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

Michael Harwick
Rudi Alexander Miller
Sandra Yeske
Paige BJ
Ken Hoff
ldk
Kelsey Kennedy
Yvonne D. Hawkins
Joy Ralph
Robin Arenson
Joseph Mayer
Beth Clauss
Catherine Ouellet Dupuis
Latoya
Brianna Pritchett
Diane McMillen
KAMILEH CROCCO
Carolyn
Abigail Adams Wiest
Nicole Metildi
Jen Cozik
Nikole Stephenson
Hannah Peterson
Liz Hassall
Bryhanna Waller
John Smallios
Jonathan Mizrachi
Sarah B
Elyse
Sandy Lawson
Marcin Lejman
Jenny
Heather Gregorich
Rhea N Russell
Natalie Wright
David Kincaid
Thamiris Nunes
Em
Antonio Rengel
Melisa
Sticker Note
Karen Lynch
Seth Rosenberg
LHB
Mike Morgan
Kiara Fuentes
Deep Thought
Marguerite Bellangue
Dear John
Dal
Brian Taylor
David Dault
Ben Kenobii Sahle
Leslie Morales
Ashley Steed
Molly Alice
Michmich
Michelle B. Griffin
Jessica Terry
Ani D'Ambrosio
CC
Andrea Shaw
Double D
Shannan Garcia
salima hamirani
Naveh Shetrit
Atticus Harris
Emma
cristina jones
Violette Ferrand
sankarshan
Christian Jones
JeanneLauree Olsen
C. Anne Tipton
Sadhana Srinivasan
Adam Wilson
Grace Kreger
James Milner-Smyth
Alicia
Daphne Villatoro
Kim L
Isaac
javi
Alexandria Hawes
Audrey
Julian Deane
Natalie L
Ashleigh Gauch
Jeff Arcuri
Ellen Keiter
Michelle Scott
Ken Reppart
Courtney Michele Fuller
Alyse
Sophie
Fred Faraday
stoutlodge
Jennifer MacLure
ptom
Erica Lynn Day

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
Improve the writing page

Good to know about the Double line breaks giving you Paragraphs. I have been writing my new stories here, and then went back only to realize that I could only export one massive paragraph! VERY VERY Frustrating after going to all the trouble of getting things ‘just right’.
Like RH (10thman), I might not mind IF I wasn’t a perfectionist. I can’t just write the words today, and then do MAJOR fixes like that on a story – I would end up RUINING the story – over-thinking, over-editing, never, ever being satisfied. When I just write it the first time, I am usually satisfied to the point that all I really HAVE to do is spell-check and a bit of tweaking to my punctuation (Those damn commas should know where to go all by themselves!) – Which brings up another point – I wish we could have italicized words – as it is I have been using splats to remind me of my intention. Overall I LOVE the site – but it DOES need some tweaking and UPDATING – NaNo badge has not been updated in a couple of years now – isn’t that why we give these people $$money$$. I mean our membership fees – what do they go for if not to update and improve the site???

New Feature Vote from CHRISTINE ANN CURRIE on Fri, Feb 02
1 cup

I just wanted to say again how wonderful 750 words is. We just lost our cat of 10 years, and writing in here has helped me begin to heal. It’s given me a place to express anger, sadness, and acceptance. It’s helped me deal with some of the emotions I wasn’t able to deal with before I added writing to my life (along with specialized treatment and therapy). I can go deep places with 750 words if I need to, get angry and destroy a page, or express happiness and joy. It’s like having a private corner of the world to yourself and I highly recommend it.

