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

Joanna Susskind
Ash Nolin
Brad Pickard
Sam Blackwell
Matthew Smith
Aron Dahl
Laura forton
Yelena Kaminsky
Ricardo Antonio
rebecca j martin
Nikki Bailey
J.T. Smith
Jeanine Calabria
valentina HZ
Shakira Zainudin
Lindsay Holstein
Rachel Silve
Yasmine hafez
Oli Love
Ali Shaw
Nataly D
Jeryn Evans
Julie Murphy
Sophia Yapalater
Dennis Hopes
Ostapchuk Iryna
Kathleen Mary Cummings
Micah Clasper-Torch
Nicole Elliott
Michael LaBarge
Alexis Maze
Liam Mercer
Beau Bachety
JennyBess Chaim
Marcus Kowal
Persephone Brooks
Snarf Mcduty
Danni Godsi
Michelle LaBuwi
Brian Leibold
Tara Sindler
Felicia Travieso
Krista Lamb
Ozy Brennan
Tina Jackson
Leah Catching
Sawyer McCracken
Marcus Maynard
Madison Young
Scott Campbell
Chloe Nash
Zoë Kosovic
Ashley Browne
Emily Stepro
Maura B
Trent Farr
T. M. A.
JoLee Tarkon
arash dabestani
Amber Rose Cason
Andrew Gilley
Vicki Myers
Balwin Ratra
Anne Crick
Denislav Ivanov
Emilia Hedlund
Kristen Stephen
Beth Haynie
Maddie Roper
Belinda Davidson
Keenan Blatt
Tara Jensen
Kristen Dean
Emma Gabrielle
Jared Moses
Ben Majest
Aaron CL
Ethan Ford
Angela Tsai
Max McCoy
Greer Cohen
Amie Lee
Lee B
philip lightfoot

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

very grateful for this website, been here off and on since 2012, it has helped tremendously. keep you up the great karma work! xoxo

Testimonial Note from leanna Kith on Fri, May 06
6 cups

I’ve been on this site since 2012. I haven’t necessarily been here every day since a few years after that, but I have found it useful to do my brain dump in the morning. I don’t like change at all, but I suppose I will go figure out where we are going next, uh, next. I really appreciate that the site owners gave some of us a legacy status here oh so long ago. I paid when I could, but most months, that still isn’t possible for me. I’ll miss the simplicity of this site, that it does feel very private to me, and that I don’t have to “be social” at all when I come here to write. Those things are incredibly important to me, with the way both the world and the internet are today. Here, I can write badly, type ugly or angry words that need to be said, empty my brain of stress and vitriol and worry. Yes, that act has a strong, positive effect on the rest of my day. I hope the new site is as simple and unobtrusive as this one. Thanks for everything you’ve done for us over the past 10+ years.

Testimonial Note from Ari Summerland on Wed, Apr 27
10 cups

Every once in awhile, I come by here out of sheer gratitude for this amazing, under-sung and under-appreciated tool that has been a part of my life for SO many years now.

Keeping it brief. Just know that this site is BELOVED by myself and others. Can’t wait to see the new version, but want to continue to share a HEARTY THANK YOU to Buster, Kellianne and the others that have kept it up and running all this time!

Testimonial Note from Eric Nentrup on Thu, Apr 21
1 cup

I am living in a third world country and can feel very lonely and isolated at times. At the moment I am struggling with my mental health. 750 words can give me a reason to get up in the morning. Writing is helping me clear the fog and put one foot in front of the other. Thank you 750 Words :)

Testimonial Note from claire maley on Mon, Apr 11
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Yes, I would love for you to have more badges for accomplishments. If you had a daily writing prompt question or theme, then I can choose from a few questions and write about one of them to get a daily badge! That would be fun!

New Feature Vote from Heidi on Thu, Apr 07
10 cups
Have the new site have the same functionality as the old site

I wrote this as a feedback note on the new site, but as no one ever responds to feedback over there, at least this way I get to set it down.

