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

Adam Edward Trdan-Schmidt
julia porter
Josh Coyle
Kegan Whaley
Stabbye LaCroix
Rüdiger Bergien
Christine Cossios
Kimberly Elder
matthew hessler
Rebecca Silliman
Nina Keener
Kristin Clifford
Timothy Ryan
Gina Sigel
ashley hamilton
Tomasz Raven
Jay Stewart
Jack Pringle
Claire Biggs
Joan Spohrer
Emily Verla Bovino
Julian Deane
Jeanette Sonner
billy bicket
Niko Alexander
Nancy Lee
Abigail Ramsden
Juniper Coyote
J. Wynona
Jesse Welton
Farhan Ali
doreen cutonilli
Rebecca Chaperon
Vinit Ajmani
Sarah P
A. Moon
Natalie Jean Bennett
Hilary Haggerty
Laura Boren
Kelly Moynihan
Patrick Richardson
Ashley Scoby
Hanno Scholtz
Jim Dickinson
Ellen Keiter
Erik Dugan
Debbie Thompson
David Aronchick
Leigh Hills
Edward M Wenger
Pam White
Andrew hurrell
Rachel Drinkwater
Brittany Gnizak
Jo Pumpkins
Diane Cunningham
Evelyn Krache Morris
Carole Biver
Diane Winter
Meaghan Kalena
Chell Mendiola
Charity Sadler
Judith S.
Diane Brenner
Caitlin Jamali
Minna Bromberg
Maria Thaut
Courtney Michele Fuller
Zan Schmo
Bowen Yang
Deborah Knepler
Andy Boyd
sarah jorden
Lee Waters
Jerry Sandusky
Zach French
Laura Tesman
Astrid Countee
Michelle Jones
Connor Fitzgerald
Marianne Pownall
Michelle Schrom
Mel Toth
Linda Cameron
Molly Grear
Stephanie Crofts
Nicole F

Notes of inspiration from members

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Today’s affirmation: You can do today!

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sun, Nov 08
4 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I almost didn’t sign up for the challenge this month but I’m so glad I did. Signing up for the challenge really keeps me motivated. I’m wondering if you could get a new badge for each monthly challenge you complete, or maybe “badge upgrades” for completing multiple monthly challenges. Like “3 month challenge completer,” “6 months completed,” or something like that. Thanks for listening!

New Feature Vote from Missy Bedell on Sun, Nov 08
1 cup

I joined this site on May 21, 2013 and since then it has helped me to change my life almost entirely. At that time, I was an academic living a shadow career, as Julia Cameron would say, and since then I have thankfully — and due so much to THIS website — become a writer, comedian, and actor. I am creative BECAUSE my FIRST stop mentally and on the Internet everyday is to this amazing website which I recommend to anyone who expresses an interest in creating and really, living more meaningfully. Thank you, thank you, thank you for existing. Today is a day when there is more explicitly hope and promise in the world and thanks to this website I have had that sense even through the last administration. I appreciate you so, so much. You have changed my life. Love, Liz

Testimonial Note from liz glazer on Sat, Nov 07
1 cup
Time settings.

I haven’t been able to find it yet. Maybe it already exists. I live in the Netherlands and this morning I had to wait till 9 am before I was able to write. It was nine hours earlier according to the website. So being able to have the correct time would be nice. :)

New Feature Request Note from Nanda Oudesluijs on Sat, Nov 07
1 cup

Today’s affirmation: It’s okay to take a break.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sat, Nov 07
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Today’s affirmation: I am able to.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Fri, Nov 06
1 cup
Hemingway mode

Click a check box that disables your backspace key. Promotes a continuous steam of thought and dissuades against stopping to edit grammar.

New Feature Request Note from Michael Villanueva on Fri, Nov 06
1 cup

Today’s affirmation: It’s going to be okay.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Thu, Nov 05
1 cup

750 Words is one of the best things I’ve found for motivating me to write EVERY day. And since I’m doing NaNo this month, I’m writing my first 1670 words of the day here – I get to earn another badge!!

Testimonial Note from Mustang Patty on Thu, Nov 05
1 cup

Today’s affirmation: You’re worth it.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Wed, Nov 04
1 cup

I’ve been writing on 750 words since I was 14. It’s amazing to be able to go back and reread that. It’s helped my self growth so much. I’ve been through a lot this past couple of years also, so to be able to go back and look at those notes has been invaluable. I hadn’t been able to become a patron until now, but I was always recommending this to people, and surprised when they said they’d never heard of the website before. Thank you for creating this place for all of us who have the privilege of using it.

