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

Chris
Annie Aaroe
Scari Sari 🎬
Jessica C
Joy Tan
Alex Brown
Leul Habte ABDI
shashwat
Jahangir Alam
Asal Kh
Amin Nazerzadeh
Desja Moryn
Mikester
Timur M. Atnashev
Tonisha L Eskridge-Williams
Salman Suhail
Madeleine Aimé
Maria-Camilla Fiazza
Bob Stocking
Mike Garner
Sultan Baron Kaiser von Maharaja, Esq
Michael Steven Martin
Julie Benesh
Laura Parish
Cameron James Tibera
Sherri Thornton
Lynn Jordan
Laura Darkstar
Jerry Charles Toops
OS
Gary Isaac Wolf
Kenn Wathen
Carl Collins
Athena
Vajresh Balaji
Fabio Cremonini
elizabethy
Wendy Hayko
Lindsay sims
Crafty Savage
Benny Wallington
deborah twiss
Chana Kay
Deanne Richards
Brenda
Peter Crane
tudor milosescu
Mykhailo Tolkachov
LaFemmeEnRouge
Hatteras Dunton
Susan Owen-McCollum
Elan Miller
Kay C. Oppen
Sam Biederman
Angela Jaffray
David Ubom
Sheila K Smith
Dee Bostic
Ian Hillan
Allen Crowley
Damion Triplett
Armik Stepanyan
Natalie L
Pam Costa
Stephanie Jewell
Dee
Matthew Woodall
Charlotte Hawks
Rob Shaffer
Denise
Meryl Walker
Anthony
Helen Hawken
Jo Hornsey
Alicia Andrzejewski
ANDREA VERONICA HUGGARD CAINE RETI
Daniel Eastern
Anna Salt
Terrence Mcgowin
Elena Tucker
Theodore Gorman
Bernie J Mitchell
Noko Rose
Al Wilson
Nathan Hechtman
SAR
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Sang Leng Trieu
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Cara Carnes
Barbara Uechi
Elle Mel
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Leo Konopka
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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
Clean Slate

Just an option to toggle the footer on or off; constantly seeing the number of words I’ve written so far is a little distracting!

New Feature Request Note from Andy Zou on Thu, Jul 16
1 cup

I’m new but inspired! I love the way this encourages you to quickly develop positive routines and habits and reinforces them with self-satisfying awards. I thrive by reaching goals, and so the excuses of “not having enough time” fly out the window when you are a trying to reach that next goal in the journey. 18 days and not one missed yet! Thanks for getting me back to what I love. Writing!

Testimonial Note from Margaret Nieter on Tue, Jul 14
5 cups

I haven’t written my 750 word entrees in months, so I have made a donation to the site today to correct this matter. You guys are doing a great job keeping the site going, thanks for your patience with us procrastinators.

Testimonial Note from Scari Sari 🎬 on Tue, Jul 14
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Cath Bignell on Mon, Jul 13
1 cup
Possibility to make Headers bold.

In journalling in the morning, i ask myself questions that I then answer. Often, I write out the questions first and then type my answers one by one. It would be really nice if I could make the questions bold, so I can navigate the text more easily. When I think of it, I long for Notion style toggles where I can “hide” text inside of buckets so as to fully focus on one question in front of me. When I write I often have the impulse to make one line in my text bold with 2 asterix but that doesn’t work.
Thanks for reading this <3

New Feature Request Note from Anne-Lorraine Selke on Mon, Jul 13
1 cup

I have been here since 2012 – though on an off, between schooling and now into ‘adulthood" – I am here – to exist. And I would say 750 words in so many ways has saved me, and so many others. I couldn’t behind to tell you how many I have told about this kind of work. I am truly.. grateful.

Testimonial Note from Ashley Kopetzky on Mon, Jul 13
1 cup

I first started using this site in June of 2010. Three years later, separated from my husband of twenty years and on my way to a divorce I hadn’t asked for, I started using it regularly. On the last day of 2019, I hit 2 million words. I can hardly believe that’s true. But I’ve always been deeply committed to writing, and this site has helped me carry out that commitment. I’ve vented, blathered, written poetry, drafted stories and essays, made lists, saved quotes. It’s all here. Thank you, Kellianne and Buster, for creating this site, thank you so much.

