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

Heather McMillan
Kat Galka
Nathan Haye
Keagan O'Donoghue
Amanda Sabala
Anne Gomez
Andrew Geswein
Roberto Chimento
Lizbett Benge
Allison Ousnamer
Antonia Nicols
Brad Lyons
Connie Ragen Green
Joshua Burcham
Laura Malinowski
lenore pfiffig
Shivani Ranchod
Hannah Yeiser
Christopher Boggs
Lizzy Myers
Marcos Polanco
Angela Bingham
Miss Crabby
Michelle Banga
Sammmy Lopez
christine odonnell
Peter Mc Cullagh
Drhue Robinson
Brian Realbuto
Alexander Smithson
Marilyn Richard Figueroa
Patrick Zeinert
Rebecca N M Hawk
Tomasz Raven
Matthew T.S. Rousseau
Kelly Krill
Rianna Lemon
Chuck Kierpiec
Rewrite Me
Charles Haine
Diane Brenner
Caitlin Jamali
Laura Tesman
Rhonda Walsingham-Colonna
Dave Mac
Yuli Ban
Heather deViveiros
William Ames
Brandon Parker
Jing He
Reta Glass
Amelia C Anderson
Emily Abigail
Matt Lai
Grace Garwood
Niki M
Kathryn Butterworth
Ed O'Driscoll
Juliet Wahleithner
Sturdy Knight
Tracey Izatt
Cameron Byrd
Cathy Peterson
Michael Holmes
Catherine Nelson
Carolyn Holdsworth
Brandi Holmes
Sarah Arnold
Brian Whipple
Gary Wolf
Stephanie A.
Emily J.
Kate Rutter
Nadine Bowles-Newark
Doranna Durgin
Tran Ngan
Bimini Wright
Cassady Fendlay
Dhruva Ray
Robert Albright Jr
Chrystian Kroeff
Anne K.
Sarah Samson

Notes of inspiration from members

2 cups

Something about journaling makes the planets of my life align, and I have been aware of this for decades. It hasn’t made me any more diligent in pursuing this life-affirming practice—until I found The badges are just freakin’ silly, yet they drive me to go for one more, one more, one more. I’m an addict in the most positive kind of way. And… I watch the planets of my life align in ways that are seemingly unrelated to 750 words. But that’s how magic works.

Testimonial Note from Liz Zélandais on Sun, Nov 11
1 cup

SO GLAD I joined just in time for NaNoWriMo and I LOVE that it alerts me when I’ve met the daily NaNoWriMo word goal, heck yes! Love this so much, thank you for this site <3

Testimonial Note from Vanessa Gomez on Sat, Nov 10
5 cups

Yet again in my quest for the magical 500th day, I have stumbled along the way, making it into the 300th something for the second time. That said, I simply will pick up my keyboard and try, try again, as there is something magical about coming here and pouring 750 + words out on the page each day. A toast to all of us that “oops,” then give ourselves a kick of oh, darn, then get right back up and start a new streak.

Testimonial Note from Jim Bartlett on Thu, Nov 08
1 cup
Named Headings and/or Colored Headings

I would like to see headings on the days’ page that I can name myself so when I am looking for a particular scene or idea I have written I can find it without having to click through each page manually to see what I wrote as a heading. Maybe color coding to start with where I could choose from 12 different colors and the X used to say the day was complete could be different colors?. A legend page where I could assign the subject or world the color is associated with could also be helpful. I use this website to do all my writing then I copy and paste it back to whichever word processor I am using but I am always searching through all the pages. Thanks.

New Feature Request Note from Jay Tweedie on Thu, Nov 08
1 cup

I am an aspiring author and with the help of this system, I have begun a journey of writing every day. It was a laborsome task in the beginning and I had to push myself to build the habit but now it is part of my daily routine. I now feel like I have turned the corner and this is part of the overall system I am using to modify my life. I am now a writer.

Testimonial Note from Jay Tweedie on Thu, Nov 08
5 cups

I’m a Forever Phoenix. I’ve been writing here for six years now, and only twice have I managed to reach Pterodactyl — the second time, just today! I always blow it somewhere between 150 and 190. Nevertheless, 750 Words had become an indispensable part of my life. Writing helps me sort through all kinds of things, see patterns, and just generally clear my mind.

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with splitting my writing, a little in the morning and a little more in the evening. It’s working well for me so far; I can capture the strange thoughts and ideas that float through my brain before I’ve really jumped into my busy day, then later reflect on everything that happened. I kind of miss (to a surprising degree!) the “uninterruptible” stars I used to get most of the time, but I’m finding the balance of beginning and ending my day with writing to be much more valuable.

Thank you for such an inspired, inspiring site!

Testimonial Note from Timo on Wed, Nov 07
1 cup

After years of being registered on here… I think I finally understood the idea of writing three pages a day. Funny really! Just want to thank you for being here and such a nice and clean page to dumb a load of crap on to get going with the day ;-)

Testimonial Note from Anni Wonder on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup

750 words has changed my life. I needed this platform for so many reasons. I’m so glad it exists and am happy to pay the $5 a month to have the outlet!

