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

Edward M Wenger
Leland Dean
Jo Pumpkins
Terrell Welker
Brent H
Chloe Costello
Astrid Countee
Marianne Pownall
Chris Lussier
Varun Risbud
Melanie F.
David
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Brian
Pascal Bergeron
PS
Monica
Tatiana Webb
Travis Lee Michael
vithu namasivayam
Lisa Perrine Brown
Paul Velonis
Everett Goldner
Lisa Holt
Karen Redd
Ellen Olson
Amanda Nell Edgar
Deanna Yerichuk
Victoria Kovalenko
COSMO
Jary
Alex
Rachel Walder
Noelle Shema
Jennifer Wilkinson
John Painting
Emma N
Jordan Knox
Amee
Paula
Cydling
Hannah Berg
Betti
artful Dodger
Otter River
Swizec Teller
Claire
Reidun Saxerud
Susie Wampler
Joe Okraglik
Tenzin Dickyi
Jessica Dancer
Tia
Alex Graham
Fran M Putney
tammi dallaston
Katze Collmar
Lamica Burnett
James O'Donnell
July Marie Sanchez-Sadowski
yohanca
Chris
Paula Vital
John Brereton
Fiona Byrne
Emily Oram
Bongie Manguino
Goh Teck Wee
AlexandraNeenan
sera stopard
Hilde Antwerpen
Nancy Jean
Lilia Curbelo
Ellina Mambetalieva
Emily Tatstah
LOlin
Prof Rox
Satan's Clown
Creator of the series The Trilogic Worlds
Alex James
Kornel S.
Oscar Perez
Yvonne
Douglas Blane
Morrigan Q
Michael Tresnowski
Violette Ferrand
Kyla Bruff
Iben Philbèrt Michelsen
Sam Colleran
Amy O'Neil
Jacob Schluns
Jessica Lackaff
Leo
The Bad Panda
Coty Nisbet
Kirk Bagwell
Stacy Armstrong
Mauricio Graziano
Juniper Coyote

Notes of inspiration from members

2 cups

This is my donation for failing to complete the monthly challenge… I totally forgot on the last day and despite being frustrating a deal is a deal.

Testimonial Note from Mike Bainbridge on Tue, May 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I use my phone a lot and love writing on it. This would be an amazing feature to have

New Feature Vote from Suad Kamardeen on Tue, May 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Alex Laforest on Mon, May 01
1 cup
Reminder to write on my mobile and computer

I’d like a gentle and persistant reminder to write on my mobile and email. If that already exists and I just havnt found it – please redesign the site to make it a bit more obvious! Thanks.

New Feature Request Note from Simon Brauner-Cave on Mon, May 01
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

The home page and in fact all the pages could do with being a little more intuitive and signposted. Log in needs a little light detective work to be found. Joining is hidden in plain view! Have a big happy button!

New Feature Vote from Simon Brauner-Cave on Mon, May 01
1 cup
Personal Dictionary

It would be lovely if there was a personal dictionary to keep track of an individual’s made up or uncommon words and names, as in Google Docs, so that they are not always counted as incorrect and might even be acknowledged by the word counter.

Thank you for this wonderful website!

New Feature Request Note from Mouse Cake on Sun, Apr 30
1 cup
Force Save before 750 Words

I was thinking that it might be good for the nervous…over-thinking types like me to be able to force save my writing before the 750 word mark. I am used to working in Constant Contact and have gotten into the habit of saving my work as I go along because sometimes when I go away/get kicked off/lose power once I come back/log back on, my work (or at least the last bit that I did) will be GONE! This is a terrible feeling to have put your heart out there and then it’s missing. It can’t be recreated! Just a thought.

New Feature Request Note from Sam I Am on Sun, Apr 30
18 cups

The Phoenix badge is mine. I never thought this day would come and as it has finally come, I really think using this site every morning has changed me as a person. Fundamentally, for the better as a writer and even as someone who can express my emotions with ease. To be totally honest my eyes are already on the next badge that will put me in a group of people less than half the size of the one I am in now, reflecting the awesome amount of diligence that goes with achieving each new level of demonstrated commitment. My sincere thanks to both Kellianne and Buster for this amazing website.

