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

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O. Brent D.
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Eric Arzubi
Brenda Czich
Kimberly Han
Dan Bugbee
Adrian Durlej
Ashley Kristine
Paula Skaggs
Darryl Li
Michael Ingalls
Joseph Chandler
Pauline Almond
Steph Crowder
Peter Dodds
Andy Shartzer
Emily May
KiKi L'Italien
Connor Allison
Rachel Hwang
Vanessa Doake
Laura Fagundes
Shruti Reddy
Erin Stutland
Barnaby Spring
Gregory Capra
Anna Gratzl
Paul Brunts
Pam Driscoll
Juliana Ivey
Aspiring Daily Writer
James Nelson
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Rain Rues
Carly Rymar
Nicole Kincaid
Jonas Hannes
Shaan Rafiq
Joseph Ray
LaTonya Gibbs
Phoenix Greyfae
Sash Fin
Mélina Kempf
Tamika Lewis
Suzanne Coady
David Lee
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Eve Marie
Jenny K.
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Michelle Brown
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Rachel Charlesworth
Laura Artero
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Notes of inspiration from members

7 cups

Thank you for this site! As I wrote my words today, my heart gradually shifted from harboring ill will towards someone, to discovering my own insecurities, accepting my shortcomings, and finally being at peace and feeling hopeful for the future.

Testimonial Note from Monti Cello on Tue, May 04
10 cups

I signed up for this service as a paid member five years ago today. It was a little erratic at first, but I’m sitting on a nearly three and a half year long streak at this point. (I had a year and blew it. I was pretty depressed about that, actually, and missed most of a week while I was sulking.) “Have you done your journal entry?” is a loving reminder daily from my partner, who knows how much it helps me emotionally to have this outlet. Thank you for all you do, Kellianne and Buster.

Testimonial Note from Shadowsinger on Tue, May 04
1 cup
More text analysis

How about doing it in Spanish? Aren’t there enough Spanish speaking writers?

New Feature Vote from Alibastre on Tue, May 04
101 cups

This website, along with exercise and meditation, helped me out of a severe mental funk several years ago. And since then, the exercise and meditation come and go, but the words remain. My family knows I need to write my words every day. These words are the most consistent thing in my life. I do not always feel like I’m “clearing” my mind when I write my words. In fact, sometimes the entire entry will be about how annoying it is to have to write them, how I’m not in the mood. But still, I write them. I’ve missed a couple of days along the way: once when my grandfather died, once when my mother-in-law was rushed to the hospital, and once, on a random Thursday, when I just plain forgot. But it’s OK to be a turkey again for a few days. These daily words have meant more to me than I can express in a note like this. They are central to my personality and how I understand the world around me. Thank you for this service.

Testimonial Note from Ethan W. on Mon, May 03
2 cups

Today is a special day for me on, my 1000th consecutive day. More than that, by a happy conincidence, today is my birthday. No, I won’t report the number of consecutive years. But you get the idea.

For all of my years, my daily words on 750words has helped me become a better writer.

Testimonial Note from Miriam Hatkin on Mon, May 03
15 cups

This is my first 750 Words Anniversary! I started using this fabulous site On May 2, 2020. I am so grateful for what it’s done for me. I am ONE day short of having this be Day 366, because I broke my streak once, about 140 days in, for no reason! But that was an incredible lesson learned, and I am now 225 days into a second streak (a couple of times, thanks to a 750 friend nudging me). Even though I write a total hodgepodge of journal entries, lecture notes, book summaries, formal papers, blog entries, listicles, and even correspondence drafts, it IS all writing. I am so grateful to 750 Words for having helped me build the habit of writing every day and for having figured out such a lovely way for us all to hold ourselves accountable. Thank you, 750 Word Makers! :)

Testimonial Note from Antje Anderson on Sun, May 02
4 cups
Add Historical Journal Entries

I have been writing journal entries for some time using other mediums, such as a text editor. I would love the ability to upload these to 750words so that I can get the text analytics insights from these entries, and understand the patterns that might be there without waiting to build up new entries in 750words.

