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

Alan Flynn
Jane Karren
Edy Kizaki
Anaisse Rayh
Jermaine Archer
Andrew Finkelstein
Carly Pals
Iris van de Be
Meg
Anoop Ratnaker Rao
Kenneth Anderson
Parmy
Kee Ursakee
Susan R
Mary McGonagle
Tierney Monaghan
Namratha Vedire
William Erinle
Christopher Rodriguez
Rachel Schroeder
Alan J Stuart
Barbara Macdonald
Nicholas Kotelensky
Nina Windgaetter
Emily Louise
Josh Itzkowitz
Shelley Zhang
Ken Slattery
Scott Huff
Ashley Young
Kathleen Saldana
Don Don
Jason Mitchell
Edward Coen
Christine Row
Lindy Larson
Garima Mathur
Eva Fogarty
Rodney Ackermann
Lu Mueller-Kaul
Bronwyn Saglimbeni
Jeffrey
Patti Chan
Micki Krimmel
bentospin
Stephanie Zhong
Don Copeland
Alexis Carra
Samsarah Morgan
Nikki P
Hazel
Emily Stainer
Sinead Cullen
Bradley Brown
Julie Kim Berg
Jean Theodat
Amie Parker
Grant Ashfield
Joseph Blanton
Kristina N.
Jesse James
Rudolph Nadir
Estrelania Williams
Butler
Maggie Ownbey
Simon Carter
Cecilia Matz
Melissa
Annette G
Megan
Eva Mozena Brandon
Vicky Radcliffe
Ed McNamara
Nickole Backman
Lindsay R Johnson
Penelope Silver
Jenny Williams
Abdul Rahman Al-Khanati
Sarah Muzaffar
Renee Wolf Foster
Mary Pat Knight
Antonio Simas Xavier
Jannie Tr
Emilicon
Kelly Rogers
Violettine
Kavan Ossentjuk
James Tejeda
Anna Berglind
Ashley Dunlop
van spurgeon
Brentwood Reid
Jasmine
Tove Lindgren
Abhishek Thakur
Alex Kimball
Karen Lee Pickett
Viktor Bezic
Robin
Swatis

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Added the word STATS to my metadata list as a way to review my daily-writing stats over time.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Feb 17
5 cups

After two failed attempts at about day 179, I finally made it to that ever elusive 200 post streak, THE PTERODACTYL.
This, done in the face of crippling adversity in my life over that span, plus the two failed attempts prior. I fricking EARNED this badge. Thank you Kellianne and 750 Words!
Thank you for giving me a way to keep my writing close to heart and soul, safely vent every 24 hours…a daily goal that afforded some incredible sense of achievement in the midst of unbearable loss. Ever forward, I will keep on keeping on.

Testimonial Note from Ingrid Bouldin on Fri, Feb 17
1 cup

I’ve been the egg so many times.

Hitting the turkey is not that difficult. It’s the flamingo that gets me to pay attention, a mark that I’ve been doing something for a good amount of time. Nothing against the egg, but I’d rather not go back there again.

I recently got the rooster badge because it’s easier for me to write in the mornings, but the only thing that really matters to me — and I don’t know why — is that line of boxes. The satisfaction of an X filling each one. It means I wrote today. I’ve thought about yesterday, I’ve planned a little bit for today, and something has already been achieved.

Thanks, y’all, for running this site.

Testimonial Note from Patron Andres Esquivel on Thu, Feb 16
7 cups

I’ve been using this site for just over four years, and it’s become a near-daily fixture in my life. I journal, write rough drafts, and sometimes use it as a chalkboard for projects I’m working on. I just noticed that I recently passed 1 million words, and I hope I’ll still be using 750words when I hit 2 million. Thank you for maintaining this wonderful resource.

Testimonial Note from William on Thu, Feb 16
13 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Dr. Darren Garside on Thu, Feb 16
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Dr. Darren Garside on Thu, Feb 16
1 cup

This site has become a place I depend on in my arsenal of self-care practices. Writing always gives me the greatest insight, helps me solve problems or soothe my soul, and clears the way for my creativity to shine. I have always enjoyed writing but have found I don’t stick to it as well with pen and paper. Now I get to write and in a way that feels easier for me to follow though on. Thanks!!

Testimonial Note from matthew on Wed, Feb 15
1 cup

This has been the single most effective method of establishing my writing habit. Considering my amazing ability to procrastinate, there is something about the way this site is set up that motivates me to write my drivel every day. Thanks very much for the motivation. I sincerely hope many others find this gem of a writing space!

Testimonial Note from Jason Swanson on Tue, Feb 14
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Bianka B. on Tue, Feb 14
10 cups
Kilometres or Miles of Writing

We could have some new writing badges which showed how many kilometres (or miles) of text we had written (ie, 12 font, laid out in a line) as badges to aim for. Just a thought!

