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

Abhijit Nag
Josh Kelley
Nikole Langjahr
terumi laskowsky
Angelo
Lisa Nickele
Tomoki Yasuda
Annette Turducken
Joe Mecham
Yi Zhang
S R K
Sam Wagner
Dark Kubler
Adams Tower
jason owen-smith
Haakon M
Ruth Tippets
Danny Rerucha
Tami Morse
Nathan Vērzemnieks
Julian Maddock
Sawyer Quinn
xandeross
Elise Archer
Ismeri
Stephanie Lopez
Kelly Ramsey
Tina Weatherall
Laika Jumabhoy
Ash Sanders
Laura B
H Toledo
Shunanda Tsaccounis
Lagaz
Marc Pariser
Preslaysa Williams
Elizabeth Merchant
Jacqueline Houston
Lori Saltzman
Casey Hamilton
Maureen Ross Gemme
Kat S.
Bianca Bartz
Christa Bartlett
Pud Cusac
S K
Zoe Arpin
Hannah Stott-Bumsted
Danara Schürmann
Connie May
Pavel Vlasov
Nina Keener
Claire Biggs
Kylee Roberts
Caris Miller
Stacy Fischer
Maggie Ahrenbach
Riva-Melissa Tez
Cath Sullivan
Tom Kerwin
Alison Hawkins
Justin Thomason
Jonathan Fuentes
Jess Kibler
Mike Migdall
Nick Stamas
Kelly Peters
Nancy Norris
Sally Ashlock
Kira Sparkles
Shannon Brown
Devorah Buzil
Ziggyboo
Rebecca Klare
Lawrence N
alithea seemann
Linda Arredondo
Jennifer
Rebecca Steinbichler
Tim Wang
Kayleigh Johns
JOSEPH RODINI
palomita
Io Sarah McNaughton
Rob Steinberger
Slava
Willena Flewelling
Ali Nicole
John Minnick
Matthew R
Lee W. Turner
freisinger
Caitie
Brian
Deborah Lyon

Notes of inspiration from members

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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Amy on Thu, Dec 31
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Amy on Thu, Dec 31
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Through 750words I am starting to prove to myself that I really can choose to do something, a little bit a day and really stick to it – if only these morning pages, which is about writing something that doesn’t need to be about anything else.
Testimonial Note from Deborah Cleland on Thu, Dec 31
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Tagging Entries

I love this site, and I’m excited to finish my first monthly challenge tomorrow. Great way to start the New Year.

I find myself wanting to go back to certain entries and string them together in some ways. Some days I write about ideas for my work. Other days are more personal. Others are about readings or what’s happening in the world. I really would love to be able to add some type of tags to each entry and then be able to sort by those tags. I know you are trying to keep this as simple as you can, but it would be a great way of making the site even more wonderful.

Thanks for the consideration, and Happy New Year to all!!!

New Feature Request Note from Will R. on Wed, Dec 30
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Improve the writing page

enable users to set their own writing goal (say 1000 or 1500), with a minimum of 750.

New Feature Vote from Tristan Kneschke on Tue, Dec 29
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I have a great life, and this website make it more. My husband introduce me to this site, and we even make it more to plan to make good habit in every activity of our daily life based on 750words.com idea. This is our first month, and we hope we can continue to do the challenge every month. This habit making me more discipline to put up everything on my mind easily.
For the challenge, my husband have a really great idea, to make the challenge never beat you, then put yourself to punishment for lost $150 if you missed one day challenge. Made me so worried in the first place, $150 is quite a lot for me, and my husband said “yes that’s the point”, because I think it is quite a lot for me then it worth to be fight for. This is far more effective than I just punish myself to $1 lost. Haha. He got his point. Love him.

Testimonial Note from Ros Sumiati on Tue, Dec 29
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the idea of private, that is, secret ,writing, was what brought me onto this site at first – I am not confident about showing my work to people- and i have difficulty finishing things because of the need to keep my work secret but the confidence that has come with knowing i can get up every day and actually sit down and write something has opened up my life and given me a sense of accomplishment i haven’t had from other work -not even other writing work. this new confidence has made me decide to post a note here to say, publicly, that thanks to these pages i am starting to believe i am a real writer and to allow myself to discover my ‘real writer’ on these pages -Already , i get up every day knowing that I am going to meet my writer on these pages -

