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

Cathy Zhang
Tonisha L Eskridge-Williams
Salman Suhail
Madeleine Aimé
Sultan Baron Kaiser von Maharaja, Esq
Julie Benesh
Cameron James Tibera
Gary Isaac Wolf
Carl Collins
Joshua Biggs
Benny Wallington
Crius Uranus
Mykhailo Tolkachov
Linus Édouard Delacroix
Matthew Woodall
mohit jaswal
Luis Lozano
Gavriella Roberta Delgado
Jane Jane
Caitlin Skehan
Allison Frey
Zainab Mirza
Cathy Greene
Eric Brunts
Michelle Braiden
Lily Chien-Davis
Debra Swersky
Shaun Saperstein
Karen Karbo
Charles Rice
Marilyn Gill
Chaille Stidham
LeAnne McDaniel
Pamela Gunderson
Sapna Shah- Mitra
Sara Marie DeJesus
Anna Mangahas
Joseph Yeo Zhi Qi
Kate Sanders
Jenny Clifton
Nicholas Kiddle
Lisa Peterson
Tom Mepham
Jeremy Wong
Caitlin S
Natalie L
Marc Callec
Dina Ranade
Carrie Smith
Genie Gratto
Jeanne-Marie Paynel
KF Latham
Sharon Steen
MG de los Angeles
Chister Fremh
shelley kingma-kitchen
Pete Furlong
Shubha Gupta
Eda Chen
Velma Garnes
Dawn Bauman
Conrad Greiner-Bechert
James Darraugh
Ms. T
Michelle Mnculwane
Ryan Pemberton
Reanna McKee
Kim Funk
Nancy Swaim
Michael Decker
Jessica Arjet
Katrina Vega
Emily Sherwood
Melanie McKinnon
Matt Yaeger
Pat McNutt
bron mitchell
Lucas Faustman
Jessica C
Meghan Kennedy
Travis Grandt
Pamela Gunderson
Maria-Camilla Fiazza
Bob Stocking

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
Highlighter tool

I love this website, but I would love for there to be an option to highlight portions of the written text. I also liked the idea some people mentioned previously of staring an entry to be able to find it easier later on.

New Feature Request Note from Emilia on Wed, Jun 17
10 cups

I highly recommend using the metadata feature to track things that matter to you! It is important to me to be self-aware and continue to grow. And so I have created a number of tags and now I have an inventory of items in my mind! Things I have tracked include FEAR, REALIZATION, STORY, APPRECIATION … and many more, but those have been the most impactful. I can see patterns of personality that have been problematic, and things I want to work on… very helpful if you are in therapy or doing any other kind of self-improvement type work. (and if you use this site, i have a hunch that you are!)

Testimonial Note from Michale Kernan on Tue, Jun 16
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

My vote is more about enabling offline writing. An iPhone and Mac App would help enable that

New Feature Vote from Prateek Gupte on Sun, Jun 14
15 cups
Secure server for writing

I’ve been writing here for 7 years! I’m so grateful for this space. Thank you so much!
I notice myself holding back sometimes when I remember that the server here might not be so secure (is it HTTP that would do the job?)
So grateful!

New Feature Request Note from Rachel on Sun, Jun 14
1 cup
Secure server for writing

Catch-all coffee cup here. What a sweet and supportive website for humans to know themselves better. Thank you so much! I am SO TICKLED by the stats page. I vote for a more secure server (we are in a revolution here!) and I’d love a search feature to track down trains of thought and important expressions. Thanks again. I’ve mostly journaled with pen and paper, but this is so fun and makes for good ritual in the modern day. It’s not so much the getting of the badges that is so endearing, but that you thought to offer them in a playful way. My inner child is delighted. I love it. Cheers!

New Feature Vote from Greg Voelker on Sun, Jun 14
1 cup

I can only speak highly of I write every day, but with a plot or a narrative already established. To be able to write anything and everything on my mind has released so much rubbish that it has cleared my mind to be able to write more productively and concisely.

All I can say is thank you and happy writing!

