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

Laura K
Nawrie Meigs-Brown
Ashley Hutt
Josephine Kay
Elise Edwards
Rebeca Lustgarten
Karen Bachmann
Gurgen Tumanyan
Eduard Lopez
B S.
Tommo Greer
Jacqueline Texier
Bradley Ellis
Kathy Russo
Nishima Nzeru
Jenny Gorelick
Amy Aberdeen
Joanie M
Angela MG
Emily Elizabeth
Carmen Isáis
Bill Wright
Pam Wilder
Megan O'Neil
Jo Leath
Nicole Poweleit
Holly White Roddam
Nancy Ingwersen
Miriam Young
Toby McMaster
Rena Delgado
Erlinda Legaspi
Ben Talbot
Ioan Mitrea
Eli Pekay
Paz Paulsen-Sacks
Cynthia McChesney
Aryan Gustin
Jane Fisher
Stephanie Lyon
Jua Rountree
Tim Trueheart
Cindy Webber
Lost Sailor
Lindsey Rae
Ms CJ Janzen
Jeff Thelen
Dave Beck
Brandon Lorenz
Emily Flaherty
Andrew Makin
Adam Berkovec
Stephanie Tang
Loren Elkin
Alison Colwell
Sky Matsuhashi
Brandy S
AFC Zelden
Lisa Chan
Peter Auerhann Beissinger
Gavin Black
Sally Logan
Jane Donaldson
Liz Flynn
Sarah S
Jim Causey
Novera King
Sureni Weerasekera
Jim Matlock
Janis Benstock
Dr J
Jon Bell
John G McHugh
Moshe Fohrman
Nicholas Kim
Marianne Pownall
Jenny Rhodes
Kayla S
Dan Hammond
Elizabeth Woolard
Becca Burns
Charis Joy Jackson
Jerry Sandusky
Connie Coin
Rebecca Harris
Jennifer Wilson
Tracy Pellegrino
Allyson Hoover
Adam Bossy-Mendoza
Joseph Michael Culhane

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Having a local backup, in addition to the site connection would be helpful when traveling around the world. Sometimes, the internet connections are iffy, so an app that saved locally would be great.

New Feature Vote from Ria Loader on Sat, Apr 01
1 cup

750words is my favorite way to get a start on my day. I record dreams, keep track of energy levels, health, and projects, and I write the first 750 words of a day. I started using it during NaNoWriMo a few years back.

Testimonial Note from Ria Loader on Sat, Apr 01
1 cup

i used 750 long ago as a teen and fledgling writer.. i’m actually not sure what made me think of it again, but it was just in time to commit to a monthly challenge. here i am, one month later! building daily routines is a big part of my life right now and what a wonderful and low-stakes addition to my morning. it’s so encouraging to watch the stats stack up !

Testimonial Note from batty oakes on Fri, Mar 31
16 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Thu, Mar 30
3 cups

After using 750 words for almost 2yrs and getting some really good streaks going, I just stopped. But, I am back now and in a completely different set of life circumstances that leaves me needing to get the stuff in my head out, even if it’s just talking about daily plans or what I did for the day, etc. When you live alone after having the true love of your life with you all the time for more than 20yrs. You need to be able to share your mundane stuff and serious thoughts … somewhere. And this is how 750 Words is helping me this time around. I don’t mind living alone, but I definitely need to just vent and let out my thoughts from the day – it really makes my evenings so much better if I sit down and write just before dinner. THANK YOU.

Testimonial Note from Gaelyne Gasson on Thu, Mar 30
20 cups
More badges for accomplishments

It’s so motivating!! I’ve just finished a year, and now the badges are going to be pretty few and far between.

New Feature Vote from Emily McDermott on Wed, Mar 29
1 cup

Hi all! I’ve been able to succeed at the March challenge of writing daily. It’s been tough at times, I’m not gonna lie and say I’m loving it, but I’ve been here since 2018 and haven’t been consistent and this has helped. To my surprise, I just signed up for the April challenge because I guess not seeing my name on the wall of shame is a motivator enough to keep me writing everyday, despite all the temptations that attempt to tear me from my writing practice like naps, going to sleep at 9pm and cuddle time with my dog. Thanks for being here, even though I don’t know or read anything you’ve written, I’m pretty sure we’re in this together.