Testimonial Note from Kim Davis on Wed, Nov 04
1 cup

Today’s affirmation: You aren’t alone.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Tue, Nov 03
5 cups

I was slacking off on my words for a while, but I’m back for NaNoWriMo, because i love this as a tool for brain-dumping a very rough draft of a novel. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the little notification that pops up when I’ve reached the suggested daily word count for NaNoWriMo! It was really fun to see this morning!

Testimonial Note from Lisa Beebe on Mon, Nov 02
1 cup

After one month of writing every day; I resolved a long-term conflict in a relationship, improved my relationship with my children, reached clarity in my next career move, and dramatically improved in writing copy for my business. After years of striving to journal every day, 750words has given me the outlet I needed to reach clarity every day, usually in about 15 minutes!

Testimonial Note from Rachel Khani on Mon, Nov 02
1 cup

This is probably the third month in a row that I’ve failed the monthly challenge — this month on the very first day! Having my working conditions in my professorial job change to the tune of going from a 60-hour/week job to what is now 12-14 hours a day 7 days a week with zero letup (not even the occasional weekend morning or afternoon off!) has made keeping up with journaling a huge challenge. But in the midst of it all, this site remains an anchor for me, and even if I end up paying my fines every month for failing the challenge, I’ll keep doing the challenges because they’re part of what make this site so effective. Thank you 750 Words!!!

Testimonial Note from Sally Logan on Mon, Nov 02
1 cup

Today’s affirmation: You can accomplish what you have planned.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Mon, Nov 02
5 cups

This past year plus has sucked. First I get divorced and all that goes with that (which is still mostly in the air), then the Coronavirus Pandemic hits. I am almost afraid to say that things are beginning to look up a little. I don’t want to jinx it in anyway. This is the first calendar year I have written something most months, yay 750 words for being there to let me vent, rant, rave, with no one the wiser most of the time. I am, as they say, cautiously optimistic as 2020 comes to a close. I have some plans, I have my ranting and some writing, things are looking up a bit. Cautiously Optimistic. Keep writing, y’all.

Testimonial Note from Danielle Stevens on Mon, Nov 02
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Charlie Towle on Sun, Nov 01
1 cup
Edit old metadata

I know I’ve made spelling errors on some metadata marks in the past. It would be good to be able to go back on the metadata page and mark the incorrect ones by deleting old metadata from the page, or even better if I could move it to the correct metric. More flexibility on that page would be fun! Otherwise, this platform is so awesome and I love it. Thank you!

New Feature Request Note from array on Sun, Nov 01
1 cup

Today’s affirmation: Your words are important.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sun, Nov 01
2 cups
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Nora Ozolanta on Sat, Oct 31
5 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Nora Ozolanta on Sat, Oct 31
5 cups

This website has honestly helped me so much. I’m still not doing my 750 words a day, but I’m working towards it. My depression has been getting the best of me during this pandemic and it hasn’t helped my anxiety either. But every day I do finish my words, it leaves me feeling accomplished and helps me push on. Thank you so much for this wonderful site!

Testimonial Note from Cynthia Ehnes-McElroy on Fri, Oct 30
1 cup

I just started and this is awesome I haven’t wrote 750 yet but I’m working my way up. I feel this is a way to get back in to art of writing.

Testimonial Note from John J Kocan on Wed, Oct 28
1 cup
Secure server for writing

I would love to have a secure site.

New Feature Vote from Suresh Khemka on Tue, Oct 27
3 cups

I love this site!! No matter how I’m feeling or how bad the morning has gong so far, I can always write the 750 words and feel good about myself. I’m using this feature as a way to gather my thoughts on a daily basis, and I’ve been able to see the trends in my thoughts and even track how the way I write in the morning will carry itself through the day.

Thank you guys for this wonderful creation.

Testimonial Note from Mustang Patty on Tue, Oct 27
1 cup

I’d really like to thank Buster and Kellianne for their initiative. I ran into this website by sheer chance but ever since then I haven’t missed a single day of writing because of the joy it brings, the clarity it gives me for the day, and how it allows me to reflect on myself in a systematic manner. I’ve been recommending people to try this out left, right and centre and will continue doing so in the future too.

Testimonial Note from Abhi on Tue, Oct 27
15 cups

I wrote my first journal entry in October of 2010, and over the last decade, 750words has been a constant in my life. Looking back at the data, there were only four months where I didn’t complete a single journal entry, the last time being in October of 2016. Thank you for helping me make sense of my life – it’s made all the difference in the world.

Testimonial Note from Rosanna Casper on Mon, Oct 26
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Jane K on Mon, Oct 26
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jane K on Mon, Oct 26