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

Rochelle Terman
Audrey Rivero
Deanna Shumaker
Kelly Culver
Jolene Hunt
MEENA
Andrew Yanker
Heather Aronson
Rebecca Mai
Monica Kopenhaver
Kathy S
Andrea Moffat
Cassandra Fussen
Ann
kdrumleft
Mr McSquiggles
A K
Suzanne Rothmeyer
Lindsey Russell
Annelle Edwards
Joyous Mornings
Neera
Ainsley Cristiona Swartwout
Christy Carlyle
Jordan Ward
Gunvald's Husse
Sophie O'Kelly
Ashley Harrigan
Maureen S
Dan Explosion
Mohneet Ahuja
Gokhan Mutlay
Natasha Lewis
Madeleine Eno
Tina Lam
Judith A. Shoemaker
Marco Pacifico
Theodore Gault
Barbara Ollis
Kat Feete
Gary McLean Hall
Tim Hammond
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Mohit sawhney
Joy Tataryn
Joseph Son
Keep Motivated
Lilian Young
Maíra Dvorek
Alex W
Kristin Van Wey
Nobulali Dangazele
Nan Condron
J. Stephan Schroeder
Dodger
Blair
Jim geissler
Lois Shannon Andersen
Kate Martin
Brian Gutierrez
Monica Harris
Dionis Wakefield
Colby B
Nichole Bennett
Lesa Sullivan
embee
Finn Voichick
Malik Diarra
Jamie Roy
Meghan Clark
Melissa Mandell
Alex Denu
Wandering Willie
Christopher Wilson
Charlotte Black
Shanna Martin
Sara Nesson
David H
Donald Bassett
JB
Karen Gygli
richard shoemaker
John Ottens
Bryan Jay Whitfield
Victoria Yardley
Bill Hartnett
Danielle Stevens
JP Fanshawe
Stephanie Fowler
MARGOT GOBETTI
Judy H
Sharon Wong
Liesel Klemcke
Janet Rae-Dupree
Heather Pritchard
Vasyl Dizhak
Christopher Joslyn
Daniel Khan
Lisa Steen
Davoud Ratsgou

Notes of inspiration from members

3 cups

I appreciate the orderly design and lack of distraction on the site. It does everything I want it to and nothing that I don’t. I happily recommend it to friends.

Testimonial Note from Margaret Lukens on Mon, Mar 20
1 cup

Writing is highly therapeutic for me. I love the accountability of having an online community for me to check in with.

Testimonial Note from Luke Bayler on Mon, Mar 20
1 cup

It really helps to slow down my anxious thoughts and reflect on my life. Part-meditation, part-timeout from my day.

Testimonial Note from Dave Anderson on Mon, Mar 20
1 cup

I love this site and am so glad that I’ve found it. Thanks for creating it! I believe it makes me a better writer for my blog www.JessicaLaurenVine.com Keep it going! =D

Testimonial Note from Jessica Lauren Vine on Sat, Mar 18
1 cup
editing past entries

It would be really great to be able to go back and edit entries before today’s entry. :) It wouldn’t have to count towards awards or anything, just be nice to keep like thoughts in context if I wanted to make a note on a page, say, a week ago, where I was calculating my evil scheme for taking over the world.

New Feature Request Note from writer girl on Sat, Mar 18
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’d love push notifications to write. #HabitForming

New Feature Vote from Josh F on Fri, Mar 17
5 cups
All time stats

Did the page that showed all-time stats – tone, types of words used, etc, go away? Came back from 750 words after a long absence and can’t seem to find it.

New Feature Request Note from James Edward Hervey on Fri, Mar 17
50 cups

I just received my Space bird badge! I am so happy and so grateful for the team at 750 words for creating an opportunity for me to discipline myself and write in a safe and protected environment every day. This is such an illuminating, healing and clarifying experience for me.

Testimonial Note from Mary on Thu, Mar 16
5 cups

When I wrote my first 750 words entry I was interested in the challenge to write every single day. Four years later, I’m yet to form a consistent daily writing habit, but this hasn’t rendered my experience fruitless. I think a strength of 750 words lies in the fact it can be used for many purposes, suiting the preferences of those who use it, and with some structure in the form of goals and gentle encouragement. Working through assessment ideas, treating it as a diary or a personal soapbox are purposes to which I’ve put my entries (sometimes all three in the one).

750 words can be a place to maintain your week, month or year long streaks of daily writing. For me, it’s a place I might neglect but always seem to end up returning to. At times, away from a laptop, I’ve found myself excited to have the chance to log on later and bang out an entry. Knowing you can put something troubling aside and have a particular time and place in which to deal with it is comforting. Thank you for offering such a place!

Testimonial Note from Kate on Wed, Mar 15
1 cup

“Myth: You are working on your ideas even if you are only just thinking about them. Reality: Ideas require elaboration in order for them to grow.” — from “Brainstorm” written by Eric and Ann Maisel

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Mar 14
2 cups

It helps me be more mindful. It slows down my thoughts when they’re rushing through my head.

