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

RJM
Novera King
Pete Furlong
Ingrid JUILLE
Rifat Mahmood
Jim Matlock
Toni Merflag
Lucas Silva
Lily Marks
Steven Ayers
Joely Crow
Richard Swiss
Gene Desrochers
Bobo Banzai
Robin Tanamachi
Alexandru Circiumaru
Becca Burns
Peter Ross
Rebecca Harris
Tracy Pellegrino
Diane F Curtis
Kerry Callahan Mandulak
Richard Whitney
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Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons
Jen Elliott Ehrhardt
Luna Jaffe
Daniel Topping
Joseph Michael Culhane
Bev Morris
Kulvinder Kaur
Virginia Arnold
Jen O
calliaphone
Erin Prunchak
Steve Brophy
RAJALINGAM JANAHAN
RobinO
Lacresha
Lorenza Ramirez
Stephanie Davis
Marc Callec
Luis Lozano
Christina Xu
Mikkel Snyder
K M
Jan Morse
Mayara Blasi
Sharon Small
Daniel Munoz
M Medved
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AJK
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Mattia
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Kate Sanders
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🤸🏻Shannon 💫
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Bhavani
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Antje Anderson
Odd
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Notes of inspiration from members

10 cups

Today I reached my ten-year streak! I could not have believed ten years ago that I would still be writing my 750 words each and every day. It has been an interesting decade, to say the least, love, loss, new beginnings and yet many of the same hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Thank you Buster and Kellianne.

Testimonial Note from Ken McCarthy on Sun, Aug 30
1 cup

It has helped me work through and think through problems differently! I love using this website.

Testimonial Note from Katherine Tolleson on Sat, Aug 29
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jacqui Brocker on Fri, Aug 28
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Reddy on Wed, Aug 26
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More badges for accomplishments

Something between 500 and 1000 would be awesome!

New Feature Vote from Charity Jennings on Wed, Aug 26
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Tommy Hart on Wed, Aug 26
10 cups

This last year has been hellish…. with a child in and out of the hospital, divorce, assault, a parents death… just barely keeping myself together. And through it all, every month the note pops up in my email – “You’ve made a contribution to 750words” and its served as a sort of promise to myself that one day I will get to the other side of this hurt, and one day I will be able to return to my writing passion.
Thank you Buster and Kellianne for being here, for making this site and holding the promise for me when I couldn’t hold it for myself.

Testimonial Note from Alison Colwell on Tue, Aug 25
10 cups

I hit 1000 days on Saturday August 22nd, 2020. It hasn’t always been easy or pretty. There have been days where I’ve written through gritted teeth. Days when I’ve dictated my entry on my phone at 11:40. At least two fixed streaks because I don’t know what week I’m on (and I can’t even blame Covid, because they were last year).

Having this place where I can come and spew has been amazing for my mental health. Thank you for creating this special and safe place. I have recommended your website to all my workshop participants for the past year and a half.

I pay for it happily, because it’s game changing.

Keep up the good work.

Shadow

Testimonial Note from Shadowsinger on Tue, Aug 25
1 cup

I’m new to the site. I’ve been quickly breaking chains, though. This site has been helpful in breaking away from the idea that a complete novel or non-fiction book should flow immediately from my fingertips. This site just gets you writing. Write, no matter what the content. As with exercise, you can then discern patterns, shift things, focus on things that are working. I love that! No one is perfect. This isn’t published. It’s you! Just you and your writing.

Testimonial Note from LaTonya Gibbs on Sun, Aug 23
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Would love to see a badge between The Space Bird (500 days) and The Flying Squirrel (1000 days) because that’s too long without a badge and could easily have people fall off. I do love working towards a badge so I’d totally benefit on this.

New Feature Vote from Niki Torres on Sun, Aug 23
5 cups
Streak freeze option for scheduled time off

Currently, scheduled time off gets counted such that it’s as if you wrote 750 words on those days. This is nice, but it makes it a bit too easy to increase your streak just by scheduling time off. It would be great if there could be a streak freeze option for scheduled time off, so that the streak will stay the same (neither increase nor go to 0). This way, we can be more motivated to extend our streaks by actually writing, and the feeling of accomplishment when earning streak badges would feel more genuine, even if we had to take some days off.
Thank you!

New Feature Request Note from Monti Cello on Thu, Aug 20
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Tayla Gittins on Thu, Aug 20
1 cup

This is the chance to write some thing, and this is the opportunity to learn and write something, If you write everyday you become like master in few months all you need dedication and commitment, I encourage to every one try to write everyday something like your daily plans and future goals, pain, happiness and sad whatever it is just start write

Testimonial Note from svas pola on Tue, Aug 18
1 cup

I had been searching for a better journaling method for years. Handwriting has always been too slow, but typing into my notes app or a word document always lead to distractions and made it difficult for me to revisit past journaling sessions. I tried to build a journaling habit several dozen times over the last couple years, each time trying a different journaling app, but never lasted more than a couple of days. On the 750 words free trial, something about the simplicity of the app and the built-in accountability/tracking features made it very easy for me to pick up the habit. I do not journal every day, but I journal regularly because of 750 words, and it makes me happy. 750 words is now the 3rd software subscription that I pay for (next to Spotify and the 1SE app).

Testimonial Note from Jake Cronin on Sat, Aug 15
1 cup
Being able to adjust text size on tablet view

So when I sign into the site on my tablet to use my keyboard with it, I end up in some sort of “no distractions” view and it is SUPER hard to read because it is microscopically tiny. On my desktop, I can adjust the font size and background color to increase readability. I don’t necessarily want an app, I just want to be able to adjust the font size.

Thanks for reading. Less than ten days from 1000 consecutive entries.

