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

Mike Lee
natassha
Kendra Hodgson
Jonathan
Stan Michael
Anna nunziata
Danielle LeCourt
Rico Moorer
Jane K
V.R. Gregg
Laurie Van Metre
D.J. Windsor
Anna Reedy
Armando Gonzalez
Marilyn Richard Figueroa
Jessica Lackaff
Elizabeth Davis
Outi Condit
Ben Strackany
Bronwen Hyde
Sylvi King
Fiona Tighe
June
Karli Schoenleber
Patrick Zeinert
Jermaine Archer
Kayla Caballero
Rebecca Stanley
Jillian Langston
Stephanie A
Erin Gunther
Jessica Scott
Becka Janse
Lars Lien Ankile
Lyndsay B.
Mad Mocha
Timothy Harnedy
Barbara Mikalson
Sarah
merc
Megan Gauglitz
Ashley Siegrist
Yvette Patterson
Mikael Short
RJ
Matt McMahon
Marisa Brandt
Sweetie Pie
Zachary Kahn
Jordan
Danara Schürmann
Ana Alonso
Adam Edward Trdan-Schmidt
julia porter
Josh Coyle
shnend
Kegan Whaley
Stabbye LaCroix
Sue Portman
Rüdiger Bergien
Christine Cossios
Kimberly Elder
matthew hessler
Rebecca Silliman
CTRowley
AltaWit
Nina Keener
Joe McCready
Tim Hammond
Audrey
WhiteBridge
Timothy Ryan
Gina Sigel
ashley hamilton
Tomasz Raven
Jay Stewart
Jack Pringle
Claire Biggs
Joan Spohrer
Emily Verla Bovino
Julian Deane
Jeanette Sonner
Chris Zakharoff
Sharon Williams
dorien
billy bicket
Andrew Flintoff
Jennifer Thompson
Niko Alexander
Nancy Lee
Abigail Ramsden
Juniper Coyote
J. Wynona
Jesse Welton
Farhan Ali
Alorac
doreen cutonilli
Rebecca Chaperon
Addison
Vinit Ajmani

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

That was a while ago, in 2012, when I first heard about this site. 750 Words was recommended as a helpful tool to students at the creative writing class. I started using 750 words, and I am still using it, when I need to focus on writing or just want to get in touch with my thoughts.
Thank you 750 Words for the creative flow!

Testimonial Note from Laura Feldberga on Wed, Aug 12
1 cup

I was recommended to 750 Words by Leesa Renee Hall. Her special Patreon community has motivated me to write more for myself and explore my curiosities, dreams, as well as my unconscious biases, and 750 Words has really helped me on this journey! I’m looking forward to seeing how I grow (and also to get those badges along the way)!

Testimonial Note from Ryookyung kim on Tue, Aug 11
1 cup

The Netherlands are currently struggling with a heat wave. Which makes it difficult (if not impossible) to sleep. But at least something good came out of this: tonight I got my Night Bat badge.

Testimonial Note from Ingeborg Kooiman on Mon, Aug 10
10 cups

Oh glorious website. You are absolutely a gem in the rough wilderness of the Internet. Please don’t change. (I mean it, you’re great!) Thanks to you I have written nearly a quarter-million words, many that will eventually be crafted into a memoir. I’m super grateful.

Testimonial Note from Obie Fernandez on Mon, Aug 10
6 cups

I want to thank 750 Words on a festive occasion: I just finished my first 100-day streak! I joined in early May after a friend recommended the site and never stopped. I have written over 100,000 words on the site in these first 100 days. You developed the PERFECT tool for me to hold myself accountable and write every day! On many days, I continue to write off site—but 750 Words is my starting point for this every day. Although I cannot fully explain why, being able to see the statistics and the streak length really helps me keep going, as do the monthly challenges and the lovely, silly badges. I am typically a total tightwad, so the fact that I shell out $5/month and have made donating my “reward” after my July streak is a huge testimony to the service you provide. Thank you, 750 Words! – Antje

Testimonial Note from Antje Anderson on Sun, Aug 09
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Yaaaaaayyyy

New Feature Vote from Al Wilson on Sat, Aug 08
1 cup
note for next day

i woiuld type as usual and if i think of something. to mention to me the next day

= i would use this to put a small note above my writing space

then i can continue writing as usual. would be amazing for so many reasons!!