Testimonial Note from Yola Smith on Sun, Apr 30
1 cup

I waht to thank you for this site! This service is somrthing like shelter – I can write everything I want and be myself

Testimonial Note from Anastasiya on Sat, Apr 29
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Bryan Sim on Thu, Apr 27
1 cup

750 words has been a great way for me to get my thoughts out. It is very meditative and I really enjoy it a lot.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer McMahon on Thu, Apr 27
1 cup
Ability to Add pictures/images to the day's writing

I am using the site as a journal to log what’s happening in our family. I would love to be able to attach pics of the kids and things we are doing.

New Feature Request Note from Sam I Am on Tue, Apr 25
1 cup
Alt Text on Badges

This shouldn’t be too hard of a feature to implement. It just requires adding a brief description to the various site badges. Some of us are visually impaired or totally blind, like me, and this would greatly increase our enjoyment of the site. For example, a badge description could be, “This is a delicious cup of coffee. It has white foam on the top.” or “This is a turkey with vibrant rainbow feathers, symbolizing the fact you wrote for three days straight.” Just things like that. It’d be truly helpful and shouldn’t be hard to implement. Keep up the good work, guys.

New Feature Request Note from Rhymershouse Collective on Mon, Apr 24
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Thomas Hart Bralower on Sun, Apr 23
2 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Thomas Hart Bralower on Sun, Apr 23
8 cups

I was directed to this years ago from NaNoWriMo, I came back once or twice because it was amazing. It really stuck with me, and when a friend complained she struggled developing a daily writing habit I immediately told her about this place even though it had been over 2 years since I had used it.
I had been having trouble with my own daily writing habit so I decided to return. I immediately got back into the habit and have gotten more done on last years NaNo novel then I have in all the months since November. Hopefully I’ll stick around longer this time, but I’ve always been bad with commitment.

Testimonial Note from Amaya Ells on Sat, Apr 22
1 cup
Bold, Italics, Badge Tracking

I would really appreciate the ability to use italics and bold during my daily 750, perhaps even vary text size within my entries.

More badges would also be a bonus, as those are great incentive.

And being able to track my progress within a certain badge. To know that I have 5 more days of early rising before I finish the achievement, etc.

New Feature Request Note from Sam Wagner on Fri, Apr 21
5 cups

Ten days away from getting the next badge, the Phoenix badge, which I have never attained after more than two years on the site. I used to struggle for a good 45 minutes to an hour to accomplish my entries. 750 Words has helped me so much, in more ways than I could have imagined – in writing creatively and sorting out my emotions. Over time just having this “brain dump” has helped me to stem the tendency to transfer my concerns about inner conflicts to situations I encounter in the outside world. Thank you, Kellianne and Buster!

Testimonial Note from Yola Smith on Thu, Apr 20
4 cups

So unbelievable, and yet so satisfying. Tonight after my writing my streak is 1550 days and I just passed 2.5 million words written. Not that I’ve manifested anything publishable—yet, but just to have created that kind of output for that long a time is something I could never have accomplished without this site. I’m extremely grateful to Buster and Kellianne. Thank you so much, guys. (Now if my monthly summary would just get straightened out to reflect my streak…)

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Mon, Apr 17
1 cup

After being away from 750 words (but refusing to stop the monthly donations!) for almost 2 years, I started writing again 4 weeks ago. In that time, 750words has helped me deal with new anxieties, write parts of three short stories, sort out my personal priorities (I’m going to move to the City from the SUburbs where I’ve lived my entire life), and in general feel better.

It’s had enough impact that co-workers have spontaneously asked me what’s up in my life, as I seem happier and more productive the past 2 weeks.

