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

Jane Summers
June Terry
Taru Kaarina Nieminen
Nikola Phipps
Terso Larso
Navneet pandey
Holly
jennifer storey
Kelly Schumann
Francie Worley
Colleen Smith
Sumisu
Anna Reedy
Bryn Rianne G.
Amy
matsunaga yuko
Susan Eichhorn Young
Devon McNaughton
Rachel
Hannah Smythe
Severan Johnson
Terri
Stacy Fischer
Lori Eller
Jean Lyons
taj johns
Juneyoung Kim
Sheila Avelin
Rita Dornn
Alice Gerhart
Freddy Hiebert
Deirdre Conner
Nikole Langjahr
terumi laskowsky
Angelo
Lisa Nickele
Tomoki Yasuda
Annette Turducken
Joe Mecham
Sam Wagner
Audrey Gurock
jason owen-smith
Danny Rerucha
Tami Morse
Marita C. Masuch
Nathan VÄ“rzemnieks
Julian Maddock
Diane Shew
Danielle Hubbard
Chase Straight
Emily Troy
Nadia
Tracie Barrett-Welser
Raspberry
LuAnn S. Di Paglia
Nikita Hodge
Jo Hornsey
Hueina Su
Christine Ellison
William Brady
Marcus Bradshaw
Tracie Giesbrecht
Michael Wilson
Susanna Campbell
Sue Grant
Pamela Gwynne Cobbs
Lauren Marie Egan Kutsko
Don Yeager
Chris Gossard
Robyn Avery
Brian Fitzpatrick
Heather Stang
Gail
xandeross
Lapis Xicaldo
CDH
Hidetsugu Tanaka
Kelly Ramsey
Tina Weatherall
Laika Jumabhoy
Jay Trunzo
James R Hintz
Laura B
Karen Verveda
Julie Lathan
Shunanda Scott
Neha Gaddam
Lagaz
David Barnes
Marc Pariser
Lola Rephann
Preslaysa Williams
Elizabeth Merchant
Jacqueline Houston
Shreeram Bhattarai
Lori Saltzman
Casey Hamilton
David Aceves
Caitlin S
Maureen Ross Gemme

Notes of inspiration from members

11 cups

I have always been a creative Starter, plenty of ideas and enthusiastic, eager to take off! New adventures and things to explore! Theen… after a while when the first signs of hard work, discipline and routine kicks in… I turn around a find a new exciting project to start. So for me, now, to have the elusive Space Bird and a total of more than 500.000 words… wow I am so happy and suddenly perseverance is part of my everyday writing sessions. Thank you so much all you lovely writers out there, hang in there, it’ll be worth it. Just do it one word at a time.. Happy writing to you!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Lakey on Thu, Nov 16
12 cups

This has been the best exercise for me ever…thank you for the opportunity to write freely with abandon! It helps me know what I didn’t know before…..things hide in the corners and I am clearing it all out. THANK YOU!

Testimonial Note from Michelle Pacione on Wed, Nov 15
4 cups

Well, after more than 400 days of writing every day, I accidentally broke my streak yesterday. It had to happen, of course, but it’s a little sad. So today I started again – currently a streak of 1 day, which doesn’t sound like much, but it will grow.

I get so much value from the writing I do every day, whether I really do it in the morning, or last thing at night or at random times. Most of my blog posts start as flights of fancy in 750words. The book I’m about to publish (mostly made of those blog posts) has been conceptualized, planned, tracked, and of course mostly written in 750words. The book launch and marketing plan… all done in 750words. And in this year of losing a job, figuring out what to do in my life, and attacking various new ventures and learnings, 750words has been a constant – and will continue to be one, streak or no.

Nils Davis
nilsdavis.com
secretpmhandbook.com (in progress as I write, but soon to be a real website!)

Testimonial Note from Nils Davis on Tue, Nov 14
1 cup

I did the 750 words trial because I figured what do I have to lose? From that first day I definitely wrote more often and made a point of doing so but it really clicked about 2 weeks ago when I started getting streaks- once I am on a streak I make a point to- no matter what- write that day. It’s such a seemingly small thing but it has a huge impact. I happily got a paid membership today and am excited to continue with the site. 10/10 recommend for everyone- even people who don’t think of themselves as writers or who aren’t working on a project. Just setting aside the time to reflect and create has made a bigger impact on me than I even expected going in.

Testimonial Note from Morgan Howell-Singleton on Tue, Nov 14
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Kristine Wylie on Mon, Nov 13
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Kristine Wylie on Mon, Nov 13
10 cups
More stats on the Eternity page

Love the stats and would really like to see a tally of actual writing time both on the monthly and eternity page. You give it daily so the numbers are already stored. Thanks for a wonderful site!

New Feature Vote from Alan J Stuart on Mon, Nov 13
5 cups
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Shane Fera on Sun, Nov 12
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 Thu, Nov 09
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 Wed, Nov 08
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 Wed, Nov 08
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 Emily DeArdo 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 Sun, Nov 05
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 Sat, Nov 04
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 Kassandra 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 Thu, Nov 02
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 Free Bird on Tue, Oct 31
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 Sat, Oct 28
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 Fri, Oct 27