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

John Cannon
Dr. Monikah Ogando
Daniel Goldsmith
Wotter Nymph
Beth Miller
Jonas Torrens
Sumisu
Meryl Walker
Austin Helms
Jennifer Hunt
Charles MacLeod
LuAnn S. Di Paglia
K'thunchthu Roadshade
Heather Stang
Gail
Shreeram Bhattarai
Caroline Button
Alicia Andrzejewski
Jennifer george
Jay Natoli
Elbykc
Sarah Martin
Christian Martin
Kathleen Fetterly
Jason Lo
The Dragon Lady
Bobbie Jordan
Guy Roberts-Holmes
Lori Draper
Silverai
Samuel John Wright Jones
CHRISTINE ANN CURRIE
Peter Čelko
Elena Tucker
Napes
Thomas H. Arnold
Nina Windgaetter
Bernie J Mitchell
Noko Rose
elms
Matt
Melaine Taylor
Antonia Nicols
Lex Brauns
Shivani Ranchod
Lizzy Myers
Marcos Polanco
Clare Dornan
Kassi Vitales Gilbert
Alex Bayntun-Lees
Marilyn Richard Figueroa
Rianna Lemon
Diane Brenner
Kathryn Butterworth
Vivienne Bretherick
Julie Gutierrez
David Colman
Zachary Shaw
Cindy DeLano
JustBe
Kenneth L. Averiett
Greg Langlois
walt johnson
Nate Cooper
Joanna Dolan
Heather Vorhies
Ingrid Turk
Agnes
Lynn M
Lynne Ogilvy
Leigh E. Johnson
Joseph Davancens
Marion McNally
Theresa Schilizzi
Pio Guzman
Jenny
Abigail Ramsden
Barbara McNeely
Marisa Taylor
Lawrence Calmus
Rachel Walder
Cydling
Susie Wampler
Shana H Pote
Stephanie M
Sheri Denney
Russ Crowley
Jason Weimer
James O'Donnell
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Michael Tresnowski
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Keith E Parton
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JIM S
Artur Kovtunenko

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Things in my life just seem to make more sense when I’m writing every day. I can see patterns, gain more perspective, not get so overwhelmed. And for that, I am grateful

Testimonial Note from Fiona Byrne on Sun, Aug 12
1 cup
Option to Add Pages

I don’t know if you can set a subroutine to allow multiple instances of writing in a day or something, but I do morning and evening journals and I find typing to be a much more eco-friendly way to handle this (even though I love my pretty composition notebooks, I don’t love the carbon footprint). It would be lovely if there was a way to incorporate multiple sessions in a day somehow.

New Feature Request Note from Kaedan Clockwork on Sun, Aug 12
1 cup

The new membership feature came as a total surprise. I feel that $5 is a bit much, since I give the same amount to several creators on Patreaon and receive much more in return. Perhaps if there were more features, but at this point, I don’t see what 750 words is offering that my text editor does not, beyond a few ‘fun’ features. In fact I would be willing to pay less for limited features. I’d be in at $1, but $5, or $60 per year, just doesn’t make sense to me.

Sorry, it’s been a fun ride. But alas, I think I will be doing my daily journaling elsewhere.

Testimonial Note from B Von Buescher on Sat, Aug 11
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I write on my phone and iPad a lot, but the website doesn’t work at all on either. If even just a very rudimentary version was made where all you could do was write and save the writing, it would make a big difference to me, since copy-paste from phone/iPad to laptop is not a very quick process.

New Feature Vote from Cecilie Lolk Hjort on Sat, Aug 11
2 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from karla gil on Thu, Aug 09
1 cup
Secure server for writing

The one thing I worry about is my writing being exploited.

New Feature Vote from karla gil on Thu, Aug 09
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Lucy on Thu, Aug 09
3 cups
More text analysis

Or more accurately ‘more accurate text analysis’. It often seems way off, and it would be interesting to know how the various measures are calculated, and some thought perhaps put into their accuracy. The comments someone else had about ‘self-important’ need noting. I realise it’s only a bit of fun and generally burst out laughing when I see how inaccurately my content has been categorised but some people writing in a heartfelt might be vulnerable to how their text is being ‘perceived’.

New Feature Vote from Ros Barber on Thu, Aug 09
1 cup
More text analysis

Can the text analysis be somewhat refined and/or can more details be posted about how text analysis works? Is “self-important” scored with an I Count or some other way? It is further destabilizing to write about fear, shame, and uncertainty (NOT imagined achievements or compliments) for 20 minutes and still get a self-important rating!

New Feature Vote from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Mon, Aug 06
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Frej Jensen on Sun, Aug 05
1 cup
A better mobile site

I’d love to have the ability to write offline and then sync when I’m back on the internet. That would be so helpful for maintaining my streak and staying in the habit when I’m traveling or otherwise not connected to the internet.

