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

Jake Ho
Tine Verdonck
Daniel Keaton
hannah wojno
Joshua Kidd
Jee Kim
Jacob Moore
Kacee Eddinger
Julie Cantor
Sara Cofer
Matt Codner
Jennifer Elrod
Raymundo Padiernos
Carrie Marten
Molly Watson
Matthew Isaac Fastow
Echo Possibilities
Rebecca Rosenberg
Sharon Williams
Namrta Khanna
Brent Lamb
liwen xu
Luis Javier Ramirez
Malcolm Holmes
Heather Blanchard
Lynn Whitney
Dee Johnson
Courtney Righter
Dorothy Santos
Corrado Francolini
Joshua Ness
Ian Miller
Kimberly Curtis Valencia
Kathy Thompson
Noel A. Aguirre Jr.
Gale Stafford
Aubrey J
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Eliza HH
Amy Williams
Carrie Tsang
David Carnahan
Troy Sultan
Elisa van Dam
Christophe Egret
Sophie Gamwell
Penny McKenzie
K Siu
Robert Guthrie
Greta Shull
Ankur Gupta
Laurie Dietrich
Wiebke Weichert
Marsali Hancock
Carey Randall
Paul Rodarte
Ernest G
Jennifer Sant'Anna
Lisa Strange
Natalie John
Nicole von Horst
Amanda Clark
Teju Ravilochan
JJ Johnson
Joseph Crow
Sor Kyress
Ella Rapp
Mary Chen
Abby Pates
Kolbe Granderson
Leslie Anne
Þorsteinn Thorarensen
Momchil Marinov
Elizabeth Perera
Juan m
Alison Maddox
Aymard Dudok de Wit
sonal aggarwal
Calvin Straalvin
Elaine Hill
Debbie Smith
Diana Stahl
Dimitrios Kouzis-Loukas
David Yourdon
Emily Bovee

Notes of inspiration from members

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New Feature Vote from Cheryl A Ferrell on Mon, Jan 09
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I’m back at 750 words after a two or three year break….I can’t remember. In the last four days I’ve written over 6000 words. I love this site because I have so much stuck inside of me, and I can put it all down here without someone telling me “you talk too much”. I am “too much” of a lot of things, big feelings, big deep conversations, big hair (haha), but most of all big dreams. I listened to the dream killers so long in my life…not any more. I’m going to fulfill some dreams, which include writing, photography, travel, cooking…I think I love this quote the most about writing “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” Maya Angelou. I am in that agony sometimes, I don’t want the stories to be untold any more.

Testimonial Note from Kristen A on Mon, Jan 09
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UGH! I was so close to reaching 365 journal entries! Last week, on Day 303, I wrote 430 words, stopped to take a nap, woke up, and forgot to finish the entry. It was a valuable lesson though. I took a day off to recover from the feeling of discouragement. I realized how much writing on this site has come to mean to me—how my day doesn’t feel complete without it, how I need daily brain dumps, how I have come to solve problems by writing through them, and how much a writing practice means to me. I love this site so much.

Testimonial Note from Wendy Wallace on Sat, Jan 07
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This site has helped to focus my thoughts, expel my anxiety and energize my other projects. For awhile I was beginning each entry with a haiku, which was sometimes annoying when I wanted to just jump in and vent, but the enforced focus actually became a calming process that unplugged me from the world before entering the world of 750 words. I set a goal of writing a thousand haikus and after a few years I think I surpassed that number. Maybe there are only 15 good ones but hey! the act of writing a daily haiku was facilitated by my daily journal habit. I also LOVE the little compressed word data from each entry that is like some freaky distilled poem in and of itself. Thank you for this wonderful site. If I were super rich I would pay you guys to make it free again and get high school kids everywhere started on it. Thank you thank you thank you.

Testimonial Note from Nan Ciele Ansfird on Sat, Jan 07
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More badges for accomplishments

Hi, I am back on 750 words after a break of more than a year. I tried to keep up the writing habit on my own but it gradually faded away. Now I am making a new commitment but I realise it will be a long time before I see a new badge. How about a ‘revenant’ badge for people making a new start, perhaps after a streak of thirty days?

New Feature Vote from Elspeth Morrison on Sat, Jan 07
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I cancelled my 750words account a while ago in a cost-cutting exercise, but found that I missed it and came crawling right back. It’s an important part of my routine

Testimonial Note from William N. Owain on Sat, Jan 07
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Improve the homepage
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Jan 07
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I have been getting up at 6:00 and writing 750 words before doing anything else – due to schedule changes I have to write later on Wednesdays – last Wednesday I felt incomplete all day, and realised in the afternoon that I hadn’t been able to start the day with 750 words – i’ve established a habit! I was so thrilled to discover that! It’s the first habit I’ve consciously set up – thanks Buster and Kellyanne

