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

Mokkun
Robert Posch
Yue Hua
Clarice Streets
Suzanne B Scheller
Andrew
Adam Ramer
Rebecca TY
Kat Johnson
Aeron Haynie
Tricia Ling
Jessica R. Allen
Kenneth Hansen
cayennewrites
Jennifer Vaughan Flick
Beth Nidam
Jaime Knight
Helen Johnson
Junling Hu
Daniel P
Mair Cora
Shazneen Gandhi
Rachel Myers Moore
Lyssa Kerrigan
Sharon McCarthy
Courtlyn Coleman
Sara Bamberger
benji the oaf
Randall Wayne
Bonnie Prinsen
Eddie Briseno
Martin Lopez-Daneri
Courtney Daniels
Leslie E Shearing
Dalia El-Saleh
Dahlia Ramsay
Julie
Chris Donahue
Katana_333
Nic Howe
Gabriela Matic
Jack McDonnell
Jasmine
Michael Iovino
Suzanne Saintonge
Cindy Bandemer
Afra Wiegert
Tili Bensley-nettheim
Brent Jackson
Leigh Anne Jones
Jessica Andrews
Vasco
Franco Swart
David B Schmiedeberg
Jen Cordery
Samantha Borje
Harry Gordon
Amber Michelle
Julia
Shannon McPhail
Lucas
Jenny Mangum
Mark Vicente
Travis Lee
Catherine Joy
Hayden Carey
Sarah Virjee
Jacqueline Jones
Kelly Hodder
Sydney Jones
Aleasha P
Sam Alderslade
stm
DEBRA L DLUNA
Jackielyn Pagaduan
Mark Shoup
Ana
Jamie Wagner
Sara Sardinas
Mark Vargas
Michael Mcnicholas
Pan
Oren Hod
Christine Leahy
Thomas Lucido
Bob Loblaw
Matthew Logan
Karla Ramirez
Michelle Sauer
Laura Chance
Ryan Liepe
Rochelle Rodrigo
Rishi Desai
Kasey
Karen Kern
Kate MacKinnon
John C Sanders
Erin Keeley
Tropic Poss
Sophie Gosman

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
A better mobile site

Easier way to access my stats / data on tablet and mobile. Just the menu on those views would be nice.

New Feature Vote from Becca Searns on Mon, Nov 01
1 cup
Search Feature

I’d love a search feature or some way to more easily return to older posts. I often write down ideas and would love to be able to search for a specific idea I’ve written about. (Overall love the simplicity and relative old schoolness of the website.)

New Feature Request Note from Becca Searns on Mon, Nov 01
1 cup

I love 750 Words! The streak concept and badges keep me coming back and hitting my goals day after day. It’s helped me develop a more regular writing / journaling habit that I’ve wanted to develop for years, but failed to do until 750 words.

Testimonial Note from Becca Searns on Mon, Nov 01
1 cup

I just bought a cup of patronage so I could make this note: I am feeling very sad and quite foolish because I thought I had got my 750 words in before midnight, and I had not, it was evidently after midnight, and I am hoping very much that my currently-unbroken streak of over 500 days can be rescued.

Testimonial Note from Yonmei onIJ on Tue, Oct 26
3 cups
Choose your date

Patrons could select the day they want their subscription to be drawn or pay for an entire year at once!
Just loving you all for all these years!

New Feature Request Note from Word Skwirl on Tue, Oct 26
10 cups

Thank you so much Kellianne and Buster!! I hit 365 days today and I love this site so much. It’s kind of funny, but it boosts my self esteem to know that there is ONE THING that I do EVERY SINGLE DAY. My head is more clear, my professional writing is more on point, and overall I’m just super grateful for this site.

Testimonial Note from Jen Hanover on Sun, Oct 24
1 cup
Percentages of Affect

Please add data labels to the pie charts to show exact percentages. I am experimenting with tracking anxiety levels in my writing and would prefer not to have to print out the stats and use a protractor to reconstitute numbers.

New Feature Request Note from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Fri, Oct 22
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I would like to specifically request that the files you download are able to be downloaded as separate entries for each day, instead of the whole month. I like that I can see the whole month, but having the option to make them day by day can be beneficial

New Feature Vote from Harrison Angsten on Fri, Oct 22
5 cups
Entries Years Ago

I’d love it if we could see what we wrote a year ago. Like there’s a tab that will let us see what we wrote year(s) ago. It’s a great way to see where we’ve come from and how much we’ve changed, the lessons we learned, the things we said, etc.

New Feature Request Note from tojtwl on Thu, Oct 21
11 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Sophie Lippert on Wed, Oct 20
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Sophie Lippert on Wed, Oct 20
10 cups

I wanted to write and say THANK YOU for encouraging me to write EVERY DAY for 9+ years! I have decided that I will donate $5 every year for each year that I have been writing, and this is the first. I was grandfathered in and have donated before, but wanted to make this commitment.

There is nothing else in my life that I do faithfully every single day! And it is my way of connecting with Jesus and reflecting on my day. It has also helped me to work through some traumas and celebrate some joys.

I am also grateful for all the times you have rescued my streak!! I had a 445 streak that got broken when I first started because of some computer problems and it took me a year to back on track again! Since Aug 23, 2012 I have written every day. So I really freak if something happens to mess up this streak LOL! and therefore I am VERY GRATEFUL for your willingness to correct the things that happen.

I discovered 750words on May 29, 2010 and I have published 5 children’s books since then, and written more, and it would not have happened without 750words.com.

