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

Buster Benson
Marc Tretin
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James Edward Hervey
Christine Degner
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Carol Ladewig
Chris Davidson
Sam Young
Christine Leal Walsh
Miss Tea
Grant Faulkner
Chris A.
Shelby Gibbs
Neeraj Hirani
Nick S.
Ilus Elu
Brian Hodson
Mary Warner
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Barbara Stevens
Yvette Keller
Jennifer Barrier
Robert John Metcalf
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Bart Post
David Michaels
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Jesse Bowline
Gary Chou
Suzi Steffen
Steve Fife-Adams
Kaimipono Wenger
Katherine Holmes
Carmen Isáis
Nicole Poweleit
Dave Beck
Jim Sharp
Janna Marlies Maron
Leah Givens
Francis Floyd Occena
Paul Schingle
Joel Bradshaw
Kelly Gammon
Donna Grace Noyes
Sherilyn Lee
Steven Goldman
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Ted Strutz
Liz Flynn
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Maja Ilisch
Dan Mertz
Julie Hughes
Holly S
Julie MacAller
Hal Tepfer
B Stagner
Pamela Dulaney
Mary Lee Luskin
Michele Stankowski
Carl Yirka
Bill Archibald
Bianca St.Louis
Helen Catharine Vinson
Betsy Devine
JS
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Austin
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Kevin Albers
Maureen
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Liz Demaree
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Richard
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Marc Majcher
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Chris Cooper
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Nils Davis
Shania Hougher
Gene Desrochers
Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons
Mikkel Snyder
Kell Willsen
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Cameron James Tibera
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Notes of inspiration from members

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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
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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
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Jordan Page on Mon, May 22
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Miffy Roo on Mon, May 15
1 cup

I’ve used the Morning Pages off and on for decades; I have stacks of moldy notebooks in heavy boxes in my garage dating back to the 1990s that have moved from Texas to Washington, to Minnesota, to California. Writing every day helps me focus on thoughts, feelings, fantasies, and hopes that otherwise would remain unarticulated in the dusty corners of my mind. What I love specifically about 750Words.com is that I can do it anywhere, anytime without worrying about paper or a pen; I like that I can go back and reread if I feel like it, and I can tweet when I’ve done my words for the day. I’m grateful that it’s password protected, so I don’t worry about someone else reading my intimate ideas. As a mental health therapist, 750Words.com is a mainstay of my self care plan; I also recommend it to my clients. I rarely fill an entire month of green Xs, but when I do, I feel incredibly good about myself.

Testimonial Note from David Johnson on Sun, May 14
1 cup

I have heard from other writers on this site, realizing I am not alone; that is encouraging. The site is easy to use and motivates me to write. It is like exercising, staying on schedule and following the routine is key.

Testimonial Note from Brian Moore on Sat, May 13
1 cup
Secure server for writing

My biggest concern about using anything internet based is the potential for misusing or abusing my content. This is a limiting factor in creative expression.

New Feature Vote from Brian Moore on Sat, May 13
1 cup
Full metadata stats option please

It would be very useful if we could track more than just 2 items in our metadata. Those stats are a very important feature for me. I’d love to track 5 items!
Maybe you could make this feature open only to patrons, an extra perk for helping you keep this amazing platform going.

Thanks for reading

New Feature Request Note from Stink Foot on Thu, May 11
1 cup
Secure server, please!

I’d be happy to pay more per month for the peace of mind a secure server would offer. If 750 is really supposed to function as a brain dump, I’d feel less inhibited in my writing knowing that my emotional innards were better protected from hacking.

New Feature Request Note from BadWeedsRoam on Wed, May 10
40 cups

A little bit ago, I earned my 1 Million Words badge. Wow. That is a lot of complaining, shopping lists, clearing my brain, blog posts, gearing up, assessing problems, sorting things out and dragging my way through getting started.

The fruits of doing the clickety-clack on the keyboard: my book comes out today! It’s a humor book for dads called Man Vs. Child: One Dad’s Guide to the Weirdness of Parenting published by Abrams. I hope some of you will check it out.

I started using the site years ago, in a stop and start manner. But at some point it has become a ritual and a habit and I noticed that when I used the site, I tended to write. When I didn’t use it, I didn’t write. Like, really write. So whether that’s causation or correlation, it always feels worth it to keep the streak up. Simple enough, but if I concentrate on just “getting started,” and clear my brain here, I can keep writing. Thanks Buster and Kelly!

Testimonial Note from Douglas Moe on Tue, May 09
1 cup

Прекрасная сервис, который позволяет не только вести дневник, но и мотивирует к этому. Спасибо, вы лучшее, что есть на просторах интернета в этой области.

Testimonial Note from Severov on Tue, May 09
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Testimonial Note from Severov on Tue, May 09
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Catherine E McCluney on Mon, May 08
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Carlos Andre dos Santos on Mon, May 08
10 cups

A year ago I decided I was going to write a book about my life in the emergency services. 344 days ago I discovered 750words and used it as a way to keep me on track with my book, and also as a journal. Proud to say that the book has been picked up by Penguin Random House and I submitted my completed manuscript yesterday. The discipline of writing something every day helped me get the book across the line as well as giving me a place to journal the good and bad. Thank you for this amazing site! Dave

Testimonial Note from Dave Greenberg on Mon, May 08
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Secure server for writing

I need the peace of mind from knowing that other people cannot intercept my entries when they are being sent to the site. I hope you really implement this soon. Thanks :)

New Feature Vote from Kevin Ndung'u on Sun, May 07
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Love the badges! Need a NanoWriMo 2016 and one for 2017

New Feature Vote from Steven Sheeley on Sun, May 07