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 Clark
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Resa Moran
CJ
Christine Masters-Wheeler
Erin Duebel
Tatiana Vargas Maia
Marg B
Jan
James R (Randy) Fromm
Harley Stagner
Max Eddy
Stephen Beck
Tiffany Schonbach
Sherri Caldwell
Elizabeth
William X
Joel Boomer
Treasa Minihane
Susan Mall
Lori A. McCord
OPHELIA J MURRAY
Erica M Ross
Charity Jennings
Geof Ellingham
Liam Kocher
Ricky Dub
Chris C
Susana Martinez-Conde
Misha Ali
Chaé L Helms
Daniel Miller
Ana Tereza Pires dos Santos
Lori Cox
Emily O
mike
Walker S
Mzlt
Elvis Ozoria
Gabrielle Kuzsel
Kathie Bien
Cynthia M. Ulreich
Fred Pullin
Bianca Power
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Amanda Rankin
Nabeel Akram
Matthew Ehrlich
Will
Charmaine Ferrara
Sue Ann Wolff
Tyler Webster
Ken Holmes
Terry Sample
Merrilee Wineinger 😎
Mykaela Sterris
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Carolyn T
Christopher Renak
Bao Quy Phan
B P Fernald
Damon
Connie Miller
Wendy Breuer
Chrissa Villanueva
Tracy
Rachel Weir
Liz Phelps
Carin Jackson
Lori Miles
Amy Mathers
John Martin
Andrew Howells
Anne Madison
P.M. Ahern
Sophia Parsons
Kamina
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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Happy New Year! This is the year of creativity for me and 750 Words is my go to tool to start my day as a reminder to create. Blessings to all on this New Years day!

Testimonial Note from Annette Broy🗝 on Fri, Jan 01
195 cups

I have been writing for 2007 days as of 12/29/2020. It’s been a great ride but now is time to move on. December 31, 2020 will close my writing here, but I will carry on on my own. Thank you Kelly and Buster for having this wonderful platform. Lots of Love Pam

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Dec 29
5 cups

I’ve become lazy and defeated about my writing, so 750 Words gives me a daily opportunity to build a disciplined practice.

Testimonial Note from Erlinda Legaspi on Tue, Dec 29
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Erlinda Legaspi on Tue, Dec 29
2 cups
Public API

A public API so I can build a iOS and Apple Watch app to show the streaks and send reminders.

New Feature Request Note from Sean Nam on Tue, Dec 29
1 cup
More text analysis

very interesteed in the page that analyse your daily writing feelings. would be great if there was a way to view progress. to see how much your mood has improved overall from writing and how positive you have become from daily journalling.

New Feature Vote from Bianca BB on Tue, Dec 29
1 cup

I signed up years ago, have had all kinds of streaks and starts and stops and what not over the years, but I keep coming back here.

I think writing is a lot like, if not more like so many other things that require repetition, ongoing showing up, and that none of that is wasted in the long run. It keeps you loose and going on, and even helps to unstuck you even if you come here and blah blah blah your words for a few days…the main thing is to keep going.

So…

If you are reading this….good.

Here’s my point.

Keep going. See how long you can keep that streak going for yourself. You won’t regret it.

Happy New Year to all!

Testimonial Note from Martin Gavin on Mon, Dec 28
30 cups

Yesterday I broke my streak. For the second time since I started.. I wrote from 29.08.2017 – 27.12.2020 which are 1218 days. Over three years. I can’t even imagine things three years from now, should I reach that point again.
The first time I broke my streak after 435 days, because I was too stressed. This time I broke it because I was too relaxed. I started and simply forgot to continue.
It’s not as bad as last time. I wrote a lot of things I’m proud of in these 1218 days. It’s 2020, there could have been worse things this year happening to me than this. This just wounds my personal pride.
For a moment today I thought I could take a break. Start writing again on the 1st January instead of today, but I can’t. It’s such a integral part of my life by now, I don’t want to take a break. I’m not always motivated. Sometimes I write some stupid things ten minutes before midnight. But I write and I’m really glad I do. So hopefully here’s to another 1218 days or even more!

Testimonial Note from Danara Schürmann on Mon, Dec 28
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would love to be able to write on my iPad instead of my laptop.

New Feature Vote from Tracy on Sun, Dec 27
40 cups

Although I have been with 750 Words since May 2011, and have over 2 million words here, I have never managed a huge streak . . . until now. On Christmas Eve I hit day 1000 in my current streak. I was so happy that I finally did it!

I have used this space to work through emotions, to complain about life, and very often to brainstorm for short stories, novels, and poetry. Today I worked through the death of a friend on December 23rd. So sudden, such a huge shock? Why was I angry about this? I mean I was sad, of course. But I wrote until I figured out why anger was part of my feelings. And writing about it really helped me to get a lot of what has been bottled up in me for three days out. Thank you for giving me the space, the opportunity, and the reason for doing the writing that helped me start to wrap my head around this tragic event.

Testimonial Note from Julia H. West on Sat, Dec 26
5 cups

Thank you for creating this house of quiet rebellion. Your daily encouragement has reminded me to call myself a writer; so much so that it has become my new profession, during a year when doors were closing everywhere. Without this simple, compelling discipline, I might never have gained the confidence to put one word in front of another and line them up for scrutiny. Now I have my first ghost writing client – and you to thank.