New Feature Request Note from Darryl Dexter on Sat, Aug 08
1 cup
More text analysis

The categories are a bit lacking. For one, I think it would be a pretty useful and important category for text analysis to be on body/health.

If slang could be interpreted more accurately (f*ck is not always a sexual word, lol) that would help the accurate interpretation of text as well.

New Feature Vote from Jessica Chai on Fri, Aug 07
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Camille Dent on Thu, Aug 06
1 cup

I thought, I could live without it.
And surly I can. I could. But why?
Having this page open next to my work saves my brain from overloading. This is the best way to dump whatever the monkey messed up and start my work or day in a clear and calm way. Knowing, that all this writing is perfect as it is. That fact it is uneditable calms my mind knowing, that there are still perfectly unperfect places in this world. Love this. Sendig all my love and a hug in the world!

Testimonial Note from Daniela Grego on Thu, Aug 06
7 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Khazna Chami on Tue, Aug 04
1 cup

Dear reader,

I wish you guts, guts, and yet more guts! Write whatever it is you really want to say. You can.

“Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
― Sylvia Plath

Testimonial Note from Al Wilson on Tue, Aug 04
1 cup

oh my goodness oh my goodness as Annie in the musical would say, how did I manage to miss a day? yesterday is blank and there is a wee note when you click on the date – oops missed a day. I don’t know how I did that but perhaps I got distracted. I so love doing 750 words and yes I was doing a washing and did keep on my laptop and then go back to it, but hey, I missed a day. well what can I say but am so sorry! I have no excuse well except I guess I have a lot on my mind at present and am hoping to clear clutter before Friday when the lady comes to discuss my new kitchen. but yes am astonished after all this time that I could forget that I hadn’t don’t my day. I guess it shows that am a bit more grown up and realising that in a way it is good to be able to get back to the egg and make a new start and look forward to a new age? and new resolve? this is such a good way to start the day and having a gap is like one of my baby teeth coming out but will learn from it and the next time I reach a new badge for like a hundred days and then five hundred and then a year for goodness sake well I can look back and think I made it, Am an achiever and you do me proud 750- onwards and upwards will get there and be a newby for a wee while it will be good for me. (my recent project has been to not have too big wedge that is coloured purple so this will be good for me to achieve that.) have a good week and stay safe! love from Marilyn (Mana) xxxx

Testimonial Note from Marilyn Jean Hazlett on Tue, Aug 04
1 cup

Clear Mind + More Productive

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TRY and TRY AGAIN

It was hard to begin with and I failed the first month challenge. Because I’d held everything in for so long and hesitated over writing anything. I procrastinated for many reasons…

…and the most important, amazing thing I leaned:

If you keep at it, the blocks go away. You’re fingers tingle to write, and all those ideas that clog up your brain are let out on here-

- Once they’re gone, you realize they weren’t that important…

Some snippets, some dialogue, some self-help entries…

Letting them out frees your mind to create the real stuff, the good stuff, the meaningful stuff.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?

Put in the time, trust the process, and if you don’t…

You’ll miss the opportunity to make your creative life easier and recapture the passion that you yearn for.

YOU CAN DO IT

AND if no one else does:

I believe in YOU!

Testimonial Note from Danae on Mon, Aug 03
4 cups

1111 day streak! Absolutely ecstatic about this achievement!

Testimonial Note from PS on Mon, Aug 03
1 cup

My writing has gotten stronger as a result of the practice of writing 750 words every day. I believe the practice has lead me to a devotion in my writing that I have not experienced in 45 years. That seems crazy to me, but it is true. I sometimes do not want to open the app and write, but I have been consistent because with a little thought, I get back in the saddle, start writing, and experience both lift and inspiration. I believe this writing helps me in every aspect of my life. 750 Words is a great experience for me, and I know it has strengthened my writing. My brain percolaes with ideas, and voila, I have a piece written. Incredible. Thank you so much for creating this fantastic tool. Hey anyone whose wonder if it’s “worth it” – HELL YES!!

