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

Julene Notarobot
Rob Starbuck
Kim
Laura Beaty
Kathryn Cahill
Henry Boll
Lauren Shields
Nathan Zadworny
Mizz Mu
Hope Flammer
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Louisa Rietdijk
Vanessa Roset
Malcolm Dancy
Elliott Johnson
Pavel V.
Antoinette Graham
KAMILEH CROCCO
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Linda Spaulding
Hannah Peterson
John Smallios
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Seth Rosenberg
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Ann
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Elizabeth Merchant
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Grace Kreger
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Jonathan Craddock
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Minna Bromberg
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Notes of inspiration from members

24 cups

I can’t thank 750 words enough for keeping me on track with writing every day. I am about to hit 700 days in a row, and from then almost straight 2 years. I hit 500,000 words a few weeks ago, a feat I had seen but never thought I would hit myself. It’s the easiest, most useful and fun way of writing morning pages I’ve ever seen, and I don’t see any signs of slowing now. I feel more creative, more open, more lucid. Conversely, the last time I missed a day I almost drove someone crazy giving them all my brain dump in a car to the point where he pulled me over so we could use Starbucks wifi to get the words down instead of spoken. 5 dollars a month is nothing in comparison to what 750 words provides for me. I’m a writer who’s felt blocked for years and now I am certain that when I go back and read through these archived pages with “soft and humorous eyes” I will find my book in here when I am ready. Thank you so much.

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Steinhoff on Wed, Jul 12
1 cup

750 Words serves as my personal trainer for writing. A nudge, a reminder, a push to sit and fill the blank screen with 750 words. Sometimes I keep going past the limit and other times I am watching the word count anxious to meet my goal but either way, the sense of accomplishment is there for me. Accountability and discipline paired with mind-clearing are valuable side effects of this simple yet effective program. I was introduced to this website through a speaker at Writefest in Houston and I am so thankful for its existence.

Testimonial Note from Dana DuTerroil on Wed, Jul 12
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

It would be great to have an iphone app so I can write wherever I want

New Feature Vote from Vanessa Andrade on Tue, Jul 11
3 cups

Today I earned the Phoenix Badge for writing 100 days in a row. This is the first time I’ve ever written 100 days in a row and I am extremely motivated to continue. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am so grateful.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Christofersen on Sun, Jul 09
1 cup

I have never been good with a schedule. 750 words has helped me in becoming consistent and serious about my writing. In all honesty, it has helped me believe in myself as a writer. This is a wonderful project. Much thanks to you, Buster and Kellianne.

Testimonial Note from Abby Yaeger on Sat, Jul 08
5 cups
"You are here" marker on day boxes

This is SUPER tiny, but I would really appreciate anything that could mark where I am in that row of boxes without having to count days from the left when I’m going through them. If not that, then “next day” and “previous day” buttons in addition to the existing “next month” and “previous month” buttons would be awesome. ♥

New Feature Request Note from Chancelrie on Sat, Jul 08
10 cups
All personal data in one menu

Hi Buster & Kellianne,
Ideal world: all ‘my’ data – my cups of patronage, daily writing, totals, badges, downloads, followers, followings, account settings – all on one menu, with more user-friendly titles. Sadly, I keep losing my cups of patronage location, so find it harder to write you nice notes like this for your EPIC website (which I love and adore daily) ;-D

New Feature Request Note from Sam Young on Fri, Jul 07
10 cups

I want to thank Kellianne for once again restoring my streak! I have no idea how I only wrote 150 words and didn’t come back to finish but she filled in the missing day and now I have an almost 1400-day streak!

Testimonial Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Thu, Jul 06
27 cups
More badges for accomplishments

500 days completed!

New Feature Vote from Deborah Cleland on Thu, Jul 06
1 cup

I love the intentionality with which Buster and Kellianne designed and run this site. Yes, I could say that badges are silly and that I am intrinsically motivated. But honestly, there is a great extrinsic push with getting “rewards” for doing something that often feels thankless. There is a certain level of pride I get when I see a month full of green Xs. Yes, I write everyday because I have to, but I get that extra incentive to write even when I might feel I don’t want to because I also know that I have a record to maintain or a badge to earn. Sometimes those “silly” things are the tipping point in my choosing to engage in my craft on a day when I really just don’t want to put words down. And often, once I start writing, the words begin to come and 750 words then turns into a productive day of writing. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Breeann on Thu, Jul 06
1 cup

the red-letter realization is that I’ve written over a million words since I started on this site. I was someone for whom a high school or college essay threw me into despair and procrastination. I could never think what to say. Look at me now! I respond well to the badges although it’s been a while since I’ve earned one. I pretty much sit down every morning and either free write or generate a couple of pages of memoir, perhaps a poem or an abecedarian bit. I tell every writer I meet about it. Grateful kudos to Kellianne and Buster for 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Mary Kay on Tue, Jul 04
1 cup
Ability to turn off word counter

Hi! Sometimes I am writing and keep looking at the counter, especially on hard days. It is pretty distracting. It would be great to be able to turn it off, and just write away only to be suddenly notified I reached my 750 words. Not more counting word by word just to make the number go up… Would that be possible?

