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

Chaille Stidham
John Holcroft
Mike Northam
Gary Isaac Wolf
Marita Delgado
Jim Matlock
Lily Marks
Ben Reyes
Gurgen Tumanyan
Jackie Mederi
Becca Burns
Nitin Nischal Bhandari
Ellie Foulds
Rebecca Harris
Rose M McMackin
Lydia Shafer
Joseph Michael Culhane
Yola Smith
Rita Bailey
Line Hollis
Christina Xu
Jan Morse
D Crichlow
M Medved
Navjeet K Bawa
Yifan Mai
Lynn Porter
Sarah Mack
Michelle Akin
R Michael Gadbaw
Lorenza Ramirez
Kevin Lull
Katie Jensen
Billye Roberts
Shaun Ryan
Alex Cuervo
Aoife NaSolas
Miffy Roo
Ren Hall
W Hazard
Russell Dicker
Kyle Shaw
Anthony Merante
Sallie T
Lauren HK
Vanessa Fuller
marcia shannon
Becka Janse
Jen Elliott Ehrhardt
Chris Zakharoff
Donell Bonaparte
la hoy
Sean Isaacs
Katie Monroe
Janet Werther
Tracy Winter
Nikki Wood
Octavia Kingsley
Brenda Faverio
Terry Knapp Jr.
Angela Brown
Ghena El Hariri
Sally Logan
Crystal L
Cathy Zhang
Julie Benesh
Tracy Pellegrino
Crius Uranus
Linus Édouard Delacroix
Carrie X
Nancy Grossman
Kim Roche
Joel Carlson
Patti Canzone
Grant Ashfield
mohit jaswal
Ann Miller
Genie Gratto
s j bennett
MG de los Angeles

Notes of inspiration from members

2 cups

I earned the 1 million word badge yesterday. I’d never have noticed that milestone without this site. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Wed, Aug 07
5 cups
dark mode

a webpage view that isn’t white – even with flux I’ve had to move away from using the site for writing post-head injury as it’s less taxing.

New Feature Request Note from Sasha HR on Wed, Aug 07
6 cups

Nearly 5 years after getting the 100 day streak badge (and some long breaks in using the site) I finally got the 200 streak badge! This time it’s a bit different though. Not long after I finished day 4 I had a bad fall on black ice and ended with a heady injury that continues to impact me significantly. The encouragement of this site and of seeing all the other members writing, not to mention the writing itself, has been an anchor through a very challenging time. Thank you all!

Testimonial Note from Sasha HR on Wed, Aug 07
1 cup

Hello to my fellow members and our fearless leaders.
I am in Orange Park, Florida now. I moved here less than a week ago from the Orlando area. I tell you this as moving, or any change, can cause a crazy disconnect within life. I also had a 2nd heart surgery this year which was another ife interrupter. What has been my continuity? 750words.

When I moved, I had to use my phone as a hot spot so I would be sure and have internet for my laptop. One night I was so tired, all I craved was bed and sleep near midnight. But…the realization that I had not done my words, aghast! I finished it against all my bodily and soulish wishes, and was elated the next morning. This kind of self satisfaction and reward has helped me carry on. This is something for myself. Sometimes I am doing so much for others, I forget about myself.

What is interesting is how this is carrying over to other areas of my life. I have tied it to 10 minutes of daily prayer and meditation, now I am tying it to 10 minutes of daily stretches and yoga movements. All this because of 750 words. I am becoming a healthier me in mind, body and soul.

Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Lynda Elliott Goyzueta on Tue, Aug 06
56 cups

I passed the Million Word mark a few months ago and after almost 4 years, I have decided to step down from this online writing platform so that I can return to writing in my journal the old fashioned way, with a pen on paper. I will miss tapping out my thoughts about the world and about my day to day life. I view these daily words as a form of therapy that has helped me feel grounded in my daily work as a teacher, single mom, and artist. I have been writing in a journal since I was 18 years old, but have never quantified my words the way I did while faithfully logging in to 750 words each morning. I loved earning badges and keeping up my writing streak. It was motivating to see my name listed with all of the other writers around the globe who had completed their words for the day. I am thankful for the support and sense of community I felt with 750 Words. I will be sending good wishes to everyone who diligently logs in each day to write their words. Keep up the good work! The world is made more peaceful and whole when people like you and me take the time to reflect, dream, and transform our lives through writing. I will continue my practice each morning “unplugged” with the retro technology of pen and paper! The best to you always!

