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

Grant Ashfield
Alison Ruggiero
Cathy Greene
Novera King
Debra Swersky
Karen Karbo
Miffy Roo
Chaille Stidham
Sapna Shah- Mitra
Anna Mangahas
Jim Matlock
Natalie L
Sean Isaacs
Becca Burns
Meghan Kennedy
Rebecca Harris
Tracy Pellegrino
Michelle Mnculwane
Joseph Michael Culhane
Laura Wallace
Alexandru Circiumaru
Sally Logan
Yola Smith
Mary Going
R Michael Gadbaw
Lorenza Ramirez
Lydia Shafer
Kim A.
AFC Zelden
Christina Xu
Bobo Banzai
Jan Morse
M Medved
Navjeet K Bawa
Rebeca Lustgarten
Lynn Porter
Allison Urban
Anthony Merante
Carrie X
Howard L. Leinart
Lauren HK
Vanessa Fuller
Laura Ellen
Jen Elliott Ehrhardt
Ke Roth
Billye Roberts
Shaun Ryan
Luna Jaffe
Alex Cuervo
Robin Tanamachi
Renee C
Daniel Topping
Violette Ferrand
Ren Hall
Mike Northam
W Hazard
Marita Delgado
Jenny Clifton
Sallie T
Dana Connelly
marcia shannon
Becka Janse
Ben Reyes
la hoy
juicy pasta
Mohit sawhney
Katie Monroe
Tracy Winter
Terry Knapp Jr.
Jackie Mederi
Nitin Nischal Bhandari
Cathy Zhang
Ellie Foulds
Julie Benesh
Ti Locke
Joshua Biggs
Crius Uranus
Lisa Peterson

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Thanks to 750words that I can improve my writing skill. I really need to clear my mind at the end of a day and this site helps me a lot.

Testimonial Note from Yanina Tsuranava on Sat, Jan 04
1 cup
Reset button

Being able to reset after a prolonged absence – I joined in 2014, didn’t use ti for 5 years and now I’m back but my stats are all skewed!!

New Feature Request Note from Cath on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’d love an app for doing this in!

New Feature Vote from Cath on Thu, Jan 02
2 cups

I’ve been so grateful for 750 words! After a massive anxiety spiral earlier this year, having space to come to dump all my thoughts and clear my head has been invaluable! Love this website – it’s so helpful and awesome!

Testimonial Note from Cath on Thu, Jan 02
3 cups

I managed to do 3 months of a few years back. I have ADHD and wow does this site help me focus on things that are important. I want to be able to find balance this year and hopefully coming back to this will help me do so. I’m going to try to beat my 3 month record this time. Might miss a few days but going to try to make a long streak happen.

Testimonial Note from Danielle Peloquin on Thu, Jan 02
20 cups

After 2018 (a bad year) and 2019 (a worse year — I didn’t even finish NaNo!), I knew that I needed to get serious about writing every day again. It would make me feel better — more in control, more productive. I was ready and raring to go on January 1, 2020.

Except, I got distracted by catching up on chores on my day off, and forgot to write. Now I’m struggling with feeling that starting on January 2nd doesn’t have the same impact as if starting on the first day of the Gregorian calendar year; I am already second-guessing myself on my other writing challenges, because I’m already behind. I feel my old projects are just going to languish. I’ve already failed.

Then I remembered: I didn’t have this habit when I started 750 Words in March 2015. I didn’t start on a tidy day like the 1st or the 15th. I was at square one, like I am now, save that I have proof I’ve succeded before, and I can do it again.

Today is the first day towards restoring a habit that brought me great pride, a feeling of accomplishment on even my darker days. I hope that if you’re struggling, this helps you, too. I hope you all have a Happy New Year, and now if you’ll excuse me… I have some words to do!

Testimonial Note from ES Wright on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup

I love writing in the morning and seeing how many people are doing the same thing, it gives me a feeling of being connected.

Testimonial Note from Ashley Frazier on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would love an iPad app that would allow me to write when off-line, for those times (like flying) when I don’t have internet. I am thrilled to have completed the 30 day challenge this December, and I am looking forward to more daily writing in 2020. I find it clears my mind and helps me so much throughout the day. (PS. More badges would be nice too!)

New Feature Vote from Michele Gill on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I agree—anything that would help me write things down on the go would be really welcome. A mobile site is one thing, but apps tend to be better designed for a purpose, and my experience with text input on mobile sites is iffy at best.

New Feature Vote from Angel Belsey on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup

I love 750 words. It has helped me in so many ways and I tell every writer they need it in their life!!! I can’t believe I was capable of writing so many words! Thank you creators of this amazing site and fellow writers <3 p.s. I just got the penguin badge and it’s so cute!

Testimonial Note from Fatima Jaghori on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love badges! I want to accumulate them for every streak, every everything.

New Feature Vote from Tanya on Wed, Jan 01
5 cups

As an actor, I get to write as my character would. I get to flesh them out in here, to actualize who they might be, based on the script. They become more three dimensional for me. I have a whole month for this too.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Wed, Jan 01
1 cup

I discovered 750 words in November and just completed my first monthly challenge—December. I’m signed up for January and looking forward to another month of writing my words every day. What a fantastic way to clear my mind every morning! I love starting every day with this accomplishment.

