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

Lisa Chan
WhatKindofDog
Peter Auerhann Beissinger
Sky Matsuhashi
anthony hoang
John G McHugh
iana tokarchuk
Lauren Roche
Christie Chisholm
Novera King
Amy Austen
damian golfinopoulos
Marvin Mitchell
EnergyTest
Maja Ilisch
Jim Matlock
Dr J
Lucas Silva
Becca Burns
Romeo Lopez
Rebecca Harris
Tracy Pellegrino
Kerry Callahan Mandulak
Harrison Angsten
Paul R Smith
Jen Elliott Ehrhardt
Joseph Michael Culhane
abbey
Wonde
Aaron Webb
Jenn O
calliaphone
Anna Cartella
Stephanie Davis
July MS Sadowski
Rachel Rofe
Jan Morse
Sharon Small
Daniel Munoz
M Medved
Navjeet K Bawa
Marianne ABRAMOVICI
Lynn Porter
Joshua Pevner
D.A. Straith
Ann Miller
Tina Lear
Brian Nelson
"tep"
R Michael Gadbaw
Michelle Stalhood
Hutton Henry
Sophia
Autumn Valente
Mike Swehla
Marc Callec
Laura Ellen
B Stagner
Gavriella Roberta Delgado
Alon Bar
J.O.Shinn
Billye Roberts
minh kharetti
Sara Shimazu
Shaun Saperstein
Brett Cohrs
Bridgit Colleran
AoifeNaSolas
Debra Bastedo
Andrew Bleeker
Antje Anderson
Ren Bacquié
W Hazard
Toni Merflag
Pamela Dulaney
Kelly Pinard
Julie JordanScott
CJ Fly
Bhavani
Jane Fisher
marcia shannon
Eric Sczuka
Fliss Morton
la hoy
Shaun Ryan
Susanne
Katie Monroe
Tracy Winter
MaryJo Wood
Terry Knapp Jr.
Coffee Monster
Heidi
Nick Hinchsliff
leanna Kith
Hgopaul
Robin
Michele Minervini
Cathy Zhang
Joshua Biggs
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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

It’s been 8 years, 5 states, 2 kids, and a cat since I discovered this incredible site + community. And although I haven’t been writing consistently that entire time, 750 words is always something I come back to when I need space to sort myself out. Thank you Kellianne and Buster for all you have done and continue to do. Cheers!

Testimonial Note from Annerz on Mon, Jan 10
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Sometimes I wish the writing page had a margin on BOTH sides: left and right.
I find WIDE sentences with LOTS of words difficult to read. Reading them is a chore, kind of like this:
Ifindwidesentenceswithlotsofwordsdifficulttoread.readingthemisachore,kindoflikethis:

New Feature Vote from Toni Merflag on Sun, Jan 09
4 cups

One of the things I love about 750words is starting with a blank sheet. No judgement, no prior expectations, doesn’t matter how long it’s been since I last wrote, it’s there – ready and waiting and welcoming.

Testimonial Note from Paraic Bergin on Sat, Jan 08
1 cup

It’s given me a quiet space at the end of busy days to sit down and clear my thoughts, and get back in the habit of writing after falling out of it. I can write about what I’ve read, done, or start sketching out drafts of stories, and just knowing that that’s waiting for me before I go to bed means I’m much more settled for my next day. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Freya Sacksen on Fri, Jan 07
12 cups

Wishing Buster, Kellianne and all my fellow writers a happy new year!

Testimonial Note from Ingeborg Kooiman on Thu, Jan 06
20 cups

I’ve been using this site on and off for ten years, and I can’t speak highly enough of it. As a place for clearing your mind, starting blogs, developing ideas… it’s unparalleled. It helps that Buster and Kellianne are so helpful too and obviously care about the site.

Testimonial Note from J. J. Knowles on Thu, Jan 06
1 cup

It is actually difficult to to state in few words how 750 words has helped me. Any writer who is worth that name should be on 750words.com. It is amazing how joining has turned my laziness in writing to 16

Testimonial Note from OLAGOLDEN SEMIYU on Wed, Jan 05
1 cup
Upload historical posts

Hi – I have been using another journaling tool for some time, and would like to be able to upload my old posts so that I can see the stats (like text analysis…I realise that streaks could not be part of this!) and easily look back at these entries to see how I have grown

New Feature Request Note from Adam Murray on Tue, Jan 04
10 cups

I am eternally grateful for this site as a safe place to land this past year.
Here’s to more light and love in 2022!

Testimonial Note from Rachel on Mon, Jan 03
10 cups
Improve the writing page

I would love rich text formatting options with many more font and paragraph choices. Fonts, colors, bullets, etc. Thank you!

New Feature Vote from Kara Ryan on Mon, Jan 03
1 cup

i find it easier and easier to see my moods, what makes me have a good day, and how writing every day gets all the gunk out of my head. Thank you so much 750Words!

Testimonial Note from Mazarine on Sun, Jan 02
10 cups

Happy New Year!
I paid my two missed challenges to 750 words – two because I was remiss paying the last time I fell out of the challenge. Not sure where I would be without this site I realised how much it’s helped me practice writing. There was a time when I didn’t write for months and months ad infiinitum. Yet this last year, I’ve been inspired to get my words down not only hitting 500K words but completing NaNoWriMo. Showing up to 750 words.com, I learned my best writing times, it’s at the dining table, focused on what I want to say, sitting upright. Never would I’ve believed that for the paltry price of two coffees a month, I’d accomplish so much. Thank you, Buster and Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Evelyn Marentette on Sun, Jan 02
1 cup
What’s going on with the badges?

