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

Tatiana Vargas Maia
Marg B
Jan
James R (Randy) Fromm
Harley Stagner
Max Eddy
David Russell
Angus Hutchison
Stephen Beck
Maggie McGlothin
Tiffany Schonbach
Sherri Caldwell
Jill Strickland
Lisa
William X
Mike Kaare Klitgaard
Joel Boomer
Treasa Minihane
Susan Mall
OPHELIA J MURRAY
Erica M Ross
Charity Jennings
Michelle Matthews
Geof Ellingham
Liam Kocher
Flenine Fuqua
Christian Jones
Ricky Dub
Chris C
Natasha Lewis
Quiana Winston
Susana Martinez-Conde
Ariele Breece
Cheryl Re
Sean McPhail
tessa g. kelly
Sylvia Méndez-Morse
Scott F Hill
Misha Ali
Daniel Miller
Lori Cox
Emily O
Mzlt
Elvis Ozoria
Gabrielle Kuzsel
Kathie Bien
Cynthia M. Ulreich
Fred Pullin
Jared Putman
Patty Mathews
Augustine Blaisdell
Christina Fang
Saima
Cathi Chanslor
Bianca Power
Lise Kvinnsland
Nabeel Akram
writemight
Matthew Ehrlich
Ruthie
Tina L Fleming
Will
Sue Ann Wolff
Tyler Webster
Ken Holmes
Terry Sample
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Merrilee Wineinger 😎
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Francisco Rengel
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Christopher Renak
Brit Anbacht
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Damon
Deborah Hurwitz
Bradley Heath Baker
Annez De Sahntis
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Chrissa Villanueva
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Amy Mathers
Tah Groen
Anne Madison
P.M. Ahern
Takehiko Oyama
Sophia Parsons
Dan Digna
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Jason Hoffman
Leslie Thornton
Sean Jacke
Alexei Fernandez

Notes of inspiration from members

40 cups

Although I have been with 750 Words since May 2011, and have over 2 million words here, I have never managed a huge streak . . . until now. On Christmas Eve I hit day 1000 in my current streak. I was so happy that I finally did it!

I have used this space to work through emotions, to complain about life, and very often to brainstorm for short stories, novels, and poetry. Today I worked through the death of a friend on December 23rd. So sudden, such a huge shock? Why was I angry about this? I mean I was sad, of course. But I wrote until I figured out why anger was part of my feelings. And writing about it really helped me to get a lot of what has been bottled up in me for three days out. Thank you for giving me the space, the opportunity, and the reason for doing the writing that helped me start to wrap my head around this tragic event.

Testimonial Note from Julia H. West on Sat, Dec 26
5 cups

Thank you for creating this house of quiet rebellion. Your daily encouragement has reminded me to call myself a writer; so much so that it has become my new profession, during a year when doors were closing everywhere. Without this simple, compelling discipline, I might never have gained the confidence to put one word in front of another and line them up for scrutiny. Now I have my first ghost writing client – and you to thank.

Testimonial Note from Vanessa Cobb on Thu, Dec 24
30 cups

I’m so sad. After getting to 2,181 days in a row, I accidentally missed yesterday. I’m just so sad and needed somewhere to write this where I knew people would understand.

Testimonial Note from Laura Parish on Tue, Dec 22
1 cup
Fix Time to 750 bug - "actually typing"

So, it appears that actually typing is correct on Total Time but not Time to 750. So, for example, in today’s write, I got:

Time to 750:
00:38
00:50 actually typing

Total time:
00:59
00:50 actually typing

It appears actually typing for Time to 750 is just taking the value for total time. For total, I have no doubt I typed a total of 50 minutes but since I typed 1500 words, roughly, this morning, this should probably show something like:

Time to 750:
00:38
00:34 actually typing (to 750 words)

That would be more interesting, and more correct. Cheers and have a great Monday!

New Feature Request Note from Jeff Skott on Mon, Dec 21
1 cup
Improve the site for other languages

well, i write in hebrew… and the site does not support that… i assume it’s the same for arabic and other non latin based writings… make the site avalibe to chose what side to write from.