Testimonial Note from Jessica Goldhammer on Sat, Mar 25
1 cup

Thank you750! I had things on my mind this evening and I need to share some of this with my talk therapy I have. I was cleaning up and thought to myself about how unorganized I I have been. This is the first place I knew I could come and write.

Testimonial Note from Mary Rainwater on Wed, Mar 15
1 cup

Wow, I was going through my password manager and thought hey I wonder if 750Words is still there? It is, and I wrote 687 words and … the clock changed! LOL! But it was great and my fingers are all nice and warmed up so I think I’ll keep logging in and dumping my thoughts down as I did way back in 2010. And when I was here last, it was just Buster! Congrats to everyone! And kids too! Wow! Cheers and really thank you for being here.

Testimonial Note from Gaelyne Gasson on Tue, Mar 14
1 cup

I’ve been using this on and off for over a decade, but have recently found it really useful for starting out the day and setting out my intentions for it. Working through all the things I need and want to do during it, and then using my writing here to work out how I can achieve them. It gives me great focus, and has definitely aided my creativity and productivity over the past year.

Testimonial Note from Nick Barlow on Mon, Mar 13
1 cup

750 words has helped me get a great routine for resetting my mind before I go to bed. I know the pages are supposed to be used in the morning, but writing everything out about my day and processing the things that came u for me helps me prepare for a restful night and feel like my day has ended. It’s a great investment in myself and my wellbeing. I recommend giving it a try, even if you don’t write every day.

Testimonial Note from Barbara Gilchrist on Thu, Mar 02
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Wed, Mar 01
30 cups

Many years ago I read Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way. The one exercise from that book that stuck for me was Morning Pages. I have written 3 pages, or 750 words almost every day for about 30 years. When a friend told me about this site, it was a smooth transition for me from long-hand to keyboard. I use it to clear my mind, to dump my life issues without censorship. It is my therapeutic Practice. Writing every morning is essential for me to get the deep stuff up and out into the light. I am so grateful for 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Pat McNutt on Sun, Feb 26
10 cups

Thank you so much Kellianne for fixing my broken streak. I’d got up to 1647 days when I came home tired from travelling, fell asleep at 1800 and didn’t wake up until after midnight. The way my heart sank when I realised I’d broken my streak! But one desperate plea to Kellianne later and it was all fixed and I can keep rolling towards that 2000 day goal. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Testimonial Note from Nicholas Kiddle on Fri, Feb 24
7 cups

Thank you 750 Words! Doing the Challenges has hooked me into a habit. I like to write in the mornings, first thing if I can but my cats usually demand my attention first thing and sometimes my spouse and I are up at the same time and I have to put my writing on hold, but then I get to my desk, my computer looks at me. I look at it and away we go!
Sometimes I write with ease. Sometimes it’s like pulling teeth, without ease. I save each thing I write in Notebook on Evernote, where I create tags for what I’ve written about. Because I’m trying to write newsletters (blogs) on a regular basis on Substack. And I need subjects and written words!
To all the writers here, and especially the writers just jumping in for the first time: Confidence comes from doing the thing. The more you do it — it’s not so much that it gets easier, but you feel braver about what you write and the ability to push through the difficult parts.
Yesterday, I wrote a bunch of fiction for something I’ll probably try to workshop during NaNoWriMo.
We’ll see when we get there.
Welcome aboard, newbies and big hugs to all of us on the journey!

Testimonial Note from Eri Zeitz on Thu, Feb 23
1 cup
A better mobile site

hopefully to see traditional chinese version and japanese word counts

New Feature Vote from violet suen on Tue, Feb 21
1 cup

I’ve been a Patron for a long time and I’m grateful for this place. Thank you. more soon.

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Harris on Sat, Feb 11
1 cup

I’ve been a writer since I was a kid, but in the past it was hard for me to establish consistency in my work. I would write when I had random extra time, and so my practice was well, kind of random. Today is the 7th day of using 750words and I finally feel intentional in one of the most important practices of my life. This space is cute, well-designed and inspirational. 750words knows what makes us human is a need to connect to one another and a need to note our own progress in order to keep moving forward. I feel very grateful and deeply in awe. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Casey Zerbe Brewster on Thu, Feb 09
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Joe Loh on Tue, Feb 07
7 cups

