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

Queen Quinn
Mamta kumari
Jennifer Brown
Jenny Engard
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
B
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
Robert W. L. B
Ginger
John Hosmer
Joris Debeij

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I just did my 17th day in a row of writing here. It’s part of a new self care routine that I’ve happily designed for myself…meditation + morning pages. I didn’t think I’d care about badges and tracking but I’m finding it motivating to see that progression and I’m thinking about how I can motivate myself in other areas of my life using similar tools. Thank you for making this such an easy, fun and satisfying place to clear my head.

Testimonial Note from Alice Myerhoff on Thu, Dec 29
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Thu, Dec 29
1 cup

This site is so easy to use, and i love how I can go in anytime and just write whats on my mind, it helps get my monkey mind calmed down. Try it ! It works!

Testimonial Note from Christine Costi on Wed, Dec 28
1 cup

Love this site! I try to type every day… sometimes I do sometimes I don’t. I have worked out some stuff, worked through some stuff, and possibly around some stuff. Thanks for being here! I also love the new features. Weather while typing! And the schedule time off! If I only knew 6 months ago I might have been a little more dedicated! No prob! New Year coming soon!!!

Testimonial Note from deb oakes on Tue, Dec 27
1 cup
More text analysis

It will provide even more insight into my frame of mind, which makes writing even more helpful.

New Feature Vote from Diana on Sat, Dec 24
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I find the badges to be great motivators, so more would be helpful.

New Feature Vote from Marie Ra on Thu, Dec 22
1 cup

Merci pour ce fabuleux site qui me permet de partir mes journées du bon pied. Et de partir à la rencontre de moi-même.
J’ai le coeur plus léger depuis que j’ai commencé à écrire ici tous les matins. Je me libère plus rapidement de mes frustrations, de mes peines et de mes angoisses. Je peux exprimer mes joies, mes rêves et mes projets. Je peux divaguer. Je peux tout simplement être moi-même. Merci!

Testimonial Note from Marie-Michèle on Wed, Dec 21
1 cup

I’m writing more, brain-dumping and letting my creative juices flow. I’m realizing my potential on this site but I can go further.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Mon, Dec 19
3 cups

Pursuing the phoenix badge is changing my life for the better. Thanks for the inspiration.

Testimonial Note from Chase Montague Markovich on Sun, Dec 18
20 cups

Well it’s been more than two years being on this site and I have gotten a streak of 444 days, more than I ever thought possible.
It’s been great having this site at my disposal to talk about my day or rant about something that has been bothering me for a while, but now I must say goodbye.
It’s a wonderful site and who doesn’t love the badges and being able to see how many days you’ve written consistently? But I find myself getting stressed at being able to finish my words on time or as fast as usual so I’m going to go the old fashion route and write on paper.
This site as been great for these two years and I hope other people can find the same inspiration and mindfulness that I did while I was here.
Thanks for having this site – it is a wonderful place to write and reflect.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 16
1 cup
Improve the writing page

It would be great to be able to put in headings that could then be searched. Also features like being able to use bold and italics would be fab.

New Feature Vote from Viviane Lucia on Fri, Dec 16
1 cup

I joined and wrote over 750 words yesterday, and did the same today. It has felt more ‘freeing’ to commit to writing on this great site, than writing in a vacuum-like non-responsive document. Love reading the stats and knowing I’m not alone in this daily struggle to create ideas via The Word. Happy Writing, everyone. Thank you so much for creating this site Kellianne and Buster!

Testimonial Note from Lita Brooker on Fri, Dec 16
1 cup

This site has opened my brain and my creative soul and given me the confidence to express myself. Just when I begin to struggle and despair, my creative fire gets re-stoked and burns ever brighter. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Mitchell Smith on Fri, Dec 16
2 cups

When I signed up for the December challenge I promised to donate 10 $ if I didn’t make it. So this is me being my word. Thank you Buster and Kelianne for creating this place for us. You are proof that generosity and compassion can change the world. Love Sigal

Testimonial Note from Sigal Kerem Goldstein on Tue, Dec 13
7 cups

I am going through a tough time emotionally right now and 750 words is a place I go to in the morning to pour my heart out and better understand myself. I start off righting with a chaotic mind and hurting heart and by the end of it I get insight into why I feel or do certain things and my day is better for it. Because I write in the morning my day is an opportunity for new growth rather than a rehash of all the old thoughts I thought yesterday and a thousand yesterday’s before. Thank you

Testimonial Note from Sigal Kerem Goldstein on Tue, Dec 13
1 cup

Today I did an act of self-care by getting 750 Words membership. I’ve been longing to write for days, and putting it off because I’m stuck in a rut of refusing to let myself do things that will help my depression. But this is a little start, something I know will help me – writing on 750 words is like an emotional jet-wash for me! So I’m really proud of myself for letting myself do something good for me. I’m so glad I started using this site.

