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

Barbara Ollis
kiran cantare
Jenny Douglas
Matthew Nickoloff
Treye Denton
LaFemmeEnRouge
Natasha Regina
Marian Darlington-Hope
Barbara Adams Oliver
Whitney Holley
Paula
Anna Helgeson
Kat G
Christie Day-Gee
Chip Smith
Holly Taylor
Trevor Hertrich
Abhijit Nag
Nunya Business
heather lim
Marie Beck
Alec Zopf
Johanna V Thorhallsdottir
Christina Price
narawastu indrapradna
Ben
Mo Hussain
Stephen Schneiter
Shiraz Biggie
Jamie Klein
ted gordon
David Murphy
Chip Koziara
Alex
Tonya Kropp
Barbara Orton
Mary Grace
Jared Putman
ellie kay
Will Moore
Ava Brillat
azmy taha
Anne Njuguna
J BC
Colin Pee Ryan
Karen Kowalski Singer
Nina Hayes-Thompson
Darcy Conroy
Joe McDonnell
Sky Matsuhashi
Sawyer Bernath
Andriy Kulak
Kairi Gray
Jess Scott
Emily Via
Kevin Koval
Nathan
James Needham
Sandra Jeanne McAndrew
Nicollette Mitchell
Maginel Galt
Chris Hanlon
Khalid Harun
Erin Y
Shawn Gervais
Larisa Muller
Celticeagle.
Elizabeth Yu
Umi Perkins
Deidra Newbrough
Kendra Davis
Lorraine Cohen
Sanjay Srinivas
Sarai Johnson
Angelique von Löbbecke
Ilaria Mangiardi
Cyndy Chisare
Nancy
Steve Chastain
Andriy
Marjii
Patrick Buggy
Dustin Rogers
S E Ryan
lisa lee
Jordan Silacci
Olga N
Tara DeVincenzo
Caleb Shrader
Laura Carter-Stone
Melissa Meyer
Kim Brulee
Kim
Meredith Volker
Tina Lam
Avery White
Kristin Fenchak
Veto
Liz
Joy Tataryn

Notes of inspiration from members

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Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Carlos Andre dos Santos on Mon, May 08
10 cups

A year ago I decided I was going to write a book about my life in the emergency services. 344 days ago I discovered 750words and used it as a way to keep me on track with my book, and also as a journal. Proud to say that the book has been picked up by Penguin Random House and I submitted my completed manuscript yesterday. The discipline of writing something every day helped me get the book across the line as well as giving me a place to journal the good and bad. Thank you for this amazing site! Dave

Testimonial Note from Dave Greenberg on Mon, May 08
1 cup
Secure server for writing

I need the peace of mind from knowing that other people cannot intercept my entries when they are being sent to the site. I hope you really implement this soon. Thanks :)

New Feature Vote from Kevin Ndung'u on Sun, May 07
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Love the badges! Need a NanoWriMo 2016 and one for 2017

New Feature Vote from Steven Sheeley on Sun, May 07
1 cup

All I can say is that this site has helped me stay on track and to write every day. While it may be hard to do so, putting black on white, pen to paper, is the only way that I will every get this story out of my head.

Testimonial Note from Steven Sheeley on Sun, May 07
3 cups

Looking for a space where the wandering mind can express itself and i have found at 750words. My ever alert, ever thinking and dreaming brain needed an outlet in which to just be and just get writing. No limits, no rules, no guide lines or guide books just plain writing practice.
Just go one word after the other. We are all in it together we write and we explore and somehow we know this is what we always were looking for. A home for free expression, the words that just are, unedited, uncensured, unstructured and not judged. They exist as individual entities of expression and they give freedom and space for us all to just come and be together for a time in our journey of writing

Testimonial Note from jeannine kauffmann on Sun, May 07
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Maya on Sat, May 06
1 cup

Well I have taken a very long break from 750 words.com. Life has got in the way, but there is always a way back, the pull to write every day and chronicle my thoughts and feelings without pressure if I break my streak or not, it doesn’t really matter, the main thing is that I am writing. It feels good to be writing again and this time I will be more gentle with myself and not get bogged down with guilt if I didn’t write on a particular day for whatever reason.
It’s still a great website. Once I am in the habit of writing every time, kind of in the groove, things will flow.

Thanks for a great website, Buster and Kellly

Testimonial Note from Kay C. Oppen on Wed, May 03
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Secure server for writing

I’d be willing to pay more monthly for a secure server (and peace of mind).

New Feature Vote from Dana A. on Tue, May 02
2 cups

This is my donation for failing to complete the monthly challenge… I totally forgot on the last day and despite being frustrating a deal is a deal.

Testimonial Note from Mike Bainbridge on Tue, May 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I use my phone a lot and love writing on it. This would be an amazing feature to have

New Feature Vote from Suad Kamardeen on Tue, May 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Alex Laforest on Mon, May 01
1 cup
Reminder to write on my mobile and computer

I’d like a gentle and persistant reminder to write on my mobile and email. If that already exists and I just havnt found it – please redesign the site to make it a bit more obvious! Thanks.

New Feature Request Note from Simon Brauner-Cave on Mon, May 01
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

The home page and in fact all the pages could do with being a little more intuitive and signposted. Log in needs a little light detective work to be found. Joining is hidden in plain view! Have a big happy button!