Hey everybody! I wanted to say how truly amazing this site is, for improving your writing, self-awareness, and general happiness! It has helped me through some rough times, and Miss Kellianne is always so pleasant about fixing broken streaks, despite almost incoherent emails by hysterical people. This site has helped me grow so much.
My first year, my entries looked something like this: this week is going horrible. horribly . I hate the moth month of February. so dreary with everything gray and yucky. Ilgh. Ick Ick Ick!! and I broke one of my brackets off. wlll more ccurtaely accurately One of my brackets broke off for no reason.
Yes, I didn’t know how to type. The second year, it was better (no typos!) but my writing was worse. More robotic.
This year, my punctuation is much improved: If a parent randomly decided to kill their teenager, it would be murder; if they decided to kill their toddler or newborn, it would still be murder, but if you take it back to a single day before, that would be called abortion.
You have no idea how hard it is to use semicolons correctly if you’ve never tried it, or if you’ve tried it and never let anyone correct your writing. They are so hard! And yet, now, partially through your influence, I can employ them with ease.
Thank you, Kellianne and Buster, for a truly wonderful and unique experience, where I can express my ideas without fear of anyone spying or being nastily judgmental. You’ve really impacted my life in a wonderful way.
~Sarah L.

Testimonial Note from Sarah Lillian Friedl on Tue, Feb 07
1 cup

I am amazed at how 750 words have helped me write more, and release the thoughts in my head allowing me to clear the clutter that floats around. I can dump the bad thoughts and have a better day now that I am writing here every day. I know I could do this with 750 words, but I don’t think I would do it every day without this website. Thank you

Testimonial Note from David Wakeman on Tue, Feb 07
1 cup

Maravilloso lugar. Me ayuda a poner orden en mi cabeza, a centrarme y desahogarme :-) ¡Gracias!

Testimonial Note from Mari Reme on Mon, Feb 06
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Kathy Fryman on Mon, Feb 06
1 cup
Prompts for future entries or slow days

Two possibilities: One would be a personal note board where you could post thoughts that you want to return to. For example, something is running through your head at work and you jot down a quick note for future journaling. The second is a communal board where members post journalling prompts and writing ideas to encourage each other when they are having a blocked moment.

New Feature Request Note from Jennifer Frida on Sun, Feb 05
5 cups

I have been struggling to write for a very long time. I became a member in 2020, during the pandemic, but I was so down I could not write a single word. But I started writing from the 1st of January, 2023. And I have been able to keep up the streak! I have even got the Night Bat, Cheetah, and Hamster badges in addition to the Albatross and The Turquoise Horse. And these tiny little achievements mean the world mean to me. I hope I can keep up this pace throughout this year. Much love <3

Testimonial Note from Ru3eyedRaven on Thu, Feb 02
1 cup

This was recommended by a friend.It was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted an online place to keep a journal and keep up a writing practice. This even has a reward system and feedback section. So simple and so needed.

Testimonial Note from Julie Troop on Sun, Jan 29
1 cup

Very glad to have found this site back in 2012. I did a NaNoWriMo, journaled about my youth, and now over a decade later I am back again for daily practice. Thank you for keeping a gem of the old internet alive <3
Very proud of everyone who’s on here. You are all rockstars!

Testimonial Note from Marg P. on Sat, Jan 28
2 cups

It’s been so lovely to use this site for over a decade now. Today I was again reminded of just how nurturing it is to write my words in this space. I send clients here and wish all who land here joy, insights, reflection and growth. Thank you 750 Words team for keeping this possible. The reflections that occur for the writers who engage here are changing the world for the better.

Testimonial Note from Tony Esteves on Tue, Jan 24
50 cups

750 words has inspired me to think and write a different kind of journal and I have appreciated the way the badges have improved my persistence. So thanks for restoring a streak broken by technical internet problems and thanks for a way to think through issues and problems and construct sermons. Here is a 50 cup salute!!

Testimonial Note from Margaret W. Franke on Tue, Jan 10
10 cups

“I love logging into 750 words and seeing all of the x’s checking off the days that I’ve completed so far. It’s a beautiful thing to see the visual evidence of me taking time for myself. Of me making myself the most important thing on my todo list.”

This was how I started my writing today. I’ve started a new morning routine of meditation and writing as soon as I wake up and I have been feeling so much more positive and hopeful for the future. Thank you for this awesome tool that helps make my days brighter.

Testimonial Note from To Eat Yer Broccoli on Sat, Jan 07