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

Mike Hubbard
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Carl Jensen
Eric Lehman
Michael Guldan
Ian Hoch
Qian Long
Christen
Fred Pullin
Alexandra Hidden
Debbie Sue Tlockowski
Will R.
Gundula
Rachelle Moscova
Nancy Joy
Gwenan Sykes
Leona Superfields
Jason Boesel
David Einhorn
Lindsay
Anne Delancy
Jodi Mann
Sarah Arnold
Jay Gokhale
Lisa Strange
César 🏳️‍🌈
Jonathan Woodard
Justin Milner
John Hollenbeck
Kristin Watts
Chantele Mitchell-Miland
Richelle Obenza
Deb Gray
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Angelina Calcaterra
Adriaan Wormgoor
Emily Bernhardt
AW
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Francisco Rengel
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Lola Watson
Andrea Aglibut
Kirby Renalds
Yvonne Hanrahan
Michelle Nazelrod
Crystal Kim
Holly Trantham
Aruna Nair
Kat Leffler
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Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups

When I wrote my first 750 words entry I was interested in the challenge to write every single day. Four years later, I’m yet to form a consistent daily writing habit, but this hasn’t rendered my experience fruitless. I think a strength of 750 words lies in the fact it can be used for many purposes, suiting the preferences of those who use it, and with some structure in the form of goals and gentle encouragement. Working through assessment ideas, treating it as a diary or a personal soapbox are purposes to which I’ve put my entries (sometimes all three in the one).

750 words can be a place to maintain your week, month or year long streaks of daily writing. For me, it’s a place I might neglect but always seem to end up returning to. At times, away from a laptop, I’ve found myself excited to have the chance to log on later and bang out an entry. Knowing you can put something troubling aside and have a particular time and place in which to deal with it is comforting. Thank you for offering such a place!

Testimonial Note from Kate on Wed, Mar 15
1 cup

“Myth: You are working on your ideas even if you are only just thinking about them. Reality: Ideas require elaboration in order for them to grow.” — from “Brainstorm” written by Eric and Ann Maisel

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Mar 14
2 cups

It helps me be more mindful. It slows down my thoughts when they’re rushing through my head.

Testimonial Note from Dave Anderson on Mon, Mar 13
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Josh Itzkowitz on Sun, Mar 12
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Caitlin Brown on Sun, Mar 12
1 cup
Weekday Warrior

I generally don’t write on weekends. I know, the idea is to write every day, but I tend to rest my writing muscles on weekends. it’s what works for me. It makes it hard to get any kind of streak or badge, though, and those streaks and badges provide a little motivation.

Would it be possible to create some weekday warrior badges that keep track of stats for just Monday through Friday?

New Feature Request Note from Greg on Fri, Mar 10
1 cup
More text analysis

Support for other languages.

New Feature Vote from Magnus Lebowski on Fri, Mar 10
1 cup

I started 750 words and it has been such a great return on my writing skills. I am a screenwriter and by writing every day I have developed new skills and have become more dedicated and disciplined on my own work. It has become very therapeutic and cathartic to me. I have opened up my writing potential thanks to this site. I am addicted to writing now and it is a great addiction. Keep on writing.

Testimonial Note from Annie Bio on Thu, Mar 09
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from Lana Durey on Wed, Mar 08
1 cup

I can’t tell you how much this site has improved my life! It sounds dramatic, but I never thought I’d be able to commit to something like this. Writing every night empties my head of the days disjointed thoughts, so I wake up with a clear, positive mind every morning. It’s like a form of meditation.. without the torment of having to sit still! 750words has given me the confidence to know that I CAN write the book I’ve always dreamed about. (And I’m not ashamed to admit my irrational excitement over the badges). Thank you Buster and Kellianne <3

Testimonial Note from Laura Owens on Tue, Mar 07
1 cup
Make Finding Past Posts Easier

I just re-activated my subscription after more than a year’s break and I found it very hard to access my past posts from a year ago. Showing my archive on my profile or somewhere else more accessible would be really appreciated.

New Feature Request Note from Kevin Ndung'u on Mon, Mar 06
10 cups
Title/Index

It would be nice to have the ability to title entries when we write them, so that when we look over the monthly stats page, it shows a quick title along with the date it was written. I currently spend time doing this at the end of each month, but it would be a nice feature to have.

New Feature Request Note from Elisabeth Tricou on Sun, Mar 05
5 cups

Last year, I’ve found 750 Words and became a member of the site. At first, I found 750 words a day to be quite hard to accomplish, but I went on writing for a few months, however, I didn’t keep up the habit.
Since early 2017, I’ve started to write again. I’m on a 51 day streak and also completed the February challenge. Not only am I enjoying to write every day, but I find out things about myself that I didn’t know. Sometimes, I tell stories or things that happened to me personally and I manage to go through all the details again and start to see situations with a different perceptive. It’s totally something worth starting, even if you’re not sure! The rest just comes naturally… Keep up the good work everyone!

Testimonial Note from Mauricio Graziano on Sun, Mar 05
1 cup

In his book “The Story Solution,” Eric Edson states that the secret to being a good writer is having the ability to write badly with pride. That if you cannot allow yourself to write badly, then you will never ever write well. That’s because good writing always comes into focus as the end results of lots and lots of bad writing.

