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

Pamela Dulaney
Crystal Darby
CGC
Caroline Qureshi
Michele Stankowski
Neha Mediratta
Bianca St.Louis
Laura K
Nishima Nzeru
Karen Bachmann
Suzanne
Jennifer Van Adrichem
Adam Summers
Brett Beasley
Josephine Kay
Eduard Lopez
Kevin Albers
Maureen
May-Li Khoe
Jassim Latif
Anim Aweh
Jeff A
Richard
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Majed
Jose A. Palma
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Greg Belote
Amy Aberdeen
Cole Shol
Eric Sheetz
Mary Montanye
Ben Nesvig
Emily Elizabeth
Brandy S
Toni Merflag
Gene Desrochers
Pam Wilder
Patron Andres Esquivel
Jua Rountree
Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons
Mikkel Snyder
Helena Mariño
Rena Delgado
Bhavani
Effuah Gbor
Steven Alonte
Harley S.
Ioan Mitrea
Mary Eagan
Allyson Hoover
Max O.
Sean Cunningham
Kell Willsen
Sabreen
Katherine Marie
Toby McMaster
Maureen
Marvin Mitchell
Desja Moryn
Tonisha L Eskridge-Williams
Salman Suhail
Madeleine Aimé Flamiano
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Cameron James Tibera
Carl Collins
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Andrew Harrison
Jeff Thelen
Anna Mangahas
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Natalie L
Adam Berkovec
Meghan Kennedy
Debra Ferreday
Loren Elkin
Jod Pharo
Detrick DeBurr
Lauren Roche
Rachel
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Laura Wallace
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Mary Going
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Notes of inspiration from members

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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Simon Ilincev on Thu, Sep 05
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I haven’t been on this site for some time, but when I was using it, my mind was a lot clearer and my creativity was at an all time high. I have a personal website that I manage, but 750 Words allows me to write just for me and not put anything out on my personal site that is on topic. 750 Words allows me freedom to say what I want to myself, or pretend I’m saying them to others. It allows me to be positive and negative and is a GREAT primer to get other creative pursuits going. The past few nights, I’ve been laying in bed just wanting to write and I was again reminded of this site. So here I am, again trying to build up my streaks and prepare myself for my writing job. I’m thankful that since the days of Live Journal are basically behind me, there is still a place to write my thoughts. And it is so much fun to see how much you can write in a day, and to get that streak going. It really makes it so you don’t want to miss a day.

Testimonial Note from Deanna G W Straw on Wed, Sep 04
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Writing at 750 words leaves me elevated and with a sense of freedom. If I am stuck with a thought, or a decision, or am wanting to write a document but can’t seem to get started, I start here, and by the time I am done with my 750 words here, I have almost always cleared the block.

And the satisfaction of keeping the streak going is quite enlivening!

Testimonial Note from Navjeet K Bawa on Mon, Sep 02
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Next/previous links

I’d love to see links at top and bottom of a day’s writing when I’m rereading that go to the next and previous days written. Skip any days not written on — hopefully I’ll have few enough of those, but.

New Feature Request Note from elms on Mon, Sep 02
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Improve the writing page

I would like to see the writing page saved in the same manner that it was written. I’ve noticed some paragraphs seem to move around when I go back days later to review.

New Feature Vote from Lori Daleesa Weary on Sun, Sep 01
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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 Sun, Sep 01
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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 Fri, Aug 30
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
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jane K on Thu, Aug 29
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Jane K on Thu, Aug 29
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Jane K on Thu, Aug 29
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Amro on Wed, Aug 28
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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 Tue, Aug 27
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Johan Edenfjord on Mon, Aug 26
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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 Mon, Aug 26
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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 Sun, Aug 25
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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 Fri, Aug 23
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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 Thu, Aug 22
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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 Wed, Aug 21
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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
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from C Freemyer on Mon, Aug 19
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Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from JD Weakley on Sun, Aug 11
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Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from JD Weakley on Sun, Aug 11
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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 Sun, Aug 11
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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 Fri, Aug 09
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Thank you for maintaining this site. Is there any plan to change the outlook of the website?

Testimonial Note from Anung Ariwibowo on Fri, Aug 09
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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 Thu, Aug 08
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Improve the monthly stats page

Мне нравится смотреть статистику.

New Feature Vote from Vladimir Novopashin on Wed, Aug 07
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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 Wed, Aug 07