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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Notes of inspiration from members

3 cups

750 Words has been such an important part of my last year. Writing every day is where the real power is. But there was something about the nudges and the vibe that inspired me to get started and I’ve been going ever since. It frames writing as something important enough to do every day but also, somehow, takes away the fear of taking everything too seriously. Not sure how you pulled that off. Thanks for making such a focused, thoughtful tool. It has truly helped me.

Testimonial Note from Benjamin Welch on Mon, Sep 02
3 cups

Before 750 words, it was hard for me to feel proud of my writing because I’ve always wanted it to be perfect. Even looking through journal entries from when I was a child makes my inner critic cringe. How silly—I don’t need to hold myself to high standards when I’m simply recounting my day!

All it took was a bit of consistent practice for me to internalize that writing is a pleasant task and that my stream-of-consciousness entires don’t need to be edited or judged.

I appreciate having a safe space to write without judgement. It’s a lot of fun. : -)

Testimonial Note from Chris on Sat, Aug 31
1 cup

Need this to force me to put my thoughts done
Nothing else like it

Testimonial Note from Fermin Romo on Thu, Aug 29
5 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jane K on Thu, Aug 29
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Jane K on Thu, Aug 29
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Jane K on Thu, Aug 29
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Amro on Thu, Aug 29
10 cups

I used to be really undisciplined about my writing habits. I could go through phases of writing daily for 20 or 30 days and then not write again for a year. Although I’ve only properly started using 750words.com in the past year, it’s made a huge difference in my writing; even if I do mostly use the site as a brain dump. I wanted to build and maintain the habit because I’m nearing the end of my creative writing degree so I also use it for mini freewrites from time to time.
I’ve referenced this site more times than I can count in my academic work too! My magpie-lust for badges is keeping me going (because deep down I want to get the 365-day badge and then some) and has helped me build a writing habit and hold myself accountable by completing the month-long challenges.

Keep writing and do it on 750words.com. xx

Testimonial Note from Eric Lebrek on Wed, Aug 28
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Johan Edenfjord on Tue, Aug 27
5 cups

I have reached 365 days in a row and I cannot find the words to write how excited I am having reached this goal. 750 words has changed my life for the better. It has become an outlet for my pent up emotions as well as creatively getting the stories out of my mind that have been there for way too long. I am a 68 year old retired Health and Physical Education teacher with so many creative interests but my real passion has been wanting the time to write. I have found the time and my passion is being full filled. With 750 words, there is no limit to my expressing myself. Thank you so much for this opportunity, Buster and Kellianne. Next goal is a million words!

Testimonial Note from Sheri Denney on Tue, Aug 27
10 cups

Yesterday, 8/24/19, I hit a 3000 day streak. I’ve been doing 750Words every day since I first started on 6/8/11 and I still love it. It just helps clear my brain every morning (or afternoon, or night depending on the year) and there is something soothing about spilling out words onto the page.

Thank you, Buster and Kelly!

Testimonial Note from Christiana Griscom on Mon, Aug 26
10 cups

As I was writing my 750 words, I reflecting on what a great space that Kellianne and Buster have created for us all. In gratitude from Aotearoa New Zealand: Ngā mihi maioha! Kia kaha, nga mihi mahana, ko Sam Young ahau (Heartfelt thanks! Stand strong, warmest regards, Sam Young)

Testimonial Note from Sam Young on Sat, Aug 24
1 cup

What a wonderful place to check in and self reflect. I have told so many of my colleagues about 750words.com and though I am just a poor graduate student, this space is totally worth the $5/month. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from tokyomay on Fri, Aug 23
1 cup

I’m about to donate $5 in payment for missing a day in this month’s challenge. But how ever frustrating those days can be, I do love this site, and I love the monthly challenge. Since joined back in April of this year, it’s been so liberating to write every morning despite the occasional debilitating obstacles that life conspires to throw at me — even on the rare days when I don’t make my 750, this site has spurred me to write at least something. Lots of love and respect to the inspiring developers of the site and the inspiring group of writers it has collected.

Testimonial Note from Sally Logan on Thu, Aug 22
1 cup

I stumbled upon this site years ago and developed the writing habit. I completely changed my life and moved. I forgot about 750 words. I started journaling regularly again this year and remembered this site. Here’s to a long streak of writing! Cheers!

Testimonial Note from Leah VanHoose on Wed, Aug 21
17 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from C Freemyer on Tue, Aug 20
2 cups
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from JD Weakley on Mon, Aug 12
2 cups
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from JD Weakley on Mon, Aug 12
1 cup

I just want to use this as an opportunity to say thank you. This site is amazing, and it’s incredible to think it’s been a part of my life for almost ten years now. Thank you both so much for doing this.

