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

Jo Gatford
abby
Julia Crane
Kellianne Benson
Stephen Tackett
Dee
Abigail Schuhen
Novera King
D Crichlow
Ethan Wethern
Gary Isaac Wolf
Jim Matlock
Effuah Gbor
Sabreen
Lily Marks
Katherine Marie
John A Ingham
Timur M. Atnashev
Becca Burns
Rebecca Harris
Elizabeth Savage
Max O.
Sean Cunningham
Ende
Booglysticks
CJ Kuseler
Joseph Michael Culhane
Ziggyboo
Yola Smith
calliaphone
Edwina Frazier
Toby McMaster
Christina Xu
Jan Morse
M Medved
Louise Ferndale
Lyman Reed
AJK
Maria Isergill
Marvin Mitchell
Lynn Porter
Kiana Capiga
Diane Keen
Tracy Persson
Mary
R Michael Gadbaw
Lorenza Ramirez
Lauren Roche
Alton Pelowski
Becka Janse
Jen Elliott
J.O.Shinn
Billye Roberts
Shaun Ryan
Scotty A
Magnus Lebowski
Janet Werther
Alex Cuervo
Aoife NaSolas
Douglas C. McCall
Andrew Harrison
Ren Hall
Akanbi Williams
Nick Karczmarzyk
Holly White Roddam
LauraThere
Anthony Merante
NocturnalRites
Claire
Jose Andrade
Line Hollis
Lauren HK
Vanessa Fuller
kristin milton
marcia shannon
Kaylois
Maylin Tu
la hoy
Tristan Kneschke
Katie Monroe
Tracy Winter
sarah marie
Terry Knapp Jr.
Susan Zee
Alba Miranda
Vasyl Pashko
Martin McGovern
Carie Juettner
Catherine Kennedy
Julie Benesh
Stevie VanBronkhorst
Debra Ferreday
Crius Uranus
Williamwonka
Linus Édouard Delacroix
Alice
Kirsten Moller
Alison Smart
Detrick DeBurr
Kim Roche

Notes of inspiration from members

3 cups

What a turbulent year. Rich in the richest ways, and some deep backslides health wise which challenged my very core. And throughout my health crisis, I wrote through all the pain. 750 Words was a safe space. I sought solace here. Deeply moving experience of writing no matter what was going on. A steadying force for me. With deepest gratitude to the creators of this site, and to everyone who writes here. 2019, bring it. I’m ready. I’m fortified. I’ve got 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from LaFemmeEnRouge on Mon, Dec 31
5 cups

I did it! 365 days of writing!!! Crossed the finish line while I was making my NYE resolutions for 2019 – and realized this means I actually kept one of my NYE resolutions for 2018 – to write on 750 Words every day for a whole year! It clears my mind, it’s my friend to natter to over coffee in the morning, my confidante on the days everything goes pear shaped, someone to rejoice with on the days everything unfolds the way it was meant to. So that means – resolutions can be kept – oh and I have made some great ones for 2019! This is going to be an amazing year!!!

Testimonial Note from Tara Baxendale on Mon, Dec 31
5 cups
Annoying Bug

When I hit more than 2k words, my editor started to jump up, just like with ipad/mobile version. I used a computer. The bug itself: you write, it jumps to showing you only last line and nothing before it. Regardless of how many times you adjust it to show more space, it goes back to seeing only last line.

It’s annoying because I cannot see what I wrote just a sentence before. And it’s scary, because there’s no other way to do 750words that would not be that buggy. I thought this bug belongs only to mobile, but apparently, it’s now on computer too.

Browser – google chrome.

PS It’s a recent bug – today is the first day when I experienced it.

