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

Notes of inspiration from members

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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Susannah Perron on Sun, Feb 19
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Susannah Perron on Sun, Feb 19
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Susannah Perron on Sun, Feb 19
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Susannah Perron on Sun, Feb 19
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Susannah Perron on Sun, Feb 19
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More badges for accomplishments

Already wanting more badges.. and it’s my day 2 :)

New Feature Vote from Tweedledid on Sun, Feb 19
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I have only recently started using 750 words, butI am loving it so far! I feel a certain high after I finish a writing. It’s something I haven’t felt for a long time, so thank you.

Testimonial Note from Jessica Trumbaturi on Fri, Feb 17
1 cup

Added the word STATS to my metadata list as a way to review my daily-writing stats over time.

Testimonial Note from j.r. regan on Fri, Feb 17
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After two failed attempts at about day 179, I finally made it to that ever elusive 200 post streak, THE PTERODACTYL.
This, done in the face of crippling adversity in my life over that span, plus the two failed attempts prior. I fricking EARNED this badge. Thank you Kellianne and 750 Words!
Thank you for giving me a way to keep my writing close to heart and soul, safely vent every 24 hours…a daily goal that afforded some incredible sense of achievement in the midst of unbearable loss. Ever forward, I will keep on keeping on.

Testimonial Note from Ingrid Bouldin on Fri, Feb 17
1 cup

I’ve been the egg so many times.

Hitting the turkey is not that difficult. It’s the flamingo that gets me to pay attention, a mark that I’ve been doing something for a good amount of time. Nothing against the egg, but I’d rather not go back there again.

I recently got the rooster badge because it’s easier for me to write in the mornings, but the only thing that really matters to me — and I don’t know why — is that line of boxes. The satisfaction of an X filling each one. It means I wrote today. I’ve thought about yesterday, I’ve planned a little bit for today, and something has already been achieved.

Thanks, y’all, for running this site.

Testimonial Note from Patron Andres Esquivel on Thu, Feb 16
7 cups

I’ve been using this site for just over four years, and it’s become a near-daily fixture in my life. I journal, write rough drafts, and sometimes use it as a chalkboard for projects I’m working on. I just noticed that I recently passed 1 million words, and I hope I’ll still be using 750words when I hit 2 million. Thank you for maintaining this wonderful resource.

Testimonial Note from William on Thu, Feb 16
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Darren Garside on Thu, Feb 16
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Darren Garside on Thu, Feb 16
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This site has become a place I depend on in my arsenal of self-care practices. Writing always gives me the greatest insight, helps me solve problems or soothe my soul, and clears the way for my creativity to shine. I have always enjoyed writing but have found I don’t stick to it as well with pen and paper. Now I get to write and in a way that feels easier for me to follow though on. Thanks!!

Testimonial Note from matthew on Wed, Feb 15
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This has been the single most effective method of establishing my writing habit. Considering my amazing ability to procrastinate, there is something about the way this site is set up that motivates me to write my drivel every day. Thanks very much for the motivation. I sincerely hope many others find this gem of a writing space!

Testimonial Note from Jason Swanson on Tue, Feb 14
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Bianka B. on Tue, Feb 14
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Kilometres or Miles of Writing

We could have some new writing badges which showed how many kilometres (or miles) of text we had written (ie, 12 font, laid out in a line) as badges to aim for. Just a thought!

New Feature Request Note from Sam Young on Sun, Feb 12
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I started using 750 Words years ago, but it’s always been in intermittent spurts. But, I am in month four of daily journaling for the first time ever! This site is a life-giving part of self-care for me, and I treasure the blank screen and simple little word counter I use to reflect (especially useful in such stressful times as these). Thank you so much :)

Testimonial Note from carfossil on Sun, Feb 12
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Michael Tresnowski on Fri, Feb 10
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Added the metadata word “DECISION” to track days when I made decisions that I felt were important.

Testimonial Note from j.r. regan on Thu, Feb 09
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Clear my mind? Absolutely. Work through my anxious thoughts? Definitely. Then, since it allows me to process actual data, I feel so much more at ease. Thank you, 750 words, for helping me to practice my passion and take control of my thoughts and feelings.

Testimonial Note from Tara DeVincenzo on Wed, Feb 08
7 cups

Not only is 750 words amazing, but the people behind it are amazing too! Thank you Kellianne, for helping me out!!

Testimonial Note from Tracy Pierce on Wed, Feb 08
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Wow. Just reached 200,000 words and am on a streak of over 200 days in a row. I honestly never thought I’d stick with it this long without missing a day. I just don’t do that. It has affected my life outside of journaling in ways I wouldn’t have predicted. For instance, I entered a short story contest and actually got my story finished, edited and uploaded by the deadline. I am half way through writing a novel. It’s not the first one I’ve started but it will be the first I finish. Thanks to 750words. So there’s that. More than anything, though, it’s given me a space to spill my thoughts onto the screen and leave them there, which through some kind of magic, helps me order them, prioritize them and turn them into actions. I can not imagine living without this daily practice now, and 750words is the easiest and most effective way I’ve found of ensuring that I continue to take advantage of this simple method of keeping my head straight. So thanks.

Testimonial Note from Ian Hillan on Tue, Feb 07
1 cup

Thanks for helping me get motivated! 750 words or more each day have me on track, whether its just letting rip or writing towards my novel – it is on the page… That’s all that really matters.

Testimonial Note from Helen-Marie Tuiwaiwai on Mon, Feb 06
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750 words is a cool idea. My new year’s resolution was to write more – so far this app is helping me form the habit.

Testimonial Note from Dom Beveridge on Sun, Feb 05
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jennifer Burrell on Sun, Feb 05
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Clearer navigation

I sometimes find it difficult to find certain pages (I love a stat). Particularly the one which shows my current points score. Perhaps it’s just me, but I think the navigation could be clearer.

It’s not bad, I feel it could be better. Just a thought.

New Feature Request Note from Mike Bainbridge on Sun, Feb 05
2 cups

Writing is like everything else, you need to practice and get into a routine to get improve. I heard a quote recently which went something like this: “Just because you have a gym membership, doesn’t mean you’ll be in the next Olympics.”

750words.com has become a place to me to get into a routine and practice every day. I know I’m getting better and seeing this improvement is making my life better. I really feel as though I’m achieving something worthwhile.

Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Mike Bainbridge on Sun, Feb 05
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New Page Option

Having a tab for a new page if you want to write something new or different that is unrelated to what you just wrote? Perhaps that’s just a preference thing, but I always like starting fresh when I write one thing of my chest and something else takes its place and I want to write more, but start from the beginning.

New Feature Request Note from Savannah Gentry on Sat, Feb 04
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Green and blue stars?

What do the green and blue stars next to a writer’s name mean?

New Feature Request Note from j.r. regan on Sat, Feb 04