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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Notes of inspiration from members

3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I love the site the way it is…but I am highly motivated by badges for just about anything. It helps me keep focused. I would love to see more badges! :-)

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Jun 25
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Veto on Thu, Jun 23
6 cups
Set Your Own Word Limit

Let writers set their own daily word limit, a minimum of 750.

New Feature Request Note from Tristan Kneschke on Thu, Jun 23
1 cup

i’m not sure about cause and effect here, but i’ve written every day for the past seven days and right there in the middle of those days, i stood up to TWO abusive friends and my EX. and i mean in big ways, too. i just let them have it when they ran their crap on me. i feel strangely calm and centered. taking care of myself. it feels like there is a connection between writing down what is rattling around in my brain every day and taking affirmative action for myself. i feel, like, clearer. i need to read posts to see if others experience this. yay. i like feeling this way. i have huge decisions to make. want to make them in a clear-headed way.

Testimonial Note from julia porter on Thu, Jun 23
25 cups

Today I will have five hundred days in a row of writing, and I couldn’t be more excited. It shows that I have made a commitment and lived up to it, even if only to be sure and schedule a day off here and there. And this daily writing has been so helpful as I struggle with my anxiety, depression, and other issues. It is a safe place, an outlet, and usually fun. Even nights when I am sure I have nothing to say, I manage to write at least seven hundred and fifty words. And I am so grateful to have this, every single day!

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Rose on Tue, Jun 21
1 cup
A better mobile site

Just make it responsive, y’all! If you need help with this, I’m more than willing to work on it.

New Feature Vote from Ryan Anderson on Tue, Jun 21
1 cup

Back in October 2015, I started writing on For two weeks, I kept pushing myself, setting goals, planning for the future…

By mid-October, through this site, I had completely overcome depression. In fact, at the time, I considered the present moment to be among the Top 3 Moments of My Life. I call this period the ‘Golden October Days’. Though I eventually stumbled (through no fault of the site), I hope to reclaim these days and try again.

Testimonial Note from Yuli Ban on Mon, Jun 20
5 cups

750 Words has changed me for the good. I now can process issues in my life easier, but just writing aimlessly. I thought it was stupid at first, but the badges enticed me to continue. Now I have a long streak going towards 100. I have found that I am more relaxed in general, the things that were bothering me are released just from writing about them. I am actually enjoying life more from this. I never would have believed it if someone told me that when I started. Keep doing it, because it is a good habit to get into. Thank you for having this site!

Testimonial Note from Cindy Plehn on Mon, Jun 20
1 cup
a mobile app!

allows us to write our thoughts through out the day.

New Feature Request Note from Surendran Krishanthan on Mon, Jun 20
1 cup
A break.

If I start typing at 11: 45pm and write beyond 12:00am, why am I not given credit for writing the previous day? Shit….fuck!

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jun 20
1 cup

Using 750 Words has helped me make writing a habit, which has in turn made me feel more grounded. I’ve never been consistent with my journal writing, and this is the first time I’ve ever kept a journal regularly. I’ve been looking for quite some time for a website or app that would help me track my mood, themes, frequently used words, and other metadata. Really, this website has been a huge boon in my life.

Testimonial Note from Jenna Cooper on Sun, Jun 19
1 cup

I’ve reached the Space Bird badge last week.
It’s been a long 500-day journey and I’m very thankful to creators of this site for letting me have this thrilling experience.
Once I was on the verge of failing. I was on the business trip and my notebook didn’t want to get online so to keep the streak I typed the daily word quota through my mobile only to find out the next morning that it didn’t count…
To say that I was disappointed is to say nothing.
I kept on writing turning into an egg.
And in the meantme I’ve humbly asked for a pardon from the tech support. And before I turned into a penguin I’ve received the kind note from Kellianne that notified me that I’ve been reinstituted as a Pegasus and that it’s quite an often complaint about attempts to do it through mobile phones… It was such a relief. And I can’t feel more thankful than I was – because it’d be very hard somehow to start all over again… I know I’d do that anyways but it’d be such a drawback…

Right now – i’m in the new trip to get that new badge of Flying Squirrel. And it’s going to be a tough journey – but I’m prepared. The habit of daily writing is so strongly ingrained in my brain – that I don’t worry at all that I won’t reach that ultimate target.

In the process of journey – I find a lot of positive changes in me. I am less worried about things – once they’ve written out you start seeing them from a different angle and you find that most of the worries are silly. I feel that I have a better control of my thoughts – I haven’t reached the state of enlightenment yet – but I feel that the firm grisp of incessant thinking has somewhat relaxed and mostly because of the meditation I practice while typing 750 words daily.

I also praise myself on facebook – doing screenshots and bragging about the new badge – but it has some side effect. People say that they get inspired by my example and they want to write more as well. So, it’s a ripple effect that has its positivity.

Once again – thanks to Buster and Kellianne for this wonderful space. I’m pretty sure that without this great resource my life would be much more boring…

Testimonial Note from Geniyat Issin on Sun, Jun 19
1 cup
More text analysis

It’d be great if you could introduce some text analysis in other languages as well.
I type in Russian from time to time – and it leaves me with a blank stat page.
Adding Russian – for example – will also win the hearts of new audience – if growth is something you aim for with this great site.
But frankly – i’m happy with how things are here.
Please keep the great job you’re doing.
You’re an inspiration!