New Feature Request Note from Roxy on Mon, Dec 31
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Kairi Gray on Sun, Dec 30
1 cup

Upon finding this site I thought that writing each day was a great idea, but I would adapt it for my own purposes… meaning that I would write about 4 days per week on days when I have fewer demands for my time. This lasted for one week only. Now I’ve found that since I’ve also begun reading for at least 30 minutes each day and meditate each morning that my thoughts are more available at the front of my mind and I am actually inspired to write everyday. Now, 2.5 weeks after encountering this site I’m happy to count myself among those who are writing each day! It is a very valuable habit and experience. 750 Words is now a pinned tab on my browser (1 of 5), so I’m committed to joining some of those with very long streaks one day!

Testimonial Note from James Davis-Ford on Sun, Dec 30
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I remember one challenge I ran into when I was just trying to write for 30 days, I had to log on and write all at once. If I had an app, I could maybe write in spurts- when I have inspiration?

New Feature Vote from Tracy Perthuis on Sat, Dec 29
1 cup

I don’t remember how exactly I found this site, but it was years ago…. it was probably after reading The Artist’s Way.

Anyhow, I had fallen out of the habit of writing and I remembered this amazing site. And there it was.. this wonderful place to share my thoughts, give my words a place to be and a place challenge me to keep on going.

Testimonial Note from Tracy Perthuis on Sat, Dec 29
2 cups

I just hit 60 days on the trot – only just, it’s turning midnight now, so it was a close shave!
I’ve worked out that I’m a collector, the badges do inspire me, so I’ve set myself a difficult challenge for January – I’m going after the NaNo badge, my 3rd Month challenge in a row, and reaching 250k words for another Flock badge.
However, I’ve got to make the words purposeful – they need to relate to work, content, stories – so I have to create a strategy. Otherwise it might descend into the regular stream of consciousness which is interesting to write, but serves no practical purpose. Not always necessary to do so – but in January – yes, productive words.
Love the discipline this site has helped me to develop. Thanks guys. :-)

Testimonial Note from Sue Portman on Sat, Dec 29
10 cups

I’m so thankful for 750 words and start every day with what has become a practice that I love. After morning meditation, I open up 750 words and write — whatever is in my heart, on my mind — and I find I am present to my life and this is a daily process. It’s so much a habit now that I probably don’t NEED the 750 words website, but I stay because this practice is so nurturing and comforting and sets up my every day for whatever is to come and lets me review whatever has gone on before. It helps me plan my day and my week and my life; it helps me see my patterns.
At first I needed the perks of the site — the badges and the emails and the little encouraging notes and bits. I reached 2.5 million words and have been doing this for over 2 years. If the internet went away, I would still sit down and write every morning, but I like knowing there’s a community of writers unknown to me who are also writing every day.

Testimonial Note from Karen Kowalski Singer on Sat, Dec 29
5 cups
I wish lifetime memberships could be available to purchase!

As a late adopter, I pay a monthly fee to use this site, and I’m happy to support you! That being said, I’m wondering if it would be lucrative for you to sell lifetime memberships for a larger lump sum. I would love to keep writing here forever, but as I approach the one-year anniversary of my writing on 750words.com, I’m thinking of switching to a word doc. BUT the option to buy a lifetime membership might keep me writing here forever!

New Feature Request Note from Victoria Okay on Fri, Dec 28
1 cup
More text analysis

Well, I see the text analysis is currently only available for English. Would it not be possible to have it in other language as well? I would like to have it in Afrikaans.

New Feature Vote from Emil de Villiers on Wed, Dec 26
1 cup
A better mobile site

The visibility on the mobile site will be great.

New Feature Vote from Thant Synn Win on Sun, Dec 23
60 cups

This is day 3000 of my streak ☆彡 Next milestone: day 3650, aka ten years. Bring it on.

Testimonial Note from WallofIllusion on Sun, Dec 23
1 cup
New Feature Request Note from Charlie G on Sun, Dec 23
4 cups

So, that’s how it happens. I left my 750 words half finished yesterday to go out Xmas shopping, and then there were mince pies, and then there was mulled wine, and then their was a movie, and then home for a little TV before bed….

And then, this morning, there was an dull, empty feeling inside as I realised that my streak of 85 days, my streak that was going to hit 100 days in the first week of the new year, was gone.

