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

Buster Benson
Marc Tretin
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Lily Marks
Christine Degner
James Edward Hervey
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
Robert John Metcalf
Alison Bartley
Brian Hodson
Mary Warner
Fuzzy Violette
DaleSnow
David Michaels
Jesse Bowline
Suzi Steffen
Steve Fife-Adams
Kaimipono Wenger
Katherine Holmes
Gary Chou
Ransom Noble
Bart Post
Liz Zélandais
Barbara Stevens
ramarameti
Jim Sharp
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Yvette Keller
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Dan Mertz
Hal Tepfer
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Dodo
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Nan S
Liz Demaree
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
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Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Betsy Devine
Julie Hughes
Lew Geer
James Matsuzaki
Joey Mangano
Bryan Tocarz
largeman
Kathy Russo
Joanie M
Carmen Isáis
Nicole Poweleit
Crystal Darby
CGC
Caroline Qureshi
Daniel Russo
Lindsey Rae
Ms CJ Janzen
Dave Beck
Brandon Lorenz
Nishima Nzeru
Liz Flynn
Jennifer Van Adrichem
Jon Bell
Holly White Roddam
Adam Bossy-Mendoza
Mira Crisp
Carl Yirka
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Jose A. Palma
Adrian Parsons
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Amina Omari
Joel Bradshaw
Julie MacAller

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I just want to say how much this site has helped me. I’ve always loved writing but I’ve struggled a lot with creative anxiety and depression and have always found ways to talk myself out of doing one of the things I love: spilling out my mind onto paper. I am on a 27 day streak and I can honestly say this is one of the best sites I have come across for encouraging and nurturing writing. I have never managed to keep a journal consistently like I can on here – I am showing up everyday and even if I don’t know what to write I am just putting one word in front of the other and letting it happen. It is definitely helping me and allowing me to address a lot of creative and mental blocks.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Testimonial Note from Tolbee Maynes Freedle on Fri, Jan 22
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Thu, Jan 21
2 cups

When you’re brain is FILLED with what life is throwing at you and all the emotions that that entails, then EMPTYING it all into words… at least 750 at a time – is immediate therapy and instant relief. When my mind was racing and my heart on a roller coaster ride, I looked forward to dumping everything here. Every click of the keys just made my mind and heart clear, light, less foggy and almost ZEN-LIKE! I can’t recommend this outlet enough! And no one needs to know about, and you don’t even need to speak. Type it all out, your mind and heart will Thank YOU!

Testimonial Note from d.JAY on Wed, Jan 20
1 cup

. . .inspires me to write. Love the ease of use and that it gives me feedback for my words. It helps to see where I am at the moment in time that I am writing!

Testimonial Note from Marygrace Bianco on Wed, Jan 20
4 cups

After 10 months of self isolating I am beginning to lose track of time. Meaning I can´t remember the date or what day of the week it is. And then I open up 750words and there it is, in big bright green letters.
Apart from being able to write down my daily words and work towards the next badge, that´s another reason to come back every day.

Testimonial Note from Ingeborg Kooiman on Tue, Jan 19
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Ilana M on Tue, Jan 19
5 cups

I’ve been writing Morning Pages off and on since I first read, “The Artist’s Way” nearly 20 years ago. When Scotland locked down in March of last year I got a bit frantic. I was in the midst of a Ph.D. and wasn’t sure how I would keep going without the resources of the University to support me. Enter 750 Words. I had already managed a streak of a few months when the lockdown happened, but then the daily blank page became my hero and my refuge. I hit a 365-day streak a few days ago and I think I’m more proud of that than I will be if I get this Ph.D. finished. :-) I’m supposed to be a free account holder since I joined in 2011, but I pay the monthly subscription as a thank you to Kellianne and Buster for my mental health.

Testimonial Note from Lisa-Marie Dowler Cabrelli on Tue, Jan 19
5 cups

The only time I feel in control is when I’m sitting at my computer writing. I pluck away middle finger and thumb disregarding miss-spelled words and typos alike. Configuring words and thoughts that bubble up from who knows where. Every so often I rub my chin and wonder where did “that” come from?
I hope; no, long for fully formed poems, but they seldom arrive. From word to sentence to paragraph I gratefully leave my thoughts on the pages; to melt away when the morning Sun arrives. I hear the birds call, the wild cats scratch at the back door for breakfast and I’m alive and thankful. I’m reminded to, “expect nothing, but appreciate everything.” I’m proud of 218 days showing up.
So it is that I thank Kellianne and Buster and the team at 750 words.com, for the wonderful “drain coat” against the madness.
Live full my friends and write on…

