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

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Nina Lande
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Mari Rios
Thomas Dennis
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Notes of inspiration from members

8 cups

I have decided that I am going to stop writing here for a while. I actually scheduled, in my planner, a three-month break, but I may pop in from time to time before then. It was turning into a slog, which just kept getting worse, so break it is.

I have loved keeping my streak, and maybe I’ll get this far again, but there is too much going on away from my computer right now, and writing on my phone or pad is difficult.

This has been a great place to just get the babble out, sometimes to work out an issue, sometimes to just find my feelings.

Thank you so much for this place. I will be back.

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Tue, Oct 24
54 cups

After almost 4 1/2 years, a 1585 day streak (sprinkled with a few days off when I was unable to write), it’s sadly time to say goodbye. As the old proverb goes, “There is an end to everything, to good things as well.” A new season of writing awaits.

My immense and sincere heartfelt thanks to Buster and Kellianne for this place. I’ve written through immense highs and heart-breaking lows during my time here. Looking back, I’m able to see that providing words to my emotions, across the broad spectrum, was therapeutic in ways that I couldn’t have imagined when I began this journey. I had never been able to keep a consistent writing habit until 750 Words. I remain convinced that I developed a series of new habits and life change from showing up here each day. With that, I’ll simply sum up by stating that I’m so incredibly thankful for my time here. All the best to those of you who are continuing the journey to the next badge and beyond!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 23
5 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Kira Sparkles on Mon, Oct 23
4 cups

I started writing 750 words when I went through a horrible break up. In a way, it’s more cathartic than physically writing a journal because unless someone has access to my computer, I know no one can see it. I’ve written things here I would never physically write and from that, I have really been able to see myself in a way I never have before. 750 words has consistently helped me heal and learn to fall in love with the person who needed it most… myself.

Testimonial Note from Kira Sparkles on Mon, Oct 23
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I am always mobile so a quick verbal note translates into writing prompts for me.

New Feature Vote from Kelly Ramsey on Sun, Oct 22
10 cups
Better your percentage

Buried in the month’s statistics is a line that says “You’ve completed x% of the days since joining.” More than length-of-streak, this is the statistic that i want to be working to improve. Is there a place for it on today’s stats?
I’m terrible at doing anything every day. But as my friends note when i tell them that, i have been doing my words For a Long Time, if not Every Day. That means it’s a habit. Hopefully it’s one i can incrementally increase; i think this feedback would help.

New Feature Request Note from la hoy on Sun, Oct 22
1 cup

Have been dabbling with writing since my teens and have promised to make it into a daily habit – forty years down the road I have found a tool that has kept me on the straight and narrow, ie, writing daily, well almost. Have written 28 out of the 29 I am into my trial. And, my day off: I was travelling across time zones and things just didn’t work our with internet connections. Thanks 750words-

Testimonial Note from n Sebastian on Sun, Oct 22
15 cups

I would love to double space. lIt is easier on the eyes and it also would allow me to edit my work on the same day i typed it. It should not be too hard to effectuate

New Feature Request Note from Marc Tretin on Thu, Oct 19
1 cup

I’m thankful for this site. I was encouraged by Tara-Nicholle of DWC to sign up and write to not only clear one mind but also as a motivation to write that novel, idea or challenge one’s creative ability. Coming to this site did just that on many levels. Thank you for being here. I will be back more often to write and allow my creative side to blossom.

Testimonial Note from Barbara D Sykes on Mon, Oct 16
1 cup

I think if I hadn’t joined this site, mentally I would have thrown in the towel by now. My husband is gone a lot on the ship, and my friends are not always the most effective support system. Without being able to write everyday and tell myself to keep moving forward and I cannot change other people – I would have fallen into the same trap I used to – fixing everyone else. This place gives me a space to be mentally healthy and also practice writing for my blog, so I can practice to eventually write a book. I have gotten so many great ideas in this space, and let off so much steam. I got my husband to join and he’s enjoyed it as well.

Testimonial Note from Sumisu on Mon, Oct 16
1 cup

I’ve always struggled writing. It’s not something I enjoyed doing for school or work. I’d like to consistently blog, but I’m not there yet. 750 Words has given me the motivation to write more consistently. I hope this practice will allow me to publish more frequently. I’ve already seen results in an improvement in my writing.

Testimonial Note from Jeff Thelen on Sat, Oct 14
5 cups

I have kept journals for years, and I’ve struggled to find the right online journal for me. 750 words has given me exactly what I have been looking for in an online journal. Privacy, community, and insight into what is flowing from my brain!

Testimonial Note from Lindsey Russell on Fri, Oct 13
1 cup

I’ve been using 750 words for 7 or 8 years now. I’ve never earned a badge because I’ve never tried to. I know people love them, but for me, I just need a safe place to dump my thoughts. I have gained insights I can’t get to through talking, I learn about how and why I feel the way I do about things so I can change them, I’ve shed tears, been angry. It clears my head so I can get to the good stuff in my heart. I am so grateful.

Testimonial Note from Anne Thompson on Wed, Oct 11
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Lisa Peterson on Tue, Oct 10
1 cup

I started typing out words directly from my heart. I found it took only 45 minutes to type 750+ words. My mind is clear. I am currently in training to share my big talk on a TedX stage. This format is very helpful.

Testimonial Note from Judith Quate on Tue, Oct 10
1 cup

I have always had trouble keeping a writing schedule. I have so many ideas that just stay locked in my mind because I haven’t had focus. This site gives me goals and the inspiration to get going. I have never finished so much in such a short amount of time.

