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

Gary Isaac Wolf
Jim Matlock
Lisa Whiteaker
Lily Marks
Kyle B Schroeder
Toby McMaster
Marc Mongeon
Jane Donaldson
Sapna Shah- Mitra
Becca Burns
Marvin Mitchell
Kim Baxter
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Justin Thomas
Emma Schouten
SHIAN T.
Sage Borgmastars
Katia LeMone
rylie lockerman
Jo Gatford
abby
Julia Crane
Rebecca Harris
Kellianne Benson
Stephen Tackett
Melissa B
Scotty A
D Crichlow
Joseph Michael Culhane
Andrew Harrison
Ethan Wethern
Yola Smith
calliaphone
John A Ingham
kristin milton
Christina Xu
Timur M. Atnashev
Jan Morse
M Medved
Louise Ferndale
AJK
BrentJB
Lynn Porter
Debra Ferreday
Elizabeth Savage
R Michael Gadbaw
Detrick DeBurr
Lorenza Ramirez
Lauren Roche
Becka Janse
Ende
Booglysticks
Jen Elliott
J.O.Shinn
Billye Roberts
Shannon Boon
Shaun Ryan
Magnus Lebowski
CJ Kuseler
Janet Werther
Alex Cuervo
Aoife NaSolas
Glenn Yuyama Hansen
Lyman Reed
Douglas C. McCall
Ren Hall
Ziggyboo
Diane Keen
Edwina Frazier
LauraThere
Anthony Merante
NocturnalRites
Sophia
Lauren HK
Vanessa Fuller
marcia shannon
Ann Miller
la hoy
Michelle Johnson
Katie Monroe
Tracy Winter
Terry Knapp Jr.
Vasyl Pashko
Ramona Fowler
Maria Isergill
Cathy Zhang
Kiana Capiga
Julie Benesh
Tracy Persson
Noah Potts
Crius Uranus
Christina Philipps
Williamwonka
Linus Édouard Delacroix
Alice
Mary
Alison Smart
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Kim Roche

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I always struggled with writing everyday previously. This site has been crucial in the improvements I’ve been making everyday!

Testimonial Note from Minseung Kim on Wed, Feb 06
1 cup

Thank you for providing this site. The daily practice of writing a set minimum before starting my day helps me turn off my inner editor, use creative language lovingly before I do anything else has inspired my writing and work throughout the day. Thank you :-)

Testimonial Note from Lauren Roche on Wed, Feb 06
1 cup
Wind down pages

I can’t tell you how much I love your site — it has been a companion on and off for almost a decade and has been such a wonderful outlet. The design is so beautiful, the features so cheery and encouraging and the whole experience makes you come back for more.

I’m in a period right now where I find myself very connected to the site and to writing in general. The words have become part of my morning routine and so helpful in so many ways.

Here’s the thing — I crave more. I wish that there was a way to do a separate “winding down” page every night. I find myself journaling or making notes or writing in other apps — but what I really want more than anything is to do that here. And to be able to do it in a way that is separate from the work that I do in the morning and the completion of those 750 words.

I know this would add complexity and maybe it would undermine the wonderful ethos of your website. I don’t think this is a place for journaling — nor would I ever want it to be. I just want to be able to work through things in the same way before I go to bed the way I do in the morning. And I would love to do it here more than anywhere else in the world.

New Feature Request Note from Aditya Sood on Wed, Feb 06
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Wed, Feb 06
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Wed, Feb 06
1 cup
Search by Stats

I’d like to be able to search for all entries with predominant Happy affect, all Extroverted entries, etc.

New Feature Request Note from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Wed, Feb 06
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Typing sounds, by Crom!

New Feature Vote from Ovy Ortega on Tue, Feb 05
1 cup

I wake up and look forward to writing—and I feel wonderful after I’ve written. Thanks for that lightness during the day.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Tue, Feb 05
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Rachel Gollay on Mon, Feb 04
1 cup

I’ve been steadily building a daily journaling/writing habit with the help of 750words. I love how lightweight and simple it is, and seeing my stats is icing on the cake. Streaks are also a really powerful way for me to build my motivation and intention over time. Thanks for building such a great tool!

Testimonial Note from Rachel Gollay on Mon, Feb 04
1 cup

Starting to fill-in another streak, after a long hiatus. Thank you for your effort maintaining this site.

Testimonial Note from Anung Ariwibowo on Mon, Feb 04
7 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Minh Nhat Le on Mon, Feb 04
1 cup

I’ve been using 750 Words everyday for the entirety of my free trail. I never knew that something so simple could have such a profound effect on my attitude, outlook, and all round mental state. I do a lot of work with people, and as an introvert, this can be draining on my mental energies. 750 words has become the perfect way to decompress at the end of the day. Thank you, 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Liam Maguire on Sun, Feb 03
1 cup

I’m on a 44 day streak now – on track with my New Year’s resolution! When I have the energy to come up with something new, I write poetry or make progress on a short story, but some days I journal, and that helps me enormously too. Margaret Atwood said that sometimes writing is like a flashlight in a dark place and this is definitely true for me. For anyone reading this, use your flashlight for good and keep writing!