Testimonial Note from kate beswick on Tue, Dec 29
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Morning all, and a many good wishes from me to you, all my fellow wanderers on this writing journey. Today I reached 365 days of writing and 306 consecutive. I am going for the full 365 consecutive so I still have a few months to go. This December month end of 2015 saw me reach 500 000 words.
The site has been truly amazing for me this year. I had a few personal matters, disappointments and issues I had to sort out.
Writing helped me clear my mind and gave me a space to vent, as well as get the creative juices flowing which gave me answers to many of the problems and issues I was facing.
I have always enjoyed the musings of my fellow writers and have been encouraged many a time by the words of people i don’t even know.
Thanks to you all – and a special thanks and season greetings to our hosts – Thanks guys this is a truly great site and hope to be around this time next year.
Have a great Old years eve and the best 2016 ever Andrew

Testimonial Note from Andrew Bruce Donaldson on Tue, Dec 29
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Rebecca Wener on Mon, Dec 28
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I’ve struggled with tough real-life issues since December began. I’ve e-mailed Kellianne twice in two weeks to restore half-entries and missed days. I’ve taken more time off recently than I have in other months combined. I thought I’d pick it back up on the 26th; at 2:00a.m. on the 27th, I realized what had happened.

My 264-day streak was broken.

I decided to let it go.

I wanted that year badge. I did. I know I could’ve made a new request and gotten it fixed right away. But that broken streak meant I’d stopped dedicating myself to something that rejuvenated my writing to begin with back in April. No matter the stress, or the holiday chaos, I realized that making time for my words was something I couldn’t skimp on, or forget, or whatever else. It brings me happiness, a feeling of daily accomplishment, and it helps me tell my stories.

Thanks to the coming leap year, I figure I’ll be unwrapping that Pegasus badge on Boxing Day 2016. I’m going to aim for that, but if I have to restart again, I’m not going to be hard on myself. I’m just gonna get back in the saddle and start ticking off the days again, one by one.

Here’s to a great and healthy year, everyone! May your fingers find gold under your keyboard, or something like that. :)

Testimonial Note from ES Wright on Mon, Dec 28
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Year End Review

I’d like to see a page where it lists the entries where I can sort for the top word count and total words for the year and possibly anything numbers related to gain a year end review like total entries written, etc.

Thanks for the consideration!
-Afshin

New Feature Request Note from Afshin Haghgoo on Mon, Dec 28
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Dorothy Santos on Mon, Dec 28
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Ken Matsunaga on Sun, Dec 27
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I am grateful beyond words for this site. I’m approaching a year since I discovered it and I’ve only missed a handful of days. Currently on a 240 day streak because if I miss a day I’m not myself. Thank you so much for creating and running it Buster and Kellianne. Merry Christmas!

Testimonial Note from Sand Farnia on Fri, Dec 25
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Last night I passed the 1,500,000 word mark, which is totally astounding to me. I never dreamt when I started on this site 1068 days ago that I’d be here now, logging in faithfully every day and having a joyous time filling pages with my musings. It’s the most fulfilling habit I’ve ever had. Thanks again Buster and Kellianne. And a happy new year of writing to all of us.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Wed, Dec 23
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Hoyon Mak on Wed, Dec 23
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Metajournal

Some days I write mostly gibberish, but some days there are sections I write that I think I may want to come back to. Entries are already searchable, which is great, but the problem is that you have to remember that your little “gem” of writing is there to be searched for.

It would be cool if the user could do something like “star”-ing a day and then adding a note for why it is starred. Then you could occasionally open your list of starred entries to review them and to see if you still like them. (Of course you could try this review process on your full entries, but that is a much larger task that users are much less likely to undertake).

Thanks for the wonderful site!

New Feature Request Note from Julian Irwin on Mon, Dec 21
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Make the site secure

Given that free CA’s are out there nowadays (http://letsencrypt.org), having a site so personal and important be insecure is a little bit strange.

Please take this as a suggestion to make 750words.com a HTTPS-accessible website.

New Feature Request Note from Michael Parks on Mon, Dec 21
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More text analysis

I have found this very fun and interesting. I would love to see something like a monthly trend or word cloud, since I don’t think I’m going to go back and read old entries. More just a prompt of this is what I’ve been circling around. And many thanks for a great and fulfilling experience thus far!

New Feature Vote from Julia Ireland on Sun, Dec 20
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Grace Wasserstein on Sat, Dec 19
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I’ve got a habit – a writing habit and it’s all thanks to
750words.com. Thanks to Buster and Kellianne for running such an inspiring site. This is now an enjoyable way of life for me and I look forward to my writing every day.

