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

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Marybeth Perdomo
Angela LM Tipton
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Renee Knox
Andrea Trautman
julyemma
Kristina Kuzina
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Samuel Thomson
Stephanie Kreml
J Elsie
John Smallios
Renee Bernier
Melisa
Tayla Gittins
Michelle B. Griffin
salima hamirani
Angela Bissell
Joseph Borland
Alyse
Ewa
Kellie Miller
Jennifer Byer
janelle wright
Pam Guthrie
Jane Fischer
Heather Little
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Kelli Thompson
Ana Archi
גילי רוטבורד
Elizabeth Dun
Paul Curson
Rachel Richardson
Renee Gurley
Megan Montgomery
Samantha Baker
Michael Boyce
Irene Becker
Jo Carkner
Julianne Hussman
Liz Elliot
Michael Decker
B. L. Jones
Anne Harrigan
Heather Elias
Kirk Faulkner
Ginny Washborne
ZoeyReiA
Becca Searns
Tom G
Susan Hullinger
G. Anne Grajca
Jenny Fetchko
Jose Zurstrassen
Jennifer L.
Sherri Bankston
Amie Jordan
Allison Librett
CZW
Chingrie
Leslie Ann Cardinal
Wawa
Adam Dickson
Jim
Effy Wild
JULIA ANNE ELLSWORTH
Ramona Fowler
Ilaria Mangiardi
Susanne Flø
Simon Wasselin
Patricia Livermore
Ryan Noronha
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Sean Lee
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Shannon Elizabeth
Carlos Hernandez
Vanessa Cobb
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Mindy Parks
Melinda Maxwell-Smith
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Ray Woody
Herbert Snorrason
Barbara Ollis
Robin
Matthew T.S. Rousseau
Kellye
Erica Marshall
Cath Bignell
Amy Forbes
Christine Surlien
Stephen M. Paulsen
Kimmothy Cole

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

This site is getting me through a rough patch. Thanks! And thanks so much to Kellianne for kindly and patiently and quickly helping me sort out an issue today. You made my day!

Testimonial Note from Julia Williamson on Sat, Dec 05
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This site is getting me through a rough patch. Thanks! And thanks so much to Kellianne for kindly and patiently and quickly helping me sort out an issue today. You made my day!

Testimonial Note from Julia Williamson on Sat, Dec 05
10 cups
Non-PayPal donations!

Can we please have a way to pay without using PayPal?

New Feature Request Note from Joanie M on Fri, Dec 04
10 cups
Improve the writing page

I would like it if the writing could be double spaced

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Fri, Dec 04
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Silverai on Thu, Dec 03
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Silverai on Thu, Dec 03
1 cup

This has been great! No need for any format, it’s hit the pavement (or paper in this situation) and just write. Write freely! I save notes from school assignments, random thoughts, days activities, to do lists, anything and everything. I love 750 words and am grateful that it gives me freedom yet measure to know the bulk of what I am saving or journaling, sort of speak. I have nothing but great things to say about 750 words!

Testimonial Note from Rosemary Fifita on Wed, Dec 02
1 cup

Oh my, how I love this online hygge haven! It is like some kind of wonderful space where only your own imagination can hold you back— or send you forward. And only time tells what that really means.

I have been on this site off and on, throughout and beyond the death of the dear friend who referred me the week prior to her murder— and all the mayhem surrounding it.

This word space allowed me to work out the trauma over three years time. Sorry, Julia, but I cannot do that on the page with a pen. I tried. The tears made awkward work of the ink, and I eventually gave up.

I gave up here, too. Time and time again. Then I came back, and tried again. Not once or twice, but about a dozen times.

I still feel like the Prodigal Daughter, come home. True. But I feel forgiven 70×7, and I feel like $5 a month to have a home here is the smallest price for a space to vent, rage, grieve, and experience your own personal do over or create a new vision.

Yes, CREATE. Because after all the rage, and grief and ugly spew I had to vent out on “The Page” (here) like sicking something up, there was, is or can be something golden to be treasured under the dirt.

What you find here, if you really dig in, might be beautiful. It might even be the real you, which is beautiful indeed.

And it might be buried here, even if you’ve failed to find it elsewhere. It might be underground, buried in a depth of words you never knew you had in you until you started.

And It might be time for you to start digging …

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Dec 02
1 cup

I love the fact that I have 38 delicious Cups of Patronage and I hate it. That means I really need to write more inspired notes, vote for more features or suggest them. Too many cups! I just finished my third straight month of writing every day (plus a few days consecutive in August contiguous to September), which means I’m on day 95 today towards, I believe, my Phoenix badge.

750words keeps me on target even if I don’t feel like writing today because I’m tired, a frog just hopped into my writing nook, I’m scared of the dark, Zombies want my typewriter (not really, they want my Macbook Pro), and a million other reasons I could find not to write. I’m stuck on writing. I’ve written nearly a million words (30,000 more to go) since August 2018, and I took a lot of time off. I can never write a million words except that in about 30 days, possibly less if I hustle and have something engaging to write, I will have pass 1M words. Egads! I can ever write a million words!!

Thanks to the 750words.com team for just making an awesome platform on which I have penned three books and two partial books. I never thought it possible that I could write so much but then again I never thought I would find such a nice community in 750words.com Love this platform and thank all of you for helping me meet my goals.

Testimonial Note from Jeff Skott on Tue, Dec 01
10 cups

Thanks so much for this site. I’ve been writing since June 2012, with 8 NaNoMo’s under my belt. This year I went through a lot old entries trying to sort out a long-standing story in my life. Whew. It was all there—so much to read and process. I don’t write consistently except in November, but your site has helped me have a safe place to vent and ponder. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Chris Marshall Hurni on Mon, Nov 30
1 cup

I am so grateful for this website and for having found it when I did. Writing is therapy for me and having a goal of writing regularly is huge to keep my mental state balanced.

Testimonial Note from Amy Royse Brown on Mon, Nov 30
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from Robin Tanamachi on Mon, Nov 30
1 cup

Today’s affirmation: You made it!

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Mon, Nov 30
1 cup

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
10 cups
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
1 cup

Today’s affirmation: You can make this a good day.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sat, Nov 28
1 cup
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
1 cup

Today’s affirmation: You are enough.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Fri, Nov 27
3 cups
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 Fri, Nov 27
25 cups

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 Fri, Nov 27
1 cup

Today’s affirmation: You are an achiever.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Thu, Nov 26
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Trina Garnett on Thu, Nov 26
1 cup

Today’s affirmation: You are important to people.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Wed, Nov 25
1 cup

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
5 cups

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
1 cup
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 Wed, Nov 25
1 cup

Today’s affirmation: If you look for joy, you will find it.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Tue, Nov 24
4 cups

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