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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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I agreed to accept the Feb Challenge and write each day. While out of internet range, I missed 1.5 days of writing. I truly missed this time that I have devoted to sorting things, brain dumping, organizing, soul searching, and planning. I paid the fine I imposed on myself for missing $5 to 750 words. I have not consistently written ever and am so enjoying this sire’. Thank you

Testimonial Note from Kelly Lee on Thu, Feb 06
30 cups
Mobile App!

I would love to see an app for this wonderful, wonderful site! Or at the very least, an improved way to interact with it on mobile. Any time I have had to write on my phone, it has been an excruciating experience, and in the past few days, with my laptop out of action, it has been something I dread -and that is not at all how I feel about this site!
Using it via Chrome or Safari is painfully slow, typing is laboured and delayed, autocorrects in ways that are not in keeping with other autocorrects on my phone and doesn’t allow navigation between the various pages (stats, today’s writers) in any way that’s easy or enticing.
Mobile-friendly interface, please!

As so many others have said, using this website as gentle but firm motivation and accountability has given me so much in my life.
I’m an artist and writer, and the writing in my work has improved infinitely since beginning my daily practice here.
I’ve used it in conjunction with therapy, it has gotten me through literally the worst times of my life, serving as a daily account diary and meditation journal.
It allows me to reflect over how far I’ve come, where I’m going, where I am now.
This site is invaluable, and provides such a huge service.
I want to express my deep, deep gratitude for the site, but also my wish for a better mobile experience, whatever form that takes!

Thank you thank you, and many more days and words to come.

New Feature Request Note from Rebecca Acceber on Tue, Feb 04
30 cups

Writing on this site the last three months has changed my life. I earned my Nanowrimo badge in January, and honestly, I am more proud of that badge than many of my other "significant’ accomplishments. Thank you for letting me vent, pray and communicate with my soul every morning. I cherish and value this time. When I put off doing my entry until the evening, I always regret it. Thank you for making this an affordable pleasure that brings me hope, freedom, space and a sense of victory each and every day. Blessings to you all.

Testimonial Note from Barbara Wissmann on Sun, Feb 02
4 cups

I can’t say enough how much doing this regularly improves my life. Without better access to things like therapy or indulgent self-care ($$) the next best thing is being able to commune with myself on a regular basis and really be honest and direct with myself.

Testimonial Note from fabienne on Sun, Feb 02
1 cup

I have written more than 750 words daily for over a month and am feeling really pleased with myself. I have not worried about the quality of the writing and have been delighted with the speed with which I have managed to put words on the screen. I prefer editing to writing first drafts so this practice has really helped me to progress my work and feel confident that I can finish it.

Testimonial Note from Lucia Gannon on Sun, Feb 02
2 cups
More badges

I’m a sucker for getting rewards so would love more badges. Perhaps you could get multiple badges of the same type, or get stars on the badges or bronze silver gold version of badges. So if you do the monthly challenge more than once it’s recognised?

love the site and I keep coming back to it so Thankyou!

New Feature Request Note from Emily McDermott on Sat, Feb 01
1 cup

Over the last five weeks writing at least 750 words a day has helped clarify a lot of things for me, particularly as pertains to some of the sticking points in my career and my relationships, and is a catharsis in the vicissitudes of the past.

Testimonial Note from Denyse Shannon on Fri, Jan 31
2 cups

This my first month on this site and it has been wonderful getting my writing groove back.

Testimonial Note from Sheila K Smith on Fri, Jan 31
1 cup

Just. Do. It.
If you want to be the noun, you have to do the verb.
I love repeating that saying to myself everytime I procrastinate or get frustrated with a situation.
If I want to be a writer, I have to write.
Considering it’s what I enjoy and long for the most, it is also the one thing that always gets pushed down the to-do list when things get off track. I guess kind of like hurting the ones you love the most, in a way. Write out the sleepy thoughts first thing in the morning to clear your brain. Write out the anxiety at night before you go to bed so you can get some rest. Write at lunch time to remind yourself you’re not always going to be chained to that crappy office. That is, as long as you write. And write for yourself. Not an assignment or for someone else’s payment to you, but for you.
I heard Laura Belgray talk about the site in one of her podcast interviews and I immediately went to check it out, because…Laura Belgray…..and of course, it was exactly what I needed / need. And I am super appreciative and thankful.
Now, does this note word count, count towards my 750? :)
Thanks for the encouragement – everyone here is awesome. :) :) :)

Testimonial Note from Jacki Phillips on Wed, Jan 29
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Sat, Jan 25
1 cup

This site has started a companion practice to meditation for me. I had a really tough year last year and realized that daily habits of checking in and connecting in different ways were the only way to get myself back in balance. I’d been on the site on and off since the early days (quitting and coming back a few times) but could never quite figure out how to make it a practice. Now I write every day and have just passed my first 30 days—a bit accomplishment for me. I’m looking forward to more words and more moments of feeling connected to this community! Many thanks for its existence and I’m looking forward to seeing new features. This place rocks.

Testimonial Note from Elisabeth Hamilton on Sat, Jan 25
1 cup

Thank you for encouraging me back again. I was moving into a new house at Christmas and between that and NaNoWriMo, It felt impossible to go on with it.
Then one day led to another and household/life patterns changed.
Your note of encouragement was very timely and I appreciate it.
Three days back on track and loving my red roses. Just knowing the other people are pushing past their own struggles and hanging in there is encouraging too.
Have a great year…January is close to an end, but we have 11 more for success!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Jan 24
20 cups
A better mobile site

Some days when I am on the go, I can only get my writing in on my iPhone. Having a friendlier interface for mobile would be excellent!

