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

H. C. Born
Jim Bartlett
Julia H. West
Dave Tschanz
Kristin Berg
David Schwartz
Anand Jacob
Kristen Morris
Lina Patel
Chelsea Adams
Helana Rosales
Linda Chen
Eleni Sauvageau
Tippa Weed
Ann Huo
Ginette Saimprevil
ad hok
Aditi Joshi
Ema Scheidel
Leandro
Kelly Schiff
Kristina Mohn
Gina Vattuone
Paul Barkley
Rudi Liden
Laura
Andrea
Kayley Bryson
sean kolk
Tyler Sax
Layla Saad
Sherri Reneau
Mollee
Alon Bar
John Exley
Beth Albright
Diane
Carla
Christine Dashwood
Jennifer Christofersen
Georgia Wilcox
Max
Sarah Tollemache
Natalie Biesel
Ian Shrimpton
kirk wilson
Theo Gerome
Michael Slinkard
Maria Thompson
Rand Lee
Sheila Housel
martine
Rico Moorer
Elizabeth Davis
Mercedes P.
June
John King
Kate Thompson
aguirre
Jennifer Turney LaRowe
James Weitz
doreen cutonilli
Lauren Elizabeth
Natalie Jean Bennett
James Williams
Sparkyjay
Jeff Alexander
Connor Fitzgerald
Erika Hillinger
Marianne Faithfull
Jeff Reese
Wendy M
hollypatton
Gracie Renee
Warren Williams
Romea
John
Najeeb
nightingale
Giulia Josquin
Anna Kiley
Steve Tannenbaum
Drew Allen
Michal
Mia Koroua
joy
Philippa Olivier
Lynn P
Soren Ivar Petersen
Kate
Tamica
JP
Traci Rodriguez
Andrew Barnes
Lilith
Helen LIng
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Jan Højriis Dragsbæk
lynn doiron
Jamie Redmond

Notes of inspiration from members

4 cups

750 Words is a great way to clear out the cob webs between you ears. I use it to free write and I try to do it in 20 minutes. That’s how long it takes to get my flow going and then I can do it again and again. I love 750 words for helping a disorganized thinker like me find order

Testimonial Note from Diane on Wed, Dec 27
1 cup

I am relatively new around here, but I have already become very aware of the improvements in both my writing and my word count! I have discovered, much to my surprise that I do a lot better when I have to get something done in or by a certain time. With 750 words, I have found that I not only want to see how many days I can get in a row, but I also want to see if I can do this every single day for an entire year, and maybe even beyond! I LOVE 750words! It’s like doing NaNoWriMo all year long!!! My personal goal is 1,000 words every single day, as a bare minimum! Since making the goal – 750words has helped me get there – EVERY DAY!!! Thank You 750 – You Rock!!!

Testimonial Note from CHRISTINE ANN CURRIE on Wed, Dec 27
2 cups
Improve the homepage
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Tue, Dec 26
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Daniel Fuller on Tue, Dec 26
1 cup
Just hit 2 million words...

I know, hard to believe. Would love a badge for this one…

New Feature Request Note from Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons on Sun, Dec 24
10 cups

I realized this morning as I wrote, that yesterday’s frenzy of cleaning caused me to skip a day and break a streak. I am back to being an egg from being a flying squirrel but I remain undaunted. This site over the years has helped me write sermons, deal with joy and grief and clear my mind and I will continue!! Thanks so much for a site that inspires writing!!

Testimonial Note from Margaret W. Franke on Thu, Dec 21
1 cup

Just wanted to say thank you 750 Words! I enjoy writing first thing in the morning – it is a great start to the day. I create my to-do lists, flesh out ideas, and work through issues . I love the process!!

Testimonial Note from JoAnne Barton on Thu, Dec 21
1 cup

Thank you wonderful, Buster and Kellianne!
I ended up here thanks to you tuber, Charisma Command! – thumbs up!

I am not the therapy ask questions and I answer kind of person. I deal with my shit by simply taking a day and dwelling on it intensely and then MOVE ON!
750 days was just that place I needed, coming at the right time and right moment. Surely, I could not ask for more of a xmas present than this one!

My dads sunset totally broke me down profoundly, I was a as weak as a baby and you know what they say, someone shit is another’s bread. This state of mind gave opportunity for a bully at work to break me even to smaller bits.
Thank god for the bully, you have no idea, how strong ta boost this turned out to be!

I come from a culture where we grief in the inside. I mean no tears, no sorrow, no all that pack that other cultures have automatically for griefing. Don’t believe me, ask “I think” I know it all lady google about kikuyu burial.

Anyways, days, weeks, month after my dad’s burial and my grief was breaking and eating me thin. Thin to that extend, I lost weight and am looking like a teen at 40. -Nothing I can’t fix back with exercise and eating!