Testimonial Note from Monica Harris on Sun, Aug 04
1 cup

I’ve only been here for two days but I feel so much better about who I am as an aspiring writer. Not having to worry about approval, not having to worry about worthiness led to a couple of important revelations about the barriers I was erecting to keep me from writing. 750 Words is a wonderful tool.

Testimonial Note from Robert O'Hannon on Sat, Aug 03
1 cup
Improve the writing page

A way to change fonts would be nice :)

New Feature Vote from Daniela on Fri, Aug 02
36 cups

Like many, many others have said, this site has been integral to my journey as a writer. Life has been bonkers for quite a while (in good ways and bad) and when I finally decided last year to get it together and listen to those who said I should be a writer, well, I signed in to the account I hadn’t used in seven years and started to write here right here. (Not sure if that’s clever wordplay or a stupid non-joke, but I’ll let you, the reader, decide.)

If you had told me last year that I would have a 500+ page novel by the same time the following year, I would have laughed in your face so much, you’d need one of those salad bar sneeze shield things to keep your face dry. Gross, but quite possibly true.

But here I am, doing a first edit on my first draft and loving the hell out of it… maybe not the times when I can’t figure out how to fix the loopy logic in my insane story, but I digress… I owe so much of my success to others who have supported and encouraged and guided me through this journey, and 750 Words is absolutely part of that success.

In the last year, I’ve only missed two days. Though I was thoroughly irritated with myself for a few brief moments, those addicting badges and indispensable stats made me roll up my sleeves, crank up the music, and throw down twice as hard. It makes me so happy to be a writer, and sometime (hopefully) soon, I’ll be on the way to calling myself an author without self-deprecation or my eyes rolling into the back of my head.

All that blabbering comes down to this: You have literally changed lives, absolutely including my own, and I’m so very grateful to you, Buster and Kellianne. Please give each other a hug and know that thousands of us are hugging you at the same time. (Uh, not in a creepy way, though.)

With all the sincerity I can muster, thank you. So much.

Testimonial Note from Lou Friton on Fri, Aug 02
1 cup

It has help me put my words together with ease. I love writing everyday, when I started I did not think that I could do it but now I look forward to it everyday.

Testimonial Note from Terrence Mcgowin on Thu, Aug 01
1 cup

I have my first coffee cup y’all!!!! I have been on this site for just over a week and I LOVE IT!!!! No I have not yet made it to 750 words, nor have I done it every day but I am on the right path! I have always loved writing and always wanted to be consistent with my writing but couldn’t find the right medium. I tried journaling apps but found myself spending too much time tweaking the settings. I have tried paper journaling but I can’t write as fast as I can think (or type). So this is perfect! It’s a beautiful yet simple format that is exactly what I need. Thanks all my buddies!!

Testimonial Note from Jason Ballard on Thu, Aug 01
1 cup

When I first saw the site, i knew it was something I could benefit from. Between work and mental health it’s become important to have a place to get words out of my mind. 750 Words has helped in a way few other site have. It’s a site I’m frequently suggesting to others as a way to build that awareness of yourself and your thoughts.

Testimonial Note from Cawnen on Thu, Aug 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Cawnen on Thu, Aug 01
6 cups

I had a baby 3 months ago and writing these words every day has helped me keep my sanity amidst such sleeplessness and change. Thank you for making this exist!

Testimonial Note from Annamieka Hopps Davidson on Thu, Aug 01
1 cup
Post Titles

Create — or select from Frequently Used Words — a title for the day’s post.

Podcasts commonly title the episode using a phrase stated during recording. For example, “Butterfly Down!” if the episode discussed Apple’s Macbook Pro keyboard.

An option to share the day’s title may make for interesting reading.

New Feature Request Note from Lawrence J on Thu, Aug 01
2 cups

In the midst of chaos, 750 words has been an anchor. Having it by my side throughout my hectic teens and now early 20’s has been a gift. I hope I’ll still be around to write happier thoughts here in the coming years.