Testimonial Note from Andrea Cranford on Mon, Oct 09
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I would like to see some form of TeX math rendering, such as KaTeX (Khan/KaTeX @ GitHub). This would be extremely helpful for people like me, who like to use the website but embed a lot of math/logic formulas in their text.

New Feature Vote from Emanuel Quadros on Mon, Oct 09
5 cups

I don’t see a therapist. I’m not on any antidepressants or antipsychotics either. I write here to purge my thoughts and feelings. I feel better afterwards. Some creativity spills out with it. This is good. I’ve also written several novels, thanks to this site and NaNoWriMo. Writing is good for my mental and emotional health. They say it gets easier, but I say you get stronger. Whatever you’ve been through, process it with this site. You’ll feel the bile seep out of you and you’ll feel cleansed.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sun, Oct 08
1 cup

750 Words helps me organize my mind and my life. When I’m writing here daily, my life is better. It’s as simple as that. There aren’t many habits I can say that of, and also in that list is meditation, exercise, and reading.

Testimonial Note from Parker Gregory Shpak on Thu, Oct 05
1 cup
Off-line writing option

I would like to be able to write offline and when connected to the internet the app/program would automatically upload, ideally pulling the timestamp so that I don’t miss a day if I am somewhere without cell/wifi reception. I hate having to put the streak on pause when I’m camping, as I do have access to a keyboard, just not the internet.

New Feature Request Note from RGK on Tue, Oct 03
10 cups

I was a big procrastinator. I always knew I should be writing but would always find something else that needed to be done. I guess I wasn’t really taking my writing seriously because let’s face it…A Writer Writes! This site has helped me get back to writing daily and I just love the badges. I changed my habits a little along the way so that I could get the rooster badge because I am not an early riser. The night owl badge was a breeze for me. I then got so excited about the Nano badge and decided this would be a good way to warm up for November which is right around the corner. I love that I can just come here and write anything I want. On many days it has been so cathartic and that is good for anybody. I recently acquired my 365 day badge and plan to be one of the 500 day and triple flockers. I am having the greatest time and it’s a real bargain at $5 a month. Thanks so much for helping me to get back on track by providing this great site.

Testimonial Note from Dee Bostic on Mon, Oct 02
1 cup
A voice activated mobile typing page

Being about to type via voice like in Google Docs, would be great. I could do even more directly on a mobile app. I think that would be really cool to use.

New Feature Request Note from L. Denise Jackson on Mon, Oct 02
1 cup

This is an incredibly useful program for writing every day and keeping track of it. Helps me clear my head of “stuff” and also holds me accountable. Plus the badges are cool.

Testimonial Note from Alex Washoe on Mon, Oct 02
1 cup

I have loved to write since I was incredibly young. There’s just so much you can do with it. Writing is as close to magic as you can get, I think, and so I wrote whenever I could. My only problem was that I would spend more time thinking about writing than actually doing it. It was easy for me to lose my motivation. 750 Words turned that right on its head. From the little x’s in each box to the statistics page to the badges, the entire site seems focused around keeping you interested and motivated, and it works! I’ve written so much and have loved every second of it. Writing every day has definitely bettered my skill and allows me to put ideas in motion that I’d previously only thought about. I’ve never enjoyed writing more, and I look forward to my continued use!

Testimonial Note from Kirby Renalds on Sun, Oct 01
8 cups

THis is where I come back to when I am stuck, when I don’t know how to go on. The only way to get out of not writing is to write and this site motivates me. I begin with rubbish but then structuring my day around one achievable act of writing 750words allows the other elements to slowly come into play. Thank you

Testimonial Note from Dr. Darren Garside on Wed, Sep 27
1 cup

This site is my Morning Pages, a la Julia Cameron. It is my Life Shaper. Keeps me sane. And humble. Keeps my jumbled thoughts straight, or fairly so. It is my favorite time of day – my necessary part of the day. So, thank you. I would feel lost without this site. I leave my pages, most days, ready for what may lie ahead. I have no suggestions for change, because the free flow of the process is exactly right for me. I don’t need more structure than what the site provides now.

Testimonial Note from Pat McNutt on Tue, Sep 26
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Davoud Ratsgou on Mon, Sep 25
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Can there be a way to tag each day so you can go back and remember what day you had which brilliant idea? Anyway to organize each day into categories would be incredible, especially for working on multiple projects. Otherwise, each day gets lost in the shuffle and I cannot come back to ideas without digging around.

New Feature Vote from Chey Wollner on Mon, Sep 25
1 cup

This website has inspired me to write and expand on my vision. It helps to be in a quiet place and just write. This site allows you just that…to be YOU! You will not regret the decision.

Testimonial Note from Marjii on Mon, Sep 25
2 cups

Many people look for answers through spiritual awakening. To say I don’t have the time in my busy life to find that place sounds like an excuse.. however.. I don’t. That is where 750 words comes in. If all it does is help detangle the mess of spaghetti thoughts in my head and heart every day and I am a tiny bit more at peace with myself, then it should be prescribed help everyone living in this chaotic, overstimulating world.
Where a lovely notebook would seem more poetic at achieving this task, my writing can’t keep up with my thoughts as fast as my typing can. And finally, no-one will stumble across my private unfiltered musings here. Just me.
Thank you

Testimonial Note from Caroline Findlay on Sun, Sep 24