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

Rebeca Lustgarten
Laura K
Josephine Kay
Lindsey Rae
Ms CJ Janzen
Karen Bachmann
Dave Beck
Brandon Lorenz
Carol Kubota
Jeannel King
Suzanne
samuel baugh
Liz Flynn
Jenny Gorelick
Jon Bell
Eduard Lopez
K M
Adam Bossy-Mendoza
Mira Crisp
Carl Yirka
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Amy Aberdeen
AFC Zelden
Caitlin S
Sean Cunningham
anna thompson
Adrian Parsons
Emily Elizabeth
JS
Holly S
Angela MG
Sofia Zagzoule
Joel Bradshaw
James wood
Mary Montanye
Maureen Darby
Brandy S
Cynthia McChesney
Pam Wilder
Julie MacAller
Bill Wright
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Shane Zackey
Spencer Handley
Sally Logan
Heather A Sparks
Leah Givens
Jacqueline Texier
LuAnne Holder
Rena Delgado
Mariel
Lisa Kuchy
Ianthe M. Belisle Dempsey
Luis LOZANO
Erlinda Legaspi
Fortunato Longok
Ioan Mitrea
Kelly Gammon
Michaël TRAZZI
Allyson Hoover
Lucy Abernethy
Stephanie Lyon
Elise Edwards
Jeff F
Megan O'Neil
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Nancy Ingwersen
HILLA MICHOWIZ SETTON
Ashley Hutt
Eli Pekay
Paz Paulsen-Sacks
Georgia K. Moffitt
Emily Flaherty
Tim Trueheart
Lost Sailor
Gavin Black
Jeff Thelen
Sherilyn Lee
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Rachel
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Jennifer Wilson
Loren Elkin
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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Morning Pages help me make better decisions. When I can get all the things swirling around in my brain on to “paper,” it helps me make better decisions about my day and whatever is bothering me. I have done morning pages for years, but go through phases. When I’m consistent about my writing though, my life is brighter and makes more sense. Morning pages are a vital part of my self care!

Testimonial Note from Lauren Parker on Tue, Mar 01
15 cups

I recently started trying out the new v2 750words website (new.750words.com) and it looks slick and awesome! Thanks, Buster & Kellianne. But I wanted to write this note especially to thank Kellianne for helping me with the billions of support requests I’ve been sending for the new version. Every time some little glitch happens, she is there to fix the problem and allay my fears. I’m sure I’m not the only one, and I’m sure it’s a lot of work. So I wanted to write a note to say, “Thank you, Kellianne!”

Testimonial Note from sbf on Mon, Feb 28
2 cups

750 words is an essential part of my morning ritual. I don’t always manage to do it every day, but on the days I do it makes my day better.

Testimonial Note from Dennis Woodruff on Sun, Feb 27
23 cups

Hello, all my brave, inquisitive, and lovely fellow writers…

This is my farewell note of sorts. I’m in the process of transitioning over to our shiny new online home – but things are run a little differently there, and I suddenly realized how hollow I’d feel if I just left all of my cups to languish over here on the original site. I was always in the habit of hoarding them to pour out in a burst of celebration and euphoria when I reached a new badge or milestone (my last one being the Early Morning Rooster far too many months ago). But now I just want to use them to enjoy one last moment of reflection and camaraderie here where it all began.

I’ve been showing up to spill my ink since someone mentioned 750 Words in passing during NaNoWriMo of 2015, and I used it as a tool to help me get through November. By the end of the month, it was an ingrained habit. I knew I didn’t want to give up my daily words, so I joined without any hesitation. That feels like an eternity ago now, but I know there are many of you who have been at this much, much longer than me. A HUGE debt of gratitude to all the writers who have left so many amazing Notes of Inspiration since I’ve started here! I can’t tell you how much I look up to all of you Flying Squirrels and Great Gryphons; I don’t know how you do it! I have yet to capture the Pterodactyl, and sometimes I despair that I ever will get further than the Phoenix…but seeing all of your accomplishments leaves me with a little hope that I can make it, too. SOMEDAY. YOU are what I aspire my writing practice to be. So, thank you, genuinely.

