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

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Notes of inspiration from members

2 cups
Formatting

It would be nice to have the ability to italicize, underline, and bold things. Even just using keyboard shortcuts would be nice.

New Feature Request Note from Simon Ilincev on Wed, Oct 30
1 cup

I’ve been a member since 2012 and I cannot remember how I found this site, but it’s been such a joy. Now, I haven’t used it consistently that whole time, but rediscovering it recently, I’m just so glad it’s still here and still reliable. It’s helped me commit to living a more aware life and committing to a little creativity each day! I hope everyone has a chance to use 750words!

Testimonial Note from Diana Cameron McQueen on Tue, Oct 29
5 cups

Thanks to the steady maintenance of this site over many years, I have been able to write, stop writing, and return to writing as needed. And this year for the first time, I am inspired to join NaNoWriMo. Thanks, 750words! You’ve been a faithful partner and friend, and I look forward to many more hours together.

Testimonial Note from Margaret Lukens on Mon, Oct 28
1 cup

I’ve only finished my 7-day streak ever today, but I want to say that I’m very happy that I signed up for 750 words. It was difficult getting to this point, but there’s really no bad or ideal time to start such a useful habit as journaling. Ever since I made it a daily habit of getting all my thoughts and feelings of the moment down onto something external, I’ve been feeling a lot lighter and more focused in how I spend my day and time. Some advice on the approach I’ve taken so far that was really successful for me: use this time also to construct what your perfect day would be and, more occasionally, check in with what your goals for the week, month, and life are (what is your best self like? how do you want to show up for others? what do you want in your life now vs. a day,week,month,year, or decade later?). this keeps the conversation with yourself productive and focused, while leaving some time to be silly or vent whatever it is that you’re feeling or going through. initially, i really struggled with using 750 words because it seemed like such an overwhelming amount to write in a fairly short period of time, but as soon as i redirected my energies outward, towards conceptualizing how i wanted to be as a person, for my relationships, and in my goals, i found myself easily meeting or overachieving this quota. for more tips/inspiration on what to ask yourself each morning via 750words, i recommend checking out brendon burchard on youtube! thank you, 750 words, for existing for people like me who is more comfortable typing than writing in a daily journal. :-)

Testimonial Note from Chi V on Sun, Oct 27
5 cups

Woo-hoo! A new morning pages milestone: today I got my million words badge! Since starting here in 2010, this site has become a huge part of my practice as a writer & lecturer. I’m often extolling the virtues of 750words.com and morning pages online, on Twitter & to my students – but thought it was high time I raised a few cups here. Thanks for providing a safe space for our feelings & ideas. Keep writing, everybody!

Testimonial Note from Peggy Riley on Wed, Oct 23
3 cups

I continue to amaze myself as I “better my best” with my writing. 750 Words keeps me focused and on track. I was the person who always wanted to write but talked about it more than doing it. Now I write every day, throughout the day and it has grown my business along with my confidence and self esteem. For whatever ails you and all that inspires you, keep writing!

Testimonial Note from Connie Ragen Green on Wed, Oct 23
1 cup

I’ve written here in spurts. I’ll write every day for a couple of months, and then abandon it for three. But I keep coming back. I’m currently at the end of a job, with nothing planned going forward. Coming here every day, writing down what is rattling around in my head, is helping me to find a path forward. Here, I can start to map out my next adventure, write down my dreams, and imagine the possibilities. This has become my sounding board, my safe place to vent, and the repository of my dreams. I would be lost without it.

Testimonial Note from Heather McMillan on Tue, Oct 22
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from minori time on Tue, Oct 22
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

writing on this site in my mobile browser is clunky and i’d prefer a tidy app. thank you!

New Feature Vote from minori time on Tue, Oct 22
2 cups

I haven’t been very good at sticking with things in my life. I’ve hit 109 days in a row and aside from waking up, I don’t think I’ve done anything that many days in a row. It’s nice. The content isn’t always enthralling (it may just be “So Sleepy.” repeated 375 times) but it is consistent. I appreciate the place to come to be accountable. And I look forward to hundreds more in a row.

Testimonial Note from Renea Dauntes on Fri, Oct 18
5 cups

This website has been a vital component in my commitment to hold myself accountable to good writing habits, and for gathering statistics about monthly word counts.

Testimonial Note from Hazel on Sun, Oct 13
2 cups

I signed up for 750 words a long time ago already. I never had the phase when I used it extensively. However it has always helped me extremely to get troubling and positive thoughts of my mind and get creative whenever I did use it.

Now that I am about to have a proper job and finished studying, I am back at it again. Let’s see how long I stick to it (hopefully for a loooong time).

Testimonial Note from Magnus Klages on Wed, Oct 09
1 cup

I have really enjoyed this site. At first I was trying to use it to get some novel work completed. But I have found the free writing to keep me on task with my goals and to work out some challenges that I face with my new position at work. Thank you for creating this site!

Testimonial Note from Amy M Fowler-Farrell on Wed, Oct 09
2 cups

I have just completed 365 days of writing out of the total 512 days that I have been on 750 words. It feels like an important milestone! The site has helped me keep a track of when I write best, how I write best, where I write better …at what time do the words flow best and when I prefer to keep a low key, not coming in – not because I’m not writing (but because i enjoy writing longhand better than writing on screen). I have completed monthly challenges, reached my longest 127 day writing streak, or sometimes I wrote in here only once or twice a month. During all of this – the excitement of getting the badges, the anticipation of simply dumping ideas, the maneuvering of time to fit words in a busy day, even the documenting of how things were super busy – I have felt part of a community of people who do this – writing everyday – with no other express purpose than airing their brains out – and that has really made a difference to how easily I now approach the writing habit. Thank you for making such a space available!

