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 son Niko, and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Our Good Members

Buster Benson
Marc Tretin
Christine Degner
SK Gaski
James Edward Hervey
kate beswick
Noah Stetzer
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rose beezer
Carol Ladewig
Chris Davidson
Sam Young
Christine Leal Walsh
Miss Tea
Grant Faulkner
Chris A.
Shelby Gibbs
Neeraj Hirani
Nick S.
Ilus Elu
Alison Bartley
Brian Hodson
Mary Warner
Robert John Metcalf
Jennifer Barrier
Bart Post
Barbara Stevens
Yvette Keller
David Michaels
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Jesse Bowline
Steve Fife-Adams
Gary Chou
Suzi Steffen
Katherine Holmes
Kaimipono Wenger
Jim Sharp
Carmen Isáis
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Nicole Poweleit
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Dave Beck
Dan Mertz
Liz Flynn
Julie Hughes
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Hal Tepfer
Holly S
Joel Bradshaw
Mary Lee Luskin
Carl Yirka
Bill Archibald
Julie MacAller
Leah Givens
Betsy Devine
Nancy Carlzen
Kelly Gammon
Nan S
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Liz Demaree
Sherilyn Lee
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Ted Strutz
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Maja Ilisch
Aaron Webb
B Stagner
Pamela Dulaney
Michele Stankowski
Bianca St.Louis
Kevin Albers
May-Li Khoe
Jassim Latif
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Jeff A
Wukub Kan
Eric Sheetz
Ben Nesvig
Gene Desrochers
Daniel Russo
Amina Omari
Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons
Adrian Parsons

Notes of inspiration from members

3 cups

When I was a kid, oh-so-many-years-ago, my sister once came home from her office job with a plastic yellow “coin”. It had four letters on it – TUIT. She gave it to me and said “Hang on to this. When someone promises you they’re going to do something for you when they get around to it. hand them this.”
I wish I had that coin still. I needed it all those years that I didn’t write that book. I just never got a round TUIT again.
Thank you, 750Words, for helping me build the habit of writing so I could overcome that lack…

Testimonial Note from Sudden Lulu on Wed, Mar 14
3 cups

I’d encourage budding writers to get in the groove and sign up for the monthly challenge. Even if you have to write rubbish, just do it, because it’s gonna boost your confidence. Go for those flying birds and geese or whatever they are, because they will turn you into a writer. Until last month I didn’t know you can sign-up a “daily nudge” email – that really helped me get involved. Then – simply ENJOY.. “We are not alone!”

Testimonial Note from John E. Ruffle on Wed, Mar 14
1 cup

So one month ago I accidentally broke my 322-day streak and therefore decided to leave 750words for a while. But now I come crawling back. God, I’ve missed writing my daily words so much and I really felt it, seeing my productivity and motivation go downhill. I tried to write offline, but I guess I just need the framework here to make myself stick to this incredibly helpful habit. So now I’m looking forward to many more months and years of writing here!

Testimonial Note from Carla on Wed, Mar 14
1 cup

750 Words is my hands down favorite gateway to inner exploration and outer creative expression. I’ve been using it for years to start my day, a check-in process I call the Crossroads Chicken which magically formed from writing my daily 750 Words! I recently added an evening Campfire Chicken to see what ending my day with 750 Words would do. As I suspected, my focus and creativity has skyrocketed. 750 Words is a genius creation and it continues to change my life through increased self-knowledge, a stress-free creativity zone and a gamelike approach to habit building. I am grateful!

Testimonial Note from cynthia salbato on Tue, Mar 13
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

This would be life changing!! If you could keep the simple interface of the website but make an app that’s quick and easy to open/log into, it’d make all us night owls very happy.

New Feature Vote from Daisygreen Stenhouse on Tue, Mar 13
11 cups

Hi 750 words community! I am writing my way back to my soul right now… I am going through a period of personal crisis and change and sifting out what I need to keep and what I need to let go. Can I ask a favor? If you read this, will you good juju my way? :) I’m learning to follow my intuition through all of this and I need support. This seems like a good place to ask for it. Thank you so much!!!

