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

Terry Sample
Merrilee Wineinger 😎
Mykaela Sterris
Francisco Rengel
Carolyn T
Christopher Renak
Brit Anbacht
Bao Quy Phan
B P Fernald
Rita Ziman
Cindy Webber
Wendy Breuer
Chrissa Villanueva
Rachel Weir
Carin Jackson
Lori Miles
Amy Mathers
John Martin
P.M. Ahern
Sophia Parsons
Jaimee Walls
Jason Hoffman
Warwick Paul Onyeama
Coco Saint George
Brian Leibold
Sara R Thiessen
Kathryn Witherington
Veena sharma
Melissa Scalf
Heather MacDonald
Karoun Charkoudian
Matt Russell
Shelby Chartkoff
Ryan French
Carol Piraino
Elizabeth Kaczmarek
Holly Rhoton
Douglas C Ward
Jasmine Meng
Alex Hamilton
Chris J
Tim Idah
David Mooney
Isra Jawad
R. J. Deen
Lisa ONeal
Laura Leyland
Lily Fouts
Kristina Kuzina
John Smallios
Renee Bernier
Michelle B. Griffin
Barbara J Beezley
Timo Rissanen
Angela Bissell
Madeline Eiden
Jeff Arcuri
Christopher Wilson
Rose Harris
josh lucas
Don Godman
MM Hurley
Yulin Yang
Karen hastie
Manjot Pal
Jennifer Razavi
Hannah Carpenter
Jennifer Byer
Kelli Thompson
Ana Archi
Elizabeth Dun
Renee Gurley
Adam Sanders
Irene Becker
Christine Hourd
Julianne Hussman
Anne Harrigan
Robert Katz
Ginny Washborne
Aiden Livesay
Ozy Brennan
Jennie Egerdie
Amy Christina
Becca Searns

Notes of inspiration from members

8 cups

This site gives me a safe place to talk myself out of circles of anxiety. I really noticed the difference after the outage yesterday, when I wasn’t able to write my words. Today I wrote to talk myself out of anxiety over the broken streak, and other things. My brain is healthier for this, and I know that I would have less impulsion to keep up with my writing practice were it not for this site. Thank you, Buster, and thank you, Kellianne, and here’s to many more thousands of words that nobody will read.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Gigantino on Fri, Dec 03
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Emily Stainer on Fri, Dec 03
1 cup

750 Words is an important part of my day. I’m so glad this site exists!

Testimonial Note from Bethany Pratt on Wed, Dec 01
5 cups

Pursuing my goal of 50-thousand words broke my brain one night. It lead to the discovery of 25 years of having a form of ADD called Executive Function Disorder.Somewhere around 15 days into the streak, I had to catch up. Writing 6500 words one day led to me diving deeper into some personal problems. Dedicating myself to my writing routine has been the best form of therapy I can point to in being more grounded and knowing myself well.

Testimonial Note from UpdateWithKate on Tue, Nov 30
72 cups

750words has been my therapist for the past 18 months. I’ve had hundreds of chance to analyse my thoughts, share them with myself, and share them for the future me, one day when I ask myself why I did what I did during this time.

Somewhere during the process, after 63 years, I realise that much of my fears and anxieties stem from feeling abandoned when my father died 56 years ago. My neighbour put this in perspective when we spoke about her husband dying and my divorce. She said “divorce is much harder than a partner dying. Your partner doesn’t die to leave you”.

You guys rock.

Testimonial Note from Peter Carruthers on Mon, Nov 29
1 cup
Stats feedback

Hi! I wonder if it makes sense, but one thing bothers me a little about the stats presented at the end of the writing. Sometimes the breakdown is spot on in terms of the things I was thinking about, but sometimes it’s completely off. For example, today it said that I was mostly focused on religion. I do write about religions sometimes, but I don’t belong to any. Today I wrote a pretty introspective post, but I didn’t mention a single thing about religion. It was hardly even spiritual. Just practical stuff about how I can improve my daily habits. So I was wondering, could you add an option to rate the accuracy of the stats at the end? Most of the times they are spot on or at least pretty close to what I would think, but sometimes they are completely off. I don’t know the exact mechanics of how the analysis works, and so I don’t know if it will be useful for improving the algorithm, but I just thought I’d mention that. Thank you!

New Feature Request Note from Grigory Krivtsov on Thu, Nov 25
1 cup

Yep, forgot again on Sunday so I donated again. Good to know that Sunday is a danger zone for me when I go easily off-target. Happy to be writing in this space. All the best with your writing everyone.

Testimonial Note from Elly B on Mon, Nov 22
1 cup

I’m not a frequent writer anymore, but as I logged in for old time’s sake, I realized I’ve logged at least a few entries every year since November 2011. Happy 10th anniversary! What a long, strange trip it’s been!

Testimonial Note from Rachel Altvater on Sat, Nov 20
1 cup
A better mobile site

While I’m grateful for what is, I can imagine and see the value of each suggestion. Given the value, I would suggest upgrading to appeal to a wider audience as a way to offer help people express themselves with words and co-create positive change in the world. .