Testimonial Note from Merri-Todd Webster on Sun, Jul 12
10 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Miish Grixti on Fri, Jul 10
100 cups

The effect of 750 Words in my life has been little short of magical!
I started writing on these pages in 2011 and had little expectation of persisting with the practice. That after all, was how most of my good intentions finished up: sputtering out like a damp squib. But it didn’t happen with this site and I have to attribute my persistence to the very clever little incentives that Buster and Kerrianne built into this site: the badges to recognize progress and persistence, the regular lists of people writing this month, and the monthly challenges. Then there are the ‘Stats’ and the fascinating analyses of mood, dominant theme, and the regular daily nudge arriving in one’s inbox every evening.
I have always found Kellianne most forthcoming and helpful on the numerous times I have either had to take time off or on those occasions when either my laptop or router has gone caput and I have been unable to maintain my streak.
It remains a mystery to me how Buster and Kellianne manage to maintain a site of growing complexity and increasing membership.
The cherry on the cake is that I have now completed a total of 4 million words since I started and if I live long enough, look forward to adding another four million!
Thank you, Buster and Kellianne for creating and maintaining this site. It has become my regular daily habit and has taught me how to love the craft of writing words!

Testimonial Note from Warwick Paul Onyeama on Fri, Jul 10
1 cup

I’m still new to the site, having joined at the end of May. Just wanted to say how glad I am to have made the discovery. It’s given me stability and focus in these still-uncertain times. Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Kate Sanders on Fri, Jul 10
1 cup

I’m doing it again! You folks have me all verklempt. I totally appreciate what you do by providing this site to people like me who need the sunny pleasant glow of the empty screen with little squares at the top to show us what we’ve done with our time this month. I have no idea why, but it seems to make me at least try to write. Bless you.

Testimonial Note from Barrie Trinkle on Wed, Jul 08
10 cups

I have been consistently inconsistent in writing here over the last few years with the exception of writing during a challenge month; the monthly challenges are a great tool to make me sit down and pour out “my words” and clear my head. Some days it’s a form of prayer, some days a meditation, some days just ordinary kvetching. It has also given me hope that, when I least expect it, I can produce some written thoughts that are meaningful, if only to me. Thanks for this site. It’s important to me and many others.

Testimonial Note from Gail Groves on Tue, Jul 07
50 cups

I have just hit 1350 days of writing and more than 1.1 million words in total. The site does a great job of keeping me motivated with badges and metadata analysis. My mind is clearer and my ability to express myself has also improved greatly.

Testimonial Note from Jeffery Williams on Mon, Jul 06
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

An iPhone app would be amazing! Having a very old MacBook, sometimes my computer doesn’t load very quickly and the WiFi is unstable at our house, so I’ve had to go elsewhere to finish my writing before. Which I don’t mind, but during these COVID times, not a lot of coffee shops are open and I’d like to feel safe while I pour my soul out into my writing. Of course, I like typing on my computer much better, but I’ll do whatever it takes to hit my 750 words each day!

New Feature Vote from Jillian Langston on Mon, Jul 06
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love earning badges! I’d love to suggest more badges for writing a certain amount of words. Maybe a badge for completing your writing in a certain amount of time. And some fun badges would be awesome, too.

New Feature Vote from Jillian Langston on Mon, Jul 06
1 cup

750 words helps me maintain perseverance in writing tasks.

Testimonial Note from Vũ Thu Quỳnh on Mon, Jul 06
1 cup

750 Words has given me the opportunity to reflect during this difficult and potentially transformative time. Sometimes, I use the daily writing as a record of events taking place in my city and country as well as the world—first with COVID-19 hitting us and the lockdown and then the protests. I’ve also periodically started my writing with things I am grateful for as an intentional way to stay focused and more resilient. I also use the writing to work out ideas, to think about the role I can play in my society to make it more just and equitable and safe for everyone. And, sometimes, I write what I remember—stories from and about my Mom, things about my grandma, who I never met, that I was told over the years, memories of spending time with my godson (he’s going to college in the fall!), memories of places I’ve visited (I work internationally) and specific details about things I’ve done, places I stayed, streets I walked on, things I saw, food I ate, thoughts and feelings I had. It’s amazing to think that in a relatively short period of time, I’ve established this collection of thoughts and feelings, of memories, of history in the making, of daily life, of wishes and hopes. Thank you for creating this space. I don’t share my writing, but I know that I am part of a community, and I so appreciate it!