New Feature Request Note from Sam Young on Sun, Feb 12
1 cup

I started using 750 Words years ago, but it’s always been in intermittent spurts. But, I am in month four of daily journaling for the first time ever! This site is a life-giving part of self-care for me, and I treasure the blank screen and simple little word counter I use to reflect (especially useful in such stressful times as these). Thank you so much :)

Testimonial Note from carfossil on Sun, Feb 12
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Michael Tresnowski on Sat, Feb 11
1 cup

Added the metadata word “DECISION” to track days when I made decisions that I felt were important.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Feb 09
1 cup

Clear my mind? Absolutely. Work through my anxious thoughts? Definitely. Then, since it allows me to process actual data, I feel so much more at ease. Thank you, 750 words, for helping me to practice my passion and take control of my thoughts and feelings.

Testimonial Note from Tara DeVincenzo on Wed, Feb 08
7 cups

Not only is 750 words amazing, but the people behind it are amazing too! Thank you Kellianne, for helping me out!!

Testimonial Note from Tracy Pierce on Wed, Feb 08
1 cup

Wow. Just reached 200,000 words and am on a streak of over 200 days in a row. I honestly never thought I’d stick with it this long without missing a day. I just don’t do that. It has affected my life outside of journaling in ways I wouldn’t have predicted. For instance, I entered a short story contest and actually got my story finished, edited and uploaded by the deadline. I am half way through writing a novel. It’s not the first one I’ve started but it will be the first I finish. Thanks to 750words. So there’s that. More than anything, though, it’s given me a space to spill my thoughts onto the screen and leave them there, which through some kind of magic, helps me order them, prioritize them and turn them into actions. I can not imagine living without this daily practice now, and 750words is the easiest and most effective way I’ve found of ensuring that I continue to take advantage of this simple method of keeping my head straight. So thanks.

Testimonial Note from Ian Hillan on Tue, Feb 07
1 cup

Thanks for helping me get motivated! 750 words or more each day have me on track, whether its just letting rip or writing towards my novel – it is on the page… That’s all that really matters.

Testimonial Note from Helen-Marie Tuiwaiwai on Mon, Feb 06
1 cup

750 words is a cool idea. My new year’s resolution was to write more – so far this app is helping me form the habit.

Testimonial Note from Dom Beveridge on Sun, Feb 05
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jennifer Burrell on Sun, Feb 05
2 cups
Clearer navigation

I sometimes find it difficult to find certain pages (I love a stat). Particularly the one which shows my current points score. Perhaps it’s just me, but I think the navigation could be clearer.

It’s not bad, I feel it could be better. Just a thought.

New Feature Request Note from Mike Bainbridge on Sun, Feb 05
2 cups

Writing is like everything else, you need to practice and get into a routine to get improve. I heard a quote recently which went something like this: “Just because you have a gym membership, doesn’t mean you’ll be in the next Olympics.”

750words.com has become a place to me to get into a routine and practice every day. I know I’m getting better and seeing this improvement is making my life better. I really feel as though I’m achieving something worthwhile.

Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Mike Bainbridge on Sun, Feb 05
1 cup
New Page Option

Having a tab for a new page if you want to write something new or different that is unrelated to what you just wrote? Perhaps that’s just a preference thing, but I always like starting fresh when I write one thing of my chest and something else takes its place and I want to write more, but start from the beginning.

New Feature Request Note from Savannah Gentry on Sun, Feb 05
1 cup
Green and blue stars?

What do the green and blue stars next to a writer’s name mean?

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Sun, Feb 05
20 cups

Since joining 750words in November 2015, I have aimed to write every day. However, I haven’t quite made it – but hitting 97% of days and being just over half a million words is close enough thus far.

I use the morning words idea, but keep that part short. Then ‘the rest’ I use to hash out ideas for articles. I usually formalise one article every two days or so, which has kept my blog posting list well ahead.

750words also helps me tease out my thoughts for peer-reviewed academic articles and for my PhD (just starting).

All in all, THANK YOU, Kellianne and Buster. You have provided me with the space to write every day. This has allowed me to understand that it only takes a bit over a year to write half a million words, and that I have tenacity… which has now segued into doing my PhD.

Mwah, mwah.

Testimonial Note from Sam Young on Sat, Feb 04
1 cup

This cup is for quick help and support from Kellianne about an issue in my account settings. :-)

Testimonial Note from ramarameti on Fri, Feb 03
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from rhiannon lewis on Fri, Feb 03
1 cup

I love 750 words! It’s a way to be committed to my goal, to write every day. The plain page with no distractions is awesome.

Testimonial Note from MARGOT GOBETTI on Thu, Feb 02
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Once you’ve been around a while, the stretches can get long. It’d be nice to still have goals other than “another day” and “more words”.

New Feature Vote from BD Wilson on Thu, Feb 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from lorenzo santos on Thu, Feb 02
6 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

OR a better mobile site? I just want to be able to write in bed or when a compute isn’t near. I’m trying to develop better habits. Thanks for doing what you do

New Feature Vote from Hanna on Thu, Feb 02