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
kate beswick
James Edward Hervey
Christine Degner
SK Gaski
Noah Stetzer
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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
ramarameti
DaleSnow
Bart Post
David Michaels
Barbara Stevens
Yvette Keller
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Gary Chou
Jesse Bowline
Suzi Steffen
Steve Fife-Adams
Kaimipono Wenger
Katherine Holmes
Jim Sharp
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Carmen Isáis
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Nicole Poweleit
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Dan Mertz
Julie Hughes
Dave Beck
Hal Tepfer
Liz Flynn
Mary Lee Luskin
Carl Yirka
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Bill Archibald
Holly S
Dodo
Betsy Devine
Joel Bradshaw
JS
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Julie MacAller
Nan S
Liz Demaree
Leah Givens
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Kelly Gammon
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Sherilyn Lee
Ted Strutz
Maja Ilisch
Aaron Webb
B Stagner
Pamela Dulaney
Michele Stankowski
Bianca St.Louis
Daniel Russo
Kevin Albers
Maureen
May-Li Khoe
Jassim Latif
Anim Aweh
Jeff A
Richard
Wukub Kan
Majed
Eric Sheetz
Adrian Parsons
Ben Nesvig
Amina Omari
Lew Geer
Gene Desrochers
Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons

Notes of inspiration from members

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New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Sat, May 26
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Love this site. Joined in 2012, and wrote pretty regularly, but when my words failed to serve on what would have been the 100th day of my streak, I got discouraged, and for the next six years I only wrote sporadically. Then…I want to make some really big changes in my life and a Chinese Astrologist told me to get those changes started I needed to WRITE. So hear I am, 144 days and going, finally got that Phoenix badge, and I look forward to it every day, Even wrote every day of my vacation in Costa Rica in January/February! And the big changes, well, they’re starting to happen, little by little.

Testimonial Note from Tara Baxendale on Thu, May 24
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A better mobile site

Hello lovely 750 Words! I am always on the go and I end up writing my thoughts in the notes section of my phone – which is fine! Just an extra step to my experience. However, a mobile site/app (for apple and android) would be absolutely incredible! This website brings so much peace and joy to my being – it would be even more amazing to make it more accessible to a wider range of folks that are out and about often. Anyway, thank you for your existence! Much love!

New Feature Vote from Katherine Marie on Thu, May 24
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I work for a company that encourages wellness, both physical and mental. A brave executive wrote a blog about dealing with anxiety in healthy ways. In that blog he mentioned that his two creative outlets were music and writing and mentioned 750 Words as something he tried to do everyday. I had never heard of the site and decided to check it out. I am an aspiring writer. I write because it puts me into a state of flow that I don’t find in many other places in my life but I also rarely find the time. There is something about the brevity of writing 750 words that makes it feel achievable and at the same time loose and easy. I don’t feel the pressure I usually do and that has made this an invaluable part of my day.

Testimonial Note from Wendy Kennepohl on Thu, May 24
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I have been doing Morning Pages for years, generating stacks of spiral notebooks!

Using 750words.com gives me motivation, a sense of community around the disciple of daily writing and gives me a searchable document so I can go back and glean useful ideas Ina way I couldn’t in the paper notebooks.

Thanks for making this available!

Testimonial Note from Kimberly Schramm on Thu, May 24
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API for exporting Data

I would like an API endpoint so that I can programmatically perform GET requests to get my daily journal entries and their associated data. I can help with developing this if you’re using Python as a stack as I’ve developed API’s before with Flask. Feel free to contact me andreilyskov [at] gmail [dot] com

New Feature Request Note from Andrei Lyskov on Tue, May 22
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Suggestion for using Frequently Used Words – avoid using words beginning with a letter – A for instance – so none show up in FUW. Then also use a word repeatedly so it shows up in BIG print. Silly, but kind of fun. Makes me look forward to next day. C is letter to avoid, best is the word to repeat. .

Testimonial Note from mkpladsen on Tue, May 22
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from lmw on Tue, May 22
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More badges for accomplishments

As I’ve reached Flying Squirrel and a million words I feel a little sad that I have nothing to work towards. (Other than keeping my streak.)

New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Mon, May 21
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An iPhone/iPad app

I’d love to be able to write on the go and I think it would help me to complete more days!

New Feature Vote from Audrey Stanton on Mon, May 21
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“Who knows which step will lead you into the rest of your life?” {Dorianne Laux}

Testimonial Note from Shawn Gervais on Mon, May 21
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Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Monica Larrea on Sun, May 20
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I haven’t been using this site very long but I can already tell how this is helping me to clear my mind, and also help me to get back to doing something that I really love; writing!

Testimonial Note from Edward Hamilton on Sun, May 20
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New Feature Vote from Jessica Guzik on Thu, May 17
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Helpful and custom links

Dear Kellianne,

I’d like to propose a feature, which I think will work pretty well for me.

I’ll start with the reasoning: I often need quick links, while I’m typing my words. Would that be Markdown syntax, or something else, I need these. Currently, I’m using Chrome’s bookmarks, or search each time for the stuff I need. I believe it’ll be very helpful for me if the following is implemented:

1. Put “Markdown syntax” reference in the HELP menu. This would be rather easy, I guess. It’ll be great, if it could open a Markdown syntax page within 750words, preferably with target=“_blank”. Or you could use (this)[https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax], for example. In any case, it’ll be very useful.

