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

Tim Francisco
Sian Smith
Michael Holmes
Catherine Nelson
doug
Brandi Holmes
Pamela Worth
Gary Wolf
Stephanie A.
Mary
Emily J.
Kate Rutter
Phil Drysdale
Jesse Langel
Anna Sadaka
Amanda Gardner
Angela Aguirre
Arissteides
Jonathan Binschus
Amber Zhang
Alex Chasteen
Jane Parisi
Louis van Wyk
Grace Onorato
Andrew Engler
Zachary Shaw
Page
Krista E.
Harry Steer
Tony Bernhardt
Ian Paterson
Cindy DeLano
Sang Leng Trieu
JustBe
Natalia Provatas
Amanda Hane
Dorothy Bowie
Dan Birt
Eileen Torpy
Angela Kirchner
Shauna Dewhurst
E.H. Granger
Muthukumaran PK
Tom Will Smith
Lauren Fichtel
Damien Schreurs
Regie Bariuan
ShinyAeon
scott gallagher
Kristina Kukharava
Malory Marlatte
A Shush
Olivia Bosek
Jack Burden
michael Clemens
John Wayne
Felipe Caracciolo Gonçalves
Chase Poirier
Tim
Janna Roloff
dexter baudelaire
Charlii Andrews
Colleen Weidenfeller
Perrin Rynning
CT
Justine Lackey
Maya Papaya
Adam Edward Trdan-Schmidt
Joshua Adam Coyle
N S Crowson
Rebecca Silliman
Joe McCready
Darby Jack
Christie Buchele
Mari
Chelsea Terris Scott
JY Nona
Farhan Ali
Alexander Sanbrook
Angela Kolp
Erik Dugan
Diane Cunningham
Diane Winter
Chell Mendiola
Casie Dean
Lorraine Haataia
TC
Matthew Kenworthy
Megan Coale
Joanna Dolan
Emily Pawley
Heidi Mcc2
Amy Roth
Marit Sletnes
Shannon Rogers
Maeve Jones
Kay Bee
Deborah Hinton
Charles Strickland
Mary McDermott

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I’m feeling grateful! I learned about 750 words on retreat at Esalen last month. It reflected a desire I’ve had to get back into my Morning Pages practice after ~8 years hiatus. This was just what I needed. I’m happy to report that now I wake up, and the first thing I do is write my pages. Voila. Magic. I’m using the platform to meet my intention of becoming more facile with words, and re-learning to express, rather than suppressing my feelings. THANK YOU. I’m grateful for 750 words.

Testimonial Note from Ryan Mintz on Thu, Oct 26
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Alice Tucker on Thu, Oct 26
1 cup

Well after a very long break, I’m back on the boat again, finding how grounding it is to write every day no matter what, there is comfort in writing just for the sake of writing. Clears the mind and the heart too.

Testimonial Note from Kay C. Oppen on Thu, Oct 26
1 cup

750 words are my new meditation mornings sections as it clarifies me and has helped to find a lot of answers in my life that help me to know my self more accurately and deep.

Testimonial Note from raul on Wed, Oct 25
1 cup

I’ve missed one day since I started over two months ago. Now, I can’t imagine going a day without taking an inventory of the previous day and using the results to make the next day better. If you’re just starting out, give it everything you’ve got. It’s the cheapest and most effective therapy in the world. If you’re at the end of the free trial and you’re wondering if you should become a full member, all I can say a month is cheaper than a burger and fries and it’s so, so much better for you!

Testimonial Note from Enoch Peter Gamoian on Wed, Oct 25
1 cup
More formatting options please!

Hi, I am requesting more features: italics, bold, underline, etc. Please add this functionality because it would totally spice up the editor. Otherwise everything’s great. Love the analysis of the text I write, etc. Wonderful.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Wed, Oct 25
2 cups
Improve the writing page

Add italics, bolds, underlines, page breaks, and more to the writing page.

New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Wed, Oct 25
8 cups

I have decided that I am going to stop writing here for a while. I actually scheduled, in my planner, a three-month break, but I may pop in from time to time before then. It was turning into a slog, which just kept getting worse, so break it is.

