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

Andrew Geswein
Lizbett Benge
Allison Ousnamer
Antonia Nicols
Brad Lyons
Connie Ragen Green
Jayne Huddleston
Joshua Burcham
Laura Malinowski
lenore pfiffig
Danielle
Trac
Shivani Ranchod
Hannah Yeiser
Christopher Boggs
Lizzy Myers
Marcos Polanco
Angela Bingham
Ellina Mambetalieva
Miss Crabby
Michelle Banga
Clare Dornan
Sammmy Lopez
Alexandra Musser
christine odonnell
Laura Joy
Peter Mc Cullagh
Drhue Robinson
Brian Realbuto
Alexander Smithson
Jen
Marilyn Richard Figueroa
Patrick Zeinert
DB
Rebecca N M Hawk
Matthew T.S. Rousseau
Rianna Lemon
Chuck Kierpiec
Anne
Charles Haine
Diane Brenner
Caitlin Jamali
Laura Tesman
Rhonda Walsingham-Colonna
Dave Mac
Yuli Ban
Heather deViveiros
Mauler
Jennifer Nickels
William Ames
Brandon Parker
RLA
Jing He
Reta Glass
Amelia C Anderson
Emily Abigail
Matt Lai
Chancelrie
Grace Garwood
anecdotist
Niki M
Kathryn Butterworth
Kelly Exeter
Tiffany Kudo
Sara J Orin
Ed O'Driscoll
Kinjens
Juliet Wahleithner
Sturdy Knight
Tracey Izatt
Cameron Byrd
Cathy Peterson
chakkamoru
Michael Holmes
Catherine Nelson
JAY ES KAY
doug
Brandi Holmes
Sarah Arnold
Brian Whipple
Gary Wolf
Stephanie A.
Emily J.
Kate Rutter
Ghost
Benjamin Platt
Sarah Samson
Grace Chun
K Cunnyngham
Maggie Tulliver
Carrie
Kerri Love
Jessica Ellis
Colleen Heidrich
Lisa Vandepol
Christina Mastro
Alex Norby
Kris
Chris Holle
Mohamed Bedri

Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups

I’ve been a member of 750 Words for a few years now after learning about the benefits of writing stream of consciousness Morning Pages via Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. Having a tool that enables me to do this exercise digitally has been a game changer. I’ve been recovering from surgery for the past month and this has been an incredible routine to uphold. It has honestly made me a happier, more optimistic person and it has started a positive ripple effect of establishing other healthy habits, including meditation, exercise, learning a new language, and even the small and simple act of making my bed every morning! Thank you 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Taylor on Mon, Aug 27
1 cup
More text analysis

This would be a great addition!

New Feature Vote from Taylor on Mon, Aug 27
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

This would be a wonderful addition!

New Feature Vote from Taylor on Mon, Aug 27
1 cup
Make the cutoff later than midnight

Would be great if I can write past midnight and still have it count for the same day. As someone who usually writes here at the end of the day, I lost my streak because I wrote an entry at like 12:05. Would be great if you can extend it until like 2 or 3 am before the date switches over.

New Feature Request Note from Ragtime Annie on Sat, Aug 25
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Tyler Webster on Thu, Aug 23
2 cups

I enjoy the morning routine of writing for myself with no real goal other than to write the thoughts in my head down.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Thompson on Thu, Aug 23
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I concur!

New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Thompson on Thu, Aug 23
2 cups
More badges please!

Please add in more badges! I love collecting things.

Also, it would be nice to do another NaNo badge this year.

New Feature Request Note from Elizabeth Thompson on Thu, Aug 23
1 cup
More text analysis

To be able to look at stats for a location of days. E.g. By weeks, months, quarters or years.

New Feature Vote from Claud Williams on Thu, Aug 23
1 cup
A better mobile site

A Mobile app would be LOVELY – but until you get there, could we at least have a way to force save from phones and tablets please? :)

New Feature Vote from Catherine Mitchell on Wed, Aug 22
1 cup
Badges

I hereby request new badges! I haven’t had one in more than 2-1/2 years.

New Feature Request Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Wed, Aug 22
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from AlphaLord on Tue, Aug 21
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from AlphaLord on Tue, Aug 21
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from AlphaLord on Tue, Aug 21
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from AlphaLord on Tue, Aug 21
2 cups
Different word count goals

I think that it would be nice if you could choose your word count goal, instead of having a fixed number of 750 words. This would be useful for when you would like to write more than just 750 words and would help people feel greater satisfaction in doing so. I think that this could easily become a good addition to the 750 words site and hope that it is someday incorporated into this website.

New Feature Request Note from AlphaLord on Tue, Aug 21
1 cup
Forgiveness Cup

In exchange for a cup of patronage, one day of missed writing can be erased from the record and the writing streak maintained. The option is only available one time a month, used in case of unexpected events or emergencies that disable people from being able to write even if they want to.