Thank you most of all to Buster and Kellianne for creating this little haven for us and keeping it running smoothly even when the rest of the world seems to be falling apart at the seams. I’ve filled my blank pages with fan fiction, original work, character interviews, NaNo projects, Etsy messages and letters to friends, rants, dreams and plans for my future…and most recently the character letters I began writing for others during the pandemic. I don’t think I’d have had the courage to take that somewhat scary leap if it hadn’t been for my hours spent here. (Now that I think about it, I credit a LOT of my personal growth in the last few years to showing up here consistently, to say nothing of my growth as a writer.)

So when that notice about a “new and improved” site popped up a little while ago (with the reassurance that we could transition whenever we were fully ready) I felt a surge of denial and foreboding. I didn’t particularly WANT new and pretty and shiny. I didn’t WANT to pioneer my way into the grand new adventure of Version 2. 750 Words IS MY HOME, blast it, and I had NO wish whatsoever to see it tinkered with or “upgraded”. Leave the bookshelves and the rugs and the furniture alone! I wanted it kept exactly the way it had always been: comfortable, steadfast, and predictable. I created my new account mostly to see what the fuss was about, prepared to white-knuckle and molar-grind my way through the whole dreaded experience. Honestly, though, guys…it’s not so bad! Different, for sure. A bit of a shock to the senses when you’re so used to the familiarity of this version – especially the first week. But there are some wicked cool new badges to aspire to for those of you who are badge motivated like me. There are streak freezes and confetti showers every day! (That last one will make sense when you switch, I promise.) All to say that it’s worth tamping down your trepidation if that’s where you’re at right now. It still may be bittersweet for a while…it very much is for me. But I’m proud to be an early adopter.

Heard a quote this morning that really resonated with my writing habit and what I want it to look like one day: “You become what you practice being.” I’ve resolved that I’m using Version 2 for a fresh start, and I plan to practice being a writer every day for years to come. Thank YOU for being such a supportive, nourishing community in which to do that, everyone. Even though we don’t necessarily converse or message one another in the traditional way, it’s so reassuring just to know we’re in this thing together. Clacking away at our keyboards in solidarity with each other every day.

I hope to see you all on the other side when you’re ready! Look for Butterfly-In-The-Storm. Until we meet again… <3 <3 <3 <3

Testimonial Note from Amy Roth on Sun, Feb 27
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Bree Reppy on Tue, Feb 22
87 cups

I have been using this tool for many years now. I am moving away from 750words in order to simplify the number of tools I use daily, but I wanted to say thank you for the great blessing this has been in my life. This habit has given me clarity, peace, and productivity. Many thanks!!!

Karen

Testimonial Note from Karen Redd on Sat, Feb 19
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I write almost exclusively on my iPad to get away from my work setup/desk. A native app instead of a tab in a browser would help me shut away more distractions and focus on just writing.

New Feature Vote from Kate Brennan on Tue, Feb 15
18 cups

I am so grateful for this wonderful site. It helps me clear my head, it helps me get things processed, and it’s become a wonderful ritual. Please keep this site open forever – it makes such a huge difference. Thank you, profoundly.

Testimonial Note from Rachel Rofe on Tue, Feb 15
1 cup
Different levels of monthly donation

If this feature already exists, that’s great! However, I have tried to find a way to increase my monthly membership giving (and have a higher amount come out every month than currently does) and I can’t find how to do this. I know I can make a one-time donation, but it would be cool if those of us who are able could contribute monthly at higher levels and automate that contribution. Thanks for your consideration!