750 words was just that woman or man I needed to just shut up and listen while I poured or my grief and bully at work sessions out and heaven knows how this came to the rescue -I really needed this!
I do wish I had come across it before the bully at work.
OR, maybe not as that bully would have ended up real bad with me!!
But when I think about the The magic of Not giving a F** by Sarah Knight, I do not give a fuck about neither the bully, anybody nor anything that does not bring me joy anymore!

I am signed up for January challenge, that I look so forward to!
Thank you Buster and Kellianne!

Sharing is caring:
How to stop caring what people Think by youtuber Charisma Command
How to Not Give a F**K by above youtuber
Fuck bucks, by Sarah Knight

Testimonial Note from Wa Mbatian on Thu, Dec 21
1 cup

I have changed the past. How? you ask. And well you might. Yesterday I completed one million words here. Did you hear that? I wrote one million words in the past! Therefore, I am a writer. Can’t be denied. Having joined over seven years ago, I confess a little math reveals that I missed a few days. Nevertheless, always, whenever I’m forced to write a gratitude list, this site ranks high. Now even higher because: One Million!

Testimonial Note from Mark Trevor Smith on Thu, Dec 21
1 cup

I am so grateful to 750words for this place to write and to analyze my writing. 2017 brought up SO MANY FEELINGS and thoughts and this was the best place to write them down. I am proud of myself for how much I have written, and I’m grateful to 750words for helping me track it all.

Testimonial Note from Mazarine on Wed, Dec 20
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Charmaine on Mon, Dec 18
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Charmaine on Mon, Dec 18
1 cup
mobile friendly(ness)

Mobile app pls! Or at least, figure out the responsive design so that I can use it properly on my iphone 7

New Feature Request Note from Ian Paterson on Sun, Dec 17
1 cup

In my experience so far of using 750 Words, I’ve been able to start my day in a way that really helps me see what’s on my mind, and what’s bothering me. Vocalizing my feelings and inadequacies gets increasingly more difficult as I get older (I am currently twenty-seven years old), and writing them down first thing in the morning is almost like therapy for me. I’ve gone through many traumatic experiences over the years and have needed therapy, but have not been able to afford it. I have been re-constructing on my own, therefore, and 750 Words has really been very effective in this re-construction of myself. So far, I’ve been able to define the ways that I feel on a day-to-day basis, I’ve been able to identify behavioral patterns, and I’ve been able to knock down many of my demons and triggers in the process. It’s increased my mental stability, honestly, and I don’t think I’ll ever give it up. I am a writer, as well, and forcing myself to write down whatever is first and foremost on my mind every morning really gets my motor going on creating new stories. I have never actually finished a novel of any kind, but I do write poetry and short stories, and since starting 750 words I have written two short stories that I am very proud of. I also struggle with writing in the present tense when I am creating a story of any kind, and it’s becoming much easier now that I am vocalizing every morning, albeit quietly and through this site.
As I previously stated, I should have been involved in some sort of therapy years ago, but I have always written in order to slough off the emotional baggage of my past and move on. I never realized that writing every day was essential to this, otherwise I would have been doing it! I have kept several hundreds of journals, honestly, but have never been able to keep up with them religiously like I have this. The accountability involved really helps with that. I think it’s an excellent program, and I’ve mentioned it to many of my fellow writers that I am friends with. Such writers as Ray Bradbury have even mentioned that a process that forces you to write and read daily can only help you create new and vibrant content of your own. I am hoping that 750 Words helps me to finish an idea that I’ve created, from start to finish. It’s a commitment, but so is this, and it’s made me aware that I am capable of keeping such a commitment. I am also able to see what things I focus on, in general, and it encourages me to maybe change my mindset now and then. The process also encourages me to be more honest about the ways that I’m feeling because I’m forced to confront them on a screen every day.
This is essential to the grieving process.
I hope to keep doing this as much as I possibly can, in order to keep progressing in such a way. I have never been so clear-headed and reaped so many benefits. Thank you, 750 Words. You’ve done a great deal of good. :)

Testimonial Note from Coryn Lee Bourgeois on Fri, Dec 15
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

Is there already a monthly stats page? If so I can’t find it. Anyway, I’d love to be able to see the same screen I see daily for a month, as I find it really interesting to see the analysis of what I mostly write about/focus on. I’m trying to improve myself so knowing what I’m writing about and who and so on is really important

New Feature Vote from Tasha DC on Fri, Dec 15
30 cups
Customizable End-of-Day Deadline

Instead of basing the “day’s over” deadline on midnight (which drives some of us night owls to frantically adjust our time zones to accommodate), it would be really nice to just be able to set the time manually when we go to bed. I know my sleep schedule’s garbage, but darnit, I always do get the writing done!
I lost a 190-day streak to this (the DST switch caught me off-guard), and I haven’t been able to maintain a streak since. It’s actually getting really demoralizing, so I’m putting all my cups into this one request. The streak motivation is honestly why I use 750words—without it, it just feels like I’m throwing money away, and I’m not sure I can keep going. :(

New Feature Request Note from Nikolai Geier on Tue, Dec 12
3 cups

Daily journaling has consistently been a struggle for me, it’s such a daunting task to write something powerful, or inspiring, or philanthropic. Something that my future self can look back on and think “Wow, she really has it figured out!”. With this kind of pressure on myself I usually don’t ever journal. But 750 Words is different for me in that it’s relatively short, sweet, and free writing. No pressure. And surprisingly when I look back through my past postings, they are much more enjoyable to read than my other deep, lengthy soul searching entries. It’s just life!

