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

Kenn Wathen
Athena
Ricardo Mendes Jr
Lynn McCarthy
Nadia Shaw
Hatteras Dunton
Danielle
HappyKaiju
Crius Uranus
Katie Foster
Susan Owen-McCollum
Elan Miller
bj shannon
Kay C. Oppen
Derrick Yazwa
Sam Biederman
Angela Jaffray
Brenda Bensch
Olivia
Lisa Winkie
Jason Mekkam
Dee Bostic
Ian Hillan
Danilo Aquino
Pam Costa
Dee
Bailey Vereker
sarah stallings
Rob Shaffer
Jonas Torrens
Lorna Campbell
Marques Robinson
Bernie J Mitchell
Noko Rose
Bryan Wagner-Adair
Ryne Vanderwolf
Kassandra Gilbert
Andielyn
Cindy DeLano
Jennifer Garst
Kenneth L. Averiett
Greg Langlois
Cheryl A Ferrell
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Nate Cooper
Marion McNally
Carolyn Turgeon
Nancy Jones
Tiffany Weaver
Marisa Taylor
Lawrence Calmus
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Cindy Plehn
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Matthew McDonald
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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’d love to see some extensions of existing badges: more badges for consecutive entries under 20 minutes, for writing at morning/night, etc. I’m (kind of sadly) motivated by that kind of thing and it would provide a little extra oomph during the long droughts between 30 and 100 entries, etc.

New Feature Vote from Chris L on Sat, Aug 26
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I’d like to be able to set up separate multiple projects.

New Feature Vote from Simon Brauner-Cave on Sat, Aug 26
1 cup

Out of the blue, I receive the notification that I got the badge for 250,000 words – Wow, I never thought I had written so much! I’m really happy and plan to keep on writing as long as I can.

Testimonial Note from Diego Zamboni on Fri, Aug 25
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I don’t know about the rest of you but I really love the badges. I didn’t get many gold stars in school so this is like a do over for me. I am shooting for the Nano badge this month with only 7 more days to reach 50,000. I am going to get there. It is so therapeutic for me to get all my stuff out and know that it is safe and I can return to it whenever I need to. This site is the best thing that has happened to me in a while. It sure beats going to see a shrink. LOL Hope all of you writers find the joy that I have. Really, really love the badges. Happy writing everyone.

New Feature Vote from Dee Bostic on Thu, Aug 24
21 cups

My best friend had a bit of an emotional crisis this week, so decency compelled me to give up my 22 day streak and call her. Back to the egg I go, and the Albatross was within my grasp…heavy sigh. Who knows if I will ever nab that squirrel?

I am unspeakably grateful for 750Words, though. Since graduating with my undergrad degree in Creative Writing, I have struggled and struggled to build and maintain a daily writing habit with minimal success. I am just one of those people who needs a shove every day, or a million other little things will find their way between me and my words. This site has been that shove for me for almost two years now – in a gentle, encouraging way.

With the help of 750Words, I’m setting a goal to have the rough draft of my current fiction project done by the end of May next year – and also to bag the Phoenix by that time! Thank you. Thank you so much. I would be so lost without this little sanctuary… and would probably still be struggling to even start a novel, let alone write through to the end.

Testimonial Note from Amy Roth on Tue, Aug 22
1 cup

I first discovered the morning pages when I picked up a copy of The Artist’s Way almost twenty years ago. That book had a profound effect on me, and i adopted the practice of the morning pages for secret years. But like so many other things, it faded from my life over time as responsibilities and other details came and went. I was therefore very pleased to discover this website a month ago, as recommended by a friend The last 30 days have been only a pure delight to begin my day with some writing, and a part of me feels very blessed and thankful that I have returned to the morning pages. Thank you to Buster and Kellianne for creating and maintaining this wonderful gift of a website.

Testimonial Note from Sean Boynton on Tue, Aug 22
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Have descriptions of the different emotional stats when you reach the 750 words goal.

New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Danielle Pitter on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup

I love it here. Thanks so much for creating this space and for making it a safe and caring environment.

Testimonial Note from SLA on Mon, Aug 21
1 cup

This has allowed me to complete a task daily that not only benefits my writing skills but allows me to complete a task (although small) and feel like I’ve accomplished something.

Testimonial Note from Darryl Kaneyuki on Sat, Aug 19
10 cups
More stats on the Eternity page

I would love to know what my longest streak is. I was somewhere in the 130’s and realized that I missed a day this week and now am not sure just how long my streak was before I broke it. I know I could count the days, but that would be tedious…

New Feature Vote from Caroline Qureshi on Fri, Aug 18
1 cup
Less email notifications

As someone who values an empty inbox, I don’t need a reminder email to tell me when I HAVE completed my words – just when I haven’t!