Testimonial Note from Joyce H Brand on Wed, Jan 01
5 cups

Been a member here for almost 4 years and have yet to write a straight 30 days! For someone who feels writing is one of her main callings, this mystifies me, yet being able to track my habits all this time has great value and spurs me on to try again. So tomorrow January 1st, I will begin a new month of attempting 30 days in a row and we’ll see if I can be consistent and make it happen. I really appreciate, by the way, being able to categorize my writing with the metadata, it’s so great to be able to go back and pull up all the entries related to a particular term.

Testimonial Note from Diana Dee on Tue, Dec 31
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Janell on Tue, Dec 31
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Please make it super easy to write on my iPhone.

New Feature Vote from Abhijeet Gaiha on Tue, Dec 31
3 cups

This site is amazing. I have just completed my first full month in a few months, and it has felt so good. I am already signed up to the January challenge,and am going to ACE that one as well.

750words has been my therapist this year. In the thousands of words I have written here I have healed some deep, old wounds (I am glad I can know that no one apart from me ever reads them!). Sometimes I write nonsense jsut to fill the space. Sometimes I allow my ADHD Brain to come up with all the ideas it wants to, knowing full well I am never going to act on them. Sometimes I pour my heart out, and process pain and trauma. Sometimes I wrote blog posts and job applcations. Whatever I need, 750words gives me the space to do it, and the motivation to remember that I need to do it.

I am so grateful for this site. EVery month when my payment goes out, I am glad to be paying for this. I know I wouldn’t have done half the writing and healing I have done in a word document. There is something safe and encouraging about logging into my account here. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Esther Nagle on Tue, Dec 31
8 cups

My mind was feeling free and i was acting most natural, i was fully presnt and i was feeling heard and spoken. This was my first experience. of writing 750 words. One day i wrote about some very sensitive childhood incidents, another day I wrote about some creative and productive additions in my daily schedule. i wrote being most honest to myself, Knowing that it is something which completely confidential i completely opened up. By now having written for more than 100 days and some 125 K words, i feel a lot known to myself, a lot aware about my actions, a lot informed about what i inside me, a lot supported. I call this 20-30 mins a holy time where i connect to some great power and i get all the solution which i look for. i really appreciate the motivational rewards which this plateform uses. this is something which has forced me to stick to this website. Great work guys. keep it up.

Testimonial Note from Rishikesh Ranjan on Mon, Dec 30
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Beyond the NaNoWriMo: a badge for every month you write 50,000 words — not just during the month of November. Would also like to see badges for meeting the monthly challenge. Not just one time, but every time. Better representation for those who do other than the Wall of Fame (I can never find my name there). Thanks so much!

New Feature Vote from Tarah Moser on Mon, Dec 30
2 cups

I have returned to 750 words after a years long hiatus. Now that I am done school, I really hope to get back into writing seriously, and this has helped me get my thoughts into a coherent form!
Day 6 of my newest streak, and I have hopes that I will make it further than I hae in the past.

Testimonial Note from Lylli Ariella Hughes on Sun, Dec 29
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Emily Daniels on Thu, Dec 26
1 cup
A better mobile site

I just signed up with a monthly subscription and noted two Note responses where subscribers were unable to enter their morning pages and were very upset. I wonder if we subscribers could be informed ahead of time when the system will be down. Or was it due to a clerical Paypal or Credit Card cancellation error? How is this being addressed?

New Feature Vote from Mary Cathleen Wilson on Thu, Dec 26
1 cup

So bummed – I broke my streak yesterday – I’d blame it on the holidays but I had time during the day and simply forgot. I generally write first thing so I didn’t think about it during the day – went to a family holiday party, came home around 1 am and then remembered – only 1 chance to never miss and I blew it. Oh well, what can I do. I love this site, but as simple as it is there are few things I just don’t get – like the cups – and the following – why follow someone? in any case, love the points, the badges the safe space to write, I love counting the words and the attempt to interpret mood, etc. All great stuff. Thanks

Testimonial Note from Vienna Castellaw on Wed, Dec 25
1 cup

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays From Sydney Australia. 🎄 Christmas Is Here 🎄

Testimonial Note from Ms. T on Tue, Dec 24
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’m back after a few years away from 750 words. It’d be nice to see my past badges back and also accumulate new ones as I begging using 750 words again. I was a former member for over two years and loved getting badges. Please give returning members incentive for badges again as they write on 750 words.

New Feature Vote from Carol Factor on Mon, Dec 23
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Meli Kimathi on Mon, Dec 23
5 cups

A year ago I went to a family gathering so distracting I forgot to write my words that day and broke my streak. Upon realizing this the next morning, I felt so disappointed — a feeling of empty sadness I can barely describe! A year later, I just earned my 365-day pegasus badge. I just had to commemorate this with a note. To anyone who breaks their streak this year due to an overly-busy Holiday season, you have my empathy! To everyone else, make sure to set reminders if you have a tendency to write half-consciously before bed on busier days like I do!

Testimonial Note from Victoria Okay on Sun, Dec 22
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I write in Chrome on an iPad, and the margins for writing text are just a bit too wide – there are a few characters off the edge of the page for some reason. It would be satisfying if the writing page felt a bit less archaic.

New Feature Vote from KJ Nichols on Sun, Dec 22
5 cups

For me This site is mainly to practice skills and when I started I wanted to write every day but life got in the way, I got busy and I stopped.

Recently Ive started writing again after a long period of not. But this time its to help calm me down after getting anxious. Its a safe place to write out your thoughts.

Thank you

Testimonial Note from Joni Smith on Fri, Dec 20
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would love the opportunity to be able to write my notes whilst commuting

New Feature Vote from Joni Smith on Fri, Dec 20