Back to 1, then. And I confess the temptation not to sit down and write today was pretty strong. It’s a truism, I guess, that for those of us for whom the streak is a powerful force for continuing the daily ritual, its loss seriously depletes the energy needed to start again.

But here I am. Again. One day today, then three, then ten… and eventually 85, and (this time… or, I guess, maybe another time) 100. And somewhere along the line, I’ll pass 100,000 words and another little badge will pop up to give my body another endorphin kick.

And, more importantly, I know that all the good things that have flowed from this daily task will continue just the same as they did when the streak was going strong.

Which is why I know I’ll be sitting here again tomorrow, and the day after that…

Testimonial Note from Geof Ellingham on Sat, Dec 22
3 cups

In August 2018, I made a goal of writing every day. I looked for a solid app to use to support this goal and I loved the simplicity of 750 Words! Since then, my love of writing has blossomed, I’ve gotten to explore story ideas and thoughts that I have every day, and I even managed to successfully complete NaNoWriMo 2018! It’s not an exaggeration to say that 750 Words has changed my life for the better.

Testimonial Note from Shayna M. on Fri, Dec 21
1 cup
iOS App

Please and thank you. It would great to jot down my writings on the subway, and continue when I get to hte office, or home.

New Feature Request Note from Ferris Bueller on Thu, Dec 20
2 cups
Customizable Word Count Goal

I think that it would be a good idea to be able to change the number of words that it is your goal to write every day so that it can be something other than 750. Of course, that can be the default but I know that I myself, and many other people as well would probably benefit from being able to change it to either something simpler like 500 words or more arduous like 1500. I think that this would be easy to make and very useful – just a little box in settings showing your word count goal.

New Feature Request Note from AlphaLord on Sun, Dec 16
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

As others have said, when I write on my iPad, it often jumps back to the top of the page and I can’t see what I’m typing without manually scrolling back down. My vote is either for a dedicated app or improved mobile experience to the regular site. Thank you!

New Feature Vote from Lizzy on Thu, Dec 13
2 cups

More than words on this textbox can describe. To be honest it is difficult. It is difficult to show up at the page and write. I have noticed the internal change because this past week I have done half pages and/or no pages on a few days and watched my emotions/mood drop.

Typing is easier than writing morning pages.

Having tracking is amazing and keeps you from lying to yourself.

The piechart is very interesting and I am wondering how exactly it works and if it is extremely accurate. Weird that some times I think I am happy/positive and the piechart says I am sad/negative haha

Testimonial Note from Ryan on Thu, Dec 13
1 cup

I am working on an ED. D. at Point Park University in Pgh. PA, and 750 words is helping me to sort through, and analyze articles for chapter two of my dissertation.
Just knowing that there are so many people writing 750 words daily is enough to keep me focused on my goal. Keep up the inspiring work everyone. KP

Testimonial Note from Keith E Parton on Wed, Dec 12
1 cup

I get so much from doing this daily exercise, Dame Darcy Bussell was talking her dysltexia and how once she started to enjoy ballet that she was able to keep on keeping on so to speak and that is the value for me with this being daily really appreciate all your see notes of encouragement and I just felt today, which is a difficult day for me for personal reasons after a sudden bereavement, I just love to be able to savour that fact that I may not be able to do some stuff in my life at the moment and feel a bit powerless but yes, have done my 750 words for today and have got another tick in my box for that and do you know there is something quite rewarding to be able to say I have done 750 days of 750 words. feel like an achiever. I may not ever be a ballerina Darcy but the 750 words folk have inspired to be able to keep on keeping on thank so much X

Testimonial Note from Marilyn Jean Hazlett on Wed, Dec 12
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Every time write and use “return” key it takes me to the top of the page and i couldn’t see what to type next. I have to use the down arrow key in order to continue to keep typing. This is inconvience and slow me down when typing. Help!

