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 son Niko, and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Our Good Members

Meredith Curtin
Claire Anderson
Tash Wong
Sylvia R.
jane goeke
Tatiana Prue
Chanpheng Lewis
Lawrence Ballew
Ellie
Ingrid Turk
prema prashakti
Monica Riley
Tracy Mullen
Shaunielle Street
Chuck Findley
Leonardo
Laura
Katie Smail
Ros
Jennifer Marshall
Jim Bullard
Shahin
Carolyn Turgeon
Hozefa Bharmal
Ellen Eubanks
Will Weiss
Wade S
Emily Richardson
Theresa Schilizzi
David Anthony Bell
Kim Townend
Faith Redeaux
Madison Paxton
Sturdee Roe
Jenny
Jeremiah Hundley
Brooke Bennett
Carla
Juan Daniel Bahena
Deirdre Chandler
Gautam Bajaj
Jordan Silacci
writer girl
Adam Voith
Mary Emily Canote
A Shush
Christy Carlyle
Nathanial Wellborn
Mallory Steed
Olivia Bosek
Evgeny Layton
Vicky Gavin
Callie Hass
James Bennett
Jua Rountree
Tim
Maurice Baynard
Vicky
Patti Pierce
Shray Bansal
Marisa Brandt
Liam Campbell
Christine Coleman
Sequoia Mendoza
Kirk Bagwell
Christine Cossios
Syuha
WhiteBridge
ashley hamilton
Daniel Zollinger
Abigail Ramsden
Barbara McNeely
Edward M Wenger
Jo Pumpkins
Terrell Welker
Greg Corradino
Brent H
Chloe Costello
Astrid Countee
Marianne Pownall
Varun Risbud
Melanie F.
T.E. W
David
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Brian
Pascal Bergeron
PS
Tatiana Webb
Travis Lee Michael
vithu namasivayam
Lisa Perrine Brown
Daniel Ice
Hilly
Paul Velonis
Lisa Holt
Lukas Sonntag
Karen Redd
Ellen Olson
Rene Guyton

Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups
"You are here" marker on day boxes

This is SUPER tiny, but I would really appreciate anything that could mark where I am in that row of boxes without having to count days from the left when I’m going through them. If not that, then “next day” and “previous day” buttons in addition to the existing “next month” and “previous month” buttons would be awesome. ♥

New Feature Request Note from Chancelrie on Fri, Jul 07
10 cups
All personal data in one menu

Hi Buster & Kellianne,
Ideal world: all ‘my’ data – my cups of patronage, daily writing, totals, badges, downloads, followers, followings, account settings – all on one menu, with more user-friendly titles. Sadly, I keep losing my cups of patronage location, so find it harder to write you nice notes like this for your EPIC website (which I love and adore daily) ;-D

New Feature Request Note from Sam Young on Fri, Jul 07
10 cups

I want to thank Kellianne for once again restoring my streak! I have no idea how I only wrote 150 words and didn’t come back to finish but she filled in the missing day and now I have an almost 1400-day streak!

Testimonial Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Thu, Jul 06
27 cups
More badges for accomplishments

500 days completed!

New Feature Vote from Deborah Cleland on Thu, Jul 06
1 cup

I love the intentionality with which Buster and Kellianne designed and run this site. Yes, I could say that badges are silly and that I am intrinsically motivated. But honestly, there is a great extrinsic push with getting “rewards” for doing something that often feels thankless. There is a certain level of pride I get when I see a month full of green Xs. Yes, I write everyday because I have to, but I get that extra incentive to write even when I might feel I don’t want to because I also know that I have a record to maintain or a badge to earn. Sometimes those “silly” things are the tipping point in my choosing to engage in my craft on a day when I really just don’t want to put words down. And often, once I start writing, the words begin to come and 750 words then turns into a productive day of writing. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Breeann on Thu, Jul 06
1 cup

the red-letter realization is that I’ve written over a million words since I started on this site. I was someone for whom a high school or college essay threw me into despair and procrastination. I could never think what to say. Look at me now! I respond well to the badges although it’s been a while since I’ve earned one. I pretty much sit down every morning and either free write or generate a couple of pages of memoir, perhaps a poem or an abecedarian bit. I tell every writer I meet about it. Grateful kudos to Kellianne and Buster for 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Mary Kay on Tue, Jul 04
1 cup
Ability to turn off word counter

Hi! Sometimes I am writing and keep looking at the counter, especially on hard days. It is pretty distracting. It would be great to be able to turn it off, and just write away only to be suddenly notified I reached my 750 words. Not more counting word by word just to make the number go up… Would that be possible?

New Feature Request Note from Daniel da Rocha on Mon, Jul 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

It just makes the whole writing process so much fun. I was just recently scrolling through the existing badges and making mental notes of the ones I want to get :)

New Feature Vote from Daniel da Rocha on Mon, Jul 03
1 cup

I’ve used 750words on and off for about four years now. I’ve gone long stretches without using it, and I always regret letting it go that long when I get back into it. Now that my life has settled down a bit, I can see 750words taking a prominent role in my routine. It takes me about 100-150 words to get the superficial thoughts out, and then after that, I really start to dig deep and get at the things that are bothering me. I come out the other side happier, more confident, and feeling better about my life. And I affirm it each day I write my words!

