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

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More text analysis

I really dig the site! I have questions about the analysis, though. I think the labeling of some of my content as “religious” is false, as I am an atheist. I therefore think that your algo analysis makes big assumptions about what it’s tagging as spiritual. If I were to ask for further philosophical development, it would be to expand the analysis of whatever it is that triggers the “religious” tagging.

I also offer my services for this analysis should need be. I was previously senior analyst at Silverchair Information Systems, which deals heavily in semantic tagging and analysis. I was in the support and enhancement side, so I am not intricately knowledgeable with the hard coding of autotagging and the like, but transformation analysis and the like I am better with.

Great product, and thank you!

New Feature Vote from ian m graham on Sun, Mar 16
1 cup

I am a 72 year old retired science teacher. I was pointed to this site by a friend of mine that I correspond with regularly. I plan to never stop writing 750 words or more every day. It keeps the aging neurons firing.

Testimonial Note from Hal Rogers on Sun, Mar 16
1 cup
Secure server for writing

I have a small amount of wonder about the privacy of my words. Of course I understand that nothing is private on these internets, but I want this to be. Can it? Maybe?

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Mar 16
2 cups

I’ve used this site on-and-off since I was 14 in 2011. I have to say, now turning 18, how much it has helped me become articulate, improving both my writing and commitment skills throughout the years.
These cups are just the tip of the iceburg for the amount I owe from failed monthly challenges. But I know I’ll achieve one next month!

Testimonial Note from Brennan K. Brown on Sun, Mar 16
8 cups

After all the badges and all the points and all that other stuff, it’s all about pouring my mind onto the blank space, emptying it of all that needs to get out.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sat, Mar 15
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Track monthly improvement over time (you beat last months total of days writing by 3 more days sort of thing).

Allow you to set goals (I will write 10 days out of 31 days of the month)

New Feature Vote from the Whippersnapper on Fri, Mar 14
1 cup
Secure server for writing

Privacy is paramount!

New Feature Vote from the Whippersnapper on Fri, Mar 14
1 cup

I just accidentally broke my writing streak after 198 days, so close to 200. And yet I wasn’t even all that upset. Thanks to 750 Words (and a writing project I’m invested in), I’ve moved beyond needing numbers as a motivation. The habit of writing every day has been formed! (Which isn’t to say that I still don’t like trying for the badges, but…) This site rocks and has helped me improve as a writer so much!

Testimonial Note from Amy Lynn on Fri, Mar 14
1 cup

I just accidentally broke my writing streak after 198 days, so close to 200. And yet I wasn’t even all that upset. Thanks to 750 Words (and a writing project I’m invested in), I’ve moved beyond needing numbers as a motivation. The habit of writing every day has been formed! (Which isn’t to say that I still don’t like trying for the badges, but…) This site rocks and has helped me improve as a writer so much!

Testimonial Note from Amy Lynn on Fri, Mar 14
2 cups

I’ve used 750words off and on for several years, but after recently making a more dedicated effort to write here I just wanted to say thank you. Writing every day has helped me learn to trust and listen to my thoughts, and has given me an interesting insight into my own mental processes. Keep up the good work!

Testimonial Note from Centa Schumacher on Thu, Mar 13
2 cups

100,000 Words + some cups owed for failed monthly challenges. I have consistently come back to 750 words as place to just write, to let go and spend some time with my craft. Thank you

Testimonial Note from Eduardo Loria on Thu, Mar 13
1 cup

For the days when it’s hard to get started (or maybe you just don’t want to hear your mind drone on about the same thing you wrote about yesterday, yet you also don’t know what else to write about), google “400 writing topics.” An about.com article should show up. Shockingly, with 400 writing topics. It has helped me on the days when I feel like I’m just trudging through the mud.

Testimonial Note from molly mahoney on Wed, Mar 12
1 cup

a while ago my depression disorder took the best of me and i stopped writing completely. feeling like i didn’t worth anything my writing just became worse, and worse.
but then, about a year ago, i discovered his awesome site. 750 words has helped me get into the habit of writing every day, and writing more than just a few lines. (i was surprised at how long it took me to actually write some of my first full 750 words.)
i signed up for the first monthly challenge right away. i failed, but that was just a push i really needed to continue on. i signed up for ever other month from then on, hoping that once i could do it. and i did. it felt better than i thought it would. since then i try to sign up for every monthly challenge. i think it helps.
lately i’ve started writing a longer story i had in mind for months now. i’ve written down a few chapters, and i hope that by the end of the month, those few chapters will be ready for editing, and i’ll finally have something to show to the world.

tl;dr: 750 words has helped me write more often, and was also a place i sometimes dumped all my feelings into when i didn’t know what else to do. so thank you.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Mar 11
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

More frequent badges to see progres. Like instead of 100 days to ‘phoenix’ they could be given more frequently…just different colors like karate belts. Say a white phoenix, then a blue, and brown, until black…and then progressing on through different colors of the next level through ‘black’ pteyrodactyl.

