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

Salman Suhail
Madeleine Aimé Flamiano
Cameron James Tibera
Carl Collins
AnneTanne
Anna Mangahas
Mary Going
Majed
Adrian Parsons
Allison Urban
Ke Roth
Laura K
Marita Delgado
Lew Geer
Ellie Foulds
Karen Bachmann
Bhavani
Rita Bailey
Suzanne
Sarah Mack
Michelle Akin
Kevin Lull
Russell Dicker
Kyle Shaw
Murray Ingram
Nikki Wood
Josephine Kay
Eduard Lopez
Lisa Whiteaker
Marc Mongeon
Jane Donaldson
Jo Gatford
abby
Kellianne Benson
Amy Aberdeen
Greg Belote
John A Ingham
Adam Summers
Joey Mangano
James Matsuzaki
Emily Elizabeth
Bryan Tocarz
Brandy S
largeman
Pam Wilder
Kiana Capiga
Stephen Tackett
Allen Crowley
Elizabeth Rian
Nick Karczmarzyk
Holly White Roddam
Claire
Alton Pelowski
Martin McGovern
nightside
Juniper Nichols
Jayne
Mike Allen
Jennifer Stewart
Jacqueline Hill
Mary Eagan
Ky Anderson
Jim Barlow
Ben Reyes
Jonathan Carl
Ioan Mitrea
Allyson Hoover
Emily Siddle
Jennifer Jones
Kimberly Rose
Nick Laurence
Ryan Pemberton
Michael Vinh Xuan Thanh
Natalie H
Sally 4orth
Jenny Song
Lisa Kuchy
Lost Sailor
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Concordia
Rachel
Luci S.
D.W.
Alexandria
Laura Wallace
The Queen
Gloria Callihan
Crystal Darby
Elizabeth Savage
CGC
Caroline Qureshi
Alison Colwell
Donovan Fox
Francesca
Drew
Nazeer Khan
Randy Wileshaw
Stephanie Ice
Rena Delgado
Kellie Nuss

Notes of inspiration from members

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New Feature Vote from Bianka on Fri, Nov 03
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750 words has given me a space to dump my thoughts, clear the clutter, and get ideas OUT of my head and into real (and sometimes organized) words. I use this forum to clear space so that I can write story ideas without being bogged down by the crazy life that I live (and love).

Testimonial Note from Kassandra Gilbert on Thu, Nov 02
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I have just finished my first month of writing every single day AND my first novel. I am so grateful to this site for helping have the focus I needed to finish the second half of my novel in 1/16 of the time it took me to finish the first half.

Testimonial Note from Andrea Cranford on Thu, Nov 02
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I’ve been a member and fan since 2010 and often recommend the site to friends and colleagues, yet it’s only today that I noticed this feature: Note of Inspiration.

My note is one of gratitude to the site’s maintainers. Having a safe and reliable place to come share my most personal thoughts, poems, and ideas for future writing projects is such a comfort.

Testimonial Note from Obie Fernandez on Wed, Nov 01
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New Feature Vote from Natasha Zimmerman on Tue, Oct 31
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I’m humbled to learn that during the month of October I’ve reached the highest rank here.

Yes, I’m officially a Flying Squirrel now! :)

Wow, still it’s unbelievable. When i tell about it to people around they think i’m a maniac because it really sounds weird that you dedicated so much time for the activity that is not seen to anyone :)

But this unseen activity has turned me into a habitual writer who can’t miss a single day without writing at least 3 pages of random stuff that clears the mind, sets up the tone for new posts and articles, starts poems, and does so many things to unleash the creative potential in me and let it run wild :)

I’m so thankful to Kellianne that despite her busyness with the newborn she was able to assist me and fix my streak when I posted from the phone and apparently that entry wasn’t saved. And that other time – when i was short by two words – even though I could swear I saw that i reached 750 words – I guess it again had something to do with the saving option.

