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

taryn dubreuil
Kathryn Witherington
Noah Ryan
Stephani Roberts
Jane Barnes
Natalee Dawn
Rob Wilson
Kai Jellinghaus
Selome Samuel
Sorrah ET
Sophia Katz
Rene Bee
James Swanton
Tanya Ozkan
adrianna martin
Josh Chong
Electra Hawthorn
LD Green
Victoria Rodriguez
Virat Kapur
Sue Dix
Reena Spansail
shake it with julie schatz zumba
Fran Beaconsfield
Russell Morris
Emily Fasold
Patrick Fang
Sheila Kershaw
Kristen Kearby
Matthew B
Darryl Parks
Gemma Painter
Obden mondesir
Konstantin Antipenko
Molly Duncan
Judy Craddock
Kelly YUAN
Alice Wright
Gregory Gray
Riley Daniels
Virginia Ann Grant
Kaitlin W
Tom Holowka
Hayley Turner
Marina Sampanes Peed
Catarina Serra
B. Nance
Gideon Vale
Michelle Cho
Bethany Bunnell
Elizabeth award
Marcos Gabriel Chisholm
Huang Bingjie
Poppy T.
Lisa Fess
Deborah Dunham
Tiong Hee Khoo
Glenn R. Cochran
Melanie Reef
Beverly J Holland
Jamie Saphow
Kayla Cornish
Michael Kestler
Priscilla Ferreira
Jennifer Byer
Hillary Horvath
Charlotte Preston
Christopher R. Cotten
Cathy Bellanca
Isra Jawad
Dave Boehm
Philip Neil Eldred
Matthew Espinoza
Tiffany Ku
Michelle Kozycz
Laurie Rogers
Matthew Romain
Nadia Gribkova
Robert Pagano
Kelli Thompson
John J Kocan
Joel Boomer
R. J. Deen
Becky L
Tyler Seegars
Chelsea Terris Scott

Notes of inspiration from members

20 cups

I want to thank you for maintaining this site. I have been part of the clan since near keyboards were sticks and stones. I have grown from a journalist to, short story writer, now for the second time, I will spend November writing a book. Over this last year, I have created an enthusastic following for my short stories. My last streak, the one I am on now is 223 days long and in that time I have posted 285 short stories. I found my calling, and it is writing. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Sharon Campbell on Mon, Aug 23
1 cup

I started writing about 7 years ago finishing the book and sending it out to agents. i received a few critique’s and implemented them immediately. Finding information on the web and at the library to figure what I was doing wrong. I have sent that book out 30 time, I have rewritten it 4 times.
I’ve tried to read the book and I don’t like it, there’s something missing and I have no idea what it is. I read new writers books and they seem to have the same problem. I have figured its the telling of the story, which makes the book become completely boring after a while no matter how good the story. I saw it, but how do I fix it? That was the question and then a friend told me about 750 words a day, and because I was writing so sporadically I felt I would never figure it out. So I started the 750 words a day. I started just writing and I must be honest the first few weeks was mostly about me tryin to figure out what to say in 750 words and how hard it was. I finally started writing other things. I did 87 days in the morning before my day started and then missed one day having to start all over again, that was such a bummer and I had no idea it would affect me like it did. So when I started again I started writing scenes for stories, some were particular to an idea others were just made up. My imagination stretched, I met my 100 day streak and the pride I felt was immeasurable.
I’m still learning but the one thing I got is that new writers tell their stories, and and and she said, he said, they sat, they ate and experienced writers allow you to tell the story with their vivid writing of feelings, and getting into the protagonist’s mind and sharing that. i still don’t have it but I’m getting better and better in my writing. I can even read some of my writing without cringing, thanks to 750 words.
Oh and the badges, oh my god, genius. I didn’t know that kid in me craved attention and those badges gives me that. I’m like a fat kid in a candy store. Thank you so much750 words. I love this site.

Testimonial Note from Sundra Nunley on Mon, Aug 23
1 cup

I awakened this morning — extra early — with anxiety deep in my chest. I was too tired last night before bed to reopen my 750 Words account. I closed it —for the second time — a few months ago, when things seemed to be going well. This morning I recognize that the tension I feel in the center of my being is an accumulation of thoughts, feelings, emotions, observations and even solutions asking to be brought forth. The regular journal didn’t work — I have some joint pain that makes that much writing uncomfortable. The bullet journal didn’t work—too cute. One Note didn’t work—doesn’t feel private. And keeping it all in doesn’t work. Five dollars a month is not too much to pay for the outlet that allows my soul to speak. Upon signing on, I find new life in the home-base of 750 words! The creators have been listening. I appreciate this sense of connection, all the while most private. And now I know that my Creator will be listening. Thanks, all!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Aug 23
2 cups
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from David EH on Sun, Aug 22
1 cup

What a nice and simple concept! I’m very happy to have found this place and am excited to see where 750 words a day can lead.