Testimonial Note from Dan Millen on Sat, Jun 13
1 cup

I’d really like if this site was to be hosted securely, using HTTPS. It would make me feel much more safe and secure using it, and I’d feel more comfortable opening up in my notes.

New Feature Request Note from Jordan on Sat, Jun 13
1 cup

I love 750 Words! I think that beginning this has been a real turning point in my life. I am very much a creature of habit and consistently writing everyday has made start doing other things everyday as well. Exercise, reading, playing music, and lots more. Do a challenge and earn those badges, it’s more satisfying than you would think. If you’re trying to make a positive change in your life than doing the 750 Words a day is great starting point. See where it leads you!

Testimonial Note from Wade Nelson on Fri, Jun 12
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Which markup language works here? It would be great to be able to format with < p > new paragraph, bold and italics without using markup. Since it varies and I don’t know it well I’m having trouble figuring out how to get it right.

New Feature Vote from aTeenyFig on Wed, Jun 10
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

I like the suggestion of being able to mark particular entries with a “star” to make them easier to find later on. (someone else mentioned this).

New Feature Vote from aTeenyFig on Wed, Jun 10
1 cup
Secure server for writing

Encryption FTW!

New Feature Vote from aTeenyFig on Wed, Jun 10
100 cups

750words is the only place where i could be honest without fear of offending anyone and without fear of making a poor impression or jeopardizing a relationship.I am grateful for all the hard work Buster and Kellianne has put into this site.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Wed, Jun 10
1 cup

I’ve been a member since the early days, recommend it all the time, and just want to say again, “Thanks”. You both have lives outside of 750 so I appreciate you putting in time to keep this site up! It’s a life changer!

Testimonial Note from aTeenyFig on Wed, Jun 10
21 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Amanda Ramanda on Tue, Jun 09
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Nora Ozolanta on Tue, Jun 09
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Nora Ozolanta on Tue, Jun 09
1 cup
Improve the homepage
New Feature Vote from Nora Ozolanta on Tue, Jun 09
5 cups

I lost the challenge this month, but I plan to be back at it again next month.

I originally found 750words while looking for a simple journal interface – something that would let me diary in a very minimalist interface with a DARK MODE, and 750words fit the bill perfectly.

Since then it has consistently challenged me to write more and more, and I find that I have a clearer than ever vision of my life as a result.

I get much more writing practice out of this than I would have thought. Since starting I’ve written 59 daily pages – that’s at least 44000 words, and I went over 750 on many of those entires! 44000 words just about me and my life. That’s extraordinary.

It’s lit a creative fire under me and helped clear my mind. This site is the best.

Testimonial Note from Brendan on Mon, Jun 08
2 cups
Improve the homepage

Please could we have a star option to mark Important days writing so we can go back easily to a landmark? Or a search feature?

New Feature Vote from Liz on Mon, Jun 08
3 cups

Hi 750 words team!
I discovered the site through Sleep With Me Podcast and I haven’t read the Artist’s Way although it’s on my to do list!
I use this as mostly a free form writing space, poetry, angry rants, occasionally dissecting Buzzfeed quizzes most recently and I hardly ever share but you’ve inspired me to think about writing a blog!
Sometimes I handwrite and then do a type up/rant or sometimes just leave the handwritten one. It helps my mental health so much!

Testimonial Note from Liz on Mon, Jun 08
5 cups

When you become a writer
Words imprisoned in your head
Flow from your fingers into the world
Where they may, or may not, be read.
But to see them liberated
Independent, living lives of their own
That is your joy, the joy of a parent
The fulfilment of you, the writer.

Testimonial Note from Anand Jacob on Sun, Jun 07
1 cup

I am very glad that I found this site so that it works! Maybe it sounds obvious, on the contrary, it seems really useful to start writing. Thank you for this brilliant invention!

Testimonial Note from Ekaterina on Sat, Jun 06
2 cups
Starred entries

It would be lovely to somehow mark the special entries that you would like to come back to one day. Then, when looking back through your old entries you would know which to read, rather than having to search through loads of less relevant entries to find your favourite ones. Perhaps after finishing such an entry you could give it a “star”?

