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

Sarah Scott
Krista Ray
Pamela Sampel
Jasmin Bristow
David Schaich
Sanjay Srinivas
Nicole Perk
Anne Harrigan
D.G. Hughes
Andrew Shukovsky
Heather Aronson
Adrian Michael Lacasse
Whitney Showalter
Meghan Ford
Brit B
Jeff Palentine
Bonnie Chomica
Jean Jade Villa
Sandra Sieb
Tobin Mollett
Ani D'Ambrosio
Isaac West
Ben Arnold
James Evans
Robin Flint MacBride
Kellie Anne Oakes
Ben Klein
Cuarto Menguante
Tim Wright
Ubai Nooruddin
Diane Edwards
Kate Frank
Ellen Cote
Eleni Sokos
Ada Drost
Dragan Daubenmier
Alexis Luna
Jace Lee Colon-Collazo
Mohneet Ahuja
Annie Jenner
Gecko Jari
kiran cantare
Jenny Douglas
Ashley Monical
Christopher Donnellon
lovely lizard :)
Greta Salpeter
Natasha Imran
Lynn McCarthy
Kathryn Randall
Marian Darlington-Hope
Barbara Adams Oliver
Whitney Holley
Dominique Guerra
Ryan Noronha
Katharine Gibson
Christie Day-Gee
Chip Smith
Kimberly Tyler
Trevor Hertrich
Erica Palmer
Vernon Pitout
heather lim
Laura Botel
Pam Parker
Alec Zopf
Johanna V Thorhallsdottir
narawastu indrapradna
Kenny Cather
Robin Ingle
Judi Otton
Michael Mahon
Mary Grace
Jod Pharo
Ava Brillat
azmy taha
Karen Kowalski Singer
Mrs. Peel
Iggy Lax
Nadia Shaw
Taija Rautio
juha rautio
Pragun Sharma
Marilou Carrera
Sam Marten
Sarai Johnson
Angela Marie Iacampo
Angelique von Löbbecke
Rebecca Curran

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Thank you for helping me start a new morning ritual writing practice. Despite not being a writer or having any prolific insights that should be read by any human being, I’ve been enjoying the process. Perhaps one day something will come it!

Testimonial Note from Stacy Scibetta on Fri, Aug 26
1 cup

750 words helped me to get more focus, to drean my mind and let go all the thoughts that would not contribute to make my life nicier. Also i got wonderful stories that help me to be the joyful person i am now. I am really grateful

Testimonial Note from Alexandra Hidden on Fri, Aug 26
1 cup

Would love to have the choice to write in spanish and get the analysis and rates.

New Feature Request Note from Alexandra Hidden on Fri, Aug 26
1 cup
offline writing

I’m often away from internet for 1-5 days in a row. I’d like to be able to keep writing (and keep my streak going) during those days.

Option 1 (technically easier): User requests an offline block in advance (to prevent ex post facto abuse), say of 3 days. Then the day after that block, the user uploads or copy-pastes the text they wrote offline.

Option 2: Build an offline web app that extends the site to this use case.

By the way, I’m happy to help build these things! I’d happily trade code for membership.

New Feature Request Note from Alex Ellis on Thu, Aug 25
1 cup
Improve the homepage

Honestly, the current 750words site is just incredibly bland and simple. It feels like it was built by somebody with very little HTML experience, and whether or not that’s the case, more content and design could make the site more visually, if not functionally appealing. May I suggest using Google’s Material Design guidelines, which not only look great on any device but also open the door for plenty of color, animations and style; all things this website needs imo

New Feature Vote from Eric Steinberg on Wed, Aug 24
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I am just so very motivated by badges. Can we re-earn badges if we’ve had them longer than a year, maybe? Even something that small will be enough to give me a little kick in the pants.

New Feature Vote from Cranky-faced Knitter on Mon, Aug 22
1 cup

A friend of mine announced in January that she had started writing daily in 750 words. At first it did not appeal to me. I had my journals, after all. I could just write in there.