New Feature Request Note from David Jesselson on Mon, Dec 21
55 cups
Bulk export

Hello, I appreciated this site when I used it on and off for about three years, but then I switched to hand journaling and haven’t really used this site at all in the past year. I just had to export each month individually from all that time. Please make a bulk export for people like me who are choosing to stop subscribing. Even better, an integrated cloud connection with Google Drive would’ve saved me the hassle of having to export at all. Thank you for everything, and so long. – Rebecca

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Sun, Dec 20
1 cup

I’m thankful for this website. I’m glad that even though my writing isn’t that great, I still can record some information in this website, consistently, and over time it seems like it’s adding up. I’m looking forward to reading these pages later and cringing, hopefully because my writing would have improved a bit by then.

Testimonial Note from Monti Cello on Sat, Dec 19
1 cup

I have been a 750words.com member since before 2013, and I find it to be one of the most helpful ways to organize my thoughts, keep on keeping on, and to have a place to experiment with writing haiku.

I am thrilled to see a streak building, to collect all sorts of animal badges, and I appreciate the ability to use and track metadata. I love the nonjudgmental approach, and the knowledge that there are so many writers, worldwide, who are also logging in and working out their thoughts by word and sentence.

Thank you, Kellianne and Buster, for making this safe space, and for all your work in maintaining it.

Testimonial Note from Adriana Grant on Fri, Dec 18
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Beki Lantos on Fri, Dec 18
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Autumn Arwyn on Wed, Dec 16
1 cup

Anyone who cares enough to create a space for people to write and write often is doing good work in the world. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Terri Trespicio on Tue, Dec 15
1 cup

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good supply chain management is achieved when all the flows are managed well
the goods must be of good quality and quantity and received in appropriate time

Testimonial Note from Daniel Masiga Kokonya on Tue, Dec 15
1 cup

In this crazy 2020, 750 words is the ultimate socially distanced community. We wouldn’t recognize each other in person, but there is this “knowing” when I open today’s blank page to write that others are doing the same on computers all around the world. For all of you, I hope its working…the clearing out, healing, creativity bursts, discoveries, production of words – whatever that might be. I don’t know you but I know you. Thanks to our fearless leaders for this private but positive community. Amy

Testimonial Note from Amy Waterman on Sat, Dec 12
13 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Dianne Cromwell on Mon, Dec 07
15 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I love this idea for the times I’m not at my computer.

Can we make this one very visually appealing as well/simple to use?

New Feature Vote from Dianne Cromwell on Mon, Dec 07
1 cup
Android App

We need an Android app! 750 Words is AWESOME and an app would greatly increase the visibility and usefulness.

New Feature Request Note from Bryan_with_a_why on Mon, Dec 07
1 cup

Love the simplicity of 750 words! It’s definitely like a distraction-less journal. I theoretically liked journaling but find it so much easier to type than handwrite. 750 words totally solves this for me without the distraction of having to log in to something like gmail or word. love it!

Testimonial Note from Carmen Rising on Sun, Dec 06
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love the badges. It would be nice if we could see how many times we have earned the same badge. Maybe there could be secret badges that don’t tell you how to unlock them. For example, using the word “fantastic” could unlock one. Or using 5 seasonal words could unlock a festive badge.

New Feature Vote from Alisa Wilhelm on Sun, Dec 06
1 cup

I started using 750 Words a few months ago and I wish I had known about it sooner. I haven’t missed a day since I started (though one day I wrote less than 750 words and my streak reset… tragedy). Some days I write in Portuguese to practice it. Most days I just write about my day or my silly hobbies. It doesn’t matter that I write drivel, and that’s what I love about it. Though I have always been an off-and-on paper journaler and I love the romantic notion of it, I have ugly handwriting, it’s hard to search for specific past entries, and it takes me so long to write basic stuff by hand. Plus I’m left handed so the ink always smudges. 750 words eliminates all those problems and I never feel like it’s a chore. Thank you so much for letting me vent and carry on about my boring life.

