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

Jenny Engard
Chante Wouden
Hemanth Reddy
Tsvserafini
Jim Crocker
Georgia Rodz
Ian Shrimpton
Leroy Zut
Tim Trueheart
Hosanna Lettvin
Sylvi King
merc
J. Bruce
Brit Precht
David Aronchick
Albith Delgado
Deborah Knepler
Yvette Zavala
Joshua Pevner
Sally Fulham
Vada Nickel
Amanda Eriksson
Emily Lynne Clare Sheridan
Paul Spallini
Marica Odagaki
Carlos Ortiz
Jason Young
Samuel L Appelbaum
Bologna Indignante
Chelsea Ann Miller
joy
LUZ HERRERA
Michele Knight
Michael Denvir
Verana
Robin James O'Hara
Maria Johnson
Rumpleman
Amanda Thompson
Anastasiia
Jessica Baird
Rachel Connors
yvonne kuennen
Ron Gallop
Michael Roth
Erlinda Legaspi
Michaela Stewart
Johnathan Larkey
webeck
Beyah
Brian Corliss
Thomas Karapatsos
Michele Roszell
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McCabe & Kavanagh
Mark Vicente
Cristina Correa
Lisa Franek
Kelly Lynn
Wesley Chan
Elizabeth Eisenhauer
Margaret A. Babcock
Margaret Aymer
Romecca Sawers
Jaime
Aisha Turner
Penny Kynigou
Claus D. Hansen
Amy J. Brown
Crystal Cambridge
Laura Delman
Anon Y. Mous
Samuel Stephen Joseph
Dan Digna
Alanna Byrne
Gayle Lawrence
Michelle Jackson
Jan Ullmann
Colleen Mullaney
Katya
Moira Murphy
Jordan Russo
John Munnelly
Sarah nightingale
Emily DeArdo
Eirene Chen
Kym Cadle
Anne Marie Chastain
Crystal L Piper
Pearl Phaovisaid
Susan Mann
Rita A Peterson
Sarah Greeley
Zahra
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Ginger
John Hosmer
Joris Debeij
Maria
Vincent Ruijgrok

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
Offline App/Tracking

I’ve gone on vacation where WiFi access is spotty and lost my writing streaks because I don’t have internet access – and there seems to be no way around this! Maybe a premium option where members could show that they have written offline and this syncs without losing progress! Thanks <3

New Feature Request Note from Sophie on Wed, Feb 01
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Theme/mood/vocab badges? Things based on the analytics. And maybe an option to show/hide content badges?

Also maybe horses of many colors for those who complete multiple month challenges—separate from the longer bird badges. So right now I’m a Pterodactyl, I wouldn’t need all those horses, but let’s say each calendar year gets a different color horse, or a different color for each month. If by year like car tabs, it could be “Member earned four golden horses this year!” or if by month: “Member has been a golden horse for two of the three Aprils she’s been a member.” But that would only apply to people who do not have a longer streak.

New Feature Vote from Reidun Saxerud on Tue, Jan 31
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Briony on Tue, Jan 31
1 cup

Writing each morning has been one of the best things that I have ever done. Much joy and love have shown up in my life. Thanks for creating this. Best Therapy Ever!

Testimonial Note from Dianne R Wright on Tue, Jan 31
1 cup

Writing here every day gives me a clarity that is extraordinarily valuable. With all the clutter in my mind, filtering it to my writing here has made me happier, more focused and more productive. Thanks for this great site!

Testimonial Note from Dan Colachicco on Mon, Jan 30
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Veto on Sun, Jan 29
1 cup

Writing today made me aware of a sadness deeply buried in me. I’m crying and I’m sad, really sad. But I feel a lot more alive than before. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to reconnect with myself.

Testimonial Note from Marie-Michèle on Sun, Jan 29
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Being able to write on a smartphone, maybe even offline with a function of uploading upon having internet access would be just Fantastic :)

New Feature Vote from Dmitry on Sun, Jan 29
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I’d love a much more enhanced text-entry and saving system. Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Darin Cavallero on Fri, Jan 27
1 cup

In a way, doing 750 words is an inexpensive form of therapy. I’ve learned lots of things about forming new habits as well as how I behave and respond to things.

Testimonial Note from Dave McGurgan on Thu, Jan 26
1 cup

Hello fellow writers,
I have been here for 11 months, sporadically writing, a bunch of slashes and a few ’X’s’ – a little like my bowling results! But today, I noticed my points hit 40 for the first time which means I’m being more consistent. I have yet to hit 30 days in a row. So that is my next goal!!

Testimonial Note from Diana Dee on Thu, Jan 26
1 cup

I started with 750Words in 2009, but then left for a while. I felt I lost my muse. Recently I remembered just how helpful having this site was, so I returned. Having a site that is easy to use, without lots of hoops to jump through, encourages me to use it every day… thoughts, notes, ideas, rants, raves, a little bit of everything.

Testimonial Note from Cindi Dean Wafstet on Mon, Jan 23
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Daria Space on Mon, Jan 23
61 cups

Some of my most cherished moments in writing are not the verbal insights that arise, but the silences that follow. It’s taken over 7.5 million to unlock these silences, and there are many more to come. Now my writing practice is shifting, and it seems to be time to move on.

