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

Lisa Strange
Auliansa
Bobo Banzai
Brooky Palecki
Stephen Beck
Kuty Shalev
John J. Bates
Sherri Caldwell
Only Real
Jeremy Axmacher
Greg Sandman
Erica M Ross
Marcio Ivon
Ron Blake
Geof Ellingham
Colleen Asbury
Timur M. Atnashev
Ricky Dub
Susana Martinez-Conde
Amy M Fowler-Farrell
Courtney Sorrento
Barbara Temple
Lori Cox
Emily O
mike
Walker S
Jon C
AW
James wood
Mzlt
Cattlyn Obel
Gabrielle Kuzsel
Lisa Shaw
Kathie Bien
Melissa Glover
Elizabeth Thompson
Cameron Brown
Sue Ann Wolff
Tyler Webster
Ken Holmes
Terry Sample
Noemi Sadler
Francisco Rengel
Amanda Elder
Carolyn Tillo
Christopher Renak
Madan Patil
Marit Ostebo
Henrietta
Bao Quy Phan
B P Fernald
Simrat Singh Chhabra
Francis Kurth
Anne Madison
Melissa Rasmussen
Miriam Leah Hatkin
P.M. Ahern
praveen
Sophia Parsons
Aidan K
Maria
Jillian Mayotte
Kamina
Jaimee Walls
Jason Hoffman
Kassie McAlpin
Veronica Pillar
Mike Anderson
Warwick Paul Onyeama
William King
Tiffiny Spire
Michael Benz
hannah lipman
Dan Putt
Ru Lee
Dániel Miklós Földi
Carol Piraino
Anne E Boyle
Jack Bharucha
Mollie
Douglas C Ward
David Robinson
Sarah
T B
Sophea
Joanie M
Petra
Stephanie Kreml
Drunk Clown
Melisa
Angela Bissell
Alyse
Ewa
Kellie Miller
Michael Boyce
Percussor
Nick Underwood
Liz Elliot
B. L. Jones
Meghan Ford

Notes of inspiration from members

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Pay-as-you-go Subscription Model

The monthly subscription model means you either maintain a 30-day streak or you don’t get your money’s worth. In ways, it’s a good incentive to make the most of the service, and those keen on maintaining a streak, for example, are positively reinforced by this scheme, but not every user wants to use the service in the same way.

Some people don’t have the time to commit to the service every day. Some people purposely only want to use the service infrequently (eg. for weekly reflections or as a dream journal). Some people actively dislike the stress associated with maintaining a streak and purposely avoid maintaining one. Also, a sudden change of personal circumstance could cause a change in habit in anybody’s use of the service.

It feels that, just because some people work at a different rate to others, they would end up paying more for less. Personally, I don’t like the pressure of needing to assume a certain behaviour as a user in order to capitalise on what I bought, and I’d wager I’m not alone in this.

Personally, I would much rather pay a small cost per entry as and when I make them, or purchase a bulk quantity of entries (that aren’t restricted to certain dates) in advance and consume them as I make entries. I wouldn’t even mind if the average cost per entry was slightly higher to accommodate for the probability of larger word dumps per entry or the higher uncertainty surrounding user loyalty (this is a business, after all!). That said, offering new subscription models may expand the range of potential customers even if they interact with the site less regularly; I, for one, have been aware of 750 Words for roughly two years, but resisted creating an account for a long time for the very reason of not being sure if I would suit the subscription model. I’m still uncertain if I will stick with the service because of the current subscription option, but I thought to highlight the concern in case it makes a difference.

New Feature Request Note from F Ziegler on Thu, May 16
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More badges for accomplishments

I’ve been around here a while. Would love to earn some more badges beyond the word count ones. Something more interim. I’m close to 500,000 but one million will take a few more years I think.

New Feature Vote from KAdams on Thu, May 16
1 cup

750 Words pairs nicely with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) because the daily word count goal is a bit over twice as much as 750. Now 1,667 words doesn’t seem that formidable.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Thu, May 16
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Since returning to my daily writings in January 2018, I have not faulted in my daily writings and or submissions…

750words has helped me in keeping my daily journaling habbits from falling away… & within my many other writing adventures… I have learned that 750words has given me not only the drive and discipline to continue writing… but has also taught me how much my writing was missed.

Rule 1 #
If you dont have anything to write about… write anyway… copy down a meme, a verse of a song, an article line in a newspaper and write how and why it has affected you or caught your attention… writing inspirations are everywhere… they aree even in our day to day conversations and meetings with people…

Rule # 2 there are no rules to writing, in sitting down with a penn and paper, a computer or a tablet words will start to flow and soon your writing habits will become automatic.

Rule # 3 not everyday day that you write will be an easy one.. some days life will get in the way.. some days we will find we will have little to write about … but in the enf the fact that we chose to write is all that counts.

Testimonial Note from Ms. T on Thu, May 16
5 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

An ipad app would be great especially for when I travel, since I don’t bring my computer with me. This would really help with consistency!

New Feature Vote from Jessica Hodgson on Wed, May 15
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When I finally get this novel finished, I will thank 750words in the acknowledgments. Most of it was written here first!