Testimonial Note from Alisa Wilhelm on Sun, Dec 06
1 cup
Annual membership

Besides offering one-time and monthly payments, could there be an annual payment/membership option?

New Feature Request Note from Pamela Palmetto on Sun, Dec 06
1 cup

I’ve gone from using this site as a scratch pad, to freewriting, to composing my papers, to a diary, and all four of those things at the same time. I love trying to break my own streaks!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Sat, Dec 05
1 cup

This site is getting me through a rough patch. Thanks! And thanks so much to Kellianne for kindly and patiently and quickly helping me sort out an issue today. You made my day!

Testimonial Note from Julia Williamson on Fri, Dec 04
1 cup

This site is getting me through a rough patch. Thanks! And thanks so much to Kellianne for kindly and patiently and quickly helping me sort out an issue today. You made my day!

Testimonial Note from Julia Williamson on Fri, Dec 04
10 cups
Non-PayPal donations!

Can we please have a way to pay without using PayPal?

New Feature Request Note from Joanie M on Fri, Dec 04
10 cups
Improve the writing page

I would like it if the writing could be double spaced

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Fri, Dec 04
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Silverai on Thu, Dec 03
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Silverai on Thu, Dec 03
1 cup

This has been great! No need for any format, it’s hit the pavement (or paper in this situation) and just write. Write freely! I save notes from school assignments, random thoughts, days activities, to do lists, anything and everything. I love 750 words and am grateful that it gives me freedom yet measure to know the bulk of what I am saving or journaling, sort of speak. I have nothing but great things to say about 750 words!

Testimonial Note from Rosemary Fifita on Wed, Dec 02
1 cup

Oh my, how I love this online hygge haven! It is like some kind of wonderful space where only your own imagination can hold you back— or send you forward. And only time tells what that really means.

I have been on this site off and on, throughout and beyond the death of the dear friend who referred me the week prior to her murder— and all the mayhem surrounding it.

This word space allowed me to work out the trauma over three years time. Sorry, Julia, but I cannot do that on the page with a pen. I tried. The tears made awkward work of the ink, and I eventually gave up.

I gave up here, too. Time and time again. Then I came back, and tried again. Not once or twice, but about a dozen times.

I still feel like the Prodigal Daughter, come home. True. But I feel forgiven 70×7, and I feel like $5 a month to have a home here is the smallest price for a space to vent, rage, grieve, and experience your own personal do over or create a new vision.

Yes, CREATE. Because after all the rage, and grief and ugly spew I had to vent out on “The Page” (here) like sicking something up, there was, is or can be something golden to be treasured under the dirt.

What you find here, if you really dig in, might be beautiful. It might even be the real you, which is beautiful indeed.

And it might be buried here, even if you’ve failed to find it elsewhere. It might be underground, buried in a depth of words you never knew you had in you until you started.

And It might be time for you to start digging …

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Dec 02
1 cup

I love the fact that I have 38 delicious Cups of Patronage and I hate it. That means I really need to write more inspired notes, vote for more features or suggest them. Too many cups! I just finished my third straight month of writing every day (plus a few days consecutive in August contiguous to September), which means I’m on day 95 today towards, I believe, my Phoenix badge.

750words keeps me on target even if I don’t feel like writing today because I’m tired, a frog just hopped into my writing nook, I’m scared of the dark, Zombies want my typewriter (not really, they want my Macbook Pro), and a million other reasons I could find not to write. I’m stuck on writing. I’ve written nearly a million words (30,000 more to go) since August 2018, and I took a lot of time off. I can never write a million words except that in about 30 days, possibly less if I hustle and have something engaging to write, I will have pass 1M words. Egads! I can ever write a million words!!

Thanks to the 750words.com team for just making an awesome platform on which I have penned three books and two partial books. I never thought it possible that I could write so much but then again I never thought I would find such a nice community in 750words.com Love this platform and thank all of you for helping me meet my goals.

Testimonial Note from Jeff Skott on Tue, Dec 01