Testimonial Note from Gina Sigel on Tue, Mar 13
1 cup

This has been a great resource which has allowed me to organise my thoughts in the wee hours of the morning before the world wakes up. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Grant Ashfield on Tue, Mar 13
1 cup
More text analysis

The more data the better!

New Feature Vote from Alex Bayntun-Lees on Mon, Mar 12
1 cup

Life is moving at light-speed, and 750 Words allows me to slow down and ground myself. It’s a vehicle to get in touch with my inner-wisdom through organic reflection. The practice of morning pages is critical in my growth, specifically for managing transitions.

Testimonial Note from Tegan Molloy on Mon, Mar 12
5 cups
Stats Roundup

I would love to be able to view stats for selected frames of time (a specific week, month, or year). I.e., in the month of January, I was primarily feeling like X and primarily concerned about Y. I think it would be helpful in seeing larger patterns in thoughts and feelings, and it would be more user-friendly than using the current format for recording metadata.

New Feature Request Note from Jenna Cooper on Mon, Mar 12
2 cups
Add to archives

I’ve tried to regularly journal unsuccessfully for many years before discovering this terrific site. Add a feature that allows a member to upload an entry and assign it a date in the past. It would be amazing to organize all my failed Word Doc journals into one place on 750 Words and have one central location for “everything.”

New Feature Request Note from Jasmine Jobe on Sat, Mar 10
1 cup
A better mobile site

An easier to navigate mobile site with easier scrolling would be very beneficial to those days I cannot do my writing sitting at the computer!

New Feature Vote from Noemi Sadler on Fri, Mar 09
1 cup

I started with 750 Words in January 2018 with a free trial for 30 days. At the end of the 30 days I decided not to join as a member but found myself lost without writing everyday. Im so glad that I just joined up and Im ready to write and clear my mind everyday.

Testimonial Note from Cathy Davis on Thu, Mar 08
1 cup
Title that entry!

Already after a month’s worth of entries it starts becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate one entry from the next.

We don’t quite remember what date we wrote it on, we might have started out with some random rambling about whatever, making the actual piece of text we’re looking for even harder to find, or we might have forgotten what the page had really been about altogether.

Luckily, there is a feature that makes finding the entry we are looking for easier called Search & Export, which allows us to find entries by keywords and shows all the entries related.

What I think would make this even easier however, is if we would have the option to title the entries themselves.

Even just a few words that summarize what an entry is about can help significantly to find it back later. Your mind just tends to remember things better like that. Having to come up with a representative title helps you to process the entry itself some and that is part of why it will become easier to find it back in the future too.

A title is easier to remember than the date it was written on simply because it has more to do with the content of the entry itself. Which is why I think it would be good if it was a possibility.

It’s still really not perfect, but yeah, I think it could really help.

I’m thinking it would look like a separate spot/box on the writing page above the main text in which you could fill in a title if you so chose to.
And that if you hold the mouse over the little X’s indicating the days on which you wrote something, there would be a title visible alongside the date and word count.
And of course also on the Search & Export page when looking for an entry.

Just everywhere where you would normally only see the date really. ^^’

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I’m curious for any reply! Have a nice day! X3

New Feature Request Note from Lisa Beijnes on Thu, Mar 08
10 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Gopalakrishnan on Tue, Mar 06
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Something that could flash or grab my attention whenever it detects I’m “distracted.”

New Feature Vote from Ryan L Engelstad on Tue, Mar 06
1 cup

It could be really simple (1-3 words) or more complex like questions to think about or to be used for inspiration. A daily email with the days prompt would really help me keep streaks going.

New Feature Request Note from Ryan L Engelstad on Tue, Mar 06
22 cups
Testimonial Note from Pat McNutt on Tue, Mar 06
1 cup

750 Words has created a great space to stay annomous. I feel like it is the modern day diary some days other days my work space.. it all depends on what is in my head! Thanks :)

Testimonial Note from Emmy Aston on Tue, Mar 06
1 cup

I look forward to starting off mornings with my daily word pour. I start off by just rambling about my upcoming or previous day, but then other stuff starts to sneak in and I surprise myself. Old memories are rekindled and new personal revelations are made. This exercise has been great at sorting out my thoughts so I don’t have to unload them on the next random person I talk to.