I can image being able to select a date and copy in text for that day. This would not contribute to points.

New Feature Request Note from Adam Murray on Sun, May 02
3 cups

I don’t write here as much as I used to but whenever I come back 750words is still here. A friendly, familiar comfort. Thanks for keeping it going!

Testimonial Note from Liz Ahl on Sun, May 02
10 cups


Testimonial Note from Wonde on Sun, May 02
1 cup
Improve the writing page

more creative and fun features. I’m sure others have made wonderful ideas for this I’d love

New Feature Vote from pat ricia on Sat, May 01
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from pat ricia on Sat, May 01
2 cups

I’ve only been at this for a little over a month now, but WOW. This site has totally changed my attitude about writing. No longer is it something that I dread and drags out endlessly… no! I’m actually excited about it! I am finishing my dissertation this term, and am writing more on that every day since I have started using as a place to warm up my brain and my fingers, to work through problems, or to just think about anything else besides my dissertation. I can’t wait to see where I will be a year from now— hopefully at a 365 day streak!

Testimonial Note from Shackleford McGhee on Thu, Apr 29
5 cups
Prodigal Badge

Last summer, I somehow completed three months of writing! Awesome!

Then I started faltering. Then I convinced myself that I was still doing it, just less. .. And then I stopped.

Finally I had to admit to myself that… yeah, I actually had stopped.

Several months later, after some faltering attempts, Here I am again.

What I propose: A New Badge!
The purpose is to encourage a faltered writer who has returned to continue writing by surprising them with positive feedback.

If a writer writes 750 words in a day, after having not written for a month, surprise them with a new badge! “The prodigal returns” could be a name for it, but that’s a bit wordy iissm. Maybe just “Prodigal Child”. Or something like “Honey I’m Home” or the like. You could shorten that by calling it the “Parrot” badge.

This brings up the question: What if they do it again after having gotten the badge?

We could make multiple badges:
- Parrot: First time back
- For the Birds: Back again
- Rockin’ Robins: Third time

Another option is an ephemeral badge… One that basically evaporates if you disappear for more than a month again, and is thus re-awarded upon return. (Might be simpler.)

In the second case, since I’ve come up with cool bird-themed badge names, how about a series of badges for: Returned (parrot), Return and writing for at least a week (Jay-bird streak) and a month (rockin’ robins)?

What do you think?

New Feature Request Note from Jeremy Rumble on Tue, Apr 27
1 cup

Thanks for this space. It definitely helps me clarify my thoughts.

Testimonial Note from Weiting Kuo on Mon, Apr 26
3 cups

A place to find peace – to come home to, a place that is a touch point that I sometimes lose track of. But I always come back, especially when the days blur together, especially now. Thank you for this site.

Testimonial Note from Ashley Kopetzky on Sun, Apr 25
1 cup

I am absolutely thrilled to have just passed the 500k word mark. Without this site I would never have managed to put this many words on paper. I enjoy the cathartic effect of just letting whatever is on my mind on any given day flow out through my fingertips. Thank you, 750 words.

Testimonial Note from Lynn Porter on Sat, Apr 24
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I’d love to be able to use italics, bold, and underlining! Also it should be obvious how to get back to the writing page for the day- like all I should have to do is click today. Love this site and am eternally grateful for it!

New Feature Vote from danielle jellykins on Sat, Apr 24
2 cups
Improve the Today page
New Feature Vote from Nora Ozolanta on Sat, Apr 24
3 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Nora Ozolanta on Sat, Apr 24
16 cups
Explanation/Evidence on why I get certain stats

I’d love to have more information on why I got a particular stat. i.e Why did I get positive instead of negative? What words did I use that triggered this?
What words did I use to make hearing much higher than sight or touch? What words made up my “upset” piece of pie?

New Feature Request Note from Caz_png on Fri, Apr 23
1 cup

I end up using this site as a canvas to help untangle some knots in my brain, which has been helpful in sorting out the days when they all seem to blur together.