Testimonial Note from Dave Anderson on Sun, Mar 12
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Josh Itzkowitz on Sun, Mar 12
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Caitlin Brown on Sun, Mar 12
1 cup
Weekday Warrior

I generally don’t write on weekends. I know, the idea is to write every day, but I tend to rest my writing muscles on weekends. it’s what works for me. It makes it hard to get any kind of streak or badge, though, and those streaks and badges provide a little motivation.

Would it be possible to create some weekday warrior badges that keep track of stats for just Monday through Friday?

New Feature Request Note from Greg on Fri, Mar 10
1 cup
More text analysis

Support for other languages.

New Feature Vote from Magnus Lebowski on Thu, Mar 09
1 cup

I started 750 words and it has been such a great return on my writing skills. I am a screenwriter and by writing every day I have developed new skills and have become more dedicated and disciplined on my own work. It has become very therapeutic and cathartic to me. I have opened up my writing potential thanks to this site. I am addicted to writing now and it is a great addiction. Keep on writing.

Testimonial Note from Annie Bio on Thu, Mar 09
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from Lana Durey on Wed, Mar 08
1 cup

I can’t tell you how much this site has improved my life! It sounds dramatic, but I never thought I’d be able to commit to something like this. Writing every night empties my head of the days disjointed thoughts, so I wake up with a clear, positive mind every morning. It’s like a form of meditation.. without the torment of having to sit still! 750words has given me the confidence to know that I CAN write the book I’ve always dreamed about. (And I’m not ashamed to admit my irrational excitement over the badges). Thank you Buster and Kellianne <3

Testimonial Note from Laura Owens on Tue, Mar 07
1 cup
Make Finding Past Posts Easier

I just re-activated my subscription after more than a year’s break and I found it very hard to access my past posts from a year ago. Showing my archive on my profile or somewhere else more accessible would be really appreciated.

New Feature Request Note from Kevin Ndung'u on Mon, Mar 06
10 cups
Title/Index

It would be nice to have the ability to title entries when we write them, so that when we look over the monthly stats page, it shows a quick title along with the date it was written. I currently spend time doing this at the end of each month, but it would be a nice feature to have.

New Feature Request Note from Elisabeth Tricou on Sun, Mar 05
5 cups

Last year, I’ve found 750 Words and became a member of the site. At first, I found 750 words a day to be quite hard to accomplish, but I went on writing for a few months, however, I didn’t keep up the habit.
Since early 2017, I’ve started to write again. I’m on a 51 day streak and also completed the February challenge. Not only am I enjoying to write every day, but I find out things about myself that I didn’t know. Sometimes, I tell stories or things that happened to me personally and I manage to go through all the details again and start to see situations with a different perceptive. It’s totally something worth starting, even if you’re not sure! The rest just comes naturally… Keep up the good work everyone!

Testimonial Note from Mauricio Graziano on Sun, Mar 05
1 cup

In his book “The Story Solution,” Eric Edson states that the secret to being a good writer is having the ability to write badly with pride. That if you cannot allow yourself to write badly, then you will never ever write well. That’s because good writing always comes into focus as the end results of lots and lots of bad writing.

I have always struggled with perfection, wanting everything I write to be great from the moment I write it. This has greatly hindered my creativity and progress. But 750 Words.com is helping me overcome my perfectionism. By writing every day on 750 Words, I’m learning how to write badly with pride.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Mar 04
1 cup

Love this site! Helps me clear my mind. The creators of this site are bloody genius

Testimonial Note from roy lee on Sat, Mar 04
1 cup

Signed up for the March Challenge…..and……..have TWO days in a row so far…….woop….woop!!! Pretty excited considering my name has been plastered across the wall of shame multiple times!!!

Testimonial Note from Diana Dee on Fri, Mar 03
1 cup

750 words has been very effective in helping me to sort out my thoughts and feelings. I highly recommend it.

Testimonial Note from Kenneth Seretse Small on Fri, Mar 03
1 cup

I’ve tried various journal/diary sites and 750words really helped me to just write without putting too much thought into it. All the other sites, I would spend most of my time thinking about what to write, but with 750words, the words just come and flow out. Shortly after developing this habit with 750words, I became a freelance writer. 750words helped me not only develop a habit of writing but also gave me the courage to reach out and make money writing.

Thanks Buster & Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Felicia Edwards on Wed, Mar 01
4 cups
More badges for accomplishments

The badges are great for keeping writing, it’s a brilliant feature. More “lifetime” badges would be nice so that streaks aren’t the main focus of the writing, but also keeping it going longer term.

New Feature Vote from Amy Jennings on Wed, Mar 01
5 cups
Separate Entries on One Date

It would be nice to be able to have several different entries under the same date.

You could have a button to start a new “page” on a date if you’d already written words but wanted to write again on a separate topic. You’d still be able to add more writing to both until the end of the day, like normal.

If you look back on your words that would also make it easier to find certain parts without wading through one long entry. All data could still be counted as one day’s writing.

New Feature Request Note from Amy Jennings on Wed, Mar 01
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Giratina on Wed, Mar 01
1 cup

I’m currently on a 50 day streak. It has helped me focus on writing every day. I now keep a journal, add my thoughts on life and my writing. I love this place.
It’s well worth $5 a month for this.

Testimonial Note from Gerald Hornsby on Wed, Mar 01