Testimonial Note from Vanessa Cobb on Thu, Dec 24
30 cups

I’m so sad. After getting to 2,181 days in a row, I accidentally missed yesterday. I’m just so sad and needed somewhere to write this where I knew people would understand.

Testimonial Note from Laura Parish on Tue, Dec 22
1 cup
Fix Time to 750 bug - "actually typing"

So, it appears that actually typing is correct on Total Time but not Time to 750. So, for example, in today’s write, I got:

Time to 750:
00:38
00:50 actually typing

Total time:
00:59
00:50 actually typing

It appears actually typing for Time to 750 is just taking the value for total time. For total, I have no doubt I typed a total of 50 minutes but since I typed 1500 words, roughly, this morning, this should probably show something like:

Time to 750:
00:38
00:34 actually typing (to 750 words)

That would be more interesting, and more correct. Cheers and have a great Monday!

New Feature Request Note from Jeff Skott on Mon, Dec 21
1 cup
Improve the site for other languages

well, i write in hebrew… and the site does not support that… i assume it’s the same for arabic and other non latin based writings… make the site avalibe to chose what side to write from.

New Feature Request Note from David Jesselson on Mon, Dec 21
55 cups
Bulk export

Hello, I appreciated this site when I used it on and off for about three years, but then I switched to hand journaling and haven’t really used this site at all in the past year. I just had to export each month individually from all that time. Please make a bulk export for people like me who are choosing to stop subscribing. Even better, an integrated cloud connection with Google Drive would’ve saved me the hassle of having to export at all. Thank you for everything, and so long. – Rebecca

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Sun, Dec 20
1 cup

I’m thankful for this website. I’m glad that even though my writing isn’t that great, I still can record some information in this website, consistently, and over time it seems like it’s adding up. I’m looking forward to reading these pages later and cringing, hopefully because my writing would have improved a bit by then.

Testimonial Note from Monti Cello on Sat, Dec 19
1 cup

I have been a 750words.com member since before 2013, and I find it to be one of the most helpful ways to organize my thoughts, keep on keeping on, and to have a place to experiment with writing haiku.

I am thrilled to see a streak building, to collect all sorts of animal badges, and I appreciate the ability to use and track metadata. I love the nonjudgmental approach, and the knowledge that there are so many writers, worldwide, who are also logging in and working out their thoughts by word and sentence.

Thank you, Kellianne and Buster, for making this safe space, and for all your work in maintaining it.

Testimonial Note from Adriana Grant on Fri, Dec 18
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Beki Lantos on Fri, Dec 18
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Autumn Arwyn on Wed, Dec 16
1 cup

Anyone who cares enough to create a space for people to write and write often is doing good work in the world. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Terri Trespicio on Tue, Dec 15
1 cup

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Testimonial Note from Daniel Masiga Kokonya on Tue, Dec 15
1 cup

In this crazy 2020, 750 words is the ultimate socially distanced community. We wouldn’t recognize each other in person, but there is this “knowing” when I open today’s blank page to write that others are doing the same on computers all around the world. For all of you, I hope its working…the clearing out, healing, creativity bursts, discoveries, production of words – whatever that might be. I don’t know you but I know you. Thanks to our fearless leaders for this private but positive community. Amy

Testimonial Note from Amy Waterman on Sat, Dec 12
13 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Dianne Cromwell on Mon, Dec 07
15 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I love this idea for the times I’m not at my computer.

Can we make this one very visually appealing as well/simple to use?

New Feature Vote from Dianne Cromwell on Mon, Dec 07
1 cup
Android App

We need an Android app! 750 Words is AWESOME and an app would greatly increase the visibility and usefulness.

New Feature Request Note from Bryan_with_a_why on Mon, Dec 07
1 cup

Love the simplicity of 750 words! It’s definitely like a distraction-less journal. I theoretically liked journaling but find it so much easier to type than handwrite. 750 words totally solves this for me without the distraction of having to log in to something like gmail or word. love it!

Testimonial Note from Carmen Rising on Sun, Dec 06
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love the badges. It would be nice if we could see how many times we have earned the same badge. Maybe there could be secret badges that don’t tell you how to unlock them. For example, using the word “fantastic” could unlock one. Or using 5 seasonal words could unlock a festive badge.

New Feature Vote from Alisa Wilhelm on Sun, Dec 06
1 cup

I started using 750 Words a few months ago and I wish I had known about it sooner. I haven’t missed a day since I started (though one day I wrote less than 750 words and my streak reset… tragedy). Some days I write in Portuguese to practice it. Most days I just write about my day or my silly hobbies. It doesn’t matter that I write drivel, and that’s what I love about it. Though I have always been an off-and-on paper journaler and I love the romantic notion of it, I have ugly handwriting, it’s hard to search for specific past entries, and it takes me so long to write basic stuff by hand. Plus I’m left handed so the ink always smudges. 750 words eliminates all those problems and I never feel like it’s a chore. Thank you so much for letting me vent and carry on about my boring life.

Testimonial Note from Alisa Wilhelm on Sun, Dec 06
1 cup
Annual membership

Besides offering one-time and monthly payments, could there be an annual payment/membership option?

New Feature Request Note from Pamela Palmetto on Sun, Dec 06
1 cup

I’ve gone from using this site as a scratch pad, to freewriting, to composing my papers, to a diary, and all four of those things at the same time. I love trying to break my own streaks!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Sat, Dec 05