New Feature Request Note from George Hodson on Sat, Jun 06
10 cups
Automated cloud export

Dear Buster and Kellianne, I love the site as it is, but since you’re working on the updates, would it be possible to include some kind of an automated export feature? I’d love to have my entries backed up automatically to Gdrive, or Dropbox, or any other entry. Barring that, at least the ability to backup the entire archive at once, as a mass download, and maybe a once-a-month built in remainder?
I’ve been using 750 for a very long time, and it holds a lot of precious memories and minutia for me. Sometimes servers fail or other stuff happens (::knocks on wood::), and the idea of losing all this worries me.
Thank you! And thank you for your tireless and amazing work.

New Feature Request Note from egelantier on Sat, Jun 06
10 cups

750 is honestly one of my most favorite and most often used websites. It does exactly what it needs to do – provides me with clean, friendly, organized, fast, smooth place to morning pages – and does it with verve, kindness, human touch and great effectivity. I’ve been using it for more than six years, and for the last four of them my every morning began with 750 words written there, without fail. It’s one of the best mental self-care tools in my arsenal, and my life would’ve been much poorer without it. Viva la 750 ♥

Testimonial Note from egelantier on Sat, Jun 06
1 cup

I used to make the excuse that I didn’t have enough time to write. I also didn’t know what I wanted to write about. Now that I have found 750 Words, I can write whatever comes to my mind, and it declutters my mind. It helps me to reflect on my day or just express my feelings. It’s also fun to see the stats and participate in the challenges. I can’t wait to write everyday. No more excuses.

Testimonial Note from Quinn Mason on Sat, Jun 06
1 cup

I just became aware of any amazing 750 Words feature! If you go to ‘This Month’ and then ‘June Writers’, you can search all of your entries on the write (in the Search bar). I’m not sure how long this feature is been available, but I just discovered it after being on this site for 6+ years! Thank you for this very handy search function! And thanks for continuing to keep this site up and running for those of us who return day after day!

Testimonial Note from Matt on Fri, Jun 05
1 cup

I have started to write more w/m now by writing each day. I helps me build stories more. It gives me more confidence in my writing as well. I am so glad I found this writing site. I think it’s awesome.

Testimonial Note from P. T. DeBlois on Thu, Jun 04
12 cups
Set My Own Word Goal

This little website more than anything has helped motivate me to write more often and everyday! And I love it!!

I find myself wishing that I could set my own word goal rather than it always being 750 words. I know that’s the name and everything, and I’ve been able to achieve streaks with that goal. But when I get to the point in writing my stories where I’m editing and perfecting – 200 words takes a LOT more effort than in the initial brainstorming phase. And when I was trying for 750 words each day, I tended to only do initial drafts, and I found myself less motivated to work on the polishing phase of my writing because that made it harder to meet the daily goal. Which I realized was counter productive to meeting my writing goals, and I had to purposely make myself break my 750 word streak so as not to get caught up in that phase of my writing. (It was sooo sad!!)

And sometimes, 750 words just isn’t my personal goal. Sometimes, I’m thrilled when I get 300 words in a day for multiple days in a row. And so I wish I had a way of editing the definition of an x vs a / in my daily record. Like just a field somewhere where I could input my own goal. And then the x’s (and maybe score board) would reflect my own personal goals. And maybe one additional stat on the life long stats (you started daily pages 78% of the time since joining, you’ve completed daily pages 34% of the time (still based on 750 words), and you could add “You’ve met your personal goal 56% of the time”.

It could be separate from earning badges or meeting monthly challenges. Since those have a social aspect to them and we should all be held to the same standards for earning badges.

Anyway, it would be cool!!

New Feature Request Note from Kari Brown on Thu, Jun 04
1 cup
More text analysis

It would be great to see a grading or metric for accuracy in my writing! I usually go in and fix typos, but i’m loving how this checks my WPM, and in addition to that i’d love to see how my accuracy is improving as i go along. Thanks so much for this site i love its simplicity.

New Feature Vote from 🤓JBo on Wed, Jun 03