Testimonial Note from KAdams on Wed, May 15
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When I wish to complain, I know exactly who will listen.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Wed, May 15
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Just completed my second 100 day streak. Smiling. Something happened this week while writing. I really let go & it’s because I feel totally safe in the privacy of this space. I write my mind. It’s like singing in a magical cave. I get a lovely echo of my thoughts. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from LaFemmeEnRouge on Tue, May 14
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Offline Mode

Sometimes internet is unreliable. Sometimes my WiFi shuts off and back on. My stats are waaay thrown off and it counts as a distraction (but I’m innocent, I promise!)

It would be great if I could use 750 Words offline. Not sure it’s possible, but I think it’s something worth looking into.

New Feature Request Note from Patrick on Tue, May 14
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On the rare occasions that writing 750 words feels like a chore instead of a pleasure, I still notice that I have a clearer mind afterwards.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Tue, May 14
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I have been all over the place with 750words, I have written highs and the lows but I have to keep reminding myself that what is most important is that I have written. I have found it almost like a diary and hope that in the long run that will improve the quality of the rest of my writing. Sadly, I have not written for the past week and really missed it. Hopefully next month I will have the guts to go for the challenge of writing every day. Keep writing!

Testimonial Note from emma on Tue, May 14
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I’ve learned a lot about myself by freewriting, mostly good things, too.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Mon, May 13
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Tove Lindgren on Mon, May 13
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I’m glad that my years’ worth of personal writing is safe and secure on this site. It’s a gift to myself.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sun, May 12
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After I think I’ve run out of things to say is often when I write the most interesting things.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sat, May 11
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I didn’t write first thing in the morning today. I watched the clock all morning and afternoon until I could sit down and write. Feel so much better now.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Fri, May 10
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Julia Cameron refers to Morning Pages as taking your shadow out for coffee. Here’s to a regular coffee date with my shadow.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Thu, May 09
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As someone with BPD, OCD and a bunch of other rubbish things, this site really helps me get focused. Sometimes I write blog posts here, other times it’s just a blurb of nonsense or venting. Either way, I enjoy it!

Testimonial Note from Matthew Martin on Wed, May 08
5 cups

750 words is helping me write my book!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Brown-Shook on Wed, May 08
1 cup

My desk is in front of the window facing my backyard, and I like to look outside while I’m writing 750 words. Thanks for making me more observant.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Wed, May 08
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When something irritates me, I will often make a mental note to save my rant for 750 words. Thanks for helping me complain less.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Tue, May 07
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On the occasional day when I can’t write my 750 words until later in the evening, I have a worse day than when I can get up and write before doing anything else. Thanks for improving my days.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Mon, May 06
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Custom "time zones"

I’m a night person and I’ve accidentally lost my streak several times after forgetting to get my words down before midnight. I prefer to write around 4AM – but still consider those words tied to the previous date for the sake of data tracking. It would be awesome to be able to create custom “time zones” to accommodate night owl writers.

New Feature Request Note from Andy on Sat, May 04
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A better mobile site sot of newbie on the site. I do wish there was an app,but I like the workaround I have figured out.

I bought a Jelly COmb Bluetooth keyboard and just log into the site through my phone’s web browser, unfold the wireless keyboard, and type away on y phone. It is kind like being on the computer but instead on my phone or kindle fire. I don’t need an app When I have the.
However, I wish there was an offline feature. A friend has a farm and I cannot go out there and keep up my streak because there is no internet. If the website had an app that would upload later but know when it was typed, that would help me to keep more consistent I think.

New Feature Vote from CHERYL KESSELL on Sat, May 04
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Aneesa Bodiat on Thu, May 02
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Mobile App for 750 Words

Hello,

We are all in a world of smartphones and an app for writing our daily 750 words would make our lives so much easier. I am spending all my Cups of Patronage for this feature request. I know there are enough people out there who like me would love to have an mobile app for 750words.com.

Thanks,
Siri

New Feature Request Note from Siri P on Wed, May 01
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Testimonial Note from Yannis Lobaina on Wed, May 01
1 cup

A friend in a Fb writing group posted a link to this website, and I signed up for the April Challenge. Sadly I did not complete the challenge, missing day 24 and a couple more after I failed. But I was so encouraged by lasting as long as I did that I signed up for the May challenge! And this is my cup of penance that I promised if I failed the April one. But it’s really a ginormous cup of gratitude!

Testimonial Note from Sally Logan on Mon, Apr 29
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Davoud Ratsgou on Sun, Apr 28
2 cups

This site has helped me so much in my recovery from a stroke that left me with a diminished ability to type and to concentrate. I have seen my typing speed increase a little over the past two months I have been writing, and I am now thinking more critically about paragraph structure, developing better narratives, and even writing for fun, rather than just for occupational therapy. The stats help me stay motivated, and the badges are fun to earn. One thing that the world often forgets is that small things can be hard after a disability, and having attainable rewards really helps. 750 words is great!

Testimonial Note from Rowena Grey on Sun, Apr 28