I hadn’t realised the new site was going to have inferior functionality to the old site. I was 50 words off finishing when my time ran out: on the old site I could just have adjusted my finishing time and all’s well – but the new site’s limited and inferior functionlity doesn’t have that option. I’m going back to the old site now – let me know when the new site is at least as good as the old one,

Also, I’ve been interrupted every hundred characters or so typing this on the new site’s feedback form as the new site moves me away from the feedback form on to the new day page.

New Feature Request Note from Yonmei onIJ on Tue, Apr 05
1 cup

750 words helped me to have good mood

Testimonial Note from zahira chouiba on Mon, Apr 04
1 cup

Hello, I wanted to give a shout out to Kelliane. I had an unbroken streak of 796 days until last week when a migraine descended and I missed a day. I wrote to Kelliane who responded quickly and in my favour. It has made me realise how incredibly important this site is for me. In my 60s, on the death of my younger brother in December 2019, I decided to fulfil a dream that began in my 20s – to write a novel. I’m not there yet, but not far off (on 3rd rewrite) and I know that I wouldn’t be at this stage without the routine of writing 1000 words first thing (I like to have parity between days and thousand words)) Also I suspect, this habit gives me the best chance of maintaining a sense of balance in life,
A huge thank you to Kelliane and for the very existence of

Testimonial Note from Clare Howard on Mon, Apr 04
20 cups
More badges for accomplishments

More achievements, more frequent achievements would be motivating. It’s a long road for me to earn my next one.

New Feature Vote from Charity Jennings on Thu, Mar 31
4 cups

I have been a member since 2013. helped me write the initial drafts of several books. I am so excited that one of those books was recently picked up by Peachtree Teen and will come out in 2023! I could not have done this without 750 THANK YOU!!!!!

Testimonial Note from Kathy Higgs-Coulthard on Sun, Mar 27
1 cup

writing here on 750words has made the habit of writing daily a breeze and so much fun. great work!

Testimonial Note from Roy Rodrigues on Sun, Mar 27
25 cups

How have you fared through the pandemic? I’ll tell ya, has helped me keep my head screwed on straight throughout. I’m immunosuppressed because of medications I have to take for rheumatoid arthritis, so it’s going to be quite a while before this thing feels “over” for me. Sigh. But writing about it helps me understand what’s going on inside this noggin of mine. I’ve been faithfully entering at least 750 words daily for — I’m not sure. Seven years? Yes, I believe it’s more than seven years. I don’t anticipate ever stopping. It’s an essential part of my life now.

Testimonial Note from Janet Rae-Dupree on Sat, Mar 26
3 cups
Secure server for writing

Please hook into Let’s Encrypt for free SSL certificates to enable HTTPS for your site.

New Feature Vote from Mike Kelly on Mon, Mar 14
85 cups

Today I took the leap and transitioned to the new 750 word site after over 7 years on this one, but I just couldn’t leave here without giving a shout out to Kellianne with so much thanks for all the times that she fixed broken streaks and otherwise helped me – always with grace and kindness. It has meant so much to me to have this place, and this community, to share the process of expressing thoughts, stretching creative muscles, and getting out my ruminations someplace safe. Hope to see you all on the other side!

Testimonial Note from Melissa Hoagland on Mon, Mar 07
9 cups
Entering historical journal entries

I have a bunch of historical journal entries that I would love to load into this tool.

They would not count towards achievements but would be included in the stats like mood analysis and things like that.

I want to see all my journal entries in one place, and to understand my shifts over time.

New Feature Request Note from Adam Murray on Sun, Mar 06
1 cup
Secure server for writing

Daily writing is deeply personal; the Web can be an invasive place. A secure server would enable all users to mind-dump candidly and without filters.

New Feature Vote from Karen Kurciska on Sun, Mar 06
5 cups

I was just going through all my passwords and this site came up. I’ve really been missing it lately. I exported my notes when you “closed,” but nothing replaced the peace I found while dumping my thoughts on this site. I happened to click it just out of curiosity and HERE YOU ARE! You just made my day in ways I can’t begin to explain! I am so relieved and encouraged to be back. I noticed on Twitter you’re working on a new version of the site. Whatever you do, just don’t take it down again!
So happy to be back, after almost 10 years!

