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

Laura Leyland
William Gibson
Ry Singletary
Cara Carnes
Cluttered Mind
Suzanne C Dubus
Jamie Windham
Vivian Iva
Karen Egee
Lily Iatridis
Jordan Ryskamp
Tanya Fouts
Shaan Rafiq
Teesa Houston
Melissa Scalf
Katey Shanahan
Lucas Wardell
Bev Morris
Alice Culp
Joseph Kane
Dalice Marie
Paul Curson
Ana Matamoros
Ashley Olstein
Nicole A Masters
Nicole Barnes
Koko Smith
Sid K.
Wade Nelson
Michael 🐺🐺
Sarah Rostance
zumdar armchair
Karoun Charkoudian
Faisal Dawoud
George Spinner
Danae Dinderman
Mountain Top
Diana Frost
Lida D
Marcia McDaniels
Charlotte Hawks
medea shaw
Terri Baas
Maria Mendez
Mary Gee
Jules Vennergaard
Mark Fujiwara
Arlene Mains
Emily Walsh
Matt Dawson
L. B.
A House
Maeghan Farnham
Tarah Moser
Lynn Whitney
Like the Lettuce
Seweryn Kalemba
Donna EaganBerry
Michale Kernan
Max Eddy
Ilsa W 🧀
Farran Moran Edwards
Terry F
Jackie June
madelyn catullo
Frederik Wallace
Buck Bradberry
Edith Oz
Virginia Robbins
Caroyl Scott
Robin Turner
Allison Librett
Ryan French
Jessica Williams
Kristin H
Katalina Bernal
Stephen Stretton
Joe Gallegos
Renate Lagzdina
kristin milton
Liam Kocher
Kevin Skaalure
Joanne B
Lynn E. O'Connor
Inès Lernould
Ragtime Annie
Rianna L.
Hannah Filer

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I just want to say I love this site. I have never been able to focus enough to write very consistently in the past, but ever since joining I actively take time out of my day to ensure that I can get a little writing done. Whether it’s working on story ideas I have, or having what I call a brain dump day, I always feel good knowing I’m keeping my streak alive and accomplishing something I love doing. Thank you!!

Testimonial Note from R. J. Deen on Mon, Jul 12
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email

I would personally like text reminders instead on email reminders!

New Feature Vote from BLC on Sun, Jul 11
1 cup

Yet another starter stopper redeemed. I am convinced this time this venue is for me. I am grateful for this site and feel in synch with all of you.

Testimonial Note from R. B. Farrer on Sat, Jul 10
2 cups

Thank you for the space to freewrite! It’s a great way to jump-start my brain in the mornings!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Fri, Jul 09
1 cup

I had been a member about a year ago and stopped because I felt that I was just writing to be writing. I have since started thinking seriously about writing a book. One of the statements I have heard over and over is – if you want to be a writer, you need to write every day. I was finding that very difficult to do without a platform. So, long story short, I have returned to this platform, and I can’t get over how much better my writing is. I can focus better because I have a place that I can brain dump and storm all by myself. I am so glad to be back!! Thank you for being here!

Testimonial Note from Cindy Richardson on Thu, Jul 08
3 cups
Label the stats pie charts with percentages? Allow searching on mood categories?

Could Data Labels be made visible to show the % of each feeling or subject in the stats pie charts? I am interested in tracking % Anxious affect across time.

Also, could the Search and Export feature be augmented to allow eg, finding entries with a majority of Anxious or of Affectionate affect?

New Feature Request Note from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Thu, Jul 08
1 cup

Everyday I am working on clearing my mind, 750 words is helping me daily is I so choose. Thank you, I am so grateful!

Testimonial Note from Mary Rainwater on Wed, Jul 07
1 cup
Testimonial Note from Joe Brennan on Tue, Jul 06
19 cups

My streak is broken, again— So, I give all my cups and I will annie-up my $10 for missing a day of writing. Today, I start again.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Jul 06
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jennifer Gigantino on Mon, Jul 05
1 cup

I must say that I am deeply grateful for this website. 750Words was recommended to me in a course I had taken on copywriting as I way of getting into the habit of writing daily. But it has been so much more than that for me.

You see, I have always been an avid journaler so daily writing is kinda my jam but on a deeply personal level. And there is a big difference between writing with a pen in my paper journal and writing in here. For some unknown and glorious reason I find that when I begin my daily writing in 750Words the skies open up and inspiration fills my heart. The work that comes through me ends up being the copy I use in my marketing efforts.

I love this website and am so very grateful that I found it. I hope you allow yourself to receive all the blessings available to you by writing your 750Words a day with us…

Testimonial Note from Keli Ackroyd on Fri, Jul 02
1 cup

I joined 750words in April of 2011 and am now (7/2021)
approaching 1 million words! This site has helped me through some extremely challenging times and been a resource that I used to help shape who I am today!

Testimonial Note from Kristin F on Thu, Jul 01
1 cup

I used to write on this site, looking out at the West Maui mountains – seeing the way the light would change the colors. I know that sounds like the start of a sappy novel and that’s OK – this is the place to write in any way you want to. Now I’m at a breakfast nook, it seemed the right move…and I am grateful for this space to find my way. Aloha.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Jul 01
25 cups

I have been on 750 Words since May 2011, and TODAY I finally hit 3 million words! I love this place for brainstorming, clearing my head, planning things, detailing my day—all kinds of reasons. There have been times when I haven’t felt like writing, but get on here and voila, I find things to write! Now that my streak is over 1000 days (after years of off-again on-again writing), writing on 750 Words is a well-ingrained habit. It’s nice to just get on and let my fingers go, typing whatever I feel like typing. So thank you, 750 Words, for the motivation to do my writing. Also, I love the badges—that tiny extra bit of motivation of working toward a badge is sometimes all I need.