Testimonial Note from Neha Mediratta on Tue, Oct 08
1 cup
Epic gamer moment

Just hire someone to fucking assassinate me please

New Feature Request Note from Alex Starkey on Tue, Oct 08
1 cup

Thank you 750words for being here.

I have been here on and off since 2016. At first it was really hard just to say what was on my mind. Everything I wrote was still filtered and I couldn’t say everything I had to say. I was too afraid. But the more I wrote the more confident I felt about letting out that jumbled mess of thoughts and emotions I kept tightly held inside. They were things that still choke me up which I can’t tell anyone else about.

Just having them out there, out of my head has helped me to calm down and start living instead of reacting. I always come back when I have to work out something in life. Maybe this time around I’ll beat my 44 day streak.

Testimonial Note from Syuha on Thu, Oct 03
1 cup

It’s comfortable, inviting and fun to use this site to write. I started so many years ago, and I just now, probably ten years later, finished writing for more than thirty days, I think I’ve been writing straight now for 41 days.

I can feel, in my writing, and in my levels of focus, what this has done for me. I am writing the first draft of another novel right now, but this daily check in, this place for me to vent or plan or think in writing has helped so much. I don’t write my novel on here, but I do unload thoughts, I write quickly, and I sort out emotions on 750words.

This is one of the most positive and helpful sites on the Internet and it’s perfect for me. Thank you.

xxSerena A.

Testimonial Note from Serena on Wed, Oct 02
1 cup

750 words help me to know myself better and clear my thoughts. It is actually better than meditation. It helps me to identify my negative thoughts, those are not identifiable in general thus help me to neutralize those thoughts and help me to stay positive. I am really grateful that I tried 750 words and i believe i will keep writing here. The best thing is whatever u write is private, password protected and can access anywhere which cannot be done when you write on your personal computer. I am thankful to 750 words innventors for giving me the platform to help myself.

Testimonial Note from vijaya on Wed, Oct 02
1 cup
A better mobile site

Sometimes writing on my phone is my best option during the day. The only way to do it even kind of well is to use voice-to-text, because typing keeps making it pop up to the top of the page, where I can’t see what I’m doing. I’d love the basic functionality of being able to track the text I’m on. Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Mattia on Tue, Oct 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from ASR on Sat, Sep 28
1 cup

I’ve been a member of this site for a very long time and I’m so grateful for it. While I don’t write every day, the times that I’ve come here are often about working through something that simply needs to be spelled out clearly on the page. At 750words.com I’ve worked through internal struggles, relationship issues, a job loss, and a number of other difficulties. It’s become a sacred space where I not only seek to resolve struggles, but also to explore, to create, and to develop ideas for that book I may write one day or that project that I keep thinking about. Thank you Kellianne and Buster for keeping the doors open here! It’s been a special place for me.

Testimonial Note from Jason Barmer on Thu, Sep 26
3 cups
Title your days words

Have the option to add a title for the day’s words. So when viewing the notes archive some or all of your days will have labels. Useful if you write a block of inspired words you think you’ll revisit later.

New Feature Request Note from Jacob Burdick on Wed, Sep 25
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’ve earned many of the current badges. Having some new options would be good. Maybe badges related to writing more then 750 words each day for a streak.

New Feature Vote from Charity Jennings on Wed, Sep 25
5 cups

I have had a 750 words account since 2012. In these preceding 7 years, every time i have felt the need to really think something through, or try to cement new habits, I have turned to 750words to write it down and make a written commitment to myself. I have never found so effective tool for helping sort out my scattered thoughts as 750words – so thank you for creating such an amazing tool!

Testimonial Note from Joel Carlson on Wed, Sep 25
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Different badges can be really a fun incentive to keep using the site. If you need help with suggestions I’d be happy to help out with ideas.

New Feature Vote from ZeeMan on Wed, Sep 25
1 cup
Secure server for writing

Having a secure server will make the intimate journals shared on the site more secure. I vote for that feature.

New Feature Vote from ZeeMan on Wed, Sep 25
1 cup

This site is awesome! It has helped me learn more about myself in a good way. Thanks 750 words.

Testimonial Note from Marcus R Alba on Tue, Sep 24
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jean Kleber on Mon, Sep 23
1 cup

Llevo tres días escribiendo en 750words y el programa me parece excelente. Existen diferentes motivaciones para mantenerse constante fomentando el saludable hábito de escribir todos los días. Este ejercicio me parece fabuloso no solamente por salud mental sino para mejorar mis habilidades de escritura. Es precisamente lo que estaba buscando desde hace tiempo.
Espero convertir mi hábito de escritura diaria en una rutina para el resto de mi vida.
saludos

Testimonial Note from Juan Carlos Oyuela on Sun, Sep 22
1 cup

I almost gave up and quit! Something very devastating happened to me this month. It brought me to the pit of despair and I was physically, and emotionally Ugh, Ugh.
Some of you will understand this feeling.
Then I was so exhausted, my memory fogged over and I couldn’t do anything I needed to be doing.
I woke up one morning and realized I hadn’t written my 750 Words the day before. ACK!
I cried as this was the one thing during the turmoil that I was doing to help me sort things out that had happened. I felt like all was lost and being on the Wall Of Shame felt like the worst.
Anyway, I talked to myself and affirmed that I can get off the wall of shame next month anyway and I am ok.

This seems funny and like a child I suppose, needing the validation of the badges and points, but sometimes, I need that and it helps keep me going when life is hard.
I am back writing for my second day again and am happy I didn’t quit. Thank you again for this site. It means a lot to me.
Very Appreciative Lynda

Testimonial Note from Lynda Elliott Goyzueta on Sun, Sep 22