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

Julie Clarke
Hannah Filer
Jill Eshelman
Alice Williams
Jessica Kosai
Heather Elias
Isabelle Hobbs
Jason Danely
Karishma Changlani
dilara #V1rules
Alexandra Willcox
James Ross-Edwards
Emma Gabrielle
Georgia Harper
Sophie Albert
Katee Glass
Dani Macaroni
Rick Theiner
James Swanton
Whitney Smith
Gemma Painter
Jose Luis
Emily R
Cathy Bellanca
Svetlana Rakevitch
Alice Bezett
Bailey Hagen
Melanie Montaño
alicia ratto
Anna Bethea
Ariana Napoletano
Andrew Lewis
Jayne Huddleston
Coty N
Lee Rusch
Marilyn Gill
Marianne Rust
S&S Journal
Melinda Haase
Lauren Tothero
Levit Mendoza
Kai Jellinghaus
Lisa W
Rooie Mulligan
Lina Zhang
Melissa Scala
Macy Anderson
Adrienne Keller
Michelle Page
Tiong Hee Khoo
Barbara Uechi
Micheal Beatty
Teesa Houston
Mystique Vue
Dan Hammond
Paul Curson
Diana Frost
Robert Albright Jr
Ragtime Annie
Jordan Lindgren
Christy Carlyle
Toby Sklute
Madeleine Eno
Marianne Pownall
samia qadri
Paige BJ
Peter L
Are Von Helsenheim
Tristan Paul Mack Wilds
Mar Rom
Peonia To
Cathy Gatto-Brennan
Brittany Stark
Kelly YUAN
Yumi Pak
Sean Amber
Tara Whitney
Joss McGrew
Emi Oda
Becky L
Jess Q
Richard Swiss

Notes of inspiration from members

3 cups

Since I’ve started using this site in July, I’ve written for 124 days (with a couple of scheduled days off – thank you for this feature!). It’s helped me clear my head in the morning, tease my thoughts out onto the page, and improve my writing skills. Thank you 750words!

Testimonial Note from Kerrie Ray on Thu, Nov 07
6 cups

750 words has changed my life. I use it for ALL my writing needs, not just NANOWRIMO…but I tell ya, you guys are the absolute best :)

Testimonial Note from Shanna Martin on Wed, Nov 06
5 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

An iPhone app would be a GAME CHANGER!!!

New Feature Vote from Shanna Martin on Wed, Nov 06
3 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Stephen Brownell on Tue, Nov 05
5 cups
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Stephen Brownell on Tue, Nov 05
6 cups
Monthly recaps

Similar to the daily recaps. I want to see, on a longer timeline, the trends I go through, but more aggregated. What are the names that I refer to more regularly over time? Am I getting happier? Are my concerns changing? Stuff like that but aggregated and trended.

New Feature Request Note from Stephen Brownell on Tue, Nov 05
50 cups

5 million. No, those five million words aren’t often a story, they’re often just the day-to-day blather of someone just trying to get his word count higher, or the somewhat incoherent ramblings brought on by trying to make sense of my day, or venting about the day. But, somehow, over these past ten-ish years, I’ve managed to string together what would be the equivalent of 100 NaNoWriMo novels. Thank you, Buster and Kellianne, for giving me the room in which to do so. I hope I grow in the future, and I hope that 750 words is right there with me to help me grow further.

Testimonial Note from Joseph Mayer on Mon, Nov 04
1 cup

I feel like, the only time I feel like a writer is doing the act of writing. Even when I’ve finished an entry, I read it back and some bits of it is good, but I feel like I’m creating something on this site. It’s housed my creativity and my mental health. I’m grateful for this site; some people pray and go to church. I come here.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sat, Nov 02
1 cup

I feel like, the only time I feel like a writer is doing the act of writing. Even when I’ve finished an entry, I read it back and some bits of it is good, but I feel like I’m creating something on this site. It’s housed my creativity and my mental health. I’m grateful for this site; some people pray and go to church. I come here.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sat, Nov 02
3 cups

i have never committed to any daily practise until this one, and now i’m at 96 days, 3 full months of every day writing, and i am so delighted and thrilled. THANK YOU 750words for being the catalyst for this fundamental shift in my life.