New Feature Request Note from Chelsea Adams on Tue, Aug 21
1 cup

I just hit 250,000 words here at 750Words.com. Over the past 10 months, I’ve regularly had the opportunity (ha ha) to come to terms with the quantity and quality (or lack thereof) of the actual content I currently have within my head and soul. That’s part of the process for me, so I go with it.

I’ve created some amazing things in my life through this discipline and commitment and whatever it leads me to find out about me. Good, bad, indifferent.

As a result, I’ve developed different ways to use this writing time and space. One method is to work with and journal on affirmations. On days I do that, the after-writing analysis deems my writing to be “Self-Important.” (Really, my work with affirmations has been to battle feelings of being less worthy than others.)

Anyone else here work with affirmations and find that designation curious? Why is there not, say, a “self-flagellating” designation? I’d love to hear what others think and if anyone else works with affirmations. Cheers and Happy Writing!

Testimonial Note from Tanna Marie on Thu, Aug 16
1 cup

I have to say that 750 Words has taken a girl who writes and turned her into a writer, by making me committed to coming in here every day and working on things that I’m writing. I haven’t been perfect, but I find that the monthly challenges have driven me that much more to work hard and keep going. I’m so grateful!

Testimonial Note from Erin Hartley on Wed, Aug 15
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Rebecca Henderson on Tue, Aug 14
1 cup

Want to know what 750 Words has done for me?
I’m using my last cup to tell you this.
750 Words has made me stop..and..think! Because I can write whatever I please, I feel free. But knowing someone is watching to see if I am doing what I promised to do is making me read my own writing. I’m trying to define what my voice is. To give it a temporary handle I have called it “Hitchcock/Bombeck”. Dark, but a little sweet.
And wonders of wonders I’m trying to clean up my language. Now I know why & how the sign buried beside my computer is there,… it’s a truth. It sez “You know that little thing inside your head that keeps you from saying things you shouldn’t? Yeah, I don’t have one of those.” Ouch!
750 Words is the place where those things I shouldn’t say are going. This also where I hope someday a good copywriter will grow from.

Thank you for sharing this site with us. Thank you for allowing us to have our own safe little world what we can call a good place.

Testimonial Note from Pamela Gunderson on Mon, Aug 13
3 cups

Recently, I lost my great grandmother which has been a very difficult thing to experience, but also to watch other family members go through. Having a space that is private, electronic, and has things like badges and challenges and reminder notes have given me a space to express myself fully without feeling self indulgent. It may sound silly, but I find it hard to dedicate time to just journal for my own benefit or just because. But having this site that provides some sense of accomplishment or motivation has made me feel like I’m really doing something just by letting go of some feelings and writing them down. Thank you, Kellianne and Buster, for those daily emails and nudges, even though I don’t always listen to them. I appreciate you and this site more than you know.

Testimonial Note from Mykaela Sterris on Mon, Aug 13
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

For Android too, please. Particularly with push notifications reminding me to keep up my streak!

New Feature Vote from Celina Ecret on Mon, Aug 13
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Thanks for helping me write every day! I’d love to have a search bar to search my previous posts for keywords.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Aug 12
1 cup

Things in my life just seem to make more sense when I’m writing every day. I can see patterns, gain more perspective, not get so overwhelmed. And for that, I am grateful

Testimonial Note from Fiona Byrne on Sun, Aug 12
1 cup
Option to Add Pages

I don’t know if you can set a subroutine to allow multiple instances of writing in a day or something, but I do morning and evening journals and I find typing to be a much more eco-friendly way to handle this (even though I love my pretty composition notebooks, I don’t love the carbon footprint). It would be lovely if there was a way to incorporate multiple sessions in a day somehow.

New Feature Request Note from Kaedan Clockwork on Sat, Aug 11
1 cup

The new membership feature came as a total surprise. I feel that $5 is a bit much, since I give the same amount to several creators on Patreaon and receive much more in return. Perhaps if there were more features, but at this point, I don’t see what 750 words is offering that my text editor does not, beyond a few ‘fun’ features. In fact I would be willing to pay less for limited features. I’d be in at $1, but $5, or $60 per year, just doesn’t make sense to me.

Sorry, it’s been a fun ride. But alas, I think I will be doing my daily journaling elsewhere.

Testimonial Note from B Von Buescher on Sat, Aug 11
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I write on my phone and iPad a lot, but the website doesn’t work at all on either. If even just a very rudimentary version was made where all you could do was write and save the writing, it would make a big difference to me, since copy-paste from phone/iPad to laptop is not a very quick process.

New Feature Vote from Cecilie Lolk Hjort on Sat, Aug 11
2 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from karla gil on Thu, Aug 09
1 cup
Secure server for writing

The one thing I worry about is my writing being exploited.

New Feature Vote from karla gil on Thu, Aug 09