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

Miriam Hatkin
P.M. Ahern
Sophia Parsons
Ms. T
Angela
Kamina
Jaimee Walls
Jason Hoffman
Kassie McAlpin
Renee C
Warwick Paul Onyeama
Jamie Ross
Cynthia Ehnes-McElroy
Heather MacDonald
Pamela J. Peery
Matt Russell
Tiffiny Spire
Dan Putt
Carol Piraino
Mollie
Olga N
Sarah
Alexa M.
Mallory Lehenbauer
Dalice Marie
Andrea Trautman
Lydia Tripp
Kristina Kuzina
Stephanie Kreml
J Elsie
John Smallios
Tayla Gittins
Angela Bissell
Joseph Borland
Ewa
Kellie Miller
Pam Guthrie
Oceancc
Renee Gurley
Michael Boyce
Liz Elliot
Meghan F
Heather Elias
Samantha Andrews
Kirk Faulkner
Tom G
Victoria
Susan Hullinger
Sherri Bankston
CZW
Effy Wild
JULIA ANNE ELLSWORTH
Ramona Fowler
Susanne Flø
Obie Fernandez
Amanda Pagels
Julia Williamson
Shannon Elizabeth
Brandon Gardner
Carlos Hernandez
Mindy Parks
Melinda Maxwell-Smith
Ray Woody
Susan Friedmann
T.D Akad
Cath Bignell
Beau Watts
Clarice Streets
Karen Ward
Andrew
Adam Ramer
Kat Johnson
Laura L Kolesinski
Matthew Quezada
Quossum
Steve Robertson
Kirk Go Gallardo
Bonnie Prinsen
Alison Collins
Mandy Boudwin
Rochelle Rodrigo
Masha Vernik
feyla McNamara
Hana Al-Saadi
dagmar2000
Bev Morris
Paige Mason
Kulvinder Kaur
Lilith Elektra
Virginia Arnold
Robin Pike
Alexandra Garner
Micheal C Foulk
Beth K
Colleen Powell
Joni Streit
Demetrios Alexandre Liollio
Jordan Ward
Annie Bio
Sharon

Notes of inspiration from members

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This site has really helped me clear my mind and help me establish a sense of direction for my day. Great site man. I was considering just moving to google docs when the free trial ended, but I was so used to 750 words and and I think they deserve the donation.

Testimonial Note from Axel Israel M. Isaac on Mon, Nov 30
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Today’s affirmation: Think about what is true.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sun, Nov 29
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Valorie Clark on Sun, Nov 29
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Valorie Clark on Sun, Nov 29
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Today’s affirmation: You can make this a good day.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sat, Nov 28
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Two Factor Authentication

I think two factor authentication would be great for securing our accounts.

New Feature Request Note from Cole Phillips on Sat, Nov 28
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Today’s affirmation: You are enough.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Fri, Nov 27
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Sponsoring Other Members

I would love a way to buy / donate sponsorship for another member. I was thinking of a friend of mine today for whom the monthly membership fee is significant, and likely to put her off using the site, yet I think it would be great for them. If there was an easy way to sponsor their membership, without me essentially having to PayPal them the money and rely on her to get the membership, that’d be worthwhile. it would also be lovely to be able to RAOK a membership sub – or, say, use patronage cups towards someone else’s – random or not – membership.

New Feature Request Note from Margo Marshall on Thu, Nov 26
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Happy Thanksgiving. I sure am thankful for Seven Hundred and Fifty Words, and that today is my 800th day in a row of writing, or is today the 801st? Anyway. I wouldn’t be where I am in my recovery from debilitating depression and anxiety if it wasn’t for being able to pour my brain out every night for the last several years. It makes a difference. Doing it on an app on my phone or iPad wasn’t enough for me. I needed the space and blank places to brain dump in a daily way, and this space has given me that! There’s no place else like it!

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Rose on Thu, Nov 26
1 cup

Today’s affirmation: You are an achiever.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Thu, Nov 26
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Trina Garnett on Thu, Nov 26
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Today’s affirmation: You are important to people.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Wed, Nov 25
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I always come back to this site. Sometimes after a week away, sometimes a year or more — but since I joined, 750words has been a part of my life in one way or another. The deep catharthis that comes with just writing, letting thoughts flow out and into a gentle purpose can’t be underestimated.