So THANK YOU Buster and Kellianne! You are a valued part of my life :)

Peace & Love,
Holly M. <><

Testimonial Note from Holly White Roddam on Wed, Oct 20
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Jess on Mon, Oct 18
35 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I am incredibly thankful for this site. The stream of conscious style of writing I have developed here has been a type of therapy for me, allowing me to examine my thoughts and interactions, process emotions, and gain a richer perspective and appreciation for life. I am often using the site on my phone as I write a lot on the move when I don’t have access to a laptop or desktop. The mobile version of the site can be challenging to navigate. I get the “something has gone wrong, please copy your entry before exiting to ensure your work is not lost” error message frequently and end up transferring writing back and forth between the site and my notes app. An app, especially one with the ability to save writing in it’s internal memory without internet connection to be uploaded to the site later when connection is detected, would be so cool!!

New Feature Vote from Ren Bernas on Thu, Oct 14
30 cups
Stats on other languages

Is it possible to have all those beautiful graphs with emotions, focus on the person, etc. in other languages? I don’t write in english so I get the word cloud but none of the analysis.

New Feature Request Note from Jokin Erkoreka on Thu, Oct 14
1 cup

Thank you so much to 750 words. I tried journalling using a note pad all of October and I really struggled. I love the badges! I am quite competitive so in the 11 days that I have doing this, I have tried to get the hamster one, the rooster one and the jaguar one. I am going for the bat one next. I took 20 mins on day 2 so I’ve not got the jaguar one yet but I will get it tomorrow. It is so easy for me to jump on every day and empty my brain out into a safe enviroment. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 11
1 cup

It does clear my mind! Sometimes I feel 750 is too much, but it digs ing my brain and everything out of it

Testimonial Note from Melina on Sun, Oct 10
18 cups

t has finally arrived, my 500th day of writing and my Space Bird. I cannot describe how I feel. Pleased, proud, excited. When I found this site at the end of May 2020 we were in lockdown and I had all the time in the world to write. I thought that this might be something I would do just until life returned to ‘normal’. How wrong I was. My words have taken me through fear, anger, frustration and I’ve finally come out on the other side; I am much happier and more content than I was before I began. I shall continue writing, perhaps in a more structured form. A book? I simply wanted to save most of my cups of coffee to say thank you Buster, Kellianne and 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Kate Sanders on Sat, Oct 09
5 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

Especially if I can use my Apple Pencil to handwrite — this would allow me to get my words in even on the two days a week I’m traveling/on my feet all day and not near a computer (as it is, I just accept the fact that I’ll never truly be a daily user).

New Feature Vote from EV on Thu, Oct 07
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Especially if I can use my Apple Pencil to handwrite — it would allow me to get my words in even on the two days a week when I’m traveling and/or on my feet all day and not at a computer.

New Feature Vote from EV on Thu, Oct 07
1 cup
Secure server for writing

I want to be as sure as possible that my writing will stay private. I am new to the in’s and out’s of technology so I will be learning to assimilate in a corner of the internet that I find strangely comfortable.

New Feature Vote from Margaret Moriarity on Thu, Oct 07
1 cup

Hi everyone, a question for you. What are the green and blue stars for on the Today’s Writers page? I’ve never noticed them before.

Testimonial Note from William on Thu, Oct 07
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Kim Highsmith on Mon, Oct 04
1 cup
300Words

I recognize that everyone uses 750Words differently. As both a creative writer and academic, I tend to feel guilty if I use up my words on random lists or journaling. Also, somedays I’ll be working on editing, grading, or sending my writing to publishers—it should be less about quantity than quality. At the same time, I want to maintain a daily practice, and 750Words is a great platform and concept. My idea is a version for fewer words, maybe a minimum of 300 for slower writers who may otherwise become overwhelmed and drop the habit entirely.

New Feature Request Note from Scop Wallace on Sun, Oct 03
1 cup

Pretty incredible that this site has helped keep me accountable in writing everyday! It’s helped me get into a groove and start to understand my writing tone & voice. And sharpen my craft altogether. The best part is the mental clarity & space from having somewhere to just capture and process the craziness going on in my head sometimes! Thanks so much to the creators of this wonderful tool. xoxo

Testimonial Note from Marcy Lynn on Sat, Oct 02
1 cup

I am not a consistent or regular writer. Sometimes I think I’d like to be. But I usually find 750 words takes more time than I’ve allowed and I often go days without writing at all. Nevertheless, I keep coming back here and treasure the gift it is.

Testimonial Note from Paraic Bergin on Sat, Oct 02
1 cup

It has been so good to see how the word count rises, and realize that I can be a real writer, and write as many books as I want (I have already written 3 nonfiction but I am struggling to write a romance novel). Getting to the million word count was a big moment for me, but now that I’m well on the way to almost two million… it’s starting to seem inevitable that my dreams of finishing a 3 romance novel series will come true! Thank you Buster Benson and Kelliann!

Testimonial Note from Mazarine on Sat, Oct 02
1 cup

It has been so good to see how the word count rises, and realize that I can be a real writer, and write as many books as I want (I have already written 3 nonfiction but I am struggling to write a romance novel). Getting to the million word count was a big moment for me, but now that I’m well on the way to almost two million… it’s starting to seem inevitable that my dreams of finishing a 3 romance novel series will come true! Thank you Buster Benson and Kelliann!

Testimonial Note from Mazarine on Sat, Oct 02
1 cup

I am grateful to this site for getting me back on the proverbial writing bicycle. This month’s challenge – and my two missed days of it, Gaah! – has shown me how easy it is to forget to write, AND how great it is to have a daily writing practice. October will be my second monthly challenge – looking forward to writing each day and strengthening those muscles! To those of you who wrote every day for a month, year, decade – holy cats but y’all are such inspirations! And to those of us who miss a day and come right back – y’all are HUGE inspirations! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Jeannel King on Thu, Sep 30
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from F on Fri, Sep 24