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

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Notes of inspiration from members

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Dear staff of 750 words you are really an inspiration to me and in a way can hardly believe that have been writing well almost daily since the 28th of April in 2013, here I am almost five years later and still being helped on a daily basis to keep writing. it is the maintenance agenda aspect that really helps me and makes me more disciplined. some times I can just sit down and write and I wouldn’t be able to do that if it wasn’t for my daily 750 words exercise am sure that this is what makes me able to get things done. a good new year to you and look forward to being inspired by you for yet another year. it’s the ‘being there’ that I really value you are like my big sista! cheers and love from Mana (Marilyn Hazlett) XOX

Testimonial Note from Marilyn Jean Hazlett on Mon, Jan 01
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I’ve been away from writing for too long, so here’s to building a habit!

Testimonial Note from Kit MacConnell on Sun, Dec 31
1 cup

I pledged to donate $1 to 750 words if I didn’t meet December’s challenge, but it seems that the minimum I can donate is $5 (is that correct? Or is there another way to donate?). In any case that exactly corresponds to the number of days I missed this month, which I had decided to change my pledge to anyway because 750 words has really made a huge difference to me. I’m in the process of setting up a new business but have struggled with productivity and procrastination. I now start my day with a cup of tea and my 750 Words (which takes me between 10-15 minutes) and structure my entries to make the most of the space: First I note down what I need to do that day, and then I write what ONE thing I can do to ensure I end the day feeling productive – even if I only achieve one thing, I can feel a sense of achievement. I then write about 3 areas in my life (1) Business (2) Relationships (3) Self-improvement (health and wellbeing). I don’t always follow this structure, especially on days off/holidays, but it helps to frame the 750 words when I feel that I don’t have much to write about (I almost always go beyond 750 words by the time I’m done!).

I have found this structure a very useful one, and a great start to the day as I then immediately start working on that ONE thing that will make me feel productive – because then I start the day feeling motivated!

One more note – this has really helped my mental state too. I felt quite down and depressed on Christmas Day, and before I went downstairs I decided to write my 750 words as I knew I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t do it first thing. By the time I’d finished writing and got downstairs, I was feeling buoyant and happy, ready and excited to have a great day with my family, like I used to on Christmas Days of the past. That was the day when I realised how much 750 words must be helping my mental state! So thank you for that.

Testimonial Note from Tasha DC on Sun, Dec 31
2 cups

Today is a really spacial day, I wrote 2000 words.
I was so proud of myself a day before yesterday as I reached to 37 days in a row, it is a big deal that every day in the past week I started my morning pages with excitment that I am still doing it and I am so full of motivation to get things done and I am the best in the world, etc.
and then Yesterday I missed a day, and now I need to start from the beginning, and I think that I am going to ‘punish myself’ by writing more, so today I did 2000 words and maybe , just maybe I will start writing 1000 words a day from now on, we will see.

So thanks for the inspiration, and I am going to keep write as much as I can and one day we will create a book out of all of it.
Speaking on that, if I want to write a book and use pages from what I wrote in this website, who do I give credits too?

Much love and back to work
Vision

Testimonial Note from Alon Bar on Fri, Dec 29
2 cups

I have always typed out my thoughts onto some kind of document during times of extreme frustration or stress, but making it a habit to type out my thought no matter what mood I’m in every single day has fundamentally changed my life. I look at the stats of that particular day and get meaningful information that helps this process run even more efficiently every successive time I log on. Most importantly, going through this process is not only a mentally therapeutic way for me to hit the reset button, but it drives how the rest of my day unfolds. Being a visual person by nature, I always look forward to seeing what’s been in my head in the form of words on-screen so I can then get to organizing those thoughts—and did I mention how important continuous writing without stopping has become to me? Not only is it a good exercise in discipline to control my ADD of searching for something while I’m typing, but it is without a doubt a form of dynamic meditation that (paired with just meditating right before) is something I don’t ever want to live without again for the rest of my life. That last part took me a while to figure out, even though I’ve known the whole time that’s how it’s supposed to be done. Now I don’t know it, I feel it when I type my words. Thank you for existing.

Testimonial Note from Demetrios Alexandre Liollio on Fri, Dec 29
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Vee Chun on Fri, Dec 29
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750 Words is a great way to clear out the cob webs between you ears. I use it to free write and I try to do it in 20 minutes. That’s how long it takes to get my flow going and then I can do it again and again. I love 750 words for helping a disorganized thinker like me find order

Testimonial Note from Diane on Wed, Dec 27
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I am relatively new around here, but I have already become very aware of the improvements in both my writing and my word count! I have discovered, much to my surprise that I do a lot better when I have to get something done in or by a certain time. With 750 words, I have found that I not only want to see how many days I can get in a row, but I also want to see if I can do this every single day for an entire year, and maybe even beyond! I LOVE 750words! It’s like doing NaNoWriMo all year long!!! My personal goal is 1,000 words every single day, as a bare minimum! Since making the goal – 750words has helped me get there – EVERY DAY!!! Thank You 750 – You Rock!!!

