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

Emmy Palmer
Todd Barr
brittnie salazar
Mary Kay
Vali
Miss Emmm
Reyka Sivao
Lia Bogoev
Lindsey Gay
Ken Matsunaga
Maria
Anastasiya
A Piantedosi
Johnny Marr
Amelia peabody
Meredith MacLeod
Odhran Gavin
Mario Pereira
Elisabeth Ericson
Hong Lin
Robert
Jac
Ashala Faircrest
Ian Pirner
Derek Schmeh
Nellie Horn
Brian P Quigley
Chrissy Smith
Marie K Duellman
Pat Balvanz
Meg Adams
Kimberly Schramm
Lisa Kowalyk
Simone
Cathy C.
Carolina M. S. Xavier
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Chris Wilkinson
Pam Ikegami
Tayla Gittins
Krys Wrytes
Sushmita Mukherjee
Nicholas Orosz
Big Steve
Natalia
PixEnglish
Mykaela Sterris
Andrew Shukovsky
Thomas Hu
Jeff Thelen
Georgette
Jeanne Margaret Mahoney
Karen Perolman
Megan Sharkey
hannah kruse
Christopher Perez
Mandi Burns
Pastor Eugene
Paul Rotilie
Taneshia
Andrew K
Nick Heeringa
J Lo
Guillaume Marceau
Herbert Snorrason
Slick Rick
Ármin
Mary Manuel Tobin
Jesse Sparks
Tammy Wretlind
meredith vaish
Malcolm Khicken
Tracy Pellegrino
Madeleine Eno
Lars Lien Ankile
Nadya
Lina
Gary McLean Hall
Emily
Cai Clark
Sylvia P
Jennifer Thompson
Mary Turpin
Adam McMahon
Dennis
Kristine Wylie
Fiona Davies
Stephanie Crofts
Rebecca Wener
Dominique Guerra
Pamela Franklin
Dor Zach
Barak Almog
Jacob Sokolov
Stephen Leeper
James Cooke
Katherine Flach
Mergim Selimaj
Cathy Harris
Kamui Yuma

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup

I love it here. Thanks so much for creating this space and for making it a safe and caring environment.

Testimonial Note from SLA on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup

This has allowed me to complete a task daily that not only benefits my writing skills but allows me to complete a task (although small) and feel like I’ve accomplished something.

Testimonial Note from Darryl Kaneyuki on Sat, Aug 19
10 cups
More stats on the Eternity page

I would love to know what my longest streak is. I was somewhere in the 130’s and realized that I missed a day this week and now am not sure just how long my streak was before I broke it. I know I could count the days, but that would be tedious…

New Feature Vote from Caroline Qureshi on Sat, Aug 19
1 cup
Less email notifications

As someone who values an empty inbox, I don’t need a reminder email to tell me when I HAVE completed my words – just when I haven’t!

New Feature Request Note from William N. Owain on Fri, Aug 18
1 cup

perfect

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Aug 18
2 cups

750 Words is the first time in my life I’ve been able to consistently journal on a daily basis. It now feels as necessary and helpful as exercising and eating vegetables. Something about 750 Words just works in a way that my 20 years of previous attempts haven’t.

Testimonial Note from martha hipley on Thu, Aug 17
1 cup
More text analysis

Mostly, I’m too busy dumping my thoughts to care about the text analysis anymore, but sometimes I like to see how accurate or inaccurate my analysis is. Sure, let’s see how you can improve upon this? Make it more accurate.

New Feature Vote from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Thu, Aug 17
1 cup
Mobile version or app

I’d love to be able to write on my phone. I don’t think it needs to be very fancy, just word count and connected to my account.

New Feature Request Note from Katherine Repage on Tue, Aug 15
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Hurley on Tue, Aug 15
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Aug 14
5 cups
Quick 1 time access

This is more of a membership feature. Instead of a monthly subscription, can I get temp access for a week that expires – and may be pay $2 only. The thing is I use 750 words once in a while and it is very critical in those times that I write out to help the jumble of thoughts in my own head fade away. It is like a therapy session I need rarely. But having temp access is super useful!

New Feature Request Note from Tracer Bullet on Wed, Aug 09
10 cups
More text analysis

I love how minimalist the site is. Regardless of so many suggestions, if there’s any design changes to this marvellous site, there’ll be an uproar about it. In the words of Nat King Cole, “Stay as sweet as you are”!