Testimonial Note from Brianna Pritchett on Sat, Feb 02
15 cups

I love 750 Words. I’ve been using it for years now, off and on. Anytime I need boost in my writing motivation, this is where I come. Their monthly challenges are inspiring. Last month, I signed up for the January challenge. I didn’t make it, but I still wrote WAY more during the month than I would have if I didn’t have those little check boxes egging me on. Thanks, 750 Words! I’ll be back, again and again. :)

Testimonial Note from Carie Juettner on Sat, Feb 02
1 cup
profile view

I’d like to see my profile and get a view of all the badges I’ve collected.

New Feature Request Note from gabcat0 🐱 on Fri, Feb 01
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Kairi Gray on Thu, Jan 31
10 cups

Three achievements in one day… and another pending!

Definitely a 10 cup note this – I have spent the month writing website content for my own business, and other useful words (in between the ramblings, journaling and nonsense that comes out the you’re tired but have a target to meet).

I decided I was going to go for the Double Flock and the Nano badges in January as they both needed 50K words to complete. So signing up for the month’s challenge made sense too. Just completed all three of these and feeling a warm sense of accomplishment.

Now I just need to get 750 words out every day for the next 7 days and I’ll get my Phoenix badge for a 100 day streak.

Thank you 750 Words – you’ve certainly made getting that many words out enjoyable! :-)

Testimonial Note from Sue Portman on Thu, Jan 31
1 cup

I have been here for almost a month now and am very pleased. I started writing depressed and I really hope that the regular spelling of 750 words will help me clear my mind and free myself from depression. Every time I start writing in a very sad state, but by the end I feel how I feel better. Thank you very much for this opportunity!

Testimonial Note from Julianna 🌺 on Tue, Jan 29
1 cup
Improve the homepage

More fun stuff, and easier customizing.

New Feature Vote from Paul DeLong on Sun, Jan 27
1 cup

Although I cringe at the use of comic-sans typeface, the simplicity and elasticity of this service has made me a believer. I did look at a bunch of other options before landing here and some were very robust, 750 words grabbed me at go. Hmmm, maybe I’ll copy and paste this into my next entry? Thank you 750 Words

Testimonial Note from Jose Andrade on Sat, Jan 26
1 cup

I really like how the site uses the badges and goals to keep you accountable. Writing down a reward for myself has kept me writing every day.

Testimonial Note from Chuck S. on Sat, Jan 26
1 cup
A better mobile site

Definitely a better mobile site! Or even an app for it.

New Feature Vote from JD Weakley on Fri, Jan 25
1 cup

I’m new to 750 Words but so far it’s been great to journal and lay out my ideas for the day. I need to rebuild a writing practice and this has been a great way to start.

Testimonial Note from Robin Turner on Mon, Jan 21
1 cup
Typing sounds

As you press each key, 750 words plays a typing sound. This is essentially audio feedback that provides a sense of progression as you write.

I basically got this idea from OmmWriter which is I think an amazing program to help writers focus on content production.

New Feature Request Note from David Droogleever on Mon, Jan 21
1 cup

I have been an on again off again “closet” writer for many years. You know the one with lots of ideas but little in the way of consistent execution. I had made a solid commitment to build my daily writing muscles this year and complete my first novel. With the help of 750 words I know I will accomplish what I set out to do in 2019. Flame on!

Testimonial Note from Sean Agnew on Sat, Jan 19
7 cups

750 words has changed my life. The daily nudges, the challenges, the word tracking, the badges, all of it. It is because of 750 words that I can finally say I have written over 150,000 words towards my goal of one day being published. Thank you guys, from the bottom of my heart. I’ve been a member of this amazing site since August of 2015, and while I’ve ghosted more than a few months at a time, I truly feel like 2019 is going to be the year I make this dream a reality, a feat I’d never be able to accomplish without what you guys have done for the writing community. Thank you. Merci. Gracias.
-Signed, a struggling writer who finally found her path.

Testimonial Note from Shanna Martin on Fri, Jan 18
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Shannon Marie Alice-Etheline Lyman on Wed, Jan 16
1 cup

Being new to 750 words is an awesome experience and one I recommend to anyone who is searching for a platform to free write. So easy to use but is fun too..so much better than any other of the more complex writing sites. Thanks to Masterclass for pointing me to 750 words..

Testimonial Note from Barbara Temple on Mon, Jan 14
1 cup
A better mobile site

on mobile, after i write enough to fill the screen every time i finish a line it sends me back to the top of my entry, and then i have to scroll back down to see what i’m currently typing. if only this feature was fixed, i would be so happy!

New Feature Vote from Cameron Chaleff on Sun, Jan 13