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

Nicole A Masters
Jen Hanover
Lida D
medea shaw
Terri Baas
A House
Michale Kernan
Nicholas Harrigan
kristin milton
Giada Sheila Benfatto
Lawrence Calmus
Linsey Heferle
JuneAnn Kellogg
Beth Camero
Lindsay Regehr
Pearl Hadoop
Vanessa McCombs
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Ana Matamoros
jess bird
Mia Dyson
Kelly McGilvery
Joseph Kane
George Spinner
Catherine MacDonald-Robertson
JIM S
JOEL MCMILLAN
Moishe Lettvin
Anne Reifsnyder
Brad Pickard
Luke Ryan
Elena Schmidt
Suzanne C Dubus
Jolien Van Daele
Buck Bradberry
Jessica Williams
Laurie Morin
Tali Shlafer
Glenn R. Cochran
John J Kocan
Christie Chisholm
Maeghan Farnham
Robin Turner
Micah Schafer
Georgia
Patricia Kramer
Josh Chong
Mark Fujiwara
Hannah R Bissex
Like the Lettuce
Laura Clark
Dianne R Wright
Nancy Ingwersen
Tracey Izatt
Ellen Inverness
Resa Moran
grayson allen fair
JLM
Cynthia Skidmore
Lara
Christine Masters-Wheeler
Marg B
Nunya Binness
Max Eddy
Maggie McGlothin
Sherri Caldwell
Kim FH
Jean Liu
William X
Joel Boomer
Treasa Minihane
Susan Mall
OPHELIA J MURRAY
Erica M Ross
Geof Ellingham
Liam Kocher
Christian Jones
Ricky Dub
Natasha Lewis
Susana Martinez-Conde
Ariele Breece
Sean McPhail
tessa g. kelly
Sylvia Mendez-Morse
Grace Wojkiewicz-Wielgus
Mike
To Eat Yer Broccoli
Velma Garnes
Lori Cox
Mzlt
Gabrielle Kuzsel
Kathie Bien
Cynthia M. Ulreich
Fred Pullin
Tracy Winter
Heather
Megan Jansen
Elena A.E.
Alex Duchscher
Sue Ann Wolff

Notes of inspiration from members

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 Anonymous 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 Sat, Dec 04
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
1 cup

Thank you for your hard work on the site. I can honestly say it has changed my life. I have found writing through it and really love it. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from O'Ryan Anderson on Sat, Dec 04
8 cups

Appreciate you guys working so hard to get the site back up and being so sweet about everything. Keep up the good word!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Dec 04
2 cups

Just a quick note of appreciation to both of you for your care and concern…and heaps of work and probably gallons of coffee getting the site back up.

My “day job” is that of a Sr. Technical Recruiter, so I hear from my Hiring Managers the hell that happens when S**T goes sideways. And they have a corps of technologists to deal with these issues.

Know that I am holding you both in warm and loving thoughts…

Bill Wright
NYC, NY

Testimonial Note from Bill Wright on Sat, Dec 04