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

Lily Chien-Davis
Magnus Lebowski
Michelle Mnculwane
Louise Ferndale
G. W. Moore
Charles Rice
Alexandru Circiumaru
Mike Diamond
Sara Marie DeJesus
Lisa Whiteaker
Nicholas Kiddle
Lisa Peterson
Jeremy Wong
B.
Alison Smart
Stephanie
Ruslan G
Kyle B Schroeder
Leah VanHoose
Dagny R Deutchman
Mohit sawhney
Dina Ranade
Herbert Arnold
Gavriella Roberta Delgado
Lynn P
KF Latham
Gabriela Rosales
MG de los Angeles
Chister Fremh
Tonia Winchester
melinda
Eda Chen
Marc Mongeon
Dawn Bauman
Conrad Greiner-Bechert
Jane Donaldson
Li'l Jame
Ms. T
Sapna Shah- Mitra
Ryan Pemberton
Lin Du
Eric M
Jessica Arjet
Angus
Nikki Beijnes
Rebeca Lustgarten
Katrina Vega
Matt Yaeger
Pat McNutt
Jeffery Williams
bron mitchell
Alair MacLean
Jessica C
LeAnne McDaniel
Jack
Kim Baxter
Rachel Gollay
W1-D2
V
Justin Thomas
Emma Schouten
SHIAN T.
Sage Borgmastars
Katia LeMone
rylie lockerman
Jo Gatford
Maria-Camilla Fiazza
Bob Stocking
Mike Garner
abby
Michael Steven Martin
Julia Crane
Laura Parish
Lynn Jordan
OS
Hutton Henry
Kenn Wathen
Kellianne Benson
Mysti
Sky Matsuhashi
deborah twiss
Abigail Domfeh
Noah Potts
Peter Crane
tudor milosescu
LaFemmeEnRouge
Hatteras Dunton
Susan Owen-McCollum
Elan Miller
Kay C. Oppen
Stephen Tackett
Sam Biederman
Angela Jaffray
Dee Bostic
Danilo Aquino
Pam Costa
Dee
Rob Shaffer
Галина
Jo Hornsey

Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups
rename "money" subject

Petition to change category “money” to “values”. I use this site primarily to journal about my inner mental & emotional workings and personal values, NOT financially based most of the time, and it’s jarring to frequently see “money” as a large area of “Concerned with…” on my stats page. I would argue that even if one is literally discussing money, this is in fact a discussion of personal values anyway (the way we spend and consider our finances being a direct reflection of what we most need and want), and therefore would benefit from a rename. Thanks for the consideration. Regardless of these nitpicks, the site has been so valuable, so helpful in allowing me to see and be my self. Thank you <3

New Feature Request Note from Jackie Mederi on Mon, Jul 15
1 cup

8 years of waffling here, off and on, and I am still so charmed by the badges!

Testimonial Note from Anna Louise on Sun, Jul 14
4 cups

I really, really need to feel safe right now, and thank goodness that I am able to write my heart down on these virtual pages. What a time in history this is. My heart is lighter from writing here. I regained my sense of safety while writing. I am safe here, always. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from LaFemmeEnRouge on Sat, Jul 13
4 cups

I keep writing even when my stamina is low & I’m physically drained. Writing here enlivens me. It’s a coming home of sorts. The same space I connect with when I meditate. Very grateful every day for this precious space.

Testimonial Note from LaFemmeEnRouge on Thu, Jul 11
40 cups
Arrows for Days

I often go back and read through my previous writing (off and on for 8 years!) and it’s really annoying and clunky to have to either open everything in a new tab from the month page, keep hitting the back button, or try to count the x’s on top to get to the next page of writing – especially when I’m reading on my phone! I would LOVE to just have little arrows at the top and/or bottom of the page to easily move from one day to the next/previous.
Thanks so much for this wonderful website!

New Feature Request Note from Michele Howarth on Wed, Jul 10
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from jane sagalovich on Wed, Jul 10
7 cups
Improve the patronage features

It would be nice to get a little bit more for money, though I am very happy with what I get at the moment, and I understand that there is money required to keep this site running and to keep things private etc. But it would be great if there were more things to get involved with; like more than just the monthly writing challenges etc. Like really interesting things such as The november writing challenge.

New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Wed, Jul 10
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments

It would be great to have some more badges associated with types of writing, or if someone has had a break and they come back, something to encourage them and keep going rather than just having the same badges stuck there and having to do it all again and better to get a new badge.
Having said that; I love this whole site…

New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Wed, Jul 10
1 cup

As a very left brained person, I’ve been interested in engaging the other hemisphere for a while. An odd occurrence that I started to notice is getting common homonyms mixed up. I was correcting them but I think I will stop. I can still figure out what I meant but I think my right brain is making an appearance, you ‘no’ what I mean?

Testimonial Note from Li'l Jame on Sun, Jul 07
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’d love to be able to toggle between days more easily while using iPhone or iPad. Often when writing, I’m picking up where I left off the prior day/week.

New Feature Vote from Stephanie Wilson Rothfuss on Thu, Jul 04
7 cups

Promised a donation after the June challenge. Here’s to another :)

Testimonial Note from John on Wed, Jul 03
3 cups
A Save button

There is quite a delay in the automatic save feature. WHile I love that this happens, at the end of my writing, I would like to be able to just close the screen and move on. A save button would mean that I don’t have to wait for the automatic save function to kick in. I have lost words in the past and had to email to request that my streak be restored because I forgot that I needed to wait for my final few words to be saved!

New Feature Request Note from Esther Nagle on Tue, Jul 02
1 cup

Having tried “Morning Pages” with pen and paper (because I love to hand write) and found I was not getting a benefit but rather finding it a chore, I remembered my friend had told me about a website for the same purpose. I found the site and thought I would give it a try – over 100 days later (though a broken streak due to an unplanned cinema trip) I write every day what ever comes into my head and it is one of the most useful ways of managing my anxiety. Highly recommended.

