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

Matthew Quezada
J. B. Winchell
Gumiko
Quossum
Gretchen K
Sally Logan
David Fridner
Rasmus Nykvist
Jeanette Fek
Sam Glass
Teresa McNamara
Diplomatic Diva
Mona Zhang
Kelly Beck
Colleen Powell
Joni Streit
A
Linda Ketchum
Barbara Wissmann
Demetrios Alexandre Liollio
Justin Bergeron
Annie Bio
Sharon
Sophia Zhao
matthew hessler
Lee Waters
Mel Toth
Maria-Camilla Fiazza
Buffster
Bob Stocking
Simon Roberts
Mike van Niekerk
Melissa Hoagland
nightside
Thomas Markes
joy
Rosanne Cassidy
Debra Watkins
DD Scribbler
James Walker
Ashleigh Eisinger
Brett Shell
Anne Griffin
Natalia Marek
Jim Meyer
Chris Campbell
Richard Bienvenu
Liene Verzemnieks
Nicollette Barsamian
Rowena Grey
Rachel Johnson
Alan Kellas
Erin Anderson
Cyndy Chisare
Tracy Perthuis
Kathy Ward
Sean Agnew
Deanne Richards
Brenda
Jason Green-Lowe
Beth Chester
Julia Mattern
Michele Matthews
Emogene
IO6803
Rebecca Bloom
Joe Gallegos
Shawna Hampton
Jason Carter
Adam Sheehan
Lynn E. O'Connor
Derek Schmeh
Austin Mitchell
Carrie Boyle
David Schaich
Susan Chacin
Dana DuTerroil
Tim Wright
Brianna Case
Mitchell Smith
Malcolm Khicken
Tracy Pellegrino
AltaWit
Ricardo Mendes Jr
Sophie Lippert
Kathryn Randall
Marian Darlington-Hope
Philip Gianfortoni
Christie Day-Gee
Richie Caldwell
Candice Tenille
Karen Chen
Lisa Check
ES Wright
Didi Fromherz
ted gordon
heidi iffland
Ujjwala Murthy
christina marable
Atosa Melody Babaoff

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

750 words has changed my life. I needed this platform for so many reasons. I’m so glad it exists and am happy to pay the $5 a month to have the outlet!

Testimonial Note from Shanna Martin on Sun, Nov 04
1 cup

I like starting my day with 750 words because it frees my mind so it can sing with the birds. When I first wake up, my mind is like a restless and waterless place, but after 750 words, it is swept and put in order.

Testimonial Note from Wandering Willie on Sun, Nov 04
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I, too, like the idea of badges for completed days but also a way to indicate how many times I’ve completed the various streak badges. It seems I’ve been unable to get past a 15 day streak since I started in 2012 and I think seeing a little counter on the streak badges would be inspiring, not just as a carrot, because it means we get the badge again (sort of) but because it would be a bit of a stick, too, to see just how many times I’ve tried lol! I’m actually really curious to see how many times I’ve got to those lower ones over the years!

New Feature Vote from Darcy Conroy on Sat, Nov 03
2 cups

This site helped me with my fear of the blank page. After completing the October challenge I now have the confidence I could write any day about anything with no doubts.

Testimonial Note from Luka Lovre on Sat, Nov 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Luka Lovre on Sat, Nov 03
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Chat Errant on Fri, Nov 02
37 cups

It finally happened. I missed October 29th. My first absent day since July 2012.

So I’ve picked myself up, and started again. Because this is a habit now, part of the rhythm of my life, and I am happy about that. Sure, I liked seeing the numbers go up. But I’m also happy to know that I didn’t actually need the numbers to go up.

Testimonial Note from Benjamin Schapiro on Thu, Nov 01
10 cups
Improve the writing page

Better sync. I lost writing data a couple times by loading another empty tab when I had a full one somewhere else.

New Feature Vote from Nunya Business on Tue, Oct 30
1 cup

this is a pretty cool service, motivate to train writing skill, ideally for me, exactly what I was looking for. (Alex G like it :), read, write and train your brain with Readlax – https://www.readlax.com/)

Testimonial Note from Oleksandr Golovatyi on Tue, Oct 30
2 cups
More Badges for Accomplishments

First, completed days is an item that is already tracked on our stats page, but does not have any badges associated with it. Here are potential levels for completed days: 7, 30, 100, 365, 500, 750, 1,100, 1,500, 2,000+. We can use different modes of transportation (crawl, walk, run, bike, canoe, car, train, fly, spaceship) as the badge theme.

Second, I’d rather have a completed day badge beside my name, showing completed progress rather than a streak badge that may end because I was travelling. It’s a more helpful indicator of progress for those that cannot write every single day.

New Feature Request Note from Shawn Gervais on Mon, Oct 29
1 cup
Improve the Today page

Liked the different color bars in the bar chart the “View Today’s Stats” page. The coloured bars were up for a few days, now they’re back to mono colours (blue only).

The different colour bars were a nice touch. Bring them back!!!

New Feature Vote from Dr. Bessie ✍️ on Mon, Oct 29
1 cup
Improve the Today page
New Feature Vote from Dr. Bessie ✍️ on Mon, Oct 29
1 cup
Writing prompts

Each day, you can choose to write based on a pre-selected prompt. Special stats for each prompt (e.g. how many writers used it, the kind of responses it drew). Maybe take suggestions for prompts from site users; if yours is selected, you get a free month.

New Feature Request Note from Milt Deherrera on Fri, Oct 26
5 cups
Markdown Formatting

I would absolutely love being able to format my writing. I sometimes use this as a space to organize thoughts or just to blurt out a ton of ideas and there have been a lot of times where I’ll go into past writings and my lists have transformed into a mash of words strung together. I’m sure you’ve gotten this before but being able to enable markdown would make the formatting function a little richer, and I’m sure would be useful for those of us who occasionally export a piece we wrote to use in a blog. Thanks so much, I love the site!

New Feature Request Note from Blair on Thu, Oct 25
1 cup
Secure server for writing

There’s no such thing as too much security. This is the one feature that will make or breaks my continued use of this site.

New Feature Vote from Kairi Gray on Wed, Oct 24
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from A. Nonymous on Wed, Oct 24
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Sophia on Tue, Oct 23
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Sophia 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