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

Jerry McNeive
Gary Isaac Wolf
Chris Limb
Jessica L. Lesko
Novera King
Robert Thilo
sarah marie
Annaverko
Sunny J. Reed
io plus
Gideon Bryan
Rusu Olesea
Rebecca Harris
Jim Matlock
Mary
Lily Marks
Ivy Ceclia Cassidy
Adam Berkovec
Bonnie Schultz
Lisa Marie Carnahan
Becca Burns
Eugene
Joanna Moore
Ella Ann Trotter
Nishima Nzeru
Loren Elkin
Rozlynn
Ujjwala Murthy
Phil S
Brett Beasley
Brian G. Fay
Booglysticks
Kimberley Boehm
Joseph Michael Culhane
Victoria S. Smith
Lydia Bryan
Silja
Yola Smith
David Murphy
calliaphone
Patricia D Crumbaker
B Carreker Jones
Cora Anderson
Pito Salas
Nancy Grossman
Jeanne Leigh
FabHarmony
Patricia O'Leary
captainfez
Maddy Clare Lardner
Kathy
Harley S.
Luke Tritton
M Medved
Louise Ferndale
AJK
Radha Govinda
Marcos Rohena Madrazo
blorgmorg
Lauren HK
Vanessa Fuller
Becka Janse
Jen Elliott
Kaylois
J.O.Shinn
Christina Xu
Billye Roberts
Orla Tuite
Dionne McBride
Janet Werther
Tracy Winter
Helena Mariño
Jennifer Van Adrichem
Ivan Bunin
Kat Philbrook de Bottari
Gumiko
grace viccary
Mat Newson
Tahlen'Ri
NocturnalRites
Tei Jackson
Austin Helms
Jeff Johnson
Patty Mathews
Melanie Anderson
damian golfinopoulos
Kathryn Burns
Brandon Ewing
Daria Biernat
David Brennan
la hoy
Jan Morse
Cindy Kay
John Lee
Terry Knapp Jr.
Pidge Groce
Sage Hahn
Peter Dickinson
Carol Helander
Elizabeth Weiden Philipbar

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I started typing out words directly from my heart. I found it took only 45 minutes to type 750+ words. My mind is clear. I am currently in training to share my big talk on a TedX stage. This format is very helpful.

Testimonial Note from Judith Quate on Tue, Oct 10
1 cup

I have always had trouble keeping a writing schedule. I have so many ideas that just stay locked in my mind because I haven’t had focus. This site gives me goals and the inspiration to get going. I have never finished so much in such a short amount of time.

Testimonial Note from Andrea Cranford on Tue, Oct 10
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I would like to see some form of TeX math rendering, such as KaTeX (Khan/KaTeX @ GitHub). This would be extremely helpful for people like me, who like to use the website but embed a lot of math/logic formulas in their text.

New Feature Vote from Emanuel Quadros on Mon, Oct 09
5 cups

I don’t see a therapist. I’m not on any antidepressants or antipsychotics either. I write here to purge my thoughts and feelings. I feel better afterwards. Some creativity spills out with it. This is good. I’ve also written several novels, thanks to this site and NaNoWriMo. Writing is good for my mental and emotional health. They say it gets easier, but I say you get stronger. Whatever you’ve been through, process it with this site. You’ll feel the bile seep out of you and you’ll feel cleansed.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Mon, Oct 09
1 cup

750 Words helps me organize my mind and my life. When I’m writing here daily, my life is better. It’s as simple as that. There aren’t many habits I can say that of, and also in that list is meditation, exercise, and reading.

Testimonial Note from Parker Gregory Shpak on Thu, Oct 05
1 cup
Off-line writing option

I would like to be able to write offline and when connected to the internet the app/program would automatically upload, ideally pulling the timestamp so that I don’t miss a day if I am somewhere without cell/wifi reception. I hate having to put the streak on pause when I’m camping, as I do have access to a keyboard, just not the internet.

New Feature Request Note from RGK on Tue, Oct 03
10 cups

I was a big procrastinator. I always knew I should be writing but would always find something else that needed to be done. I guess I wasn’t really taking my writing seriously because let’s face it…A Writer Writes! This site has helped me get back to writing daily and I just love the badges. I changed my habits a little along the way so that I could get the rooster badge because I am not an early riser. The night owl badge was a breeze for me. I then got so excited about the Nano badge and decided this would be a good way to warm up for November which is right around the corner. I love that I can just come here and write anything I want. On many days it has been so cathartic and that is good for anybody. I recently acquired my 365 day badge and plan to be one of the 500 day and triple flockers. I am having the greatest time and it’s a real bargain at $5 a month. Thanks so much for helping me to get back on track by providing this great site.

Testimonial Note from Dee Bostic on Tue, Oct 03
1 cup
A voice activated mobile typing page

Being about to type via voice like in Google Docs, would be great. I could do even more directly on a mobile app. I think that would be really cool to use.

New Feature Request Note from L. Denise Jackson on Tue, Oct 03
1 cup

This is an incredibly useful program for writing every day and keeping track of it. Helps me clear my head of “stuff” and also holds me accountable. Plus the badges are cool.

Testimonial Note from Alex Washoe on Mon, Oct 02
1 cup

I have loved to write since I was incredibly young. There’s just so much you can do with it. Writing is as close to magic as you can get, I think, and so I wrote whenever I could. My only problem was that I would spend more time thinking about writing than actually doing it. It was easy for me to lose my motivation. 750 Words turned that right on its head. From the little x’s in each box to the statistics page to the badges, the entire site seems focused around keeping you interested and motivated, and it works! I’ve written so much and have loved every second of it. Writing every day has definitely bettered my skill and allows me to put ideas in motion that I’d previously only thought about. I’ve never enjoyed writing more, and I look forward to my continued use!