Testimonial Note from Amie Jordan on Tue, Jul 02
20 cups

5 years and counting. 750 words is dope.

Testimonial Note from John on Tue, Jul 02
1 cup
Hide word count

An option in the settings to hide the word count until 750 words has been reached.

New Feature Request Note from Drew Oliner on Mon, Jul 01
1 cup

750 words has really helped me create the HABIT of writing. No matter what I write I know that before the day is over those words will get out. Sometimes I journal, sometimes I write fiction, but the words get our and I am grateful!

Testimonial Note from Deanna Shumaker on Mon, Jul 01
1 cup

there really is something to writing everyday. and something special about 3 pages (750 words). I’ve been reluctant to type my pages since Julia Cameron emphasized hand-writing them. Hand-writing them was very beneficial to me until it no longer was. I have a renewed motivation since starting to type the pages using 750words.com. Thank you! and please keep them safe and secure :)

Testimonial Note from Suz on Mon, Jul 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Suz on Mon, Jul 01
1 cup
The Wall of Good Intentions

“The Wall of Shame” is stressful, I’d like to see it replaced with a “Wall of Good Intentions”. Focus on the positive.

New Feature Request Note from Darla Sue Dollman on Sat, Jun 29
22 cups

Today I wrote my two millionth word on this website.

I’ve been up and down and active and not since 2010. I’ve had entire years where I wrote less than 100 days. But I’m in the second-longest streak I’ve ever had, and coming real close to the longest.

Thanks for being a safe space for me to write, to create, to grow. I appreciate it here.

Testimonial Note from Sor Kyress on Thu, Jun 27
1 cup
Improve the writing page

A quick lock screen

New Feature Vote from Carrie X on Thu, Jun 27
3 cups

I’ve been on and off with 750words.com but still love using it for brain dumping purpose. It’s helpful.

Testimonial Note from Mary Le on Wed, Jun 26
1 cup

I invite you all to keep writing. The more you write, the more you heal. Much love to all!

Testimonial Note from ZeeMan on Wed, Jun 26
1 cup

For me, 750 words is sometimes a journal, sometimes just a feelings dump, and sometimes actual writing to work out character bios, plot lines, or scenes.

I don’t like to admit that I need a carrot to get me to write, but I do. I am a procrastinator by nature, but getting into the routine of writing here every day has really helped. I am also a competitor (even when only competing with myself) so I love the badges :-

Testimonial Note from Jen Hupf on Wed, Jun 26
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

PLEEEEAAAAAAASE! Please give us an app for iOS!

New Feature Vote from Bianka B. on Wed, Jun 26
10 cups
Improve the writing page

I would really like some basic formatting options in the writing page. Bold, Italics, font size changes, bullets, etc. Nothing complicated. I am really annoyed when I go back to look at old writing and everything is consolidated to one in-line paragraph! Help!!

New Feature Vote from Erica Iannotti on Tue, Jun 25
1 cup
A better mobile site

I blew my streak after storms knocked out our internet for 3 days. A mobile app for android could’ve saved the day. I’m not a speedy texter (i.e. I don’t use my thumbs and have no idea how others do it) but would’ve made an effort to save my streak!

New Feature Vote from Li'l Jame on Tue, Jun 25
1 cup
A better mobile site

I noticed that when using Firefox on my phone to write the line gets back to the beginning every time I hit enter, and that makes the experience extremely annoying. It would be great to a have a dedicated app or a page that is better adapted to mobile devices.

New Feature Vote from Ariadne Marques on Sat, Jun 22
100 cups

Today is a day that I wasn’t sure I’d ever reach: my 1000 day streak.

I know many others have hit this milestone, but it was especially rewarding to me. I find routines difficult as it is and I tend to put off things that I enjoy because there’s so many other things that need attention. Prior to 750words (and particularly, the streak goals) it was not uncommon for me to neglect my writing for days at a time. Unfortunately, for me, writing is like physical exercise. Every time I take a hiatus, my body creaks and groans and my normally easy routine is a slog. The same happens mentally for my writing.

Thanks to 750words, though, I’ve got a reason to put my butt into a chair every day and tap out the words. It’s not always writing that furthers a story; in fact, I’m often just dumping the bilges or venting or writing down some thoughts about the day. Still, it keeps writing at the forefront of my mind, where it needs to be, and it keeps my commitment going.

So, thank you, Buster and Kellianne, for providing this outlet. It’s been a huge help to me. Here’s to another 1000 days!

Testimonial Note from NocturnalRites on Tue, Jun 18
4 cups

I found this site early – exactly 9 years and ten days ago I wrote my first Words here. Thanks to the amazing archive system I can see what, where and who I was back then – using the site to rehearse lines for plays, record dreams, download mental meanderings and blow out the cobweb infested reaches of my cognitive causeways. Since then I have completed my bachelor of creative writing degree, had three stories published and somehow become a spoken word performer, an activist song writer and a professional story teller along the way. And I’m only getting started! I have 750 words to thank for keeping me disciplined (from time to time) and for being my silent, non-judgemental writing partner across this crazy decade of literary indulgences. Big Thanks to Buster and Kellianne for keeping it going all these years. Same to everyone who donates and participates. I look forward to my continued visits to this amazing platform, as do the many, many people I have sent here over the years. Here’s hoping the site remains a force for the written good for countless pages to come…cos I’m gonna need it to finish this year of honours, then maybe the PhD that follows. Keep writing people, cos writers are thinkers and writers are feelers…both are desperately needed on this beautiful ball we call home!

Testimonial Note from Mark Gerrett on Tue, Jun 18