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
kate beswick
Marc Tretin
Christine Degner
SK Gaski
James Edward Hervey
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
Robert John Metcalf
Mary Warner
Fuzzy Violette
David Michaels
Jesse Bowline
Steve Fife-Adams
Gary Chou
Suzi Steffen
Katherine Holmes
Kaimipono Wenger
Bart Post
Barbara Stevens
Liz Zélandais
Yvette Keller
Jim Sharp
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
David matthew czukiewski
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Dan Mertz
Hal Tepfer
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Nancy Carlzen
Nan S
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Liz Demaree
Betsy Devine
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Julie Hughes
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Carmen Isáis
Nicole Poweleit
Dave Beck
Brandon Lorenz
Lew Geer
Liz Flynn
Jon Bell
Adam Bossy-Mendoza
Mira Crisp
Carl Yirka
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Adrian Parsons
Holly S
Joel Bradshaw
Daniel Russo
Julie MacAller
James Matsuzaki
Joey Mangano
Shane Zackey
Spencer Handley
Heather A Sparks
Leah Givens
Elizabeth Rian
Bryan Tocarz
Kelly Gammon
Michaël TRAZZI
Sherilyn Lee
Lisa Kuchy
Ted Strutz
Amina Omari
Kimberly Rose
Crystal Darby

Notes of inspiration from members

10 cups

This site started a practice. I return periodically to deal with a particular project. I recommend it to my colleagues and am occasionally excited to see one join. I love the clean, no-frills feel. This is about getting words down then basking in the joy of having done that.


Testimonial Note from Adam Summers on Sun, Jan 19
1 cup

This is literally the best thing ever, it helps me iron out my thoughts when I don’t have anyone else to talk to, talking to other people can sometimes (many times) make it worse, this is like talking, talking to myself, giving myself confidence, it’s helped me get over a few bad habits and addictions, so i’m really grateful this exists Xxx

Testimonial Note from Naomi Larh on Sat, Jan 18
1 cup

I am a newbie and just found the stats site. How revealing that is! Word frequency, word intent…I hope that finding this doesn’t influence my future content. I want to be compassionate and universe-oriented naturally so I must shut off any intent to shape my word stats. The number of men who use the site is encouraging too, written by an old woman who is too experienced in the male power structure. Of course all of you guys could be writing about preserving your dominion but I think you are likely writing about dreams and feelings and gaining understanding of the universe; )

I may be my usual erratic self about writing daily but I am definitely joining. I have the intent to use it daily and to follow my word statistics with curiousity.

Peace and all good, fellow writers. (btw, that is from St. Francis of Assisi, not original)

Testimonial Note from Nancy Swaim on Sat, Jan 18
1 cup

When I roll out of bed in the morning and am feeling hopeless, hoping on the computer to let out all of my thoughts creates and avenue for clear thinking. After this my meditation is much more insightful. Doing this daily has created a habit for me to transform my life. I thank all of you, the people who designed this website and also Julia Cameron.

Testimonial Note from Ryan O'heron on Sat, Jan 18
1 cup
Use longest streak as your avatar

Right now, when you miss a day, you lose your status as being in that badge group – I think that you should get to keep it and that your “longest streak” amount should dictate what shows up by your name.

It is easy to miss a day, and it is frustrating to have something like a flamingo by your name when you’ve written almost a million and a half words.

New Feature Request Note from alison luby on Fri, Jan 17
1 cup is the first sustainable way I’ve had to turn my 1/16th-baked ideas (MUCH less formulated than 1/2-baked!) into something that’s starting to have enough form that I can do something with them. I find it more helpful than meditation, or perhaps better said, it now IS my meditation. I can’t stop telling others about it!

Testimonial Note from adam hansen on Fri, Jan 17
1 cup

750 words is helping clear my thoughts everyday and plan the next stage of my life. Thanks guys.

Testimonial Note from John McDermott on Thu, Jan 16
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I like the badges you have, but I’d like them to be more incremental. Thanks for all the hard work guys.

New Feature Vote from John McDermott on Thu, Jan 16
1 cup

I got back to writing here after a few years and I am glad it is still up and running! Thanks guys.

Testimonial Note from Wolfgang Deutsch on Thu, Jan 16
1 cup

I discovered this site a week ago and I am loving it! I love making a game out of writing. I’m already thinking of ways to incorporate it into my courses!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Thu, Jan 16
1 cup
Merge accounts

As someone who has used the site on and off for 10 years, I’ve unfortunately created multiple accounts over time. I’d love to merge my writing, statistics, badges and names into just one account. Unfortunately it seems like it just isn’t possible right now, but it would be really helpful to have!

New Feature Request Note from John David Ennion on Wed, Jan 15
1 cup

I don’t remember when I started writing on this awesome site, but right now I am on a 50 day streak for getting in my 750 words! The company I work for requires us to write a self review every year and this is the first year where I did not dread doing it! Not only that, it took little to no effort to write because I have been in the habit of writing every day!!! I love this site and how it has helped clear my mind and learn to write effortlessly!!

Testimonial Note from Jason Ballard on Wed, Jan 15
1 cup
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
1 cup

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
1 cup

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
1 cup
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 Iklishi Udie 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
2 cups

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
1 cup
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 Bignell on Fri, Jan 03
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’d love an app for doing this in!

New Feature Vote from Cath Bignell on Fri, Jan 03
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 Bignell on Fri, Jan 03
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 Fri, Jan 03
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
1 cup
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
1 cup
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