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
Christine Degner
SK Gaski
James Edward Hervey
Noah Stetzer
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rose beezer
Carol Ladewig
Chris Davidson
Sam Young
Christine Leal Walsh
Miss Tea
Grant Faulkner
Chris A.
Shelby Gibbs
Neeraj Hirani
Nick S.
Ilus Elu
kate beswick
Alison Bartley
Brian Hodson
Mary Warner
Robert John Metcalf
ramarameti
Barbara Stevens
Yvette Keller
Jennifer Barrier
DaleSnow
Bart Post
David Michaels
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Jesse Bowline
Suzi Steffen
Steve Fife-Adams
Gary Chou
Katherine Holmes
Kaimipono Wenger
Carmen Isáis
Jim Sharp
Nicole Poweleit
Dave Beck
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Joel Bradshaw
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Dan Mertz
Liz Flynn
Julie Hughes
Holly S
Julie MacAller
Leah Givens
Kelly Gammon
Hal Tepfer
Mary Lee Luskin
Carl Yirka
Sherilyn Lee
Bill Archibald
Ted Strutz
Dodo
Betsy Devine
JS
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Maja Ilisch
Nan S
Carla Weiss
B Stagner
Marc Majcher
Erin Brown-John
Liz Demaree
Pamela Dulaney
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Michele Stankowski
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Bianca St.Louis
Kevin Albers
Maureen
May-Li Khoe
Jassim Latif
Anim Aweh
Jeff A
Richard
Wukub Kan
Eric Sheetz
Ben Nesvig
Gene Desrochers
Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons
Mikkel Snyder
Daniel Russo
Amina Omari
Kell Willsen
Tonisha L Eskridge-Williams

Notes of inspiration from members

2 cups
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Freem on Mon, Nov 20
28 cups

750words is central to my life. I am going to use it to diet. Before i take that snack i will be journaling what i want to eat and why i want to eat. Maybe that would help me knock off 50 pounds of fat.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Sun, Nov 19
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

As we are in the middle of NaNoWriMo, it would be cool to see a monthly tracker (not just November, but any month since a writer can earn it for any 50k in a month) about how close they are getting toward a NaNo badge! I do other writing in my 750 besides just my nano during November, so while i track and update my wordcount through them, it’d be cool to see how much i’m writing besides.

New Feature Vote from Reidun Saxerud on Sat, Nov 18
1 cup

Well, I said if I didn’t succeed in the November challenge I would donate $5.00 LOL. So here I am. I have a feeling this site might make a lot of money off me if I keep holding myself accountable ;-). But in all seriousness, I feel like I would have lost my mind before now if I hadn’t joined this site. I plan to do the December challenge and do my best to succeed. Also I know this will be a great therapeutic tool when my husband goes on deployment next year. It’s helped me be insightful and more introspective of myself. It’s helped me understand some things that I hadn’t been able to understand. I owe a lot to this site.

Testimonial Note from Sumisu on Sat, Nov 18
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Jan Ullmann on Sat, Nov 18
44 cups

I was never able to keep a journal no matter how much I tried which is why I joined up here. My goal has always been to reach 500 days. They say it takes 21 days to establish a habit but I decided 500 days would definitely make sure that I had established the habit. I am five days away from reaching this goal and I am sure that I will achieve what I set out to achieve. I am very grateful for the experience and now that my goal is about to be realized I am going to end my subscription and donate what I have been paying here to the Guide Dogs Association.Thank you 750 words for providing this platform, I could not have done it without you.

Testimonial Note from Mark Baker on Fri, Nov 17
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Charmaine on Fri, Nov 17
24 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Johnny Marr on Fri, Nov 17
1 cup
Basic mindmapping capability

Allow the option to write topics in a branching tree or interconnected network. I use MindManager for brainstorming and outlining at work and would like a similar but more basic toolset for 750Words. Sometimes I journal in stream of consciousness and sometimes a 2-dimensional map feels more generative.

New Feature Request Note from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Fri, Nov 17
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 Mon, Nov 13
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 Sun, Nov 12
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 Sat, Nov 04
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