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

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Jill Hoffman
Penny Robinson
Amy Penner
Melissa Chai
Claire Wyatt
CJ
Cricket Henry
Rebecca Boskovic
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Krystena Sterling
Emma Schwartz
Laura Rivera
Juan G. Cuevas
Brendan M. Leonard
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Robert Fox
Consistent Writer
Erin Eliz
Maren Fox
Timothy Lustache
Rebecca
Cody Duke
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Henry Edwards
Jee Kim
Tia Molvig
Karen Keating
Caitlin Jarvis
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Missty Lynn
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Meghan Sharron
Adam Chen
Sam Julien
Amanda Lynn
Dave Russell
Kyungjin Jo
Bridgette Phaneuf
Nadya
Sweetie Pie
Rüdiger Bergien
Troy Boyd
Pamela Perreault
Lena Leo Egan
Yadvinder Malhi
Hilary Haggerty
Melissa
Pam White
Eric Lundblade
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Rachel Drinkwater
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Michael Brown
Chris Taylor
Kate Hauer
Brad Blackwell
Stephanie Steyer
Marie-Claire Ashcroft
Jane Fairfax
Heleen Bosma
MaryAlice Kelly
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Jen Moulton
Mark Rudin Smidt
Soul Dwelling
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Sonja
Deborah Crooks
Marissa Staib
John Godfrey
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Gwen Jorgensen
Sonya Harrell
Joshua Beroukhim
Lorraine Cannistra
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Martha Lazarus
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Christian Smith
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Trina Arpin
Katya Nova
Mike Arrera
Diana Rodriguez
Felicity Martin
Celia Baptiste
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Lizzie Reinhard

Notes of inspiration from members

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
1 cup

I have loved to write since I was incredibly young. There’s just so much you can do with it. Writing is as close to magic as you can get, I think, and so I wrote whenever I could. My only problem was that I would spend more time thinking about writing than actually doing it. It was easy for me to lose my motivation. 750 Words turned that right on its head. From the little x’s in each box to the statistics page to the badges, the entire site seems focused around keeping you interested and motivated, and it works! I’ve written so much and have loved every second of it. Writing every day has definitely bettered my skill and allows me to put ideas in motion that I’d previously only thought about. I’ve never enjoyed writing more, and I look forward to my continued use!

Testimonial Note from Kirby Renalds on Sun, Oct 01
8 cups

THis is where I come back to when I am stuck, when I don’t know how to go on. The only way to get out of not writing is to write and this site motivates me. I begin with rubbish but then structuring my day around one achievable act of writing 750words allows the other elements to slowly come into play. Thank you

Testimonial Note from Dr. Darren Garside on Thu, Sep 28
1 cup

This site is my Morning Pages, a la Julia Cameron. It is my Life Shaper. Keeps me sane. And humble. Keeps my jumbled thoughts straight, or fairly so. It is my favorite time of day – my necessary part of the day. So, thank you. I would feel lost without this site. I leave my pages, most days, ready for what may lie ahead. I have no suggestions for change, because the free flow of the process is exactly right for me. I don’t need more structure than what the site provides now.

Testimonial Note from Pat McNutt on Tue, Sep 26
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Davoud Ratsgou on Tue, Sep 26
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Can there be a way to tag each day so you can go back and remember what day you had which brilliant idea? Anyway to organize each day into categories would be incredible, especially for working on multiple projects. Otherwise, each day gets lost in the shuffle and I cannot come back to ideas without digging around.

New Feature Vote from Cheryl Wollner on Mon, Sep 25
1 cup

This website has inspired me to write and expand on my vision. It helps to be in a quiet place and just write. This site allows you just that…to be YOU! You will not regret the decision.

Testimonial Note from Marjii on Mon, Sep 25
2 cups

Many people look for answers through spiritual awakening. To say I don’t have the time in my busy life to find that place sounds like an excuse.. however.. I don’t. That is where 750 words comes in. If all it does is help detangle the mess of spaghetti thoughts in my head and heart every day and I am a tiny bit more at peace with myself, then it should be prescribed help everyone living in this chaotic, overstimulating world.
Where a lovely notebook would seem more poetic at achieving this task, my writing can’t keep up with my thoughts as fast as my typing can. And finally, no-one will stumble across my private unfiltered musings here. Just me.
Thank you

Testimonial Note from Caroline Findlay on Mon, Sep 25
1 cup
A better mobile site

I have a Pixel and would like to be able to write from my phone on my commute!

New Feature Vote from Karen Perille on Sun, Sep 24
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Stats voor other languages.

New Feature Vote from Sameer on Sat, Sep 23
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Fri, Sep 22
2 cups
Improve the writing page

Bold, italics, strikethroughs, page breaks.

