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

Tim Wang
Kayleigh Johns
Io Sarah McNaughton
Rob Steinberger
Willena Flewelling
Ali Nicole
John Minnick
Matthew R
Lee W. Turner
Deborah Lyon
Ash Sanders
Dylan Yee
Mary Elizabeth
Danielle Pitter
Daniel Karan
Patricia Bumpass
Otter River

Notes of inspiration from members

10 cups

Feeling thankful in a glow of post-holiday contentment; 750 Words is very near the top of my list of things for which I am grateful!

Testimonial Note from Joy Ralph on Fri, Nov 27
4 cups

Thanks Kellianne and Buster, for another great year.

Testimonial Note from Nancy Carlzen on Thu, Nov 26
4 cups

750 Words has been the place where, for over 1700 consecutive days and over 5 nonconsecutive years, I have spilled my thoughts. I’ve planned novels, college essays, and plays; I’ve worked through depression and disappointment and confusion; I’ve chronicled middle school through now my first semester at college, and in every little green rectangle lives at least 750 words of the story of my life, archived in the moment without self-censorship. That is a gift that I will never be able to repay the whole team here for, but please know how much it means to me – and as an American on Thanksgiving, it just seems fitting to expend four cups of patronage and a few moments to let you know how much this site has meant to me over the years, and the incredible positive impact it has had on my life!!

Testimonial Note from Ainsley Christine on Wed, Nov 25
3 cups

What a wonderful site this is. It melds in a great way with morning meditation and I get up from the computer feeling like my head is on a little straighter! Thank you for 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Patricia O'Leary on Tue, Nov 24
1 cup
Privacy assurance

I would like some or the other sort of feature that will assure members that all that they write about are safe and that it will not be used in any way without their permission. Help members put their confidence that it is a safe space.

New Feature Request Note from Kunzes Dumbang on Mon, Nov 23
3 cups

One year ago was the eve of my 29th birthday. I was fresh out of a breakup, beyond burned out in my job, creatively inert, and more than a little spooked to have only one year left in my 20s. So I went way out of character and set some goals. One of them was to complete 365 days of journaling on this site. I’d been using it on and off since 2012 but hadn’t been back since inadvertently breaking a 260-some day streak the year before and being too devastated to start over again at 0.

But I set that goal, and I came back. And here we are on the eve of my 30th. Once I write today’s entry, I’ll have made it 365 days. I also have a new job, am in an incomparably beautiful and loving relationship, completed a 30-day 30-poem challenge in April and am about to complete another birthday-based 30-day 30-poem challenge, and oh yeah just ran a half marathon for the first time ever. It has been an unbelievable (truly, an impossible to believe) year. Good fortune accounts for a lot but so does having rearranged my way of living and having this space to reflect and vent and process. THANK YOU! I’m so happy.

Testimonial Note from a on Sun, Nov 22
1 cup

I knew that I would eventually break my first streak, but I didn’t think it would be because I fell asleep at the keyboard without finishing my words. Back to an egg! But, after 67 days, the habit is ingrained. Writing daily has had a completely unexpected effect on my life, both privately and publicly.

Testimonial Note from Kyle Putnam on Sat, Nov 21
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Logan Donley on Sat, Nov 21
1 cup

I cannot believe that a few weeks ago I had no idea 750 Words even existed! Since my day one, I have been absolutely addicted! I can write about all the important things in my life that I like to keep to myself. If I am feeling unsure about myself, I am able to really see a great breakdown of how my emotions are playing out. It truly is so inspiring to keep me going and work on my writing and myself! Thank you 750 Words and Team

Testimonial Note from Christina Levitan on Fri, Nov 20
1 cup

750 words has helped me clear my head. Writing helps me focus and get what is bothering me or what i am excited about out on “paper” and I’m able to make sense of my thoughts. It’s great!

Testimonial Note from Desarae Bloom on Fri, Nov 20
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Leo Rubiano on Fri, Nov 20
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

…And also Android, preferably, since I don’t know for sure whether or not I’m going to have an iPhone forever. I’d love to be able to write on the go, since I can’t always be in a place with Internet access (save for phone 4G).

