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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Our Good Members

Daniel Linquist
Jena Gribble
Louise Usher
Vasiliy Grebyonkin
Adam Walton
Chet Sandberg
Paul Corteville
Leah Meadows
Alecia Ramsey
Sara Sturtevant
Sallie T
Katie Goodman
Julian
Elie Losleben
Gautam Bajaj
Elizabeth Goodfellow
Michelle Greene
Terie Engelbrecht
Steve Dean
Madeleine Hamley
Wulfgar
Crysta Rollison
Sam Draper
Caroline Clements
Penny Robinson
Ryne Vanderwolf
Juan G. Cuevas
Itsme Notme
Dave Russell
Heleen Bosma
Stephanie Willson
John Cannon
Dr. Monikah Ogando
Daniel Goldsmith
Wotter Nymph
Beth Miller
Tyler Lahti
Sumisu
Deirdre Conner
Jennifer Hunt
Charles MacLeod
Tracie Barrett
LuAnn S. Di Paglia
K'thunchthu Roadshade
Heather Stang
Gail
Karen Verveda
Shreeram Bhattarai
Caroline Button
Alicia Andrzejewski
Jennifer george
Jay Natoli
Elbykc
Christian Martin
Kathleen Fetterly
Jason Lo
cait
Bobbie Jordan
Guy Roberts-Holmes
Lori Draper
Silverai
Samuel John Wright Jones
Marques Robinson
Brittany Gnizak
Napes
Thomas H. Arnold
Wendy L Zwickl
Nina Windgaetter
Bernie J Mitchell
Noko Rose
Kat
Jeanette
Trey Mejia
Antonia Nicols
Lex Brauns
Shivani Ranchod
Lizzy Myers
Marcos Polanco
Clare Dornan
Kassi Vitales Gilbert
Alex Bayntun-Lees
Marilyn Richard Figueroa
Randy Wileshaw
Rianna Lemon
Diane Brenner
Jing He
Kathryn Butterworth
William Ludwig
Katie Toumazou
Vivienne Bretherick
Julie Gutierrez
Zachary Shaw
Cindy DeLano
JustBe
Kenneth L. Averiett
Greg Langlois
walt johnson
Mohit sawhney
Farhan Ali
Nate Cooper

Notes of inspiration from members

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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Thu, Jun 07
1 cup

I like the structure of this site. There’s something really refreshing about the idea that every day is a blank page, waiting to be filled with words. I’m finding the daily writing helpful, especially on stressful days. Helps to clear my head at the end of the day!

Testimonial Note from Carolyn Harris on Wed, Jun 06
1 cup

This has allowed me to get things out of my head that I really needed to get out but didn’t have a safe place to do so. Thanks a bunch.

Testimonial Note from Detrick DeBurr on Tue, Jun 05
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Dr Mar on Mon, Jun 04
1 cup

I’m so blessed to have found 750 words. I can write with confidence that my writing is protected from everyone.
Thank you for creating this site for all of us.

Testimonial Note from MeLissa Hodges on Sun, Jun 03
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Security and Privacy Upgrades

There is a lot of personal data I put up here, I would love to know that Kellianne and Buster are always looking for ways to ensure that our privacy is kept (Resting data encryption, 2FA).

New Feature Request Note from Ben Klein on Sun, Jun 03
1 cup

Just started using this website last month. 23 days and counting of writing 750 or more words. Feels good to get into a groove of writing. Also, the act of clearing out all the unwanted garbage from my head first thing in the day has really helped me get a little more peace.

Testimonial Note from Scotty A on Sat, Jun 02
50 cups

750Words.com saved my sanity. This morning I passed 2 million words. I’ve completed 750 words for 1374 days in the past six years. Those first few years were rocky attempts to get some routine. My longest “run” was 267 days until I got stuck at an airport in Crete with no wireless. But by then the habit was entrenched.

The first 750 words each day clear my head of all the toxic waste which gathers there. I wake up each morning full of errant thoughts. Writing about each opens them to fresh air. All my problems blow away when exposed.

And then I can write clearly. Which is a good thing because my day job needs a lot of writing.

Thanks Kellianne and Buster.
Testimonial Note from Peter Carruthers on Sat, Jun 02
1 cup
A better mobile site

a mobile app would be supreme!

New Feature Vote from Ashley Burnside on Fri, Jun 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Pawan Pawar on Thu, May 31
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Robert Wiedemann on Mon, May 28
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Sat, May 26
1 cup

Love this site. Joined in 2012, and wrote pretty regularly, but when my words failed to serve on what would have been the 100th day of my streak, I got discouraged, and for the next six years I only wrote sporadically. Then…I want to make some really big changes in my life and a Chinese Astrologist told me to get those changes started I needed to WRITE. So hear I am, 144 days and going, finally got that Phoenix badge, and I look forward to it every day, Even wrote every day of my vacation in Costa Rica in January/February! And the big changes, well, they’re starting to happen, little by little.

Testimonial Note from Tara Baxendale on Fri, May 25
1 cup
A better mobile site

Hello lovely 750 Words! I am always on the go and I end up writing my thoughts in the notes section of my phone – which is fine! Just an extra step to my experience. However, a mobile site/app (for apple and android) would be absolutely incredible! This website brings so much peace and joy to my being – it would be even more amazing to make it more accessible to a wider range of folks that are out and about often. Anyway, thank you for your existence! Much love!

