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

Kim Roche
Rose M McMackin
Lydia Shafer
Dominique Mellinger
Ende
Booglysticks
Chrissy Albert
Genie Gratto
KAdams
s j bennett
MG de los Angeles
Jean-Marc
Shannon Boon
Lily Chien-Davis
Heather-Lee Byrne
CJ Kuseler
Charles Rice
Lyman Reed
Douglas C. McCall
Ziggyboo
Sara Marie DeJesus
Diane Keen
Edwina Frazier
Nicholas Kiddle
Lisa Peterson
Jeremy Wong
B.
David Sessions
Stephanie
Ruslan G
Adam Kruger
Dagny R Deutchman
Dina Ranade
Ann Miller
Herbert Arnold
Gavriella Roberta Delgado
Lynn P
KF Latham
Chister Fremh
Michelle Johnson
melinda
Eda Chen
Dawn Bauman
Conrad Greiner-Bechert
Amanda Elder
Li'l Jame
Ms. T
Ryan Pemberton
Vasyl Pashko
Lin Du
Eric M
Jessica Arjet
Angus
C Freemyer
Nikki Beijnes
Katrina Vega
Matt Yaeger
Pat McNutt
Jeffery Williams
bron mitchell
Maria Isergill
Jessica C
LeAnne McDaniel
Chloe Alexander
Sally Logan
Rachel Gollay
Kiana Capiga
Bob Stocking
Mike Garner
Michael Steven Martin
Laura Parish
Lynn Jordan
OS
Hutton Henry
Kenn Wathen
Mysti
deborah twiss
Tracy Persson
Abigail Domfeh
Peter Crane
tudor milosescu
LaFemmeEnRouge
Hatteras Dunton
Susan Owen-McCollum
Elan Miller
Kay C. Oppen
Sam Biederman
Kira Kira
Mary
Angela Jaffray
Lisa Winkie
Dee Bostic
Danilo Aquino
Pam Costa
Dee
Rob Shaffer
Jonas Torrens
Jo Hornsey
The Dragon Lady
Anna Salt

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
Badge of Mine

In this particular page https://750words.com/badges, we can see all kinds of badges available, alongside with the number of people who has been honored with each badge.

I think it would be more motivating for us to write if we can know which badges that has been acquired, and which ones still more to go.

This one is easier for people: “I don’t have this NaNoWriMo badge yet, I will write this November to get this one!”

This one is more difficult to do: “I think I don’t have this Flying Squirrel badge yet, or have I? Let’s open my badges list, and see if this badge is there or not.”

New Feature Request Note from Anung Ariwibowo on Fri, Mar 29
20 cups
I am a current paying member but can't access my page -- PLEASE HELP! I don't want my writing streak to be ruined!! :-(

Hello! I am a long-time paying member, subscribing for my daily pages. I have 10 hours to complete my pages for today but I continue to get a message that I need to become a paying member, even though my payments are current and up-to-date. Please help! I hope the glitch in the website doesn’t ruin my writing streak… TIA!
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UPDATE: Since my last subscription payment was made on Feb 28, I thought that perhaps since today is Mar 29, the system marked my account as lapsed, and that maybe if I cancelled my subscription and resubscribed, that would fix the problem. But it didn’t. I just made another membership payment and I still get the message that my free trial is over and I need to become a member — but I’ve been a paying member for OVER 3 YEARS!!!!! This is very frustrating.

New Feature Request Note from Kat G on Fri, Mar 29
2 cups
Secure server for writing

Just concerned about the security of everyone’s private thoughts. :)

New Feature Vote from Emogene on Fri, Mar 29
1 cup
Choosing my time zone

Hi here,
I am so amazed with this website and it’s simplicity of use. I love the familial atmosphere. It was exactly what I was looking for, when googling “online journaling”.
I wrote my first entry yesterday, and today wanted to write my second entry, but realized that because of the time zone difference (I live in China), I could not – today is still yesterday for the website basically). I am wondering if there could be an option so that I can change the time zone?
Thank you!
Julia

New Feature Request Note from Julia Feste on Wed, Mar 27
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from David Bernard Houck on Tue, Mar 26
10 cups
An API/programmatic export!

I would love to be able to programmatically scrape and export my data. It could be as simple as a csv endpoint that would automatically download my data after I authenticate with requests.session or oAuth.

Also if there’s a way to export the associated emotions/feelings with that day, that would be amazing as well!

New Feature Request Note from Andrei Lyskov on Sun, Mar 24
2 cups

thank you for a site where I can start my writing day at a run. It’s great to have the encouragement and inspiration to turn a chore into a habit, into a create a helpful habit of daily writing. Love this site :-)

Testimonial Note from Lauren Roche on Sun, Mar 24
1 cup

Has helped me with habit forming and making my ideas palpable.

