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

Caitlin Aamodt
Vergil Wong
Ana Ansari
Hannah Null
Dave Woodley
Katie Verba
abigail
chance
Steph Crowder
Michael Cahill
Aman Arya
Brantley Fraser
Catherine V
Chloe Piranha
Mindy Deane
Regitze Viborg
Ishan Morris-Gray
Hayden Gerard Lawrence
Emma
Julie Daniel
Andrew Lavers
Marius Lombaard
Noga Lew
STEPHANIE NAJERA
Brian D. Harris
Lenora Forschner
Frexxer
Wayne Taylor
Brandon Beylo
Lauren Soldano
Shayna Farrell
E.D.
Chrystal Keogh
Ana Monterroza
Lily Brown
MELISSA MARIE HODGES
Barb D.
Adeline Chua

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would love an app with offline functionality!!

New Feature Vote from Nat Smith on Wed, Jul 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I find badges super motivating and exciting! I’ve gotten the majority of them now so it’s very hard to get a new one. I’d love some wacky badges, like “wrote the word ‘umbrella’ on 10 different days,” or new badges for every individual monthly challenge.

New Feature Vote from Nat Smith on Wed, Jul 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Robin Tanamachi on Wed, Jul 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Robin Tanamachi on Wed, Jul 01
2 cups

I started using 750words 107 days ago and haven’t stopped. It’s been so much more effective than handwriting in a notebook and has totally kept me sane during the time of covid. I recommend it broadly. Thank you, team!

Testimonial Note from Raccoon on Wed, Jul 01
2 cups

I have just completed my first monthly challenge, and I can feel the difference. I really look forward to writing every day, and it’s definitely helping me stick to other habits too. Whenever i’ve been writing it gives me a boost to my day. It’s such a different skill from songwriting (My Job) but it’s really helping that too. The practice of opening up your mind without judgement of what’s going to come out is an amazing feeling. Here’s to the next month!

Testimonial Note from Joe Revell on Tue, Jun 30
10 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Nikki Cawley on Tue, Jun 30
2 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Tue, Jun 30
1 cup

I tried. I really did try to write every day but I just couldn’t do it. I did, however, get better at writing more regularly, not just when I had things on my mind. This site has become part of my morning ritual to get ready for the day. I write whatever comes to my head and what my intention is for the day and surprisingly I always feel so much better.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Jun 30
5 cups

There are many kinds of writing I find myself needing and wanting to do, and for years 750 Words and my paper journals have jostled and battled for supremacy as the preferred destination for that all important practice. There has never been a winner! But each helps me think in a different kind of way, and I’m very grateful for 750 Words. Thank you for the site & for the community.

Testimonial Note from Tom Mepham on Sun, Jun 28
10 cups

This page has helped immensely with my writing. I am doing a Masters in Creative Writing and this helps me ingrain a daily writing habit and at times has been the place where I brainstorm my work, moving me towards the completion of my thesis. I love it, and the help I get when I mess up and save at the wrong time and need Kelli-Anne to help me. Thank you

Testimonial Note from Lauren Roche on Sat, Jun 27
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Rebekah Donohue on Sat, Jun 27
1 cup

I have been using this site to dump my thoughts and emotions since 2011. It’s been very helpful in allowing me to deal with stress. I have tended to write throughout the day.

Testimonial Note from Kristin F on Thu, Jun 25
2 cups

Today is a huge milestone for me – a 100-day writing streak! 750words.com has been instrumental in being able to achieve this goal. The pared-down format keeps me focused on the words and writing instead of futzing about which, as someone who has ADHD, it’s easy to get off track. I’ve enjoyed the monthly challenges, which I’m using to prepare for NaNoWriMo. That 1,667ish words/day requirement has always been so daunting that I would give up about a third of the way through the month. But now, 750+ words feels like I’m just getting started! So, huge thanks, Buster and Kellianne, for this website!!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jun 22
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Jamile Balli on Mon, Jun 22
2 cups

I don’t know what I would do without 750words right now. I actually stopped writing here for a year, and came back this February, not realizing what lay ahead. This site has been a brain and emotion dump, it makes me feel stronger. I can write out my fears and see how crazy some of them are. The badges are silly, but silly is good right now when everything seems so damn serious. Thank you for a wonderful site and for all you do to keep it up and running.

Testimonial Note from Karen Gygli on Mon, Jun 22
31 cups

Today, I reached my 2000th day in a row. 750 words has become such an important part of my day and I just wanted to say thank you for creating such a great space for writers.

