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

Sandra
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Lisa De Rocco
Rivka Hodgkinson
Lily Iatridis
Stefanie Kalem
Cat
Susan Lewis
sara jane
Dalia Malek
Tami Williams
Margaret Nieter
Rebecca Sanders
LAURIE GOODMAN
Brian Nelson
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Teneisha Grimes
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Mari Sekizawa
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Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Shane Fera on Sat, Nov 11
10 cups
2000-day streak badge

With 215 of us who are currently Flying Squirrels, isn’t it time for another badge? I’m sure that many of my fellow Flying Squirrels have already passed the 2000 day mark. It would be nice to honor them and inspire the rest of us to keep on keeping on. What do you say?

New Feature Request Note from Bhavani on Wed, Nov 08
1 cup

I keep returning to 750words. I realise that I need to write for my mental health, to hear what is important, to think things through and to be productive. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Dr. Darren Garside on Tue, Nov 07
5 cups

Signing off and attempting to go it alone for awhile. Thanks, 750 Words, you’ve been just the thing to help me on my road.

Testimonial Note from SLA on Tue, Nov 07
1 cup

Using 750 Words has enabled me to write, consistently, and clear my mind every morning. With the help of 750 words, my writing practice, to-do list, and even my goal setting has become much more clarified and productive. I love how simple it is—log in, write your heart out! It provides me with clarity that I often need. I love it!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Nov 07
1 cup
Give away cups

I currently own 15 cups and have no idea what notes I should write. I would love to give some of them to other writers :)

New Feature Request Note from Angelika Kroll on Mon, Nov 06
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Matthew Tombs on Sun, Nov 05
1 cup

Since starting 750 a couple months ago, I’ve written almost every day (more consistent lately) and I overcame (sort of) my fear of showing my work to others by starting a wordpress blog and sharing some of my writing with friends. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Nancy Friedland on Sun, Nov 05
2 cups

750 Words is a really concrete way to see how a small amount of effort, consistently applied, can add up to a really substantial end result, and it’s been an amazing space to work through my blocks about writing (here and elsewhere). What a great site! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Deirdre Harnedy on Sat, Nov 04
4 cups

I enjoy the need to write every day. It has created a newfound focus in my life that I never knew could exist.
Thanks for keeping this site up and running successfully!!!

Testimonial Note from Mike Shields II on Sat, Nov 04
1 cup

I stumbled upon this wonderful site quite by accident. The past year and a half I have been traveling a road that has taken me way beyond the path that I have followed for the past. My husband of 43 years was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. He was a very creative man. We worked together over the years and were at the top of our carriers. Two days before departing for a 3 week photoshoot in Spain, he was diagnosed. Now I am on a totally different unfamiliar journey. He’s lost all his short term memory and rapidly loosing his long term. I find myself in a holding pattern instead of seizing the experience of NOW. I am so excited to have this tool to just let my thoughts roll out unedited and discover the gems along a dark road. The candle is much brighter in the night than the day.

Testimonial Note from Doris Cain on Sat, Nov 04
1 cup
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New Feature Request Note from Wenona Gardner on Sat, Nov 04
50 cups

I wish I had a thousand cups to use, since that is how many days in a row I have written now. How fun to see that flying squirrel badge when I finished my words! Thanks so much to this site, for the blank pages there for me to fill every day, and keeping me inspired to get on here and fill them. It is the best therapy ever, and at $5 a month, a great investment! Cheers to all the other writers out there—keep it up!

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Rose on Fri, Nov 03
1 cup

Thank you. :-)
I have been a writer (specifically a Technical Writer) for my entire career, but I’ve always wanted to take time to write for Fun, for Ideas, for Me.
Now I finally have a place to do that.
Thank you.
:-)

Testimonial Note from Pidge Groce on Fri, Nov 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Bianka on Fri, Nov 03
3 cups

750 words has given me a space to dump my thoughts, clear the clutter, and get ideas OUT of my head and into real (and sometimes organized) words. I use this forum to clear space so that I can write story ideas without being bogged down by the crazy life that I live (and love).

Testimonial Note from Kassi Vitales Gilbert on Thu, Nov 02
3 cups

I have just finished my first month of writing every single day AND my first novel. I am so grateful to this site for helping have the focus I needed to finish the second half of my novel in 1/16 of the time it took me to finish the first half.

Testimonial Note from Andrea Cranford on Wed, Nov 01
1 cup

I’ve been a member and fan since 2010 and often recommend the site to friends and colleagues, yet it’s only today that I noticed this feature: Note of Inspiration.