New Feature Vote from VisceralLuster on Thu, Nov 19
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

The ability to write on the go.

New Feature Vote from lori howell on Tue, Nov 17
1 cup

Daily writing with an accountability of 750 words and recognition of monthly goals to do it each day, keeps me accountable to myself and honest with myself. It’s also good therapy keeping me in touch with my feelings. A very good site that is a contribution to us all!

Testimonial Note from Sage Boyd on Mon, Nov 16
1 cup

I’ve found 750words to be a place where I can brain-dump, which has seemed to get me moving in the right direction. It’s harder to do something like this in a Word doc, especially when you’re working on a particular project. Thank, Buster & Kellianne. I may not be ready for a subscription, yet, but I’m hoping I can build a habit which will get me there.

Testimonial Note from Dan Beliveau on Sun, Nov 15
1 cup

This has been a great way for me to focus my thoughts and even write out a lot of my problems.

Testimonial Note from Amber B on Sun, Nov 15
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Freya Lewendon on Thu, Nov 12
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Freya Lewendon on Thu, Nov 12
2 cups
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Freya Lewendon on Thu, Nov 12
1 cup

This habit is life changing. It makes me want to push myself to talk about topics and ideas for my business, some days it is a diary, and some days it is a place where i can rant. But I always feel better for seeing the little green note on the right hand side of the page when I reach my daily goal. I’m on my way to three straight months of being on the Wall of Awesomeness, a Phoenix badge and 100,000 words. I can do this!! You can too, just make it a habit every day.

Testimonial Note from Lynsey Hanratty on Thu, Nov 12
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Please add font formatting options (bold, italics).

New Feature Vote from Susana Martinez-Conde on Thu, Nov 12
1 cup
Android App

I am usually on the move and would like to pen down my thoughts at bars, cafes, airport terminals and cabs. In such a scenario it would help to have an android app ready, and that would be really cool. Yeah, please bring out an android app, should not be difficult, and I will spread the word to people about this wonderful site.

New Feature Request Note from Rahul Sharma on Wed, Nov 11
1 cup

I love to use 750 for my random thoughts. It clears my mind and allows me to focus on other things (besides my random thoughts). Thanks for creating this!

Testimonial Note from Suzy Krutsch on Wed, Nov 11
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I would like the formatting (particularly paragraphs — line breaks and tabs) to be saved once the day is over, and for italics to be enabled.

New Feature Vote from Zoƫ Lear on Wed, Nov 11
5 cups
Improve the patronage features
New Feature Vote from Danielle Meitiv on Wed, Nov 11
5 cups

Thanks Real Person Kellianne for hearing my plea! Hoping to now be skipping to the finish line of Nanowrimo!! And get my badge!

Testimonial Note from KAdams on Wed, Nov 11
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Siwan Fflur on Tue, Nov 10
1 cup

I started 750 with the intent of using it to get myself in a routine, a warm up to prepare for NanoWriMo. I’d never done anything so drastic before, so I decided I needed training. If I could get to 750 every day, then I had a chance to finish that novel. I reached 750, got into the routine, then was doing 1000. Can I do a little more,\? A week of 1200+ per day. By the time Nano started I was routinely doing 2000 a day. Now, I write in word and when I get somewhere past 750 I copy and paste that here. SO my stats say I type 348 words per minute. (If I only could.)
I’ve reached my Nano goal and more. I know I wouldn’t have done it without my daily dose of 750.
So write, whenever, whatever, as slow or fast as you can, with as any or as few interruptions as you can. Know you can do this.

Testimonial Note from Estelle Naff on Tue, Nov 10
1 cup

This website is great. Write every day. Just write every single day! Empty your mind, get yourself into gear for the day. 750 words seems like a lot, but when you hit it each day it’s a great feeling!

Testimonial Note from Ghost Harrenhal on Tue, Nov 10
1 cup

Hey writers! Best writing advice I ever heard: “BUTT IN CHAIR”—sit down and stay there writing until you’ve reached your goal. I’m psyched to finally have a second streak of 10 days in a row, on my way to 30. #amwriting

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Nov 09