Testimonial Note from Shanna Martin on Sun, Nov 04
1 cup

I like starting my day with 750 words because it frees my mind so it can sing with the birds. When I first wake up, my mind is like a restless and waterless place, but after 750 words, it is swept and put in order.

Testimonial Note from Wandering Willie on Sun, Nov 04
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I, too, like the idea of badges for completed days but also a way to indicate how many times I’ve completed the various streak badges. It seems I’ve been unable to get past a 15 day streak since I started in 2012 and I think seeing a little counter on the streak badges would be inspiring, not just as a carrot, because it means we get the badge again (sort of) but because it would be a bit of a stick, too, to see just how many times I’ve tried lol! I’m actually really curious to see how many times I’ve got to those lower ones over the years!

New Feature Vote from Darcy Conroy on Sat, Nov 03
2 cups

This site helped me with my fear of the blank page. After completing the October challenge I now have the confidence I could write any day about anything with no doubts.

Testimonial Note from Luka Lovre on Sat, Nov 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Luka Lovre on Sat, Nov 03
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Chat Errant on Fri, Nov 02
37 cups

It finally happened. I missed October 29th. My first absent day since July 2012.

So I’ve picked myself up, and started again. Because this is a habit now, part of the rhythm of my life, and I am happy about that. Sure, I liked seeing the numbers go up. But I’m also happy to know that I didn’t actually need the numbers to go up.

Testimonial Note from Benjamin Schapiro on Thu, Nov 01
10 cups
Improve the writing page

Better sync. I lost writing data a couple times by loading another empty tab when I had a full one somewhere else.

New Feature Vote from Nunya Business on Wed, Oct 31
1 cup

this is a pretty cool service, motivate to train writing skill, ideally for me, exactly what I was looking for. (Alex G like it :), read, write and train your brain with Readlax –

Testimonial Note from Oleksandr Golovatyi on Tue, Oct 30
2 cups
More Badges for Accomplishments

First, completed days is an item that is already tracked on our stats page, but does not have any badges associated with it. Here are potential levels for completed days: 7, 30, 100, 365, 500, 750, 1,100, 1,500, 2,000+. We can use different modes of transportation (crawl, walk, run, bike, canoe, car, train, fly, spaceship) as the badge theme.

Second, I’d rather have a completed day badge beside my name, showing completed progress rather than a streak badge that may end because I was travelling. It’s a more helpful indicator of progress for those that cannot write every single day.

New Feature Request Note from Shawn Gervais on Mon, Oct 29
1 cup
Improve the Today page

Liked the different color bars in the bar chart the “View Today’s Stats” page. The coloured bars were up for a few days, now they’re back to mono colours (blue only).

The different colour bars were a nice touch. Bring them back!!!

New Feature Vote from Dr. Bessie ✍️ on Mon, Oct 29
1 cup
Improve the Today page
New Feature Vote from Dr. Bessie ✍️ on Mon, Oct 29
1 cup
Writing prompts

Each day, you can choose to write based on a pre-selected prompt. Special stats for each prompt (e.g. how many writers used it, the kind of responses it drew). Maybe take suggestions for prompts from site users; if yours is selected, you get a free month.

New Feature Request Note from Milt Deherrera on Fri, Oct 26
5 cups
Markdown Formatting

I would absolutely love being able to format my writing. I sometimes use this as a space to organize thoughts or just to blurt out a ton of ideas and there have been a lot of times where I’ll go into past writings and my lists have transformed into a mash of words strung together. I’m sure you’ve gotten this before but being able to enable markdown would make the formatting function a little richer, and I’m sure would be useful for those of us who occasionally export a piece we wrote to use in a blog. Thanks so much, I love the site!

New Feature Request Note from Blair on Thu, Oct 25
1 cup
Secure server for writing

There’s no such thing as too much security. This is the one feature that will make or breaks my continued use of this site.

New Feature Vote from Kairi Gray on Wed, Oct 24
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from A. Nonymous on Wed, Oct 24
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Sophia on Tue, Oct 23
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Sophia on Tue, Oct 23
1 cup
A better mobile site

The mobile site should be made easier and compatible. Unlike the computer which it has no mouse, so touch-based is essential.

New Feature Vote from Thant Synn Win on Mon, Oct 22
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Rachel Denhollander on Sun, Oct 21
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Rachel Denhollander on Sun, Oct 21
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from georgina on Fri, Oct 19
15 cups
Little Train Engine badge

Use Cups of Encouragement to let writers give the Little Train Engine badge to other writers to encourage them to keep on writing. Whether it’s someone on their 6th day of writing or someone on their 1,357th day of writing, let writers know that we’re all rooting for each other to keep going.

New Feature Request Note from Patron Andres Esquivel on Fri, Oct 19