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 two sons (Niko and Louie) and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Our Good Members

Buster Benson
Marc Tretin
kate beswick
Christine Degner
James Edward Hervey
SK Gaski
Noah Stetzer
net banking
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
Robert John Metcalf
Mary Warner
Fuzzy Violette
DaleSnow
David Michaels
Jesse Bowline
Suzi Steffen
Steve Fife-Adams
Kaimipono Wenger
Katherine Holmes
Gary Chou
Ransom Noble
Bart Post
Liz Zélandais
Barbara Stevens
ramarameti
Jim Sharp
Janna Marlies Maron
Francis Floyd Occena
Yvette Keller
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Steven Goldman
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Dan Mertz
Hal Tepfer
Mary Lee Luskin
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Bill Archibald
Dodo
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Nan S
David matthew czukiewski
Liz Demaree
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Chris Cooper
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Shania Hougher
Betsy Devine
Julie Hughes
Lew Geer
Kathy Russo
Joey Mangano
James Matsuzaki
Bryan Tocarz
largeman
Carmen Isáis
Nicole Poweleit
Lindsey Rae
Ms CJ Janzen
Daniel Russo
Dave Beck
Brandon Lorenz
Crystal Darby
CGC
Caroline Qureshi
Liz Flynn
Jon Bell
Holly White Roddam
Nishima Nzeru
Adam Bossy-Mendoza
Mira Crisp
Carl Yirka
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Adrian Parsons
Jennifer Van Adrichem
JS
Holly S
Joel Bradshaw
Amina Omari
Julie MacAller
Jose A. Palma
miri
Shane Zackey

Notes of inspiration from members

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Today’s affirmation: You are enough.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Fri, Nov 27
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Sponsoring Other Members

I would love a way to buy / donate sponsorship for another member. I was thinking of a friend of mine today for whom the monthly membership fee is significant, and likely to put her off using the site, yet I think it would be great for them. If there was an easy way to sponsor their membership, without me essentially having to PayPal them the money and rely on her to get the membership, that’d be worthwhile. it would also be lovely to be able to RAOK a membership sub – or, say, use patronage cups towards someone else’s – random or not – membership.

New Feature Request Note from Margo Marshall on Thu, Nov 26
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Happy Thanksgiving. I sure am thankful for Seven Hundred and Fifty Words, and that today is my 800th day in a row of writing, or is today the 801st? Anyway. I wouldn’t be where I am in my recovery from debilitating depression and anxiety if it wasn’t for being able to pour my brain out every night for the last several years. It makes a difference. Doing it on an app on my phone or iPad wasn’t enough for me. I needed the space and blank places to brain dump in a daily way, and this space has given me that! There’s no place else like it!

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Rose on Thu, Nov 26
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Today’s affirmation: You are an achiever.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Thu, Nov 26
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Trina Garnett on Thu, Nov 26
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Today’s affirmation: You are important to people.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Wed, Nov 25
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I always come back to this site. Sometimes after a week away, sometimes a year or more — but since I joined, 750words has been a part of my life in one way or another. The deep catharthis that comes with just writing, letting thoughts flow out and into a gentle purpose can’t be underestimated.

A lot has changed over the last nine years, and having this one through-thread constantly present has been invaluable.

Testimonial Note from Badger on Wed, Nov 25
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Two hundred and fifty days in a row! I didn’t think I could make it, but I kept at it day after day.

I sometimes found myself staring at a blank page not knowing where to start, so I got into the habit of writing where I was and the time of day. After that sentence, the words usually started to flow.

I still see the blank page sometimes and worry I have nothing to write. But I know I have pushed through that time after time, and I always have something to say.

Thanks for a great tool and a great community!

Testimonial Note from Dennis Woodruff on Tue, Nov 24
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Add Image Functionality

I’m sure it’s been requested before, and perhaps the simplicity of “no images allowed” is part of the site, but I would love the ability to attach images to the page while writing.

