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

Gurgen Tumanyan
Jeannel King
Jenny Gorelick
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Laura K
Nicole Poweleit
Holly White Roddam
Josephine Kay
Karen Bachmann
Toby McMaster
Caitlin S
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Lindsey Rae
Ms CJ Janzen
Dave Beck
Brandon Lorenz
Eduard Lopez
James wood
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Amy Aberdeen
AFC Zelden
Fortunato Longok
Liz Flynn
K M
Emily Elizabeth
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Jon Bell
Angela MG
Brandy S
Cynthia McChesney
Pam Wilder
Adam Bossy-Mendoza
Ianthe M. Belisle Dempsey
Mira Crisp
Carl Yirka
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Bill Wright
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Maureen Darby
Sean Cunningham
Adrian Parsons
Amy Thibodeau
Elise Edwards
Sally Logan
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Holly S
Megan O'Neil
Joel Bradshaw
Nawrie Meigs-Brown
Nancy Ingwersen
HILLA MICHOWIZ SETTON
Ashley Hutt
Paz Paulsen-Sacks
Mary Montanye
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Julie MacAller
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Ioan Mitrea
Eli Pekay
Allyson Hoover
Jo Leath
Stephanie Lyon
Betty Summers
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Spencer Handley
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Emily Flaherty
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Notes of inspiration from members

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Testimonial Note from hua mai nguyet minh on Wed, Jun 01
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More badges for accomplishments

I think i need more game-components to get back into writing after the pandemic. I’ve lost my groove.

New Feature Vote from Pat Moran on Tue, May 31
4 cups

For years and years, I’ve used 750words.com as a digital form of “Morning Pages” to clear my head, flesh out my thoughts, vent and just type. It’s not really writing and it’s meant to be journaling in the “Artist’s Way” prescription: stream-of-consciousness, moving of the fingers, not really WRITING. And I have loved doing it. I use it as a warm up to real writing sometimes but it is also a sign of a commitment to writing and a commitment to making time for my own thoughts.

You can also schedule time off, which I had to do back in 2016 when I went on a trip to the Grand Canyon. But I used this sparingly and only when I was truly off-line. Sometime over the pandemic though, I started to feel burdened by having this assignment on weekends and I decided that a tool is meant to be used the way you wanna use it. So I started excusing myself on the weekends, only pasting in dummy text to maintain my streak. This way, I knew my commitment was there, the streak and my own specific rules about the streak were being followed. But yesterday I messed it up and I’ve decided that a streak that is not-really-a-streak is a crutch I don’t need right now. 2586 days in a row (sorta). That’s just a skootch over 7 years of typing every day, plus a little cheating.

I’ve contemplated controlled failure earlier and decided against it, but I think it’s fitting now. Streak over. I can always decide to get back on it if I commit to it, or even my old “weekends off” streak. But I don’t need the badge or the streak to maintain the habit.
The website shows you how long a streak you have and for years I’ve maintained a streak. You can also schedule time off, which I had to do back in 2016 when I went on a trip to the Grand Canyon. But I used this sparingly and only when I was truly off-line. Sometime over the pandemic though, I started to feel burdened by having this assignment on weekends and I decided that a tool is meant to be used the way you wanna use it. So I started excusing myself on the weekends, only pasting in dummy text to maintain my streak. This way, I knew my commitment was there, the streak and my own specific rules about the streak were being followed. But yesterday I fucked it up and I’ve decided that a streak that is not-really-a-streak is a crutch I don’t need right now. 2586 days in a row (sorta). That’s just a skootch over 7 years of typing every day, plus a little cheating.

I’ve contemplated controlled failure earlier and decided against it, but I think it’s fitting now. Streak over. I can always decide to get back on it if I commit to it, or even my old “weekends off” streak. But I don’t need the badge or the streak to maintain the habit.

Testimonial Note from Douglas Moe on Tue, May 31
15 cups

Yesterday was my last day writing on version one of 750 Words, but I’ll be continuing my journey over on the new site from today.

I began writing here at the end of May 2020 so on this my second anniversary I thought that I would take a leap into the unknown. As someone here recently said, the site means the world to me too. It’s been the one habit that I’ve continued since life changed for us all with the pandemic.

750 words has been my strength and focus so life without it would be much poorer. I’m looking forward to many more years of writing, aiming to publish something one day. Many thanks Buster and Kellianne for keeping everything running smoothly, sorting out our issues and giving us our shiny, new place for our words.

Testimonial Note from Kate Sanders on Mon, May 30
50 cups

This will be my last night writing in version one of 750 Words, but I will be continuing my journey over on the new version. As of August, I will have been using this site (almost) daily and it means the world to me.