She was generous and quick with resolving the issue restoring my streak and my faith to humanity…

Buster and Kellianne – you’re a fantastic team and your family sets an example for me. I also want to get engaged into something meaningful and fun while serving people. And I’m on the search for that meaning…

Testimonial Note from Free Bird on Mon, Oct 30
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For the first time in 6 years, I have been writing non stop for 30 days ! I love it, I don’t want to stop anymore, thanks a lot for your work !

Testimonial Note from Tangee on Sat, Oct 28
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I’ve been a member of 750 Words since 2013, and it’s only within this year that I’ve managed to use it as a way to finish writing the draft of a novel I’ve been working on for about two years now. I’ve lately been using it as a way to keep track of the edits I’ve done on said novel, and I don’t know how I managed to write a sizable amount before committing to the monthly challenges. Thanks, 750! I’ll definitely mention you in the acknowledgements if I get this thing published.

Testimonial Note from Candice with an I on Fri, Oct 27
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I stumbled upon 750 words around the time I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Intercranial Hypertension. It has been a trusty companion while waiting in many hospital waiting rooms and for the shirt time I was admitted. I use it to log my emotions almost daily, my medical journey, my motherhood adventures and my all to common migraines. I am open and honest with my partner, but I have always leaned towards writing. Having the option to be so free with my writing has been liberating. I feel hostage to my body, but free in mind. Thank you 750words.com.

Testimonial Note from Janelle Gonzalez on Thu, Oct 26
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I’m feeling grateful! I learned about 750 words on retreat at Esalen last month. It reflected a desire I’ve had to get back into my Morning Pages practice after ~8 years hiatus. This was just what I needed. I’m happy to report that now I wake up, and the first thing I do is write my pages. Voila. Magic. I’m using the platform to meet my intention of becoming more facile with words, and re-learning to express, rather than suppressing my feelings. THANK YOU. I’m grateful for 750 words.

Testimonial Note from Ryan Mintz on Thu, Oct 26
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New Feature Vote from Alice Tucker on Thu, Oct 26
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Well after a very long break, I’m back on the boat again, finding how grounding it is to write every day no matter what, there is comfort in writing just for the sake of writing. Clears the mind and the heart too.

Testimonial Note from Kay C. Oppen on Wed, Oct 25
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750 words are my new meditation mornings sections as it clarifies me and has helped to find a lot of answers in my life that help me to know my self more accurately and deep.

Testimonial Note from raul on Wed, Oct 25
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I’ve missed one day since I started over two months ago. Now, I can’t imagine going a day without taking an inventory of the previous day and using the results to make the next day better. If you’re just starting out, give it everything you’ve got. It’s the cheapest and most effective therapy in the world. If you’re at the end of the free trial and you’re wondering if you should become a full member, all I can say a month is cheaper than a burger and fries and it’s so, so much better for you!

Testimonial Note from Enoch Peter Gamoian on Wed, Oct 25
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More formatting options please!

Hi, I am requesting more features: italics, bold, underline, etc. Please add this functionality because it would totally spice up the editor. Otherwise everything’s great. Love the analysis of the text I write, etc. Wonderful.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Wed, Oct 25
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Improve the writing page

Add italics, bolds, underlines, page breaks, and more to the writing page.

New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Tue, Oct 24
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I have decided that I am going to stop writing here for a while. I actually scheduled, in my planner, a three-month break, but I may pop in from time to time before then. It was turning into a slog, which just kept getting worse, so break it is.

I have loved keeping my streak, and maybe I’ll get this far again, but there is too much going on away from my computer right now, and writing on my phone or pad is difficult.

This has been a great place to just get the babble out, sometimes to work out an issue, sometimes to just find my feelings.

Thank you so much for this place. I will be back.

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Tue, Oct 24
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After almost 4 1/2 years, a 1585 day streak (sprinkled with a few days off when I was unable to write), it’s sadly time to say goodbye. As the old proverb goes, “There is an end to everything, to good things as well.” A new season of writing awaits.

