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

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Notes of inspiration from members

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I joined this site on May 21, 2013 and since then it has helped me to change my life almost entirely. At that time, I was an academic living a shadow career, as Julia Cameron would say, and since then I have thankfully — and due so much to THIS website — become a writer, comedian, and actor. I am creative BECAUSE my FIRST stop mentally and on the Internet everyday is to this amazing website which I recommend to anyone who expresses an interest in creating and really, living more meaningfully. Thank you, thank you, thank you for existing. Today is a day when there is more explicitly hope and promise in the world and thanks to this website I have had that sense even through the last administration. I appreciate you so, so much. You have changed my life. Love, Liz

Testimonial Note from liz glazer on Sat, Nov 07
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Time settings.

I haven’t been able to find it yet. Maybe it already exists. I live in the Netherlands and this morning I had to wait till 9 am before I was able to write. It was nine hours earlier according to the website. So being able to have the correct time would be nice. :)

New Feature Request Note from Nanda Oudesluijs on Sat, Nov 07
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Today’s affirmation: It’s okay to take a break.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sat, Nov 07
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Today’s affirmation: I am able to.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Fri, Nov 06
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Hemingway mode

Click a check box that disables your backspace key. Promotes a continuous steam of thought and dissuades against stopping to edit grammar.

New Feature Request Note from Michael Villanueva on Fri, Nov 06
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Today’s affirmation: It’s going to be okay.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Thu, Nov 05
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750 Words is one of the best things I’ve found for motivating me to write EVERY day. And since I’m doing NaNo this month, I’m writing my first 1670 words of the day here – I get to earn another badge!!

Testimonial Note from Mustang Patty on Thu, Nov 05
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Today’s affirmation: You’re worth it.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Wed, Nov 04
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I’ve been writing on 750 words since I was 14. It’s amazing to be able to go back and reread that. It’s helped my self growth so much. I’ve been through a lot this past couple of years also, so to be able to go back and look at those notes has been invaluable. I hadn’t been able to become a patron until now, but I was always recommending this to people, and surprised when they said they’d never heard of the website before. Thank you for creating this place for all of us who have the privilege of using it.

Testimonial Note from Kim Davis on Wed, Nov 04
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Today’s affirmation: You aren’t alone.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Tue, Nov 03
5 cups

I was slacking off on my words for a while, but I’m back for NaNoWriMo, because i love this as a tool for brain-dumping a very rough draft of a novel. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the little notification that pops up when I’ve reached the suggested daily word count for NaNoWriMo! It was really fun to see this morning!

Testimonial Note from Lisa Beebe on Mon, Nov 02
1 cup

After one month of writing every day; I resolved a long-term conflict in a relationship, improved my relationship with my children, reached clarity in my next career move, and dramatically improved in writing copy for my business. After years of striving to journal every day, 750words has given me the outlet I needed to reach clarity every day, usually in about 15 minutes!

Testimonial Note from Rachel Khani on Mon, Nov 02
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This is probably the third month in a row that I’ve failed the monthly challenge — this month on the very first day! Having my working conditions in my professorial job change to the tune of going from a 60-hour/week job to what is now 12-14 hours a day 7 days a week with zero letup (not even the occasional weekend morning or afternoon off!) has made keeping up with journaling a huge challenge. But in the midst of it all, this site remains an anchor for me, and even if I end up paying my fines every month for failing the challenge, I’ll keep doing the challenges because they’re part of what make this site so effective. Thank you 750 Words!!!

Testimonial Note from Sally Logan on Mon, Nov 02
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Today’s affirmation: You can accomplish what you have planned.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Mon, Nov 02
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This past year plus has sucked. First I get divorced and all that goes with that (which is still mostly in the air), then the Coronavirus Pandemic hits. I am almost afraid to say that things are beginning to look up a little. I don’t want to jinx it in anyway. This is the first calendar year I have written something most months, yay 750 words for being there to let me vent, rant, rave, with no one the wiser most of the time. I am, as they say, cautiously optimistic as 2020 comes to a close. I have some plans, I have my ranting and some writing, things are looking up a bit. Cautiously Optimistic. Keep writing, y’all.

Testimonial Note from Danielle Stevens on Mon, Nov 02
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Charlie Towle on Sun, Nov 01
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Edit old metadata

I know I’ve made spelling errors on some metadata marks in the past. It would be good to be able to go back on the metadata page and mark the incorrect ones by deleting old metadata from the page, or even better if I could move it to the correct metric. More flexibility on that page would be fun! Otherwise, this platform is so awesome and I love it. Thank you!

New Feature Request Note from array on Sun, Nov 01
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Today’s affirmation: Your words are important.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sun, Nov 01
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Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Nora Ozolanta on Sat, Oct 31
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Nora Ozolanta on Sat, Oct 31
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This website has honestly helped me so much. I’m still not doing my 750 words a day, but I’m working towards it. My depression has been getting the best of me during this pandemic and it hasn’t helped my anxiety either. But every day I do finish my words, it leaves me feeling accomplished and helps me push on. Thank you so much for this wonderful site!

Testimonial Note from Cynthia Ehnes-McElroy on Fri, Oct 30
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I just started and this is awesome I haven’t wrote 750 yet but I’m working my way up. I feel this is a way to get back in to art of writing.

Testimonial Note from John J Kocan on Wed, Oct 28
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Secure server for writing

I would love to have a secure site.