Thanks, 750words for helping me get ideas out of my head, and someplace I can use them!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Apr 16
10 cups

I love writing, but I am good at procrastinating. 750 Words is my trick to not procrastinate. :) Maintaining my writing streak on 750 Words is enough to keep me going each day. I don’t get that support from a paper journal or some electronic file. I perceive the badges as kind and personal cheering along the way.
I am thankful to the friend who introduced me to 750 Words back in 2010 and, of course, I am very thankful to Buster and Kellianne for creating this space for “my” personal writing journals. May 750 Words live long and prosper!

Testimonial Note from Karen Mardahl on Sat, Apr 15
2 cups

We all have a touch of genius. That unique perspective which touches our humanity and would encourage so many. But most of the time it’s stuck in our head, afraid to come out, and bless the world with it’s transparent presence. This site helps bring that out and make our world a more authentically confident one at that.

Testimonial Note from Chris Lussier on Sat, Apr 15
2 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Chris Lussier on Sat, Apr 15
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Chris Lussier on Sat, Apr 15
32 cups

Thank you Kellianne and Buster for this amazing site. I have been an on again/off again writer since 2010! I love this site. It has helped me journal my way through miscarriages, serious illnesses of parents and other loved ones, a new baby, and struggles with anxiety.

It has also been a great motivator for me to achieve some creative writing goals, including winning NANOWRIMO 2016. But when I look at all my output for the last 7 years, I can see other large amounts of work on other stories and novels. At this point in my life, I write for the sake of writing and am not sure I will ever share it with anyone else. But I know that I have done it, and those characters live in my own writing here.

Thank you Kellianne and Buster for also letting me “cheat!” I was 467 days into my writing streak (for those counting, that means my streak started on New Years Day 2016) and an awful bout with the stomach flu caused me to miss writing that day.

A quick note to Kellianne for help and my streak was restored! I made sure to write double (1500 words) the next day, so at least I didn’t feel like I was cheating too much.

So here is my testimonial note and my note of “Thanks” for this fantastic place for writing!

Testimonial Note from Suzanne Wayne on Fri, Apr 14
1 cup

I signed up for 750 Words several years ago, but didn’t stick with it, although on occasion I revisited the site with intentions to do a daily writing practice that never quite happened.. Four months ago I began to develop some mobility problems, and am now in the process of getting a second opinion for ALS. Fifty five days ago, I began to write, and haven’t skipped a day since then. Writing gives me the opportunity to get the fears and worries out without overburdening my family members taking care of me. Writing has been a valuable task during a time when my physical functioning is failing and I am trying to create a structure for my life as it is now. My writing doesn’t look good, and may not be readable but it is helping to keep me together during this uncertain time.

Testimonial Note from Gracie Em on Fri, Apr 14
1 cup

You want to be a writer? Then write every day, they said. Use Word or Evernote, they said. You don’t need to spend money on a subscription, they said. Yeah well, they’re wrong. I look forward to my daily dose of 750 Words. Just realized I was earning badges. Badges? Who cares? As it turns out, I do. Great service, so glad you set it up. Thanks!!

Testimonial Note from Mary Beth Deans on Thu, Apr 13
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Achievement badges are helpful in keeping up with writing or at least they are for me. Especially if you could combine them with your writing statistics.

New Feature Vote from Alice on Wed, Apr 12
1 cup

I learned about morning pages almost 20 years ago. Of course, I stopped doing it 19 and half years ago! Then I decided started writing my first book. It was going OK, but I was having trouble finding my voice. My wife had been an early adopter of 750Words.com, and she shared it with me. After my second day of writing, I noticed a massive difference in the writing for my new book. That is worth $5/month in a heartbeat. Great site, great features! Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Dan Holtz on Wed, Apr 12
10 cups
More badges

I am so happy to be a Space Squirrel! But I notice there are more Space Squirrels than Space Birds writing. It would be great to have some more badges available. For example, you could photoshop a squirrel plus a space bird into one image… or two space squirrels into one image … etc. I volunteer to do Photoshopping myself if you agree with this idea.
Thanks so much for this wonderful 750 words site, whether you take my idea or not.
Betsy

New Feature Request Note from Betsy Devine on Tue, Apr 11