Testimonial Note from Narin Lalala on Thu, Aug 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Would love some variety and more badges to work towards!

New Feature Vote from John Woods on Thu, Aug 01
10 cups
Updates on progress

It would be nice if a) you kept with your promises on updates for website (especially for those of us who support it with hard-earned cash); b) you updated community on what’s been done. Because, seriously, there are some VERY simple CSS bugs that haven’t been fixed. There’s never any comments or any interactions with people on feedback/feature request page. There’s very sporadic facebook communication. And now, when you officially announced that 750words is quite a priority in your life… well, 2 months later – nothing. Nothing updated on site. No updates in facebook group. No interaction with anyone.

I am really grateful for safe space to write and this whole website. It does help me a lot. But this relationship with your customers/supporters is too much. You said it yourself: "Anyway. Enough on that for now! Because now that that’s moving out of the intense creative phase, the 2nd BIG PROJECT is 750 Words! I’ve been dying to start working on this again. We mentioned last year that this would be happening, and were a bit overzealous in our timing, but now it’s happening for real! FOR REAL. Seriously.

Kellianne and I have a BIG list of things we know people have been very patiently waiting on for YEARS. Fixing bugs like scrolling on tablets, updating your profile info, and a thousand other strange glitches. Plus… Internationalization! A mobile app! Groups! More badges! And generally making things simpler, faster, and more delightful. Without losing the scrappy spirit of it all, because we are now scrappier than ever."

But apparently it’s land of the dead.

It’s very annoying to not only to not see any improvements but encounter the same bugs that were reported ages ago and could have been fixed in a few hours by a competent coder. But it requires caring and commitment. Do you care?

New Feature Request Note from Roxy on Tue, Jul 30
1 cup

I always come back here. Streaks are great and carry their own power but this feels like home base when I get off track. Thanks for persisting.

Testimonial Note from KAdams on Tue, Jul 30
1 cup

As I write everyday I am able to express my feelings and anxieties, my frustrations and questions. I can talk to myself and release inner feelings and emotions. You can express yourself and answer to know one,but the LORD.

Testimonial Note from Robert Watson on Mon, Jul 29
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Miish Grixti on Tue, Jul 23
4 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Miish Grixti on Tue, Jul 23
12 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Miish Grixti on Tue, Jul 23
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Miish Grixti on Tue, Jul 23
10 cups

I’ve been using this site for years, initially motivated by badges for speed, writing early, writing late, but nowadays it’s the streaks that keep me going. THANK YOU!

Testimonial Note from Ingrid Turk on Mon, Jul 22
25 cups

Today I wrote my 1000th page on the 1006th day of membership. That isn’t a streak, but as much as I enjoy collecting badges, the satisfaction is in the writing. I built plans, worked through difficulties, drafted articles, and recorded moments of joy and sorrow in those thousand pages. None of that would have happened without this site and the encouragement to keep writing. Thank you for this safe place and the insight the statistics give me. I am a better writer now than I was 1006 days ago.

Testimonial Note from marcia shannon on Sat, Jul 20
5 cups

So grateful for this site. I have been using it for years, but just passed the 30 day streak. seriously. years. just want to say thank you to everyone who works hard to keep this site going and for every writer that is part of this community.

Testimonial Note from Jod Pharo on Sat, Jul 20
7 cups

Thanks for being an amazing site that makes me write, every day.

Testimonial Note from Lauren Roche on Fri, Jul 19
1 cup
Testimonial Note from Irma on Thu, Jul 18
1 cup

Since I started writing 750 words a day, my daily life has become much more structured. I have written nearly every day and it has become one of my strongest habits. It jumpstarts my day and clears my head so I can stay focused on my work throughout the day. If you’re feeling discouraged, do whatever you can to keep up the writing. It will have lasting effects that you’ll notice in all aspects of your life!

Testimonial Note from JMPS on Wed, Jul 17
4 cups

Whether I dabble or write ‘seriously,’ 750words has been my way in through the door of my writing room. Today I’m hoping four cups will get me to a poem.

Testimonial Note from Caroline Ledeboer on Wed, Jul 17