New Feature Request Note from KMFS on Sun, Feb 06
10 cups

I came across this site after six months of doing morning pages the old fashioned way. I have been pleasantly surprised by how many words I have written. I kind of aspire to a book but didn’t think I could write enough. This site has proven otherwise. The quality can only improve with practice so thank you. I have migrated to v2 and signed up for a year. I am hooked.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Feb 04
3 cups

750 words has been a game changer, i am so pleased I found the site. I have recently given up being a fixed hours, out of the house employee, to go 100% freelance and work from home. Creating a new work structure has been harder than I expected, what with being a bit lazy and not good in the mornings. The commitment of writing 750 words first thing each day sets me up for steady progress. It stops my inner critic getting the upper hand before I’ve even begun.
I also love all the pretty badges so please keep making new ones of those.
thank you for all you do and hi to all my fellow writers. Never though I would call myself that.

Testimonial Note from Lisa W on Thu, Feb 03
1 cup
Fonts for new version

I haven’t upgraded to the new beta version yet. I’m not generally an early adopter in the tech arena. I normally let Apple work out their kinks on millions of others before leaping in (unless it’s a security issue). I figure most problems eventually rise to the surface.

My main feature request involves the font. Our current font has a vaguely hand-written sensibility which is fine as far as it goes. The most significant issues that have been noted by many over time relates to the interpretation of special characters.

Suggestion #1: Standard keyboard special characters such as [ ( , ; : ‘ “ ? / ! @ # $ % ^ & * ~ ` _ – + = | | { } ) ] that are nearly universal on computer keyboards should be accommodated and accurately transcribed and recorded. I’m always somewhat surprised and annoyed when using an apostrophe is translated into a code.

Suggestion #2: I love to use additional characters which usually require a combination of keystrokes. My favorites are bullet points • (Mac OS Option 8) and long dash –– (Mac OS Option _). Those would be a bonus to those suggested under #1 which I think are a top priority.

Suggestion #3: Choice of fonts. Allowing users to select their fonts seems like a relatively easy upgrade opportunity. Some users might be so in love with using a particular font while they type and in their subsequent analytical summary that they might be willing to pay some extra amount per month to have that option. I’m thinking you pick just a handful of fonts that offers particular formal aesthetics like Helvetica, Times New Roman, Gill Sans, Courier, etc. I’m not suggesting offering dozens of font choices. Rather, I think five or six choices would be wonderful to have. I do realize that getting all of them to operate correctly in connection with their special characters could pose a knotty problem. So choosing the particular fonts that offer the most interoperability and consistency of interpretation might have to take precedence over the purity of aesthetic choices.

Thank you, Buster and Kellianne for making all of this possible! We love you more than we can adequately express.

New Feature Request Note from Andrew Raimist on Tue, Feb 01
1 cup

So good to get back into daily writing with a prompt from 750 Words. I love that it’s a community and we can see that others are working when we are. There’s something motivating about that for me. I also love seeing the stats of what I’ve written—fascinating to see trends and moods! Happy to be a member again.

Testimonial Note from Stephani Roberts on Tue, Feb 01
3 cups

What an amazing way to start the year – to complete a monthly challenge.
I never would have thought that committing to writing daily would feel like such an achievement.
I highly recommend making the decision and just write. Every day.
It will help you find answers to your questions, clear your head of mental debris, give you an outlet to share your thoughts when you don’t want to share them with anyone else. It’s the ultimate in therapy.

Testimonial Note from Helena Denley on Tue, Feb 01
2 cups
Yearly Billing

I think it would be great if we had the option to be billed once a year or monthly. I think yearly installments are more convenient. Thank you!

New Feature Request Note from Jessica1701 on Tue, Feb 01
5 cups

This is a farewell of sorts.

The last time I’ll be using 750wordsv1. It’s been a fun ride…

Starting 2/1/22 I am switching over to 750words V2. Signed up for the Feb Challenge and everything.

Be well everyone, and hope to see you over there on the new place…coffee is good over there I hear.

Bill Wright-lives in District X

Testimonial Note from Bill Wright on Mon, Jan 31
10 cups

Just passed 365 days of writing and I can not express how grateful I am for this site. It has been an amazing year, and I can’t wait to get to the next milestone. Thank you all so much!!!