Testimonial Note from Calluna ☾ on Mon, Aug 12
1 cup

I just have to say, this site really works for me! I don’t even remember where I heard about it— I had saved the link as a bookmark for a long time before I really checked it out. And then I tried it… I always knew that Morning Pages worked for me, but it was hard to make it a priority and I would fall off after awhile. But because of my personality or disposition, just me saying, on this website, that I need to write 750 words a day, pushes me to do it. And I know I can just get it done in about 15 minutes, so it “sounds easy” to my brain. I’ve found that just pushing myself to do this bare minimum awakens my creativity and gets me to work on other projects. So this is a big win! Thanks for setting this up, providing it, being here!

Testimonial Note from Theresa Alberti on Sat, Aug 10
1 cup

Thank you for maintaining this site. Is there any plan to change the outlook of the website?

Testimonial Note from Anung Ariwibowo on Sat, Aug 10
10 cups

Woo hoo! Just this morning I have made it a 1000 day streak. Flying Squirrel!

I came close once or twice before, but one down day where my emotions blocked me from wanting to write on here meant I had to stop kicking myself and pick myself back up and now I have finally done it! 1000 days! I cannot believe it!

Just goes to show that with a bit of dedication, and daily action, goals can be achieved. Thanks for the reminder Buster & Kelianne!

Now to see if I can transform into the Great Griffin!! :D

Testimonial Note from Mary Jane Boholst on Fri, Aug 09
1 cup

750 words every 750 days.

Perfectly between a Space Bird and a Flying Squirrel.

Only 3.7% of the people who start on this site can keep up a daily writing streak just over two years.

No matter what kind of day I’m having, writing daily is my constant.

Testimonial Note from CDH on Fri, Aug 09
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page

Мне нравится смотреть статистику.

New Feature Vote from Vladimir Novopashin on Thu, Aug 08
1 cup

Очень хороший сайт! Мне 750 слов помогают в моей работе – особенно при написании служебных записок – я пишу их теперь очень подробно.

Testimonial Note from Vladimir Novopashin on Thu, Aug 08
2 cups

I earned the 1 million word badge yesterday. I’d never have noticed that milestone without this site. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Thu, Aug 08
5 cups
dark mode

a webpage view that isn’t white – even with flux I’ve had to move away from using the site for writing post-head injury as it’s less taxing.

New Feature Request Note from SASH on Wed, Aug 07
6 cups

Nearly 5 years after getting the 100 day streak badge (and some long breaks in using the site) I finally got the 200 streak badge! This time it’s a bit different though. Not long after I finished day 4 I had a bad fall on black ice and ended with a heady injury that continues to impact me significantly. The encouragement of this site and of seeing all the other members writing, not to mention the writing itself, has been an anchor through a very challenging time. Thank you all!

Testimonial Note from SASH on Wed, Aug 07
1 cup

Hello to my fellow members and our fearless leaders.
I am in Orange Park, Florida now. I moved here less than a week ago from the Orlando area. I tell you this as moving, or any change, can cause a crazy disconnect within life. I also had a 2nd heart surgery this year which was another ife interrupter. What has been my continuity? 750words.

When I moved, I had to use my phone as a hot spot so I would be sure and have internet for my laptop. One night I was so tired, all I craved was bed and sleep near midnight. But…the realization that I had not done my words, aghast! I finished it against all my bodily and soulish wishes, and was elated the next morning. This kind of self satisfaction and reward has helped me carry on. This is something for myself. Sometimes I am doing so much for others, I forget about myself.

What is interesting is how this is carrying over to other areas of my life. I have tied it to 10 minutes of daily prayer and meditation, now I am tying it to 10 minutes of daily stretches and yoga movements. All this because of 750 words. I am becoming a healthier me in mind, body and soul.

Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Lynda Elliott Goyzueta on Wed, Aug 07
56 cups

I passed the Million Word mark a few months ago and after almost 4 years, I have decided to step down from this online writing platform so that I can return to writing in my journal the old fashioned way, with a pen on paper. I will miss tapping out my thoughts about the world and about my day to day life. I view these daily words as a form of therapy that has helped me feel grounded in my daily work as a teacher, single mom, and artist. I have been writing in a journal since I was 18 years old, but have never quantified my words the way I did while faithfully logging in to 750 words each morning. I loved earning badges and keeping up my writing streak. It was motivating to see my name listed with all of the other writers around the globe who had completed their words for the day. I am thankful for the support and sense of community I felt with 750 Words. I will be sending good wishes to everyone who diligently logs in each day to write their words. Keep up the good work! The world is made more peaceful and whole when people like you and me take the time to reflect, dream, and transform our lives through writing. I will continue my practice each morning “unplugged” with the retro technology of pen and paper! The best to you always!

Testimonial Note from Monica Harris on Mon, Aug 05