Testimonial Note from Tia D on Sat, Aug 21
5 cups
Downloadable Text Analysis

Just add a link at the Setting > Export page with the monthly data behind the daily stats. I would love to play around with it and share some long-term mood analysis with the 750words community. :)

New Feature Request Note from Nigini Oliveira on Thu, Aug 19
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Tom Edden on Mon, Aug 16
10 cups

Today is really a special day here at 750 Words for me. I complete another badge…THREE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF INPUT. I started this run during a period of job search, and have kept the streak alive during several contracts and more searches.

I have created from basically nowhere but the theater of the/my mind
>a novella
>many chapters for several novels, all incomplete
>a long-running and now languishing fable of my alter-ego who exists in my Place of Repose.
>my most recent run is probably the most fun I’ve had recently…a sort of flash fiction using writing prompts from various sources I find around the ’Net and from ideas Diana provides occasionally.

Ironically, what I don’t use Seven Hundred Fifty Words for is a journal or a data dump. I suppose, especially recently, that function has been taken on by the protagonists in my flash fiction. And I am okay with that.

Another somewhat ironic fact is that I’ve been hanging around Seven Hundred Fifty Words for years. I was really sporadic in that time frame and didn’t really get serious about serial input until a year ago.

The other notches in the Seven Hundred Fifty Word gun belt are badges.

The Days sequential… the Seven Hundred Fifty Word Habit is now ingrained. Today I join the twelve hundred plus folks who have achieved this goal.

What is the next badge? In the not-so-distant future…I’ll have to do a closer estimate, so this may be off by a couple of days, I’ll hit five hundred thousand words…a “double flock”. With today’s input I should be in the four hundred forty thousand neighborhood. Since I am averaging just under a thousand words a day, the double flock is about sixty days out…so sometime in October I should join the Double Flock group.

And after that? Five hundred days in the next Time badge. After today, five hundred days is about five plus months, so somewhere near the end of January, likely, for that one.

And therein lies the biggest irony of all. I have never been motivated by awards of any sort. For some bizarre reason, SHFW badges are personally meaningful.

Stay tuned…I’ll be here

Testimonial Note from Bill Wright on Sat, Aug 14
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Danielle Peloquin on Thu, Aug 12
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Danielle Peloquin on Thu, Aug 12
1 cup

Because of this website, I managed to start writing more than I should. I write here every day early in the morning to build my writing habits but I find myself fall in love with this website even more. It has been a commitment device for me to keep on writing. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Nutmeg on Tue, Aug 10
10 cups

Thank you, 750 words – today marks the day I have written at least 750 words every day for 500 days.

I can hardly believe it, but there the badge is.

Thank you for helping me believe in myself!

Testimonial Note from Yonmei onIJ on Fri, Aug 06
25 cups

I want to send my compliments to this site because my life has been significantly enhanced by having the accountability to write every day. However, I am saddened that my 400 plus day streak was broken on June 20th because of a power outage. It happened on a Sunday evening. I had written 689 words but had not yet saved it and certainly not yet finished when the power went down, causing me to lose my internet connection. The power did not come back on until way after midnight at 3 AM the next morning. Unfortunately, I did not complete my 750 words and therefore lost my streak. Oh well, life comes at you fast when you depend on the internet. I still love this site and am now starting on my next 400-day streak.

Testimonial Note from JRMcK on Thu, Aug 05
1 cup

I am working on writing my first book and am using 750Words to keep myself on track for daily writing goals. Thank you for making this site easy to use and ridiculously fun with badges, and streaks. I love it!

Testimonial Note from Lisa on Tue, Aug 03
38 cups has been (and continues to be) a wonderful place to put words to a nice blank page, thus emptying your head, keeping up on typing skills, and keeping the creative juices flowing. After innumerable “almosts”, shooting for 500 days in a row, I finally made it back in June. But with that I found that I had been more so concentrating on the streak rather than the writing, so I have decided it is a good time to take a break and reassess. Can’t say thanks enough to Buster and Kellianne for this wonderful site. I have been using it since 2011 and it has been fabulous. I hope to return soon, but if not – smiles to all!!