Testimonial Note from CHRISTINE ANN CURRIE on Wed, Dec 27
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Improve the homepage
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Wed, Dec 27
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Daniel Fuller on Wed, Dec 27
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Just hit 2 million words...

I know, hard to believe. Would love a badge for this one…

New Feature Request Note from Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons on Mon, Dec 25
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I realized this morning as I wrote, that yesterday’s frenzy of cleaning caused me to skip a day and break a streak. I am back to being an egg from being a flying squirrel but I remain undaunted. This site over the years has helped me write sermons, deal with joy and grief and clear my mind and I will continue!! Thanks so much for a site that inspires writing!!

Testimonial Note from Margaret W. Franke on Thu, Dec 21
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Just wanted to say thank you 750 Words! I enjoy writing first thing in the morning – it is a great start to the day. I create my to-do lists, flesh out ideas, and work through issues . I love the process!!

Testimonial Note from JoAnne Barton on Thu, Dec 21
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Thank you wonderful, Buster and Kellianne!
I ended up here thanks to you tuber, Charisma Command! – thumbs up!

I am not the therapy ask questions and I answer kind of person. I deal with my shit by simply taking a day and dwelling on it intensely and then MOVE ON!
750 days was just that place I needed, coming at the right time and right moment. Surely, I could not ask for more of a xmas present than this one!

My dads sunset totally broke me down profoundly, I was a as weak as a baby and you know what they say, someone shit is another’s bread. This state of mind gave opportunity for a bully at work to break me even to smaller bits.
Thank god for the bully, you have no idea, how strong ta boost this turned out to be!

I come from a culture where we grief in the inside. I mean no tears, no sorrow, no all that pack that other cultures have automatically for griefing. Don’t believe me, ask “I think” I know it all lady google about kikuyu burial.

Anyways, days, weeks, month after my dad’s burial and my grief was breaking and eating me thin. Thin to that extend, I lost weight and am looking like a teen at 40. -Nothing I can’t fix back with exercise and eating!

750 words was just that woman or man I needed to just shut up and listen while I poured or my grief and bully at work sessions out and heaven knows how this came to the rescue -I really needed this!
I do wish I had come across it before the bully at work.
OR, maybe not as that bully would have ended up real bad with me!!
But when I think about the The magic of Not giving a F** by Sarah Knight, I do not give a fuck about neither the bully, anybody nor anything that does not bring me joy anymore!

I am signed up for January challenge, that I look so forward to!
Thank you Buster and Kellianne!

Sharing is caring:
How to stop caring what people Think by youtuber Charisma Command
How to Not Give a F**K by above youtuber
Fuck bucks, by Sarah Knight

Testimonial Note from Wa Mbatian on Thu, Dec 21
1 cup

I have changed the past. How? you ask. And well you might. Yesterday I completed one million words here. Did you hear that? I wrote one million words in the past! Therefore, I am a writer. Can’t be denied. Having joined over seven years ago, I confess a little math reveals that I missed a few days. Nevertheless, always, whenever I’m forced to write a gratitude list, this site ranks high. Now even higher because: One Million!

Testimonial Note from Mark Trevor Smith on Thu, Dec 21
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I am so grateful to 750words for this place to write and to analyze my writing. 2017 brought up SO MANY FEELINGS and thoughts and this was the best place to write them down. I am proud of myself for how much I have written, and I’m grateful to 750words for helping me track it all.

Testimonial Note from Mazarine on Wed, Dec 20
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Charmaine on Mon, Dec 18
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Charmaine on Mon, Dec 18
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mobile friendly(ness)

Mobile app pls! Or at least, figure out the responsive design so that I can use it properly on my iphone 7

