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

Colin Hill
Heather Wixson
Cassandra Peterson
Sarah Griffin
Brett Davey
Lori Martin
Rachel Elaine Creason
Nigel Lowe
Eda Chen
Naomi Stenberg
Nancy Bauer
Rita Lynn
Madeline Hester
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Jennifer Loucks
Anne B.
Alek Buta
M. Lou
Natalie Stirnemann
Paul Hennessy
Tim Palliser
Electra Hawthorn
Caitlin Curry
Plasma Falcon
Alex Adler
Millie Smith
Ricky Rhain
Erin Duebel
Soukeyna Alexis
Andrew Schlie
Alexandra Booth
Amber Davis
Mary Coleman
Adam Wootton
Dorothy Becks
Tim Figley
deborah twiss
Stephen Stretton
Jenny Montoya Tansey
Lobby Lobster
Susan Piver
Valerie Low
charles kagiri
Adam Page
Julia Ireland
E. R.
Stephanie Steyer
Steve Tannenbaum
Alisa Mirkin
jacquie grillon
Eric Butcher
T. M. A.
Cassandra Robinson
Em Rose
Jeff Skott
Bradley Hogle
Nici Hoffman
Nima Paidipaty
Lynn Willows
Heather M Guith
vanessa hunt
Rahel Kadosh
Keith McManus
Norlito Baclayen
Gabby G
Ted Prodromou
Michael Ambrosino
Jess Rice
Matthew Rohan
Jill Fairchild
Adri Kopp
Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson
Jess Dunne
Casey Hamilton
Adam Summers
Debra Bastedo
silje alnes
Elisabeth Hamilton
Leah Catching
Jon Fisch
Kim Hughes

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
Improve the writing page

A way to change fonts would be nice :)

New Feature Vote from Daniela on Sat, Aug 03
36 cups

Like many, many others have said, this site has been integral to my journey as a writer. Life has been bonkers for quite a while (in good ways and bad) and when I finally decided last year to get it together and listen to those who said I should be a writer, well, I signed in to the account I hadn’t used in seven years and started to write here right here. (Not sure if that’s clever wordplay or a stupid non-joke, but I’ll let you, the reader, decide.)

If you had told me last year that I would have a 500+ page novel by the same time the following year, I would have laughed in your face so much, you’d need one of those salad bar sneeze shield things to keep your face dry. Gross, but quite possibly true.

But here I am, doing a first edit on my first draft and loving the hell out of it… maybe not the times when I can’t figure out how to fix the loopy logic in my insane story, but I digress… I owe so much of my success to others who have supported and encouraged and guided me through this journey, and 750 Words is absolutely part of that success.

In the last year, I’ve only missed two days. Though I was thoroughly irritated with myself for a few brief moments, those addicting badges and indispensable stats made me roll up my sleeves, crank up the music, and throw down twice as hard. It makes me so happy to be a writer, and sometime (hopefully) soon, I’ll be on the way to calling myself an author without self-deprecation or my eyes rolling into the back of my head.

All that blabbering comes down to this: You have literally changed lives, absolutely including my own, and I’m so very grateful to you, Buster and Kellianne. Please give each other a hug and know that thousands of us are hugging you at the same time. (Uh, not in a creepy way, though.)

With all the sincerity I can muster, thank you. So much.

Testimonial Note from Lou Friton on Fri, Aug 02
1 cup

It has help me put my words together with ease. I love writing everyday, when I started I did not think that I could do it but now I look forward to it everyday.

Testimonial Note from Terrence Mcgowin on Fri, Aug 02
1 cup

I have my first coffee cup y’all!!!! I have been on this site for just over a week and I LOVE IT!!!! No I have not yet made it to 750 words, nor have I done it every day but I am on the right path! I have always loved writing and always wanted to be consistent with my writing but couldn’t find the right medium. I tried journaling apps but found myself spending too much time tweaking the settings. I have tried paper journaling but I can’t write as fast as I can think (or type). So this is perfect! It’s a beautiful yet simple format that is exactly what I need. Thanks all my buddies!!

Testimonial Note from Jason Ballard on Fri, Aug 02
1 cup

When I first saw the site, i knew it was something I could benefit from. Between work and mental health it’s become important to have a place to get words out of my mind. 750 Words has helped in a way few other site have. It’s a site I’m frequently suggesting to others as a way to build that awareness of yourself and your thoughts.

Testimonial Note from Cawnen on Fri, Aug 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Cawnen on Fri, Aug 02
6 cups

I had a baby 3 months ago and writing these words every day has helped me keep my sanity amidst such sleeplessness and change. Thank you for making this exist!

Testimonial Note from Annamieka Hopps Davidson on Fri, Aug 02
1 cup
Post Titles

Create — or select from Frequently Used Words — a title for the day’s post.

