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

Marit Ostebo
Henrietta
Bao Quy Phan
B P Fernald
Simrat Singh Chhabra
Francis Kurth
Melissa Hammack
Anne Madison
Melissa Rasmussen
Miriam Leah Cohen
P.M. Ahern
Sophia Parsons
Aidan K
Jillian Mayotte
Kamina
Jaimee Walls
Jason Hoffman
Kassie McAlpin
Michelle Mnculwane
Veronica Pillar
Mike Anderson
Warwick Paul Onyeama
Jessica Simms
William King
Tiffiny Spire
Michael Benz
hannah lipman
Dan Putt
Dániel Miklós Földi
Carol Piraino
Anne E Boyle
Stefanie Frank
Mollie
David Robinson
Sarah
Alexa Mackintosh
Sophea
Joanie M
Petra
Lee Balinas
Stephanie Kreml
Jonathan Thomas
Nia M Spence
Neil Stein
Brianna Pritchett
Angela Bissell
Ewa
Kellie Miller
Navjeet K Bawa
Michael Boyce
Meghan Kennedy
Percussor
Nick Underwood
River Hansen
Liz Elliot
B. L. Jones
Vasyl Pashko
Meghan Ford
Kirk Faulkner
Davoud Ratsgou
Nerevarine
Kim Ketola
Semira Dallali
CZW
Leslie Ann Cardinal
Doris Cain
Effy Wild
JULIA ANNE ELLSWORTH
Arthur E. Norsworthy
Susanne Floe
John Hatanaka
Cawnen
Mark Hannan
Mindy Parks
Melinda Maxwell-Smith
Micheila
Katalina Bernal
Becky Wilson
Ray Woody
Susan Friedmann
T.D Akad
Kellye
Renae Rebechini
Kat Johnson
Molly
Laura L Kolesinski
Maria Isergill
Sarah Blankenship
Jane Yao
Justin Smyth
Jessica R. Allen
Matthew Quezada
J. B. Winchell
Gumiko
Quossum
Jenn Pike
Anna K Dupuy
Chloe Alexander
Rachna Pande
Teresa McNamara

Notes of inspiration from members

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Is this a monthly subscription?

I did a one time donation expecting full access to the site but after some time passed the site asked me to purchase a membership. Can it be made more clear if this is a service only accessible by monthly payments and how much access a one-time payment will get you?

New Feature Request Note from Minseung Kim on Fri, Mar 08
1 cup

Helps me keep my mind and thoughts in check, thanks :)

Testimonial Note from Minseung Kim on Fri, Mar 08
1 cup

750 words has helped me in ways I didn’t know I needed. By writing whatever pops into my head every morning, I’ve been able to open up to new aspects of my creativity, overcome writer’s block, and move forward on the book I’ve been writing. So grateful for this fun and helpful platform.

Testimonial Note from Melanie McKinnon on Thu, Mar 07
3 cups

Love the site – kept me motivated to finish my first script of the year. I just want to know, why am I always 9 points behind the leaders in the monthly challenge? What are they doing that I’m not??

Testimonial Note from Pops on Wed, Mar 06
1 cup
Better export formats

1) Add entry text/metadata etc to txt exports with Markdown formatting, like marking Entry date as header or something so that if I import it into an editor outside for editing later the entries are distinct.

2) Offer HTML as an export option, make it easier to import into, say, google docs for editing. Right now my workflow involves pulling the document into notepad++, using regexp find and replace to mark headers, using a markdown plugin to preview the HTML, and the copy pasting into a google doc all marked up and everything.

Being able to just directly copy paste and keep formatting would be great.

(As a note, commenters — you can preserve a paragraph break by being sure to leave two returns in your original typing. It’s a little weird for me, but I’ve gotten used to it. It has to do with Markdown – because it’s intended for use in situations where you might have forced line-breaks at a certain character count, you need two line-breaks to REALLY indicate a new paragraph.)

