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

Anna Green
MamaJane
Jessica Kraus Adkins
Theresa Alberti
Meryl Walker
Jamile Balli
Mason
Tia D
Molly Duncan
Stephanie Oswald
ANDREA VERONICA HUGGARD CAINE RETI
Claire Gamble
Bainbridge Allen
Jackie June
Lori Draper
Silverai
KMFS
Elena Tucker
Theodore Gorman
Bernie J Mitchell
Noko Rose
Kristen Kearby
Marina Sampanes Peed
Karen A Kennedy
Alice Bezett
Al Wilson
adam hansen
alicia ratto
Farran Moran Edwards
Rose M McMackin
Sang Leng Trieu
Peter Mc Cullagh
Philip Neil Eldred
Cara Carnes
Barbara Uechi
Julie Gutierrez
David Colman
Cindy DeLano
John Wayne
Perrin Rynning
Nate Cooper
Noora Anwahi
Mike Swehla
Tanya Fouts
Lida D
Richard Swiss
medea shaw
Terri Baas
Marc Callec
A House
Michale Kernan
kristin milton
Giada Sheila Benfatto
Lawrence Calmus
Beth Camero
Amber Banks
Lindsay Regehr
Pearl Hadoop
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jess bird
B Stagner
Mia Dyson
Kelly McGilvery
Joseph Kane
George Spinner
Catherine MacDonald-Robertson
JIM S
Mariyah
JOEL MCMILLAN
Moishe Lettvin
Anne Reifsnyder
Luke Ryan
Elena Schmidt
Goldbury
Suzanne C Dubus
Jolien Van Daele
Lucy Nolan
Tenley Sage
Buck Bradberry
Jessica Williams
Laurie Morin
Tali Shlafer
Glenn R. Cochran
John J Kocan
Vienna Castellaw
Robin Turner
Keri
Patricia Kramer
Josh Chong
Sara Martin
Eileen Lane
Mark Fujiwara
Hannah R Bissex
Like the Lettuce
Laura Clark
Resa Moran
JLM
Cynthia Skidmore
Christine Masters-Wheeler
Erin Duebel

Notes of inspiration from members

27 cups

Who knew I would be able to write 750 words everyday for more than a year and not know what to say here? Other than thank you for contributing towards making that happen, and helping me look after my mental health everyday! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Lauren Ann Easter on Sat, Dec 25
1 cup

been using this site since 2010. give me a blank 750 page and some free time and I’ll conquer the world. or at least the chaotic one in my head.

Testimonial Note from Jared Ewy on Fri, Dec 24
15 cups

Mainly I want to say that I hope everyone connected with this site, from Buster and Kellianne, to all my fellow writers, are having a meaningful holiday season in spite of all the craziness that is going on in the world. I also want to say Thank You—not just to Buster and Kellianne, who are awesome in maintaining this site, but to all who partake of it. A wise man once said that company is stronger than will power, and to me 750 Words is an example of that. As tricky as it seems at times to get my Words in, it helps that you are all writing as well. And I’m grateful for the centeredness and clarity of undersatnding that the site has given me over the many years that I’ve been present here every day. Peace and blessings to all in the New Year!

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Fri, Dec 24
1 cup
SSL certificate

I would love to suggest getting an SSL certificate set up so that the connection between browser and server gets encrypted.

Could just be a Let’s Encrypt one, doesn’t have to infer any costs or a lot of work.

New Feature Request Note from Bart De Wachter on Wed, Dec 22
9 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Mon, Dec 20
7 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Mon, Dec 20
4 cups

Good morning my fellow wordsmiths and scribblers,
I just wanted to pop in here and say this 750 words site has helped keep me going strong on my daily writing habit. I have been doing my morning pages since 1997 when I came across The Artist’s way by Julia Cameron. that book helped change the whole course of my life. I have many many notebooks of morning pages, and that being said, I love the 750 word program! The badges are a simple concept but they help keep me on track becasue I want to get all the badges abd double stars every morning. so simple a thing but it works for me! and it’s encouraging to see so many others doing their writing as well. Community is a lovely thing. so i will continue on and if a miss a day and have to start over , i will laugh at myself and continue on! MY next target is a Pheonix and i have 20 more days to go to get there!
Happy writing!
Lauren

Testimonial Note from Lauren Crosthwaite on Sat, Dec 18
4 cups
Improve the writing page

allow for different font styles such as italic, bold and sizing to be edited/seen in real-time of composition. Also, allow for different coloured font throughout. (also, just ideas of course and love the website!!! xo) maybe analysis that relates to how it might sound like you are feeling would be cool or synonyms/dictionary definitions of words you are using overlay to ensure you are accurate/precise/best with your verbiage (like what exactly does verbiage mean?) xxoxoxo

New Feature Vote from pat ricia on Thu, Dec 16
4 cups
Improve the writing page

allow for different font styles such as italic, bold and sizing to be edited/seen in real-time of composition. Also, allow for different coloured font throughout. (also, just ideas of course and love the website!!! xo) maybe analysis that relates to how it might sound like you are feeling would be cool or synonyms/dictionary definitions of words you are using overlay to ensure you are accurate/precise/best with your verbiage (like what exactly does verbiage mean?) xxoxoxo

New Feature Vote from pat ricia on Thu, Dec 16
1 cup
Font Updates

be able to update with bold/italic and strikethrough etc in real time. Use different coloured fonts throughout the work.

