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
Mary Warner
Robert John Metcalf
Jennifer Barrier
DaleSnow
David Michaels
Bart Post
Jesse Bowline
Steve Fife-Adams
Gary Chou
Suzi Steffen
ramarameti
Katherine Holmes
Kaimipono Wenger
Liz Zélandais
Barbara Stevens
Yvette Keller
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Jim Sharp
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Dan Mertz
Julie Hughes
Hal Tepfer
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Dodo
Betsy Devine
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Nan S
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Liz Demaree
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Carmen Isáis
Nicole Poweleit
Dave Beck
Liz Flynn
Adam Bossy-Mendoza
Mira Crisp
Carl Yirka
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
JS
Holly S
Joel Bradshaw
Julie MacAller
Heather A Sparks
Leah Givens
Adrian Parsons
Kelly Gammon
Michaël TRAZZI
Lew Geer
Daniel Russo
Sherilyn Lee
Ted Strutz
Maja Ilisch
Aaron Webb
James Matsuzaki
Joey Mangano
B Stagner
largeman
Pamela Dulaney
Elizabeth Rian
Bryan Tocarz
Amina Omari
Michele Stankowski
Neha Mediratta
Bianca St.Louis
Kimberly Rose
Laura K

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I have to be honest and say it motivates me by making me feel a little guilty when I get my notification. I need to work on keeping a flow going but it encourages me to write about any old blah in my head sometimes. Looking forward to when I actually start writing before I get notified

Testimonial Note from Katherine Vickers on Fri, Jun 14
6 cups
Offline mode

I sometimes try to write “offline” (tether to open the website, then disconnect while I’m writing) but auto-saving error messages pile up at the bottom of my text when I do this. It would be great to have a better offline interface, either through eliminating the multiple error messages when the internet is disconnected (one is fine) OR … if there were a 750words desktop app that worked offline, that would be dope! (PS: currently using Firefox/Windows).

New Feature Request Note from Emogene on Thu, Jun 13
1 cup

I use this site like a journal, and find it incredibly helpful to empty out my brain of all my worries and fears each day. I feel calmer and more centered after writing.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Thompson on Tue, Jun 11
1 cup
Improve the Today page
New Feature Vote from Brittvanc on Tue, Jun 11
1 cup

I’ve had trouble getting motivated to write, but this site has gotten me excited about putting a story together, one bit at a time.

Testimonial Note from Timothy Lustache on Tue, Jun 11
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from I'jaaz M. Tello on Mon, Jun 10
1 cup

I’ve always been an avid journaler, and did morning pages for a while as well, but for whatever reason I’d been doing less of it in the past couple of years. It’s wonderful to be back in the habit of getting my thoughts and feelings down. I’m using three metadata tags in most of my posts: mood, creative fulfillment, and projects. The first two are on a scale of 1-10, sometimes with explanations. Projects is just a list of which of my many projects are at the forefront of my mind. Then, if one of those projects involves writing, I do a little of it even if it’s not one of my top priorities in the rest of my day. That way I’m making little bits of progress in a way that feels good and low-pressure. Thank you so much!!

Testimonial Note from Mattia on Sun, Jun 09
5 cups
Improve the daily reminder email

I actually prefer the old reminder e-mail where it told you that you should write 750 words a day. It’s more imperative.

New Feature Vote from No Name on Sun, Jun 09
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from pascale giordano on Sun, Jun 09
10 cups

The reason I stay with 750 Words is because this is the reason that I make sure that I write. I purge the things that clutter my mind doing the day and set a plan for myself to get things done. Another reason is that the site has taught me, in a very practical sense, not to stop. I loved having a one hundred thirty six day run but, what I love better is the realization that as great as it is to rack up a long string of consistent days the most important thing is that even after a missed day and having to start over, starting over is the key!

Testimonial Note from Alexander Smithson on Sat, Jun 08
4 cups

What would I do without this site? I would not be able to start my day. I would not be able to decipher all the extraneous bullshit that flies around me like a dirty storm. I would not have a voice or a platform. I would not be fully human without this place. It inspires me, it makes me whole, it creates my day and clears my path ahead.

Testimonial Note from Mitchell Smith on Sat, Jun 08
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Miffy Roo on Fri, Jun 07
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Miffy Roo on Fri, Jun 07
1 cup

I have found the best outlet to self-reflect. Checking in with myself everyday has become such an important part of my daily routine.

Testimonial Note from Sholenny ferreira on Thu, Jun 06
4 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from JD Weakley on Tue, Jun 04
1 cup

I love this site, been on and off it for 2013, much better than anything else out there like it. I love getting my words out, looking at my stats. I get to clear my head and I can go back years later and look at what I wrote and thought. Thanks for all your hard work 750 words!! :)

Testimonial Note from Emmalene Umar on Mon, Jun 03
1 cup
Improve the writing page

That thing that happens on the iPad when you go past the bottom of the page is annoying. But I love you, so I’ll let it slide :)
But still… you should fix it :)

New Feature Vote from dean cameron on Mon, Jun 03
1 cup

This place is a great place for brain dump and hurt no one.