New Feature Vote from Suresh on Tue, Oct 27
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I love this site!! No matter how I’m feeling or how bad the morning has gong so far, I can always write the 750 words and feel good about myself. I’m using this feature as a way to gather my thoughts on a daily basis, and I’ve been able to see the trends in my thoughts and even track how the way I write in the morning will carry itself through the day.

Thank you guys for this wonderful creation.

Testimonial Note from Mustang Patty on Tue, Oct 27
1 cup

I’d really like to thank Buster and Kellianne for their initiative. I ran into this website by sheer chance but ever since then I haven’t missed a single day of writing because of the joy it brings, the clarity it gives me for the day, and how it allows me to reflect on myself in a systematic manner. I’ve been recommending people to try this out left, right and centre and will continue doing so in the future too.

Testimonial Note from Abhi on Tue, Oct 27
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I wrote my first journal entry in October of 2010, and over the last decade, 750words has been a constant in my life. Looking back at the data, there were only four months where I didn’t complete a single journal entry, the last time being in October of 2016. Thank you for helping me make sense of my life – it’s made all the difference in the world.

Testimonial Note from Rosanna Casper on Mon, Oct 26
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More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Jane K on Mon, Oct 26
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jane K on Mon, Oct 26
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Hi, Been here forever. Love the place. BUT for the life of me WHERE is the sexual content in my today’s writing???
Maude’s Farm 9

A happy place to live for everyone did happen down on the farm.
Marni and Kevin’s home was a kit so it went up fast. They now were about to move into that home.

Linda and Carla were both in Mr McCone’s class. Busy girls they were two of the top teacher helpers.

It was obvious that Ray and Susan were becoming closer. Their pain from his loss of his wife, Her loss of a marriage was slowly mending.

No one noticed Harold and Maude becoming closer. It was thought at their ages they were just seeking companionship. That was fine with them because they would announce on the night before Christmas their love for each other.

Christmas school vacation came with many festivities. The locals yearly had sleigh rides. This year was no exception. Bundled up in their warmest the whole crew went on the rides. Carols were sung, hot chocolate and cookies was consumed.

Christmas Eve was celebrated at Grannie Maude’s house. This Christmas Eve everyone told of an event happening in their life. They were to write it on a paper, fold and write their name then place it in Harold’s new cowboy hat. Harold was oldest so he got to pick. He swirled the papers around then chose.

“Marni, you are first.” said Harold.
“ Linda remember last month when we asked you to stay with Carla instead of coming home after school?”
“Yes, Mama.”
“Your Dad and I were at the doctors office. In six months there will be a brother or sister addition to our family.”

Harold swirled the papers around then chose.
“Linda is next”

“ I am now helping other students with American Sign Language.”

Harold swirled the papers around then chose another name.
“Susan.”

“ I was offered a part time job at the bakery in town. I am seriously thinking of taking it. With Carla in school and Grannie Maude not really needing me at the farm I’m thinking it’s about time I get out and meet some new people.”

Harold swirled the papers around then chose a name.
“Maude.”

“I’m getting married next year. Not sure of the month but it will happen.”

What everyone shouted. Harold set his hat down and put his arms around Maude saying: “It’s about time we were wed. I’m over here everyday for coffee and most meals. We belong together.”

Picking up his hat he swirled the notes again.
“Ray”

“I have a two part announcement. I have been offered the position of Principal at the school. I may or may not take it.
My other announcement is a mutual agreement between Susan and I to be married.
Darling your engagement ring in under the tree.”
He went over to the tree, picked up a small box and presented the ring to Susan.

“The ring was Mothers and Dad and I agreed you should be wearing it. Hugs and congratulations went all around the room.

Picking up his hat Harold swirled the notes again.
“Kevin, you’re up next.”

“I have a permit from the city to renovate that old run down farmhouse into an office. It seems it was originally well constructed. Next Spring we will start the remake of our Real Estate Office.”

“Carla you are next to last.”

“I am pleased to say our school has a collection of give-a-books for our library. We also have started a collection of give-a-books for other schools.”

“OK that’s it lets sing now.” said Harold.

“Oh no you don’t get away without telling your message.” cried Maude.

“OK,OK. I’m next. I also had a doctor visit. I was a bit worried about some itchy skin patches on the back of my neck. Doc Quinlin had them examined and I was told I am well. He told me to wear a hat that covered my neck. Maude got me this hat for Christmas.
Ain’t it a dandy?” hooted Harold.

The year came and went again it was Christmas Eve. Linda had a new little brother. Her parents were doing well.

Maude and Harold were married and living in Harold’s house.

Ray and Susan were also married and living in Grannies farm.

Carla got up and started singing then everyone joined in:

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la la la la
’Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la la la la la
Don we now our gay apparel
Fa la la la la la la la la
Troll the ancient yuletide carol
Fa la la la la la la la la
See the blazing yule before us
Fa la la la la la la la la
Strike the harp and join the chorus
Fa la la la la la la la la
Follow me in merry measure
Fa la la la la la la la la
While I tell of yuletide treasure
Fa la la la la la la la la
Sing we joyous all together
Fa la la la la la la la la
Heedless of the wind and weather
Fa la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la

Ending the Beginning.

©Julia A Knaake

Testimonial Note from Julia Crane on Sat, Oct 24
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Matthew Martin on Sat, Oct 24