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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Our Good Members

Sheila K Smith
Dee Bostic
Allen Crowley
Damion Triplett
Armik Stepanyan
Caitlin S
Danilo Aquino
Pam Costa
Stephanie Jewell
Rob Shaffer
Herr Shiro
Jo Hornsey
Alicia Andrzejewski
Anna Salt
Terrence Mcgowin
Elena Tucker
Derrick Mathy
Lydia Shafer
Zachary Shaw
Kris Harvestter
Marc Callec
Dagny R Deutchman
Riva Gordon
Lurasmind
Victoria Lee
georgina
kisa_kp
Lynn P
Nidhi Sinha
Zainab Mirza
Bobo Banzai
Sharon Steen
shelley kingma-kitchen
Nicholas Pappas
Susan Mall
OPHELIA J MURRAY
Jeremy Axmacher
Greg Sandman
Lori Cox
Emily O
mike
Walker S
AW
Mzlt
Cattlyn Obel
Gabrielle Kuzsel
Kathie Bien
Will
Elizabeth Thompson
Noemi Sadler
Merrilee Wineinger
Christopher Renak
Bao Quy Phan
B P Fernald
AMS
Jesse Holguin
Carin Jackson
Lori Miles
Amy Mathers
John Martin
WhatKindofDog
Francis Kurth
Anne Madison
Miriam Hatkin
Sophia Parsons
Ms. T
Kamina
Jaimee Walls
Jason Hoffman
Kassie McAlpin
Veronica Pillar
Warwick Paul Onyeama
Cynthia Ehnes-McElroy
Heather MacDonald
Pamela J. Peery
Matt Russell
M3000
William King
Tiffiny Spire
Dan Putt
Dániel Miklós Földi
Carol Piraino
Mollie
Olga N
Sarah
Alexa Mackintosh
Sophea
Joanie M
Mallory Lehenbauer
Sid Mofya
David Bell
Dalice Marie
Andrea Trautman
Myrtle Anne Blowers
Kristina Kuzina
Stephanie Kreml
J Elsie
Tayla Gittins
Angela Bissell
Joseph Borland

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I have long-standing depression. Writing every day helped me to track the things that bother me. To my delight, it also kickstarted a creative writing habit, which has yielded a number of short stories, one of which has been published.

Testimonial Note from Anand Jacob on Sat, May 02
1 cup
Improve the patronage features

Is it possible for us to make connections with each other through this website?

New Feature Vote from Sarah Enright on Sat, May 02
1 cup
Save button on bottom of page

:) I often finish writing past 750 words, but if I close the tab it says I have unsaved edits. I have to scroll up, click ‘Today’ so that it will save, then close the tab. Can you add a simple Save button to the bottom of the page so that I can just click that instead then exit? I lost some words and a streak once because I finished writing 750 words, but it didn’t save all of them, and the last save was below 750 words.

New Feature Request Note from Bob on Sat, May 02
5 cups

So I signed up for the April challenge, was home every single day and somehow spaced out one day. Can you believe it??? Anyway, May here I come. In the meantime, I made a donation to 750 words as my penance. You might get rich off of me.

Testimonial Note from Dianna Goodwin on Fri, May 01
1 cup

This site is awesome. My writing is so much clearer and better since starting here

Testimonial Note from ALFRED R CEASER on Fri, May 01
1 cup

Thank you for giving me a safe place to unload my frustrations, fears, and dig into new ideas in my corona-era brain. Best to you and the entire community. Virtual hugs with the virtual cup. :-) (P.S. Emojis would be awesome.)

Testimonial Note from Lisa Wagner on Fri, May 01
5 cups

I’m currently on a 43 day streak, which is my longest since joining. I’ve found the habit of wring every day so therapeutic during these tough times and I don’t think I could stop now even if I wanted to.
Thanks to 750words for saving my sanity.

Testimonial Note from Rayven Dawn on Fri, May 01
2 cups

I have gotten into the habit of writing every day. There are days that it has been tough and there will continue to be days when it is tough, but I can do it. And it is good to know that you are here to help reinforce my habit. I just earned a new badge and I am so excited!