Testimonial Note from R. J. Deen on Mon, Jan 31
1 cup

I like the stats feature because it gives me that feeling of someone else seeing my writing without actually having to share it with anyone else. :)

Testimonial Note from Colin Barrett on Sun, Jan 30
1 cup
I learned about this site by watching Mel Robbins motivational talks. It turns out that she has utilized this site as an inspirational tool to practice her writing skills and vent. I have been flirting with the idea of writing for a while now but mostly as an outlet. I had to try it. My first night writing I only reached a mere 189 words, but it was the start I needed. My second night, 932 words! I unloaded! Now that I needed! For now I use it as a personal outlet, but I’m spawning ideas for stories and hopefully to write a book at some point. And upon that second night and 932 words later, I became a member. You only get better by writing…whatever. Just writing. My thanks to the creators of this site. I don’t know of anything else out there like it and at this point I would not bother to look. On that note, write on my friends…write on!
Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Jan 27
1 cup
More text analysis

Would love to see how today’s text compares to my past text analysis (for example, am I growing increasingly more positive? am I mentioning a specific word more often? and so on)

New Feature Vote from Michaela Kerem on Thu, Jan 27
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Easier text formatting

New Feature Vote from Annette G on Tue, Jan 25
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Easier text formatting

New Feature Vote from Annette G on Tue, Jan 25
8 cups

There really is no replacement for this site!

I’ve been using 750words on and off for a long time. Sometimes I told myself I’d better just type it all on a word document instead… and end up quitting writing altogether until I come back here. There’s something to this site that always brings me back. You help me get things off my chest, get my ideas straight, and give me an excuse to transcribe my manuscript journal so my memories aren’t lost to time if I ever lose that little notebook.

Not to mention you’ve taught me how far a little work each day will get you. I went over 80k words some time ago – enough to fill a book – just by writing whatever came to my mind for half an hour each day!

Whether it’s the challenge to maintain the streak or that next shiny badge, you keep me writing. And that’s all that matters!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Jan 20
16 cups

I blew it yesterday and didn’t copy and past in the project I worked on all afternoon, therefore I’ve lost my streak, again. Here are all my cups. I’ll start again today.

Testimonial Note from July MS Sadowski on Wed, Jan 19
2 cups

I am back here after a break of several years. And I trusted that if I kept showing up, then I would start to find useful things to write about lurking in my brain, not just moans. And after about two weeks of doing it consistently, as well as taking a walk every day, it’s starting to happen. Keep the faith!

Testimonial Note from Louise Marston on Tue, Jan 18
2 cups

I started writing here back in 2012 when I was a lonely undergraduate student interning in DC. I have written here sporadically over the years, but my most recent stint, beginning in the summer of this year, has been my most consistent and longest period of writing so far. I really appreciate how this site has given me a space to process emotions, reflect on my experiences, and puzzle through work issues. I write every morning now and it is my favorite time of day. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Sam Smith on Fri, Jan 14
1 cup

I started using 750 words again after a multiple-year gap and I’ve found it incredibly helpful in the following ways: 1) fights the perfectionism with minimalist design, 2) prevents editing on past days so I can focus on the present, 3) metrics that I can track over time for comparing symptoms such as mood or anxiety and word analytics that helps me assess my state of being, common themes, thinking traps, and emotions (no other site or app offers this feature.) After years of silence, I am finally finding my voice. Thank you from the bottom of my cup <3

Testimonial Note from Sara Maximus on Thu, Jan 13
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Tonya R Hernandez on Wed, Jan 12
1 cup
Consolidated Data

The results of your writting are only available to see day by day, it would be great if we could have a summarize by a range of dates, or month to date, or weekly. I refer to the stats that show the words that most is used, the feelings while writing, etc….

New Feature Request Note from Michel C Machado on Wed, Jan 12
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Annerz on Mon, Jan 10