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

Kate Hill
Adam Matheson
Gloriam Dei
Tatiana E.
Juliet Parrott-Merrell
Bryan Berry
Danielle Leslie
Douglas Allen
Daniel Ice
Jordana Rosenfeld
Alana Reynolds
Lindsay Thrift Politi
Lukas Sonntag
Claire Hattie
Nik Vestberg
Rene Guyton
Rebecca Hyde
Lori Lahman
Dan Henderson
Natalie Norton
Kate Hennigan
Riikka Prattes
Kevin Patrick Rolston
Kevin Mears
Ken Warun
Mitch D. Russell
Kirsty Shields
Meredith Curtin
Mary Freier
Claire Anderson
Tash Wong
jane goeke
Tatiana Prue
Chanpheng Lewis
Lawrence Ballew
Julia Graves
Darragh S Murray
Seán Chan
Karen A Knotts
Pam Holbrook
Esterine Dahlstrom
Lesley Tellez
Joel Lemoine
Bilbo Baggins
Nicky A
Rachel Berkheiser
Elaine Garven
Dimitri Kally Digbeu Jr
Ana Stapleton
Molly Marko
Monica Riley
Elysha Chang
Shaunielle Street
Chuck Findley
Jessica L. Lesko
Tanna Marie
Jennifer Marshall
Jim Bullard
Erin Stone
Alanna Hollyway
Hozefa Bharmal
Kim Townend
Ellina Mambetalieva
Nancy Jones
Faith Redeaux
Madison Paxton
Juan Daniel Bahena
writer girl
Mary Emily Canote
Steve Pretl
Vicky Gavin
Callie Hass
James Bennett
Brett Diamond
Marisa Brandt
Christine Coleman
Sequoia Mendoza
Christine Cossios
ashley hamilton
Daniel Zollinger
Jessica Guzik
Juniper Coyote
Edward M Wenger
Jo Pumpkins
Brent H
Astrid Countee
Varun Risbud
Melanie F.
Pascal Bergeron

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Recently got knocked down several badges after missing the day after hearing the news that I was laid off from my job of more than a year. And somehow, writing my entries the past couple of days has been just as sweet. I was on the longest running streak I’ve ever had (60+ days) and I am all geared up to go the elusive Phoenix badge again. Both of my losses hurt but my certainty I’ll get it right the time around is that much firmer. Thank you, 750Words!

Testimonial Note from Yola Smith on Wed, Sep 21
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Emily Rose Giddings on Tue, Sep 20
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Amanda Jones on Tue, Sep 20
4 cups
Improved word analysis : machine learning

Machine Learning:
This only came to mind because I had written something about race in an entry, using the world “black” a bit and death twice, once as part of the word deathrow, the name of a rap record label. Consequently, death represented 45 % of the content for my entry, though I hadn’t really written about death at all. I LOVE this site, especially the word analysis. That said, I would like to see something that can learn from usage. So maybe there could be an optional toolbar when writing that gives users the ability to influence the word analysis algorithms. Again, THIS SITE IS GREAT. I just have to say that too. because the price is right and I get a lot from the accountability and encouragement this website provides. THANKS.

New Feature Request Note from Chase Montague Markovich on Mon, Sep 19
1 cup

It’s done exactly what morning pages used to do: let me dump all of my emotions. By the time I’m done typing, I feel a thousand times better than letting it sit and fester. Glad I found this!

Testimonial Note from DeGi on Fri, Sep 16
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Something that works offline, where if you are travelling you can type it, find dodgy wifi in a cafe for five minutes, do all your synching then move on.

New Feature Vote from James Kell on Thu, Sep 15
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Just came back from two weeks of travel w/o my laptop and was totally aching from writing withdrawal. I have a bunch of notes on my iphone that would also be great to get stats for!

New Feature Vote from Yinna Wang on Wed, Sep 14
1 cup
Evernote integration

I would love to be able to sync my notes into Evernote when I finish writing.

New Feature Request Note from Pavel Novel on Tue, Sep 13
1 cup

I feel free to write without the hassle and it helps me create content for my blog .

Testimonial Note from Jacqueline on Mon, Sep 12
2 cups
More text analysis

I haven’t seen any specifics regarding people’s ideas on analysis, so I will start from scratch… I think that analysis of the writer’s vocabulary strength would be fun to look at. According to the Global Language Monitor (2014), there are an estimated 1,025,109.8 words in the English language. I did a search on the subject and found that the number is technically difficult to ascertain (adopted foreign language, inflections, scientific, dual category, etc.) and could be off by a quarter-million. That being said, I don’t throw this request out lightly… There has to be a way to boil down a list of frequently used words (Pareto’s 20/80 Principle) and then analyze the writer’s word usage over time to see where they fit in with the average population (bell curve?). Tall order, but I would imagine language and vocabulary are very important to the majority of writers and perhaps the patrons of this site. I am curious… Thank you for all that you do. I have been enjoying this forum for a very short amount of time but look forward to it every day. Write on!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Sep 12
1 cup

I’ve only been on this site for around a week, but I can tell it’s really good for me. I’m an introvert, and tend towards thought spirals and loops. This forces me to complete them and structure them to put them out into the world, which makes me keep from endlessly looping arguments in my head, and makes them much more complete and persuasive.

Testimonial Note from Ian D Clark on Mon, Sep 12
1 cup

I’m back on 750 words after struggling with a lack of regular writing habit for over a year and a half. Let’s get back on the bandwagon! (earning badges is a motivator for me, for real)

Testimonial Note from Jenni Sands on Sun, Sep 11
1 cup

I am grateful to 750 Words for helping me develop a daily writing habit. I have aspired to and attempted to do so many times over many years but never had the success that I have experienced here, writing 37 of my first 38 days on the site. Perhaps having a small financial stake is part of the motivation. Or the gentle urging of badges and points and monthly challenges. Or the clutter-free writing interface. In any case, it works for me, and I very much appreciate the positive difference it is making in my life.