New Feature Vote from Simon Brauner-Cave on Mon, May 01
1 cup
Personal Dictionary

It would be lovely if there was a personal dictionary to keep track of an individual’s made up or uncommon words and names, as in Google Docs, so that they are not always counted as incorrect and might even be acknowledged by the word counter.

Thank you for this wonderful website!

New Feature Request Note from Mouse Cake on Sun, Apr 30
1 cup
Force Save before 750 Words

I was thinking that it might be good for the nervous…over-thinking types like me to be able to force save my writing before the 750 word mark. I am used to working in Constant Contact and have gotten into the habit of saving my work as I go along because sometimes when I go away/get kicked off/lose power once I come back/log back on, my work (or at least the last bit that I did) will be GONE! This is a terrible feeling to have put your heart out there and then it’s missing. It can’t be recreated! Just a thought.

New Feature Request Note from Sam I Am on Sun, Apr 30
18 cups

The Phoenix badge is mine. I never thought this day would come and as it has finally come, I really think using this site every morning has changed me as a person. Fundamentally, for the better as a writer and even as someone who can express my emotions with ease. To be totally honest my eyes are already on the next badge that will put me in a group of people less than half the size of the one I am in now, reflecting the awesome amount of diligence that goes with achieving each new level of demonstrated commitment. My sincere thanks to both Kellianne and Buster for this amazing website.

Testimonial Note from Yola Smith on Sun, Apr 30
1 cup

I waht to thank you for this site! This service is somrthing like shelter – I can write everything I want and be myself

Testimonial Note from Anastasiya on Sat, Apr 29
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Bryan Sim on Thu, Apr 27
1 cup

750 words has been a great way for me to get my thoughts out. It is very meditative and I really enjoy it a lot.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer McMahon on Thu, Apr 27
1 cup
Ability to Add pictures/images to the day's writing

I am using the site as a journal to log what’s happening in our family. I would love to be able to attach pics of the kids and things we are doing.

New Feature Request Note from Sam I Am on Tue, Apr 25
1 cup
Alt Text on Badges

This shouldn’t be too hard of a feature to implement. It just requires adding a brief description to the various site badges. Some of us are visually impaired or totally blind, like me, and this would greatly increase our enjoyment of the site. For example, a badge description could be, “This is a delicious cup of coffee. It has white foam on the top.” or “This is a turkey with vibrant rainbow feathers, symbolizing the fact you wrote for three days straight.” Just things like that. It’d be truly helpful and shouldn’t be hard to implement. Keep up the good work, guys.

New Feature Request Note from Rhymershouse Collective on Tue, Apr 25
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Thomas Hart Bralower on Sun, Apr 23
2 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Thomas Hart Bralower on Sun, Apr 23
8 cups

I was directed to this years ago from NaNoWriMo, I came back once or twice because it was amazing. It really stuck with me, and when a friend complained she struggled developing a daily writing habit I immediately told her about this place even though it had been over 2 years since I had used it.
I had been having trouble with my own daily writing habit so I decided to return. I immediately got back into the habit and have gotten more done on last years NaNo novel then I have in all the months since November. Hopefully I’ll stick around longer this time, but I’ve always been bad with commitment.

Testimonial Note from Amaya Ells on Sat, Apr 22
1 cup
Bold, Italics, Badge Tracking

I would really appreciate the ability to use italics and bold during my daily 750, perhaps even vary text size within my entries.

More badges would also be a bonus, as those are great incentive.

And being able to track my progress within a certain badge. To know that I have 5 more days of early rising before I finish the achievement, etc.

New Feature Request Note from Sam Wagner on Fri, Apr 21
5 cups

Ten days away from getting the next badge, the Phoenix badge, which I have never attained after more than two years on the site. I used to struggle for a good 45 minutes to an hour to accomplish my entries. 750 Words has helped me so much, in more ways than I could have imagined – in writing creatively and sorting out my emotions. Over time just having this “brain dump” has helped me to stem the tendency to transfer my concerns about inner conflicts to situations I encounter in the outside world. Thank you, Kellianne and Buster!

Testimonial Note from Yola Smith on Thu, Apr 20
4 cups

So unbelievable, and yet so satisfying. Tonight after my writing my streak is 1550 days and I just passed 2.5 million words written. Not that I’ve manifested anything publishable—yet, but just to have created that kind of output for that long a time is something I could never have accomplished without this site. I’m extremely grateful to Buster and Kellianne. Thank you so much, guys. (Now if my monthly summary would just get straightened out to reflect my streak…)

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Tue, Apr 18
1 cup

After being away from 750 words (but refusing to stop the monthly donations!) for almost 2 years, I started writing again 4 weeks ago. In that time, 750words has helped me deal with new anxieties, write parts of three short stories, sort out my personal priorities (I’m going to move to the City from the SUburbs where I’ve lived my entire life), and in general feel better.

It’s had enough impact that co-workers have spontaneously asked me what’s up in my life, as I seem happier and more productive the past 2 weeks.

Thanks, 750words for helping me get ideas out of my head, and someplace I can use them!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Apr 16
10 cups

I love writing, but I am good at procrastinating. 750 Words is my trick to not procrastinate. :) Maintaining my writing streak on 750 Words is enough to keep me going each day. I don’t get that support from a paper journal or some electronic file. I perceive the badges as kind and personal cheering along the way.
I am thankful to the friend who introduced me to 750 Words back in 2010 and, of course, I am very thankful to Buster and Kellianne for creating this space for “my” personal writing journals. May 750 Words live long and prosper!

Testimonial Note from Karen Mardahl on Sun, Apr 16