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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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Since 2011 this site has been a source of peace and comfort. I attempted to complete morning pages for a couple of years before I found the site—but never had consistent success. No longer do I worry my morning pages are going to be read by one of my six children.

By writing what is really on my mind, I have grown, healed, forgiven and become a better person. I have found that writing 750 words works better to calm me and focus my energies than ADD medicine ever could. There are no negative side effects to this site and I have accomplished more in the past 4 years than the 20 years before. Thank you for creating the site. Thank you for maintaining it. You have made my life significantly better.

Testimonial Note from Amy L. on Wed, Mar 04
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’m adding my Cup of Patronage in as a vote for more badges! I agree strongly with others that have suggested adding more badges into the dark and gaping abysmal areas that stretch forever between some of them. Maybe a Sparrow Hawk at sixty or seventy days? Keep up the great work, 750 Words, you’ve become a good habit for me! I get rather possessive of my daily post now. My family has finally learned to not breach the closed door when I’m in my Bat Cave.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Wed, Mar 04
25 cups

Thank you, Buster and Kellianne, for I love the way it keeps me motivated to write something (anything! ok well, some days, really just anything) every day.

I use it mostly to summarize the past day, but because I have to write (or paste in) tons of words, it inspires an in-depth reconsideration that is so useful. What I paste in is mostly emails I sent and received that day.

Then (o lovely Internet synergy) at the end of each month, I paste your entire month record (thank you for keeping one) to Evernote. Of course I hope you keep my words around forever, but I have been on the Internet a very long time, so I’m hedging my bets. Also, it is pretty convenient to search Evernote for times I mentioned “Beijing” or “avatar.”

Thurber talks about a figure of speech using “the container for the thing contained.” 750words is a wonderful container for many of my past memories worth remembering. So, thanks a lot!

Testimonial Note from Betsy Devine on Tue, Mar 03
1 cup Inspired Me To Write My Thoughts Diligently Every Morning As Early As Possible. Once You Understand The Law of Attraction & The Law of Gratitude, Nothing Is Impossible, As Simple As That!

Testimonial Note from Pim Gerrese on Mon, Mar 02
1 cup

Gets me ready to write more focused stuff by clearing the streaming consciousness of anger, resentment, or just some nagging thing that won’t leave me alone. Very good exercise to use to prepare before writing something more structured. I am a tennis coach so I think of this as mini-tennis and the warm-up before you start a match. Writers need to warm-up too or they might pull a brain cell.

Testimonial Note from Gene Desrochers on Mon, Mar 02
2 cups
Secure server for writing

Just always concerned that someone out there might read what I write here and that does hold me back more than something like a hand-written journal. I like it the way it is, but would not mind something that scrambles the entry or being given the option to delete my entry (I guess I could just erase) but keep the record that I wrote the words…in fact, yeah, can I do that? Can I delete an entry but keep the credit for the words I wrote? Let me know the answer to that question.

New Feature Vote from Gene Desrochers on Mon, Mar 02
1 cup

Thank you so much for creating and curating 750 Words. I had been waking up in the middle of the night thinking about stressful work projects when someone I know recommended journaling. I remembered this site and gave it a go and have been sleeping more peacefully since.

Testimonial Note from Karina Branson on Mon, Mar 02
1 cup

750 words is so cool!

I love how cute and encouraging the badges are, and as a result of making it a habit to write daily, I have been getting non-stop flow of ideas and thoughts!

Thank you and keep it up :)

Testimonial Note from Nur Adila R on Sun, Mar 01
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I have found the badges to be very motivating. Personally, I could use some additional badges for the intervals of days that occur in between the intervals that are currently badged. It’s a long way from one badge to the next at some intervals…and I’ve had the misfortune at least once to fall short of the next one by a small enough distance that it really hurt…having earned another badge in the middle would have really helped with the disappointment. And also badges in between those intervals help with feelings of accomplishment, even if you do make it to the next badge and the next.

Also, it would be great to have some random fun badges for using certain words a number of times throughout your writing (especially positive words like “thankful” – which would reward people for spending time writing about things that make them happy (that can only improve our daily lives and the world, right?).

Thanks so much for this site!

New Feature Vote from Nan Mat on Sun, Mar 01
1 cup
Brave Mode

As I use 750words now for I while, i found out how to cheat. I could handle my knowledge about cheating more cautious, if there was a badge or a challenge for Non-Cheater mode maybe for 30 days without cheating (means copying text to fill 750 words, or schedule time off)

New Feature Request Note from Ira on Sun, Mar 01
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Freya Lewendon on Sun, Mar 01
1 cup
Location for export

Let people download a month’s writing, or retrieve any day, in the daily format, and plan for a Title Option for each page. I’m trying to write and publish and want to search and save and review – to use some of what I’ve written on this great site.

New Feature Request Note from Cassie Quinlan on Sun, Mar 01
1 cup

I love 750 Words! It has finally given me a place where I can reflect on and examine my life. Socrates was right all along!

Testimonial Note from Abraham Ogden on Sun, Mar 01
1 cup

I am turning 30 tomorrow, any wise people out there have any advice?

P.S. This is my favorite website.

Testimonial Note from Amy K. on Sat, Feb 28
1 cup

750 words is just amazing! It helped me clear my mind and improve my writing skills. I am now more self-expressive. It unleashed my writer’s passion.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Feb 27
2 cups
More stats on the Eternity page

Bring it back basically, the individual day stats just doesn’t quite cut it because I can’t see an average across the various areas like past, present and future etc by looking at one day and then another.