New Feature Request Note from pat ricia on Thu, Dec 16
5 cups

Very grateful for you, Buster and Kellianne, for creating this site and maintaining it. It’s been so helpful for me to use it daily, to check in with myself and discover what’s really going on with me. Since I can be highly reactive when situations upset me, this site gives me a ‘pause’ space to really think about things before reacting. My life is much more peaceful and present as a result. It’s an important service you provide. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Bridgit Colleran on Wed, Dec 15
1 cup

it helps me to think more clearly, and clear my head of unconscious negativity, to see things more clearly.

Testimonial Note from Buddy Luepke on Wed, Dec 15
20 cups
More badges for accomplishments

For anyone who has written for a long time, the badges are too few and far in between. More badges will help to keep motivating people.

New Feature Vote from Cathy Peterson on Tue, Dec 14
10 cups

Thanks for the great recovery of our streaks and your hard work Buster and Kellie!! Life is clearer with those 750 words each day!!

Testimonial Note from Margaret W. Franke on Mon, Dec 13
10 cups

Thanks so much for all you do with this site. An example of your hard word and graciousness: the recent outage and how you got the site back up and fixed all broken streaks.

Testimonial Note from WhatKindofDog on Sun, Dec 12
1 cup

I found 750words at the time I feel out of energy, lonely and tired. I can’t see the road forward, no one has patient enough to listen to my sharing, no one can give me the way how I should step up. I go back to my inner and recheck everything, understanding myself first. I believe I will meet a brighter road ahead

Testimonial Note from thi bich phuong on Fri, Dec 10
1 cup

I quit writing here for a while… and turns out I just quit writing. Because I can’t write if it’s not here. *Sigh

The setup is simple -

And I have bipolar disorder, so I’m easily distracted because I think too much and worry too much – and get anxious too much SO…

I can easily/quickly change the size of the font and the color – and the color of the background. That way I can quickly get back to writing before I lose that drive. :)

I’d recommend 750 words to anyone who loves to write.

Testimonial Note from Danae on Thu, Dec 09
1 cup

I started writing on this page a month ago. I have been writing every single day. It has become my routine. I feel nice whenever I am writing here. It is my private time here. Thank you so much 750 words. I look forward to write every single day for the rest of my life. Much love.

Testimonial Note from NISHITHA KRISHNASWAMY on Wed, Dec 08
1 cup

Thank you so much for clearing up the recent outage so quickly, and for restoring my streak! I did not realize how emotionally invested I was in keeping it going until I thought it might have been broken. It was eye opening, and I will not be taking this site and all it offers for granted again.

Testimonial Note from Lynn Porter on Mon, Dec 06
2 cups

love your site – and glad it’s back on although sadly my statistic page is incomplete since outage ( no pie chart of feelings and main concerns) – thank you

Testimonial Note from katkat on Mon, Dec 06
10 cups

Thank you very much for fixing the outage so promptly AND fixing the graphing of metadata!

Testimonial Note from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Mon, Dec 06
10 cups

I’m still waiting for my streak to be fixing, and I know how hard you’re working! I have faith in you, Buster and Kellianne!
Thank you SO much for all of focus and communication.
I’m so grateful for this safe space every day to get the words down.
Thank you for creating this site for all of us.

Testimonial Note from Rachel on Sun, Dec 05
2 cups

Thank you for fixing my streak after the outage. I know it seems like such a small thing but it really does help. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Gigantino on Sun, Dec 05
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jennifer Gigantino on Sun, Dec 05
2 cups

I’m very happy to see 750words up and running again. Thanks for all the work you put in!

Testimonial Note from A. Nonymous on Sun, Dec 05
9 cups

Thank you for fixing the outage! I kept my practice up on google docs instead, and it really (not that I ever question anymore) was reminded how extremely helpful this daily practice has been in my life! thank you for this site and all the work you do to maintain it!!

Testimonial Note from nancy s on Sat, Dec 04
2 cups

I just wanted to extend my gratitude to Buster and Kellianne for all of their hard work in general when it comes to 750 Words, but specifically to how gracefully they handled what I could only imagine was a deeply-frustrating experience on their end with the recent outage. Can’t wait to see what V2 has in store, and thanks again for everything you do here!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth S on Sat, Dec 04
1 cup

Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone? Having this site unavailable for a day made it clear to me how much I rely on it for a variety of daily activities.

I’m grateful to have such a handy tool available, making my life better in so many ways. Thanks for everything you guys do!

Testimonial Note from Amanda Marie Pingel Ramsay on Sat, Dec 04
10 cups
Dark Mode

Different modes to write in would be really helpful, I personally prefer dark mode but also a grey mode or something similar would be a really nice addition!

New Feature Request Note from Tayla Gittins on Sat, Dec 04
2 cups

Raise a cup to all the fine folks who worked so hard to get our beloved writing space back up so saucily!

We appreciate you! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Jeannel King on Sat, Dec 04