Testimonial Note from Nyasha Mbewe on Tue, Dec 13
2 cups
Different Stats on Monthly Challenge

As a writer taking part in the monthly challenge I want a useful visualization for how we’re doing as a group and how I’m doing as an individual so that I can see my progress in relation to others.

The current view isn’t useful to me because I already know that if someone is still a challenger they have the same number of days as I do and at most they have one more … until I catch up.

Potentially useful views: total word count, average typing speed, total time writing, emotional analysis.

New Feature Request Note from Christian M. Macy on Tue, Dec 13
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Estrelania Williams on Sun, Dec 11
1 cup
Monthly stats and or selected range stats.

This would be exactly the same as the daily stats page (except perhaps the progress graph), but it would apply the your whole month of writing. Even fancier, if you could select a date range and have it do all the neat emotional and word use analysis for those days would be really great.

Love the site!
Cheers,
Ben.

New Feature Request Note from Benjamin Gowan on Sun, Dec 11
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from Marian Lewis on Sat, Dec 10
1 cup

I have found very refreshing for my soul to start my day writing… It really help me to clear my mind from all the thoughts that float around during the night even writing my dreams and feelings. It is a great way to start my day! “Writing is like sailing in your ocean of words”… Thanks for working so hard to make this site such a safe and pleasant place to be. Blessings!

Testimonial Note from Princess Light on Sat, Dec 10
1 cup

For 2.5 years I have tried to write my words on a daily basis and found the practice to be a wonderful way to achieve peace of mind and a sense of accomplishment. The practice has honed my skills with creative writing and set me up with a methodology to stay centered.

Testimonial Note from yvonne kuennen on Fri, Dec 09
1 cup
Secure server for writing

As a user I want an SSL connection while I’m using the site so that I don’t worry about my data being intercepted on insecure network connections when I’m not using my VPN.

New Feature Vote from Christian M. Macy on Fri, Dec 09
3 cups
Recover Streak

As a user who has a really long streak and loses it for reasons beyond my control I want a way to recover my streak so that I don’t feel even worse than I already do for not having done something that’s really important to me.

New Feature Request Note from Christian M. Macy on Fri, Dec 09
1 cup
Morning and Evening Hours

As a user who wakes up very early I want the morning badge (even though I usually write at 4am) so that I can feel like my badges line up with behaviors that I value and want to encourage / be recognized for.

New Feature Request Note from Christian M. Macy on Fri, Dec 09
1 cup
Feature Request List

As a user I want to be able to quickly and easily view (and vote on) feature requests including their description so that I can understand whether the feature would be of value to me.

New Feature Request Note from Christian M. Macy on Fri, Dec 09
3 cups

I love writing my words. It has become such a core part of my morning ritual … honestly it is the component around which the rest of the ritual is built.

I can’t imagine not writing in the morning and I know that because of 750 even if I’m not able to get to a computer in the morning I will find a way to write as soon as possible because it is how I am able to communicate with a deeper part of my self.

Finally: Go December writers!! Keep it up!!

Testimonial Note from Christian M. Macy on Fri, Dec 09
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Kitty on Wed, Dec 07
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

It’s so hard to use this on mobile- I’d love to see an app!

New Feature Vote from Aubrey on Wed, Dec 07
1 cup

One of my friends turned me on to this website when I was in a really rough patch during my last year of college. While I didn’t necessarily use this site every day, the insight it gave me into my thoughts and feelings was enough to keep me around and helped me really find myself again. Even if I’m not an avid user, I’m a patron if only for how much this website helped me through a tough time.

Testimonial Note from Mayci Shimon on Tue, Dec 06