Testimonial Note from Kirby Renalds on Sun, Oct 01
8 cups

THis is where I come back to when I am stuck, when I don’t know how to go on. The only way to get out of not writing is to write and this site motivates me. I begin with rubbish but then structuring my day around one achievable act of writing 750words allows the other elements to slowly come into play. Thank you

Testimonial Note from Dr. Darren Garside on Thu, Sep 28
1 cup

This site is my Morning Pages, a la Julia Cameron. It is my Life Shaper. Keeps me sane. And humble. Keeps my jumbled thoughts straight, or fairly so. It is my favorite time of day – my necessary part of the day. So, thank you. I would feel lost without this site. I leave my pages, most days, ready for what may lie ahead. I have no suggestions for change, because the free flow of the process is exactly right for me. I don’t need more structure than what the site provides now.

Testimonial Note from Pat McNutt on Tue, Sep 26
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Davoud Ratsgou on Tue, Sep 26
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Can there be a way to tag each day so you can go back and remember what day you had which brilliant idea? Anyway to organize each day into categories would be incredible, especially for working on multiple projects. Otherwise, each day gets lost in the shuffle and I cannot come back to ideas without digging around.

New Feature Vote from Cheryl Wollner on Tue, Sep 26
1 cup

This website has inspired me to write and expand on my vision. It helps to be in a quiet place and just write. This site allows you just that…to be YOU! You will not regret the decision.

Testimonial Note from Marjii on Mon, Sep 25
2 cups

Many people look for answers through spiritual awakening. To say I don’t have the time in my busy life to find that place sounds like an excuse.. however.. I don’t. That is where 750 words comes in. If all it does is help detangle the mess of spaghetti thoughts in my head and heart every day and I am a tiny bit more at peace with myself, then it should be prescribed help everyone living in this chaotic, overstimulating world.
Where a lovely notebook would seem more poetic at achieving this task, my writing can’t keep up with my thoughts as fast as my typing can. And finally, no-one will stumble across my private unfiltered musings here. Just me.
Thank you

Testimonial Note from Caroline Findlay on Mon, Sep 25
1 cup
A better mobile site

I have a Pixel and would like to be able to write from my phone on my commute!

New Feature Vote from Karen Perille on Sun, Sep 24
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Stats voor other languages.

New Feature Vote from Sameer on Sat, Sep 23
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Sat, Sep 23
2 cups
Improve the writing page

Bold, italics, strikethroughs, page breaks.

New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Sat, Sep 23
5 cups

Badges ? Badges? Yes we do need some stinkin’ badges ;-) Between badges, improving my typing speed, and the ability to just write as I please whatever I please, 750 has provided the motivations that I need to keep my fingers pounding on the keys. And it’s fun. Sometimes it’s just as simple as having somewhere to go. I choose to go here. ;-) Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Jim Bartlett on Wed, Sep 20
30 cups

The Space Bird badge is mine. And also now I have a good habit of writing 750 words everyday for 500 days in a row. Under 600 people ever got this badge on this site. Thanks Buster and Kellianne for running this service!

I’ll keep writing for another 500 days for sure! :)

Testimonial Note from Alex (oldschool) on Wed, Sep 20
1 cup
How about adding a bridge to lost entries?

After a reaching the pterodactyl badge, I recently missed a day. That’s a lot of writing that was cast into the ocean of the unknown. How about providing some kind of bridge so that I can link to those lost entries? Perhaps after a month, I could lobby for a bridge? I don’t mind starting over, but it seems unfortunate that I can no longer view those lost entries.

New Feature Request Note from jregan on Sun, Sep 17
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Destroyer of Worlds on Fri, Sep 15
1 cup

I find that this is a great way to start the day, clearing the old noodle, and preparing for other efforts that I am working on. It’s simple and easy to follow.

Testimonial Note from John J. Bates on Fri, Sep 15
1 cup

750 Words inspires me to write regularly. It’s become a game that’s exciting to play. I never thought It would have this effect. It grows on me daily. And as for the badges, I thought that I would never care about having them, but I do! It’s an awesome challenge to earn the next one! Thanks to everyone!!

Testimonial Note from Susan Friedmann on Wed, Sep 13
10 cups
Mobile app

This would be an app, available for both iPad and Android, that would have an internal clock. If a user found themselves away from their wifi, they could log into the app and write their words, and it would note the time. Once they were back somewhere with wifi, the app would sync with the site and save their words. This would be great for unexpected trips or holidays and would save a lot of stress.

New Feature Request Note from Aoife Lonergan on Wed, Sep 13
1 cup

I like this website because I have anxiety when my mind gets cluttered. All the thoughts seem to be swimming around making a ripples in the pool of water that is my mind, making each thought just blurry enough to not grasp the subject. When using 750 words it feels like each new subject written out is a fishing pole removing those variables, slowly, making each thought visible in my mind.

Testimonial Note from Cody Menhennett on Tue, Sep 12
1 cup
Pause-button

If you need to go to the bathroom suddenly!

New Feature Request Note from Atle Jarnæs Lerøy on Tue, Sep 12
1 cup
A better mobile site

I’m voting for a completely different feature (but it wasn’t on the list).
For me (and for other people also I guess), 750 words is a journal. I write about my life, my feelings, and sometimes, I love reading what I wrote a long time ago.
A great great feature would be the possibility to print all our words on a nice little journal to have it printed !
Anyway, thanks for this amazing service !

New Feature Vote from Tangee on Tue, Sep 12