Testimonial Note from Colleen Cox on Thu, Apr 30
1 cup
More text analysis

What about text analysis on languages other than english?

New Feature Vote from Emil de Villiers on Thu, Apr 30
1 cup

Tomorrow will be my 65th birthday. Thanks are to God for allowing me to see this day. All my life I have loved writing. I have always known that there are books hidden within me. In Highschool, I was part of a creative writing club, and I wrote every day. Poems letters short stories essays and I always said I would write a book or two or three. My teacher encouraged me to get some of my writings published and I planned to do just that when I graduated. Long story short, my collection of writings was stolen from my locker on the last day of school, and I became discouraged from writing. I still write a little. A poem for each of my children’s births, personal cards to special people, and journals I started keeping after I experienced Breast CA, but nothing significant. Until, 750 Words a day. I started writing on April 15, and I have consistently wrote every day since. then. It gives me such a sense of accomplishment. Thank You for this site.

Testimonial Note from Wonda Yvonna Wilson on Tue, Apr 28
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’m loving this practice so far! A well crafted app for phones and other digital screens would be perfect on the off chance I can’t sit down at my computer that day. Keep up the great work guys, you inspire me!

New Feature Vote from Dominic Joseph Medina on Tue, Apr 28
2 cups

Today I reached a bit of a realisation. Writing has been part of my life since school when I realised that I was okay at it and decided to study Creative Writing at university. However, for someone whose trajectory has been so tied up with writing I didn’t actually write that much. For about 6 or 7 years I didn’t write for pleasure at all. Since Covid-19 lockdown I’ve tried lots of things to keep creative. I’ve been drawing and painting (with mixed success), cooking and making quizzes for friends to keep them occupied during the long, lonely evenings. I’ve had my doubts about all of these things and it’s triggered some pretty bad anxiety about where my life is going. I love my job and I would be a key worker but, having a long term health condition I am unable to help in the ways I wish I could. 750 words has been an absolute lifeline for me. Since lockdown began I’ve written about 5 or 6 short stories which I’ve submitted to various websites and received lots of glowing praise. I’m starting to get back that spark that I had at school for writing. Thank you everyone who makes this site possible, it is a work of wonder. Thanks again. Adam

Testimonial Note from Adam Wootton on Fri, Apr 24
1 cup
More text analysis

I actually think that everything is great and I sincerely hope this service never goes down, but there exists some incredible services like Grammerly that show how a computer can really look at text and see areas of improvement. It could be fun to show off “ways to improve” or have the user input things like, “use the word ‘very’ less” and you guys can keep track of the usage. Hope this helps!

New Feature Vote from Jeff Shipp on Thu, Apr 23
5 cups

2000 days! They weren’t two-thousand perfect days and I copy/pasted my way out of too many (especially lately), but I’ve always come back with something that mattered to me. Short stories, poems, long email drafts to close friends, dreams, memories, and tons of “today I did this, tomorrow I hope to do that” entries. Thank you for creating and maintaining this site!!

Testimonial Note from Herr Shiro on Thu, Apr 23
1 cup

This is so helpful to clear my troubled mind. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Amber Davis on Wed, Apr 22
1 cup

I’ve been coming back to this site, off and on, for the past 6 years. When I’ve needed it most, it’s been here. I appreciate the site creators for their consistency with this product, and I hope my ‘on & off’ support will help maintain this site for others to enjoy it as much as I have.

Testimonial Note from Matt on Wed, Apr 22
1 cup
Word of the Day

Somewhere on the writing pad, I’m able to find the word of the day easily, so that I can try to expand my vocabulary while writing.

New Feature Request Note from Bryan Postelnek on Tue, Apr 21
7 cups

Dearest 750 team,

Today you answered one of my emails and I was brought to tears with your kindness. I didn’t know how much i needed the generosity and friendship that you showed to me, a total stranger, but I surely did. Thank you from the very bottom of my now full heart.