New Feature Vote from Mary Le on Tue, Dec 11
1 cup

I’m relatively new to this practice (17 days) but I already feel my mind shedding old, habitual ways of thinking and moving on to more interesting thoughts. It’s hard to describe and impossible to measure, but I’m sure I’m a “better person” – more alert, open, communicative, in-touch, alive in the world – than I was 18 days ago. So thanks!

Testimonial Note from Wheaton Simis on Tue, Dec 11
1 cup

Simply thrilled that I am writing. Very grateful for this web site and for the organizers who created a space for us to write! I’m on a writing streak and I feel wonderful. Liberating, motivating, comforting. The grace experienced when I write every day. This space supports my motivation to show up for my writing every day. Helps me honor other precious commitments to myself.

Testimonial Note from LaFemmeEnRouge on Mon, Dec 10
1 cup

750words.com is an unwanted expense for me right now, (because I stopped working and my husband pays for me, not because it’s unreasonable) but it’s such an important part of my writing process.

I’m such a disorganized person and 750 Words keeps my writing organized, it lets me search for anything so I can put everything in a huge jumble and it will come out sorted by date, and searchable by subject, it’s private so I can write without being brave.

It gives me a reason to write, to see the graph, or just get a small sense of achievement that I finished the 750 word goal, even if it’s not part of a book or a financially successful blog, or even a solid topic.

I haven’t yet completed anything that makes me proud in life, I’ve lived by my values and done the right thing often, so I can look at myself, I can sleep at night, but I haven’t had the determination and organization to complete even one large project that meant anything to me personally. So, it’s hard for me to believe in myself that I ever will complete anything large, meaningful, difficult, I’ve faced the fact that I should start on tiny projects and build my skills, my confidence, and my momentum, but it’s a struggle everyday to fight the voice of inner doubt that says because I haven’t done anything major, I never will, or that whatever I do won’t matter, I don’t even know if it will matter in my most optimistic times, but I want to believe that not giving up matters irregardless of the project.

I want to believe it, because if I let go of that belief, I don’t have anything left to believe in, it’s the foundation for getting up when I fall and getting out of bed everyday and somehow 750 Words is one of the cornerstones upon which my life as a writer is built.

Testimonial Note from Sequoia Mendoza on Mon, Dec 10
10 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from WallofIllusion on Mon, Dec 10
46 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I almost exclusively write my words from my phone, and for some reason recently when I’m writing from Safari, every time I hit the enter button it takes me back to the top of the screen, so I can’t see what I’m writing anymore. That means every line I have to stop writing and scroll back to the bottom. I would love a better mobile experience, especially if it were an app.
Also, I would love to have more badges. I would be happy with repeating the first badges even, because it’s been a few years since I’ve made those accomplishments. I really hope you’ll listen to these suggestions, because I’ve seen a lot of other people echoing these same sentiments. We love using this site and would like to continue using it for years to come.

New Feature Vote from Brittany Paul on Mon, Dec 10
1 cup

I just want to say thank you for this site. I was dealing with a lot of pent up anger and resentment before I started coming here, and now I have the cheapest therapist that money can buy! I am more motivated, writing more, and getting more done since I joined then I have in the last five years. It might be a stretch to say that you saved my life, but you definitely helped me to recover much of my sanity. This is less of a chore and more of a welcome release every morning. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from The Dragon Lady on Wed, Dec 05
5 cups

I was looking back to when I actually started writing on this site and it goes back to December 2012. This site has been that kick in the butt I have needed to keep me writing on a daily basis since I deeply love writing. I would also like to say that the creative idea with the badges makes the writing more fun and inspirational. I especially like the newly added ones such as the Griffin and give my alms to those writers on this site who actually managed to have the discipline to earn it. Lately my writing has been up and down due to a divorce that I am going through but writing has really helped me to cope with it and the depression enabling me to see that possible light at the end of the tunnel. I just want to give props to the creators of this website and say, keep up the good work. You are fantastic and I will continue to keep up the writing.

Testimonial Note from Zahir Hasan on Tue, Dec 04