I have loved keeping my streak, and maybe I’ll get this far again, but there is too much going on away from my computer right now, and writing on my phone or pad is difficult.

This has been a great place to just get the babble out, sometimes to work out an issue, sometimes to just find my feelings.

Thank you so much for this place. I will be back.

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Tue, Oct 24
54 cups

After almost 4 1/2 years, a 1585 day streak (sprinkled with a few days off when I was unable to write), it’s sadly time to say goodbye. As the old proverb goes, “There is an end to everything, to good things as well.” A new season of writing awaits.

My immense and sincere heartfelt thanks to Buster and Kellianne for this place. I’ve written through immense highs and heart-breaking lows during my time here. Looking back, I’m able to see that providing words to my emotions, across the broad spectrum, was therapeutic in ways that I couldn’t have imagined when I began this journey. I had never been able to keep a consistent writing habit until 750 Words. I remain convinced that I developed a series of new habits and life change from showing up here each day. With that, I’ll simply sum up by stating that I’m so incredibly thankful for my time here. All the best to those of you who are continuing the journey to the next badge and beyond!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Oct 24
5 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Kira Sparkles on Mon, Oct 23
4 cups

I started writing 750 words when I went through a horrible break up. In a way, it’s more cathartic than physically writing a journal because unless someone has access to my computer, I know no one can see it. I’ve written things here I would never physically write and from that, I have really been able to see myself in a way I never have before. 750 words has consistently helped me heal and learn to fall in love with the person who needed it most… myself.

Testimonial Note from Kira Sparkles on Mon, Oct 23
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I am always mobile so a quick verbal note translates into writing prompts for me.

New Feature Vote from Kelly Ramsey on Mon, Oct 23
10 cups
Better your percentage

Buried in the month’s statistics is a line that says “You’ve completed x% of the days since joining.” More than length-of-streak, this is the statistic that i want to be working to improve. Is there a place for it on today’s stats?
I’m terrible at doing anything every day. But as my friends note when i tell them that, i have been doing my words For a Long Time, if not Every Day. That means it’s a habit. Hopefully it’s one i can incrementally increase; i think this feedback would help.

New Feature Request Note from la hoy on Mon, Oct 23
1 cup

Have been dabbling with writing since my teens and have promised to make it into a daily habit – forty years down the road I have found a tool that has kept me on the straight and narrow, ie, writing daily, well almost. Have written 28 out of the 29 I am into my trial. And, my day off: I was travelling across time zones and things just didn’t work our with internet connections. Thanks 750words-

Testimonial Note from n Sebastian on Sun, Oct 22
15 cups

I would love to double space. lIt is easier on the eyes and it also would allow me to edit my work on the same day i typed it. It should not be too hard to effectuate

New Feature Request Note from Marc Tretin on Thu, Oct 19
1 cup

I’m thankful for this site. I was encouraged by Tara-Nicholle of DWC to sign up and write to not only clear one mind but also as a motivation to write that novel, idea or challenge one’s creative ability. Coming to this site did just that on many levels. Thank you for being here. I will be back more often to write and allow my creative side to blossom.

Testimonial Note from Barbara D Sykes on Tue, Oct 17
1 cup

I think if I hadn’t joined this site, mentally I would have thrown in the towel by now. My husband is gone a lot on the ship, and my friends are not always the most effective support system. Without being able to write everyday and tell myself to keep moving forward and I cannot change other people – I would have fallen into the same trap I used to – fixing everyone else. This place gives me a space to be mentally healthy and also practice writing for my blog, so I can practice to eventually write a book. I have gotten so many great ideas in this space, and let off so much steam. I got my husband to join and he’s enjoyed it as well.

Testimonial Note from Sumisu on Mon, Oct 16
1 cup

I’ve always struggled writing. It’s not something I enjoyed doing for school or work. I’d like to consistently blog, but I’m not there yet. 750 Words has given me the motivation to write more consistently. I hope this practice will allow me to publish more frequently. I’ve already seen results in an improvement in my writing.

