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

Laura L Kolesinski
Sarah Blankenship
Matthew Quezada
Quossum
feyla McNamara
dagmar2000
Jonathan Chan
Lilith Elektra
Robin Pike
Vlad Solo
Alexandra Garner
Mary Ruetten
Micheal C Foulk
Teresa McNamara
Kelly Beck
Colleen Powell
Joni Streit
Demetrios Alexandre Liollio
Jordan Ward
Annie Bio
Sharon
matthew hessler
Lee Waters
brady williams
Mel Toth
Melissa Hoagland
Sherri Thornton
Thomas Markes
Lynn Jordan
Rosanne Cassidy
Laura Darkstar
Debra Watkins
Jerry Charles Toops
OS
Kenn Wathen
Dianna Goodwin
DD Scribbler
James Walker
Anne Griffin
Athena
Jim Meyer
Chris Campbell
Richard Bienvenu
Lesley Thacker
Tracey Kerr
Sid K.
Alexia M
Samuel Rodgerson
Charlotte D'Evelyn
Mary Going
Ricardo Acevedo
Anne
Matthew Dawson
d.JAY
Rick F
Wade Nelson
Patrick Williams
Emily McDermott
Tom Perrine
Tarah Moser
Rain Song
Joshua Havens
Jaime Faulkner
David Qin
Lisa
Nicollette Barsamian
Alan Kellas
Cyndy Chisare
Barbara Wissmann
Alice Culp
Todd Krieger
Chana Kay
Claudia Ahl
Kristina Bartleson
Brenda
Jason Green-Lowe
Rebecca Bloom
Joe Gallegos
Adam Sheehan
Lynn E. O'Connor
Derek Schmeh
Carrie Boyle
David Schaich
Dana DuTerroil
Brianna Case
Mitchell Smith
Malcolm Khicken
AltaWit
Sophie Lippert
Kathryn Randall
Marian Darlington-Hope
Philip Gianfortoni
Christie Day-Gee
Lisa Check
ES Wright
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Paz Paulsen-Sacks
Atosa Melody Babaoff
Mic Ryan

Notes of inspiration from members

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More text analysis

What about text analysis on languages other than english?

New Feature Vote from Emil de Villiers on Thu, Apr 30
1 cup

Tomorrow will be my 65th birthday. Thanks are to God for allowing me to see this day. All my life I have loved writing. I have always known that there are books hidden within me. In Highschool, I was part of a creative writing club, and I wrote every day. Poems letters short stories essays and I always said I would write a book or two or three. My teacher encouraged me to get some of my writings published and I planned to do just that when I graduated. Long story short, my collection of writings was stolen from my locker on the last day of school, and I became discouraged from writing. I still write a little. A poem for each of my children’s births, personal cards to special people, and journals I started keeping after I experienced Breast CA, but nothing significant. Until, 750 Words a day. I started writing on April 15, and I have consistently wrote every day since. then. It gives me such a sense of accomplishment. Thank You for this site.

Testimonial Note from Wonda Yvonna Wilson on Tue, Apr 28
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An iPhone/iPad app

I’m loving this practice so far! A well crafted app for phones and other digital screens would be perfect on the off chance I can’t sit down at my computer that day. Keep up the great work guys, you inspire me!

New Feature Vote from Dominic Joseph Medina on Tue, Apr 28
2 cups

Today I reached a bit of a realisation. Writing has been part of my life since school when I realised that I was okay at it and decided to study Creative Writing at university. However, for someone whose trajectory has been so tied up with writing I didn’t actually write that much. For about 6 or 7 years I didn’t write for pleasure at all. Since Covid-19 lockdown I’ve tried lots of things to keep creative. I’ve been drawing and painting (with mixed success), cooking and making quizzes for friends to keep them occupied during the long, lonely evenings. I’ve had my doubts about all of these things and it’s triggered some pretty bad anxiety about where my life is going. I love my job and I would be a key worker but, having a long term health condition I am unable to help in the ways I wish I could. 750 words has been an absolute lifeline for me. Since lockdown began I’ve written about 5 or 6 short stories which I’ve submitted to various websites and received lots of glowing praise. I’m starting to get back that spark that I had at school for writing. Thank you everyone who makes this site possible, it is a work of wonder. Thanks again. Adam

Testimonial Note from Adam Wootton on Fri, Apr 24
1 cup
More text analysis

I actually think that everything is great and I sincerely hope this service never goes down, but there exists some incredible services like Grammerly that show how a computer can really look at text and see areas of improvement. It could be fun to show off “ways to improve” or have the user input things like, “use the word ‘very’ less” and you guys can keep track of the usage. Hope this helps!