Testimonial Note from Karen McOuat on Tue, Mar 06
1 cup

This wonderful site as connected to my languishing creativity and reivigourised me.

Testimonial Note from Karen MacLean on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup

750 words has allowed me to process thoughts that otherwise become like a circular loop in my head. I am able to expel them and stop any mental storm get out of hand. I then can focus and take action. I’ve become more disciplined as a result. It took a while for this to happen. About a month in I started dedicating myself to more and more things. Writing every day was just the start.

Testimonial Note from alison neri on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Perhaps every 50 days or so after 100 days there could be a badge? The badges become so far apart and I wonder how many people drop out after 100 days.

New Feature Vote from alison neri on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup
Cumulative Month Challenge Badges

The horse is the first Month Challenge, after 2 months you get a different badge, 3 months without stopping etc up to 12 months.

Extra badges in general are good though, they really keep me going, I’m actually worried that after my 100 day badge I will have no more badges to aim for until the 250. I’m worried that I will just stop. The one thing I’ve figured out about myself during this process is that I’m really a stick and carrot person and need something to aim for. A lot of those who have written seem to feel this way. More Badges please!!!!

New Feature Request Note from alison neri on Sat, Mar 03
1 cup

750 words helps me with my productivity! I plan my next day at night, have a daily template I paste in in the morning, and write when I need to get myself back on track… or when I need to plan a project… or when I want to record kudos. So many useful things!

Testimonial Note from Tana Franko on Sat, Mar 03
5 cups

750words, I love you more than words can express. I am getting better at wordly expression though, thanks to you. I have begun a very brave/scary thing, and it’s only thanks to this site that I have been able to consciously process my emotions enough to know what I need to do.

The process is so simple, and this site is so simple, deceptively so. It has exactly what I need and nothing more to distract.

This morning I noticed that I haven’t felt motivated to do my words this past week—I am on a 72-day streak and prior to this I felt very motivated every day. They were a highlight for me, and lately it has felt like more of a burden. When I sat down to write anyway (almost 100% to see that streak continue, so thanks for the motivation!), I got out a lot of stuff that has been scaring me. It’s been an embarrassingly slow process to get this all figured out, but there is no room for judgment here and that’s been so positive. When I was finished, I felt so much better, and I realized that is true every single time I write my words, regardless of my state of mind when I begin. Sometimes I cry when I didn’t think I needed to. Sometimes I work through exactly what I intend to. But every single time, it helps me to see more clearly and to feel relief.

I also realize that this is not just the site but that the practice has actually helped ME to become the agent of these positive changes. Since starting on this site a few months ago, I have had an easier time identifying, labelling and dealing with my emotions. I hadn’t even realized before just how difficult this used to be for me.

It doesn’t begin to cover the depth of my gratitude, but thank you for existing. Please continue to do so for as long as possible. <3

Testimonial Note from Humble Tiger on Fri, Mar 02
1 cup

After 7 or so years of daily journalling and almost 2 million words, I have finally completed the 30 day challenge. This daily ritual has transformed my life, and I am so very grateful to the leaders and the community for the comfort and clarity that this 15 minutes brings to every day of my life!

Testimonial Note from David Bartholomeusz on Thu, Mar 01
1 cup

I have been using this site on and off since it launched. I switched to manual morning pages for awhile, which I loved; but due to hand injuries had to come back to typing and I’m so grateful 750words is here! I would be lost without my daily practice of typing out what’s on my mind. I’ve come to so many realizations, written so many poems, and gone so many times from triggered and upset to calm because of this practice. Thank you 750words!

Testimonial Note from Stellar on Thu, Mar 01
2 cups

750 words has given me a push toward more regular writing. Though most of it has been freeflow, I have also found my words and direction of thought for some of the jobs I have come more easily when I start here. I will be going for carpal tunnel surgery and I think 750 words will be great for getting things functioning again afterward.

Testimonial Note from Toni Pomasl on Thu, Mar 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Emily DeArdo on Thu, Mar 01