Testimonial Note from Laura Parish on Sun, Jun 21
1 cup

750words helped me go through my emotions. It’s easier now to understand myself and be more aware in everyday life!

Testimonial Note from Magdalena Angulska on Sun, Jun 21
5 cups

I found this site some time ago, but have only recently been more consistent with my writing. It has helped me to clear my head and has encouraged me to unlock and develop my creativity and imagination. I can see my mood and my unconscious thoughts a lot clearer on the page. I have recommended this site to friends in the hope that they too can feel the positive effects of thought dumping. it is great to see that there are so many members who are feeling the positive benefits too.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Jun 20
1 cup

Couple of days without this and my mind is whirring and full to the brim!. I can notice and feel the difference when i don’t type it all.
love my daily psych dump!

Testimonial Note from Amy Marie Ansell on Thu, Jun 18
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Renae Jonak on Wed, Jun 17
2 cups

For the past 7-8 years I have dipped into 750 Words…sometimes. There was one whole month where I wrote every day, and many months when I didn’t write at all. I’m now on my 16th consecutive day, wrestling with all of the family issues that have come up during quarantine, and it’s been really valuable to have a place to pick it apart and then look at it all as a whole. I get the idea of writing the rage out in longhand and tearing it up, but that wouldn’t serve me right now. 750 Words is my place for reflection, for revisiting my past thoughts and feelings, for seeing how far I’ve come. I hope this streak lasts a lot longer, but if not, 750 Words (unlike me) has no judgment—I can always come back.

Testimonial Note from Barrie Trinkle on Wed, Jun 17
1 cup
Highlighter tool

I love this website, but I would love for there to be an option to highlight portions of the written text. I also liked the idea some people mentioned previously of staring an entry to be able to find it easier later on.

New Feature Request Note from Emi on Tue, Jun 16
10 cups

I highly recommend using the metadata feature to track things that matter to you! It is important to me to be self-aware and continue to grow. And so I have created a number of tags and now I have an inventory of items in my mind! Things I have tracked include FEAR, REALIZATION, STORY, APPRECIATION … and many more, but those have been the most impactful. I can see patterns of personality that have been problematic, and things I want to work on… very helpful if you are in therapy or doing any other kind of self-improvement type work. (and if you use this site, i have a hunch that you are!)

Testimonial Note from Michale Kernan on Mon, Jun 15
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

My vote is more about enabling offline writing. An iPhone and Mac App would help enable that

New Feature Vote from Prateek Gupte on Sun, Jun 14
15 cups
Secure server for writing

I’ve been writing here for 7 years! I’m so grateful for this space. Thank you so much!
I notice myself holding back sometimes when I remember that the server here might not be so secure (is it HTTP that would do the job?)
So grateful!

New Feature Request Note from Rachel on Sun, Jun 14
1 cup
Secure server for writing

Catch-all coffee cup here. What a sweet and supportive website for humans to know themselves better. Thank you so much! I am SO TICKLED by the stats page. I vote for a more secure server (we are in a revolution here!) and I’d love a search feature to track down trains of thought and important expressions. Thanks again. I’ve mostly journaled with pen and paper, but this is so fun and makes for good ritual in the modern day. It’s not so much the getting of the badges that is so endearing, but that you thought to offer them in a playful way. My inner child is delighted. I love it. Cheers!

New Feature Vote from Greg Voelker on Sun, Jun 14
1 cup

I can only speak highly of 750words.com. I write every day, but with a plot or a narrative already established. To be able to write anything and everything on my mind has released so much rubbish that it has cleared my mind to be able to write more productively and concisely.

All I can say is thank you and happy writing!

Testimonial Note from Dan Millen on Sat, Jun 13
1 cup
HTTPS

I’d really like if this site was to be hosted securely, using HTTPS. It would make me feel much more safe and secure using it, and I’d feel more comfortable opening up in my notes.

New Feature Request Note from Jordan on Sat, Jun 13
1 cup

I love 750 Words! I think that beginning this has been a real turning point in my life. I am very much a creature of habit and consistently writing everyday has made start doing other things everyday as well. Exercise, reading, playing music, and lots more. Do a challenge and earn those badges, it’s more satisfying than you would think. If you’re trying to make a positive change in your life than doing the 750 Words a day is great starting point. See where it leads you!

Testimonial Note from Wade Nelson on Fri, Jun 12