Testimonial Note from Jason Britt on Sun, Sep 11
1 cup

Morning Pages have been a regular in my life as a way to steady my mind, life, attitude, growth and groundedness. I recommend it to every soul on the planet I meet. Thank you for forging the way forward!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Sep 11
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Just being able to write on the go, with any device, anywhere.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Sep 11
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Taylar on Sun, Sep 11
1 cup

750 words is a great site. I’ve been having trouble in my life and finding ways to stop bad and negative thoughts from entering my mind so I audio type and paraphrase sermons on here. I am very forgetful so doing so every day does I think help me to think on the Word despite my own spiritual weaknesses which I’m dealing with every day.

Testimonial Note from David Braithwaite on Sat, Sep 10
1 cup
How do you Follow people?

Hi can anyone tell me how you follow people and what that means? What do you follow?

Holly M. <><

New Feature Request Note from Holly White Roddam on Sat, Sep 10
1 cup

This has helped me open up and be less afraid of my own thoughts, feelings and emotions when it comes to writing things down. I’m glad I have the chance to still use it. Thanks to NANOWRIMO and Buster and Kellianne for showing me this website to express myself and my words.

Testimonial Note from Danielle Pitter on Thu, Sep 08
10 cups
Import a photo

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, the ability to import a photo into a daily entry would clearly help everyone exceed their 750 word goal by at least 250 words. Right? Heeheehee. I am a photographer and hardly a day goes by that I don’t snap a photo of something that is going on in my life. Several times in my 753 day streak, I’ve longed for the ability to include a photo in my entry. Before I became a dedicated “750 Words” convert, I would frequently tape a photo in my journal and write about it. I’d love to be able to do that same thing electornically within my daily entry. Just one photo per day. I’m not even talking the ability to include multiple photos per day. I’d settle for just a single photo that I could copy and paste into my entry. Here’s an example of how I’d use this application: tomorrow my youngest starts kindergarden and today we spent a special day together while her sisters were at school (kindergarteners in our district start a few days later than the older kids). My entire entry today was about her and my sadness and joy about her marching off to school tomorrow. I’d love to have included a single shot from our day to serve as a focal point for my writing as well as captures the essence of my day. Just a suggestion from a wordy photographer. Thank you for your consideration of my suggestion. Be well.

New Feature Request Note from Gabe on Wed, Sep 07
10 cups

I’ve been using 750words for over 1000 days. I’m gutted because one day 431 days ago I lost my streak. :( But I started again and just the other day reached the 1 million words mark! I love using 750words. It clears my mind and helps me to think with more clarity during the day. Keep up the good work!

Testimonial Note from Mary Jane Boholst on Wed, Sep 07
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Hi. Just wondered if there was going to be a badge for 2 million words? I can’t believe I have written over 800,000 words this year already! which means I’ll be crossing the 2 million mark pretty soon! Also how about a 1500 day streak and 2000 day streak etc. I am now at 1454 days! Very excited about this!! Any other new badges would be welcomed. I love the challenge of picking them off :) Thanks so much for all you do to keep us motivated :) Peace & Love, Holly M. <><

New Feature Vote from Holly White Roddam on Tue, Sep 06
1 cup
Improve the Today page
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Tue, Sep 06
4 cups

It’s mornings like this one, where the conditions are just right, and I finally feel safe mentally and that I have enough space to come back to my words that I really appreciate it. When the stress takes me, it’s hard to see that I have always known that getting the words out of my head can probably help to make it an easier ride. I don’t always remember that as quickly, though. And so, on the randomly perfect morning when the stars align and I have enough willpower from what has been drained of me by my problems to sit down and face myself through writing my thoughts, I suddenly feel the sense of happiness, reality, and calm that I have been without for however long. Sometimes a few days. Sometimes a couple of weeks. I just know that once I come back to it, that I always feel good again and that taking time to say the things I have swimming in my head out loud to these pages leaves me with less to be ashamed of than I probably thought for the time just spent stressing out.

My name is Squeakypizza and I have adhd, major depression, and anxiety. I don’t tolerate stress well and it affects me easily. I enjoy writing almost, as much as, or more than 750 words to help manage how I’m feeling so that I can more easily remember that I’m not as terrible of a person as I tend to think I am and that life is a lot easier than I tend to make it out to be. I have infinite gratitude for this website’s existence. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Squeaky Pizza on Tue, Sep 06
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anna K on Tue, Sep 06
1 cup
Secure server for writing

dual factor authorization?

New Feature Vote from T. M. Russ on Tue, Sep 06
1 cup

Over the years I’ve tried, on and off, doing morning pages. This works better for me. A little over two months in and already I can’t imagine missing a day. It’s like air and sunlight now. Not a luxury. A human necessity, which brings me closer to myself every day and reminds me of my place in the world. It also helps me write (duh). I’ve been able to make progress in my creative writing that wasn’t possible before discovering 750words. Thanks guys.

Testimonial Note from Ian Hillan on Mon, Sep 05
5 cups

This site is my “GO TO” when life is crazy. I not only DUMP my drama here first, but i also use it to create, to reflect, and to brainstorm solutions to all the dilemmas in my busy world. I love it’s simplicity and that it is always here to hold me accountable to my goals. Thank you, and Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

Testimonial Note from Crystal Harris on Mon, Sep 05
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jennifer on Sat, Sep 03
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Lars Lien Ankile on Sat, Sep 03