New Feature Vote from Geniyat Issin on Sun, Jun 19
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

a bet text analysis suggests a lot of badge opportunities

New Feature Vote from Gwendolyn Kelly on Sat, Jun 18
1 cup
Splashing blue ball

A blue ball splash allover the page soon we have received 750 words

New Feature Request Note from Davoud Ratsgou on Sat, Jun 18
10 cups

750words has become a part of my daily writing process – a process that has just led me to publish my second book called (wait for it) The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear. The book includes a shout-out to 750words as a way of developing a practice to cultivate the state of flow. So, thank you 750words, for supporting this specific book and my continue writing – I’ve been spreading the word.

Testimonial Note from Anne Janzer on Fri, Jun 17
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I find it much easier to write when inspiration comes, and at those times it’s much more likely I have my iPhone with me rather than my laptop. So I think many would benefit from the app.

New Feature Vote from Kora Ruli on Thu, Jun 16
1 cup
Super Strength Ring

Each new member gets a free box of cereal with a plastic toy ring inside that endows the wearer with the ability to leap tall buildings, tremendous strength, and an eye catching mustache.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Thu, Jun 16
1 cup
Tune my mood

I find that the mood for the day doesn’t actually match my feelings. I’d like to be able to tweak the dial to reflect my mood better. OR add an extra dial that I can fill in on my own, rather than from the words I wrote. Thanks a bunch. 750words is being easy to use, motivating, rewarding. Appreciate the good work you are doing for everyone.

New Feature Request Note from Ria Loader on Tue, Jun 14
1 cup
Testimonial Note from Gabriel Zuniga on Tue, Jun 14
1 cup
Set Custom Word Goals

I think it would be cool if we could set our word goals for a number besides 750 words. I know that 750 is somehow magic, but what if I wanted to set a goal at, say, 1000 words a day? I’d like to be able to do that.

New Feature Request Note from Crystal Hunt on Mon, Jun 13
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Jun 13
1 cup

I’ve been having trouble with my blog lately because I feel stuck so I thought I’d give this a try to give me more practice. So far, it’s been a great routine that I do and I’m thankful there is a community that is doing it as well.

Testimonial Note from Jenny on Sun, Jun 12
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Also, on the Website, have a feature to be able to speak and the thing converts it into digital / text format.

New Feature Vote from Mohit sawhney on Sat, Jun 11
1 cup

The meta data hooked me. It helps me immediately reflect on my mood while writing, and I wouldn’t normally pay attention to that. I’ve found some insight into myself, mostly to dig into the anger and find out what’s really bothering me.

Recently I came up with the gem that my father gets his sense of belonging and love from extended family, and I don’t. And that’s a much more gown up way to express my feelings when refusing to participate in activities with people I won’t ever have anything to do with after my father passes away.

I’ve found the emotional dump helpful in keeping my worrying less bothersome, my aggravations more defensible, and put those feelings of my inner child into grown up terms.

Sometimes it helps me work out all my thoughts and shake out a better path to take. I was trying to figure out when or if I could/should ever resume my educational goals (I’m 49), and after I dumped all the ifs, whens, and buts, I came up with a totally agreeable and doable path to remove my only regret in life, which would also result in a much higher paid position more than 5 years before retirement resulting in a very pretty pension. See?! And I never have to spin it around in my head again because it’s already worked out!

My therapist is responsible for setting me on the path to find a journalling outlet, and I’m so glad I stumbled upon, the meta data alone is valuable to me, but it’s proven to be so much more enlightening than I imagined my own thoughts and torments could ever be.

Testimonial Note from EspressoLvr on Fri, Jun 10
1 cup
What Type Of Writing Day

I really like using 750 words. I am excited to go back and find nuggets in my writing. Is there something we could put on there that would help us weed out the days of inspiration and the days of slogging through. I was thinking of a three button system: A.Yes, this was a NOVEL Day B.Not Likely a NOVEL day C. This day writing was terrible but I got through. I am sure I am too wordy, but it would help me a lot.

New Feature Request Note from Gregory D. Rothbard on Thu, Jun 09
1 cup
Update to Time Off

I absolutely love that I can schedule time off and maintain my streak. However, I tend to feel guilty that it ADDS days to my streak. I would love it if there were a way to schedule the time off, and you wouldn’t lose your streak, but it would not add days either.

So, say I’m at 150 days, and I go away for three days, it would pick up at 151 on the fourth day, rather than 154.

New Feature Request Note from Abigail Cioffi on Thu, Jun 09
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Natalie LeBlanc on Wed, Jun 08
1 cup

Without my daily brain dump I am not able to operate at 110% – it is the best practice I have going for me and I see results immediately.

Testimonial Note from yvonne kuennen on Wed, Jun 08
1 cup

Well it has been two years of trying to make it through a month without missing a day. I have finally done it! 48 straight days of writing. I believed that would give me a free month but instead I was forced to restart my membership. Disappointing…

Testimonial Note from yvonne kuennen on Wed, Jun 08