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

Emmy Aston
Karen Lynch
Seth Rosenberg
Lihua Bai
Philip Walker
Mike Morgan
Ryan L Engelstad
Kiara Fuentes
Amy Jo Harris
Harper Sherwood-Reid
Soul Tender
Marguerite Bellangue
Brian Taylor
David Dault
Ben Kenobii Sahle
Jackie McFadden
Leslie Morales
Ashley Steed
Molly Alice
Rachel Downey
Amy Catherine
Ricard Raventos Tato
Michelle Griffin
Jessica Terry
Barbara Wissmann
Andrea Shaw
Andrew J. O'Keefe II
Ivy Le
Irina Kogan
Double D
Shannan Garcia
salima hamirani
Naveh Shetrit
Atticus Harris
Jaimee Walls
Miranda Bruce-Mitford
Christian Jones
Amy Green
Adam Wilson
John Johnson
Calum Davey
Grace Kreger
James Milner-Smyth
Alice Gaber
Daphne Villatoro
Goal Getter
Alexandria Hawes
Julian Deane
Ashleigh Gauch
Jeff Arcuri
Ken Reppart
Courtney Michele Fuller
Fred Faraday
M. Rhys Wagner
Jennifer MacLure
Jamie Roy
Robin Klaus
Darian Perry
Erica Lynn Day
Bonnie L. Pfeiffer
Jeffrey Smith
Rich Pollock
Ben Macdonell
Emilia B.
Jess Rimington
Ana Maria Allessi
Jasmin Rohman
Katherine Liu
Jeremy Johnson
Sarah Lucie
Amelia Stevens
Lara S. Mendoza
Nicholas Smith
Eric Roseman
Little Miss Sunshine
Ginger H
Kris Harvestter

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I just googled an “online journal” but did not expect to find anything as awesome as this. My favorite features are the metadata (absolutely brilliant idea) and the simplicity of the system. I simply love it. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Arndis Gunnarsdottir on Wed, Jan 04
1 cup

As a screenwriter this has been he most useful website that I have ever come across. It motivates you to get up and start writing. Once you make it a habit you will never go back. My current screenplay is shaping up great now as I eliminate all the distractions and thoughts in my mind by writing 750 words each and every day!

Testimonial Note from Annie Bio on Tue, Jan 03
1 cup

Having finished 2016 with only two sick days of not writing, I am so proud and love how 750words is the first thing I do, after coffee, in the morning. Thank you for keeping this site vital and so good for so many of us!

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Tue, Jan 03
1 cup

37 days straight and counting. I now look forward to starting my day by writing. Some days are struggles, but I find a way to get one word at a time on the page, and eventually I have done it again. Love this site.

Testimonial Note from Mitchell Smith on Tue, Jan 03
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New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Jan 02
15 cups

I had a streak over 1400 days until I carelessly broke it. I still keep daily journals of 750 words, but locally. The journals are still something very important, so I have this site to thank for this habit.

Testimonial Note from IS on Mon, Jan 02
1 cup

Im trying to write evrey day with yoga before.. and this is my second day and I feeling so good it’s like my mind are so openely,, thank you so much you being here.. this site given me more push of everything…

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jan 02
2 cups

Thank you for giving me a goal to get me writing again! Earning badges and watching my streak lengthen helped me complete NaNoWriMo 2016 and provided me the incentive needed to become the writer I now know I an be

Testimonial Note from Sara Corryn Sumner on Sun, Jan 01
1 cup

Please can you add options for first line indentation in paragraphs, and x1.5 and x2.0 line spacing.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Sun, Jan 01
40 cups

I have written for 1470 days in a row, except for some vacation days. This site is the center of whatever spiritual practice i may have.. I live to articulate what i am feeling. The clearer i express myself, the clearer my feelings become. I become more real to myself.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Fri, Dec 30
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
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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 Wed, Dec 28
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 Fri, Dec 23
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 Tue, Dec 20
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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 Sat, Dec 17
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 Wed, Dec 14
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 Wed, Dec 14
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!

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