New Feature Request Note from Ian Paterson on Mon, Dec 18
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In my experience so far of using 750 Words, I’ve been able to start my day in a way that really helps me see what’s on my mind, and what’s bothering me. Vocalizing my feelings and inadequacies gets increasingly more difficult as I get older (I am currently twenty-seven years old), and writing them down first thing in the morning is almost like therapy for me. I’ve gone through many traumatic experiences over the years and have needed therapy, but have not been able to afford it. I have been re-constructing on my own, therefore, and 750 Words has really been very effective in this re-construction of myself. So far, I’ve been able to define the ways that I feel on a day-to-day basis, I’ve been able to identify behavioral patterns, and I’ve been able to knock down many of my demons and triggers in the process. It’s increased my mental stability, honestly, and I don’t think I’ll ever give it up. I am a writer, as well, and forcing myself to write down whatever is first and foremost on my mind every morning really gets my motor going on creating new stories. I have never actually finished a novel of any kind, but I do write poetry and short stories, and since starting 750 words I have written two short stories that I am very proud of. I also struggle with writing in the present tense when I am creating a story of any kind, and it’s becoming much easier now that I am vocalizing every morning, albeit quietly and through this site.
As I previously stated, I should have been involved in some sort of therapy years ago, but I have always written in order to slough off the emotional baggage of my past and move on. I never realized that writing every day was essential to this, otherwise I would have been doing it! I have kept several hundreds of journals, honestly, but have never been able to keep up with them religiously like I have this. The accountability involved really helps with that. I think it’s an excellent program, and I’ve mentioned it to many of my fellow writers that I am friends with. Such writers as Ray Bradbury have even mentioned that a process that forces you to write and read daily can only help you create new and vibrant content of your own. I am hoping that 750 Words helps me to finish an idea that I’ve created, from start to finish. It’s a commitment, but so is this, and it’s made me aware that I am capable of keeping such a commitment. I am also able to see what things I focus on, in general, and it encourages me to maybe change my mindset now and then. The process also encourages me to be more honest about the ways that I’m feeling because I’m forced to confront them on a screen every day.
This is essential to the grieving process.
I hope to keep doing this as much as I possibly can, in order to keep progressing in such a way. I have never been so clear-headed and reaped so many benefits. Thank you, 750 Words. You’ve done a great deal of good. :)

Testimonial Note from Coryn Lee Bourgeois on Fri, Dec 15
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Improve the monthly stats page

Is there already a monthly stats page? If so I can’t find it. Anyway, I’d love to be able to see the same screen I see daily for a month, as I find it really interesting to see the analysis of what I mostly write about/focus on. I’m trying to improve myself so knowing what I’m writing about and who and so on is really important

New Feature Vote from Tasha DC on Fri, Dec 15
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Customizable End-of-Day Deadline

Instead of basing the “day’s over” deadline on midnight (which drives some of us night owls to frantically adjust our time zones to accommodate), it would be really nice to just be able to set the time manually when we go to bed. I know my sleep schedule’s garbage, but darnit, I always do get the writing done!
I lost a 190-day streak to this (the DST switch caught me off-guard), and I haven’t been able to maintain a streak since. It’s actually getting really demoralizing, so I’m putting all my cups into this one request. The streak motivation is honestly why I use 750words—without it, it just feels like I’m throwing money away, and I’m not sure I can keep going. :(

New Feature Request Note from Nikolai Geier on Tue, Dec 12
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Daily journaling has consistently been a struggle for me, it’s such a daunting task to write something powerful, or inspiring, or philanthropic. Something that my future self can look back on and think “Wow, she really has it figured out!”. With this kind of pressure on myself I usually don’t ever journal. But 750 Words is different for me in that it’s relatively short, sweet, and free writing. No pressure. And surprisingly when I look back through my past postings, they are much more enjoyable to read than my other deep, lengthy soul searching entries. It’s just life!

Testimonial Note from Megan Bowman on Mon, Dec 11
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I did start writing not thinking at anything, until I realized I was creating a world of magic and fairies around me. Today the 750 words is like entering another world, and soon i will publish my first fairy tale. I feel blessed

Testimonial Note from Alexandra Hidden on Mon, Dec 11
2 cups

This rocks! It took me 5 years to really get started after signing up. Now I can’t believe I didn’t get into it sooner! I refound my long lost habit of writing every day. Some days it sucks, some days it changes my life. Thank you so much.

Testimonial Note from Mette Hornbek on Sun, Dec 10
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Lionfart on Sun, Dec 10
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Paul Spallini on Sat, Dec 09
20 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

A proper ios app would be GREAT!!!

New Feature Vote from Paul Spallini on Sat, Dec 09
8 cups

Thank you so much for creating this mind-clearing, simple place to write and be inspired. I am sorry to have to leave it, but it has helped me immensely in my time here. My thanks. Good luck!

Testimonial Note from Mouse Cake on Fri, Dec 08
1 cup

I think the daily commitment of this site is what has changed things the most for me. I used to feel despairing if I missed a few days…and then life would get in the way. But now I don’t judge, don’t despair. I simply get things done. Thank you for your site!

Testimonial Note from Cathleen W on Fri, Dec 08