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

Abigail Schuhen
Katie Jensen
Stephanie Ice
Jua Rountree
D.W.
Booglysticks
Timur M. Atnashev
Ziggyboo
Gary Isaac Wolf
Jim Matlock
Jod Pharo
Lily Marks
Novera King
Becca Burns
Kiana Capiga
Rebecca Harris
Tracy Persson
Mary
Dee
Alton Pelowski
Joseph Michael Culhane
Akanbi Williams
Nick Karczmarzyk
Yola Smith
calliaphone
Holly White Roddam
Effuah Gbor
Claire
Sabreen
Katherine Marie
Line Hollis
Tristan Kneschke
sarah marie
M Medved
Louise Ferndale
Martin McGovern
Lynn Porter
Diane Keen
Max O.
R Michael Gadbaw
Sean Cunningham
Lorenza Ramirez
Marvin Ahboltin
Melanie Anderson
Maylin Tu
Christina Xu
Jan Morse
Janet Werther
Aoife NaSolas
Lisa Marie Carnahan
AJK
Ren Hall
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Laura TS
Anthony Merante
Ujjwala Murthy
Juniper Nichols
Lauren HK
Toby McMaster
Vanessa Fuller
Jayne
Patricia O'Leary
Becka Janse
Jen Elliott
J.O.Shinn
Billye Roberts
Shaun Ryan
Katie Monroe
Terry Knapp Jr.
Mike Allen
Jennifer Stewart
Maureen
Jacqueline Hill
Maria Isergill
Marvin Mitchell
Mikester
Julie Benesh
Mary Sekiya
Crius Uranus
Williamwonka
Linus Édouard Delacroix
Ky Anderson
NocturnalRites
Alice
Alison Smart
Sara c
Nazeer Khan
Hanna T
Mohit Sawhney
Angela Schöner
mohit jaswal
Jerzy Kufel
Ann Miller
Angela
s j bennett
Jim Barlow
la hoy
Grant Ashfield
Dennis Martinez

Notes of inspiration from members

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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from renida on Tue, Oct 23
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from renida 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
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

Liked the different colours in the bar chart to match my mood. Now their back to one colour – please restore the colour-coded bar chart.

New Feature Vote from Dr. Bessie on Fri, Oct 19
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Dr. Darren Garside on Thu, Oct 18
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

And +3 too to badge counts (I’d specialise in being a Pegasus…)

New Feature Vote from Dr. Darren Garside on Thu, Oct 18
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Lauren Trucksess on Thu, Oct 18
1 cup

To whoever the heck reads this,
These darker hours of the morning, when the stars are just visible and the streets are dim and cold, we find our usual place, by the window. Open the computer and type in ‘75’ then quickly ‘Enter’ as the sentences start pouring out. Dexterous fingers command a supply of ink that must be infinite. Darling beams break through the window, over the horizon, warming our hands as they write. A smile creeps up on our cheek. We close the computer to address the stunning landscape. The shapes of peoples noses as they laugh. The redness of their cheeks as the dark charming eyes of a stranger permeate their thinly-veiled form. The greatest challenge now, is to forget writing, and endure the eternity hahahem remain open to inspiration, until twilight the next morning.

Testimonial Note from Keagan O'Donoghue on Thu, Oct 18
1 cup
A better mobile site

I would LOVE to see a more robust mobile site. One that offers similar features to the full site. For now, it is good enough when I need to write and all I have is my phone. But it still leaves a lot to be desired.

New Feature Vote from Carrie Marten on Wed, Oct 17
1 cup

I have to say I have tried 750 several times. And many may use this for writing fiction or non-fiction. But I have found it is more useful as a daily journal in helping me stay organized at work and home. It has become a great place for me to collect my thoughts throughout the day and keep track of them over time. In this way 750 has really developed into a tool of value for me. And maybe someday I will try writing fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, but for now, this is a great place that helps me show up everyday. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Carrie Marten on Wed, Oct 17
1 cup

This site has enables me to focus on my writing as a full time activity in my life. Since joining in April of 2018 I have written and published two books of more than 30K words, as well as contributing to and publishing a book of baseball short stories. I am now a writer and 750 Words validates my choice. I have also shared this site with thousands of people who have each benefited in their own way. Thank you, Buster and Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Connie Ragen Green on Sun, Oct 14
10 cups

Just went past 4 million words tonight. I’m totally awestruck. It’s not publishable for sure, but it’s my life I’m writing—and it’s been a great joy to do it. I know that I would never have been able to write so consistently except for 750 Words. Thank you again and again, Buster and Kellianne—and all the rest of you in the sweet writing community on this site. Peace and blessings to you all.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Sat, Oct 13
1 cup

I’ve not been doing this for very long, but I love it so much and I think I’ve really been able to dump things out of my brain with the 750 words, and I think I’ve been much more creative without all the junk in the way.