(The badges are definitely motivating, though, too)

Testimonial Note from Lia Bogoev on Mon, Jul 03
1 cup
Ninja mode

The ability to write without seeing the text (helps you from distractions like editing when writing).

New Feature Request Note from Henrik Salomonsson on Mon, Jul 03
1 cup

As a follower of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, 750Words is a great fit. I started today! I’m excited to join ya’ll.

I’ve been writing my three pages long hand for the past year and find it challenging to then use the content in some of my blogs. So this will be a nice change.

Thanks for re-energizing my writing.

Testimonial Note from Nancy Anderson on Sat, Jul 01
1 cup

After 902 straight days of writing, I’m headed for Madagascar for 3 weeks (750 words only allows a 10-day break) with no Wi-Fi access so I’ve decided to shift habits and see if I can get writing to stick via pen and paper again. If it doesn’t work, believe me, I’ll be back, as this has been a great solution for me but in a 3rd world country without computers, 750words will no longer be available. Great site, great badges, I only wish there were more!

Testimonial Note from Courtenay Schurman on Sat, Jul 01
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

We’re working hard, the badges mean a LOT.

New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Sat, Jul 01
7 cups

I will hit 700 days this month, a weird thing for me. I am not much for consistency, so the fact that I have spent 700 days doing something is a huge accomplishment. Through depression, illness, stress I never thought possible I’ve continued to come back and I am eternally grateful for this haven to return to.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Sat, Jul 01
88 cups
Badge

I want a nice badge for reaching the milestone of 2 million words.

New Feature Request Note from Marc Tretin on Sat, Jul 01
18 cups

Broke my streak for the second time, after 199 days. Writing these entries no longer does for me what it used to and I’d hate to continue just for a silly badge, but this was a fantastic place for me to dump and organize my thoughts during a rather stressful period. Gonna take a break for now, but I really appreciate this resource being available for me when I needed it.

Testimonial Note from Jeremiah Smith on Fri, Jun 30
1 cup

Yes! i did it! I finally completed the one month challenge. Thank you 750words!!

Testimonial Note from Franklin Ogidi on Fri, Jun 30
1 cup

750 Words has transformed me from thinking about writing to actually writing! Instead of carrying these words in my head I am putting them on paper.

Testimonial Note from Adisa Kibila on Fri, Jun 30
1 cup
More text analysis

Reading level, readability, genre, etc.

New Feature Vote from Sam Grubbs on Thu, Jun 29
4 cups

Just a quick thank you for the ability to take a break and not lose my streak! I was having a tough time, with company visiting, some health issues, and a couple of events to deal with, all in a short time span. 750 words was turning into a slog, and it’s really never been that, so I took some days off, and now I’m back, and it feels great!

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Tue, Jun 27
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Italics allowed once the 750 words are written and “graded”.

New Feature Vote from B Wolfie on Mon, Jun 26
1 cup

I used 750 words faithfully for over a year. Then I stopped. Now I’m back to resume writing again. This website helps keep me on track. It’s good to be back again.

Testimonial Note from Carol Factor on Mon, Jun 26
1 cup
Month-to-Date Charts

This site is so helpful and easy to use. I especially love the graphs and charts. The information about my perspective and tone for that day’s writing is quite useful. Is there a way to have those charts for the month-to-date? Could that be added to the day’s stats page, below the box for configuring the sharing preferences?

Thanks for creating and maintaining the site. I’m glad to be a member.

New Feature Request Note from Becky Wilson on Sat, Jun 24
1 cup

I am on my first 83 day streak and month #3 of the monthly writing challenge. I’ve known what morning pages are for two years but I found this website, I could never be consistent and I couldn’t stand myself. Now I use it to journal, practice gratitude and draft posts for my blog. Some day I’d like to be more creative but for now, this has been a wonderful tool to get to know myself again through writing. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Christofersen on Thu, Jun 22
1 cup
Badges Progress

I’d love to know how much closer I am to achieving some badges. Ones like word count are pretty obvious, but like the “night bat” one– I’d love to know how many more late nights I have to write before I reach that badge!

New Feature Request Note from Sarah Lally on Thu, Jun 22
1 cup
add titles to each page

it would be great to add title to each page entry and have an master table of contents that we can browse through to find and read our old content!

New Feature Request Note from Lacresha on Wed, Jun 21
5 cups
Export to Evernote automatically

Link to evernote and all notes would be exported automatically. That would then outsource the challenge of searching to Evernote.

New Feature Request Note from Brit LaLa on Tue, Jun 20
20 cups

Well it finally happened. I was up to over 265 days in a row and I missed yesterday while traveling. I thought i would be more upset about it, but I realized that my pages have become a habit and while missing a day might reset my status, but it doesn’t erase all the days I’ve done my pages diligently. This is part of my daily life. A wonderful part. And that’s enough.

Testimonial Note from Wendy-Marie on Mon, Jun 19
1 cup
Improve the homepage

Log me in automatically please

New Feature Vote from Elie Calhoun on Mon, Jun 19
1 cup
Improve the homepage

It would be nice for the site to remember who I am and log me in automatically.

New Feature Vote from RevAaronD on Thu, Jun 15