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
Noah Stetzer
Christine Degner
SK Gaski
James Edward Hervey
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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
Alison Bartley
Brian Hodson
kate beswick
Mary Warner
ramarameti
Barbara Stevens
Yvette Keller
Jennifer Barrier
Robert John Metcalf
DaleSnow
Bart Post
David Michaels
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Jesse Bowline
Suzi Steffen
Steve Fife-Adams
Gary Chou
Katherine Holmes
Kaimipono Wenger
Carmen Isáis
Nicole Poweleit
Jim Sharp
Dave Beck
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Paul Schingle
Joel Bradshaw
Donna Grace Noyes
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Leah Givens
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Dan Mertz
Liz Flynn
Kelly Gammon
Julie Hughes
Holly S
Julie MacAller
Sherilyn Lee
Hal Tepfer
Mary Lee Luskin
Ted Strutz
Carl Yirka
Maja Ilisch
Bill Archibald
Dodo
Betsy Devine
B Stagner
JS
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Pamela Dulaney
Nan S
Michele Stankowski
Carla Weiss
Bianca St.Louis
Marc Majcher
Erin Brown-John
Liz Demaree
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Kevin Albers
Maureen
May-Li Khoe
Jassim Latif
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Richard
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Ben Nesvig
Gene Desrochers
Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons
Mikkel Snyder
Kell Willsen
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Salman Suhail
Madeleine Aimé Flamiano
Cameron James Tibera

Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups

Badges ? Badges? Yes we do need some stinkin’ badges ;-) Between badges, improving my typing speed, and the ability to just write as I please whatever I please, 750 has provided the motivations that I need to keep my fingers pounding on the keys. And it’s fun. Sometimes it’s just as simple as having somewhere to go. I choose to go here. ;-) Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Jim Bartlett on Wed, Sep 20
30 cups

The Space Bird badge is mine. And also now I have a good habit of writing 750 words everyday for 500 days in a row. Under 600 people ever got this badge on this site. Thanks Buster and Kellianne for running this service!

I’ll keep writing for another 500 days for sure! :)

Testimonial Note from Alex (oldschool) on Wed, Sep 20
1 cup
How about adding a bridge to lost entries?

After a reaching the pterodactyl badge, I recently missed a day. That’s a lot of writing that was cast into the ocean of the unknown. How about providing some kind of bridge so that I can link to those lost entries? Perhaps after a month, I could lobby for a bridge? I don’t mind starting over, but it seems unfortunate that I can no longer view those lost entries.

New Feature Request Note from jregan on Sat, Sep 16
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Jon Snow on Thu, Sep 14
1 cup

I find that this is a great way to start the day, clearing the old noodle, and preparing for other efforts that I am working on. It’s simple and easy to follow.

Testimonial Note from John J. Bates on Thu, Sep 14
1 cup

750 Words inspires me to write regularly. It’s become a game that’s exciting to play. I never thought It would have this effect. It grows on me daily. And as for the badges, I thought that I would never care about having them, but I do! It’s an awesome challenge to earn the next one! Thanks to everyone!!

Testimonial Note from Susan Friedmann on Wed, Sep 13
10 cups
Mobile app

This would be an app, available for both iPad and Android, that would have an internal clock. If a user found themselves away from their wifi, they could log into the app and write their words, and it would note the time. Once they were back somewhere with wifi, the app would sync with the site and save their words. This would be great for unexpected trips or holidays and would save a lot of stress.

New Feature Request Note from Aoife Lonergan on Tue, Sep 12
1 cup

I like this website because I have anxiety when my mind gets cluttered. All the thoughts seem to be swimming around making a ripples in the pool of water that is my mind, making each thought just blurry enough to not grasp the subject. When using 750 words it feels like each new subject written out is a fishing pole removing those variables, slowly, making each thought visible in my mind.

Testimonial Note from Cody Menhennett on Tue, Sep 12
1 cup
Pause-button

If you need to go to the bathroom suddenly!

New Feature Request Note from Atle Jarnæs Lerøy on Tue, Sep 12
1 cup
A better mobile site

I’m voting for a completely different feature (but it wasn’t on the list).
For me (and for other people also I guess), 750 words is a journal. I write about my life, my feelings, and sometimes, I love reading what I wrote a long time ago.
A great great feature would be the possibility to print all our words on a nice little journal to have it printed !
Anyway, thanks for this amazing service !

New Feature Vote from Tangee on Tue, Sep 12
7 cups

750 is magic for the mind.

Testimonial Note from Felicity Wren on Mon, Sep 11
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Charmaine on Sun, Sep 10
1 cup

I really needed a website like this one. I felt like all the changes that were occurring in my life were too much to handle, but since I implemented my daily writing ritual, my ideas are clearer. I have a better understanding of who I am, how I feel, and what I can do to change it. The way 750Words is designed helped me ritualize my writing: a clear and simple interface, and badges for useful taps on the back (the 7-days-in-a-row and 7-days-without-distraction-in-a-row badges were especially useful to me). PS : please pardon my English, it’s not my mother tongue.

Testimonial Note from Mathias Malandain on Sat, Sep 09
3 cups

This site has granted me the opportunity to grow and to recognize and change my interior beliefs about myself. What a wonderful gift!
Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Sara Cofer on Sat, Sep 09
1 cup

My first note! I love the site. I have a hard time communicating outloud, so having this journal to get my mind organized and clear is really beneficial to me. I also use it to remember things that I may otherwise forget. Sort of as a memorization tool. If there’s a conversation I want to remember, I recount the conversation here.

