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

Kyle Shaw
Jim Matlock
Lily Marks
Chris Zakharoff
Nikki Wood
Brenda Faverio
Becca Burns
Mattia
Crystal
Rebecca Harris
Debra Ferreday
Nancy Grossman
Detrick DeBurr
mohit jaswal
kristin milton
Glenn Yuyama Hansen
G. W. Moore
Joseph Michael Culhane
Mike Diamond
Yola Smith
calliaphone
Lisa Whiteaker
Kyle B Schroeder
Christina Xu
Jan Morse
Marc Mongeon
Jane Donaldson
Sapna Shah- Mitra
M Medved
Louise Ferndale
Ramona Fowler
AJK
Jack
Kim Baxter
BrentJB
W1-D2
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Justin Thomas
Emma Schouten
SHIAN T.
Sage Borgmastars
Katia LeMone
rylie lockerman
Lynn Porter
Jo Gatford
abby
Julia Crane
Kellianne Benson
Christina Philipps
Stephen Tackett
R Michael Gadbaw
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Lorenza Ramirez
Lauren Roche
Melissa B
Jen Elliott
J.O.Shinn
Billye Roberts
Shaun Ryan
Magnus Lebowski
Janet Werther
Alex Cuervo
D Crichlow
Aoife NaSolas
Chaille Stidham
Ren Hall
John Holcroft
Ethan Wethern
Noah Potts
LauraThere
Anthony Merante
NocturnalRites
Sallie T
Sophia
John A Ingham
Lauren HK
Vanessa Fuller
marcia shannon
Becka Janse
Patty Mathews
la hoy
Bobo Banzai
Timur M. Atnashev
Katie Monroe
Tracy Winter
Terry Knapp Jr.
Jack Bharucha
Gurgen Tumanyan
Joshua Biggs
Jeff Thelen
Cathy Zhang
Julie Benesh
Kathleen Murphy
Crius Uranus
Williamwonka
Elizabeth Savage
Linus Édouard Delacroix
Alice
Lena Josef Vreeland
Alison Smart

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

After I think I’ve run out of things to say is often when I write the most interesting things.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sun, May 12
1 cup

I didn’t write first thing in the morning today. I watched the clock all morning and afternoon until I could sit down and write. Feel so much better now.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sat, May 11
1 cup

Julia Cameron refers to Morning Pages as taking your shadow out for coffee. Here’s to a regular coffee date with my shadow.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Fri, May 10
1 cup

As someone with BPD, OCD and a bunch of other rubbish things, this site really helps me get focused. Sometimes I write blog posts here, other times it’s just a blurb of nonsense or venting. Either way, I enjoy it!

Testimonial Note from Matthew Martin on Thu, May 09
5 cups

750 words is helping me write my book!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Brown-Shook on Thu, May 09
1 cup

My desk is in front of the window facing my backyard, and I like to look outside while I’m writing 750 words. Thanks for making me more observant.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Thu, May 09
1 cup

When something irritates me, I will often make a mental note to save my rant for 750 words. Thanks for helping me complain less.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Wed, May 08
1 cup

On the occasional day when I can’t write my 750 words until later in the evening, I have a worse day than when I can get up and write before doing anything else. Thanks for improving my days.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Tue, May 07
1 cup
Custom "time zones"

I’m a night person and I’ve accidentally lost my streak several times after forgetting to get my words down before midnight. I prefer to write around 4AM – but still consider those words tied to the previous date for the sake of data tracking. It would be awesome to be able to create custom “time zones” to accommodate night owl writers.

New Feature Request Note from Andy on Sun, May 05
1 cup
A better mobile site sot of newbie on the site. I do wish there was an app,but I like the workaround I have figured out.

I bought a Jelly COmb Bluetooth keyboard and just log into the site through my phone’s web browser, unfold the wireless keyboard, and type away on y phone. It is kind like being on the computer but instead on my phone or kindle fire. I don’t need an app When I have the.
However, I wish there was an offline feature. A friend has a farm and I cannot go out there and keep up my streak because there is no internet. If the website had an app that would upload later but know when it was typed, that would help me to keep more consistent I think.

