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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Notes of inspiration from members

4 cups
Improve the writing page

Specifically the ability to bold and italicize. Maybe strikethrough. Other people have asked for more formatting options, but honestly this is all I’m interested in personally.

New Feature Vote from Sara Johnson on Thu, Mar 19
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Ceralin Smith-Matthews on Wed, Mar 18
2 cups
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Teja on Wed, Mar 18
1 cup

I love this site. I am back after a long period time, and it feels good to be writing, again.

Testimonial Note from Stonegiver on Wed, Mar 18
2 cups

750 words has helped me tremendously. Without going into too much detail, because I am a very private person when it comes to my morning pages, I like to devote the first half or so to positive affirmations and the second half to any self-reflection, ranting, or ruminating that I feel I need at the time. I recommend this method, as the positive affirmations definitely help your mood. Just make sure they’re in the present tense. More notes to come. I just wanted to share my process in case others are interested. Peace

Testimonial Note from Paz Paulsen-Sacks on Mon, Mar 16
1 cup
Bold, italics, list formating, and page orientation.

It would be nice to get the formatting options in the title of this request. I would be willing to pay for a premium membership that cost $10 per month if it had these options.

New Feature Request Note from Nate Jasper on Mon, Mar 16
1 cup

This site has saved me, inspired me and I recommend it to people all the time. I clear my head of static and plan for the day, review where I am and work out art or writing projects. Since a few years ago I have begun each entry with a haiku. I have a goal of writing a thousand haikus and I am nearly there just by beginning each day’s entry with one.
Thank you guys so much for this. I love it.

Testimonial Note from Nan Ciele Ansfird on Mon, Mar 16
1 cup

This page has been a great help to me several times over the last years when I really needed it. The first time I found it as a great place to vent about issues in my life, good and bad, that needed the form of words to process. Now it has become a great tool for keeping up with the ritual and practice of Morning Pages as part of rediscovering my creative side. Thank you for an elegant contribution to the world’s writers and aspiring creatives!

Testimonial Note from Ernest G on Sat, Mar 14
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I know for a fact that this has been requested already multiple times, but I think that badges are a great way to inspire me to keep on going.

Oh, and are those people who get the Flying Squirrel badge even human?

New Feature Vote from Jeremy Martin on Fri, Mar 13
5 cups

750 Words is a great way to get me warmed up for a writing session. I used it regularly when I was working on my dissertation. Now that I’m transitioning to life as a writer, I use it for fleshing out story ideas and clearing my mind. Thanks, 750Words!

Testimonial Note from Anne-Marie Strohman on Thu, Mar 12
1 cup
Give entries a title!

Wouldn’t it be great to give each entry a title? That way it would be easier to dig through your archives and find past entries, don’t you think? For example, I could title today’s entry as “Broke personal sales record today!”. Hope you like the idea :)

New Feature Request Note from Tony Fuentes on Wed, Mar 11
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Rebekah Donohue on Mon, Mar 09
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Mar 08
5 cups
Improve the patronage features
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Mar 08
5 cups
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Mar 08
5 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Mar 08
5 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Mar 08
5 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, Mar 06
1 cup

I learned about Morning Pages about a year ago, but… couldn’t do it! I bought a journal, I put it along with my pen on my night table.. Nada! But 750words.com got me writing! I wrote my first MP today. I’m beyond happy, and it was so easy, I typed from my phone! Good luck to all of you! Cheers!☕️

Testimonial Note from Anna Shatrova on Fri, Mar 06
15 cups

I’m back for the first time since September last and closing in on that flamingo for the umpteenth time since I started on this site. But I feel better than fine now… missed that daily mind dump more than I ever thought I would. Folks who should know say I’m a LOT less grumpy. Also thankful: a friend loaned me her spare until I can resuscitate or replace my failed lap top. Words rock. Even if they are written in secret and when reread make no kind of sense. Write on…

Testimonial Note from Nancy Carlzen on Wed, Mar 04
50 cups

I have a lot of cups to spend because I’ve been a patron for a very long time.
Much of that very long time, I did not write 750 words a day. Often on those days I thought about it. I want to want to write so I never quit my patronage. I knew 750words.com would be here when I returned to my true self and began to write again. Here I am. and happy to be here—though back and forth to egg I go. I’m sure to hit my stride one of these days.
Meanwhile—Did I say thanks? Thanks! Buster (for this site and Health Month, which I still play) and Kellianne.
Grace Noyes

Testimonial Note from Donna Grace Noyes on Wed, Mar 04
1 cup

My brain feel good, it feels like a chocolate orange.
The screen lights up as i wake up and I put the words down quickly as possible. sometimes, Later in the day I forget if I’ve done it or not. I’ve also been using it before high stress or nerve wracking situations i.e. Auditions, talking to that pretty Barista. It’s a really good thing.

Testimonial Note from Mac Russell on Wed, Mar 04
5 cups

Even after writing pages for several years, I can still forget to write my pages, which I almost did yesterday. But thanks to the habit I have created on this site (Thank you B & K), I remembered just as my head hit the pillow. “Oh no! I forgot to write my pages!” So I got up and completed my 1449th day and made a new resolve to make them MORNING pages again. ;o)

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Mar 04
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 Tue, Mar 03
25 cups

Thank you, Buster and Kellianne, for 750words.com. 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

750Words.com 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