My note is one of gratitude to the site’s maintainers. Having a safe and reliable place to come share my most personal thoughts, poems, and ideas for future writing projects is such a comfort.

Testimonial Note from Obie Fernandez on Wed, Nov 01
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Natasha Zimmerman on Tue, Oct 31
1 cup

I’m humbled to learn that during the month of October I’ve reached the highest rank here.

Yes, I’m officially a Flying Squirrel now! :)

Wow, still it’s unbelievable. When i tell about it to people around they think i’m a maniac because it really sounds weird that you dedicated so much time for the activity that is not seen to anyone :)

But this unseen activity has turned me into a habitual writer who can’t miss a single day without writing at least 3 pages of random stuff that clears the mind, sets up the tone for new posts and articles, starts poems, and does so many things to unleash the creative potential in me and let it run wild :)

I’m so thankful to Kellianne that despite her busyness with the newborn she was able to assist me and fix my streak when I posted from the phone and apparently that entry wasn’t saved. And that other time – when i was short by two words – even though I could swear I saw that i reached 750 words – I guess it again had something to do with the saving option.

She was generous and quick with resolving the issue restoring my streak and my faith to humanity…

Buster and Kellianne – you’re a fantastic team and your family sets an example for me. I also want to get engaged into something meaningful and fun while serving people. And I’m on the search for that meaning…

Testimonial Note from Geniyat Issin on Mon, Oct 30
1 cup

For the first time in 6 years, I have been writing non stop for 30 days ! I love it, I don’t want to stop anymore, thanks a lot for your work !

Testimonial Note from Tangee on Sat, Oct 28
1 cup

I’ve been a member of 750 Words since 2013, and it’s only within this year that I’ve managed to use it as a way to finish writing the draft of a novel I’ve been working on for about two years now. I’ve lately been using it as a way to keep track of the edits I’ve done on said novel, and I don’t know how I managed to write a sizable amount before committing to the monthly challenges. Thanks, 750! I’ll definitely mention you in the acknowledgements if I get this thing published.

Testimonial Note from Candice with an I on Fri, Oct 27
1 cup

I stumbled upon 750 words around the time I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Intercranial Hypertension. It has been a trusty companion while waiting in many hospital waiting rooms and for the shirt time I was admitted. I use it to log my emotions almost daily, my medical journey, my motherhood adventures and my all to common migraines. I am open and honest with my partner, but I have always leaned towards writing. Having the option to be so free with my writing has been liberating. I feel hostage to my body, but free in mind. Thank you 750words.com.

Testimonial Note from Janelle Gonzalez on Thu, Oct 26
1 cup

I’m feeling grateful! I learned about 750 words on retreat at Esalen last month. It reflected a desire I’ve had to get back into my Morning Pages practice after ~8 years hiatus. This was just what I needed. I’m happy to report that now I wake up, and the first thing I do is write my pages. Voila. Magic. I’m using the platform to meet my intention of becoming more facile with words, and re-learning to express, rather than suppressing my feelings. THANK YOU. I’m grateful for 750 words.

Testimonial Note from Ryan Mintz on Thu, Oct 26
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Alice Tucker on Thu, Oct 26
1 cup

Well after a very long break, I’m back on the boat again, finding how grounding it is to write every day no matter what, there is comfort in writing just for the sake of writing. Clears the mind and the heart too.

Testimonial Note from Kay C. Oppen on Wed, Oct 25
1 cup

750 words are my new meditation mornings sections as it clarifies me and has helped to find a lot of answers in my life that help me to know my self more accurately and deep.

Testimonial Note from raul on Wed, Oct 25
1 cup

I’ve missed one day since I started over two months ago. Now, I can’t imagine going a day without taking an inventory of the previous day and using the results to make the next day better. If you’re just starting out, give it everything you’ve got. It’s the cheapest and most effective therapy in the world. If you’re at the end of the free trial and you’re wondering if you should become a full member, all I can say a month is cheaper than a burger and fries and it’s so, so much better for you!

Testimonial Note from Enoch Peter Gamoian on Wed, Oct 25
1 cup
More formatting options please!

Hi, I am requesting more features: italics, bold, underline, etc. Please add this functionality because it would totally spice up the editor. Otherwise everything’s great. Love the analysis of the text I write, etc. Wonderful.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Wed, Oct 25
2 cups
Improve the writing page

Add italics, bolds, underlines, page breaks, and more to the writing page.

New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Tue, Oct 24