I have always struggled with perfection, wanting everything I write to be great from the moment I write it. This has greatly hindered my creativity and progress. But 750 Words.com is helping me overcome my perfectionism. By writing every day on 750 Words, I’m learning how to write badly with pride.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Mar 04
1 cup

Love this site! Helps me clear my mind. The creators of this site are bloody genius

Testimonial Note from roy lee on Sat, Mar 04
1 cup

Signed up for the March Challenge…..and……..have TWO days in a row so far…….woop….woop!!! Pretty excited considering my name has been plastered across the wall of shame multiple times!!!

Testimonial Note from Diana Dee on Fri, Mar 03
1 cup

750 words has been very effective in helping me to sort out my thoughts and feelings. I highly recommend it.

Testimonial Note from Kenneth Seretse Small on Fri, Mar 03
1 cup

I’ve tried various journal/diary sites and 750words really helped me to just write without putting too much thought into it. All the other sites, I would spend most of my time thinking about what to write, but with 750words, the words just come and flow out. Shortly after developing this habit with 750words, I became a freelance writer. 750words helped me not only develop a habit of writing but also gave me the courage to reach out and make money writing.

Thanks Buster & Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Felicia Edwards on Wed, Mar 01
4 cups
More badges for accomplishments

The badges are great for keeping writing, it’s a brilliant feature. More “lifetime” badges would be nice so that streaks aren’t the main focus of the writing, but also keeping it going longer term.

New Feature Vote from Amy Jennings on Wed, Mar 01
5 cups
Separate Entries on One Date

It would be nice to be able to have several different entries under the same date.

You could have a button to start a new “page” on a date if you’d already written words but wanted to write again on a separate topic. You’d still be able to add more writing to both until the end of the day, like normal.

If you look back on your words that would also make it easier to find certain parts without wading through one long entry. All data could still be counted as one day’s writing.

New Feature Request Note from Amy Jennings on Wed, Mar 01
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Giratina on Wed, Mar 01
1 cup

I’m currently on a 50 day streak. It has helped me focus on writing every day. I now keep a journal, add my thoughts on life and my writing. I love this place.
It’s well worth $5 a month for this.

Testimonial Note from Gerald Hornsby on Wed, Mar 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Plus Android/other platforms

New Feature Vote from Katie Burnham on Wed, Mar 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

And an Android one!!

New Feature Vote from Josephine Kay on Wed, Mar 01
5 cups

I started with 750words over 3 years ago. My writing streaks have come and gone. Over the last few months, I’ve done my writing first, before I do anything else. I have an old iBook G4, probably a decade old, that still boots up by some miracle. It can’t run Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, or any of the other sites I use for work or distraction. But it does run 750words.com. In fact, that’s about the only thing I can do on that computer. So, that’s what I’ve been doing, every day, for almost 160 days. By practicing this focused writing, every day, I’ve also found the time to do other things that are valuable but often get pushed to the wayside. One example: last month, I started meditating, just for 5 minutes, right before I start writing on 750words. There’s another daily habit that I’ve stuck with ever since. 750words has taught me that I can get up and get something done, and that has spread to other areas of my life. Plus, I can write like nobody’s business! When you practice writing every day, banging out an email or a proposal gets that much easier. No more writer’s block for me.Thanks, Buster and Kellianne, for creating this site and keeping it going and growing.

Testimonial Note from Neil Johnson on Tue, Feb 28
1 cup
Improve the homepage
New Feature Vote from Mary Manuel Tobin on Tue, Feb 28
1 cup

This is the worst version of Word with Friends that I have ever played. I don’t even think it’s even multiplayer compatible (or in the very least I haven’t unlocked it yet).

I go on the app everyday and write all 750 words but I don’t get any points??? The leaderboard is filled with people who just use the app everyday, no skill involved.

All I end up doing is putting into writing all the random thoughts I have in my head everyday; I don’t see how this is helpful to me.

This is clearly a pay to win game, 3/5 stars for me.

Testimonial Note from Tim Wang on Tue, Feb 28
2 cups

I’m closing in on a 60-day streak (my longest so far) and I can say without hesitation, the process of writing everyday has had a profound impact on me. On the one hand, it really isn’t that hard to sit down and bang out 750 words in a sitting, so you almost wonder why it would be so challenging to start a streak. On the other hand, few things are more difficult in life than doing, anything, consistently every day. Yet, I’m fully convinced that we are a product of our habits, and the capacity that we have to grab opportunity will be directly influenced by the rigor of our daily disciplines.

750 words is helping me develop a life-changing, daily writing habit. By starting (or on sometimes by ending) each day with an explosion of thoughts and ideas, I’m cultivating a habit that will allow me to grab future opportunities when they present themselves. I’m excited to think what those opportunities might be, and while I wait for them to appear, I will continue writing and building the habit that will allow me to maximize them in time.

Thanks for setting up this site and thanks for investing so much in to keeping it such a simple tool for opportunity grabbers like me!

Testimonial Note from Joe Castaneda on Mon, Feb 27
1 cup

I was looking for a journaling site and found it here. Thank you for creating it! I LOVE the badges and how it inspires me to keep coming back. It would be great to see some new ones…maybe for longer words being used….more words (like 850/day for a certain number of days)…..correct grammar….punctuation. I can’t think of realistic ones.

The daily nudges are wonderful to easily access the site and get started.

I feel like I have become more productive since I started this for my birthday over a month ago. Writing is clearing my mind and giving me a more organized approach to my day!

Thank You 750 Words!!

Testimonial Note from Sam I Am on Mon, Feb 27
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Please, please, please give us more badges! I love that gamification part of 750words as much as I love the whole thing…

New Feature Vote from Bianka on Mon, Feb 27