Testimonial Note from Sumisu on Fri, Feb 02
1 cup
Improve the homepage
New Feature Vote from Emily DeArdo on Fri, Feb 02
1 cup

It’s really helped with addressing my feelings and thoughts in a healthy way. What I used to do is repress my feelings when I didn’t know what to do and how to handle them. Now I come here and write and vent and usually feel better after having written out my feelings in plain language. – Thanks so much for making 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Evangeline W on Thu, Feb 01
1 cup

I can’t recall if I found 750 words before I read The Artists Way – but the site, community, and care wth which we writers are supported is rather wonderful. I love sneaking a peek to see who completed at the same time as me. I may not read all of the supportive mails, but the fact they arrive is like a little comfort blanket. I was gutted the last time I broke my streak – an Internet glitch meant my text had not committed. I tried to resume but life was tough – now I am back on the rails again, and have my day of the year calendar sorted with day 200 clearly in my sights – and oh the inspiration of those folks who have stayed on track for oh so many days more. You are my invisible friends and thank you for your invisible support – it means the world to me,

Testimonial Note from Patron Pen Gris on Thu, Feb 01
3 cups
Secure server for writing

Having a private space on the Internet that’s yet accessible has been the best part of 750words for me. Not sure what this feature entails (since I hope it’s on a secure server already?) but since the option is here I’ll put some cups towards that :)

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Thu, Feb 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

The badges keep me really motivated. I like thinking I get a prize for writing. It’s fun. Perhaps for every consecutive month that you succeed in a writing challenge there could be a different badge? And maybe a couple in the middle – every 50 days or so would be nice. I love this site. Thank you for giving me a place to expel all my mental garbage so that I can be positive for the other people around me. It has made me happier. I get rid of all the negative and can be a more sunshiny person as a result. x

New Feature Vote from alison neri on Thu, Feb 01
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from JY Nona on Thu, Feb 01
1 cup
Update Badges -- NaNo 2018, 2019, 2020...

It looks like the available badges haven’t been updated in a while; the NaNo 2015 badge mentions you’ll be doing another one in 2016, which was a while ago. How ‘bout a NaNo 2018 badge? (I also agree with the person that more badges would be good. They’re working really well for me to keep me motivated! Thanks for your consideration.

New Feature Request Note from Tanna Marie on Wed, Jan 31
1 cup

I wasn’t able to fully utilize the free 30 day trial but I was pleased on the days I was able to use the site because it was such a big help for me.

Thank you to the wonderful creators of this site.

Testimonial Note from Noctis L. C. on Tue, Jan 30
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from A. O. Juarez on Mon, Jan 29
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Jan 28
1 cup
Please retain line breaks

I find I often write my musings more like poetry, where I hit ‘enter’ a lot to move to the next line, using the line break as my punctuation, to keep the thoughts flowing more freely.
However, when I come back to read my old entries, all of those line breaks have been removed, and all my previously separate lines are now together, looking like a paragraph, unless I have hit enter twice.

But I didn’t want a paragraph
to hem
to pen
together my words.
Just some spaces
as breaks.
So if you can retain them,
thanks.

New Feature Request Note from Michelle E on Sat, Jan 27
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Tayla Gittins on Sat, Jan 27
1 cup

I started writing “Morning Pages” in a notebook after reading “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron nearly 20 years ago and when I don’t do it, it seems there is a backup of mental clutter that hinders me from writing. When I pore out my thoughts concerning what I need to remember to do or process the dream I’ve had the night before, it clears the fog, so to speak and opens a channel of creativity. I am switching to typing for a season because I believe it will be like doing scales on the piano, signaling my brain that we are getting ready to work.

Testimonial Note from Vanessa VanCleave on Sat, Jan 27
1 cup

Writing daily at 750words became my life’s anchor almost four years ago. It helped me realize I’m a writer that has more discipline than I thought (I’ve missed only five days in that time). As I near 2 million words I must say that no other practice has helped keep me focused on my goals more than this. Writing daily is a game changer. Give it a shot. It worked (and continues to work) for me. Get going.

Testimonial Note from Michael Steven Martin on Fri, Jan 26
6 cups

My last two books have come from my gushings on 750 Words. Presently I’m working on a third. What I do is look for a theme over a six month or year period, transfer them over to a folder on my desktop and revise from there. Thank you Buster and Kellianne for such a wonderful, helpful website.