New Feature Request Note from Alex James on Fri, Aug 18
1 cup

perfect

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Aug 18
2 cups

750 Words is the first time in my life I’ve been able to consistently journal on a daily basis. It now feels as necessary and helpful as exercising and eating vegetables. Something about 750 Words just works in a way that my 20 years of previous attempts haven’t.

Testimonial Note from martha hipley on Thu, Aug 17
1 cup
More text analysis

Mostly, I’m too busy dumping my thoughts to care about the text analysis anymore, but sometimes I like to see how accurate or inaccurate my analysis is. Sure, let’s see how you can improve upon this? Make it more accurate.

New Feature Vote from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Wed, Aug 16
1 cup
Mobile version or app

I’d love to be able to write on my phone. I don’t think it needs to be very fancy, just word count and connected to my account.

New Feature Request Note from Katherine Repage on Tue, Aug 15
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Hurley on Tue, Aug 15
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from CBB on Mon, Aug 14
5 cups
Quick 1 time access

This is more of a membership feature. Instead of a monthly subscription, can I get temp access for a week that expires – and may be pay $2 only. The thing is I use 750 words once in a while and it is very critical in those times that I write out to help the jumble of thoughts in my own head fade away. It is like a therapy session I need rarely. But having temp access is super useful!

New Feature Request Note from Tracer Bullet on Wed, Aug 09
10 cups
More text analysis

I love how minimalist the site is. Regardless of so many suggestions, if there’s any design changes to this marvellous site, there’ll be an uproar about it. In the words of Nat King Cole, “Stay as sweet as you are”!

New Feature Vote from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Fri, Aug 04
1 cup
Would love an app version of this!
New Feature Request Note from Dominique Guerra on Fri, Aug 04
1 cup

I have used 750words to jumpstart two books, one back in 2010 and one this year. The monthly challenge is a great way to get a first draft done, to be refined later. More recently I’ve been using it the way it was intended – to write more in a diary-like fashion to clear my mind and my soul. I am even looking forward, every morning, to getting up early and write! Thank you Buster and Kellianne for all your work on this, and forgiving us this wonderful tool.

Testimonial Note from Diego Zamboni on Thu, Aug 03
1 cup

26 day streak, I was on my way to completing my first month, then I had heart failure, and have ended up in hospital for cardiac interventions. So disappointed, guess I’ll have to wait until the September Challenge to start again. I have really enjoyed the commitment and the monthly challenge provdes and the establishment of a regular writing habit. 3 blog posts evolved from my meanderings, which is even better as I hadn’t written one for several months

Testimonial Note from Diana B on Thu, Aug 03
1 cup

Well, it’s the 2nd day of the month and my name is already on the Wall of Shame! Seems like I get busy with my day, might even write 4 or 500 words in the morning intending to get back to it by midnight. Then life takes over and I forget to go back to it. Thanks for having this site. At least I have the ability to track what I’m doing and see how much I need to work at my consistency. I’m going to keep on trying to do 30 days!

Testimonial Note from Diana Dee on Thu, Aug 03
1 cup

I love this site because even though it’s meant to be used every day, I don’t feel pressured to use it every day, and when I do come to use it it helps me to clear my mind so well. Often times I’ll find that I have a jumble of thoughts in my head and I can’t really separate them well, but having somewhere to put them down quickly makes the rest of my day so much better. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Fayrooz Neil on Wed, Aug 02
12 cups

First full month! I may not do it again or I may persevere; in any case this site is a peaceful and joyful place that I cherish, and I am deeply grateful to those who created it and those who have contributed every day to its vitality.

Testimonial Note from Marie Daniel on Wed, Aug 02
5 cups

I love that I have been consistently doing this for 308 days and I just love the badges. I feel like a girl scout again getting these badges for accomplishments. I am thankful for this site and proud to be a member. I just went over my 250,000 words today and look forward to getting my double flock badge. It’s great fun, I love being able to go back and read past thoughts and the privacy aspect. Excellent site. Happy to be here.

Testimonial Note from Dee Bostic on Tue, Aug 01
5 cups

This site is amazing! I’ve kept a journal for 45 years, but this site helps me to make and track writing goals. I’ve acquired a good many badges in the years I’ve used 750words, but the badges just keep me focused on goals – the real value is in the consistent writing. I’ve recently re-set a goal to write at least 1,000 words a day for 500 days in a row. The last time I set this goal, I got close to 400 days before life interfered.

Testimonial Note from Luanne Borowski on Tue, Aug 01