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

Michele Stankowski
Max O.
Mary Ann Allison Martino
Neha Mediratta
Christie Chisholm
Novera King
Jim Matlock
Georgia K. Moffitt
Bobo Banzai
Bianca St.Louis
John G McHugh
Miffy Roo
Elise Edwards
Andrew Harrison
Becca Burns
Rebecca Harris
Mary Eagan
Megan O'Neil
Tracy Pellegrino
Kerry Callahan Mandulak
Evelyn Marentette
Paul R Smith
Tim Trueheart
Jen Elliott Ehrhardt
Yolly Folly
Arun Iyer
Joseph Michael Culhane
Jen Waak
Gavin Black
Jen O
Nawrie Meigs-Brown
Nancy Ingwersen
Brian Nelson
J. Melvin
Ashley Hutt
Sky Matsuhashi
Eli Pekay
Anna Cartella
Paz Paulsen-Sacks
Diane F Curtis
Lorenza Ramirez
Stephanie Davis
Diana Dee
Christina Xu
Jan Morse
Sharon Small
Bridgit Albrecht
Daniel Munoz
M Medved
Navjeet K Bawa
Al Pas
Lynn Porter
Joshua Pevner
Sultan Baron Kaiser von Maharaja, Esq
Fortunato Longok
Tina Lear
R Michael Gadbaw
Greg Belote
Hutton Henry
Lauren HK
Justin Sergi
Jo Leath
John R Benson
Laura Ellen
July MS Sadowski
Alon Bar
Carleen S Niimi
Billye Roberts
Shaun Ryan
minh kharetti
Sara Shimazu
Shaun Saperstein
Brett Cohrs
Pam R
Antje Anderson
Ren Bacquié
W Hazard
Julie JordanScott
Anthony Merante
Hanne van der Iest
Nancy Grossman
Autumn Valente
Brett Beasley

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Today marks my 100th day of writing and I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you! Writing my 750 words a day has become a cherished part of my routine every morning. It allows me to acknowledge and release all of my mischief in a completely safe space. And more importantly it allows me to tap into inspiration so that I can bring my best self forward into every day. Looking forward to the next 100 days…

Testimonial Note from Keli Ackroyd on Sat, Jul 31
1 cup

Simepre me a gustado escribir pero me a faltado dedicación para para convertirlo en un habito, cuando recién inicie me parecía imposible escribir 750 palabras todos los dias, pase que con el tiempo se convierte en algo que realmente disfrutas, es un habito que te ayuda a aclarar tus pensamientos muchas veces y una forma de deshago de tu dia a dia, esta pagina puede ser lo que tu quieres desde un diario hasta un blog de notas para tu dia a dia, te animo a que comiences en este habito que te ayudará a ser mas proactivo, en mi caso que soy copywriter me a ayudado a desarrollar el habito de escribir sin parar, mucha suerte a todos y bendiciones <3.

Testimonial Note from Andy Vera Macias on Mon, Jul 26
10 cups

Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for fixing my accidentally broken streak. I’m working on the night bat badge so I’ve been writing later at night for that. I got to my 750 words the other night then switched screens before it saved. Then I forgot to go back and make sure it saved before going to bed. When I realized what happened the next morning I was devastated. I was going to just start over on my streak but decided to reach out to Buster and Kellianne just in case they could fix something like that. I kept going on my days while waiting to hear back and this morning I woke up to an email saying my streak was restored! So very thankful. 😊

Testimonial Note from Missy Bedell on Sat, Jul 24
1 cup

For one thing it learned me to type in the dark. For another I noticed that my keyboard is starting to give a visual statistic of the letters of the alphabet that I preferred to use! After a million words…

Testimonial Note from Emil E de Villiers on Wed, Jul 21
3 cups

I first started using 750 Words ten years ago. After my marriage ended in 2013, I started getting consistent in my writing. Although my streaks don’t look very impressive, my morning routine has three essential parts now: a pot of tea, my ADHD medication, and 20 minutes of writing. Thanks, Buster and Kellianne, for helping me keep it together!

Testimonial Note from Merri-Todd Webster on Wed, Jul 21
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jennelle Henderson on Tue, Jul 20
5 cups

This has been an incredibly hard year or so for most people. To have a place to record your thoughts, and encourage you to keep trying to find a little space for mental reflection in the chaos, has been invaluable.

Testimonial Note from I Butterfield on Mon, Jul 19
3 cups

I started using 750 Words a couple of months ago. I’m a freelance writer, so I’m always writing, but I barely have time to write for myself. 750 Words solved that. In a way, it’s like a journal of my day and also a collection of thoughts, musings, and everything else. Thanks for putting this up! I’m looking forward to writing every day in the years to come with the help of 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from tojtwl on Mon, Jul 19
3 cups

I have to say, I love the flowers in the support email if I have already completed my words. I love it enough to actually open the email, which is really saying something!! Writing is a gift to myself (and probably also to anyone who comes into contact with my much-less-addled self, after having spent time on my 750) and the flowers are a simple but very felt thank you. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from nancy s on Sun, Jul 18
1 cup
Maybe change default font

One of the first things I did when I signed up for 750 words was change the default font on my own entries from Comic Sans. But it’s still the default on the rest of the site—I do appreciate the levity, but perhaps it’s time for a change to a less intrusive typeface? (Although as I type this, I realize my own strong feelings about type might not be commonly held, and that others might have a sentimental attachment to your default font….)

New Feature Request Note from WhatKindofDog on Sat, Jul 17
5 cups

Thank you for maintaining this simple and very efficient site that allows us to spend part of our day in written contemplation. I tell so many friends (and my writing students) about 750 words, hoping they will take advantage of this tool to help maintain their writing practice.