Testimonial Note from Megan Bowman on Mon, Dec 11
1 cup

I did start writing not thinking at anything, until I realized I was creating a world of magic and fairies around me. Today the 750 words is like entering another world, and soon i will publish my first fairy tale. I feel blessed

Testimonial Note from Alexandra Hidden on Sun, Dec 10
2 cups

This rocks! It took me 5 years to really get started after signing up. Now I can’t believe I didn’t get into it sooner! I refound my long lost habit of writing every day. Some days it sucks, some days it changes my life. Thank you so much.

Testimonial Note from Mette Hornbek on Sun, Dec 10
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Lionfart on Sun, Dec 10
5 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Paul Spallini on Sat, Dec 09
20 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

A proper ios app would be GREAT!!!

New Feature Vote from Paul Spallini on Sat, Dec 09
8 cups

Thank you so much for creating this mind-clearing, simple place to write and be inspired. I am sorry to have to leave it, but it has helped me immensely in my time here. My thanks. Good luck!

Testimonial Note from Mouse Cake on Fri, Dec 08
1 cup

I think the daily commitment of this site is what has changed things the most for me. I used to feel despairing if I missed a few days…and then life would get in the way. But now I don’t judge, don’t despair. I simply get things done. Thank you for your site!

Testimonial Note from Cathleen W on Thu, Dec 07
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from A P on Thu, Dec 07
1 cup
Sorting

While the Search feature on the Wall of Awesomeness, Wall of Shame, and the Challenge pages are lovely (love the horses!), it would be much better if there was a way to sort – alphabetizing, shortest to longest names, something so that you can see all the names, without searching and showing just one specific name.
Thank you for considering this :-)

New Feature Request Note from Pidge Groce on Wed, Dec 06
1 cup

I am a Veteran, bi-polar, objectivist, artist, and as you can imagine, these combinations of things are quite vexing at their simplest forms. This site has given me the ability to look at my thought stream in an analytical process, and separate the negative words and thoughts in the most basic form. It has been enlightening, to say the least. On top of sorting my thoughts from one another and seeing them in graph format, I have been able to re-set a regiment type of schedule for myself, which I had only been offered in the armed forces. It has been the re-budding of a long remnant root, and I can see the leaves of green. I have never been more thrilled to subscribe to something monthly, and cannot sing the praises enough. I will be using it with my therapist/psychiatrist to aid in future analytical evaluations!

Testimonial Note from Fiore McH on Tue, Dec 05
1 cup

I love 750 words! It has helped me get a glimpse of what I could do as a novelist if I just write every day. I have found clarity in writing down all of my thoughts, and I especially love all of the stats.
Keep up the great work everyone, and thanks to all the people who make this site possible. :)

Testimonial Note from Esther Nielsen on Tue, Dec 05
15 cups

I’ve been with 750words since it started in 2009. I had been trying to do 750 words longhand while sole parenting 2 toddlers and because it took me over an hour to do I didn’t do it very often. Until a friend told me about this site. It is part of my daily morning routine, cup of coffee by my side. Most often I use it to write about my night dreams – a core part of my spiritual life – or to work out difficult problems in my life. It’s refreshing for this perfectionist to not have to worry about typos or grammar and to just do a brain dump as fast as my fingers can go (they can never keep up with my mind). I’ve never been able to go a year without a missing a day and while that was discouraging the first few times – I really wanted those badges! – especially because it was always due to circumstances outside of my control, I’ve realized that it doesn’t matter. Everyone knows that “morning words” is what I do and having this habit is what’s most important. I’ve been able to rant and cuss and say things I’d never say out loud in order to come back to a difficult person or situation in a calm, collected, and emotionally healthy manner. This site has changed my life for the better. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Rashel Tremblay on Sun, Dec 03
1 cup
Word counter position

Hi. This is not exactly a feature request, but simply a tweak to the word counter. Whenever I reach the bottom of the screen, I have to scroll down to see the word counter. It’s a really small detail, but it’s just an annoyance. There is plenty of space on the side of the screen, maybe fix the count to the bottom right of the screen so it never disappears? Other than that, great job with the site, I really enjoy it.

New Feature Request Note from Seb T on Sun, Dec 03