New Feature Vote from Jeff Shipp on Thu, Apr 23
5 cups

2000 days! They weren’t two-thousand perfect days and I copy/pasted my way out of too many (especially lately), but I’ve always come back with something that mattered to me. Short stories, poems, long email drafts to close friends, dreams, memories, and tons of “today I did this, tomorrow I hope to do that” entries. Thank you for creating and maintaining this site!!

Testimonial Note from Herr Shiro on Thu, Apr 23
1 cup

This is so helpful to clear my troubled mind. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Amber Davis on Wed, Apr 22
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I’ve been coming back to this site, off and on, for the past 6 years. When I’ve needed it most, it’s been here. I appreciate the site creators for their consistency with this product, and I hope my ‘on & off’ support will help maintain this site for others to enjoy it as much as I have.

Testimonial Note from Matt on Wed, Apr 22
1 cup
Word of the Day

Somewhere on the writing pad, I’m able to find the word of the day easily, so that I can try to expand my vocabulary while writing.

New Feature Request Note from Bryan Postelnek on Tue, Apr 21
7 cups

Dearest 750 team,

Today you answered one of my emails and I was brought to tears with your kindness. I didn’t know how much i needed the generosity and friendship that you showed to me, a total stranger, but I surely did. Thank you from the very bottom of my now full heart.

Testimonial Note from Treasa Levasseur on Tue, Apr 21
1 cup

I know a lot of people have been using this site to vent their frustrations throughout this difficult time of global pandemic. Personally, I have found solace in doing the complete opposite. 750words has been invaluable because I can come here and write about something else. Every night before I go to bed, I sign in and write something unrelated to current events. Maybe it’s a portion of my most recent writing project; maybe it’s an e-mail to a friend; maybe it’s rambling about how much I love Star Trek…whatever it is doesn’t much matter. By the time I’ve thought of 750 words to write about some unrelated thing, I’ve managed to get my mind off all the horrible goings on long enough that I can go to sleep without tossing and turning all night. Definitely worth the monthly payment.

Testimonial Note from Caitlee Martindale on Mon, Apr 20
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Khazna Chami on Mon, Apr 20
1 cup

It has made it easier for me to put down my thoughts

Testimonial Note from Stefanie on Sun, Apr 19
1 cup

I love the idea of 750 words. I’m building up my profession as a Copywriter and this site helps create an incentive for me. Eventually I would love to write a book and there are other things that I would love to write and this is a great platform to practice sharing my ideas.

Testimonial Note from Leanne Marshall on Sat, Apr 18
1 cup

After years of procrastination and making excuses, this site finally helped me build the habit of writing every day. I feel like a real writer now!

Testimonial Note from Lucas Silva on Sat, Apr 18
1 cup

This site has helped me keep my daily writing habit while working from home!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Tue, Apr 14
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More badges for accomplishments

Badges for intermediate milestones, like 60 days, 75 days, 150 days.

New Feature Vote from Robin Tanamachi on Tue, Apr 14
1 cup

As a long time free writer who abandoned practice, I previously used paper. When 750 Words serendipitously appeared at a time when I was ready to write again, it turned out to be a small trip to writing heaven. From day one, I was ready to do daily practice and then it just hit me to do more and went for 50K in a month. Life-changing again. The badges seemed really silly at first but then they became a deal. Sometimes, I come back to the Today page to just add a few more thoughts and blammo, a flood of 100s more words pours out. Cathartic, surprising and mind-revealing. I can just be me here and word dance wildly since nobody is watching. What a gift. Thank you, Kellianne and Buster. Stay in my life everyday for as long as you can!