New Feature Vote from Ruth Simone on Fri, Nov 19
1 cup

750 is a consistent reminder of the blessed opportunity to express our greatest interests, our deepest needs, and our consistent appreciation for what this profound website offers to those who appreciate the power of writing. Thank you for this opportunity to share with others.

Testimonial Note from Ruth Simone on Fri, Nov 19
2 cups

750 words… Some days it goes by fast, and I’m ready to keep writing more. Some other days, it feels like each sentence has to be dragged out of my brain, and my eyes are constantly checking the word count. Finally, some days, I am too tired and I go straight to the “Schedule time off” page to save my streak, even though it is not very long yet.
But because it is often so difficult, the sense of accomplishment when I do complete those words is that much more rewarding. Being able to overcome little mental barriers, bit by bit each day, has been so helpful to my well-being.

Testimonial Note from Monti Cello on Thu, Nov 18
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Rotuna on Thu, Nov 18
1 cup

Having a place to dump all the nonsense that builds up in my brain over night has been doing great things for my mental health and overall productivity.

Testimonial Note from Anthony on Tue, Nov 16
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

i love birds!! i would like a crow badge

New Feature Vote from Jennifer Gigantino on Mon, Nov 15
1 cup

“Oops… I did it again!” Max Martin.

Yep, I missed it yesterday… must work on how to remember to write my 750 words each day. Good stuff. I’m going to keep on going. Happy writing everyone!

Testimonial Note from Elly B on Sun, Nov 14
1 cup

I heard that papa was a rolling stone,
So I wanted to sling rocks when I got grown!!!
I didn’t know that it was just a song,
The Temptations of success is pulling at me strong!!!
Don’t want to be wrong so I do the right thing,
There is no single definition so I just make it my thing!!!
I used to roll real deep and I was not in a gang,
I rolled with blue, red and black and my flag is my name!!!
I read all signs and recognize all symbols,
I’m running the red lights and keeping it all simple!!!
Protect your temple and control your temper,
Remember that a king is ruler of one kingdom!!!
I just left the cemetery and I counted all the tombstones,
It’s just like jail, every one that was there didn’t do anything wrong!!!
Now I realize that all the strong do not survive;
A lot of strong people died and a lot of innocent people are locked up inside!!!This Love Of Mine (Heart Cries)

Vs 1:
Does he really love me?
Does he like me, can you hold me?

Am I wrong for loving on my own?
My heart sheds tears from fears of being alone!!!
The pain of living in shame from not staking my claim!!!
When all my lonely days are for me to take the blame!!!
I’ve changed, and I have gotten rid of the things,
That were bounding my heart like chains and I’m ready to take another chance at loving you again!!!
(Whisper: "My love is alive,
Can you hear it when my heart cries?
This Love Of Mine is alive,
It has survived through my heart cries!!!
This Love Of Mine is a prize;
It’s one of a kind, no more heart cries!!!
No tears in my eyes;
This Love Of Mine has arrived and my love has survived the pain from my heart cries!!!
This Love Of Mine…
This Love Of Mine…
(Whisper: "My love is alive,
Can you hear it when my heart cries???)
This Love Of Mine is alive,
It has survived through my heart cries!!!
This Love Of Mine is a prize;
It’s one of a kind, no more heart cries!!!
No tears in my eyes;
This Love Of Mine has arrived and my love has survived the pain from my heart cries!!!
This Love Of Mine…
This Love Of Mine…

Vs 2:
This Love Of Mine;
Is stronger than the last time!!!
This Love Of Mine;
Will last for all lifetimes!!!
This Love Of Mine;
Is no longer living blind!!!
This Love Of Mine;
Has survived through my heart cries!!!

(Whisper: "My love is alive,
Can you hear it when my heart cries???)
This Love Of Mine is alive,
It has survived through my heart cries!!!
This Love Of Mine is a prize;
It’s one of a kind, no more heart cries!!!
No tears in my eyes;
This Love Of Mine has arrived and my love has survived the pain from my heart cries!!!
This Love Of Mine…
This Love Of Mine…
Note title: Stainless

Note subtitle: The Gospel Of Rap

Note description: I say that the best defense is offense,
And the best teacher I’ll ever have is my-self!!!
I feel like it is harder to learn than it is to teach;
And it is easier to earn than it is to keep!!!
That’s why I’m not interested in “making money”,
I rather provide different ways of “creating money”!!!
If I was making money, I’ll put my face on the bills;
And I would only have, 3, 7, 9 and 11 dollar bills!!!
Matter of fact, I would do the same thing with coins,
That would make it easier to get your money growing!!!
I’m here to “brain wash” everybody,
Getting rid of the stains left by the “demons” that was controlling your bodies!!!
They want you to be concerned about cleaning your colon;
Once you cleanse your MIND And YOUR SPIRIT,
Then YOU become "The Controller!!!
My back is always hurting and I still remain painless,
Because I put it in my heart and my mind to be Stainless!!!
Neck Choke

I have a business and it’s called, My Own;
It’s all about spreading the news you can rely on!!!
I’m here to punish stages, while I’m garnishing wages!!!
Courageous and outrageous, cleaning up the- “[MESS]”-from the-“[AGES]”!!!
Contagious and persuasive with my mental eraser;
Gripping the mic tight like that hold on your life;
Doing what I feel is right as I follow the light!!!
I shine like halogen, follow me and follow HIM;
Catch you when you falling!!!
Be tuned in with THE CREATOR, and become something greater than the world has tried to make you!!!
You’re a customer to the system, they trained your way of living;
Remember that you were victorious before you became a victim!!