New Feature Request Note from elms on Tue, Mar 05
1 cup

Thanks for giving me this space to write, where no one has to see my words if I don’t want them to, and I can just get the day out of my head when I have nowhere else to put it. You make my daily writing experience fun and it gives me a sense of accomplishment when I need it the most. Thank you for bringing 750 Words to the world! <3

Testimonial Note from Sarah Blankenship on Sun, Mar 03
1 cup

I’ve been a member here since 2011. A long time. I’ve always tried to use it as a NaNoWriMo boost, but it never really stuck. Starting in 2019, I started writing every day. In the beginning, not 750 words, but I’m now in a very good streak, and I am thankful that this place is here to brain dump my day. Thank you being here.

Testimonial Note from Nicole F. on Thu, Feb 28
1 cup

I have been using 750words on and off for past few years. Since last week though, I have been consistent and determined to clear my brain and free up the memory for tasks that matter. Journaling here has been such a freeing experience. thank you for everything – simple yet beautiful editor, stats, badges, encouraging emails and for the amazing community feel.

Testimonial Note from Siri P on Thu, Feb 28
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Alisia Chiara on Tue, Feb 26
1 cup

750words has helped me tremendously on my self-exploration and -development journey. Something about reaching that 750 mark really gets your brain activated! Almost every day, I start writing thinking that it’s pointless and that I’m just jabbering, but then by the end of my entry, I’ve come out with a better understanding of myself or my situation. I was originally doing my 750 on paper, but because I was using paper and pen in a journal that’s not notebook size (the original idea behind 750 words is that you fill 3 pieces of notebook paper), I could never be sure if I was hitting the goal or not. Since they are generous enough to give a whole free month, there really is no harm in trying to see if 750words works for you too!

Testimonial Note from Camille Dent on Mon, Feb 25
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Rebecca Little on Fri, Feb 22
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Secure server for writing

this is important

New Feature Vote from Sara Kelsey McKethan on Thu, Feb 21
5 cups

Writing is sometimes like a meditation for me. I breathe easier after a lovely writing session on 750 Words. I’m smiling and completely relaxed. I missed 1 day this month, and I was on the next day as if this is where I need to be. I was a little shocked and didn’t remember missing my entry for that day, but no matter. Everything is fine. There is a thrill of starting over right away. Flushed with gratitude. I wonder if we can sense each other’s fingers tapping through our keyboards.

Testimonial Note from LaFemmeEnRouge on Thu, Feb 21
5 cups

Tomorrow I will pass 500K words written here on the site. It is not an exaggeration to say that 750words got me out of a multi-year writers block. I am now back on track with several nonfiction book projects that are under contract. Along the way I have also written a significant part of a novel and several short stories. I am so incredibly thankful for the site, and for the many folks around me who have encourage me and joined me in creating things. Just thankful tonight, and lots more good work to do.

Testimonial Note from David Dault on Tue, Feb 19
5 cups

Thank you to Kellianne and Buster for running such an amazing site for writers of all kinds (and for responding to our help requests!) :-) I LOVE 750WORDS!

Testimonial Note from Cheney Meaghan on Tue, Feb 19
5 cups

I began a “manifestation/activation” program, and part of the program is choosing a daily activity done for 15 minutes. I chose writing in my 750words.com journal. It was a bit rough at first with some stops and starts and without an intent, but after a few weeks I developed an approach that is working well for me. As the creator of this site wrote, writing can be an act of meditation. Hah, I wrote “medication.” That too! My writing is mining the depths of my thoughts and bringing up good information. And I don’t have to share it with a soul. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Grace Seidel on Mon, Feb 18
9 cups
To be able to bold words & keep paragraph spacing

I often come up with some of my most brilliant ideas in my morning words and deeply wish that it was possible to be able to bold words and keep the paragraph spacing. I struggle a lot when I go back to read previous days’ entries and spend an unnecessary amount of time sifting through my words because the paragraph spacing gets deleted and the inability to bold words makes it harder to quickly find what I am looking for in the huge block paragraph. I heavily dislike that the lack of these features makes me lazy to go back and read my words. I strongly feel that the incorporation of these features would very much appeal to new and existing members and would very much entice writers to look forward to writing. I love 750 words a lot and do not mind investing in the monthly $5 charge; it would be very much appreciated if you please consider these, thank you!