Testimonial Note from Margot Liebenthal on Thu, Mar 03
1 cup
Mobile-friendly website

I sometimes compose my words in the Notes app on my iPhone using voice recognition while I’m taking a walk. I then select all then copy and paste.

The problem I’ve had is that there doesn’t appear to be a way to trigger a “Force Save” like I can on my iPad by using Command-S. I’ve tried lots of different tricks. Sometimes it appears that the words have registered and been counted but they haven’t actually be “saved”. In a few cases, I’ve lost what I put in which impacted my continuous streak of writing.

In the past, I thought perhaps I could use voice-recognition directly into the site from my iPhone. In some of those cases, I lost my text/writing altogether. That’s why I at least use the Notes app to hold my writing so if inputting it into doesn’t take, then I’ll still have a copy.

Perhaps there could be a “Save Now” button that appears on mobile devices.

New Feature Request Note from Andrew Raimist on Tue, Mar 01
2 cups

In this past year, I have continued to added experiences to my life, that fill my cup. These things, like 750words, have asked me to show up with consistency, like my work-outs, with discipline, like my reading, with new thoughts and ideas, and in all, contributing to this time in life when isolation has had to become a positive place generating life, health, healing and growth. I Thank this website, for being here.

I heard about it through Mel Robbins, who has also continued through her writing and speaking, to add to my life with tools that help me care for me, help me to believe in me, and help me to put me first. Writing is the first thing I do consistently with great joy every single day. Rain or Shine, on good days and bad, I can count on this space, to be a place where a gathering of a like minded collective is happening virtually. On most days my mood shifts for the good if it didn’t start out that way.

Thank you Sherry

Testimonial Note from Sherry Funk on Tue, Mar 01
1 cup

I’ve journalled badly all my life. 750words provides a nice simple interface that stays out of the way and the right encouragement level that you can get it done for months at a time… An off-line mode would be nice too for those times I’m off-grid but that can wait.

Testimonial Note from Ken Marchant on Tue, Mar 01
1 cup
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New Feature Vote from syr r on Tue, Mar 01
1 cup

Morning Pages help me make better decisions. When I can get all the things swirling around in my brain on to “paper,” it helps me make better decisions about my day and whatever is bothering me. I have done morning pages for years, but go through phases. When I’m consistent about my writing though, my life is brighter and makes more sense. Morning pages are a vital part of my self care!

Testimonial Note from Lauren Parker on Tue, Mar 01
15 cups

I recently started trying out the new v2 750words website ( and it looks slick and awesome! Thanks, Buster & Kellianne. But I wanted to write this note especially to thank Kellianne for helping me with the billions of support requests I’ve been sending for the new version. Every time some little glitch happens, she is there to fix the problem and allay my fears. I’m sure I’m not the only one, and I’m sure it’s a lot of work. So I wanted to write a note to say, “Thank you, Kellianne!”

Testimonial Note from sbf on Mon, Feb 28
2 cups

750 words is an essential part of my morning ritual. I don’t always manage to do it every day, but on the days I do it makes my day better.

Testimonial Note from Dennis Woodruff on Mon, Feb 28
23 cups

Hello, all my brave, inquisitive, and lovely fellow writers…

This is my farewell note of sorts. I’m in the process of transitioning over to our shiny new online home – but things are run a little differently there, and I suddenly realized how hollow I’d feel if I just left all of my cups to languish over here on the original site. I was always in the habit of hoarding them to pour out in a burst of celebration and euphoria when I reached a new badge or milestone (my last one being the Early Morning Rooster far too many months ago). But now I just want to use them to enjoy one last moment of reflection and camaraderie here where it all began.