New Feature Vote from Charity Jennings on Thu, Jan 23
1 cup

Writing every day is something that has helped me bring my goal for the year to life. There is just the right amount of fun and whimsy to feel not alone, and most importantly, so much open space with nothing to distract from writing. I use the site for different things, writing my thoughts, writing my book – so far the rough draft is about 80% there! Also sometimes just sorting out the complicated thoughts about what I need to do. It’s just the perfect catch all for expressing what’s up.

I feel more productive seeing that I actually am producing words each day, and now 750 words is the thing that I reach for when I am not sure what to do next. I know I’ll finish off feeling proud and able to pat my own back. Simple and easy. Love it! Thank you Kellianne and Buster!

Testimonial Note from Andrea J Lee on Thu, Jan 23
1 cup

I started on this site in 2011. It’s so nice to drop back in every so often, and I don’t think a year has gone by that I haven’t at least written something in here. I’m not as fresh as I was when I was a Creative Writing student, but I know I can always come here to clear the cobwebs. Thank you for everything.

Testimonial Note from Rachel Altvater on Mon, Jan 20
1 cup
More text analysis

sometimes the analysis seems quite off, which is ok, but it would be nice if it were more reliable !

New Feature Vote from fabienne on Mon, Jan 20
1 cup

Taking the time every day and developing the discipline has done wonders for my ability to reshape my outlook in my daily life

Testimonial Note from fabienne on Mon, Jan 20
10 cups

This site started a practice. I return periodically to deal with a particular project. I recommend it to my colleagues and am occasionally excited to see one join. I love the clean, no-frills feel. This is about getting words down then basking in the joy of having done that.


Testimonial Note from Adam Summers on Sat, Jan 18
1 cup

This is literally the best thing ever, it helps me iron out my thoughts when I don’t have anyone else to talk to, talking to other people can sometimes (many times) make it worse, this is like talking, talking to myself, giving myself confidence, it’s helped me get over a few bad habits and addictions, so i’m really grateful this exists Xxx

Testimonial Note from Naomi Larh on Sat, Jan 18
1 cup

I am a newbie and just found the stats site. How revealing that is! Word frequency, word intent…I hope that finding this doesn’t influence my future content. I want to be compassionate and universe-oriented naturally so I must shut off any intent to shape my word stats. The number of men who use the site is encouraging too, written by an old woman who is too experienced in the male power structure. Of course all of you guys could be writing about preserving your dominion but I think you are likely writing about dreams and feelings and gaining understanding of the universe; )

I may be my usual erratic self about writing daily but I am definitely joining. I have the intent to use it daily and to follow my word statistics with curiousity.

Peace and all good, fellow writers. (btw, that is from St. Francis of Assisi, not original)

Testimonial Note from Nancy Swaim on Sat, Jan 18
1 cup

When I roll out of bed in the morning and am feeling hopeless, hoping on the computer to let out all of my thoughts creates and avenue for clear thinking. After this my meditation is much more insightful. Doing this daily has created a habit for me to transform my life. I thank all of you, the people who designed this website and also Julia Cameron.

Testimonial Note from Ryan O'heron on Sat, Jan 18
1 cup
Use longest streak as your avatar

Right now, when you miss a day, you lose your status as being in that badge group – I think that you should get to keep it and that your “longest streak” amount should dictate what shows up by your name.

It is easy to miss a day, and it is frustrating to have something like a flamingo by your name when you’ve written almost a million and a half words.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Fri, Jan 17
1 cup is the first sustainable way I’ve had to turn my 1/16th-baked ideas (MUCH less formulated than 1/2-baked!) into something that’s starting to have enough form that I can do something with them. I find it more helpful than meditation, or perhaps better said, it now IS my meditation. I can’t stop telling others about it!

Testimonial Note from adam hansen on Thu, Jan 16
1 cup

750 words is helping clear my thoughts everyday and plan the next stage of my life. Thanks guys.

Testimonial Note from John McDermott on Thu, Jan 16
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I like the badges you have, but I’d like them to be more incremental. Thanks for all the hard work guys.

New Feature Vote from John McDermott on Thu, Jan 16
1 cup

I got back to writing here after a few years and I am glad it is still up and running! Thanks guys.

Testimonial Note from Wolfgang Deutsch on Thu, Jan 16
1 cup

I discovered this site a week ago and I am loving it! I love making a game out of writing. I’m already thinking of ways to incorporate it into my courses!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Wed, Jan 15
1 cup
Merge accounts

As someone who has used the site on and off for 10 years, I’ve unfortunately created multiple accounts over time. I’d love to merge my writing, statistics, badges and names into just one account. Unfortunately it seems like it just isn’t possible right now, but it would be really helpful to have!

New Feature Request Note from John David Ennion on Wed, Jan 15
1 cup

I don’t remember when I started writing on this awesome site, but right now I am on a 50 day streak for getting in my 750 words! The company I work for requires us to write a self review every year and this is the first year where I did not dread doing it! Not only that, it took little to no effort to write because I have been in the habit of writing every day!!! I love this site and how it has helped clear my mind and learn to write effortlessly!!

Testimonial Note from Jason Ballard on Tue, Jan 14
1 cup
More Site Security Please!

Multi Factor Auth / Two Factor Auth would be amazing as an optional security measure.

New Feature Request Note from Chuck Fox on Sun, Jan 12