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

Caroline Qureshi
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Aaron Webb
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Michele Stankowski
Karen Bachmann
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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I love 750 words. It has helped me in so many ways and I tell every writer they need it in their life!!! I can’t believe I was capable of writing so many words! Thank you creators of this amazing site and fellow writers <3 p.s. I just got the penguin badge and it’s so cute!

Testimonial Note from Fatima Jaghori on Wed, Jan 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love badges! I want to accumulate them for every streak, every everything.

New Feature Vote from Tanya on Wed, Jan 01
5 cups

As an actor, I get to write as my character would. I get to flesh them out in here, to actualize who they might be, based on the script. They become more three dimensional for me. I have a whole month for this too.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Wed, Jan 01
1 cup

I discovered 750 words in November and just completed my first monthly challenge—December. I’m signed up for January and looking forward to another month of writing my words every day. What a fantastic way to clear my mind every morning! I love starting every day with this accomplishment.

Testimonial Note from Joyce H Brand on Wed, Jan 01
5 cups

Been a member here for almost 4 years and have yet to write a straight 30 days! For someone who feels writing is one of her main callings, this mystifies me, yet being able to track my habits all this time has great value and spurs me on to try again. So tomorrow January 1st, I will begin a new month of attempting 30 days in a row and we’ll see if I can be consistent and make it happen. I really appreciate, by the way, being able to categorize my writing with the metadata, it’s so great to be able to go back and pull up all the entries related to a particular term.

Testimonial Note from Diana Dee on Tue, Dec 31
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Janell on Tue, Dec 31
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Please make it super easy to write on my iPhone.

New Feature Vote from Abhijeet Gaiha on Tue, Dec 31
3 cups

This site is amazing. I have just completed my first full month in a few months, and it has felt so good. I am already signed up to the January challenge,and am going to ACE that one as well.

750words has been my therapist this year. In the thousands of words I have written here I have healed some deep, old wounds (I am glad I can know that no one apart from me ever reads them!). Sometimes I write nonsense jsut to fill the space. Sometimes I allow my ADHD Brain to come up with all the ideas it wants to, knowing full well I am never going to act on them. Sometimes I pour my heart out, and process pain and trauma. Sometimes I wrote blog posts and job applcations. Whatever I need, 750words gives me the space to do it, and the motivation to remember that I need to do it.

I am so grateful for this site. EVery month when my payment goes out, I am glad to be paying for this. I know I wouldn’t have done half the writing and healing I have done in a word document. There is something safe and encouraging about logging into my account here. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Esther Nagle on Tue, Dec 31
8 cups

My mind was feeling free and i was acting most natural, i was fully presnt and i was feeling heard and spoken. This was my first experience. of writing 750 words. One day i wrote about some very sensitive childhood incidents, another day I wrote about some creative and productive additions in my daily schedule. i wrote being most honest to myself, Knowing that it is something which completely confidential i completely opened up. By now having written for more than 100 days and some 125 K words, i feel a lot known to myself, a lot aware about my actions, a lot informed about what i inside me, a lot supported. I call this 20-30 mins a holy time where i connect to some great power and i get all the solution which i look for. i really appreciate the motivational rewards which this plateform uses. this is something which has forced me to stick to this website. Great work guys. keep it up.

Testimonial Note from Rishikesh Ranjan on Mon, Dec 30
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Beyond the NaNoWriMo: a badge for every month you write 50,000 words — not just during the month of November. Would also like to see badges for meeting the monthly challenge. Not just one time, but every time. Better representation for those who do other than the Wall of Fame (I can never find my name there). Thanks so much!

New Feature Vote from Tarah Moser on Mon, Dec 30
2 cups

I have returned to 750 words after a years long hiatus. Now that I am done school, I really hope to get back into writing seriously, and this has helped me get my thoughts into a coherent form!
Day 6 of my newest streak, and I have hopes that I will make it further than I hae in the past.

Testimonial Note from Lylli Ariella Hughes on Sun, Dec 29
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Emily Daniels on Thu, Dec 26
1 cup
A better mobile site

I just signed up with a monthly subscription and noted two Note responses where subscribers were unable to enter their morning pages and were very upset. I wonder if we subscribers could be informed ahead of time when the system will be down. Or was it due to a clerical Paypal or Credit Card cancellation error? How is this being addressed?

New Feature Vote from Mary Cathleen Wilson on Thu, Dec 26
1 cup

So bummed – I broke my streak yesterday – I’d blame it on the holidays but I had time during the day and simply forgot. I generally write first thing so I didn’t think about it during the day – went to a family holiday party, came home around 1 am and then remembered – only 1 chance to never miss and I blew it. Oh well, what can I do. I love this site, but as simple as it is there are few things I just don’t get – like the cups – and the following – why follow someone? in any case, love the points, the badges the safe space to write, I love counting the words and the attempt to interpret mood, etc. All great stuff. Thanks

Testimonial Note from Vienna Castellaw on Wed, Dec 25
1 cup

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays From Sydney Australia. 🎄 Christmas Is Here 🎄

Testimonial Note from Ms. T on Tue, Dec 24
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’m back after a few years away from 750 words. It’d be nice to see my past badges back and also accumulate new ones as I begging using 750 words again. I was a former member for over two years and loved getting badges. Please give returning members incentive for badges again as they write on 750 words.