As time passed, she continued to talk about 750 words and the motivation she was getting from it. So, after nearly two months, I gave it a try. At first I was writing about whatever came to mind. And over time I found that I rarely was at a loss for words. Over time, I found that I liked the encouragement given by badges and a report on the number of words written. And then I began committing to the monthly challenges.

I started on March 18th, 2015 and I have now written over 130,000 words here. I tried recently to move my writing to the end of the day, but that did not work out so well. Because I have found that I use 750 words as my morning brain dump and planning session. I’m very much hooked on 750 words now.

Testimonial Note from Barbara McNeely on Sun, Aug 21
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jason Welsh on Sat, Aug 20
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Jason Welsh on Sat, Aug 20
1 cup
More text analysis

I love 750 words. This site has helped motivate me to write daily, thereby overcoming a major writer’s block. I would love to see more text analysis, particularly on a monthly basis. This would help me to identify major themes happening in my writing.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Aug 20
1 cup

These are the usual bold, italic, underline, highlight.

Adding this would be great to help keep note when reflecting after having written it. This then allows the reader to find certain things whenever they go through their old entries instead of just seeing plain text. So far I’ve been compensating by using capital letters to grab my attention. One can only “scream” for so long.

New Feature Request Note from Hsu Mon Win on Thu, Aug 18
1 cup

100 days in a row. It’s huge result for me at the moment but also I understand that the same time it’s just a small step towards my bigger goal. I’ve started my 100 days streak several times but missed a day couple of times. Now I’m on fire! :)
Thanks for great service! Keep writing!

Testimonial Note from Alex (oldschool) on Mon, Aug 15
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Something to make it easier to use when travelling or unable to get to a computer. The mobile site is tough to use, and you have to log in if you take a break or get distracted. Would love something easy, pretty, and inspirational.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Aug 15
1 cup
More text analysis

Would like information on where the analysis is coming from, and more depth if possible. Would also like to see analysis on a weekly and monthly basis- what patterns emerge from my daily writing?

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Aug 15
1 cup
Streak freeze

750words is wonderful, user-friendly and helpful with psychology/spiritual/creativity and many other things. A little suggestion for motivational purpose: would it be possible to earn a streak freeze for a day, if you miss for unavoidable reasons? I mention this as Duolingo has this feature and it is helpful. You cannot earn and use more than one day at a time.

New Feature Request Note from Judith Worrall on Sun, Aug 14
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I really appreciate this site. Early on it can be hard to start a habit so maybe more early on behavior badges and badges for more diverse habits. So you get even rewarded more in the beginning which makes it easier to establish brain patterns.

New Feature Vote from Iris van de Be on Sat, Aug 13
18 cups

Celebrating a couple of things tonight: One, the amazing fact that I just passed two million words here. Never dreamt that that would happen when I started on 750 Words 1302 days ago. I’m so grateful for the daily writing habit this site enabled me to develop. The second thing I’m celebrating is the arrival of Louie Phoenix. Congratulations Kellianne and Buster. Your kids are lucky to have such conscious parents. Peace and blessings to the whole family.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Sat, Aug 13
1 cup


Testimonial Note from Ervin Horvat on Fri, Aug 12
1 cup

After less than 2 weeks, I can already see a difference in my writing and feel a difference in my motivation to write. 750 Words helped me leave behind excuses. The option to write anything eased the pressure to perform while I practiced writing skills. The stats build my confidence and confirm that it is possible for me to write enough words to fill a book. I am using 750 Words as a journal tool right now and soon will be shifting gears to use this resource to write my book, “Beyond Diagnosis”

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Aug 11
1 cup

I’ve written 45 days in a row!

I’ve never done that before and it’s lead to so much clarity.

I’ve been using this material to help me remember dreams, write blog posts, add content to digital products and make videos I share to grow a following on social media.

Also, this has helped me stick to a routine which I can quickly give up easily and often do.