Testimonial Note from Joseph Sutton on Tue, Jan 23
5 cups

750 words is central to my life. The blank page is my find, It listens to me and takes down everything I type and it does not judge me or try to suggest solutions . It is just there for me. I feel more at home writing, alone, since I am never alone. The endless blankness of th page seem kind and generous to me. It is never bored.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Tue, Jan 23
1 cup
Levels of Cups of Patronage

Hello, there are 4050 members today, and multiplying that by 12 and by 5, it seems there is a profit of around $243,000. Changing it to 4 dollars would mean 194,440, $3 to 145,800. I am asking for varied price range, so that those who can continue to contribute 5 or more can do so, an that there can be options for those with less. Thank you, have a good day.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jan 22
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Ramona Fowler on Mon, Jan 22
1 cup
Search by stats?

Could the Search feature be expanded to allow us to find all days on which particular stats scores occurred, ie, all my Extrovert days or all my Positive days?

New Feature Request Note from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Sun, Jan 21
3 cups

Since I’ve come back after my break, I’ve decided to let go of expectations, and take my days as they come, so when yesterday got complicated and exhausting, instead of forcing myself to write, I let go of it and embraced my new egg status. Actually felt good, and here I am today, writing.

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Sun, Jan 21
3 cups

750 words is better and cheaper than a therapist. I cannot even begin to describe how much daily journaling on this site changed my life. I tried to journal regularly many times before, on pen and paper, in Word, on other online platforms, but it never stuck. I am not sure what is different with 750 words, but it just fits me so well.

Writing 750 words daily helped me believe in myself again; if I can commit to this action, I can slowly start improving my life in other areas without giving up.

Testimonial Note from Anna Salt on Sun, Jan 21
1 cup
Secure server for writing

Just realized this already exists—thank you!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Jan 21
1 cup

750 words helped me to discipline my mind into being “inspired” regularly.

Testimonial Note from Jack Gish on Sat, Jan 20
1 cup

Though I haven’t always been consistent over the years, I have always returned to 750 words during the most difficult times in my life to write and process my feelings. I began in 2010, and now in 2018 as I look back over my old journal entries, I am able to see how much I have grown and think back on all the challenges that I have overcome along the way. I am so grateful that this site is still around and that I am able to revisit from time to time to write and reflect.

Testimonial Note from Jules Hansen on Fri, Jan 19
1 cup
Improve the homepage

Actually the feature I’d like is the ability to retrieve a lost account with an email address I no longer have, and forgot the password.

New Feature Vote from Page on Fri, Jan 19
3 cups

750words.com might have actually saved my PhD thesis. Or at least made me finish it successfully. Since the day I this site, I haven’t skipped a day and can’t see why this would stop anytime soon. It’s amazing how almost every time after around 250 words my mind starts focussing and sorting out the mess in my head (and there was a big mess in my mind during that final PhD stage, let me tell you that).

I’ve actually written it down many times during my morning pages, now I’d like to make it public: thank you so much for creating this site and designing it in such a beautiful and simple, yet playful manner. Don’t you ever stop! :-)

Testimonial Note from Jan Ullmann on Fri, Jan 19
1 cup
Chat Room -- Right Here

I would love to connect with people who are doing the same thing I’m doing — writing 750 words per day (or more, or for a specific purpose). I just made it to writing 50 days in a row, and at this point, I’m wondering if I’ve emptied out a lifetime of brain detritus. Do I have anything else to say? We could talk about how our lives and our writing are affected by this discipline, what detracts us, etc. We can inspire each other when our commitment is faltering.

New Feature Request Note from Tanna Marie on Thu, Jan 18
1 cup

Tonight I am a Night Bat! Today, I am a man! I can’t believe how much getting the badge pleases me. 750 Words helped turn my anger and bitterness to always being stuck on night shifts , to making the night beckoning. What alchemy is this?
Next is the Challenge of the Cheetah!

Testimonial Note from Chuck Findley on Thu, Jan 18