New Feature Vote from Carol Factor on Mon, Dec 23
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Meli Kimathi on Sun, Dec 22
5 cups

A year ago I went to a family gathering so distracting I forgot to write my words that day and broke my streak. Upon realizing this the next morning, I felt so disappointed — a feeling of empty sadness I can barely describe! A year later, I just earned my 365-day pegasus badge. I just had to commemorate this with a note. To anyone who breaks their streak this year due to an overly-busy Holiday season, you have my empathy! To everyone else, make sure to set reminders if you have a tendency to write half-consciously before bed on busier days like I do!

Testimonial Note from Victoria Okay on Sun, Dec 22
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I write in Chrome on an iPad, and the margins for writing text are just a bit too wide – there are a few characters off the edge of the page for some reason. It would be satisfying if the writing page felt a bit less archaic.

New Feature Vote from KJ Nichols on Sun, Dec 22
5 cups

For me This site is mainly to practice skills and when I started I wanted to write every day but life got in the way, I got busy and I stopped.

Recently Ive started writing again after a long period of not. But this time its to help calm me down after getting anxious. Its a safe place to write out your thoughts.

Thank you

Testimonial Note from Joni Smith on Fri, Dec 20
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would love the opportunity to be able to write my notes whilst commuting

New Feature Vote from Joni Smith on Fri, Dec 20
1 cup

I am able to get clarity on my life and restore myself. I view my time spent typing 750 words daily as a part of my self care routine. I appreciate this website and love getting badges!

Testimonial Note from Mary Draper on Wed, Dec 18
1 cup

I haven’t always been good about writing here, my account stretches waaaaaaaaaay back. But it’s a clever, enouraging site, and it is fun to see people with their amazing badges of hundreds of days and milions of words. This place does something write for keeping us going, and being gentle when we don’t. It feels like a perfect mix of support and autonomy, community and privacy I can’t wait to see what comes with the new changes! Well done!

Testimonial Note from Carli Schultz on Sat, Dec 14
1 cup

Why was I suspended? I HAVE BEEN A PATRON EVER SINCE MY FREE TRIAL RAN OUT. I have been a faithful member, and have written every day. Today I am not allowed. THIS IS SO WRONG! You took my money and will not allow me to write. I am really angry. There’s no way to contact whoever monitors this group. I am losing my money I paid, and losing my input for today. I won’t be back, and this is stupid.

Testimonial Note from Charlene Marolf on Sat, Dec 14
1 cup

I am not able to write today. I don’t understand, as I have paid my money. I am so upset right now. I have been a regular writer, and have written every day, but today it will not let me. I don’t uderstand. I cannot find anywhere else to contact whoever manages this, but I have paid my money. THIS IS WRONG. WHY CAN I NOT WRITE? i HAVE BEEN A PATRON EVER SINCE MY FREE TRIAL WAS OVER.

Testimonial Note from Charlene Marolf on Sat, Dec 14
3 cups

I’ve been writing on for a couple of years now, with varying degrees of success. But recently, I read Atomic Habits by James Clear and my whole mindset has changed. Between this site and habit-building, I’m loving writing – even when it’s more of an effort to get the words down.

Best of all, though, my anxiety is lessened and I’m coming up with more ideas and thinking more deeply, thanks to this site. I won’t be breaking my streak again. And at some point, my words will become a novel…

Keep writing, writers!

Testimonial Note from Vicky Fraser on Sat, Dec 14
26 cups

Hey, I’m Michaël, and I’m addicted to this website (wrote half a million words in 3y).

Everyday, I write a short summary of the 750 words from yesterday. Likewise, every week, I summarize the past seven “daily summaries” into a short “weekly summary”. I do something similar every month, season and year, extracting positivity from my daily journaling, forcing my future self to remember what actually mattered.

I’m so grateful that this site exists and that I developed this writing/reviewing habit.

I would love to talk to all the other awesome writers on this website. If this note of inspiration motivated you to do more reviewing, shoot me an email at [email protected]

Testimonial Note from Michaël TRAZZI on Fri, Dec 13
1 cup

Yesterday, I earned the 1000 day streak badge thing. It was quite exciting. It felt appropriate to write one of these testimonial notes at this juncture.

Testimonial Note from Satan's Clown on Thu, Dec 12
1 cup

I found your site several month back now and I used it for a month or so off and on. I struggle with making this a habit. I really want to but have a hard time making it stick I guess. I can’t remember you having a strict $5 a month membership back then so I am guessing this has changed possibly. You say it is “super cheap” and yes I suppose 5 bucks is super cheap in many ways but when you use is a little here and a little there and come and go because you struggle to do it in the first place $5 is a deterrent. It seems like everyone for every little thing in every little app or program wants to get paid by the month now. It feels like I should just start having my pay setup on auto pay to all the various apps and programs I want to try to help make my life fun, interesting and better … love to do that but pay only goes around the block so many laps if you know what I mean. On the other side I know you should get paid for your website as well. Why not a lifetime membership option? I though you had a donation option and not just a “day long” or whatever the 1 cup 2 cup things are. I guess in the end it is your website and your choice to charge and my choice to pay it or just grab a legal pad of paper and write there on on a word document on my local PC even. I wish I could be an everyday user and it might be rewarding to me and $5 every month might seem super cheap but as it is now I might write a couple times here and a couple times there trying to come back and before I know it a month has passed so quickly and you have another $5 from my account again …

Testimonial Note from Jonathan Goodpasture on Fri, Dec 06
1 cup

Can there be an app so that typing on the go can be easier?

New Feature Request Note from Tracy Perthuis on Wed, Dec 04