New Feature Vote from CHERYL KESSELL on Sat, May 04
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Aneesa Bodiat on Fri, May 03
4 cups
Mobile App for 750 Words

Hello,

We are all in a world of smartphones and an app for writing our daily 750 words would make our lives so much easier. I am spending all my Cups of Patronage for this feature request. I know there are enough people out there who like me would love to have an mobile app for 750words.com.

Thanks,
Siri

New Feature Request Note from Siri P on Thu, May 02
1 cup
Testimonial Note from Yannis Lobaina on Thu, May 02
1 cup

A friend in a Fb writing group posted a link to this website, and I signed up for the April Challenge. Sadly I did not complete the challenge, missing day 24 and a couple more after I failed. But I was so encouraged by lasting as long as I did that I signed up for the May challenge! And this is my cup of penance that I promised if I failed the April one. But it’s really a ginormous cup of gratitude!

Testimonial Note from Sally Logan on Tue, Apr 30
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Davoud Ratsgou on Mon, Apr 29
2 cups

This site has helped me so much in my recovery from a stroke that left me with a diminished ability to type and to concentrate. I have seen my typing speed increase a little over the past two months I have been writing, and I am now thinking more critically about paragraph structure, developing better narratives, and even writing for fun, rather than just for occupational therapy. The stats help me stay motivated, and the badges are fun to earn. One thing that the world often forgets is that small things can be hard after a disability, and having attainable rewards really helps. 750 words is great!

Testimonial Note from Rowena Grey on Mon, Apr 29
20 cups

In almost eight years, I have written over 2 million words on 750 Words. I’ve been off again, on again, far too often, but now I have another streak of over a year going, and I feel sometimes like 750 is the best part of my day. I write at night, so these are not my “morning pages,” and along with brainstorming for stories and poems I also chronicle my day or bitch about my life. 750 is the catch-all for my thoughts, and sometimes the real reason I keep up on my other writing. It’s great to have the goal of keeping my streak to push me up from my comfortable seat in front of the TV and move to the (less comfortable—I need a new chair) seat in front of my computer. But 750 usually starts my writing time, and is the best warmup I’ve ever found.

Testimonial Note from Julia H. West on Sun, Apr 28
1 cup

It helps me motivate myself to write each and everyday whenever possible. It is the best thing for me. I write a short story or sometimes I continue to write a larger story with over 5,000 words. It’s all about fun.

Testimonial Note from Paul T DeBlois on Wed, Apr 24
5 cups

This sanctuary. This Safe House of Writing. It keeps expanding. It’s a vast space of quietude & freedom. When I write here, I am free here. I let go. I rest easy. No judgment. I enter this space & leave my own judgments behind. And then when I step out, I am lighter, fresher, happy. Unburdened. Writing here every day has helped me connect to myself. I am stronger! I am learning about my spirit, my courage. I have it in me. Thank you, 750 Words Team, for holding this space for us all. What a gift.

Testimonial Note from LaFemmeEnRouge on Tue, Apr 23
2 cups

I am most grateful for 750words.com as a place to give myself mental peace and clarity. I pair it with a daily meditation and creative practice. The process of writing every day has taught me how well I manage (or mismanage) my time each day, how well that mismanaged time is aligned with my values, and how I can find just about any excuse to not write (usually: too tired) the later in the day it gets. I feel far more at ease once I’ve unloaded at least 750 words here. It feels great to be a part of a community of writers, regardless of what brings us to the page.