The last time I got a badge was last July!

New Feature Request Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Sun, Jan 02
10 cups

Who has two thumbs and missed her words for the December challenge on December 30th??

This gal!

Seriously grateful to this site and those who produce/maintain it, seriously grateful for the accountability, motivation, and freedom it provides as well. On this first day of 2022 let’s ALL raise a cuppa to this crew!

Testimonial Note from Jeannel King on Sat, Jan 01
10 cups
Patronage/Membership

wondering could there be an offer of Patronage/Membership for long serving members (after serving a period of time decided by the owners of 750words.com).

New Feature Request Note from Ms. T on Sat, Jan 01
2 cups

750words has been a background score to my life for over 10 years now. It helped me cope with bad days in college and through my 20’s. During the pandemic, I finally started to actually get more consistent about writing here and it helped me cope. This was my solace in this uncertain time. Thank you Buster and Kelliane – you gave me a space to record my triumphs and disasters and find the strength to treat those two imposters just the same. To everyone else using this site, thank you for your notes of inspiration – it helped me see that there are kindred spirits out there.

Testimonial Note from Dhiya Sadanandan on Fri, Dec 31
10 cups

This site allows me to settle my mind before the serious working of writing begins. I am back after almost a year away. I know that my return will bring more focus and productivity.

Testimonial Note from Lauren Roche on Fri, Dec 31
1 cup

I have used 750words through the most exciting and difficult times in my life (marriage, babies, deaths, moves, pandemics…), and whether I logged in and wrote daily, or once a month, or only a couple of times a year, it has been such a wonderful landing pad for me to process and record my life. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Kelly Pinard on Fri, Dec 31
5 cups
Show finding in search results

Hi Buster!

When I use the search function, it currently shows the days when I wrote the search term, plus the first 250 characters of those days’ writing. But as I start each day with some metadata, this picture is about the same for every search hit.

It would be much more helpful if the list of the search hits could contain the 250 characters around the search term (or it first occurence in a day’s writing), say the 120 before and the 120 after.

Would be great if you might include that in one of the next rounds of improvements!

Thanks and all my best wishes to you and the family
Hanno

New Feature Request Note from Hanno Scholtz on Thu, Dec 30
5 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from hlk on Wed, Dec 29
2 cups
Prev Entry - Next Entry Buttons

While the little boxes up top on the site are great when reading on a laptop, they are not so great when trying to read on mobile, especially since the hovering date sometimes doesn’t come up. It would be nice to have prev entry – next entry buttons somewhere on the page – maybe at the bottom? – to make navigating through close entries just that much easier. Thank you for your awesome work on the site!

New Feature Request Note from hlk on Wed, Dec 29
3 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Louise Ankers on Wed, Dec 29
3 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Louise Ankers on Wed, Dec 29
10 cups

10 cups for 10 years :)
I’ve been using it for 10 years since December 31st 2011. I find this website to be very inspirational, intellectually engaging and life enriching. The first year I lived on my own I journaled for the first 375 days straight without missing one day and did my 750 words each of those days. It really helped me refine my thought process and improve my overall quality of life I’ve fallen off the write everyday bandwagon but I do plan to do write everyday in 2022. Thank you Buster for creating this fabulous website. I hope that I’ll be using this website well into the 2030s and beyond.

Testimonial Note from CJ Fly on Mon, Dec 27
5 cups

I have always been an avid writer of thoughts and things. My tools have always been pen and paper. In the last year or so it has been difficult to keep up that practice. Lucky for me (and the rest of my fellow writers) Buster and Kellianne have provided this wonderful site for us to store our words and motivate us to keep on writing. I am proud to say that I earned my Phoenix (100 day) and my first flock (100,000 words) badges. But I am also grateful to have this place to sort through my thoughts and dreams and emotions. Thank you Buster and Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Sharon Hart on Sun, Dec 26
27 cups

Who knew I would be able to write 750 words everyday for more than a year and not know what to say here? Other than thank you for contributing towards making that happen, and helping me look after my mental health everyday! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Lauren Ann Easter on Fri, Dec 24
1 cup

been using this site since 2010. give me a blank 750 page and some free time and I’ll conquer the world. or at least the chaotic one in my head.

Testimonial Note from Jared Ewy on Fri, Dec 24
15 cups

Mainly I want to say that I hope everyone connected with this site, from Buster and Kellianne, to all my fellow writers, are having a meaningful holiday season in spite of all the craziness that is going on in the world. I also want to say Thank You—not just to Buster and Kellianne, who are awesome in maintaining this site, but to all who partake of it. A wise man once said that company is stronger than will power, and to me 750 Words is an example of that. As tricky as it seems at times to get my Words in, it helps that you are all writing as well. And I’m grateful for the centeredness and clarity of undersatnding that the site has given me over the many years that I’ve been present here every day. Peace and blessings to all in the New Year!

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Fri, Dec 24
1 cup
SSL certificate

I would love to suggest getting an SSL certificate set up so that the connection between browser and server gets encrypted.

Could just be a Let’s Encrypt one, doesn’t have to infer any costs or a lot of work.

New Feature Request Note from Bart De Wachter on Tue, Dec 21
9 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Mon, Dec 20