I can’t imagine life without it anymore, and that is a wonderful thing. I am looking forward to many more years of writing on version two, and so many thanks to Buster and KelliAnne for not only keeping everything running smoothly, but also giving us a new, improved version that works great with my iPad!

Keep on writing, every day! Peace and Love, Rebecca

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Rose on Sun, May 29
10 cups

I am here, and that is how I begin many of my entries. Trying for gratitude and presence for at least one mini sentence a day, then I have free reign to write all kinds of angry and sad and boring and miraculous and awful and fabulous and mundane crap along with what I hope yields a speck of personal growth, getting things out of the muddle so I can connect the dots of the worlds I struggle with. I haven’t been ready to hop over to the new spot, but who knows, maybe tomorrow? I will be eternally grateful that this small dumping-and-building ground exists. I wish all the badges were ACTUAL badges that I could iron on a jacket! Because I would wear it proudly! But I am immensely pleased with all the ones I earned and can beam proudly at if I make it into this space. THANK YOU!! Everyone maintaining, everyone writing. We are here.

Testimonial Note from nancy s on Mon, May 23
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I’m super happy developing my daily writing habit using 750words. It’s been less than a month and I’m noticing results. It helps me to test potential articles and iterate ideas day by day. Ideas become more evident once I put them in words, even if they are not perfectly redacted. Personally, I love numbers, badges, and stats so I look at them every day and try to improve.

Testimonial Note from Nahuel Garbezza on Mon, May 16
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Good to be with others. I am finding this opportunity each morning to be illuminating and helpful. Best wishes for all

Testimonial Note from Wayne Peck on Mon, May 16
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I’ve been using 750 words on and off since 2011. It’s been with me through so many ups and downs and I would be pretty crushed if it was to disappear someday. It’s not a constant part of my life, but it’s an integral part of my life. 750 words, never change!

Testimonial Note from Kevin Bradley on Wed, May 11
1 cup
A better mobile site

Improve ability of website to scroll typewriter style (to keep cursor in middle-ish of screen) and Also to have the word count float at the bottom of the screen (sometimes gets hidden for some reason).

New Feature Vote from Kevin Bradley on Wed, May 11
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Being able to store entries locally without having to export them everyday. Also being able to use the site offline of course.

New Feature Vote from Kevin Bradley on Wed, May 11
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Wow – such a powerful resource this is. To let go into the digital journal from anywhere is beautiful. I get to ‘vent’ here instead of to anyone else or in a relationship.

The attitude I have EVERYWHERE is an attitude of GRATITUDE and that’s been developed through constant REFLECTION – that’s happened, in large part, on 750words.com! So Thank You with Love!

Testimonial Note from Darshan Patel on Tue, May 10
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I first joined 750w Words in 2012. Since then, I have used it to journal, to vent, to process ideas, and to write fiction. I have earned badges and built up streaks, and I have forgotten about it for months and months on end. But every time, I come back! There’s something comforting and welcoming about this simple, quiet little site that lets me pour out whatever’s inside of me — no formatting, no distractions, just writing words that I never have to look at again.

Testimonial Note from Ginny Di on Tue, May 10
1 cup
More text analysis

I’d like to be able to see a big word cloud/statistics page (like the one that comes up for any given day) for the entire set of words I’ve written, or for a date range that I specify.

New Feature Vote from Angel Belsey on Sat, May 07
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very grateful for this website, been here off and on since 2012, it has helped tremendously. keep you up the great karma work! xoxo

Testimonial Note from leanna Kith on Fri, May 06
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I’ve been on this site since 2012. I haven’t necessarily been here every day since a few years after that, but I have found it useful to do my brain dump in the morning. I don’t like change at all, but I suppose I will go figure out where we are going next, uh, next. I really appreciate that the site owners gave some of us a legacy status here oh so long ago. I paid when I could, but most months, that still isn’t possible for me. I’ll miss the simplicity of this site, that it does feel very private to me, and that I don’t have to “be social” at all when I come here to write. Those things are incredibly important to me, with the way both the world and the internet are today. Here, I can write badly, type ugly or angry words that need to be said, empty my brain of stress and vitriol and worry. Yes, that act has a strong, positive effect on the rest of my day. I hope the new site is as simple and unobtrusive as this one. Thanks for everything you’ve done for us over the past 10+ years.

Testimonial Note from Ari Summerland on Wed, Apr 27
10 cups

Every once in awhile, I come by here out of sheer gratitude for this amazing, under-sung and under-appreciated tool that has been a part of my life for SO many years now.

Keeping it brief. Just know that this site is BELOVED by myself and others. Can’t wait to see the new version, but want to continue to share a HEARTY THANK YOU to Buster, Kellianne and the others that have kept it up and running all this time!