Testimonial Note from Jeff Thelen on Sat, Oct 14
5 cups

I have kept journals for years, and I’ve struggled to find the right online journal for me. 750 words has given me exactly what I have been looking for in an online journal. Privacy, community, and insight into what is flowing from my brain!

Testimonial Note from Lindsey Russell on Sat, Oct 14
1 cup

I’ve been using 750 words for 7 or 8 years now. I’ve never earned a badge because I’ve never tried to. I know people love them, but for me, I just need a safe place to dump my thoughts. I have gained insights I can’t get to through talking, I learn about how and why I feel the way I do about things so I can change them, I’ve shed tears, been angry. It clears my head so I can get to the good stuff in my heart. I am so grateful.

Testimonial Note from Anne Thompson on Thu, Oct 12
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Lisa Peterson on Tue, Oct 10
1 cup

I started typing out words directly from my heart. I found it took only 45 minutes to type 750+ words. My mind is clear. I am currently in training to share my big talk on a TedX stage. This format is very helpful.

Testimonial Note from Judith Quate on Tue, Oct 10
1 cup

I have always had trouble keeping a writing schedule. I have so many ideas that just stay locked in my mind because I haven’t had focus. This site gives me goals and the inspiration to get going. I have never finished so much in such a short amount of time.

Testimonial Note from Andrea Cranford on Tue, Oct 10
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I would like to see some form of TeX math rendering, such as KaTeX (Khan/KaTeX @ GitHub). This would be extremely helpful for people like me, who like to use the website but embed a lot of math/logic formulas in their text.

New Feature Vote from Emanuel Quadros on Mon, Oct 09
5 cups

I don’t see a therapist. I’m not on any antidepressants or antipsychotics either. I write here to purge my thoughts and feelings. I feel better afterwards. Some creativity spills out with it. This is good. I’ve also written several novels, thanks to this site and NaNoWriMo. Writing is good for my mental and emotional health. They say it gets easier, but I say you get stronger. Whatever you’ve been through, process it with this site. You’ll feel the bile seep out of you and you’ll feel cleansed.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Mon, Oct 09
1 cup

750 Words helps me organize my mind and my life. When I’m writing here daily, my life is better. It’s as simple as that. There aren’t many habits I can say that of, and also in that list is meditation, exercise, and reading.

Testimonial Note from Parker Gregory Shpak on Thu, Oct 05
1 cup
Off-line writing option

I would like to be able to write offline and when connected to the internet the app/program would automatically upload, ideally pulling the timestamp so that I don’t miss a day if I am somewhere without cell/wifi reception. I hate having to put the streak on pause when I’m camping, as I do have access to a keyboard, just not the internet.

New Feature Request Note from RGK on Tue, Oct 03
10 cups

I was a big procrastinator. I always knew I should be writing but would always find something else that needed to be done. I guess I wasn’t really taking my writing seriously because let’s face it…A Writer Writes! This site has helped me get back to writing daily and I just love the badges. I changed my habits a little along the way so that I could get the rooster badge because I am not an early riser. The night owl badge was a breeze for me. I then got so excited about the Nano badge and decided this would be a good way to warm up for November which is right around the corner. I love that I can just come here and write anything I want. On many days it has been so cathartic and that is good for anybody. I recently acquired my 365 day badge and plan to be one of the 500 day and triple flockers. I am having the greatest time and it’s a real bargain at $5 a month. Thanks so much for helping me to get back on track by providing this great site.

Testimonial Note from Dee Bostic on Tue, Oct 03
1 cup
A voice activated mobile typing page

Being about to type via voice like in Google Docs, would be great. I could do even more directly on a mobile app. I think that would be really cool to use.

New Feature Request Note from L. Denise Jackson on Tue, Oct 03
1 cup

This is an incredibly useful program for writing every day and keeping track of it. Helps me clear my head of “stuff” and also holds me accountable. Plus the badges are cool.

Testimonial Note from Alex Washoe on Mon, Oct 02