I’d like to leave you all with a parting dare: break a habit. Not necessarily a bad habit—it could be something you automatically do that you don’t really need to. Try leaving that undone. Look in a place that you usually overlook. Break a habit. See what happens.

Remember, one way of breaking a habit is to start a new one. Commitment to writing can sometimes feel estranging, boring, or even threatening; more extraverted actions often seem more tempting or significant. But really, writing can move us closer to the world: it can make us deeper listeners and keener observers. So if you’re looking for a sign, here it is: keep going, day by day. Keep writing. See what happens.

Testimonial Note from River Seeks Ocean on Fri, Jan 20
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love this site! I just think it would be even more encouraging if there were badges in between some of the higher-level ones. It seems like a big jump to go from 100,000 to 250,000 words, for example. Or from 200 days to 365.

New Feature Vote from alison luby on Fri, Jan 20
1 cup

At first, it did feel weird talking to myself, but it was worth going through my own thoughts in written form. I think it can definitely improve someone’s life.

Testimonial Note from Eau de Bla on Thu, Jan 19
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Tatiana Prue on Thu, Jan 19
1 cup
Multiple notes each day

Would love the ability to write multiple notes each day. Currently if I want to journal and write a book I have to do that in the same entry.

New Feature Request Note from Jury Duty on Thu, Jan 19
1 cup

This website was the kick start that I needed to get serious about writing again and to allow myself a break in the day to dedicate purely to a hobby.

Testimonial Note from Morgan Hofbauer on Wed, Jan 18
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Nathanial Wellborn on Wed, Jan 18
15 cups

i just have to say thanks. really.

i first joined this site and began writing in order to make sense of a particularly confusing relationship i found myself in at the time. it seemed more logical and safe to pour out my vitriol in these password-protected pages than to do so in a public blog and hide behind pseudonyms. since finding the strength to walk away after that relationship became abusive and then imploded all over me, i’ve used these handy pages to record everything from comedy bits i’m writing to ideas for songs.

so yeah, thanks. kellianne and buster, y’all are doing the lord’s work (i’m an atheist, but i’m still going to say it. rule of funny and all.) love you both.

anastassia

Testimonial Note from Anastassia Davis on Wed, Jan 18
3 cups

Thank you for the space to let loose, rant and go back to being a somewhat normal person.

Testimonial Note from Dalia on Wed, Jan 18
2 cups

This website has helped me turn my life around. I used to think writing was a chore and quite frankly, I get anxious whenever I have to write – but I’m now inspired to write even more and get back to creative writing. It’s helped me with my mental illness and it’s definitely therapeutic. Thank you so much for holding this important space for everyone!

Testimonial Note from Mooza Mohd on Tue, Jan 17
1 cup
More text analysis

Text analysis for other languages, like french for an example.

New Feature Vote from Violette Ferrand on Tue, Jan 17
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Jessica Kosai on Mon, Jan 16
1 cup
Secure server for writing

The ability to export all of the year’s posts. Keep them in something like dropbox or evernote for future reference.

New Feature Vote from Brit LaLa on Mon, Jan 16
1 cup

I’ve always turned to the page as a cleansing loving therapy. That being said it’s been a dry spell for either writing or reading others words… someone very dear to me is going through a huge transition and is just starting up here as well. All I can say is I’m really excited to begin the next steps to my own journey and this is a great tool! I’ve already signed up as a member because I know this is powerful. If anyone out there is feeling timid just try it… you’ve got nothing to lose just the confusing mess of garbage floating around your head 😉
Happy healing folks

Testimonial Note from JOEL MCMILLAN on Mon, Jan 16
1 cup

I have been a pretty prolific journaler over the past 3 years. Prior to, I tried a few different online platforms, including a simple word document, but always returned to paper and pen. A mentor/teacher/friend of mine recommended 750words and, I have to admit, I’m totally hooked.

My beloved paper journals now hold the images that correspond to my journal entries here. In this way, I have found a lot of balance between the speed of getting my thoughts out by typing and having the ability to create a more tactile experience. Furthermore, I have begun to paint mandalas instead of printing images from other artists. I am now able to fully express myself through paper and paint because my words flow so much smoother with the speed of typing and the goal of pushing through to at least 750 words per entry.

A truly masterful and simple system here and I love the Stats feature as well. It serves as a great reflective piece, as it sometimes shows emotions and positions that were unavailable to me through paper journals.

Testimonial Note from Jessica R. Allen on Sun, Jan 15
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from David Dorman on Sat, Jan 14
1 cup

In this era of fear and anxiety in the world, it is so nice to have a place where I can spill all of my frustrations, anger and sadness onto the paper without fear of rebuttal. I can be myself and separate myself from the “stuff” the rest of the world throws at me and get back in touch with the real “me.”

As a writer, this practice had primed my creative pump and not only have I written here daily, but my volume of writing outside of this site has increased tremendously and the quality has improved.

Sometimes like the morning exercise routine (that I have yet to begin) it takes discipline to take those 15-20 minutes to invest in myself and my writing, but I always feel better when I am finished.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Jan 14