Testimonial Note from Joseph Kane on Sun, Jan 17
1 cup

As an engineer turned copywriter, I made a commitment to myself that I’ll be writing everyday to improve my craft. But I want to be more free… To be more expressive of what I want to share without me thinking that it might not sound good or eloquent or professional. And I’m so happy my friend shared this site to me. I didn’t know about “morning pages” before at all and I’m glad I found it. Though I’ve heard about “gratitude journaling” before but what I want is a platform where I can be more raw, more honest, more “me” and not just about sharing the things I’m grateful for. Now, I can finally feel I’m slowly overcoming my perfectionism when I’m freewriting. This kind of accountability plus the badges motivates me to show up everyday despite sometimes, I don’t feel like writing. And while I know it’s too early to say this since I’m still at my 33-day streak but I’m still grateful because this became my first step towards being consistent with a habit. And one day, if I ever break my streak, I promise that I’ll be the one to remind myself that it’s okay and I can begin again. I long for the day when writing becomes a part of my lifestyle and not because it’s another chore in my to-do list. So yes, I’ll keep pushing through no matter what! Thank you to all the people behind this initiative. Appreciate y’all so much. <3

Testimonial Note from Katami Dimapunong on Sat, Jan 16
10 cups

750 words has been my number one work and life health too. It gives me the space to sort out work and life issues, keep my emotions stable, and allows me a space to write whatever I want in order to get it out. I am so very grateful!
I am also so very grateful for the team who works hard to keep this site open, and who recently fixed my streak when I was unable to log in because of errors. Thank you!!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Sharon on Fri, Jan 15
8 cups

Just want to thank Kelli-Anne and the team for their kindness – I accidentally dropped a day and although it’s good to safely test one’s powers of resilience, it’s also lovely to have one’s faith in humanity restored along with my 250 day streak.
Thankyou!

Testimonial Note from Emma Brookes on Thu, Jan 14
3 cups
Secure server for writing

Ensuring that my private journal remains private is important to me. Sometimes I write things that are so private that I just delete the entire entry after I clock my 750 words. I’d really like to see you have the resources to raise the bar on security across the board. It’s what I (used) to do. Thanks for the site and best wishes.

New Feature Vote from "tep" on Wed, Jan 13
1 cup

I have recently hit the two hundred day mark. When I embarked on my journey to write everyday, I never really expected to get to this point. In all reality, I never really planned on becoming a member. There is just something oddly therapeutic about typing out those words every day that seems to lighten my soul. Some days are harder than others, trying to reach that word limit. Other days, I find myself looking down at the word count after what feels like only five minutes, only to discover I’ve surpassed it without noticing.
In any case, I wanted to say thank you for this site and for giving people like me a place to let it all out without fear of having someone finding it under the bed, so to speak. Cheers!

Testimonial Note from Sweetascanbee on Wed, Jan 13
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from DeKoven Ashley on Tue, Jan 12
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from array on Sun, Jan 10
7 cups
I love this site but I'm thinking of quitting. Maybe there is another way...

I realize I’m not the norm here, but I am running a 747-day streak and counting, and every day I wake up with terrible anxiety, worried that I may have forgotten to write the day before. Going for the little badges when I first joined this site was fun, and I love being able to look back on a given day (say, one or two or three years ago to the day) to see how I was feeling and note how much has changed. But if writing here every day in hopes of getting an elusive badge is making me feel bad, maybe it’s time to take a break. What I would like to suggest is a feature where I would be able to opt out of getting badges entirely. That way, I could use this site to journal without fuelling my weirdo competitive fire, which isn’t always healthy. I also think it would be great if you could offer a discounted annual membership or the option to buy a lifetime membership to entice people to keep using the site for a long time, even if they need to take a break for a while. Thanks for considering these ideas and thanks for being here!

New Feature Request Note from Victoria Okay on Fri, Jan 08
1 cup

I love 750 words. I’ve been doing morning pages for over 20 years. Doing them online sure helps reduce paper clutter, and I like the fun badges you can earn for writing.

Testimonial Note from Kindra Rosgen on Fri, Jan 08
50 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Hey Kellianne and Buster, Happy New Year!
My vote is to get a NaNo badge for 2020… I know most of us would like that year to vanish into oblivion, but I hit 50k a few months last year, and would like to mark that achievement with a badge :-)
Since I started, I have written almost every day (99%). I could never keep a diary, but I can keep this. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your FANTASTIC site.

