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

Joel Glyn-Davies
Trent Farr
Sandra Gahlinger
Anne Crick
Ethan Ford
Lev Parikian
Nancy Branka
Noah Ryan
Katharine Spilker
Drew Caldwell
Fran Beaconsfield
Danielle Harrington
Greg Summers
Mary Ellen
Bronte Mansfield
Stacey Michele
Larissa Moskalo
Allie Proff
Konstantin Antipenko
Joe Brennan
Tjasa Splet
Melanie Reef
Christian Moro
Matthew Lavoie
Maria Mendez
Emily Walsh
Samuel Thomson
David Saff
Terry F
Kate Brennan
Ade Sango
Sally Ashlock
Kevin N
Dave Parrish
Louise Tilbrook
Tim Vergenz
Nikolas Papirniy
Michael McCarthy
Juliet Kahn
Ben Holtzmuller
Sarah Miller
Justine Whitfield
Caroline Rossy
Sarah Eppler
Sophia Schroder
Sophia Katz
Shaquille Gayle
Anastasha O Rousso
Haley Rae
Cristina Gonzalez
Aisha Almamari
Pranitha Patil
Taylor Zipp
Cindy Richardson
Michelle Cho
Dan Garrett
Caro Bee
Noah Harrison Bryan
Sarah MacGregor
Shayna Farrell
Tomo Lazovich
Lauren Polly
Mary Gee
Rita Ziman
L. B.
Susan Zee
Malcolm Dancy
Rishi Dhanaraj
Ella N
Jeroen Vermeer
Mohneet Ahuja
LE Michel
Andrew Gilley
Emilia Hedlund
William Porter
Aaron CL
Julie Stansfield
Rebecca Hogg
Rejeanne Dupuis
Lea Grassi
Ellie Marsh
Angelique Jovan
Joelle Suess
Paul Normington
Howard Roark
Jason Pettiaux

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

This is so helpful to clear my troubled mind. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Amber Davis on Thu, Apr 23
1 cup

I’ve been coming back to this site, off and on, for the past 6 years. When I’ve needed it most, it’s been here. I appreciate the site creators for their consistency with this product, and I hope my ‘on & off’ support will help maintain this site for others to enjoy it as much as I have.

Testimonial Note from Matt on Wed, Apr 22
1 cup
Word of the Day

Somewhere on the writing pad, I’m able to find the word of the day easily, so that I can try to expand my vocabulary while writing.

New Feature Request Note from Bryan Postelnek on Tue, Apr 21
7 cups

Dearest 750 team,

Today you answered one of my emails and I was brought to tears with your kindness. I didn’t know how much i needed the generosity and friendship that you showed to me, a total stranger, but I surely did. Thank you from the very bottom of my now full heart.

Testimonial Note from Treasa Levasseur on Tue, Apr 21
1 cup

I know a lot of people have been using this site to vent their frustrations throughout this difficult time of global pandemic. Personally, I have found solace in doing the complete opposite. 750words has been invaluable because I can come here and write about something else. Every night before I go to bed, I sign in and write something unrelated to current events. Maybe it’s a portion of my most recent writing project; maybe it’s an e-mail to a friend; maybe it’s rambling about how much I love Star Trek…whatever it is doesn’t much matter. By the time I’ve thought of 750 words to write about some unrelated thing, I’ve managed to get my mind off all the horrible goings on long enough that I can go to sleep without tossing and turning all night. Definitely worth the monthly payment.

Testimonial Note from Caitlee Martindale on Mon, Apr 20
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Khazna Chami on Mon, Apr 20
1 cup

It has made it easier for me to put down my thoughts

Testimonial Note from Stefanie on Sun, Apr 19
1 cup

I love the idea of 750 words. I’m building up my profession as a Copywriter and this site helps create an incentive for me. Eventually I would love to write a book and there are other things that I would love to write and this is a great platform to practice sharing my ideas.

Testimonial Note from Leanne Marshall on Sat, Apr 18
1 cup

After years of procrastination and making excuses, this site finally helped me build the habit of writing every day. I feel like a real writer now!

Testimonial Note from Lucas Silva on Sat, Apr 18
1 cup

This site has helped me keep my daily writing habit while working from home!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Tue, Apr 14
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Badges for intermediate milestones, like 60 days, 75 days, 150 days.

New Feature Vote from Robin Tanamachi on Tue, Apr 14
1 cup

As a long time free writer who abandoned practice, I previously used paper. When 750 Words serendipitously appeared at a time when I was ready to write again, it turned out to be a small trip to writing heaven. From day one, I was ready to do daily practice and then it just hit me to do more and went for 50K in a month. Life-changing again. The badges seemed really silly at first but then they became a deal. Sometimes, I come back to the Today page to just add a few more thoughts and blammo, a flood of 100s more words pours out. Cathartic, surprising and mind-revealing. I can just be me here and word dance wildly since nobody is watching. What a gift. Thank you, Kellianne and Buster. Stay in my life everyday for as long as you can!

Testimonial Note from Terri Baas on Mon, Apr 13
2 cups

I would love to be able to have a small count at the bottom on the badges, to see how many times I have completed them. Probably more the behavioral than the others, maybe even only the Monthly challenge one. It’s one thing I really like about this other site I’m on, and thought it might be worth looking into here.

New Feature Request Note from Jill Andersen on Sun, Apr 12
5 cups

Thank you for being there, 750 Words website and community. It really helps me to have accountability, knowing that I’ve pledged here to try to write every day, and the fact that I pay for membership makes me more committed. At first I was on a roll and had months and months with “perfect attendance,” and then I missed a day and it was a chance to get over my perfectionism. I don’t want to miss a day, but sometimes it happens, and that’s okay too. I just remember this is a habit I want to have in my life, so I keep going. And it really is a habit now!