New Feature Vote from Katherine Marie on Fri, May 25
1 cup

I work for a company that encourages wellness, both physical and mental. A brave executive wrote a blog about dealing with anxiety in healthy ways. In that blog he mentioned that his two creative outlets were music and writing and mentioned 750 Words as something he tried to do everyday. I had never heard of the site and decided to check it out. I am an aspiring writer. I write because it puts me into a state of flow that I don’t find in many other places in my life but I also rarely find the time. There is something about the brevity of writing 750 words that makes it feel achievable and at the same time loose and easy. I don’t feel the pressure I usually do and that has made this an invaluable part of my day.

Testimonial Note from Wendy Kennepohl on Thu, May 24
1 cup

I have been doing Morning Pages for years, generating stacks of spiral notebooks!

Using 750words.com gives me motivation, a sense of community around the disciple of daily writing and gives me a searchable document so I can go back and glean useful ideas Ina way I couldn’t in the paper notebooks.

Thanks for making this available!

Testimonial Note from Kimberly Schramm on Thu, May 24
21 cups
API for exporting Data

I would like an API endpoint so that I can programmatically perform GET requests to get my daily journal entries and their associated data. I can help with developing this if you’re using Python as a stack as I’ve developed API’s before with Flask. Feel free to contact me andreilyskov [at] gmail [dot] com

New Feature Request Note from Andrei Lyskov on Wed, May 23
1 cup

Suggestion for using Frequently Used Words – avoid using words beginning with a letter – A for instance – so none show up in FUW. Then also use a word repeatedly so it shows up in BIG print. Silly, but kind of fun. Makes me look forward to next day. C is letter to avoid, best is the word to repeat. .

Testimonial Note from mkpladsen on Wed, May 23
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from lmw on Tue, May 22
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments

As I’ve reached Flying Squirrel and a million words I feel a little sad that I have nothing to work towards. (Other than keeping my streak.)

New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Tue, May 22
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’d love to be able to write on the go and I think it would help me to complete more days!

New Feature Vote from Audrey Stanton on Mon, May 21
1 cup

“Who knows which step will lead you into the rest of your life?” {Dorianne Laux}

Testimonial Note from Shawn Gervais on Mon, May 21
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Monica Larrea on Sun, May 20
1 cup

I haven’t been using this site very long but I can already tell how this is helping me to clear my mind, and also help me to get back to doing something that I really love; writing!

Testimonial Note from Edward Hamilton on Sun, May 20
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jessica Guzik on Fri, May 18
10 cups
Helpful and custom links

Dear Kellianne,

I’d like to propose a feature, which I think will work pretty well for me.

I’ll start with the reasoning: I often need quick links, while I’m typing my words. Would that be Markdown syntax, or something else, I need these. Currently, I’m using Chrome’s bookmarks, or search each time for the stuff I need. I believe it’ll be very helpful for me if the following is implemented:

1. Put “Markdown syntax” reference in the HELP menu. This would be rather easy, I guess. It’ll be great, if it could open a Markdown syntax page within 750words, preferably with target=“_blank”. Or you could use (this)[https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax], for example. In any case, it’ll be very useful.

2. Implement possibility to enter up to 20 custom URLs in our profile. If these are entered, after the “XXXX MEMBERS” menu you could put another one, which will be “MY LINKS”. On hover over it, the menu with the links will appear. Clicking on the link will open it with target=“_blank”. This way I can populate the list in the way I want. And the links could be entered in a multi-line text box, each link on a separate row. I think this will be the easiest and will provide flexibility for quickly entering and modifying them, without much coding.

I guess this is it, for now.

But most important, keep up the good work with this site!

New Feature Request Note from Crius Uranus on Mon, May 14
21 cups

When I started writing again — three years ago now! — 750 Words was invaluable to me. I began a streak that lasted almost a year (Life Happens, as we all know), and since then there have been months where there are more blank days than days with writing. If I get discouraged, or feel that the block might be Forever, I only needed to look into my archives to know that I can break free of it.

The point of 750Words is to build a rhythm, a habit — when life happens, though, that habit sometimes needs to take second place. I encourage everyone who has broken a streak to not give up! There’s a freeing feeling of seeing those blank little rectangles turn from slashes into X’s again, just like the first time. And if it happens again (and it might!) — you can do it. Just take a look at how many days you’ve written, your longest streak, your averages… you can do amazing things.

Use this awesome site to build your habit — but be kind to yourself, too. If you miss a day and break your streak, don’t despair. You’ve done this before — you can do it again. xoxo

Testimonial Note from ES Wright on Mon, May 14
5 cups

A colleague told me about 750words.com many years ago at the time I was learning about the benefits of daily free writing. It has been such a useful tool for me to write, create a writing habit and have streaks of daily writing that have been gathered up into much larger documents and small books. Thank you for making it possible for us.

Testimonial Note from Janet Wilkinson on Mon, May 14
25 cups

Just passed 3.5 million Words on this site tonight. So hard to believe, but as I continue my streak, the Words just pile up. I’m incredibly grateful to Buster and Kellianne for this place to converse with myself and the world. It has become more than a practice—it’s my way of life. I take time each day to be with myself in this way—all because of the early on badges that kept me going. Yes, I’d like a badge for 2000 days, which will come up in a bit, but even without it I’ll keep writing. It’s just what I do now. Thank you, also, to all of you who join me in this space. We’re a special tribe, And, though I don’t know you personally, I’m grateful for your company. I wish continued writing for all of us.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Fri, May 11
50 cups

Today I became a newly fledged Space Bird. Thank you for this venue that keeps me writing every day, day after day.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Thu, May 10