Nga mihi mahana (warmest regards) from Aotearoa New Zealand
Sam

New Feature Vote from Sam Young on Thu, Jan 07
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Thank you for this site. I love it!

One nice feature on the writing page would be to be able to scroll so the current line that I’m writing shows up in the middle of the page. Instead, now, as I write, my words end up at the bottom of the screen and it’s a bit awkward to do all my typing down there.

Typewriter mode in Ulysses is a great example of this.

New Feature Vote from Scott Simon on Thu, Jan 07
1 cup

This is a great service that has helped me clear my mind.

Testimonial Note from Samuel Odewale on Tue, Jan 05
1 cup
Ability to set/change the daily word count

Currently, the number of words to write is set at 750 per day. I would like to raise the bar for myself to 1000 per day. Some other users might want to set themselves a lower limit of 500 per day (just to get into the habit).

Could we have some customization options for the daily word count threshold please?

New Feature Request Note from Vempy K on Tue, Jan 05
1 cup

I am so happy to have found this site last July. I talked about writing for years, but was sporadic at best. I’ve been fairly consistent in the last several months and have completed three month long challenges, and barely missed another one. It gives structure to my writing practice and has helped me to sort out different issues that have arisen during this crazy pandemic time. I have told a number of other people about it and they’ve become members too. So don’t give up. It took me a while to get into the swing of it, but it has been really rewarding. You can do it!

Testimonial Note from Kandoux on Tue, Jan 05
1 cup

Just a quick note to say I have belonged to this site a long time (although I have been lacking in my entries of late) and I can’t say enough about how instrumental it was for me when I need it to work though my rough days – YEARS, do I dare say?

And I love how it is always available for me for the price of a Dollar Store notebook (which I lose all the time)…..

Testimonial Note from Village Maid on Tue, Jan 05
1 cup

It has been 30 days. 30 days of showing up each morning and pouring my thoughts onto this page. 30 days of feeling calm and centered after doing so. 30 days of feeling lighter and free!

Today, I became a member and I am proud to be one. Thank you, 750words, for giving me the space to express my true self.

Happy New year!

Testimonial Note from Aly Lovelace on Tue, Jan 05
19 cups

The time it takes me to write 750 words non-stop is around 20 minutes. And 20 minutes is roughly considered a ‘flow’ state of creativity. So my advice is, if you’re not doing it already: write non-stop, don’t get distracted. See how you feel about it. Oh, and don’t stop at 750. If you have it in you, get it out. Have a break. Then go for 1,500. (It’s only taken me a few years to work this out. But hey, better late than never, right?) Thanks 750 words for all that you are.

Testimonial Note from runningman on Sun, Jan 03
5 cups

Okay, New Year and new energy! I really want to get back to writing my morning-or-whenever pages again every day. The last year was rough in many ways and it was hard for me to focus, but I signed up for the January challenge to motivate myself and I’m starting a new morning routine for myself. Thanks for being here, 750 Words and writers! May 2021 be good for us all.

Testimonial Note from Theresa Alberti on Sat, Jan 02
5 cups

Back in 2021 in response to the longing to write. in 2010, 750words was instrumental in preparing me to get through NaNoWriMo… My goal this time is just staying sane. Thanks for the help!

Testimonial Note from Bethany Keech on Fri, Jan 01
10 cups

Jan 1, 2021. Happy New Year, everyone! Last year, starting in early May, I started to use 750 Words. It’s been so good for me, especially for coping during the pandemic. I will also never forget how UTTERLY TERRIBLE it felt when I forgot to write, on a day where my routine was all messed up, and broke a 140-day streak! I got right back in the saddle, though, and wrote for a total of 243 days total last year (also a lot of words!!!). The goal for 2021: 365 days. Thank you, 750 team, for devising such a simple way to stick with it.

Testimonial Note from Antje Anderson on Fri, Jan 01
1 cup

For years I always told myself I should journal. It was recommended by friends, therapists, etc. The habit never stuck until I came here back in early November, and I’ve only missed a handful of days since. I don’t know why exactly but thanks so much for providing this platform as it has really helped me through some difficult times.

Testimonial Note from Robert Pagano on Fri, Jan 01
1 cup

It was only in this past year that I started seriously writing, and thanks to this page I’ve written more in the last 2 months than I have in the last 4 years. Thank you for creating this website!

Testimonial Note from Fang on Fri, Jan 01