Testimonial Note from Micheila on Mon, Apr 22
20 cups

Sometimes this site annoys me. Not the site itself, but the thought that I still have to write. All 750 words or just 200 more, doesn’t matter, I just lose motivation. Although through this site I have learned that sometimes it is really easy to write 750 words. And that I can absolutly do it.
I prefer to write (fan-)fiction on here because writing a story makes me feel more accomplished. But at times I just switch into a diary mode. Often it’s because it fills the words faster to just write about my day. Other times I use it to process really important things that happened. And right now I’ve written almost 880 000 words and my streak is 600 days strong. I’ve started 1035 days and only once forgot to upload and write the last remaining words.
And although I tell myself that I want to write fiction on here and that that is better, today as I revisited some old entries I’m equally if not more grateful for the ‘diary’ entries I’ve written. Inbetween days my soul is laid bare here and integrated into the fiction parts. Being able to revisit the emotions and reactions I had is great and really helpful.
Apart from that, I love everything else too.
Before I started here, I wrote maybe 5 pages every six months. Maybe a bit more. Now I’m doing this every day, which would have been impossible to imagine just a few years ago.
My word record is not the highest, because I get distracted easily so short passages are just perfect for me and I realized that here.
Writing has become a habit. It is as simple as that. And as astounding.
But enough of my rambling, I just wanted to say how grateful I’m for this site.
I knew that, but today I really realized its importance so it was time to put it into words.

Testimonial Note from Danara Schürmann on Mon, Apr 22
1 cup

This has been probably one of the best things to ever happen to me. 750 Words has been a wonderful way to get me into the habit of writing daily. Even though sometimes the words are hard to come by, I never want to miss a day of writing now. It’s a wonderful way to meditate and get all the thoughts out of my head. Everyone should use this site!

Testimonial Note from Gretchen McKee on Sun, Apr 21
1 cup

I somehow came upon this site 750 words it is changing my life everyday. I get to write what is on my mind what I am saying to myself without the fear that one day in time someone like my husband will read my words. today was the first day of 10 days off . I finally did something towards the memoriaql the postcard about my mother passing came out really nice and simple now I have to go to the hall and see how things are going to be set up ans what the minister isa going to say about my mother I dont want all that singing songs and stuff Ihope people will be able to give testimony any way writing the 750 words have given me the discipline to do something everyday except weekeknds.

Testimonial Note from Wendy Elder-Burton on Sat, Apr 20
4 cups

Today I achieved my badge for writing 365 days in a row. I’m staggered and delighted in equal measure as when I started using 750words.com I found it hard to write so many words in one go. It has helped me build up my writing muscle and my flow and writing here helps to warm up each day by encouraging some mental acuity to get going for the day and to show up for writing each and every day. Onwards.

Testimonial Note from Janet Wilkinson on Thu, Apr 18
1 cup
More text analysis

I would love to have more of a deeper analysis of what the text that we wrote that day and what it means? Also having more thorough instructions, maybe even some videos that describe the best way to complete our 750 words everyday.

New Feature Vote from Franky Surroca on Thu, Apr 18
1 cup
A quarterly information dump

If the others are like me, they either export their daily words or print them off. I would suggest for our privacy, and to free up space, that every three months the site dumps content. You could send out an email a week before the scheduled dump so that all your members get one last chance to export or print before POOF! gone. Just a thought…

New Feature Request Note from The Dragon Lady on Sun, Apr 07
46 cups

750words does for me what meditation did not. I can become one with myself, which is all my joy, rage, fear, sorrow and disgust without judging myself harshly. To be utterly myself without telling myself I should be better, wiser or more loving, is the epitome of freedom. I live by one simple rule: I know all that I feel and I do what is morally right. Or more simply: I act right and feel aII I feel.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Sat, Apr 06
1 cup

Let’s try it!

Testimonial Note from Kateryna Kuvshinova on Thu, Apr 04
7 cups

I just completed the March Challenge and I cannot believe how much I have grown. Giving me a goal to write 750 words everyday for a month and helped me to develop a habit of writing. As I embark on my Ph.D., 750 words has been instrumental in helping me develop as a writer!

Testimonial Note from Douglas C. McCall on Tue, Apr 02
5 cups
A better mobile site

A better mobile site would really help me since I don’t always have access to a computer when I’m in the mood for writing. But still an amazing website where everyone feels welcome to write… perfect

New Feature Vote from Emanuel on Tue, Apr 02