Testimonial Note from Lydia Stewart on Sat, Sep 09
25 cups
Lifetime stats

Hey there! Waaaaay back in 2010 when I first started using the site, there used to be an “all time” options tab, alongside “today” and “this month”. I loved being able to see the stats there —especially things like my absolute total word count. Is there any way that could be brought back sometime?

I love this site —I’ve been here for seven years, and don’t intend to leave any time soon. Thank you so much for all you do!

New Feature Request Note from Sor Kyress on Fri, Sep 08
10 cups

I managed to break my streak yesterday by accident, after 240 days…. Back to scratch, aiming for 500 days in a row! 750 words has meant a lot to me over the last five years, it is the best place to return to when the going goes a little rough – and when the boat is sailing smoothly. Clearer thinking, better writing – all is achieved by returning here every (!) day. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Camomilla on Fri, Sep 08
1 cup
Automatic backup to Google Drive, etc.

Exactly as it says on the tin. :)

New Feature Request Note from Emmanuel M. Smith on Fri, Sep 08
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would love to have an app! I’m someone who has random thoughts all throughout the day and I end up just texting them to myself. Having a 750 words app would make it so much easier to store everything in one place! Thank you for hosting this amazing site for us!

New Feature Vote from Lauren Stewart on Thu, Sep 07
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Emanuel Quadros on Wed, Sep 06
1 cup
Search function!

I’m new and committed! I am amazed how 750words has created a habit of writing and even more amazed that a book has started to emerge. It would be really helpful to be able to search for key words within my own post history to find the ones that are potential content for that book instead of searching day by day. Or, does that function exist and I’m missing it?

New Feature Request Note from Rachel Downey on Tue, Sep 05
1 cup
IFTTT Integration

I was on a good streak once then I got busy and missed a day. It was such a miserable feeling that I stopped writing for a while. That missed day was just one where I forgot to login until it was too late.

It would be great if you could use a service like IFTTT to send you reminders. I’d set up a formula like “IF it’s 7 PM and I haven’t completed 750 words THEN send an SMS to my phone.” That sort of thing. IFTTT would offer lots of other neat options like automatic backup to Google Drive or whatever.

Keep up the good work!

New Feature Request Note from Matthew Jeanes on Sun, Sep 03
11 cups

Thank you so much for this website, I’ve fallen off the writing wagon quite a lot, but 750 words always welcomes me back with quiet unjudging arms. I find myself ‘free’ once i have completed my pages, whether or not my fingers have been flying over the keys or whether it takes me an hour to write 750 words.

Thank you for helping me feel less alone and like I can accomplish anything

Rowe

Testimonial Note from Rowena on Sun, Sep 03
5 cups

When I signed up 93 days ago, I was struggling to become a paid freelance writer. My wife asked me, “are you writing every day? Didn’t you say that you have to write every day to become a writer?”…Since then I have actually gotten paid to write some promotional emails for someone, and I am preparing to write a book during NaNoWriMo this coming November…

Testimonial Note from John Moore on Sun, Sep 03
10 cups
Double spacing

I would love it if i could double-space my entries on the site so than i would have an easier time amending, correcting and adding to, my writing.

New Feature Request Note from Marc Tretin on Sun, Sep 03
5 cups
A better mobile site

I WOULD LOVE IT IF I COULD DOUBLE-SPACE MY ENTIRES; then it would be easier to correct, edit and ament my writing latter in the day.

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Sun, Sep 03
1 cup
Titles and over achievers

Hi, As an option, I would like to add a title to individual days in the future so I can set a topic in advance to enhance focus on a topic. Also, I would like it if I could add a goal to write more than 750 on some days. For example a goal of writing 1000 words a day. Thanks so much for creating this, btw. I am loving this new daily habit!

New Feature Request Note from Ryne Vanderwolf on Sat, Sep 02
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Ole-Kristian on Sat, Sep 02
10 cups

I just completed 50,000 words for August and got my NaNo badge for my effort. I can’t begin to tell you all how exciting this is for me. I had previously attempted NaNoWriMo for several November’s and never reached the goal. This site gave me the space to take on the challenge and it was just awesome. No matter what your writing goals, this is definitely the site to write on. I love it and I have grown so much as a writer this past year. I am 24 days away from the Pegasus Badge and I am over the top excited about that as well. It has helped with the procrastination and the blank page. I admit some of my content at times were wayward words but my fingers were still dancing on the keyboard forming the habit that a real writer needs to possess. A writer writes and daily writing here is the best thing ever. Go for it and stick with it. For any aspiring writer it is so well worth it.

Testimonial Note from Dee Bostic on Fri, Sep 01
1 cup

I started 750words on a whim during the last week of Camp NaNoWriMo and it got me from severely under my goal to actually reaching it. The next month, I threw caution to the wind and tried writing the grand 50k in one month. While I didn’t reach it, I did get really close, which is something I’ve never done before! 750words has given me tangible goals and rewards to reach for, as well as the permission to write bad, as long as I’m still writing. I haven’t missed a single day since I signed up, and I don’t plan on it any time soon! This website really has changed my life. I used to be a ‘writer’, and now I’ve written more since I signed up than I have in years. There’s not enough ways to say thank you for this website!

Testimonial Note from Max O. on Fri, Sep 01