Testimonial Note from Jim Bartlett on Mon, Aug 02
1 cup

I’ve really enjoyed using this site. I have started and stopped a few times, but I realize that’s just what I need in those moments. I enjoy the badge challenges, and it’s nice to have a benchmark to try to beat when I do stop and start again. It’s so helpful to do a brain dump in the mornings!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Aug 01
2 cups
Word cloud for languages other than Englishq

Hey, it will be really great, if you include a most used words cloud for writers in languages other than English. I realize that content analysis is not possible, but simple “most used words” should be relatively simple :) Otherwise, it’s a great service, I love it :)

New Feature Request Note from Niya Yanakieva on Sun, Aug 01
1 cup

Today marks my 100th day of writing and I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you! Writing my 750 words a day has become a cherished part of my routine every morning. It allows me to acknowledge and release all of my mischief in a completely safe space. And more importantly it allows me to tap into inspiration so that I can bring my best self forward into every day. Looking forward to the next 100 days…

Testimonial Note from Keli Ackroyd on Sat, Jul 31
1 cup

Simepre me a gustado escribir pero me a faltado dedicación para para convertirlo en un habito, cuando recién inicie me parecía imposible escribir 750 palabras todos los dias, pase que con el tiempo se convierte en algo que realmente disfrutas, es un habito que te ayuda a aclarar tus pensamientos muchas veces y una forma de deshago de tu dia a dia, esta pagina puede ser lo que tu quieres desde un diario hasta un blog de notas para tu dia a dia, te animo a que comiences en este habito que te ayudará a ser mas proactivo, en mi caso que soy copywriter me a ayudado a desarrollar el habito de escribir sin parar, mucha suerte a todos y bendiciones <3.

Testimonial Note from Andy Vera Macias on Mon, Jul 26
10 cups

Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for fixing my accidentally broken streak. I’m working on the night bat badge so I’ve been writing later at night for that. I got to my 750 words the other night then switched screens before it saved. Then I forgot to go back and make sure it saved before going to bed. When I realized what happened the next morning I was devastated. I was going to just start over on my streak but decided to reach out to Buster and Kellianne just in case they could fix something like that. I kept going on my days while waiting to hear back and this morning I woke up to an email saying my streak was restored! So very thankful. 😊

Testimonial Note from Missy Bedell on Sat, Jul 24
1 cup

For one thing it learned me to type in the dark. For another I noticed that my keyboard is starting to give a visual statistic of the letters of the alphabet that I preferred to use! After a million words…

Testimonial Note from Emil E de Villiers on Wed, Jul 21
3 cups

I first started using 750 Words ten years ago. After my marriage ended in 2013, I started getting consistent in my writing. Although my streaks don’t look very impressive, my morning routine has three essential parts now: a pot of tea, my ADHD medication, and 20 minutes of writing. Thanks, Buster and Kellianne, for helping me keep it together!

Testimonial Note from Merri-Todd Webster on Wed, Jul 21
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jennelle Henderson on Tue, Jul 20
5 cups

This has been an incredibly hard year or so for most people. To have a place to record your thoughts, and encourage you to keep trying to find a little space for mental reflection in the chaos, has been invaluable.

Testimonial Note from I Butterfield on Mon, Jul 19
3 cups

I started using 750 Words a couple of months ago. I’m a freelance writer, so I’m always writing, but I barely have time to write for myself. 750 Words solved that. In a way, it’s like a journal of my day and also a collection of thoughts, musings, and everything else. Thanks for putting this up! I’m looking forward to writing every day in the years to come with the help of 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from tojtwl on Mon, Jul 19
3 cups

I have to say, I love the flowers in the support email if I have already completed my words. I love it enough to actually open the email, which is really saying something!! Writing is a gift to myself (and probably also to anyone who comes into contact with my much-less-addled self, after having spent time on my 750) and the flowers are a simple but very felt thank you. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from nancy s on Sun, Jul 18
1 cup
Maybe change default font

One of the first things I did when I signed up for 750 words was change the default font on my own entries from Comic Sans. But it’s still the default on the rest of the site—I do appreciate the levity, but perhaps it’s time for a change to a less intrusive typeface? (Although as I type this, I realize my own strong feelings about type might not be commonly held, and that others might have a sentimental attachment to your default font….)

New Feature Request Note from WhatKindofDog on Sat, Jul 17
5 cups

Thank you for maintaining this simple and very efficient site that allows us to spend part of our day in written contemplation. I tell so many friends (and my writing students) about 750 words, hoping they will take advantage of this tool to help maintain their writing practice.

Testimonial Note from WhatKindofDog on Sat, Jul 17
15 cups
Streak Freeze

like Duolingo’s, just enough lee-way to deal with technical issues without having to pester the admins, but not abusable enough to maintain a streak without actually putting work in.

New Feature Request Note from Lambchaikies on Wed, Jul 14
1 cup

was a keen 750 words writer for a year or so and it really cleansed myself in ways not much else could.
It was me in front of a page just typing along, angry, sad, funny,get it all out kind of writing. No plan, no set guide lines just a blank page.
Boy did i need that.
Four and a bit years later, i come back for a while and let the blank page do the talking while I type.

Testimonial Note from jeannine kauffmann on Tue, Jul 13