Podcasts commonly title the episode using a phrase stated during recording. For example, “Butterfly Down!” if the episode discussed Apple’s Macbook Pro keyboard.

An option to share the day’s title may make for interesting reading.

New Feature Request Note from Lawrence J on Fri, Aug 02
2 cups

In the midst of chaos, 750 words has been an anchor. Having it by my side throughout my hectic teens and now early 20’s has been a gift. I hope I’ll still be around to write happier thoughts here in the coming years.

Testimonial Note from Narin Lalala on Thu, Aug 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Would love some variety and more badges to work towards!

New Feature Vote from John Woods on Thu, Aug 01
10 cups
Updates on progress

It would be nice if a) you kept with your promises on updates for website (especially for those of us who support it with hard-earned cash); b) you updated community on what’s been done. Because, seriously, there are some VERY simple CSS bugs that haven’t been fixed. There’s never any comments or any interactions with people on feedback/feature request page. There’s very sporadic facebook communication. And now, when you officially announced that 750words is quite a priority in your life… well, 2 months later – nothing. Nothing updated on site. No updates in facebook group. No interaction with anyone.

I am really grateful for safe space to write and this whole website. It does help me a lot. But this relationship with your customers/supporters is too much. You said it yourself: "Anyway. Enough on that for now! Because now that that’s moving out of the intense creative phase, the 2nd BIG PROJECT is 750 Words! I’ve been dying to start working on this again. We mentioned last year that this would be happening, and were a bit overzealous in our timing, but now it’s happening for real! FOR REAL. Seriously.

Kellianne and I have a BIG list of things we know people have been very patiently waiting on for YEARS. Fixing bugs like scrolling on tablets, updating your profile info, and a thousand other strange glitches. Plus… Internationalization! A mobile app! Groups! More badges! And generally making things simpler, faster, and more delightful. Without losing the scrappy spirit of it all, because we are now scrappier than ever."

But apparently it’s land of the dead.

It’s very annoying to not only to not see any improvements but encounter the same bugs that were reported ages ago and could have been fixed in a few hours by a competent coder. But it requires caring and commitment. Do you care?

New Feature Request Note from Roxy on Wed, Jul 31
1 cup

I always come back here. Streaks are great and carry their own power but this feels like home base when I get off track. Thanks for persisting.

Testimonial Note from KAdams on Tue, Jul 30
1 cup

As I write everyday I am able to express my feelings and anxieties, my frustrations and questions. I can talk to myself and release inner feelings and emotions. You can express yourself and answer to know one,but the LORD.

Testimonial Note from Robert Watson on Tue, Jul 30
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Miish Grixti on Tue, Jul 23
4 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Miish Grixti on Tue, Jul 23
12 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Miish Grixti on Tue, Jul 23
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Miish Grixti on Tue, Jul 23
10 cups

I’ve been using this site for years, initially motivated by badges for speed, writing early, writing late, but nowadays it’s the streaks that keep me going. THANK YOU!

Testimonial Note from Ingrid Turk on Mon, Jul 22
25 cups

Today I wrote my 1000th page on the 1006th day of membership. That isn’t a streak, but as much as I enjoy collecting badges, the satisfaction is in the writing. I built plans, worked through difficulties, drafted articles, and recorded moments of joy and sorrow in those thousand pages. None of that would have happened without this site and the encouragement to keep writing. Thank you for this safe place and the insight the statistics give me. I am a better writer now than I was 1006 days ago.

Testimonial Note from marcia shannon on Sat, Jul 20
5 cups

So grateful for this site. I have been using it for years, but just passed the 30 day streak. seriously. years. just want to say thank you to everyone who works hard to keep this site going and for every writer that is part of this community.

Testimonial Note from Jod Pharo on Sat, Jul 20
7 cups

Thanks for being an amazing site that makes me write, every day.

Testimonial Note from Lauren Roche on Fri, Jul 19
1 cup
Testimonial Note from Irma on Thu, Jul 18
1 cup

Since I started writing 750 words a day, my daily life has become much more structured. I have written nearly every day and it has become one of my strongest habits. It jumpstarts my day and clears my head so I can stay focused on my work throughout the day. If you’re feeling discouraged, do whatever you can to keep up the writing. It will have lasting effects that you’ll notice in all aspects of your life!

Testimonial Note from JMPS on Wed, Jul 17
4 cups

Whether I dabble or write ‘seriously,’ 750words has been my way in through the door of my writing room. Today I’m hoping four cups will get me to a poem.

Testimonial Note from Caroline Ledeboer on Wed, Jul 17
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 Mon, Jul 15
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 Sun, Jul 14
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 Fri, Jul 12
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 Thu, Jul 11
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from jane sagalovich on Wed, Jul 10