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

Tom Will Smith
Brian Freia
Lauren Fichtel
Regie Bariuan
ShinyAeon
scott gallagher
writer girl
Malory Marlatte
Greg Langlois
John Wayne
Tim
Vicky
dexter baudelaire
Perrin Rynning
CT
walt johnson
Adam Edward Trdan-Schmidt
Joshua Adam Coyle
Kegan Whaley
Rebecca Silliman
Darby Jack
Christie Buchele
Mari
JY Nona
Farhan Ali
Angela Kolp
Erik Dugan
Diane Cunningham
Diane Winter
Chell Mendiola
Casie Dean
Lorraine Haataia
TC
Megan Coale
Joanna Dolan
Emily Pawley
Amy Roth
Marit Sletnes
Noora Anwahi
Maeve Jones
Deborah Hinton
Charles Strickland
Mary McDermott
Kate Hill
Gloriam Dei
Tatiana E.
Samuel L Appelbaum
Juliet Parrott-Merrell
Danielle Leslie
Douglas Allen
Daniel Ice
Jordana Rosenfeld
Alana Reynolds
Heather Vorhies
Lindsay Thrift Politi
Lukas Sonntag
Claire Hattie
Nik Vestberg
Rene Guyton
Judi Otton
Rebecca Hyde
Noelle Shema
Natalie Norton
Kate Hennigan
Danielle
Riikka Prattes
Gray Solomon
Kevin Patrick Rolston
Ken Warun
Mitch D. Russell
Kirsty Shields
Mary Freier
Lou Friton
Nick Clarkson
Claire Anderson
Tash Wong
Sylvia R.
jane goeke
Tatiana Prue
Chanpheng Lewis
Lawrence Ballew
Ellie
Ingrid Turk
Charles S
RAD
Chloe Tonge
Julianna
Christopher Woodum
Eska Scott
William Embling
Oleg
Boris
Ana Alonso
Zlatka Csenar
Mika Haaranen
Lynne Ogilvy
Kieran
Andrew Jones
Kristin Yoder

Notes of inspiration from members

2 cups
Improve the patronage features
New Feature Vote from Melissa Scavetta on Sat, Jun 23
3 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Melissa Scavetta on Sat, Jun 23
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Melissa Scavetta on Sat, Jun 23
3 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Melissa Scavetta on Sat, Jun 23
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I love the little illustrations and enjoy whenever new ones are awarded – keep ’em coming :o)

New Feature Vote from Jane Noesgaard Larsen on Thu, Jun 21
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love the badges – anything to compete for, even against myself, motivates me to keep writing. :-)

New Feature Vote from Cheney Meaghan on Wed, Jun 20
1 cup
A better mobile site

This would just make it easier to do this on the go. Also NIGHT MODE plz.

New Feature Vote from Francesca Gaspar on Mon, Jun 18
1 cup

750 Words keeps me grounded. I mostly use the daily ritual to write down my long term and short term goals. This in turn helps me focus my days work on what’s important. And when life throws unpleasantness my way, the freedom to write it out often takes the edge of the pain, tiredness or problem. Unexpected ideas and solutions sometimes come as a bonus…

Testimonial Note from Chelai on Wed, Jun 13
1 cup
Night Mode

like reddit enhancement suite’s night mode, a setting comfortable on the eyes.

New Feature Request Note from lyz on Wed, Jun 13
1 cup
A better mobile site

with night mode

New Feature Vote from lyz on Wed, Jun 13
1 cup

750 words has helped me to steel myself every morning, when my anxiety is at it’s worst. I used to wake up frazzled and unsure of what to do with my day but 750 words has helped me to be more efficient with putting my feelings into words and helped to clear out the thoughts eating my concentration away. My mind is clearer and calmer after a writing session and I can concentrate and plan for the things that matter.

Testimonial Note from lyz on Wed, Jun 13
1 cup
Secure server for writing

I would feel so much better knowing that what I am writing is encrypted and backed up. I hope you will move in this direction!

New Feature Vote from Erica Iannotti on Tue, Jun 12
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from V.R. Gregg on Tue, Jun 12
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Amy on Sun, Jun 10
1 cup

A great resource to store data and thoughts.

Testimonial Note from Laura Bennett on Sat, Jun 09
1 cup

I love how 750 words has helped me see my state of mind as I make important decisions, and what I care about. It is so useful to see my writing laid out like this, and it has helped me have epiphanies over the last several weeks.

Testimonial Note from Mazarine on Thu, Jun 07
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Wed, Jun 06
1 cup

I like the structure of this site. There’s something really refreshing about the idea that every day is a blank page, waiting to be filled with words. I’m finding the daily writing helpful, especially on stressful days. Helps to clear my head at the end of the day!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Jun 06
1 cup

This has allowed me to get things out of my head that I really needed to get out but didn’t have a safe place to do so. Thanks a bunch.

Testimonial Note from Detrick DeBurr on Tue, Jun 05
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Dr Mar on Mon, Jun 04
1 cup

I’m so blessed to have found 750 words. I can write with confidence that my writing is protected from everyone.
Thank you for creating this site for all of us.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Jun 02
5 cups
Security and Privacy Upgrades

There is a lot of personal data I put up here, I would love to know that Kellianne and Buster are always looking for ways to ensure that our privacy is kept (Resting data encryption, 2FA).

New Feature Request Note from Ben Klein on Sat, Jun 02
1 cup

Just started using this website last month. 23 days and counting of writing 750 or more words. Feels good to get into a groove of writing. Also, the act of clearing out all the unwanted garbage from my head first thing in the day has really helped me get a little more peace.

Testimonial Note from Scotty A on Sat, Jun 02
50 cups

750Words.com saved my sanity. This morning I passed 2 million words. I’ve completed 750 words for 1374 days in the past six years. Those first few years were rocky attempts to get some routine. My longest “run” was 267 days until I got stuck at an airport in Crete with no wireless. But by then the habit was entrenched.

The first 750 words each day clear my head of all the toxic waste which gathers there. I wake up each morning full of errant thoughts. Writing about each opens them to fresh air. All my problems blow away when exposed.

And then I can write clearly. Which is a good thing because my day job needs a lot of writing.

Thanks Kellianne and Buster.
Testimonial Note from Peter Carruthers on Sat, Jun 02
1 cup
A better mobile site

a mobile app would be supreme!

New Feature Vote from Ashley Burnside on Fri, Jun 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Pawan Pawar on Wed, May 30
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Robert Wiedemann on Mon, May 28
2 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Sat, May 26
1 cup

Love this site. Joined in 2012, and wrote pretty regularly, but when my words failed to serve on what would have been the 100th day of my streak, I got discouraged, and for the next six years I only wrote sporadically. Then…I want to make some really big changes in my life and a Chinese Astrologist told me to get those changes started I needed to WRITE. So hear I am, 144 days and going, finally got that Phoenix badge, and I look forward to it every day, Even wrote every day of my vacation in Costa Rica in January/February! And the big changes, well, they’re starting to happen, little by little.

Testimonial Note from Tara Baxendale on Thu, May 24
1 cup
A better mobile site

Hello lovely 750 Words! I am always on the go and I end up writing my thoughts in the notes section of my phone – which is fine! Just an extra step to my experience. However, a mobile site/app (for apple and android) would be absolutely incredible! This website brings so much peace and joy to my being – it would be even more amazing to make it more accessible to a wider range of folks that are out and about often. Anyway, thank you for your existence! Much love!

New Feature Vote from Katherine Marie on Thu, May 24