New Feature Request Note from Daniel da Rocha on Mon, Jul 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

It just makes the whole writing process so much fun. I was just recently scrolling through the existing badges and making mental notes of the ones I want to get :)

New Feature Vote from Daniel da Rocha on Mon, Jul 03
1 cup

I’ve used 750words on and off for about four years now. I’ve gone long stretches without using it, and I always regret letting it go that long when I get back into it. Now that my life has settled down a bit, I can see 750words taking a prominent role in my routine. It takes me about 100-150 words to get the superficial thoughts out, and then after that, I really start to dig deep and get at the things that are bothering me. I come out the other side happier, more confident, and feeling better about my life. And I affirm it each day I write my words!

(The badges are definitely motivating, though, too)

Testimonial Note from Lia Bogoev on Mon, Jul 03
1 cup
Ninja mode

The ability to write without seeing the text (helps you from distractions like editing when writing).

New Feature Request Note from Henrik Salomonsson on Mon, Jul 03
1 cup

As a follower of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, 750Words is a great fit. I started today! I’m excited to join ya’ll.

I’ve been writing my three pages long hand for the past year and find it challenging to then use the content in some of my blogs. So this will be a nice change.

Thanks for re-energizing my writing.

Testimonial Note from Nancy Anderson on Sat, Jul 01
1 cup

After 902 straight days of writing, I’m headed for Madagascar for 3 weeks (750 words only allows a 10-day break) with no Wi-Fi access so I’ve decided to shift habits and see if I can get writing to stick via pen and paper again. If it doesn’t work, believe me, I’ll be back, as this has been a great solution for me but in a 3rd world country without computers, 750words will no longer be available. Great site, great badges, I only wish there were more!

Testimonial Note from Courtenay Schurman on Sat, Jul 01
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

We’re working hard, the badges mean a LOT.

New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Sat, Jul 01
7 cups

I will hit 700 days this month, a weird thing for me. I am not much for consistency, so the fact that I have spent 700 days doing something is a huge accomplishment. Through depression, illness, stress I never thought possible I’ve continued to come back and I am eternally grateful for this haven to return to.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Sat, Jul 01
88 cups
Badge

I want a nice badge for reaching the milestone of 2 million words.

New Feature Request Note from Marc Tretin on Sat, Jul 01
18 cups

Broke my streak for the second time, after 199 days. Writing these entries no longer does for me what it used to and I’d hate to continue just for a silly badge, but this was a fantastic place for me to dump and organize my thoughts during a rather stressful period. Gonna take a break for now, but I really appreciate this resource being available for me when I needed it.

Testimonial Note from Jeremiah Smith on Fri, Jun 30
1 cup

Yes! i did it! I finally completed the one month challenge. Thank you 750words!!

Testimonial Note from Franklin Ogidi on Fri, Jun 30
1 cup

750 Words has transformed me from thinking about writing to actually writing! Instead of carrying these words in my head I am putting them on paper.

Testimonial Note from Adisa Kibila on Fri, Jun 30
1 cup
More text analysis

Reading level, readability, genre, etc.

New Feature Vote from Sam Grubbs on Thu, Jun 29
4 cups

Just a quick thank you for the ability to take a break and not lose my streak! I was having a tough time, with company visiting, some health issues, and a couple of events to deal with, all in a short time span. 750 words was turning into a slog, and it’s really never been that, so I took some days off, and now I’m back, and it feels great!

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Tue, Jun 27
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Italics allowed once the 750 words are written and “graded”.

New Feature Vote from B Wolfie on Mon, Jun 26
1 cup

I used 750 words faithfully for over a year. Then I stopped. Now I’m back to resume writing again. This website helps keep me on track. It’s good to be back again.

Testimonial Note from Carol Factor on Mon, Jun 26
1 cup
Month-to-Date Charts

This site is so helpful and easy to use. I especially love the graphs and charts. The information about my perspective and tone for that day’s writing is quite useful. Is there a way to have those charts for the month-to-date? Could that be added to the day’s stats page, below the box for configuring the sharing preferences?

Thanks for creating and maintaining the site. I’m glad to be a member.

New Feature Request Note from Becky Wilson on Sat, Jun 24
1 cup

I am on my first 83 day streak and month #3 of the monthly writing challenge. I’ve known what morning pages are for two years but I found this website, I could never be consistent and I couldn’t stand myself. Now I use it to journal, practice gratitude and draft posts for my blog. Some day I’d like to be more creative but for now, this has been a wonderful tool to get to know myself again through writing. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Christofersen on Thu, Jun 22
1 cup
Badges Progress

I’d love to know how much closer I am to achieving some badges. Ones like word count are pretty obvious, but like the “night bat” one– I’d love to know how many more late nights I have to write before I reach that badge!

New Feature Request Note from el on Thu, Jun 22