I’ve been showing up to spill my ink since someone mentioned 750 Words in passing during NaNoWriMo of 2015, and I used it as a tool to help me get through November. By the end of the month, it was an ingrained habit. I knew I didn’t want to give up my daily words, so I joined without any hesitation. That feels like an eternity ago now, but I know there are many of you who have been at this much, much longer than me. A HUGE debt of gratitude to all the writers who have left so many amazing Notes of Inspiration since I’ve started here! I can’t tell you how much I look up to all of you Flying Squirrels and Great Gryphons; I don’t know how you do it! I have yet to capture the Pterodactyl, and sometimes I despair that I ever will get further than the Phoenix…but seeing all of your accomplishments leaves me with a little hope that I can make it, too. SOMEDAY. YOU are what I aspire my writing practice to be. So, thank you, genuinely.

Thank you most of all to Buster and Kellianne for creating this little haven for us and keeping it running smoothly even when the rest of the world seems to be falling apart at the seams. I’ve filled my blank pages with fan fiction, original work, character interviews, NaNo projects, Etsy messages and letters to friends, rants, dreams and plans for my future…and most recently the character letters I began writing for others during the pandemic. I don’t think I’d have had the courage to take that somewhat scary leap if it hadn’t been for my hours spent here. (Now that I think about it, I credit a LOT of my personal growth in the last few years to showing up here consistently, to say nothing of my growth as a writer.)

So when that notice about a “new and improved” site popped up a little while ago (with the reassurance that we could transition whenever we were fully ready) I felt a surge of denial and foreboding. I didn’t particularly WANT new and pretty and shiny. I didn’t WANT to pioneer my way into the grand new adventure of Version 2. 750 Words IS MY HOME, blast it, and I had NO wish whatsoever to see it tinkered with or “upgraded”. Leave the bookshelves and the rugs and the furniture alone! I wanted it kept exactly the way it had always been: comfortable, steadfast, and predictable. I created my new account mostly to see what the fuss was about, prepared to white-knuckle and molar-grind my way through the whole dreaded experience. Honestly, though, guys…it’s not so bad! Different, for sure. A bit of a shock to the senses when you’re so used to the familiarity of this version – especially the first week. But there are some wicked cool new badges to aspire to for those of you who are badge motivated like me. There are streak freezes and confetti showers every day! (That last one will make sense when you switch, I promise.) All to say that it’s worth tamping down your trepidation if that’s where you’re at right now. It still may be bittersweet for a while…it very much is for me. But I’m proud to be an early adopter.

Heard a quote this morning that really resonated with my writing habit and what I want it to look like one day: “You become what you practice being.” I’ve resolved that I’m using Version 2 for a fresh start, and I plan to practice being a writer every day for years to come. Thank YOU for being such a supportive, nourishing community in which to do that, everyone. Even though we don’t necessarily converse or message one another in the traditional way, it’s so reassuring just to know we’re in this thing together. Clacking away at our keyboards in solidarity with each other every day.

I hope to see you all on the other side when you’re ready! Look for Butterfly-In-The-Storm. Until we meet again… <3 <3 <3 <3

Testimonial Note from Amy Roth on Sun, Feb 27
1 cup
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New Feature Vote from Bree Reppy on Tue, Feb 22
87 cups

I have been using this tool for many years now. I am moving away from 750words in order to simplify the number of tools I use daily, but I wanted to say thank you for the great blessing this has been in my life. This habit has given me clarity, peace, and productivity. Many thanks!!!


Testimonial Note from Karen Redd on Sat, Feb 19
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I write almost exclusively on my iPad to get away from my work setup/desk. A native app instead of a tab in a browser would help me shut away more distractions and focus on just writing.

New Feature Vote from Kate Brennan on Tue, Feb 15
18 cups

I am so grateful for this wonderful site. It helps me clear my head, it helps me get things processed, and it’s become a wonderful ritual. Please keep this site open forever – it makes such a huge difference. Thank you, profoundly.

Testimonial Note from Rachel Rofe on Tue, Feb 15
1 cup
Different levels of monthly donation

If this feature already exists, that’s great! However, I have tried to find a way to increase my monthly membership giving (and have a higher amount come out every month than currently does) and I can’t find how to do this. I know I can make a one-time donation, but it would be cool if those of us who are able could contribute monthly at higher levels and automate that contribution. Thanks for your consideration!

New Feature Request Note from KMFS on Sun, Feb 06