My immense and sincere heartfelt thanks to Buster and Kellianne for this place. I’ve written through immense highs and heart-breaking lows during my time here. Looking back, I’m able to see that providing words to my emotions, across the broad spectrum, was therapeutic in ways that I couldn’t have imagined when I began this journey. I had never been able to keep a consistent writing habit until 750 Words. I remain convinced that I developed a series of new habits and life change from showing up here each day. With that, I’ll simply sum up by stating that I’m so incredibly thankful for my time here. All the best to those of you who are continuing the journey to the next badge and beyond!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Oct 24
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New Feature Vote from Kira Sparkles on Mon, Oct 23
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I started writing 750 words when I went through a horrible break up. In a way, it’s more cathartic than physically writing a journal because unless someone has access to my computer, I know no one can see it. I’ve written things here I would never physically write and from that, I have really been able to see myself in a way I never have before. 750 words has consistently helped me heal and learn to fall in love with the person who needed it most… myself.

Testimonial Note from Kira Sparkles on Mon, Oct 23
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An iPhone/iPad app

I am always mobile so a quick verbal note translates into writing prompts for me.

New Feature Vote from Kelly Ramsey on Sun, Oct 22
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Better your percentage

Buried in the month’s statistics is a line that says “You’ve completed x% of the days since joining.” More than length-of-streak, this is the statistic that i want to be working to improve. Is there a place for it on today’s stats?
I’m terrible at doing anything every day. But as my friends note when i tell them that, i have been doing my words For a Long Time, if not Every Day. That means it’s a habit. Hopefully it’s one i can incrementally increase; i think this feedback would help.

New Feature Request Note from la hoy on Sun, Oct 22
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Have been dabbling with writing since my teens and have promised to make it into a daily habit – forty years down the road I have found a tool that has kept me on the straight and narrow, ie, writing daily, well almost. Have written 28 out of the 29 I am into my trial. And, my day off: I was travelling across time zones and things just didn’t work our with internet connections. Thanks 750words-

Testimonial Note from n Sebastian on Sun, Oct 22
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I would love to double space. lIt is easier on the eyes and it also would allow me to edit my work on the same day i typed it. It should not be too hard to effectuate

New Feature Request Note from Marc Tretin on Thu, Oct 19
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I’m thankful for this site. I was encouraged by Tara-Nicholle of DWC to sign up and write to not only clear one mind but also as a motivation to write that novel, idea or challenge one’s creative ability. Coming to this site did just that on many levels. Thank you for being here. I will be back more often to write and allow my creative side to blossom.

Testimonial Note from Barbara D Sykes on Tue, Oct 17
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I think if I hadn’t joined this site, mentally I would have thrown in the towel by now. My husband is gone a lot on the ship, and my friends are not always the most effective support system. Without being able to write everyday and tell myself to keep moving forward and I cannot change other people – I would have fallen into the same trap I used to – fixing everyone else. This place gives me a space to be mentally healthy and also practice writing for my blog, so I can practice to eventually write a book. I have gotten so many great ideas in this space, and let off so much steam. I got my husband to join and he’s enjoyed it as well.

Testimonial Note from Sumisu on Mon, Oct 16
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I’ve always struggled writing. It’s not something I enjoyed doing for school or work. I’d like to consistently blog, but I’m not there yet. 750 Words has given me the motivation to write more consistently. I hope this practice will allow me to publish more frequently. I’ve already seen results in an improvement in my writing.

Testimonial Note from Jeff Thelen on Sat, Oct 14
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I have kept journals for years, and I’ve struggled to find the right online journal for me. 750 words has given me exactly what I have been looking for in an online journal. Privacy, community, and insight into what is flowing from my brain!

Testimonial Note from Lindsey Russell on Fri, Oct 13
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I’ve been using 750 words for 7 or 8 years now. I’ve never earned a badge because I’ve never tried to. I know people love them, but for me, I just need a safe place to dump my thoughts. I have gained insights I can’t get to through talking, I learn about how and why I feel the way I do about things so I can change them, I’ve shed tears, been angry. It clears my head so I can get to the good stuff in my heart. I am so grateful.

Testimonial Note from Anne Thompson on Thu, Oct 12
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New Feature Vote from Lisa Peterson on Tue, Oct 10