Testimonial Note from Michael McElroy on Wed, Mar 20
1 cup

I love you. A former girlfriend once logged into my account and read all the terrible things I had dumped out of my head onto this website. I broke up with her. I needed a break from you. Now I’ve returned, written every day for more than a month consecutively, realized that this serves as therapy. I appreciate 750 words.

Testimonial Note from Roy Sanchez on Wed, Mar 20
4 cups

I haven’t written here in over four months. I am so grateful that when I come back to write, 750words is still here! Thanks to all who keep it going.

Testimonial Note from Margaret Lukens on Tue, Mar 19
1 cup

aw where do I start? I did a writers course at Strathclyde University, learning for later life and my tutor recommended I do this and oh do you know it is so good for me. I am piano student as well and do my scales most days, and this is a bit like doing your scales, it just gets the old typed works tapping away and just going with the flow has made me much more confident to just write! love it and well I don’t know if I would like to stop doing it now that is a good habit. yes it 750 words is a good habit. and where to go from here? well, I love checking on each day and am not as bothered it I forget, I used to really beat myself up if I didn’t remember, I usually do it first thing but maybe get distracted but yes my main purpose is to keep up the flow and use it as a stream of consciousness, I actually have made it my prayer diary and this is just such a way of getting peace at the beginning of the day, so really do appreciate you guys. am not sure how to ask for time off but am off! for the weekend so after Friday there will be a wee gap until Sunday evening, but don’t mind a break as I said, not as bothered as I used to be! happy writing love from Mana Marilyn Hazlett on Facebook xox

Testimonial Note from Marilyn Jean Hazlett on Tue, Mar 19
7 cups

I just hit my 366th consecutive day of writing on here, which of course means I’m officially past the one year mark. I promised myself I would do this once I hit one year, so here we go I guess.

750 Words has been the kind of constant in my life that’s been incredibly helpful. Its been a source of inspiration, a source of accomplishment, and in my darkest times over this year last year, a source of comfort as well.

Whether it was writing down ideas and thoughts for things I was working on, or just splurging thoughts out of my noggin for the sake of it, 750 Words has consistently kept me writing for over a year now, and I’m incredibly grateful for that

Oftentimes the hardest part of writing isn’t always the planning, or coming up with a story, or figuring out how to make that story work- its actually just sitting down and writing it. There’s been a lot of days- especially lately- where just writing has been one of the hardest things for me to do, and everytime I can’t bring myself to do it I start to doubt my capacity to do it at all. 750 Words is something I can look back on and show myself when my dumb anxious brain wants to make me think I can’t do something- and I’m really grateful to have something like that.

So thank you Buster and Kelli-Anne for 750 Words. I’m going a year strong, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon

Testimonial Note from Samuel John Wright Jones on Sat, Mar 16
4 cups
A better mobile site

the mobile site automatically kicks you to the top of the page every time you finish a line! I wish that this was fixed so that I could write my words there and not just on my computer.

New Feature Vote from Cameron Chaleff on Sat, Mar 16
1 cup
Offline Mode

I would love for there to be an offline mode. I travel a lot and sometimes don’t have access to internet or would like the ability to write my words while in commute, on an airplane, train, etc., and the ability to be able to write offline and have it save would be wonderful. Right now, I copy and paste things over from Google Docs or Scrivener or Byword, but would love to just write directly into 750words!

New Feature Request Note from Renee C on Sat, Mar 16
1 cup
Improved export ability

I’d like to be able to export all my writing at once, not just month by month.

New Feature Request Note from Joanie on Mon, Mar 11
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’d like to see badges for different word counts. Maybe a badge for writing 50k in a month, not just NaNo. There could be other word count goals as well.

New Feature Vote from Joanie on Mon, Mar 11
1 cup
Create a clear list of features

I’d like to see a page with a list of suggested features and their explanations. People could comment and elaborate on the idea, and it could show the current votes up or down for the ideas.

It’s tough to know what I’ve voting for from just the drop-down, unless I’m just missing something.

New Feature Request Note from Joanie on Mon, Mar 11
2 cups

I rediscovered this site after an absence of nearly 8 years and I can’t even begin to express how much it means to me. Since joining, I’ve graduated college, moved away from home, started a career, broken my heart and then fell in love…I’ve changed so much that taking a step back to take it all in…is overwhelming. But then I come here. 750words preserved a piece of me and she’s been waiting all these years for me to return. I am so blessed to be able to come back to her.