Testimonial Note from Eric Nentrup on Thu, Apr 21
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I am living in a third world country and can feel very lonely and isolated at times. At the moment I am struggling with my mental health. 750 words can give me a reason to get up in the morning. Writing is helping me clear the fog and put one foot in front of the other. Thank you 750 Words :)

Testimonial Note from claire maley on Mon, Apr 11
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More badges for accomplishments

Yes, I would love for you to have more badges for accomplishments. If you had a daily writing prompt question or theme, then I can choose from a few questions and write about one of them to get a daily badge! That would be fun!

New Feature Vote from Heidi on Thu, Apr 07
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Have the new site have the same functionality as the old site

I wrote this as a feedback note on the new site, but as no one ever responds to feedback over there, at least this way I get to set it down.

I hadn’t realised the new site was going to have inferior functionality to the old site. I was 50 words off finishing when my time ran out: on the old site I could just have adjusted my finishing time and all’s well – but the new site’s limited and inferior functionlity doesn’t have that option. I’m going back to the old site now – let me know when the new site is at least as good as the old one,

Also, I’ve been interrupted every hundred characters or so typing this on the new site’s feedback form as the new site moves me away from the feedback form on to the new day page.

New Feature Request Note from Yonmei onIJ on Tue, Apr 05
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750 words helped me to have good mood

Testimonial Note from zahira chouiba on Mon, Apr 04
1 cup

Hello, I wanted to give a shout out to Kelliane. I had an unbroken streak of 796 days until last week when a migraine descended and I missed a day. I wrote to Kelliane who responded quickly and in my favour. It has made me realise how incredibly important this site is for me. In my 60s, on the death of my younger brother in December 2019, I decided to fulfil a dream that began in my 20s – to write a novel. I’m not there yet, but not far off (on 3rd rewrite) and I know that I wouldn’t be at this stage without the routine of writing 1000 words first thing (I like to have parity between days and thousand words)) Also I suspect, this habit gives me the best chance of maintaining a sense of balance in life,
A huge thank you to Kelliane and for the very existence of 750.com.

Testimonial Note from Clare Howard on Sun, Apr 03
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More badges for accomplishments

More achievements, more frequent achievements would be motivating. It’s a long road for me to earn my next one.

New Feature Vote from Charity Jennings on Thu, Mar 31
4 cups

I have been a member since 2013. 750.com helped me write the initial drafts of several books. I am so excited that one of those books was recently picked up by Peachtree Teen and will come out in 2023! I could not have done this without 750 words.com. THANK YOU!!!!!

Testimonial Note from Kathy Higgs-Coulthard on Sun, Mar 27
1 cup

writing here on 750words has made the habit of writing daily a breeze and so much fun. great work!

Testimonial Note from Roy Rodrigues on Sun, Mar 27
25 cups

How have you fared through the pandemic? I’ll tell ya, 750Words.com has helped me keep my head screwed on straight throughout. I’m immunosuppressed because of medications I have to take for rheumatoid arthritis, so it’s going to be quite a while before this thing feels “over” for me. Sigh. But writing about it helps me understand what’s going on inside this noggin of mine. I’ve been faithfully entering at least 750 words daily for — I’m not sure. Seven years? Yes, I believe it’s more than seven years. I don’t anticipate ever stopping. It’s an essential part of my life now.

Testimonial Note from Janet Rae-Dupree on Sat, Mar 26
3 cups
Secure server for writing

Please hook into Let’s Encrypt for free SSL certificates to enable HTTPS for your site.
https://letsencrypt.org/

New Feature Vote from Mike Kelly on Mon, Mar 14
85 cups

Today I took the leap and transitioned to the new 750 word site after over 7 years on this one, but I just couldn’t leave here without giving a shout out to Kellianne with so much thanks for all the times that she fixed broken streaks and otherwise helped me – always with grace and kindness. It has meant so much to me to have this place, and this community, to share the process of expressing thoughts, stretching creative muscles, and getting out my ruminations someplace safe. Hope to see you all on the other side!

Testimonial Note from Melissa Hoagland on Mon, Mar 07
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Entering historical journal entries

I have a bunch of historical journal entries that I would love to load into this tool.

They would not count towards achievements but would be included in the stats like mood analysis and things like that.

I want to see all my journal entries in one place, and to understand my shifts over time.

New Feature Request Note from Adam Murray on Sun, Mar 06
1 cup
Secure server for writing

Daily writing is deeply personal; the Web can be an invasive place. A secure server would enable all users to mind-dump candidly and without filters.

New Feature Vote from Karen Kurciska on Sun, Mar 06