Testimonial Note from esaevian on Thu, Apr 22
5 cups

750words has become indispensable to my day.
Thank you, Kellianne and Buster, for this wonderful wonderful space that you’ve built.

I had a 204 day streak going which broke a few days ago because of a haphazard schedule. I was furious about it because that streak took time and effort to build.

There are no shortcuts here, you show up everyday and keep typing. So missing that day hurt. A lot.

But I’m back at it now. Because it’s all about picking yourself up and getting back at it, no matter how much you hate that moment of failure.

Keep writing. Keep exploring.

Testimonial Note from Abhi on Thu, Apr 22
1 cup

I feel better about myself when I am using this brilliant site. I produce! I get the thoughts down! I can let them go and move on to new thoughts! I have a record of my thoughts! I have material to draw on for blog posts or scripts. And this site ‘game-ifies" writing, which I didn’t think would work on me, but it totally does. Cannot recommend it enough.

Testimonial Note from Courtney Daniels on Wed, Apr 21
10 cups

I love this site so much. It has helped me to create the best kind of habit—a writing habit. Thank you Kellianne and Buster. And thank you, too, for repairing my streak this week when something weird happened (probably me) and it didn’t record my time off! You are wonderful people.

Testimonial Note from Vicky Quinn Fraser on Mon, Apr 19
1 cup

I’d heard about this exercise and didn’t really see what all the fuss was about. However, having just completed my first 30-day streak, I can now confidently say that I get it. I’m more confident in my writing, I’m faster at touch-typing, and I look forward to knocking out 750 words a day as part of my morning routine. That you for putting this site together.

Testimonial Note from Matthew Watson on Tue, Apr 13
1 cup
A better mobile site

I would love it if this site could be responsive for mobile. Currently, I switch to desktop mode on my mobile chrome browser whenever I want to write 750 words. So, please do work on a better mobile site where responsiveness is there for screens of all sizes. It would be incredibly helpful. :)

At the same time, please don’t forget options to adjust text size on mobile site because different users will have different preferences. Thank you.

New Feature Vote from Ananya on Tue, Apr 13
1 cup
Improve the patronage features

There seems to be a bug with note of inspiration. I had two cups of patronage, but when I clicked on a feature vote submission, two duplicate notes were created and both my cups were used. :(
You can see the proof here.

I was hoping to write a testimonial note, but that’s gone now. Now, I am editing the duplicate note with the hope that this bug comes to attention and is fixed. P.S: I didn’t click on new note. I just clicked twice on the pop-up/overlay of the feature entry option. Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Ananya on Tue, Apr 13
35 cups

Just reached a streak of 3000 days. This site has changed my life. I’ve not published, but consistency with one habit flows into consistency with others. And that’s helpful to be sure. Thanks Buster and Kellianne—and all my fellow writers. This site is incredible!

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Wed, Apr 07
1 cup
"Slow Tortoise" badge - for people who take more than 5 hours to finish their 750 words

Since people seem to love and need new badges, i am putting out suggestions in case others like them. This one was suggested by my friend Andy, for writers who take their time and spend the day writing a little here and there, adding up to 750 words. This would be an acknowledgment that sometimes the process is just different. Maybe not 10 days in a row, though?

Please refine in comments if you like – I’m just spitballing here, trying to have fun and encourage people to add ideas for badges instead of putting it all on Kellianne and Buster to think of them.


New Feature Request Note from Peregrine on Tue, Apr 06
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Today I made a “new feature” request for a specific badge, “Back on the Horse” — for anyone who breaks their streak but gets back to writing and starts a new streak.

I would like to encourage others to think of specific badges that would feel meaningful to earn – to not put all the pressure on Kellianne and Buster to come up with everything.

I’m happy to spend a cup of patronage to vote for new badges, and also to challenge folks to do the same, as well as suggest what might inspire you!

Keep writing!

New Feature Vote from Peregrine on Tue, Apr 06