Testimonial Note from Julia H. West on Mon, Jun 28
1 cup

I’d forgotten all about the site (I signed up a few years ago) & recently started psychotherapy. Somehow it just feels like the right time to back, & I’m thankful the site is still here. I love the analysis on the writing, & it’s way cheaper than therapy.

Testimonial Note from Nik on Sat, Jun 26
1 cup

Three days in and the jumbled, voluminous thoughts that always start my day are dumped! A clean slate to start the day. Creative ideas have appeared along with random “I want to”s and other sparks. I’m inspired to do this every day because it allows me to enjoy the wanderings of an early morning mind.

Testimonial Note from Kram G Llink on Wed, Jun 23
10 cups

I am now on attempt #3 to hit 100-day streak. I was so excited to have my streak restored after the outage…but then I just plumb forgot to write a few days later. Sigh.
I don’t always feel like writing, but I’ve only missed 2 or 3 days since February, and that’s pretty dang good! Thanks for this space. I appreciate it so much.

Testimonial Note from RuthThorson on Wed, Jun 23
58 cups

Dear 750words idea authors, implementors, site owners and all writers family!
Thank you so much for the possibility to be active, systematic, creative and well-minded all the time with you!
This time my streak was 222 days and now I will continue my practice on my own page, in Latvian.
Thank you once more and keep doing it! You are great!

Testimonial Note from Igors Trofimovs on Mon, Jun 21
1 cup
Writer block solution

I have trouble getting started. When I know the topic that I’m going to write, it is easier to start typing the 750 words.

Is it possible to enable adding a note for the next 7 days or 10 days so I can quickly add thoughts that I need to write about?

Currently, there is no way to enter a note or type content for future days. I understand this could be part of the design to focus on today.

But it will help people like me to allow a note or 30 words for future days.

Let me know your thoughts.

New Feature Request Note from Ulrich on Mon, Jun 21
1 cup

I don’t always know the way forward in life. I don’t always know if I’m making any kind of progress at all. At times like these, it helps to get back to basics. Write. Every day. Literally anything. This site has been helping me do that for a long, long time now.

Testimonial Note from Norvell Hedges on Sun, Jun 20
31 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Zack on Sat, Jun 19
3 cups

The way three cups of coffee (if I drank coffee) might have kept a day going, so does 750words keep my brain connected to my pen (if I wrote with a pen). I am lighter than I was before and more frail (if I were frail) but nonetheless writing is as good for the soul as it ever was.Thanks for building and maintaining this corner of the webby world.

Testimonial Note from Caroline Ledeboer on Fri, Jun 18
10 cups
Your encoding is still broken!

Dear family and other good people here,

Please fix the encoding bug. I’m desperate: more than seven days already all my Cyrillic text turns into ???? once it’s saved and the page is refreshed.

Afterwards, I hope you can help restoring the content. The streak is fine, but the content is “?” everywhere.

New Feature Request Note from Crius Uranus on Thu, Jun 17
3 cups
More text analysis

GIven how much has changed on the AI front, I wonder about GPT-3 and other language processing models having an impact on the sort of therapeutic work we have all been able to do here, Buster. Lots that could be teased out on this and it could dilute and otherwise perfect site, but just brainstorming a bit this morning and tossing 3 cups your way.

New Feature Vote from Eric Nentrup on Tue, Jun 15
1 cup

I’m here on one of the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands looking out over a gorgeous sea. This is the kind of place where people come to clear their hearts and minds and to find peace. This morning the island is having it’s way with me and I am grounded and comfortable. But amazingly, this site is a peaceful getaway for me everyday — even when I’m not slathered with mineral based, reef friendly sun screen. Because of 750 words, I wake up wherever I am and find my way to clarity by opening my computer in my own home, a Holiday Inn, or this little bit of paradise. It’s a powerful reminder that peace is within me — independent of my environment. Thank you for providing me with such a friendly and supportive platform for relflection.

PS: But this is still pretty nice. xoxo

Testimonial Note from MamaJane on Tue, Jun 15
25 cups

Thank you so much to Buster and Kelli Anne for fixing all those streaks when the site was down! I was nearing my thousand day streak (for the second time, after messing up not long after achieving the first), and I was so concerned when I couldn’t log in to write that night.

I depend on this site every day to dump all the stuff in my brain so I can go to bed with a clear head, and not dwell on the day. Someday I will want to look back over all I wrote during the pandemic, but I am not ready to look at that yet, just as hope has returned and vaccines have made a difference. But thanks to this site, I know it will be there when I am ready. Thanks so much!!!

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Rose on Tue, Jun 15
10 cups
Hover Titles

I would love otbe able to give a title to each day’s writing—say, one or two words. Then, I could log in and hover the mouse over any of the days of the month and the title that I gave it would appear. Or is this what tags are for? Except I want unique titles, not reused tags.

New Feature Request Note from Joline Olson on Wed, Jun 09
5 cups

Just to say THANK YOU for restoring my streak after the outage.

Testimonial Note from Ingeborg Kooiman on Wed, Jun 09
2 cups

This is a big thank you to Buster and Kellianne for dealing with the server error last evening (6/7/21) from both a technology and an “oh god I can’t write my daily words what’ll happen to my Monthly Challenge/Pegagus/Double Flock” goals.

You guys are just the best. One of the big reasons I came back after four years of pretty much hit-or-miss participation.

A deep sigh of relief and a huge thank you.;…

Bill, high above District X where the NON-X-Men mutants hang out…

Testimonial Note from Bill Wright on Wed, Jun 09
17 cups

I am an amateur writer, and one day I hope to become a published amateur writer. 750words has given me that boost I needed to gain the habit to write every day. I have many projects close to finish now thanks to this site.

Thank you 750 team!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Jun 08