New Feature Vote from Chris on Wed, Feb 25
1 cup

Beautiful site for morning pages. This is my daily word dump, where my ideas get thrown into a pile and then sorted out for the day. I’ve had amazing breakthroughs turned into productive, useable work. I’m building a coaching business for writers. 750 gives me the canvas to write up pep talks, business strategy and concepts for writers manuals and online content. As I worked each day to add words for the February challenge, it was evident the site was becoming an invaluable tool. As I approach the end of my free trial, there was no way I could be excluded from continuing. I have so much gratitude for this space. Thanks for making it simple and fun!

Testimonial Note from Debi Rotmil on Wed, Feb 25
1 cup
Search Function

Would be great to have a search function for entries…like if you wrote about a topic or person and can’t remember which day you wrote about them/it, you could just search and the entry(ies) would show up. That’d be WUNDERBAR.

New Feature Request Note from Heather Antonissen on Tue, Feb 24
1 cup

Today is the first day I have actually written my 750 words. I’ve seen, and ignored, all those emails that came everyday reminding me to write, and now that I’ve turned 60, the clock is seriously ticking. It is being dishonest to myself and others to say I am a writer, when I don’t write. I have so many books to write it’s amazing that I have to remind myself they won’t write themselves (that could be a great new feature you could add to this app!). So thanks for the continual reminder, and thanks for not deleting my email address after all this silence. Now… let’s see if I come back tomorrow! All the best — Charlie d’Estries

Testimonial Note from Charlie d'Estries on Mon, Feb 23
5 cups
Fix overwrite prompt

I had started my entry for 2/20 on one device (phone) and added more, later, on my computer. Then, when I returned to my phone’s browser at the end of the day, I received a prompt that indicated this wasn’t the most recent entry and recommended closing the browser if I didn’t want to keep it, or force-saving if I did. Before I could close the tab, it auto-saved, deleting all of my previous work. There needs to be a more final indication in the dialog box, like there is when the word-count reduces between auto-saves, “Click here to keep your previous work [which would then load the saved content], or close this box to continue [keep what’s on-screen].”

New Feature Request Note from Mary on Mon, Feb 23
4 cups

Completing 750 words every day helps me create ideas and communicate them for my profession faster than I have previously ever been able to. The barnacles are scraped and the personal bests are racking up. This is an excellent and rewarding site.

Testimonial Note from henry stone on Mon, Feb 23
21 cups

Taking away the pressure to perform, but creating a container in which to be consistent is the perfect recipe for creating great things. Things of any kind. When we consistently sit down to dedicate the time, that’s when the magic happens. Thanks 750 Words for furthering this and creating a space for people to call their home, their secret writing corner. Where it doesn’t matter what you write, but THAT you write. That you open up the opportunity for brilliance to blaze through your fingers on a daily basis. It’s so important to me and to countless others.

Testimonial Note from Michelle Akin on Sun, Feb 22
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Bring back the Eternity page with improved programming.. about half of the page before didn’t seem to work. Most of the time the site says my entries are PG or PG-13 (I don’t agree) but when I would go to the Eternity page it would say my overall rating was G (which I do agree, but its not consistent with what I was seeing day to day) other features that were supposed to be % that I was really curious about were stuck at 0.0%

I would love to give you even more specific feedback than that, but I notice that the Eternity page is totally gone right now.. And buggy as it was, I MISS it! Please bring it back!

New Feature Vote from Theresa Reed on Sun, Feb 22
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

Something akin to iaWriter (simple text editor with basic navigation and a customized keyboard) would be fabulous.

New Feature Vote from Mary on Thu, Feb 19
1 cup
A better mobile site

I refer back to previous days’ writings when I work on my desktop. On mobile, I loose time trying to find where to even find the links just about every time (still haven’t found it).

New Feature Vote from Mary on Thu, Feb 19
1 cup

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2014 was to write daily. I’m happy to report that I only missed a total of three days in 2014. I’m currently on a 250-day writing streak, and it’s become kind of addictive.

I use my daily writing as a way to think out loud, troubleshooting problems, thoughts, and anxieties I have. It gives me something to look forward to in the morning and actually puts me in a really good mood.

If you’re interested in learning how to develop a daily writing habit, check out this post:

Testimonial Note from Mattan Griffel on Wed, Feb 18
1 cup
A better mobile site

I no longer own a laptop or desktop and do all my 750words writing on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with a Bluetooth keyboard. It would be nice to have an easier to use and easier to navigate mobile site or Android app.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Feb 16
1 cup

I considered stopping for awhile since I have been writing more or less daily for 3 1/2 years on this site and was feeling a tad stale. I took two months off and since I have been back, I feel newly inspired to a) keep journaling and 2) use this as a spring board for more serious play. Thanks for continuing to exist lo these many years.

Testimonial Note from Dianna Goodwin on Mon, Feb 16
1 cup

This is my favorite site on the internet!

Testimonial Note from Clara Miller on Mon, Feb 16
3 cups

I started using this wonderful site for over 3 years ago on and off but I made a commitment exactly one year ago to go on an uninterrupted streak of 365 days! I made it!! Little did I know how this would affect my life since this became a “have to” ritual of inspiration every morning no matter what. Coming from being free spirited and undisciplined, I feel (thanks to 750 words) more grounded and ready to challenge my free spirit to conquer other good habits to become a better version of myself. I am recommending this site to everyone I belief would benefit from this awesome habit! Thanks for this site and keep up the good job!!

Testimonial Note from Marianela Borsten on Sun, Feb 15