This has changed my life, I have a lot more fun writing now!

Awesome site, worth the tiny $5 investment per month!

Testimonial Note from Phillip Lopez on Thu, Aug 11
5 cups
Privacy assurance

It is not so much a feature request – more of a question.

In this day and age everything gets hacked and compromised. How is 750words set up to withstand cyber attacks?

New Feature Request Note from Tracer Bullet on Wed, Aug 10
5 cups
Addthis button for sharing to slack

Use the integration below, similar to how the options to tweet or facebook are at the bottom of stats pages.

New Feature Request Note from Sarah Brown on Wed, Aug 10
1 cup

Ive been using 750 words for a little over a month now i think its been great as far as getting things out i want to get out but not particularly speak. i think its a great site and ill continue to use it as long as its available. thanks for helping me grow and be a better more expressive version of myself. i needed this.

Testimonial Note from Brad Moore on Wed, Aug 10
4 cups

For members or patrons (or however it would work, the idea is a paid feature) to have an optional word count set. If they participate in an official Nanowrimo and sign up (like the monthly challenge) or set their own Camp Nano type challenge: write 35k in 30 days or something. So their word count would still tick off at 750 but set the real goal to whatever their daily average is (and the editor would not alert the writer until the “real” word count has passed).

New Feature Request Note from Reidun Saxerud on Mon, Aug 08
1 cup

I’ve been a member since 2010 (back when dinosaurs roamed…). I tended to go on and off from this site on the regular and sometimes went up to five or six months without writing. But for the past several months I have returned as a regular writer and decided to become a Patron. It’s the least I could do as I patiently received emails nudges every day without fail. This place gave me a great avenue to vent, process, and just pour out streams of consciousness and thoughts that made sense to no one but myself, with objective feedback on them too. It’s not nearly as satisfying to just dump them into a locked block or word processor. The format is so inviting. On and off I tried to work on Nanowrimo or personal writing projects here and it didn’t quite work, I was just too addicted to my 10-minute entries. Yet recently I did in fact start using this to break through some writers’ block for my novel. Lo and behold, I can write a full chapter in just a few days rather than weeks or months. I don’t know if it was just the adult maturity that comes with living Life on Life’s terms or the sense of duty and pride I feel in being a Patron, but after six years this is finally falling into place, and I’m well on my way to breaking my previous (small but still mighty) streak of 39 days. Wednesday will mark the first 30-day streak I’ve had since 2011! The streaks are not as important to me as the word count, but there is something satisfying about seeing your work and life come together in such a cool, interactive way that doesn’t offer too much or too little. Here’s to another six+ years!

Testimonial Note from Reidun Saxerud on Mon, Aug 08
1 cup
Secure server for writing

I thought this was already the case and would recommend this as a good next feature.

New Feature Vote from Whitney-Rose Levis on Sun, Aug 07
10 cups

I am learning it isn’t about the streak but the habit of writing that is important. It’s progress not perfection. I had a baby a couple of months ago and like a lot of new moms went through some depression and anxiety. Journaling has been my “me time”, my resting place, my place to sort through rational and irrational thoughts. It’s my place to connect to God through conversation. It’s my safe place. As I sort through old stuff in my closet I am forever grateful that the many words I have written on this site take up no room in my home whatsoever.

Testimonial Note from Amy K. on Sun, Aug 07
1 cup
A better mobile site

I hadn’t thought of using 750words on mobile, because of the word count and the difficulty of typing with my thumbs. But I often do write much better by walking and talking into my phone! I vote for a better mobile site.

New Feature Vote from Benjamin Wolfe on Sat, Aug 06
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Avery White on Fri, Aug 05
6 cups

ONE YEAR. I’ve written every day for one year. And I don’t plan on stopping. My goal of 300k this year has now seemed to have lowered into a first-step goal. I am so giddy and proud and thankful for this website. Everytime I felt like giving up I realized I didn’t want to break the streak and now I’m a pegasus!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Wed, Aug 03