Testimonial Note from WhatKindofDog on Sat, Jul 17
15 cups
Streak Freeze

like Duolingo’s, just enough lee-way to deal with technical issues without having to pester the admins, but not abusable enough to maintain a streak without actually putting work in.

New Feature Request Note from Lambchaikies on Wed, Jul 14
1 cup

was a keen 750 words writer for a year or so and it really cleansed myself in ways not much else could.
It was me in front of a page just typing along, angry, sad, funny,get it all out kind of writing. No plan, no set guide lines just a blank page.
Boy did i need that.
Four and a bit years later, i come back for a while and let the blank page do the talking while I type.

Testimonial Note from jeannine kauffmann on Tue, Jul 13
1 cup

I just want to say I love this site. I have never been able to focus enough to write very consistently in the past, but ever since joining I actively take time out of my day to ensure that I can get a little writing done. Whether it’s working on story ideas I have, or having what I call a brain dump day, I always feel good knowing I’m keeping my streak alive and accomplishing something I love doing. Thank you!!

Testimonial Note from R. J. Deen on Mon, Jul 12
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email

I would personally like text reminders instead on email reminders!

New Feature Vote from BLC on Sat, Jul 10
1 cup

Yet another starter stopper redeemed. I am convinced this time this venue is for me. I am grateful for this site and feel in synch with all of you.

Testimonial Note from R. B. Farrer on Sat, Jul 10
2 cups

Thank you for the space to freewrite! It’s a great way to jump-start my brain in the mornings!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Fri, Jul 09
1 cup

I had been a member about a year ago and stopped because I felt that I was just writing to be writing. I have since started thinking seriously about writing a book. One of the statements I have heard over and over is – if you want to be a writer, you need to write every day. I was finding that very difficult to do without a platform. So, long story short, I have returned to this platform, and I can’t get over how much better my writing is. I can focus better because I have a place that I can brain dump and storm all by myself. I am so glad to be back!! Thank you for being here!

Testimonial Note from Cindy Richardson on Thu, Jul 08
3 cups
Label the stats pie charts with percentages? Allow searching on mood categories?

Could Data Labels be made visible to show the % of each feeling or subject in the stats pie charts? I am interested in tracking % Anxious affect across time.

Also, could the Search and Export feature be augmented to allow eg, finding entries with a majority of Anxious or of Affectionate affect?

New Feature Request Note from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Wed, Jul 07
1 cup

Everyday I am working on clearing my mind, 750 words is helping me daily is I so choose. Thank you, I am so grateful!

Testimonial Note from Mary Rainwater on Wed, Jul 07
1 cup
Testimonial Note from Joe Brennan on Mon, Jul 05
19 cups

My streak is broken, again— So, I give all my cups and I will annie-up my $10 for missing a day of writing. Today, I start again.

Testimonial Note from July MS Sadowski on Mon, Jul 05
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jennifer Gigantino on Sun, Jul 04
1 cup

I must say that I am deeply grateful for this website. 750Words was recommended to me in a course I had taken on copywriting as I way of getting into the habit of writing daily. But it has been so much more than that for me.

You see, I have always been an avid journaler so daily writing is kinda my jam but on a deeply personal level. And there is a big difference between writing with a pen in my paper journal and writing in here. For some unknown and glorious reason I find that when I begin my daily writing in 750Words the skies open up and inspiration fills my heart. The work that comes through me ends up being the copy I use in my marketing efforts.

I love this website and am so very grateful that I found it. I hope you allow yourself to receive all the blessings available to you by writing your 750Words a day with us…

Testimonial Note from Keli Ackroyd on Fri, Jul 02
1 cup

I joined 750words in April of 2011 and am now (7/2021)
approaching 1 million words! This site has helped me through some extremely challenging times and been a resource that I used to help shape who I am today!

Testimonial Note from Kristin F on Thu, Jul 01
1 cup

I used to write on this site, looking out at the West Maui mountains – seeing the way the light would change the colors. I know that sounds like the start of a sappy novel and that’s OK – this is the place to write in any way you want to. Now I’m at a breakfast nook, it seemed the right move…and I am grateful for this space to find my way. Aloha.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Jul 01
25 cups

I have been on 750 Words since May 2011, and TODAY I finally hit 3 million words! I love this place for brainstorming, clearing my head, planning things, detailing my day—all kinds of reasons. There have been times when I haven’t felt like writing, but get on here and voila, I find things to write! Now that my streak is over 1000 days (after years of off-again on-again writing), writing on 750 Words is a well-ingrained habit. It’s nice to just get on and let my fingers go, typing whatever I feel like typing. So thank you, 750 Words, for the motivation to do my writing. Also, I love the badges—that tiny extra bit of motivation of working toward a badge is sometimes all I need.

Testimonial Note from Julia H. West on Sun, Jun 27
1 cup

I’d forgotten all about the site (I signed up a few years ago) & recently started psychotherapy. Somehow it just feels like the right time to back, & I’m thankful the site is still here. I love the analysis on the writing, & it’s way cheaper than therapy.

Testimonial Note from Nik on Sat, Jun 26
1 cup

Three days in and the jumbled, voluminous thoughts that always start my day are dumped! A clean slate to start the day. Creative ideas have appeared along with random “I want to”s and other sparks. I’m inspired to do this every day because it allows me to enjoy the wanderings of an early morning mind.

Testimonial Note from Kram G Llink on Wed, Jun 23
10 cups

I am now on attempt #3 to hit 100-day streak. I was so excited to have my streak restored after the outage…but then I just plumb forgot to write a few days later. Sigh.
I don’t always feel like writing, but I’ve only missed 2 or 3 days since February, and that’s pretty dang good! Thanks for this space. I appreciate it so much.

Testimonial Note from RuthThorson on Tue, Jun 22