Today I have received a badge! I am now part of ‘The Flock’ for reaching the 100,000 word milestone. I am so pleased to have reached this figure.

For the past couple of weeks I have written only about a story idea I have been working on – I now have over 11,000 words written.

None of the above would have been achieved without 750words.

Thanks again to Buster and Kellianne.

Happy Christmas to all my fellow daily writers!

Testimonial Note from jsdax on Fri, Dec 18
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Hi everyone, I just want to say, Wow! What a brilliant idea this site is. Just kicking myself I didn’t discover it sooner so I could have scored a lifetime membership lol. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember and journalling has often been a big part of this. I have realised over the last 10 years or so, with the increase of computer usage, that my journalling has dropped off dramatically. This site has inspired me to kickstart my morning pages again and with the added bonus of being able to earn rewards for streaks and other achievements, I’ve found my motivation to do it everyday has been very high.
Like most of you already know, one of the biggest benefits to taking this habit up again has been the way it has impacted my other writings. Over the last 2 weeks I have started to write again on a daily basis, putting more words to paper than I have done for many years. My blog is getting hits again and my poetry and novels are developing nicely.
Thanks again to Buster and Kellianne, great work :-)

Testimonial Note from Annie Whitehead on Fri, Dec 18
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I really enjoy how this site gives me a place to clear my mind and organize my thoughts. As a professor part of my job requires I write and this site has helped me stick to my “write daily” habit (which has always been a goal but only recently a reality). I’ve always kept a journal in some form or another, but I like how this site keeps track of the number of words and what days I’ve written. Thanks so much for making this available!

Testimonial Note from Sarah E. Ives on Thu, Dec 17
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May this website be a beloved space where all thoughts, all perceptions, and all beliefs be welcomed as the miracle that they are. Thank you for helping me, 750 words. Many blessings.

Testimonial Note from Wyn Evans on Tue, Dec 15
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https!!

This should be a secure site especially because it receives money!

New Feature Request Note from Madelyn Freed on Tue, Dec 15
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I doubted myself. I felt inept, unable to craft a story, despite wanting to be a writer for as long as I could remember. Or at least after the ‘join the circus’ phase I went through. I just thought someday I would begin to write. But someday never came. There were always more pressing matters. Like the ironing. However, I took on the challenge issued by 750 Words. I just wrote, randomly, but consistently. And then I wrote and published my first book. A small one, mind you. One that had been sitting on a shelf for years. But I dusted it off, spruced it up and sent it out. I stopped procrastinating and I began to write. And now when I reread what I so randomly and casually wrote on 750 words, I realize I can craft a story. I can write. And I have a book with copies sold. My lifelong dream is not wrong. I am indeed a writer. Thank you 750 Words. You do good work.

Testimonial Note from Marie-Louise Parker on Mon, Dec 14
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750 Words has helped me avoid procrastination and that in itself is a great blessing. But there is more: using 750 words every morning helps me capture bits of writing that can be used elsewhere, including character descriptions that lead to excellent scenes with compelling conflict in my screenplays. Random paragraphs written on the spur of the moment are captured here and later harvested to develop a chapter in the book I’m working on. Thoughts become words, words become paragraphs and suddenly I’m 40,000 words into a book that otherwise would have remained in my “someday” file. Now, when an editor or a producer asks “do you have something else to show me?” I have a rich body of work, culled from the seeds I plant each morning, on 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Barbara Anne Carson on Mon, Dec 14
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750words.com is the best site I’ve come across in regards to creating a journal thru computer. I like the metadata feature that makes it a lot more fun to find out what the main focus was today, and the pie charts are fun also to tell how things came thru and then compare it to yesterday in that regard. In general, I can say I’ve had a lot of good times already using this site and plan to continue bringing in the good times along here.

Testimonial Note from Joe Walsh on Mon, Dec 14
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Dr. Darren Garside on Sun, Dec 13
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More text analysis

In response to JaTara on Sun, Dec 13, I would like to see lots of counters on a strip at the bottom. Of course, I will be able to turn on one or all at will. [words to go, words left, wpm, wph, words this week/month/year, local time with seconds, UTC without seconds, # of verbs this month, # of nouns this month, # of custom1-3 words this month, # of misspellings]
Note: Responding to the comment forced me to jump through Disqus hoops with an email address not associated with this account. I made two missteps before realizing.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Dec 13