A lot has changed over the last nine years, and having this one through-thread constantly present has been invaluable.

Testimonial Note from Badger on Wed, Nov 25
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Two hundred and fifty days in a row! I didn’t think I could make it, but I kept at it day after day.

I sometimes found myself staring at a blank page not knowing where to start, so I got into the habit of writing where I was and the time of day. After that sentence, the words usually started to flow.

I still see the blank page sometimes and worry I have nothing to write. But I know I have pushed through that time after time, and I always have something to say.

Thanks for a great tool and a great community!

Testimonial Note from Dennis Woodruff on Wed, Nov 25
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Add Image Functionality

I’m sure it’s been requested before, and perhaps the simplicity of “no images allowed” is part of the site, but I would love the ability to attach images to the page while writing.

New Feature Request Note from Bryan_with_a_why on Tue, Nov 24
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Today’s affirmation: If you look for joy, you will find it.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Tue, Nov 24
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I have used this site on and off for years now. I am positive it has helped me in some way. The main benefits are clearing ones mind and exercising thoughts, perhaps to allow some to ruminate physically in the form of typing and practicing vocabulary or even to feel like you are achieving something and working towards a goal.

Beyond that, I would not say there are any benefits. Use it purely as a tool to clear your mind in hectic days rather than a place to create things of value. This is because the fast paced, disposable space of this site is not conducive to high quality work. High quality creations should be slow, thoughtful and deliberate. And that people are using such tools to get work done as fast and as easily as possible is very indicative of the times and what people value. That being quantity over quality.

Whats more, i think i am developing carpal tunnel in my wrist from typing so much. Not sure why, as i use wrist support too. I guess all the typing and strain on muscles has an impact. So i might stop using the site for a while. Or be more conservative in using it.

It is great for clearing the mind. Practicing with ideas and generally using it as a space for thought. Keep a clear mind and restful spirit people.

Testimonial Note from Dan Richards on Tue, Nov 24
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Writing has always helped me sort things out and helps me to clear my mind.

Testimonial Note from Mary Rainwater on Mon, Nov 23
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Today’s affirmation: You can endure.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Mon, Nov 23
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I’m challenging myself to get 50K words this month. I’m going through a bout of depression so it’s helping me really push myself to have a daily goal and to really dig deep into my thoughts and process them. It’s been my rock.

Testimonial Note from Onyi on Sun, Nov 22
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I made the decision to do this 750words instead of NaNoWriMo, and I’m so glad I did! This is just the right amount of challenge for me. There’s a big difference between random daily thoughts, and a 50,000 word novel. Also, NaNo doesn’t have cute badges for motivation. I’m on a 10 day streak, and just earned my Hamster “No Distractions” badge too!

Testimonial Note from Jacqueline Texier on Sun, Nov 22
1 cup
75 words

You can highlight one passage (max 75 words) in your entry that can be grabbed and posted automatically on a wall so we can see tiny snippets of what others are talking about. This could cause some writers’ envy, but it might also inspire and enlighten. And you could offer it only if you wanted – nothing private is grabbed.

New Feature Request Note from Andrew Shaw on Sun, Nov 22
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I didn’t come here to be right, I came here to mess around

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Nov 22
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Today’s affirmation: You are irreplaceable.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sun, Nov 22
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Спасибо создателям сайта, они придумали очень интересный и полезный сайт) Простите за русский язык, я не очень силен в английском.

Testimonial Note from Anton Violinist on Sun, Nov 22
2 cups

I’ve been using my 750 words as a ‘jump off’ point for my NaNo work during the month of November. To date, I have over 36K here on 750, and I finished NaNo about four days ago. It was a great way to start my day and organize my thoughts each day.

Testimonial Note from Mustang Patty on Sat, Nov 21
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Today’s affirmation: Practice gratitude.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sat, Nov 21
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Davoud Ratsgou on Sat, Nov 21
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Today’s affirmation: You are needed.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Fri, Nov 20
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Type your frustration away, or at least try.

Testimonial Note from Lourens Daniël Stols on Thu, Nov 19