2. Implement possibility to enter up to 20 custom URLs in our profile. If these are entered, after the “XXXX MEMBERS” menu you could put another one, which will be “MY LINKS”. On hover over it, the menu with the links will appear. Clicking on the link will open it with target=“_blank”. This way I can populate the list in the way I want. And the links could be entered in a multi-line text box, each link on a separate row. I think this will be the easiest and will provide flexibility for quickly entering and modifying them, without much coding.

I guess this is it, for now.

But most important, keep up the good work with this site!

New Feature Request Note from Crius Uranus on Mon, May 14
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When I started writing again — three years ago now! — 750 Words was invaluable to me. I began a streak that lasted almost a year (Life Happens, as we all know), and since then there have been months where there are more blank days than days with writing. If I get discouraged, or feel that the block might be Forever, I only needed to look into my archives to know that I can break free of it.

The point of 750Words is to build a rhythm, a habit — when life happens, though, that habit sometimes needs to take second place. I encourage everyone who has broken a streak to not give up! There’s a freeing feeling of seeing those blank little rectangles turn from slashes into X’s again, just like the first time. And if it happens again (and it might!) — you can do it. Just take a look at how many days you’ve written, your longest streak, your averages… you can do amazing things.

Use this awesome site to build your habit — but be kind to yourself, too. If you miss a day and break your streak, don’t despair. You’ve done this before — you can do it again. xoxo

Testimonial Note from ES Wright on Mon, May 14
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A colleague told me about 750words.com many years ago at the time I was learning about the benefits of daily free writing. It has been such a useful tool for me to write, create a writing habit and have streaks of daily writing that have been gathered up into much larger documents and small books. Thank you for making it possible for us.

Testimonial Note from Janet Wilkinson on Mon, May 14
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Just passed 3.5 million Words on this site tonight. So hard to believe, but as I continue my streak, the Words just pile up. I’m incredibly grateful to Buster and Kellianne for this place to converse with myself and the world. It has become more than a practice—it’s my way of life. I take time each day to be with myself in this way—all because of the early on badges that kept me going. Yes, I’d like a badge for 2000 days, which will come up in a bit, but even without it I’ll keep writing. It’s just what I do now. Thank you, also, to all of you who join me in this space. We’re a special tribe, And, though I don’t know you personally, I’m grateful for your company. I wish continued writing for all of us.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Fri, May 11
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Today I became a newly fledged Space Bird. Thank you for this venue that keeps me writing every day, day after day.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Thu, May 10
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I look forward to writing my words each day. I love how it keeps me on track and tells me how many total words I’ve written.

Testimonial Note from Mike on Wed, May 09
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The process of writing only truly starts after the first draft is completed. It is the act of correction, of modification towards a better transfer of the core’s message and intent which gives true character to the text… Or so says some writing specialist on the internet.

Truly, I wouldn’t know.

However, as all hard workout session needs an equally relaxing stretching session;

750 words’ appeal to spontaneous writing stretches our minds after(or before) hard writing sessions.

This membership was a gift from a much valued and loved mentor upon my graduation from university. I did err a bit until now, but I always came back here in times of inner turmoil.

Thank you professor, and thank you amazing managers of 750words.com

Testimonial Note from Eun Churl Kim on Tue, May 08
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Dear Kellianne & Buster,

I’d like to extend my thanks to you for making this site what it is. I’ve just completed a very challenging education. Ironically, on the same day I broke also my 270 days streak :). But this is not that important.

What’s more important is that you inspire me to write every day. I hope I will be able to return back what I lost and to actually hit at least 365 days badge a year from now!

Thank you for doing what you’re doing. I’ve no additional “feature requests”, but I see the community does pretty well with those :).

I wish you both lots of fun and success, to you and your kind family, and also to your great community service, which 750words actually is.

Testimonial Note from Crius Uranus on Mon, May 07
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Carina Rampelt on Sun, May 06
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I have been attending DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) class for four months. I just found out about this site from one of my Facebook friends and decided to try it out. Such a simple concept, yet I can write about whatever I am feeling or thinking mindfully and without judgment – both important parts of the DBT program. I’m only five days in and I can tell that this is going to be so helpful. I love being able to earn badges and participate in the monthly challenges. Thank you 750Words!

Testimonial Note from Terrie Soberg on Sat, May 05
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A better mobile site

I would love to write using my cellphone

New Feature Vote from Ralden Di Souza on Sat, May 05
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Aloha 750 Words! Thank you for being there for us. Writing every day and having a reflective moment is giving me great insights on many aspects. I’m happy to pay for the membership!

Testimonial Note from Mieko Horikoshi on Fri, May 04
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Thank you for being a safe haven to brain dump the day, work out ideas for future books, start crafting my own writing voice, and perhaps most importantly, strengthen the consistency muscle.

Testimonial Note from Dr. Monikah Ogando on Thu, May 03
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Thanks 750Words. I love you.

Being unafraid to fully explore my thoughts and emotions has allowed me to come out the other side of hardship and pain. It feels right to leave this habit in my past as I look to the future.

I turned to this site when I had nowhere else to turn. Every single time. I was in a perpetual state of confusion while I was here. But I think that confusion has left me. I feel certain now. I don’t know what’s to come, but I am no longer lost.

I don’t have all the answers, but I have less questions.

So, thank you.

Testimonial Note from David Clopton on Wed, May 02
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Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from Spacekase on Wed, May 02
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Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Spacekase on Wed, May 02