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

Catherine MacDonald-Robertson
Sandra Hughes
Keith E Parton
Jeremy Simons
Sean MaryHelen Johnson
Marsha Browne
Moishe Lettvin
Brad Mason
Cristen Blanding
Marc Copes
James S Franks
Anne Reifsnyder
Matthew Lavoie
James Leach
Bryan Beck
Buck Bradberry
Bobby Phillipps
Jessica Williams
Juanita Williams
Laurie Morin
michael montagne
Ben Reyes
Carol L. Gordy
Biljana Novkovic
Emily Whatley
Nidhi Sinha
Dona Walker
Vienna Castellaw
Buddy Luepke
Maeghan Farnham
Jamie Mannigel
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Robin Turner
Brian Richardson
Amy Thompson
Neeru Khosla
Jennifer Turney LaRowe
Zainab Mirza
Lynn Ruane
Jen Walker
Ryan Goodland
Dagmar Cofer
Eileen Lane
Ryan Fong
Finn-Gunnar Abildsnes
Mark Fujiwara
Michelle Stone
Hannah R Bissex
Mary Draper
Like the Lettuce
Jamie Campbell
Amanda Kelley
K Lawrence
Kristin Watts
Anna Nelson
Laura Clark
Ruth Penderghast
Dianne R Wright
Nancy Ingwersen
Ria Loader
Ellen Inverness
Resa Moran
Lisa Strange
Josip Markus
Richa Marwah
Brenda W.
Sheri Saretsky
being my best
Jennifer Arrowsmith
April J Jenner
Harley Stagner
Max Eddy
David Russell
Dave Molk
Angus Hutchison
James Davis-Ford
Stephen Beck
Kuty Shalev
John J. Bates
Sherri Caldwell
Carly Pals
Only Real
Sandra Bradwell
Tokiko Taylor
Susan Mall
Kurt Heiss
Lori A. McCord
Judy Strand

Notes of inspiration from members

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More Site Security Please!

Multi Factor Auth / Two Factor Auth would be amazing as an optional security measure.

New Feature Request Note from Chuck Fox on Sun, Jan 12
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It’s so wonderful to have a creative outlet that is so inspiring and supporive. I love 750 and am getting a lot out of it.

Testimonial Note from Jose Smithe on Sun, Jan 12
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I love this site. I am one of those people that need a system in place in order to follow through with something. This has become my morning ritual where I can get my thoughts out, and all that clutter in my head and truly start my day with a clear head.

Testimonial Note from Brendt Reil on Fri, Jan 10
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This is my second go round writing for this website, and I’m loving it! I tried the one month challenge, but ended up missing a day because I was travelling and it didn’t occur to me until the next day!

Despite how distraught I was, I kept writing – and writing, and writing.
I also joined this website to get myself to write more consistently. Thanks Buster and Kellianne for keeping this website alive! I’m certain it has helped a lot of people, myself included. And I certainly hope my note will help whoever else is reading this right now too.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I got some writing to do – and so do you! ;)

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Jan 09
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Alycia on Wed, Jan 08
1 cup

This site help me get my thoughts without any worries of being judge about anything. I’m grateful that this has become my one and only safe place

Testimonial Note from Edward Hamilton on Tue, Jan 07
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Thank you for maintaining this website. Help me a lot to clarify thoughts and feelings.

Testimonial Note from Anung Ariwibowo on Tue, Jan 07
1 cup

This site has been unbelievable. It has been more than 7 months on it, and it is one of the things I most look forward to when I wake up in the morning. It feels so good to get my thoughts out before getting started on my day. And the freedom to just write, without worrying about content, grammar, or spelling, helps me to focus on just the thoughts running through my head. Once I complete my writing I feel ready to tackle my day.

Testimonial Note from Terry F on Tue, Jan 07
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Stats upgrade to weekly, monthly and yearly!

It would be awesome to be able to see STATS not just for the day, but weekly, monthly and yearly so that I can see trends. For example, perhaps as I get older, my concern of “Death” appears more and more often, so on and so forth.

New Feature Request Note from Renee C on Mon, Jan 06
1 cup

Thanks to 750words that I can improve my writing skill. I really need to clear my mind at the end of a day and this site helps me a lot.

Testimonial Note from Yanina Tsuranava on Sat, Jan 04
1 cup
Reset button

Being able to reset after a prolonged absence – I joined in 2014, didn’t use ti for 5 years and now I’m back but my stats are all skewed!!

New Feature Request Note from Cath on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’d love an app for doing this in!

New Feature Vote from Cath on Thu, Jan 02
2 cups

I’ve been so grateful for 750 words! After a massive anxiety spiral earlier this year, having space to come to dump all my thoughts and clear my head has been invaluable! Love this website – it’s so helpful and awesome!

Testimonial Note from Cath on Thu, Jan 02
3 cups

I managed to do 3 months of a few years back. I have ADHD and wow does this site help me focus on things that are important. I want to be able to find balance this year and hopefully coming back to this will help me do so. I’m going to try to beat my 3 month record this time. Might miss a few days but going to try to make a long streak happen.

Testimonial Note from Danielle Peloquin on Thu, Jan 02
20 cups

After 2018 (a bad year) and 2019 (a worse year — I didn’t even finish NaNo!), I knew that I needed to get serious about writing every day again. It would make me feel better — more in control, more productive. I was ready and raring to go on January 1, 2020.

