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

Karen Lee Pickett
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Benjamin Shee
Richard G A Westlake
Susana Martinez-Conde
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Martha Brown
Ms LT
Cattlyn Obel
MissyVixen
Gabrielle Kuzsel
Lisa Shaw
Diana Dee
Kathie Bien
Gus Grizendi
Francisco Rengel
Carolyn Tillo
Christopher Renak
Chante Wouden
Henrietta
Bao Quy Phan
Rose Weaver
B P Fernald
Patty Mathews
Aidan K
Jillian Mayotte
Jason Hoffman
Kassie McAlpin
Roux Blackwood
Warwick Paul Onyeama
Jessica Simms
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SLA
Douglas C Ward
David Robinson
Sean Flanagan
Sarah
Alexa Mackintosh
Sophea
Wendy-Marie
Nan Ciele Ansfird
Joanie M
Barbara Wissmann
Bryan Sim
Angela Bissell
JeanneLauree
Matthew Lang
sarah marie
Kim L
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Kellie Miller
Alicja Duda
Lisa C.
Jimmy Lee
Ebony Belt
Nikki Oestreicher
Arthur E. Norsworthy
Susanne Floe
Cynthia Croot
Aaron Keisler
Rachel A. Hwang
John Hatanaka
Ilka Vanessa Walker-Vera
Matthew Senie
Lorah Ludwig
Nolan Bush
Becky Wilson
Ray Woody
Susan Friedmann
Moritz
T.D Akad
Kris Mescher
Kellye
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Kara Tersen
Cathy Harris
Sarah Runchey
Roxanne Kent-Drury
Elisa Ferreira
Jessica R. Allen
Stephanie Merritt
Colleen Powell
Davis Healy
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Lynn Porter
Chloe
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Notes of inspiration from members

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I was introduced to 750 words by my daughter and my husband started on it. I see the joy and commitment he get out of writing and because I write in my little notebook of my thoughts about things that come my way, I decided to join on a trial basis. Little did I know, I diligently did 31 days in a row! It’s a routine, a habit and it is so liberating to be able to write anything that’s on my mind to get it out. I use it to organize my thoughts, plans, my dreams, my goals, my puzzle about certain things in life, etc. And I save all the notes I wrote so I can refer back. So I start off each day’s writing with a Title. That helps me to refer back when I need to.
This is a fabulous invention! Thank you so much to the creators and the team supporting this website. My gratitude to you all!

Testimonial Note from Krissy on Fri, Jun 02
1 cup

I’m so happy I discovered this site. I can’t believe how much writing I’ve gotten done since joining. It helps me be accountable every day and get the words down, instead of slacking and procrastinating. I’m a stickler for not breaking my streak and earning badges, so it’s super motivating. Thank you, 750 Words! You’re the best!

Testimonial Note from Megan Morgan on Fri, Jun 02
1 cup

I’m enjoying the 750 words site very much. Through its gamification features, it helps building the writing habit little by little.

Testimonial Note from Cynthia D on Fri, Jun 02
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Fiona D on Thu, Jun 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Ryan Ballew on Thu, Jun 01
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Timothy Ryan on Thu, Jun 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Something to keep you going after 100 days, or different colour horse rewards for different months!

New Feature Vote from Briony on Wed, May 31
1 cup
More text analysis

I don’t know how to access text analysis. Maybe I’ll find out now that I have joined. I’m interested!

New Feature Vote from Susan Chacin on Tue, May 30
5 cups

I would recommend this website and tool to anyone who is longing for a consistent and thoughtful writing practice. I have not always been consistent, but when I do write, I know that it helps me to focus, take stock, vent, record ideas, and to dream! Thank you for this fabulous tool.

I am still a strong proponent for a hand-written Morning Pages practice, but this has replaced that for now. I love the idea of being able to access this from anywhere and also, I am saving the TREES!!! Any writing is good writing.

Testimonial Note from Celeste LeTard on Tue, May 30
4 cups
Purge old entries

If user chooses — purge old entries automatically. Older than week or month. I don’t want 750 words saved for long.

New Feature Request Note from Daria Space on Tue, May 30
3 cups

I love this site! It helped me to be accountable with my daily writing habit. I started writing daily at the start of the year and found out about this site around 2 months into it. Now I already got the Phoenix Badge and I am going to continue writing here as much as I can. As much as possible, I don’t want to break the streak! Writing daily has given me clarity on my goals and helps clear my mind when I am overwhelmed with a lot of things. I do feel that I am becoming better in handling my goals and managing my tasks. Thank you to the creators of 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Regie Bariuan on Tue, May 30
15 cups

Kudos to everyone who makes 750 words what it is. The last 9 months have been so beneficial for me and though I’m leaving the site for now, I’m grateful for the habit it has instilled. Daily writing has had a significant impact on my life by increasing my capacity to explore ideas, wrestle with emotions and just spew out whatever data was just floating in the way of productive writing! THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU. The Phoenix badge is one I will wear with pride and a real sense of accomplishment moving forward! Blessings! Joe

Testimonial Note from Joe Castaneda on Mon, May 29
3 cups
Improve the writing page

Create a tab or home section that can make the text bold, italics, different text colors, a horizontal page break line (like in Word or Fanfiction.net). Anything on the writing page to make it more personalized and less of a Word document page.

New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, May 29
1 cup
badges for 2, 3, ... million

I crossed the 2 million word mark recently. Recognition via a badge would be a great way to mark this milestone.