Testimonial Note from Treasa Levasseur on Fri, Nov 01
5 cups
A better mobile site

I would find it handier to have an offline mobile app, that can save the entries until connected to the wifi, especially when we are in trains and buses, when most thoughts flood

New Feature Vote from Noora Anwahi on Fri, Nov 01
5 cups
Improve the writing page

Greetings the great team behind the site!

I would like to spread a little idea I read and agree upon from another member

I think making it possible to highlight, italicize, and add notes (like as a form of reflecting when reading an old page)..

New Feature Vote from Noora Anwahi on Fri, Nov 01
5 cups

This site has gotten me through some dark times. Times when my mind and emotions were a maelstrom. It helped me unpack these overwhelming thoughts and feelings and read my progress towards peace. It is a way for me to communicate to myself when I think that no one else is willing to listen.

Testimonial Note from Renee Hope on Thu, Oct 31
1 cup

I love this site, and even though it makes me sad when I miss a day or just miss getting enough words down to complete the monthly challenges (which happened yesterday — argh), I couldn’t be more grateful for having such an effective mechanism to get my thoughts out of my head and get my ducks in a row for the day’s tasks. And needless to say, in giving me daily writing practice, it helps me keep my prose style in good working condition. Thank you Buster and Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Sally Logan on Thu, Oct 31
2 cups

It would be nice to have the ability to italicize, underline, and bold things. Even just using keyboard shortcuts would be nice.

New Feature Request Note from Simon Ilincev on Tue, Oct 29
1 cup

I’ve been a member since 2012 and I cannot remember how I found this site, but it’s been such a joy. Now, I haven’t used it consistently that whole time, but rediscovering it recently, I’m just so glad it’s still here and still reliable. It’s helped me commit to living a more aware life and committing to a little creativity each day! I hope everyone has a chance to use 750words!

Testimonial Note from Diana Cameron McQueen on Mon, Oct 28
5 cups

Thanks to the steady maintenance of this site over many years, I have been able to write, stop writing, and return to writing as needed. And this year for the first time, I am inspired to join NaNoWriMo. Thanks, 750words! You’ve been a faithful partner and friend, and I look forward to many more hours together.

Testimonial Note from Margaret Lukens on Mon, Oct 28
1 cup

I’ve only finished my 7-day streak ever today, but I want to say that I’m very happy that I signed up for 750 words. It was difficult getting to this point, but there’s really no bad or ideal time to start such a useful habit as journaling. Ever since I made it a daily habit of getting all my thoughts and feelings of the moment down onto something external, I’ve been feeling a lot lighter and more focused in how I spend my day and time. Some advice on the approach I’ve taken so far that was really successful for me: use this time also to construct what your perfect day would be and, more occasionally, check in with what your goals for the week, month, and life are (what is your best self like? how do you want to show up for others? what do you want in your life now vs. a day,week,month,year, or decade later?). this keeps the conversation with yourself productive and focused, while leaving some time to be silly or vent whatever it is that you’re feeling or going through. initially, i really struggled with using 750 words because it seemed like such an overwhelming amount to write in a fairly short period of time, but as soon as i redirected my energies outward, towards conceptualizing how i wanted to be as a person, for my relationships, and in my goals, i found myself easily meeting or overachieving this quota. for more tips/inspiration on what to ask yourself each morning via 750words, i recommend checking out brendon burchard on youtube! thank you, 750 words, for existing for people like me who is more comfortable typing than writing in a daily journal. :-)

Testimonial Note from Chi V on Sat, Oct 26
5 cups

Woo-hoo! A new morning pages milestone: today I got my million words badge! Since starting here in 2010, this site has become a huge part of my practice as a writer & lecturer. I’m often extolling the virtues of and morning pages online, on Twitter & to my students – but thought it was high time I raised a few cups here. Thanks for providing a safe space for our feelings & ideas. Keep writing, everybody!