New Feature Request Note from Stephanie on Mon, Feb 18
1 cup

I passed the million word goal today. I am so proud, and could not have imagined when I started this that I would ever reach this plateau. But I am now more inspired than ever. Now it is time to head towards 2 million!!! And beyond.

Testimonial Note from Mitchell Smith on Sat, Feb 16
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Email Links to Past Entries

It would be great to get an email with links to past entries – what I wrote last week, last month, last year.

New Feature Request Note from Lyman Reed on Sat, Feb 16
1 cup

I had wanted to create a system of writing every day. This is the first solution that I can really keep up with in a truly daily approach. The gamification (badges) and motivation that goes with the easy interface make 750words a pleasure! Thank you for this great resource!

Testimonial Note from Charity Jennings on Thu, Feb 14
7 cups
Secure server for writing

Nothing in particular. I simply want this stuff to stay private

New Feature Vote from James O'Donnell on Wed, Feb 13
1 cup

I love this site and trying to write it daily but it has not happening yet. Work in progress. Feel great after writing it. I love most is that I can write anything about my thoughts and feelings and not worry about upsetting anybody or miscommunication. Brain dump in writing daily helps clear up my mind and shut up that inner voice in my head too. Loving it and will keeping writing.

Testimonial Note from Mary Le on Wed, Feb 13
2 cups

750 Words has been an amazing help for me. I am only on my 9th day, but having a daily reminder to put my thoughts in print has helped me as a grad student and as a thinker in general. I start the day with 750 Words and I find myself more centered throughout the day. THANK YOU!

Testimonial Note from Douglas C. McCall on Tue, Feb 12
2 cups
Adding metadata/tags to previous pages

Would it be possible to add metadata fields after the day is over? Sometimes when I go back and read past entries, I’d like to be able to tag them (patterns become apparent in retrospect) but can’t edit them to add the tags.

Many, many thanks for this site. I would never have thought I was capable of taking on the Feb Challenge — you guys have made it possible!! Many thanks!

New Feature Request Note from Neeta Goel on Sun, Feb 10
1 cup

Thanks

Testimonial Note from mihail on Sun, Feb 10
1 cup
russian feature

hi! i see all the statistics in english language and there’s none when you’re russian( I wish there’ll be one

New Feature Request Note from трезвость и предупреждение on Sat, Feb 09
1 cup
A better mobile site

Please make it adaptive to screen size so that it is easier to read the text and interact with menus. I don’t know how it works on other websites, but most wordpress themes have this feature and utilize it really well, so that’s how I have my own website set up.

New Feature Vote from Veronica E Raj on Fri, Feb 08
1 cup

I always struggled with writing everyday previously. This site has been crucial in the improvements I’ve been making everyday!

Testimonial Note from Minseung Kim on Wed, Feb 06
1 cup

Thank you for providing this site. The daily practice of writing a set minimum before starting my day helps me turn off my inner editor, use creative language lovingly before I do anything else has inspired my writing and work throughout the day. Thank you :-)

Testimonial Note from Lauren Roche on Wed, Feb 06
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Wind down pages

I can’t tell you how much I love your site — it has been a companion on and off for almost a decade and has been such a wonderful outlet. The design is so beautiful, the features so cheery and encouraging and the whole experience makes you come back for more.

I’m in a period right now where I find myself very connected to the site and to writing in general. The words have become part of my morning routine and so helpful in so many ways.

Here’s the thing — I crave more. I wish that there was a way to do a separate “winding down” page every night. I find myself journaling or making notes or writing in other apps — but what I really want more than anything is to do that here. And to be able to do it in a way that is separate from the work that I do in the morning and the completion of those 750 words.

I know this would add complexity and maybe it would undermine the wonderful ethos of your website. I don’t think this is a place for journaling — nor would I ever want it to be. I just want to be able to work through things in the same way before I go to bed the way I do in the morning. And I would love to do it here more than anywhere else in the world.

New Feature Request Note from Aditya Sood on Wed, Feb 06