New Feature Request Note from Blaine Mooers on Sun, May 28
1 cup
badges for 50, 60, 75K words per month

One way to try to write more is to shoot for a monthly target, like 50K words. I track daily my cumulative word count in a bar chart that compares my progress to where I need to be to stay on track. I find the comparison to be highly motivating. I tend to try to surge ahead on the weekends to give myself a buffer if I should fall behind during the work week. On some weekend days, I have written more than 5,000 words. I have passed 50K words in eight of the past 11 months. A badge for reaching 50K words per month would help keep me motivated. Badges for reaching 60K and 75K words would provide additional motivation to press further.

However, I would caution that setting unrealistic goals will set up you for failure because you will become discouraged and give up when you have fallen too far behind. For example, I just crossed the 50K line this morning; I have 10,000 words to go to reach my original goal of 60,000 words in May. With only three days left and a lot of other chores to do more a big trip, I doubt that I will reach 60K.

New Feature Request Note from Blaine Mooers on Sun, May 28
1 cup

I’ve been on and off 750words. However I love that I can jump back in and just write. Writing here is like therapy. Sometimes, I can’t speak the words I want to but with writing, things just flow. Thanks for keeping the site up!

Testimonial Note from Lily Raz on Thu, May 25
5 cups

I have belonged to 750words.com since 2010, but in the first six years or so, my writing was very hit or miss. I used it as morning pages for the first 90 days or so; I was unemployed when I started, and I like the routine. Then I started a new job, and got very distracted and tired, and didn’t write very consistently.

I would start, lose track, and stop. This went on for ages, plus, there was the six month period where I wrote longhand in a notebook, and couldn’t seem to add time to come here.

Now I’m retired; I moved to a new town, and the change was a bit boggling, especially at first. So I started back here, and now I think I have 590 days in a row, though I wouldn’t swear to that. It’s turned into the best habit I have.

I babble, write about my day, write about plans I have, mostly mundane. I plan cleaning, outings, projects, and walks. I write about frustrations and things that make me happy; the cats, the beach, the weather, how I felt when I got up in the morning, what I ate.

I may write something of consequence some day, or not. It’s all OK. Whatever I write makes me feel better, and puts things into perspective.

Thank you so much, 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Wed, May 24
5 cups

Today would have been my 101 day of writing in a row but I missed a day (20 days ago) because there was not internet at the hotel I was staying at and then I got distracted with the day. Maybe it’s a silly thing but I really want that badge! I’ve written 235 days since I started in mid Sept last year and I feel so good about that. One of these days I’ll have 100 in a row. I absolutely love my morning routine which involves meditation, writing, exercise and then reading (aloud) at the breakfast table with my partner. I added the writing to clear my mind so that I could meditate better and after a while I switched the order of things because I was finding that my meditation sometimes created topics to write about. I love the writing because it is sort of a continuation of the meditation because it is automatic and I never know quite what is going to come out. Sometimes it’s amazing and always it ends with gratitude. This daily exercise has proven to me that taking baby steps every day towards a goal is the way to achieve anything. I’ve written close to 200,000 words already! That is the equivalent of a couple of books. I will write a book one day, perhaps soon, but in the meantime, I will practice with writing 750 words a day. Thanks so much for this site. It is a gift and I tell people about it all the time. I feel so accomplished after doing it. Thank you Thank you Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Maureen Ross Gemme on Wed, May 24
1 cup

Your site make me want to live. Really, my mind was really messed, but now I can put my thoughts to separate place. This is amazing, thank you, guys for this site.

Testimonial Note from Maria Muravyova on Tue, May 23
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Jordan Page on Mon, May 22
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

Stats pages can be hard to find, I would like them to be clearer and easier to find :)

New Feature Vote from Matthew Martin on Mon, May 22
1 cup

Hello Seattle, I am an Albatross… I found 750 Words while looking for a way to easily write between my work computer and my home computer. I found WattPad at the same time, and 30 days in, love both. Writing 750 words only takes me about 10 minutes, and thus 750 Words as a program is amazing at getting me to take those ten minutes, and sit down and write each and every day, which is absolutely invaluable. If you’re considering trying -go for it! You’ll sleep better.

Testimonial Note from Melodie on Sun, May 21
1 cup
Optimize How to Find Our Statistics

Nevermind! LOL I just figured out how to do this :) so no need to change the tabs to show how to find the statistics.

New Feature Request Note from ***ME brumbaugh*** on Sat, May 20
1 cup
Secure server for writing

Love the site! I’d like to add my voice to those requesting a secure server. Online security is becoming more and more essential – please provide your patrons with peace of mind!

New Feature Vote from Shelley on Thu, May 18
1 cup
Above and Beyond: Additional Word Goals

It would be a treat for some of us who are over-achievers and those of us who simply want to do more to be able to increase our word count goal. Being able to set my goal to 1,000 words, 1,250 words or 1,500 words — certainly no fewer than 750 words — would provide additional ways to challenge myself. While I’m free to write as much as I want, there’s something in the psychology of hitting that “done” space at 750 that makes it difficult for me to tack on another 250 words.

And just think of all the new badge opportunities this will open up!

New Feature Request Note from Haly Dearinger on Thu, May 18
14 cups

I’ve recently reached one million words. An incredible milestone and one I wouldn’t have reached without 750 words. It’s the place I can come to clear my head or write stories.
Thank you for a wonderful site.
Laura

Testimonial Note from Laura Parish on Wed, May 17
1 cup

Commitment in all weather. How to maintain that?

Testimonial Note from Davoud Ratsgou on Wed, May 17
1 cup
Search past writing

Sometimes an idea once written comes to mind, i want to exapnd it, but i cant find ir as i dint know the date i write it.
and culd a download function be added if you want to collect it all into one document?
Thanks

New Feature Request Note from Brian Sullivan on Tue, May 16
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Miffy Roo on Mon, May 15
5 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Miffy Roo on Mon, May 15