Testimonial Note from Amanda Feeser on Sat, Oct 13
1 cup
Badge Count

I’d like to be able to see how many times I earned a badge.

i.e. How many times I’ve made it 3 days in a row, or 100. How many times I’ve gotten the earlybird or cheetah, etc.

New Feature Request Note from Hannah Filer on Sat, Oct 13
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from praveen on Fri, Oct 12
1 cup

Aren’t you darling?! I had planned to use up my 30 free days and then decide whether to join, but after four days I just couldn’t wait any longer. I’m in. This is such a cute, great, motivating idea and I believe I’m joining a great community. Regardless of each person’s end goal of writing, doing it daily like this is the best meditation going. Thank you, and hi everybody!

Testimonial Note from Sue Ann Wolff on Fri, Oct 12
40 cups

I have written every day for 2,121 days. Sometimes I was sick, sometimes it was late, sometimes I had nothing to say and said over and over and most times I came to the blank page and felt I had nothing to say yet poured out my heart and left sorrow and pain on the page and left the chair in front of the computer screen, feeling lighter.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Fri, Oct 12
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I think the badges are one of the most encouraging parts of this website! Definitely keep them coming!

New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Lazo on Thu, Oct 11
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Emily DeArdo on Wed, Oct 10
33 cups
Change website font

Plz revert the change to this comic-sans-like font?

New Feature Request Note from Lamb Shanks on Wed, Oct 10
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Susan Hu on Tue, Oct 09
5 cups
percentage of days posted since start

This may already exist and I don’t know where to find it, but I was thinking today about the number of days out of the total since I started that I HAVE posted; even though I’ve had many broken streaks, I’m guessing that the percentage of days since joining the site that I have posted has to be pretty high. But I can’t find anywhere to retrieve this info. It would be a pick me up when I break a streak, though, to be able to say “yes, but my overall average is 99.99% :-DDD

New Feature Request Note from Melissa Hoagland on Tue, Oct 09
2 cups

When I was a kid in school I used to love to write. I would carry a notebook around with my everywhere I went. But as I got older, I loved the idea of writing but I drifted further and further from actually doing it every year that went by. Using 750 Words has helped me get back into writing again. Waking up and using it to sit and type out my thoughts on the day has broken a block living inside me and made it easier to write in a more structured way again and pursue doing what I love again. Writing has always been so important to me and 750 Words has given that back to me after years of not being able to tap into my “muse.”

Testimonial Note from Julia Whitesell on Tue, Oct 09
1 cup

To Buster: My stats page looked really weird tonight. I don’t mind the colorful banner at the top, but my badges were all over the page. I’d much rather they were in simple rows as they were before. I do love the aqua color on some of the drop down menus. Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Mon, Oct 08
2 cups
New Badge Theme

First, you have badges for streaks (days in a row) but no badges for completed days. Completed days shows an accumulation of total progress and you are already collecting this statistic. Here are potential levels for completed days: 7, 30, 90, 180, 365, 750, 1,000, 1,400, 1,800, 2,500. Gives people in the 1,000+ day streak additional badge opportunities as well.

Second, I’d rather have a completed day badge beside my name, showing progress even if intermittent, than a streak badge that may end because I was travelling.

New Feature Request Note from Shawn Gervais on Sun, Oct 07
1 cup

I have just started therapy and I have been using 750 Words as a place to deposit all the stuff that is coming up and out during my sessions and while I do my “homework”. I realize that writing has always been my salvation, and I have let it languish for far too long. the pen is rusty, but it still writes. Thank you, 750 Words, for being my safe space.

Testimonial Note from Tori MK on Sat, Oct 06