Shadow

New Feature Request Note from Shadowsinger on Sat, Aug 15
1 cup

What is this? Cup? I don’t know about this rule. I thought it was free for life.

Testimonial Note from hamid on Wed, Aug 12
1 cup

That was a while ago, in 2012, when I first heard about this site. 750 Words was recommended as a helpful tool to students at the creative writing class. I started using 750 words, and I am still using it, when I need to focus on writing or just want to get in touch with my thoughts.
Thank you 750 Words for the creative flow!

Testimonial Note from Laura Feldberga on Wed, Aug 12
1 cup

I was recommended to 750 Words by Leesa Renee Hall. Her special Patreon community has motivated me to write more for myself and explore my curiosities, dreams, as well as my unconscious biases, and 750 Words has really helped me on this journey! I’m looking forward to seeing how I grow (and also to get those badges along the way)!

Testimonial Note from Ryookyung kim on Tue, Aug 11
1 cup

The Netherlands are currently struggling with a heat wave. Which makes it difficult (if not impossible) to sleep. But at least something good came out of this: tonight I got my Night Bat badge.

Testimonial Note from Ingeborg Kooiman on Tue, Aug 11
10 cups

Oh glorious website. You are absolutely a gem in the rough wilderness of the Internet. Please don’t change. (I mean it, you’re great!) Thanks to you I have written nearly a quarter-million words, many that will eventually be crafted into a memoir. I’m super grateful.

Testimonial Note from Obie Fernandez on Mon, Aug 10
6 cups

I want to thank 750 Words on a festive occasion: I just finished my first 100-day streak! I joined in early May after a friend recommended the site and never stopped. I have written over 100,000 words on the site in these first 100 days. You developed the PERFECT tool for me to hold myself accountable and write every day! On many days, I continue to write off site—but 750 Words is my starting point for this every day. Although I cannot fully explain why, being able to see the statistics and the streak length really helps me keep going, as do the monthly challenges and the lovely, silly badges. I am typically a total tightwad, so the fact that I shell out $5/month and have made donating my “reward” after my July streak is a huge testimony to the service you provide. Thank you, 750 Words! – Antje

Testimonial Note from Antje Anderson on Sun, Aug 09
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Yaaaaaayyyy

New Feature Vote from Al Wilson on Sat, Aug 08
1 cup
note for next day

i woiuld type as usual and if i think of something. to mention to me the next day

= i would use this to put a small note above my writing space

then i can continue writing as usual. would be amazing for so many reasons!!

New Feature Request Note from Darryl Dexter on Sat, Aug 08
1 cup
More text analysis

The categories are a bit lacking. For one, I think it would be a pretty useful and important category for text analysis to be on body/health.

If slang could be interpreted more accurately (f*ck is not always a sexual word, lol) that would help the accurate interpretation of text as well.

New Feature Vote from Jessica Chai on Fri, Aug 07
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Camille Dent on Thu, Aug 06
1 cup

I thought, I could live without it.
And surly I can. I could. But why?
Having this page open next to my work saves my brain from overloading. This is the best way to dump whatever the monkey messed up and start my work or day in a clear and calm way. Knowing, that all this writing is perfect as it is. That fact it is uneditable calms my mind knowing, that there are still perfectly unperfect places in this world. Love this. Sendig all my love and a hug in the world!

Testimonial Note from Daniela Grego on Thu, Aug 06
7 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Khazna Chami on Tue, Aug 04
1 cup

Dear reader,

I wish you guts, guts, and yet more guts! Write whatever it is you really want to say. You can.

“Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
― Sylvia Plath

Testimonial Note from Al Wilson on Tue, Aug 04
1 cup

oh my goodness oh my goodness as Annie in the musical would say, how did I manage to miss a day? yesterday is blank and there is a wee note when you click on the date – oops missed a day. I don’t know how I did that but perhaps I got distracted. I so love doing 750 words and yes I was doing a washing and did keep on my laptop and then go back to it, but hey, I missed a day. well what can I say but am so sorry! I have no excuse well except I guess I have a lot on my mind at present and am hoping to clear clutter before Friday when the lady comes to discuss my new kitchen. but yes am astonished after all this time that I could forget that I hadn’t don’t my day. I guess it shows that am a bit more grown up and realising that in a way it is good to be able to get back to the egg and make a new start and look forward to a new age? and new resolve? this is such a good way to start the day and having a gap is like one of my baby teeth coming out but will learn from it and the next time I reach a new badge for like a hundred days and then five hundred and then a year for goodness sake well I can look back and think I made it, Am an achiever and you do me proud 750- onwards and upwards will get there and be a newby for a wee while it will be good for me. (my recent project has been to not have too big wedge that is coloured purple so this will be good for me to achieve that.) have a good week and stay safe! love from Marilyn (Mana) xxxx

Testimonial Note from Marilyn Jean Hazlett on Tue, Aug 04
1 cup

Clear Mind + More Productive

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TRY and TRY AGAIN

It was hard to begin with and I failed the first month challenge. Because I’d held everything in for so long and hesitated over writing anything. I procrastinated for many reasons…

…and the most important, amazing thing I leaned:

If you keep at it, the blocks go away. You’re fingers tingle to write, and all those ideas that clog up your brain are let out on here-

- Once they’re gone, you realize they weren’t that important…

Some snippets, some dialogue, some self-help entries…

Letting them out frees your mind to create the real stuff, the good stuff, the meaningful stuff.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?

Put in the time, trust the process, and if you don’t…

You’ll miss the opportunity to make your creative life easier and recapture the passion that you yearn for.

YOU CAN DO IT

AND if no one else does:

I believe in YOU!

Testimonial Note from Danae on Mon, Aug 03