Let’s go!!! Don’t let them make you think you’re broke!!!
They loosened up the noose and put their foot on your throat!!!
I’m here to let them know just like i tell my folks;
I’m bout that Neck Choke!!!
Eyes closed, seeing pictures in my mind. My imagination manifests events in my time. I refrain from opinions focusing on facts only. The SPIRIT of the LORD separates that for me. Glory, glory, glory hallelujah. I’m here to tell my story and bring the truth to you. We are children of the THRONE and must raise our expectations celebration dedications to the SPIRIT’S REVELATION. Do not let your occupation be the source of degradation. Use your SALVATION to defeat the acts of satan. THE CREATOR is waiting. HE has already spoken, there is no need for us to keep hoping; coping, with the results of modern technology. Do you know about THEOLOGY? BIBLE study, strengthening of the SPIRIT. Say yes to THE CREATOR so you can finally feel IT. We are Abraham’so children so adjust your vision. Do you see what I see, or are you tel-e-vision?
Glenn Rush, Jr. (MoneyHungryMontana, OG)

Testimonial Note from Glenn Rush, Jr. on Sun, Nov 14
1 cup

This is getting expensive now. Yep, I wrote my 750 words today, but I missed yesterday, so another $5 down. I’m so grateful to 750words website for setting up this challenge so I can develop the habit of writing everyday, because I’m going to need that habit to get my PhD done!! Happy writing everyone.

Testimonial Note from Elly B on Fri, Nov 12
1 cup
Please allow us to edit Metadata....

I am long time user and so many typos and mistakes have slipped into metadata status. I’d love to delete so I can see what I need to. Thanks!

New Feature Request Note from KAdams on Wed, Nov 10
1 cup

Okay, so I missed the daily target again, and I am trying to support myself to develop discipline through allowing myself to feel consequences… so another $5 in the pot. Grateful for the opportunity to develop this skill. I have signed up for the December challenge. Keep going everyone – we can change and grow from a place of self-acceptance! :)

Testimonial Note from Elly B on Wed, Nov 10
5 cups

Buster and Kellianne are a dream team! I’ve been using 750 Words for many years now, and I recently just passed 500 days in a row of continuous writing. Never thought I could do it, but I’m pretty sure I can do anything now! Infinite gratitude for helping me to make better art, organize my life, and reflect on a daily basis.

Testimonial Note from Rob Flax on Tue, Nov 09
1 cup

Uh oh, I missed a day of the November Challenge, so I am paying my penalty, as promised. I am proud of myself for doing this process and allowing myself to feel consequences is part of it! So it’s a win win. Grateful for this site. Happy writing everyone.

Testimonial Note from Elly B on Mon, Nov 08
4 cups

It’s been almost 11 years since I’ve first discovered this place. Thanks for helping me keep tracking of my writing. Even when I’ve failed my writing goals, it’s good to know this place is always here.

Testimonial Note from EPasser on Sat, Nov 06
6 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I am putting all my available cups for an iphone app. I hope it comes out soon for the ease of journaling – a safe place to jot down thoughts and memories. I wish it happens in the coming year. fingers crossed

New Feature Vote from Siri P on Fri, Nov 05
4 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

Having a mobile app for this site will make it easier for me to write for the day when I don’t have access to my laptop, specifically when traveling and I can’t bring my laptop along.

New Feature Vote from Nicole Fenn on Wed, Nov 03
10 cups

Today marks the completion of 1000 consecutive days of writing. I am grateful for the daily habit that 750words has given me to be able to BRAIN DUMP whatever is on my mind and get my thoughts and plans of action down for me to get organised. The daily habit has transformed my life in so many ways – work, home, exercise, eating – all of which benefit from this daily habit – Thank You So Much

Testimonial Note from Emile Fitzmaurice on Mon, Nov 01
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Earn badges AGAIN.

With the ups and downs of life, it’s easy to fall off the horse. WAY off the horse. And for getting back to 10 days in a row perhaps a year after doing it the first time, it’d be nice to get to earn those badges again instead of them being a one-time-only deal. Or if you drop off after a 30 day streak, it should feel just as good to get back to that level again down the road.

Alternatively, if duplicates of the same badge is harder for some reason, perhaps just random new badges could help:
– Hot Start: hit the 1st ten days of the month
– Final Stretch: Finish the last (5/10/whatever) days of the month
– Doble Whopper: A week of 1,500 words/day

New Feature Vote from Michael Thelen on Mon, Nov 01
1 cup
Clean Up Metadata Tags

When figuring out how to use the metadata tags I created a few I no longer use. I really only use one consistently (LOCATION) and would love to add one more as a topic tag and remove the ones I no longer use. Just to make it easier to go back to old notes.

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