keith Haines on Sun, Apr 08