New Feature Vote from Dave Bailey on Sun, Mar 09
2 cups

Thank you for creating 750words Buster and Kellianne. I’ve been using your site daily to deepen a spiritual connection with God because the rewards of earning badges and the ‘punishment’ of breaking my streak keeps me motivated to journal every day. And the stats/tools that graphically display the contents of my subconsciousness are very insightful which means it’s an amazing way to track my ‘spiritual evolution’. Once again, thanks for making 750words so useful! ;)

Testimonial Note from Dave Bailey on Sun, Mar 09
1 cup

Hi Everyone,

I came to know about this awesome website while going through a B School Application guide. The website is truly amazing and has helped identify my true nature and does give essential insights into my true nature and my daily concerns. The graphs that it shows after daily writing are really informative. I really wish that the owners will create something that will help a B School aspirant like me to write a good essay. Writing everyday has definitely improved my English too :)

Thank You
Vishal Saxena

Testimonial Note from VISHAL SAXENA on Sat, Mar 08
1 cup

I was referred to this site by an Artist friend of mine. I have thought many times about writing, but have not done anything about it. Until now. And I love it. It feels like I am coming home to a very very familiar place. It feels like an exciting date night. I also am discovering aspects of myself that were obscured from my sight somehow. And, I love that I am not alone on this venture. That there are others out there finding their voice as well. How awesome is this.

Testimonial Note from Toni Traina on Sat, Mar 08
1 cup

Using this space as a journal feel safe and inviting. Just writing whats in my head has become almost a necessity and I love getting that email at the end of the day that says I wrote my 750 words.

Testimonial Note from Lee Wiegman on Sat, Mar 08
3 cups

Today is my 1005 day in my streak that I have maintained since I first started using this site. I have over a million words written here and I don’t know what I would do without 750words.com

Testimonial Note from Christiana Griscom on Sat, Mar 08
1 cup
Enter your subconscious in other languages

I wish that the text analysis systems for “Enter your subconscious” could include other languages. I write in spanish and because of that, I don’t even look at that feature of 750Words. I would be really great to have all that information about my writing! Thank you!

New Feature Request Note from Adriana Rodarte on Fri, Mar 07
1 cup

This site has helped me straighten out the knots in my mind to the point where it’s contributed to me making some major, but positive, life changes. Thank you, words!

Testimonial Note from Caitie on Thu, Mar 06
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love seeing the badges on my page, especially when I manage to get a new one. I would love to see more badges!

New Feature Vote from Lisa McCarthy on Thu, Mar 06
2 cups

It gives me a safe, private way to write each day, to get my thoughts out, without worrying about anyone else in the family finding my notes, so I don’t have to worry about how it might look to someone else, so I stop editing before I start. (Also the tracking reminds me I’ve actually done something, even when I start to feel like maybe I haven’t. It’s lovely.)

Testimonial Note from jillyfae on Thu, Mar 06
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from jillyfae on Thu, Mar 06
1 cup
Improve the writing page

some basic formatting options (ie italics, lists, etc.)

New Feature Vote from jillyfae on Thu, Mar 06
2 cups
Entry tagging

A field separate from the main writing field where you can enter tags to categorize the entry. You can later use these tags to search for specific past entries. Useful once you’ve racked up hundreds of days of writing.

New Feature Request Note from Amy Lynn on Thu, Mar 06
1 cup

750 Words prods me along every day! It’s helped me to prioritize my writing. And when I had a problem, Kellianne did a great job addressing it. I’m so grateful to Kellianne and Buster for starting 750 Words and maintaining it. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Lisa on Wed, Mar 05
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Lisa on Wed, Mar 05
3 cups

I am closing in on my 365 days badge. This site has made a real difference in my life and in my sense of myself as a writer. Writing every day. . . a lifelong intention that only came about because of 750 Words. Thanks !

Testimonial Note from Debra Lynn on Tue, Mar 04
1 cup

It allows me to write about how my day went or write part of a story.

Testimonial Note from Rachel Neugart on Mon, Mar 03