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

Linan Emily Chen
Dawn Hathaway
YEY
Samantha Eisen
Leigh Harris
Rosie Ryan
Megan Skye
Keith Cooper
commonvertigo
Annette Thompson
Jonathan Musselwhite
Cari Loschen
Robbbler
Jared Golant
Melissa Kerker
Vex Kaztro
Elizabeth T
Bev Morris
Jessie Stepan
Tisa Shaw
Tom Sawyer
George London
Luke McGibbon
Phoenix
James Darraugh
Emily O
BLC
Aimee Henny Brown
Peige Davis
Coryn Lee Bourgeois
Robyn Avery
Jeanne Leigh
Elvis Ozoria
Neha Gaddam
Jacob Sokolov
Johanna V Thorhallsdottir
Stacey Kerr
philip lightfoot
Teri Clark Linden

Notes of inspiration from members

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 Anonymous 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 (Old) 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
1 cup

Sadly, an eldercare situation came up yesterday, and I simply never got back to my computer to finish the words I started here earlier in the day. As a result my 48 day streak was broken (sad face). I’ve been a member for 2 months, going on 3, and I lost my first challenge exactly the same way. But last month I made it, and needless to say it felt like a huge victory to successfully complete the challenge for the first time. But even if failing the challenge again this month (and once again due to a stupid mental lapse) is frustrating, I’ve found the (mostly) daily routine of 750 words to have made a huge difference in my relation to my professional writing. Much of what I write here on the site isn’t words that go into my lectures and articles, but the habit I’ve been able to build here of putting words down freely has definitely made my other writing feel less fraught, and I’m experiencing a lot less writers block overall. Thank you 750words! I’m so glad you exist!

Testimonial Note from Sally Logan on Tue, Jun 18
1 cup

I have to be honest and say it motivates me by making me feel a little guilty when I get my notification. I need to work on keeping a flow going but it encourages me to write about any old blah in my head sometimes. Looking forward to when I actually start writing before I get notified

Testimonial Note from Katherine Vickers on Fri, Jun 14
6 cups
Offline mode

I sometimes try to write “offline” (tether to open the website, then disconnect while I’m writing) but auto-saving error messages pile up at the bottom of my text when I do this. It would be great to have a better offline interface, either through eliminating the multiple error messages when the internet is disconnected (one is fine) OR … if there were a 750words desktop app that worked offline, that would be dope! (PS: currently using Firefox/Windows).

New Feature Request Note from emogene on Thu, Jun 13
1 cup

I use this site like a journal, and find it incredibly helpful to empty out my brain of all my worries and fears each day. I feel calmer and more centered after writing.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Rodgers on Tue, Jun 11
1 cup
Improve the Today page
New Feature Vote from Brittvanc on Tue, Jun 11
1 cup

I’ve had trouble getting motivated to write, but this site has gotten me excited about putting a story together, one bit at a time.

Testimonial Note from Timothy Lustache on Tue, Jun 11