Testimonial Note from kate beswick on Sat, Jan 07
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“It’s not easy writin’ about nothing”, I think it was Patti Smith who started her M Train book with a line, something like that. It true but trying to find 750 meaningful words does make me look at the world more attentively and for that I’ll have another cup of coffee. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Kirsten Moller on Fri, Jan 06
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I am so grateful how I am growing a daily desire to write because of I thought about just doing this in Word, but I love knowing there are so many other people with the same desire here. This is so encouraging. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Tammy Hudson on Thu, Jan 05
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I just googled an “online journal” but did not expect to find anything as awesome as this. My favorite features are the metadata (absolutely brilliant idea) and the simplicity of the system. I simply love it. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Arndis Gunnarsdottir on Tue, Jan 03
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As a screenwriter this has been he most useful website that I have ever come across. It motivates you to get up and start writing. Once you make it a habit you will never go back. My current screenplay is shaping up great now as I eliminate all the distractions and thoughts in my mind by writing 750 words each and every day!

Testimonial Note from Annie Bio on Tue, Jan 03
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Having finished 2016 with only two sick days of not writing, I am so proud and love how 750words is the first thing I do, after coffee, in the morning. Thank you for keeping this site vital and so good for so many of us!

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Tue, Jan 03
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37 days straight and counting. I now look forward to starting my day by writing. Some days are struggles, but I find a way to get one word at a time on the page, and eventually I have done it again. Love this site.

Testimonial Note from Mitchell Smith on Tue, Jan 03
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New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Jan 02
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I had a streak over 1400 days until I carelessly broke it. I still keep daily journals of 750 words, but locally. The journals are still something very important, so I have this site to thank for this habit.

Testimonial Note from IS on Mon, Jan 02
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Im trying to write evrey day with yoga before.. and this is my second day and I feeling so good it’s like my mind are so openely,, thank you so much you being here.. this site given me more push of everything…

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jan 02
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Thank you for giving me a goal to get me writing again! Earning badges and watching my streak lengthen helped me complete NaNoWriMo 2016 and provided me the incentive needed to become the writer I now know I an be

Testimonial Note from Sara Corryn Sumner on Sun, Jan 01
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Please can you add options for first line indentation in paragraphs, and x1.5 and x2.0 line spacing.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Sun, Jan 01
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I have written for 1470 days in a row, except for some vacation days. This site is the center of whatever spiritual practice i may have.. I live to articulate what i am feeling. The clearer i express myself, the clearer my feelings become. I become more real to myself.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Thu, Dec 29
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I just did my 17th day in a row of writing here. It’s part of a new self care routine that I’ve happily designed for myself…meditation + morning pages. I didn’t think I’d care about badges and tracking but I’m finding it motivating to see that progression and I’m thinking about how I can motivate myself in other areas of my life using similar tools. Thank you for making this such an easy, fun and satisfying place to clear my head.

Testimonial Note from Alice Myerhoff on Thu, Dec 29
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New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Thu, Dec 29
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This site is so easy to use, and i love how I can go in anytime and just write whats on my mind, it helps get my monkey mind calmed down. Try it ! It works!

Testimonial Note from Christine Costi on Wed, Dec 28
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Love this site! I try to type every day… sometimes I do sometimes I don’t. I have worked out some stuff, worked through some stuff, and possibly around some stuff. Thanks for being here! I also love the new features. Weather while typing! And the schedule time off! If I only knew 6 months ago I might have been a little more dedicated! No prob! New Year coming soon!!!

Testimonial Note from deb oakes on Tue, Dec 27
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More text analysis

It will provide even more insight into my frame of mind, which makes writing even more helpful.

New Feature Vote from Diana on Sat, Dec 24
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More badges for accomplishments

I find the badges to be great motivators, so more would be helpful.

New Feature Vote from Marie Ra on Thu, Dec 22
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Merci pour ce fabuleux site qui me permet de partir mes journées du bon pied. Et de partir à la rencontre de moi-même.
J’ai le coeur plus léger depuis que j’ai commencé à écrire ici tous les matins. Je me libère plus rapidement de mes frustrations, de mes peines et de mes angoisses. Je peux exprimer mes joies, mes rêves et mes projets. Je peux divaguer. Je peux tout simplement être moi-même. Merci!

Testimonial Note from Marie-Michèle on Wed, Dec 21
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I’m writing more, brain-dumping and letting my creative juices flow. I’m realizing my potential on this site but I can go further.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Mon, Dec 19
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Pursuing the phoenix badge is changing my life for the better. Thanks for the inspiration.

Testimonial Note from Chase Montague Markovich on Sun, Dec 18
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Well it’s been more than two years being on this site and I have gotten a streak of 444 days, more than I ever thought possible.
It’s been great having this site at my disposal to talk about my day or rant about something that has been bothering me for a while, but now I must say goodbye.
It’s a wonderful site and who doesn’t love the badges and being able to see how many days you’ve written consistently? But I find myself getting stressed at being able to finish my words on time or as fast as usual so I’m going to go the old fashion route and write on paper.
This site as been great for these two years and I hope other people can find the same inspiration and mindfulness that I did while I was here.
Thanks for having this site – it is a wonderful place to write and reflect.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 16