Testimonial Note from Theresa Alberti on Sun, Apr 12
10 cups
Notes in separate categories (eg features | votes | testimonials)

First, THANK YOU Buster and Kellianne for the site! I have churned out 3.3m words over the years, and “750words” is an important part of my daily routine.

The feature I would like is to see features, votes, and testimonials in separate categories. It would make it easier for everyone to see if a feature had been asked for before, and then to vote for it.

New Feature Request Note from Sam Young on Sun, Apr 12
1 cup

750 Words has made me accountable and committed to daily writing. I’m glad I have this goal. Once in a while it’s a pain and I don’t feel like writing, but then I make myself do it anyway. Actually, I speak my entries, LOL. Well done, 750 Words! Appreciate you muchly.

Testimonial Note from Robin Roseth on Sun, Apr 12
13 cups

I don’t know how many others are writing a novel this month, but I’m one of them. Yes, of all those people proclaiming to spend this time to write a novel, I’m rewriting the last one I did. 750 Words has brought out the writer in me and been the best brain dump for my mental health.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sun, Apr 12
1 cup

I’m not sure what it is about 750 words that makes me ACTUALLY sit down and write every (okay, most) mornings that everything else has failed to do before. Is is that i don’t have to write about anything in particular? Is it that I can write whatever I want and no one will ever read it? Is is the feeling of control over the storm of thoughts whirling through my brain? Simple but pleasant font of choice? Or the hand drawn badges you get for all kinds if things?

I’m not sure what it is but I’m glad I found it. One of these days I might stop writing my stream of consciousness and actually finish my novel!

Testimonial Note from Stonie on Thu, Apr 09
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Stonie on Thu, Apr 09
3 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

My only question … why iPhone/iPad only? I do not use Apple devices, but Android ones … So I want to vote for an Android app ;-)

New Feature Vote from Daniel Munoz on Tue, Apr 07
7 cups

Is anyone else using their daily pages to keep track of these strange times? I feel like a modern day Samuel Pepys, chronicling my everyday life while the plague rages all around. I hope I survive to look back on it I’m years to come. If not, I’m making sure my partner has the password so others can read it.

Testimonial Note from Nicholas Kiddle on Tue, Apr 07
25 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Josephine Kay on Tue, Apr 07
1 cup

I can’t even begin to tell you how much 750 Words has benefited me over the years. I look back in amazement at the years when I wrote day after day after day… and then I wonder what was going on during those years when I left each day blank. Overall, though, I couldn’t have gotten through without 750 Words being there to help me process, plan, vent, celebrate, complain, swear, laugh, and create. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Annette G on Mon, Apr 06
1 cup

I vowed to donate $5 if I did not succeed in the March challenge and you know what? I am not sorry that I have to pay! I am not sorry that I broke my 68-day writing streak. A month ago I would have been so bummed. But not today. I was sick on my birthday, March 24th. I was REALLY sick. I was even afraid it could be “the” virus. So I didn’t write. And the next morning when I woke up and went to write my 750 words, I realized I had missed a day and broken my streak. And you know what it did? It gave me the gift of acceptance. Being sick was completely out of my control. As is this virus and the state that our country is in. So I am accepting that missing a day of writing is really NOTHING compared to everything else in the world. I love my daily 750 words sessions, but I missed a day. Oops. Here’s your $5 – thank you for having this site – I absolutely love it! :)

Testimonial Note from Kim Funk on Mon, Apr 06
10 cups

Thank you for being here for me right now during COVID19, for being my safe space when my kids’ schools closed, for letting me land here every morning as we all shelter in place.

Testimonial Note from Rachel on Mon, Apr 06
1 cup
Suggestion: Make it free to use, but with advertisements

I’m not speaking out of a place of personal experience, though I have done a marketing degree at university.
But I believe by making the site completely free to use it would receive more publicity.
I realise you offer a free month, however the cost at the end might be a mental hurdle for some people, which might stop them from signing up in the first place. And I believe if they tried it they would definitely recommend it to others.
Just an idea, you guys probably have everything under control :)!
I was recommended to use 750 words and I love it :).

New Feature Request Note from Jesse Raiz on Mon, Apr 06
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Marisa Brandt on Sat, Apr 04
1 cup
Dual use for metadata

This is more of an observation than a new feature, but you guys can totally use the metadata as an organization tool for entries. In my pursuits of creative writing, I have tried out a number of writing apps and sites. A different site had the ability of organizing entries so that if I were working on more than one story, I could organize my entries. I have migrated to this app more because of the encouragement and challenges, but I missed that organization tool until I discovered your metadata.

Not only can your metadata tool be used to track habits, it can be used to organize ideas. If I put STORYNAME: chapter along with each entry, the metadata tool will give me my metadata STORYNAME along with an organized list of all of the entries that included that story and keep track of the chapter or scene I was on.

This is really just pointing something out. I know you already have a whole spiel on how metadata works, but it would have been nice if there had been a note, so I could have figured this out earlier.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Sat, Apr 04
1 cup

Today is only my third day on this site, but already I look forward to the daily dose of writing. It’s having a wonderful, stress-relieving effect. Thanks Buster & Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Apr 03
1 cup

Recently, I started getting serious about writing my creative ideas. Sure, I jotted some nonsense notes, maps, and flowcharts in journals, but I could never get a draft down. Even after all the research and seminars on how to write, I struggled to make a draft. 750 has forced me to write something even if I wasn’t sure exactly what was going to happen next. Is it good? No, but it’s a draft, and that is farther than I’ve ever gotten before. Who knew that birds were exactly what I needed? Thank you, 750!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Apr 02