New Feature Vote from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sat, Aug 05
1 cup
Would love an app version of this!
New Feature Request Note from Dominique Guerra on Fri, Aug 04
1 cup

I have used 750words to jumpstart two books, one back in 2010 and one this year. The monthly challenge is a great way to get a first draft done, to be refined later. More recently I’ve been using it the way it was intended – to write more in a diary-like fashion to clear my mind and my soul. I am even looking forward, every morning, to getting up early and write! Thank you Buster and Kellianne for all your work on this, and forgiving us this wonderful tool.

Testimonial Note from Diego Zamboni on Fri, Aug 04
1 cup

26 day streak, I was on my way to completing my first month, then I had heart failure, and have ended up in hospital for cardiac interventions. So disappointed, guess I’ll have to wait until the September Challenge to start again. I have really enjoyed the commitment and the monthly challenge provdes and the establishment of a regular writing habit. 3 blog posts evolved from my meanderings, which is even better as I hadn’t written one for several months

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Aug 03
1 cup

Well, it’s the 2nd day of the month and my name is already on the Wall of Shame! Seems like I get busy with my day, might even write 4 or 500 words in the morning intending to get back to it by midnight. Then life takes over and I forget to go back to it. Thanks for having this site. At least I have the ability to track what I’m doing and see how much I need to work at my consistency. I’m going to keep on trying to do 30 days!

Testimonial Note from Diana Dee on Thu, Aug 03
1 cup

I love this site because even though it’s meant to be used every day, I don’t feel pressured to use it every day, and when I do come to use it it helps me to clear my mind so well. Often times I’ll find that I have a jumble of thoughts in my head and I can’t really separate them well, but having somewhere to put them down quickly makes the rest of my day so much better. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Fayrooz Neil on Thu, Aug 03
12 cups

First full month! I may not do it again or I may persevere; in any case this site is a peaceful and joyful place that I cherish, and I am deeply grateful to those who created it and those who have contributed every day to its vitality.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Aug 02
5 cups

I love that I have been consistently doing this for 308 days and I just love the badges. I feel like a girl scout again getting these badges for accomplishments. I am thankful for this site and proud to be a member. I just went over my 250,000 words today and look forward to getting my double flock badge. It’s great fun, I love being able to go back and read past thoughts and the privacy aspect. Excellent site. Happy to be here.

Testimonial Note from Dee Bostic on Tue, Aug 01
5 cups

This site is amazing! I’ve kept a journal for 45 years, but this site helps me to make and track writing goals. I’ve acquired a good many badges in the years I’ve used 750words, but the badges just keep me focused on goals – the real value is in the consistent writing. I’ve recently re-set a goal to write at least 1,000 words a day for 500 days in a row. The last time I set this goal, I got close to 400 days before life interfered.

Testimonial Note from Luanne Borowski on Tue, Aug 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love the badges! They are very motivating for me.

New Feature Vote from kdrumleft on Tue, Aug 01
1 cup

750 Words has helped me cope with my issues with my family and work. I now find that there is more clarity when I go back to tackle my problems and better articulate my ideas.

Testimonial Note from Goh Teck Wee on Tue, Aug 01
1 cup

once again, 750 words has got me through events that would have blocked my path and sent me into a spiralling depression , not really relieved by chocolate- you have helped me keep faith with myself and my goals.I couldn’t have done it without you – Thank you!

Testimonial Note from kate beswick on Tue, Aug 01
1 cup
Secure server for writing

More privacy, more better. :)

New Feature Vote from David Winberg on Mon, Jul 31
20 cups
Export using TAR archives

Currently exporting concatenates an entire month’s of writing into one text file.
I suggest a feature where the downloader bundles the month into a tar (or zip) archive where each day’s entry is a file with an appropriate timestamp even for that day/month/year.

What do you say? I can help you make it. I’m very fluent with node.js, linux, java, c++, postgres, mongodb… not sure what you have back there but I’ll help you out with that.

New Feature Request Note from Jim Schumacher on Mon, Jul 31
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Jim Schumacher on Mon, Jul 31
1 cup
Formatting Shortcuts!

Howdy!

I know y’all don’t want to have a formatting bar, which I totally agree with because the simple nature of the layout is what makes the website so great. However, I write quite a lot and being able to format my text seamlessly while I do so would be such a great addition.

I propose that you give 750 words the ability to bold or italicize a word by using key board shortcuts, in the same way you can force-save using keyboard shortcuts. So we could just hit command + i to enter and exit italics mode.

I know you have markup enabled, but for people who type stream-of-conscious style and like to quickly format without pausing their thoughts, it would be an amazing feature.

New Feature Request Note from Jessica Skrobarczyk on Sun, Jul 30
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Anon on Fri, Jul 28
1 cup

Having a solid daily goal has greatly increased my writing average, and has helped me move toward some long-standing goals of mine.

Testimonial Note from Chat Errant on Fri, Jul 28