Testimonial Note from Pamela J. Peery on Sun, Aug 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Cunningham on Sun, Aug 02
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Susan on Sun, Aug 02
1 cup

This has been a great place to do my pandemic journaling—you know, the boring day-to-day-ness of it all, who’s mad at whom and what we ate for dinner. You are real and easy and solid. Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Barrie Trinkle on Sun, Aug 02
1 cup

I havent written on here for a few weeks and i can feel the difference. It is just not the same trying to recreate this. So beneficial!

Testimonial Note from Amy Marie Ansell on Sun, Aug 02
1 cup

I discovered 750words.com while taking Margaret Atwood’s Master Class on Writing. I had it in my head that I wanted to write a novel, but found I lacked the discipline to make myself write every single day. I decided to equip myself with all the tools necessary to achieve this goal, and it all started with this website. 750 Words has kept me accountable, and I’m grateful to the creators of this site. Some of my best ideas have come from the days I really didn’t want to write, but I stuck out the challenge for two consecutive months, writing over 70,000 words and writing twelve chapters of my novel. It’s been a wild ride, and there is still no much to go! Wishing everyone else luck and joy on their writing journey.

Dina

Testimonial Note from Dina Al-Ziab on Sat, Aug 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Robin Tanamachi on Sat, Aug 01
1 cup

This site has helped carry me through the disruption of COVID. Thank you for maintaining it.

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Sat, Aug 01
1 cup

I took a break away from 750words and tried some other apps, and none of them work as well! So easy to squirrel out of writing without the count, others don’t auto save your entry and every day have to copy and paste to the correct date. It’s August and I’m back!

Testimonial Note from Shane Metcalf on Sat, Aug 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’m assuming this also means Android, but I’ll add it here just in case. Yes – an app would be wonderful. (I can maybe help with that too if it’s in Flutter)

Why:
- The mobile website logs me out every day (or my mobile browser does)
- The mobile website doesn’t fit in my mobile browser meaning I always have to scroll ever so slightly to the left when I reach a new line
- The mobile website is missing the crosses at the top with your streak.

New Feature Vote from Jeremy Rumble on Fri, Jul 31
5 cups

Well, it only took just over ten years of being on 750 words, a place that I’ve always reliably been able to drop into to do my morning pages, my fiction, emails, and anything else that I wanted to write. Well, two days I finally reached the phoenix! It was such a lovely sight to see on the badges board. It’s been really great having 750words here for so long. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Jacqueline B. on Thu, Jul 30
5 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Jacqueline B. on Thu, Jul 30
1 cup
Edit metadata of any given day

Allow me to edit metadata of any of the previous day I’ve written in. I understand the product decision of locking edits after the day is over however, sometimes I want to add in metadata at the end of the day but I don’t get back to my computer to do so before 12am to consolidate my thoughts and add in those metadata.

The biggest reason I got onto the platform was its analytics functionality and it would be great if we’re able to have better leg room to edit those data points

New Feature Request Note from Jerome Wong Zhen Hao on Wed, Jul 29
10 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I just can’t wait for the day when there will be a mobile app and I can write my words on my iphone. that day will come. I am hopeful. for now using all my cups of patronage towards it.

New Feature Vote from Siri P on Mon, Jul 27
10 cups
Email support & Schedule time off glitch

Be very careful with “Schedule time off” glitch. I was sick a month ago. I scheduled time off on the same day (as sickness happened), but some glitch happened and I lost my 730 days streak, even though I did write 750 words quota (by changing time zones when I realised that feature didn’t work). My streak was gone. Just imagine, 2+ years worth of keeping up good work, even when things are very hard, is gone not due to me doing something wrong, but due to silly bug on website…

Of course, I contacted support right away. I have already sent 2 emails. But 40 days later after intiial email – nothing, just a new streak counting up (which is not celebratory anymore but more annoying and triggering). It’s hard time for everyone but 40 days later without any reply is at best not business like and at worst inhumane.

It’s very unjust. First, it was feature glitch. Second, it was “ghosting”.

So, yes, I have two feature requests –
a) to fix this feature;
b) to actually have some customer support.

I know it’s hard times, but it’s hard times for everyone and no one canceled common curtesy of even just replying and saying: “Sure, we’ll look into it, give us couple of weeks, we’re too busy”. Waiting for reply for 2-3 weeks during hard times is okay, but when it’s months… this is getting too unserious.

New Feature Request Note from Roxy on Sun, Jul 26