New Feature Vote from Jennifer Hunt on Sun, Aug 05
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

Also the possibility to complete this offline through use of app. I travel frequently and if the app itself logs the completion of it and can sync with the online server whne connected. I can keep writing without fear of losing my streak, or chasing interent just to write my 750 words.

New Feature Vote from Jeremy Wong on Sat, Aug 04
1 cup

Buster and Kellianne. You created something wonderful. You helped me finish my PhD dissertation back in 2012; you helped me write through the angst of a messy break-up; and now, you’re helping me finish my first book. 750words.com is therapy — #chickensoupforthesoul — and I am eternally grateful.

To all the new 750wordsers out there: welcome! I’m so glad you get to experience this community for the first time!

Testimonial Note from Anouska on Fri, Aug 03
2 cups
Improve the patronage features
New Feature Vote from Tayla Gittins on Thu, Aug 02
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Tayla Gittins on Thu, Aug 02
1 cup

I didn’t realize how many random thoughts were in my mind at once until I started writing 750 words each day. At first I thought it seemed like a lot of words and some serious dedication but there are days when I wrote more than 3, 000 words!

Testimonial Note from Patti L Quigley on Thu, Aug 02
1 cup

I absolutely enjoy 750 words. It has kept me at the keyboard longer than any other journaling site I have ever used. Plus the rewards are fun to receive and you can use them to gauge yourself against the many writers on this site. My wife laughs when she says, you will do anything for a badge, a patch, or a pin! I guess she is right, I hope to collect as many of the badges that I can. Thank you for founding this site and letting all of us enjoy the nudge to keep it going.
Brian

Testimonial Note from Brian Richardson on Wed, Aug 01
5 cups
Monthly Challenge Stats

It’d be nice to see how many people finished the challenge every given month and whether you participated / not; failed/succeeded this month too. It’s like a data tab on marathon.

It feels amazing to participate in monthly challenges & compare yourself to others, but after the month has passed – it feels like the whole history is erased and it’s very sad feeling.
So, basically, there can be two things:
- the tab with numbers on each monthly challenge;
- the counter in user profile of one’s participation stats.

PS I have ux/ui background and I would be very happy to help with those features.

New Feature Request Note from Roxy on Wed, Aug 01
4 cups

I missed two days last month – that was the most number of days I’ve missed and I was shocked at how badly I felt about it! I realized I have a habit! Most of my entries are junk but it feels like clearing clutter from a drawer in the mind -getting it ready for new ideas and discoveries – this is a life -saving site!

Testimonial Note from kate beswick on Wed, Aug 01
1 cup

I love this site and I have for years. Due to a mistake on my end I did not reach my monthly goal so I am donating to the site. I know this is a good place for everyone so I am not upset about not reaching my goal, but rather thankful for helping this site to continue to help others.

Testimonial Note from Jason Warzecha on Tue, Jul 31
1 cup

With 750words.com, I’ve been able to challenge myself to write every day. It has been an adventure in itself, finding the time, ensuring I have internet access – a true challenge while traveling- and most importantly, creating a challenge-driven environment through a facebook group. All of these combined have given me the tools to continue to write. Most days it’s journaling, some days work-related, both just as fulfilling. Writing every day makes you a writer. Enjoy YOUR journey. :)

Testimonial Note from Taru Kaarina Nieminen on Mon, Jul 30
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jack Bharucha on Mon, Jul 30
11 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Chat Errant on Sun, Jul 29
3 cups

750 words can be a meditation, it can be a prayer, it can be a discipline, it can be a way score cool badges, it can be what you make it. Writing daily, freely, does clear the mind, but also focuses the mind, at least for the time that I am writing, and that makes the rest of the day less cluttered, less intrusive. Enjoy!

Testimonial Note from James O'Donnell on Sun, Jul 29
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I agree with the previous requests for more badges. The ones already in place are fun, but I feel as if it could be improved by like listing your achievements badge along with the days that you write badge. I would particularly like if we added more badges for accomplishment, for things such as helping other writers, finishing a book (a certain word count + metadata that says like BOOK: FINISHED.

New Feature Vote from AlphaLord on Sat, Jul 28
5 cups
A new badge

Surprise us! A new streak or word count badge, a ‘you wrote on ten Fridays in a row,’ something fun.

New Feature Request Note from Mona Midnight on Wed, Jul 25
2 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Mona Midnight on Wed, Jul 25
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Tyler Webster on Tue, Jul 24
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

:)

New Feature Vote from Bobbie Jordan on Sun, Jul 22
1 cup

Helping me to track what’s on my mind, motivating me by tapping into my competitive side… This is how 750 words has helped me. I have become a better writer for completing my daily goal of 750 words… I have released my emotions that I did not know how to articulate until I started writing them down… 750 words helps me to analyze right on the spot. For this, I am grateful.

Testimonial Note from Sandstrom Tj on Sun, Jul 22