Testimonial Note from Treasa Levasseur on Tue, Apr 21
1 cup

I know a lot of people have been using this site to vent their frustrations throughout this difficult time of global pandemic. Personally, I have found solace in doing the complete opposite. 750words has been invaluable because I can come here and write about something else. Every night before I go to bed, I sign in and write something unrelated to current events. Maybe it’s a portion of my most recent writing project; maybe it’s an e-mail to a friend; maybe it’s rambling about how much I love Star Trek…whatever it is doesn’t much matter. By the time I’ve thought of 750 words to write about some unrelated thing, I’ve managed to get my mind off all the horrible goings on long enough that I can go to sleep without tossing and turning all night. Definitely worth the monthly payment.

Testimonial Note from Caitlee Martindale on Mon, Apr 20
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Khazna Chami on Mon, Apr 20
1 cup

It has made it easier for me to put down my thoughts

Testimonial Note from Stefanie on Sun, Apr 19
1 cup

I love the idea of 750 words. I’m building up my profession as a Copywriter and this site helps create an incentive for me. Eventually I would love to write a book and there are other things that I would love to write and this is a great platform to practice sharing my ideas.

Testimonial Note from Leanne Marshall on Sat, Apr 18
1 cup

After years of procrastination and making excuses, this site finally helped me build the habit of writing every day. I feel like a real writer now!

Testimonial Note from Lucas Silva on Sat, Apr 18
1 cup

This site has helped me keep my daily writing habit while working from home!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Tue, Apr 14
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Badges for intermediate milestones, like 60 days, 75 days, 150 days.

New Feature Vote from Robin Tanamachi on Tue, Apr 14
1 cup

As a long time free writer who abandoned practice, I previously used paper. When 750 Words serendipitously appeared at a time when I was ready to write again, it turned out to be a small trip to writing heaven. From day one, I was ready to do daily practice and then it just hit me to do more and went for 50K in a month. Life-changing again. The badges seemed really silly at first but then they became a deal. Sometimes, I come back to the Today page to just add a few more thoughts and blammo, a flood of 100s more words pours out. Cathartic, surprising and mind-revealing. I can just be me here and word dance wildly since nobody is watching. What a gift. Thank you, Kellianne and Buster. Stay in my life everyday for as long as you can!

Testimonial Note from Terri Baas on Mon, Apr 13
2 cups
Stacking

I would love to be able to have a small count at the bottom on the badges, to see how many times I have completed them. Probably more the behavioral than the others, maybe even only the Monthly challenge one. It’s one thing I really like about this other site I’m on, and thought it might be worth looking into here.

New Feature Request Note from Jill Andersen on Sun, Apr 12
5 cups

Thank you for being there, 750 Words website and community. It really helps me to have accountability, knowing that I’ve pledged here to try to write every day, and the fact that I pay for membership makes me more committed. At first I was on a roll and had months and months with “perfect attendance,” and then I missed a day and it was a chance to get over my perfectionism. I don’t want to miss a day, but sometimes it happens, and that’s okay too. I just remember this is a habit I want to have in my life, so I keep going. And it really is a habit now!

Testimonial Note from Theresa Alberti on Sun, Apr 12
10 cups
Notes in separate categories (eg features | votes | testimonials)

First, THANK YOU Buster and Kellianne for the site! I have churned out 3.3m words over the years, and “750words” is an important part of my daily routine.

The feature I would like is to see features, votes, and testimonials in separate categories. It would make it easier for everyone to see if a feature had been asked for before, and then to vote for it.

New Feature Request Note from Sam Young on Sun, Apr 12
1 cup

750 Words has made me accountable and committed to daily writing. I’m glad I have this goal. Once in a while it’s a pain and I don’t feel like writing, but then I make myself do it anyway. Actually, I speak my entries, LOL. Well done, 750 Words! Appreciate you muchly.

Testimonial Note from Robin Roseth on Sun, Apr 12