Testimonial Note from Peggy Riley on Wed, Oct 23
3 cups

I continue to amaze myself as I “better my best” with my writing. 750 Words keeps me focused and on track. I was the person who always wanted to write but talked about it more than doing it. Now I write every day, throughout the day and it has grown my business along with my confidence and self esteem. For whatever ails you and all that inspires you, keep writing!

Testimonial Note from Connie Ragen Green on Tue, Oct 22
1 cup

I’ve written here in spurts. I’ll write every day for a couple of months, and then abandon it for three. But I keep coming back. I’m currently at the end of a job, with nothing planned going forward. Coming here every day, writing down what is rattling around in my head, is helping me to find a path forward. Here, I can start to map out my next adventure, write down my dreams, and imagine the possibilities. This has become my sounding board, my safe place to vent, and the repository of my dreams. I would be lost without it.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 21
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from minori time on Mon, Oct 21
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

writing on this site in my mobile browser is clunky and i’d prefer a tidy app. thank you!

New Feature Vote from minori time on Mon, Oct 21
2 cups

I haven’t been very good at sticking with things in my life. I’ve hit 109 days in a row and aside from waking up, I don’t think I’ve done anything that many days in a row. It’s nice. The content isn’t always enthralling (it may just be “So Sleepy.” repeated 375 times) but it is consistent. I appreciate the place to come to be accountable. And I look forward to hundreds more in a row.

Testimonial Note from Renea Dauntes on Thu, Oct 17
5 cups

This website has been a vital component in my commitment to hold myself accountable to good writing habits, and for gathering statistics about monthly word counts.

Testimonial Note from Hazel on Sun, Oct 13
2 cups

I signed up for 750 words a long time ago already. I never had the phase when I used it extensively. However it has always helped me extremely to get troubling and positive thoughts of my mind and get creative whenever I did use it.

Now that I am about to have a proper job and finished studying, I am back at it again. Let’s see how long I stick to it (hopefully for a loooong time).

Testimonial Note from Magnus Klages on Wed, Oct 09
1 cup

I have really enjoyed this site. At first I was trying to use it to get some novel work completed. But I have found the free writing to keep me on task with my goals and to work out some challenges that I face with my new position at work. Thank you for creating this site!

Testimonial Note from Amy M Fowler-Farrell on Wed, Oct 09
2 cups

I have just completed 365 days of writing out of the total 512 days that I have been on 750 words. It feels like an important milestone! The site has helped me keep a track of when I write best, how I write best, where I write better …at what time do the words flow best and when I prefer to keep a low key, not coming in – not because I’m not writing (but because i enjoy writing longhand better than writing on screen). I have completed monthly challenges, reached my longest 127 day writing streak, or sometimes I wrote in here only once or twice a month. During all of this – the excitement of getting the badges, the anticipation of simply dumping ideas, the maneuvering of time to fit words in a busy day, even the documenting of how things were super busy – I have felt part of a community of people who do this – writing everyday – with no other express purpose than airing their brains out – and that has really made a difference to how easily I now approach the writing habit. Thank you for making such a space available!

Testimonial Note from Neha Mediratta on Tue, Oct 08
1 cup
Epic gamer moment

Just hire someone to fucking assassinate me please

New Feature Request Note from Alex Starkey on Mon, Oct 07
1 cup

Thank you 750words for being here.

I have been here on and off since 2016. At first it was really hard just to say what was on my mind. Everything I wrote was still filtered and I couldn’t say everything I had to say. I was too afraid. But the more I wrote the more confident I felt about letting out that jumbled mess of thoughts and emotions I kept tightly held inside. They were things that still choke me up which I can’t tell anyone else about.

Just having them out there, out of my head has helped me to calm down and start living instead of reacting. I always come back when I have to work out something in life. Maybe this time around I’ll beat my 44 day streak.

Testimonial Note from Syuha on Wed, Oct 02