New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Fri, Sep 22
5 cups

Badges ? Badges? Yes we do need some stinkin’ badges ;-) Between badges, improving my typing speed, and the ability to just write as I please whatever I please, 750 has provided the motivations that I need to keep my fingers pounding on the keys. And it’s fun. Sometimes it’s just as simple as having somewhere to go. I choose to go here. ;-) Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Jim Bartlett on Wed, Sep 20
30 cups

The Space Bird badge is mine. And also now I have a good habit of writing 750 words everyday for 500 days in a row. Under 600 people ever got this badge on this site. Thanks Buster and Kellianne for running this service!

I’ll keep writing for another 500 days for sure! :)

Testimonial Note from Alex (oldschool) on Wed, Sep 20
1 cup
How about adding a bridge to lost entries?

After a reaching the pterodactyl badge, I recently missed a day. That’s a lot of writing that was cast into the ocean of the unknown. How about providing some kind of bridge so that I can link to those lost entries? Perhaps after a month, I could lobby for a bridge? I don’t mind starting over, but it seems unfortunate that I can no longer view those lost entries.

New Feature Request Note from jregan on Sat, Sep 16
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Destroyer of Words on Thu, Sep 14
1 cup

I find that this is a great way to start the day, clearing the old noodle, and preparing for other efforts that I am working on. It’s simple and easy to follow.

Testimonial Note from John J. Bates on Thu, Sep 14
1 cup

750 Words inspires me to write regularly. It’s become a game that’s exciting to play. I never thought It would have this effect. It grows on me daily. And as for the badges, I thought that I would never care about having them, but I do! It’s an awesome challenge to earn the next one! Thanks to everyone!!

Testimonial Note from Susan Friedmann on Wed, Sep 13
10 cups
Mobile app

This would be an app, available for both iPad and Android, that would have an internal clock. If a user found themselves away from their wifi, they could log into the app and write their words, and it would note the time. Once they were back somewhere with wifi, the app would sync with the site and save their words. This would be great for unexpected trips or holidays and would save a lot of stress.

New Feature Request Note from Aoife Lonergan on Tue, Sep 12
1 cup

I like this website because I have anxiety when my mind gets cluttered. All the thoughts seem to be swimming around making a ripples in the pool of water that is my mind, making each thought just blurry enough to not grasp the subject. When using 750 words it feels like each new subject written out is a fishing pole removing those variables, slowly, making each thought visible in my mind.

Testimonial Note from Cody Menhennett on Tue, Sep 12
1 cup
Pause-button

If you need to go to the bathroom suddenly!

New Feature Request Note from Atle Jarnæs Lerøy on Tue, Sep 12
1 cup
A better mobile site

I’m voting for a completely different feature (but it wasn’t on the list).
For me (and for other people also I guess), 750 words is a journal. I write about my life, my feelings, and sometimes, I love reading what I wrote a long time ago.
A great great feature would be the possibility to print all our words on a nice little journal to have it printed !
Anyway, thanks for this amazing service !

New Feature Vote from Tangee on Mon, Sep 11
7 cups

750 is magic for the mind.

Testimonial Note from Felicity Wren on Mon, Sep 11
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Charmaine on Sun, Sep 10
1 cup

I really needed a website like this one. I felt like all the changes that were occurring in my life were too much to handle, but since I implemented my daily writing ritual, my ideas are clearer. I have a better understanding of who I am, how I feel, and what I can do to change it. The way 750Words is designed helped me ritualize my writing: a clear and simple interface, and badges for useful taps on the back (the 7-days-in-a-row and 7-days-without-distraction-in-a-row badges were especially useful to me). PS : please pardon my English, it’s not my mother tongue.

Testimonial Note from Mathias Malandain on Sat, Sep 09
3 cups

This site has granted me the opportunity to grow and to recognize and change my interior beliefs about myself. What a wonderful gift!
Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Sara Cofer on Sat, Sep 09
1 cup

My first note! I love the site. I have a hard time communicating outloud, so having this journal to get my mind organized and clear is really beneficial to me. I also use it to remember things that I may otherwise forget. Sort of as a memorization tool. If there’s a conversation I want to remember, I recount the conversation here.

Testimonial Note from Lydia Stewart on Sat, Sep 09
25 cups
Lifetime stats

Hey there! Waaaaay back in 2010 when I first started using the site, there used to be an “all time” options tab, alongside “today” and “this month”. I loved being able to see the stats there —especially things like my absolute total word count. Is there any way that could be brought back sometime?

I love this site —I’ve been here for seven years, and don’t intend to leave any time soon. Thank you so much for all you do!

New Feature Request Note from Sor Kyress on Fri, Sep 08
10 cups

I managed to break my streak yesterday by accident, after 240 days…. Back to scratch, aiming for 500 days in a row! 750 words has meant a lot to me over the last five years, it is the best place to return to when the going goes a little rough – and when the boat is sailing smoothly. Clearer thinking, better writing – all is achieved by returning here every (!) day. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Camomilla on Fri, Sep 08
1 cup
Automatic backup to Google Drive, etc.

Exactly as it says on the tin. :)

New Feature Request Note from Emmanuel M. Smith on Fri, Sep 08