Except, I got distracted by catching up on chores on my day off, and forgot to write. Now I’m struggling with feeling that starting on January 2nd doesn’t have the same impact as if starting on the first day of the Gregorian calendar year; I am already second-guessing myself on my other writing challenges, because I’m already behind. I feel my old projects are just going to languish. I’ve already failed.

Then I remembered: I didn’t have this habit when I started 750 Words in March 2015. I didn’t start on a tidy day like the 1st or the 15th. I was at square one, like I am now, save that I have proof I’ve succeded before, and I can do it again.

Today is the first day towards restoring a habit that brought me great pride, a feeling of accomplishment on even my darker days. I hope that if you’re struggling, this helps you, too. I hope you all have a Happy New Year, and now if you’ll excuse me… I have some words to do!

Testimonial Note from ES Wright on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup

I love writing in the morning and seeing how many people are doing the same thing, it gives me a feeling of being connected.

Testimonial Note from Ashley Frazier on Thu, Jan 02
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An iPhone/iPad app

I would love an iPad app that would allow me to write when off-line, for those times (like flying) when I don’t have internet. I am thrilled to have completed the 30 day challenge this December, and I am looking forward to more daily writing in 2020. I find it clears my mind and helps me so much throughout the day. (PS. More badges would be nice too!)

New Feature Vote from Michele Gill on Thu, Jan 02
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An iPhone/iPad app

I agree—anything that would help me write things down on the go would be really welcome. A mobile site is one thing, but apps tend to be better designed for a purpose, and my experience with text input on mobile sites is iffy at best.

New Feature Vote from Angel Belsey on Thu, Jan 02
1 cup

I love 750 words. It has helped me in so many ways and I tell every writer they need it in their life!!! I can’t believe I was capable of writing so many words! Thank you creators of this amazing site and fellow writers <3 p.s. I just got the penguin badge and it’s so cute!

Testimonial Note from Fatima Jaghori on Wed, Jan 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love badges! I want to accumulate them for every streak, every everything.

New Feature Vote from Tanya on Wed, Jan 01
5 cups

As an actor, I get to write as my character would. I get to flesh them out in here, to actualize who they might be, based on the script. They become more three dimensional for me. I have a whole month for this too.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Wed, Jan 01
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I discovered 750 words in November and just completed my first monthly challenge—December. I’m signed up for January and looking forward to another month of writing my words every day. What a fantastic way to clear my mind every morning! I love starting every day with this accomplishment.

Testimonial Note from Joyce Brand on Wed, Jan 01
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Been a member here for almost 4 years and have yet to write a straight 30 days! For someone who feels writing is one of her main callings, this mystifies me, yet being able to track my habits all this time has great value and spurs me on to try again. So tomorrow January 1st, I will begin a new month of attempting 30 days in a row and we’ll see if I can be consistent and make it happen. I really appreciate, by the way, being able to categorize my writing with the metadata, it’s so great to be able to go back and pull up all the entries related to a particular term.

Testimonial Note from Diana Dee on Tue, Dec 31
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Janell on Tue, Dec 31
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An iPhone/iPad app

Please make it super easy to write on my iPhone.

New Feature Vote from Abhijeet Gaiha on Tue, Dec 31
3 cups

This site is amazing. I have just completed my first full month in a few months, and it has felt so good. I am already signed up to the January challenge,and am going to ACE that one as well.

750words has been my therapist this year. In the thousands of words I have written here I have healed some deep, old wounds (I am glad I can know that no one apart from me ever reads them!). Sometimes I write nonsense jsut to fill the space. Sometimes I allow my ADHD Brain to come up with all the ideas it wants to, knowing full well I am never going to act on them. Sometimes I pour my heart out, and process pain and trauma. Sometimes I wrote blog posts and job applcations. Whatever I need, 750words gives me the space to do it, and the motivation to remember that I need to do it.

I am so grateful for this site. EVery month when my payment goes out, I am glad to be paying for this. I know I wouldn’t have done half the writing and healing I have done in a word document. There is something safe and encouraging about logging into my account here. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Esther Nagle on Tue, Dec 31
8 cups

My mind was feeling free and i was acting most natural, i was fully presnt and i was feeling heard and spoken. This was my first experience. of writing 750 words. One day i wrote about some very sensitive childhood incidents, another day I wrote about some creative and productive additions in my daily schedule. i wrote being most honest to myself, Knowing that it is something which completely confidential i completely opened up. By now having written for more than 100 days and some 125 K words, i feel a lot known to myself, a lot aware about my actions, a lot informed about what i inside me, a lot supported. I call this 20-30 mins a holy time where i connect to some great power and i get all the solution which i look for. i really appreciate the motivational rewards which this plateform uses. this is something which has forced me to stick to this website. Great work guys. keep it up.

Testimonial Note from Rishikesh Ranjan on Mon, Dec 30
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More badges for accomplishments

Beyond the NaNoWriMo: a badge for every month you write 50,000 words — not just during the month of November. Would also like to see badges for meeting the monthly challenge. Not just one time, but every time. Better representation for those who do other than the Wall of Fame (I can never find my name there). Thanks so much!

New Feature Vote from Tarah Moser on Mon, Dec 30
2 cups

I have returned to 750 words after a years long hiatus. Now that I am done school, I really hope to get back into writing seriously, and this has helped me get my thoughts into a coherent form!
Day 6 of my newest streak, and I have hopes that I will make it further than I hae in the past.

Testimonial Note from Lylli Ariella Hughes on Sun, Dec 29
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Emily Daniels on Thu, Dec 26