Testimonial Note from Terri Baas on Mon, Apr 13
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Stacking

I would love to be able to have a small count at the bottom on the badges, to see how many times I have completed them. Probably more the behavioral than the others, maybe even only the Monthly challenge one. It’s one thing I really like about this other site I’m on, and thought it might be worth looking into here.

New Feature Request Note from Jill Andersen on Sun, Apr 12
5 cups

Thank you for being there, 750 Words website and community. It really helps me to have accountability, knowing that I’ve pledged here to try to write every day, and the fact that I pay for membership makes me more committed. At first I was on a roll and had months and months with “perfect attendance,” and then I missed a day and it was a chance to get over my perfectionism. I don’t want to miss a day, but sometimes it happens, and that’s okay too. I just remember this is a habit I want to have in my life, so I keep going. And it really is a habit now!

Testimonial Note from Theresa Alberti on Sun, Apr 12
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Notes in separate categories (eg features | votes | testimonials)

First, THANK YOU Buster and Kellianne for the site! I have churned out 3.3m words over the years, and “750words” is an important part of my daily routine.

The feature I would like is to see features, votes, and testimonials in separate categories. It would make it easier for everyone to see if a feature had been asked for before, and then to vote for it.

New Feature Request Note from Sam Young on Sun, Apr 12
1 cup

750 Words has made me accountable and committed to daily writing. I’m glad I have this goal. Once in a while it’s a pain and I don’t feel like writing, but then I make myself do it anyway. Actually, I speak my entries, LOL. Well done, 750 Words! Appreciate you muchly.

Testimonial Note from Robin Roseth on Sun, Apr 12
13 cups

I don’t know how many others are writing a novel this month, but I’m one of them. Yes, of all those people proclaiming to spend this time to write a novel, I’m rewriting the last one I did. 750 Words has brought out the writer in me and been the best brain dump for my mental health.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Sat, Apr 11
1 cup

I’m not sure what it is about 750 words that makes me ACTUALLY sit down and write every (okay, most) mornings that everything else has failed to do before. Is is that i don’t have to write about anything in particular? Is it that I can write whatever I want and no one will ever read it? Is is the feeling of control over the storm of thoughts whirling through my brain? Simple but pleasant font of choice? Or the hand drawn badges you get for all kinds if things?

I’m not sure what it is but I’m glad I found it. One of these days I might stop writing my stream of consciousness and actually finish my novel!

Testimonial Note from Stonie on Thu, Apr 09
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Stonie on Thu, Apr 09
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An iPhone/iPad app

My only question … why iPhone/iPad only? I do not use Apple devices, but Android ones … So I want to vote for an Android app ;-)

New Feature Vote from Daniel Munoz on Tue, Apr 07
7 cups

Is anyone else using their daily pages to keep track of these strange times? I feel like a modern day Samuel Pepys, chronicling my everyday life while the plague rages all around. I hope I survive to look back on it I’m years to come. If not, I’m making sure my partner has the password so others can read it.

Testimonial Note from Nicholas Kiddle on Tue, Apr 07
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Josephine Kay on Tue, Apr 07
1 cup

I can’t even begin to tell you how much 750 Words has benefited me over the years. I look back in amazement at the years when I wrote day after day after day… and then I wonder what was going on during those years when I left each day blank. Overall, though, I couldn’t have gotten through without 750 Words being there to help me process, plan, vent, celebrate, complain, swear, laugh, and create. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Annette G on Mon, Apr 06
1 cup

I vowed to donate $5 if I did not succeed in the March challenge and you know what? I am not sorry that I have to pay! I am not sorry that I broke my 68-day writing streak. A month ago I would have been so bummed. But not today. I was sick on my birthday, March 24th. I was REALLY sick. I was even afraid it could be “the” virus. So I didn’t write. And the next morning when I woke up and went to write my 750 words, I realized I had missed a day and broken my streak. And you know what it did? It gave me the gift of acceptance. Being sick was completely out of my control. As is this virus and the state that our country is in. So I am accepting that missing a day of writing is really NOTHING compared to everything else in the world. I love my daily 750 words sessions, but I missed a day. Oops. Here’s your $5 750words.com – thank you for having this site – I absolutely love it! :)

Testimonial Note from Kim Funk on Mon, Apr 06