Testimonial Note from Karen Murphy on Mon, Jul 06
1 cup

I hadn’t taken 750 words seriously before a month ago, even though I had signed up more than a year back. I don’t know why I didn’t. Writing on a regular basis, just recapping my previous day or pouring my thoughts onto the page has helped me in numerous ways. It helps me to clarify my goals, remind myself to focus on what’s important, clear the junk thoughts on my mind, process my emotions, and even do some creative writing. The gamification features of 750words have inspired me to challenge myself to write more, and as I aspire to become a professional writing, I think this has been the best tool to help me achieve that goal. Thank you for putting together this app. I am proud to be a patron!

Testimonial Note from Johnny Vasquez on Fri, Jul 03
1 cup

There’s no better site to build the habit of writing than this site. Whether you’re writing a dissertation, a private note, a blog, a newsletter – - this site helps you build that habit. I had a 29 day streak before I broke it, but i’m getting back to it!

Testimonial Note from Paul Apivat on Thu, Jul 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would love, love, love to see an app made for this. I’ve actually saved the website itself to my home screen to substitute and app (and to remind myself to write). But the mobile site can be wonky at times, and a well- constructed app would be a refreshing addition to this lovely community. Plus, I think it would allow the audience to grow. Sadly, not many people run across this website. I did completely by chance, and I’m quite thankful I have. It’s been important to me for years now. I want others who could benefit from this to learn about it as well.

New Feature Vote from Alex Harp on Thu, Jul 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I look forward to the future ones I can accomplish, but I really would love seeing new ones added! It adds a light, fun aspect to this even when sometimes my personal writings aren’t quite as fun, haha. It also helps encourage you to stay on the path and keep writing daily. It encourages good habits to form.

New Feature Vote from Alex Harp on Thu, Jul 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Ability to save in pdf and print format, and day or night background. Maybe ability to inset photos.

New Feature Vote from Sharon Auguste on Thu, Jul 02
3 cups

During these COVID days, I find myself looking each day for something to give to. Today it was 750 words, my go-to site for more years than I can remember. Will have to research that to even nail down how long it has been. As has happened before, I looked around for a donate button and couldn’t easily find it. It turns out that in the past, I have ended up e-mailing Kellianne to ask how I might donate, and she has guided me very sweetly to the members section, cups of patronage system, etc. For those of us oldtimers who were grandfathered in and have been riding free ever since, it would be nice to have a simpler, more direct, way to give on impulse. So, dear Buster and Kellianne, my gratitude is deep and I would still love it if you placed a donate button more prominently on the front page of this wonderful wonderful site! Many thanks. You da best!!!

Testimonial Note from Miriam Sonn Raabe on Thu, Jul 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would love an app with offline functionality!!

New Feature Vote from Nat Smith on Wed, Jul 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I find badges super motivating and exciting! I’ve gotten the majority of them now so it’s very hard to get a new one. I’d love some wacky badges, like “wrote the word ‘umbrella’ on 10 different days,” or new badges for every individual monthly challenge.

New Feature Vote from Nat Smith on Wed, Jul 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Robin Tanamachi on Wed, Jul 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Robin Tanamachi on Wed, Jul 01
2 cups

I started using 750words 107 days ago and haven’t stopped. It’s been so much more effective than handwriting in a notebook and has totally kept me sane during the time of covid. I recommend it broadly. Thank you, team!

Testimonial Note from Raccoon on Wed, Jul 01
2 cups

I have just completed my first monthly challenge, and I can feel the difference. I really look forward to writing every day, and it’s definitely helping me stick to other habits too. Whenever i’ve been writing it gives me a boost to my day. It’s such a different skill from songwriting (My Job) but it’s really helping that too. The practice of opening up your mind without judgement of what’s going to come out is an amazing feeling. Here’s to the next month!

Testimonial Note from Joe Revell on Tue, Jun 30
10 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Nikki Cawley on Tue, Jun 30