Testimonial Note from Mel CD on Mon, Mar 11
1 cup

I’ve avoided writing for sometime. I used to journal all the time as a kid. I would just write anything and everything that was going on. It takes courage to write. As an adult, I would come back sporadically but never consistently. Life got painful. I wanted to forget. But like everything else you try to push down, the force grows and resurfaces stronger than you intend. 750 words has provided space for me and so many others to process our truths in a consistent way. And it is so so fun! Thanks Buster and Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Angela on Mon, Mar 11
1 cup

I experienced a really traumatic event in the beginning of the year and I hadn’t been able to write anything since, but I woke up and wrote this morning and I was feeling really proud of that so I bought a cup of coffee. thank you for giving me the space to do this.

Testimonial Note from Eva on Sun, Mar 10
3 cups

I have come back to 750 Words after a two year absence. Writing, in all its forms – essays, paragraphs, lists, notes, poems, fragmented thoughts, important and non-important ideas – is shaping me into the person I want to be. This is the best therapy I have undergone. The blank page is always here for me, anytime, anywhere. I fill it with what matters to me. My pages aren’t blog posts, or social media cries for attention. This daily process isn’t selfish – it’s grounding. It’s given me fresh perspective, reminding me that each day is a new change to DO BETTER. I’m very grateful. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Ingrid Lindstrom on Sat, Mar 09
10 cups

365 days in a row. One whole year completed! Wow! I didn’t have any plans when I started to write my 750 words a year ago. I am not a writer, I don’t do diaries. I just decided to give it a try. I didn’t really have expectations from myself, from the process of writing. I just did it. Every morning. Day after day. Often still very drowsy, with my first morning coffee, just me and my words. For the 95% of time I felt just like I was wasting my time as I didn’t really have anything to say. But from time to time, something would happen while writing my 750 words for the day. I would realize something big about myself, or about life in general, I would come to an answer to the question that I never even said out loud, I would suddenly understand some part of me just a bit better. So, after a year of writing, yes, I can say that this is cool. And yes, it looks like time-wasting for the most of the days, but because of these rare and wonderful days when something important comes out in the process of writing, it’s just still so much worth it!
Hello new year of writing!

Testimonial Note from N K on Sat, Mar 09
26 cups

I’ve been writing every day for 2.5 years or 872 days. I’ve learned much about myself and this writing has helped me to dump out the crap in my head so I could write cleanly for my business. It really helped to empty me in the mornings. I meditate for 20 minutes then I write 750 words which takes 15 minutes and all of the gratitude I’m feeling would pour out on to the page. I’ve written over 678,000 words since I started and I just published my first book in December of 2018. I don’t think I could have done that if I hadn’t had the discipline of writing everyday and pouring my heart out on these pages. Lately I’ve been writing my words, then going back to review this same day last year and then the previous year to see what I was doing and what has changed. My life is different in SO many ways and yet the 2 things that I struggle with, still are in my face. I’m still dealing with losing 10 pounds (WTH?) and trying to get out from under debt. So, because of this awareness, I’ve taken steps, drastic steps, to eliminate the debt and when it comes to the 10 pounds, I’ve decided to simply stop thinking I need to lose it. I reached out for help with the debt and I’m reprogramming my beliefs about my body. I feel really good. It’s amazing what you can learn by going back and reviewing your entries from the prior year(s). Thanks to 750 words for helping me raise my level of consciousness by providing this space for writing. We are all miracles unfolding. Keep going you guys! Peace and blessings, Maureen

Testimonial Note from Maureen Ross Gemme on Fri, Mar 08
1 cup

750 words is a great resource for any writer! I was slogging around, thinking about writing and stumbled on 750 words. Writing since last July and it keeps me going. Next on my agenda: Write my book on adopting pets. Love collecting those fun badges, too! Thanks K & B for this great writing resource!

Testimonial Note from Dr. Bessie ✍️ on Fri, Mar 08
5 cups
Dark mode

a switch or icon to toggle the entire site between the current mode and dark mode

New Feature Request Note from Kairi Gray on Fri, Mar 08
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Kairi Gray on Fri, Mar 08
1 cup
Is this a monthly subscription?

I did a one time donation expecting full access to the site but after some time passed the site asked me to purchase a membership. Can it be made more clear if this is a service only accessible by monthly payments and how much access a one-time payment will get you?

New Feature Request Note from Minseung Kim on Fri, Mar 08
1 cup

Helps me keep my mind and thoughts in check, thanks :)

Testimonial Note from Minseung Kim on Fri, Mar 08
1 cup

750 words has helped me in ways I didn’t know I needed. By writing whatever pops into my head every morning, I’ve been able to open up to new aspects of my creativity, overcome writer’s block, and move forward on the book I’ve been writing. So grateful for this fun and helpful platform.

Testimonial Note from Melanie McKinnon on Thu, Mar 07
3 cups

Love the site – kept me motivated to finish my first script of the year. I just want to know, why am I always 9 points behind the leaders in the monthly challenge? What are they doing that I’m not??

Testimonial Note from Pops on Wed, Mar 06