New Feature Request Note from Bryan_with_a_why on Tue, Nov 24
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Today’s affirmation: If you look for joy, you will find it.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Tue, Nov 24
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I have used this site on and off for years now. I am positive it has helped me in some way. The main benefits are clearing ones mind and exercising thoughts, perhaps to allow some to ruminate physically in the form of typing and practicing vocabulary or even to feel like you are achieving something and working towards a goal.

Beyond that, I would not say there are any benefits. Use it purely as a tool to clear your mind in hectic days rather than a place to create things of value. This is because the fast paced, disposable space of this site is not conducive to high quality work. High quality creations should be slow, thoughtful and deliberate. And that people are using such tools to get work done as fast and as easily as possible is very indicative of the times and what people value. That being quantity over quality.

Whats more, i think i am developing carpal tunnel in my wrist from typing so much. Not sure why, as i use wrist support too. I guess all the typing and strain on muscles has an impact. So i might stop using the site for a while. Or be more conservative in using it.

It is great for clearing the mind. Practicing with ideas and generally using it as a space for thought. Keep a clear mind and restful spirit people.

Testimonial Note from Dan Richards on Tue, Nov 24
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Writing has always helped me sort things out and helps me to clear my mind.

Testimonial Note from Mary Rainwater on Mon, Nov 23
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Today’s affirmation: You can endure.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Mon, Nov 23
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I’m challenging myself to get 50K words this month. I’m going through a bout of depression so it’s helping me really push myself to have a daily goal and to really dig deep into my thoughts and process them. It’s been my rock.

Testimonial Note from Onyi on Sun, Nov 22
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I made the decision to do this 750words instead of NaNoWriMo, and I’m so glad I did! This is just the right amount of challenge for me. There’s a big difference between random daily thoughts, and a 50,000 word novel. Also, NaNo doesn’t have cute badges for motivation. I’m on a 10 day streak, and just earned my Hamster “No Distractions” badge too!

Testimonial Note from Jacqueline Texier on Sun, Nov 22
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75 words

You can highlight one passage (max 75 words) in your entry that can be grabbed and posted automatically on a wall so we can see tiny snippets of what others are talking about. This could cause some writers’ envy, but it might also inspire and enlighten. And you could offer it only if you wanted – nothing private is grabbed.

New Feature Request Note from Andrew Shaw on Sun, Nov 22
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I didn’t come here to be right, I came here to mess around

Testimonial Note from Jenny Bell on Sun, Nov 22
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Today’s affirmation: You are irreplaceable.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sun, Nov 22
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Спасибо создателям сайта, они придумали очень интересный и полезный сайт) Простите за русский язык, я не очень силен в английском.

Testimonial Note from Anton Violinist on Sun, Nov 22
2 cups

I’ve been using my 750 words as a ‘jump off’ point for my NaNo work during the month of November. To date, I have over 36K here on 750, and I finished NaNo about four days ago. It was a great way to start my day and organize my thoughts each day.

Testimonial Note from Mustang Patty on Sat, Nov 21
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Today’s affirmation: Practice gratitude.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sat, Nov 21
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Davoud Ratsgou on Sat, Nov 21
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Today’s affirmation: You are needed.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Fri, Nov 20
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Type your frustration away, or at least try.

Testimonial Note from Lourens Daniël Stols on Thu, Nov 19
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Today’s affirmation: You are loved.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Thu, Nov 19
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Today’s affirmation: Love covers a multitude of sins.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Wed, Nov 18
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Today’s affirmation: You get another try tomorrow.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Tue, Nov 17
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Today’s affirmation: You are strong.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Mon, Nov 16
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Today’s affirmation: It’s a good idea to ask for help.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sun, Nov 15
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My husband found you and absolutely loves writing on your site :) He is consistent, and probably has a super hero badge due to him soon that you may not have even invented yet ;) As for me.. I think you may need to invent a new badge :)" the twinkle in the chicken’s eye "eg. BEFORE the egg badge.. hee hee .. oh dear ….
Maybe this is more of a suggestion then a note of inspiration ..
But seriously ….love the atmosphere you create and thank you for this wonderful portal of self examination, therapy, creativity and more :)
Live long and conquer the blank page dear fellow scribes..Thank you lovely creators and founders ..E xx

Testimonial Note from Ereni on Sun, Nov 15