Testimonial Note from Mary Le on Mon, Jun 03
1 cup
A one time lifetime purchase feature/lower rate/$20 annual membership

4,000+ members at $5/month generates ~200K/year. Seems like excessive profit. $60/year for a relatively simple journal app is a bit steep. Great site, but perhaps not worth a million dollars in revenue every 5 years.

New Feature Request Note from Jacob Burdick on Mon, Jun 03
1 cup

What a truly fantastic tool. It has allowed me to develop discipline, routine and greater self awareness. Highly recommended to everyone, not just writers. A good and honest writing session on here can be as healing as talking to a therapist for an hour. Been on here for six years and no intention of ever leaving.

Testimonial Note from S on Mon, Jun 03
2 cups

I started using this site a few months ago after a breakup unexpectedly triggered a massive healing crisis in me. Bereft not about the man, but what I was discovering about myself, I knew that writing was one of the ways I was going to heal. I have written every day for 3 months. The healing, self discovery and creativity that has emerged has been wonderful. I love 750words, and can’t imagine my life without it now, it’s a vital part of my morning routine! I have written reams of self-therapy. I have written some of the best blog posts I have ever written. I have written answers to coursework I am doing. I have sometimes written 750 words of rubbish and been relieved when I can stop. But I have written. And now, I feel significantly healed, and I know beyond all doubt that I am a writer. My writing has grown thanks to my daily practice. Thank you so much for creating this wonderful site!

Testimonial Note from Esther Nagle on Sat, Jun 01
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Dana A. on Sat, Jun 01
17 cups

I have been a member of 750 words for years..and years…so far back I can’t remember how long ago it was I came across it. I had been trying Julie Cameron’s daily pages and they never came out for me. But 750 words spoke to me in a different way and I signed up. Over the years, I’ve gone months without writing a word as well as months of writing regularly. At the beginning of this year I decided it was time to make it a habit so I started keeping track of my stats – days I wrote, days I wrote 750 words or more, word count for the month. And here are my stats for Jan – May: Jan: 8 days; 5,129 words, 3 days > 750; 15 points
Feb: 13 days; 5,864 words; 4 days > 750; 21 points.
March: 16 days; 12,454 words; 8 days > 750; 40 points.
April: 30 days; 38,382 words; 27 days > 750; 229 points.
May: 31 days; 32,290 words; 31 days > 750; 270 points.
Max streak: 55 days.
I took on the challenge to do every day in May and promised myself a steak dinner if I did – it’s booked for tomorrow.
I love this site – I feel welcome here, feel I belong, feel no pressure to do one thing or another.
So, thanks Kellianne and Buster for having it here and keeping it going. I’m proud to be a member and a patron and it reinforces my beliefs about how many good people there are in the world and how big a difference small things make.

Testimonial Note from Paraic Bergin on Sat, Jun 01
10 cups

Thanks so much to Kellianne and the rest of you for keeping me writing, every day.
I use this as a diary, and sometimes I cut and paste the words into my novel if they’re inspired enough. It is a wonderful tool. Thank you

Testimonial Note from Lauren Roche on Fri, May 31
17 cups

Since January 2018 I’ve only missed one full day of writing— The day my Daddy died. Two days later, I wrote but didn’t make it to 750. In the 201 days since the day I fully missed, I’ve finished my first book manuscript. Started two other books and continued with two that I started years ago. I keep writing. I miss my Daddy. I’m grateful everyday for this space. jmss

Testimonial Note from July MS Sadowski on Fri, May 31
1 cup
Facebook Posts for Non-Facebookers

I noticed the FB posts on the right hand side of the Good People (?? now I can’t find it) page. Buster wrote something about quitting his job at Patreon. When I click on the ‘more’ link, nothing happens because I’m not a FB user. Is it possible to share at least the original post in its entirety with the 750 Words community?

New Feature Request Note from Li'l Jame on Thu, May 30
1 cup

750words have been part of my life since 2012. That’s 7 years of an on-and-off close connection between the many sides of my innermost self. I’ve had whole relationships that couldn’t claim any of that! As much as I want to write handwritten journal entries (and I do have my cycles when I do just that), this site is always here, patiently waiting for me to throw in the pencil and get back to typing my way through glorious insights, game-changing AHAs, and whatever mundane “I need to buy a bar of soap today” topics my mind throws at me. Thanks for existing, 750words!

Testimonial Note from Nadja on Tue, May 28
1 cup

And again, sitting down with just myself and some tea, ready to have a conversation.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Mon, May 27
1 cup

My mind is so clear now that I can hear echos! In all seriousness, this daily habit and tool is beautiful. I am very thankful that it exists.

On a side note, I wish I could upload a photo, I took a nice one but I keep getting weird error messages :/

Testimonial Note from Moses Kaulaity on Sun, May 26
1 cup

Writing in my journal is one way to take care of myself.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Sun, May 26