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

Marc Tretin
Buster Benson
kate beswick
Karl Schembri
Christine Degner
Lily Marks
James Edward Hervey
Robert John Metcalf
SK Gaski
JG de Vries
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
Fuzzy Violette
David Michaels
Brian Hodson
Jesse Bowline
Suzi Steffen
Katherine Holmes
Chad Michael Eyer
Mary Warner
Steve Fife-Adams
Kaimipono Wenger
Jim Sharp
Gary Chou
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Ransom Noble
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Dan Mertz
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Nancy Carlzen
Nan S
Bart Post
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Liz Demaree
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Liz Zélandais
Barbara Stevens
Hal Tepfer
Yvette Keller
Bryan Tocarz
Kellianne Benson
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
James Matsuzaki
David matthew czukiewski
Rees Davidson
Jose A. Palma
Daniel Russo
Scotty A
Michael Wayne Cole
Glenn Yuyama Hansen
John Holcroft
Crystal Darby
Lew Geer
Betsy Devine
Sean Isaacs
Jennifer Van Adrichem
Hadjar Homaei
Julie Hughes
Kim A.
Miriam Hatkin
Carol Kubota
Rebeca Lustgarten
Amina Omari
Jeannel King
Effuah Gbor
samuel baugh
Fortunato Longok
B S.
Tommo Greer
Gurgen Tumanyan
Caitlin S

Notes of inspiration from members

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Thank you750! I had things on my mind this evening and I need to share some of this with my talk therapy I have. I was cleaning up and thought to myself about how unorganized I I have been. This is the first place I knew I could come and write.

Testimonial Note from Mary Rainwater on Tue, Mar 14
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Wow, I was going through my password manager and thought hey I wonder if 750Words is still there? It is, and I wrote 687 words and … the clock changed! LOL! But it was great and my fingers are all nice and warmed up so I think I’ll keep logging in and dumping my thoughts down as I did way back in 2010. And when I was here last, it was just Buster! Congrats to everyone! And kids too! Wow! Cheers and really thank you for being here.

Testimonial Note from Gaelyne Gasson on Tue, Mar 14
1 cup

I’ve been using this on and off for over a decade, but have recently found it really useful for starting out the day and setting out my intentions for it. Working through all the things I need and want to do during it, and then using my writing here to work out how I can achieve them. It gives me great focus, and has definitely aided my creativity and productivity over the past year.

Testimonial Note from Nick Barlow on Mon, Mar 13
1 cup

750 words has helped me get a great routine for resetting my mind before I go to bed. I know the pages are supposed to be used in the morning, but writing everything out about my day and processing the things that came u for me helps me prepare for a restful night and feel like my day has ended. It’s a great investment in myself and my wellbeing. I recommend giving it a try, even if you don’t write every day.

Testimonial Note from Barbara Gilchrist on Wed, Mar 01
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New Feature Vote from Anna Maria on Wed, Mar 01
30 cups

Many years ago I read Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way. The one exercise from that book that stuck for me was Morning Pages. I have written 3 pages, or 750 words almost every day for about 30 years. When a friend told me about this site, it was a smooth transition for me from long-hand to keyboard. I use it to clear my mind, to dump my life issues without censorship. It is my therapeutic Practice. Writing every morning is essential for me to get the deep stuff up and out into the light. I am so grateful for 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Pat McNutt on Sun, Feb 26
10 cups

Thank you so much Kellianne for fixing my broken streak. I’d got up to 1647 days when I came home tired from travelling, fell asleep at 1800 and didn’t wake up until after midnight. The way my heart sank when I realised I’d broken my streak! But one desperate plea to Kellianne later and it was all fixed and I can keep rolling towards that 2000 day goal. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Testimonial Note from Nicholas Kiddle on Fri, Feb 24
7 cups

Thank you 750 Words! Doing the Challenges has hooked me into a habit. I like to write in the mornings, first thing if I can but my cats usually demand my attention first thing and sometimes my spouse and I are up at the same time and I have to put my writing on hold, but then I get to my desk, my computer looks at me. I look at it and away we go!
Sometimes I write with ease. Sometimes it’s like pulling teeth, without ease. I save each thing I write in Notebook on Evernote, where I create tags for what I’ve written about. Because I’m trying to write newsletters (blogs) on a regular basis on Substack. And I need subjects and written words!
To all the writers here, and especially the writers just jumping in for the first time: Confidence comes from doing the thing. The more you do it — it’s not so much that it gets easier, but you feel braver about what you write and the ability to push through the difficult parts.
Yesterday, I wrote a bunch of fiction for something I’ll probably try to workshop during NaNoWriMo.
We’ll see when we get there.
Welcome aboard, newbies and big hugs to all of us on the journey!

Testimonial Note from Eri Zeitz on Thu, Feb 23
1 cup
A better mobile site

hopefully to see traditional chinese version and japanese word counts

New Feature Vote from violet suen on Tue, Feb 21
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I’ve been a Patron for a long time and I’m grateful for this place. Thank you. more soon.

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Harris on Fri, Feb 10
1 cup

I’ve been a writer since I was a kid, but in the past it was hard for me to establish consistency in my work. I would write when I had random extra time, and so my practice was well, kind of random. Today is the 7th day of using 750words and I finally feel intentional in one of the most important practices of my life. This space is cute, well-designed and inspirational. 750words knows what makes us human is a need to connect to one another and a need to note our own progress in order to keep moving forward. I feel very grateful and deeply in awe. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Casey Zerbe Brewster on Thu, Feb 09
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Joe Loh on Tue, Feb 07
7 cups

Hey everybody! I wanted to say how truly amazing this site is, for improving your writing, self-awareness, and general happiness! It has helped me through some rough times, and Miss Kellianne is always so pleasant about fixing broken streaks, despite almost incoherent emails by hysterical people. This site has helped me grow so much.
My first year, my entries looked something like this: this week is going horrible. horribly . I hate the moth month of February. so dreary with everything gray and yucky. Ilgh. Ick Ick Ick!! and I broke one of my brackets off. wlll more ccurtaely accurately One of my brackets broke off for no reason.
Yes, I didn’t know how to type. The second year, it was better (no typos!) but my writing was worse. More robotic.
This year, my punctuation is much improved: If a parent randomly decided to kill their teenager, it would be murder; if they decided to kill their toddler or newborn, it would still be murder, but if you take it back to a single day before, that would be called abortion.
You have no idea how hard it is to use semicolons correctly if you’ve never tried it, or if you’ve tried it and never let anyone correct your writing. They are so hard! And yet, now, partially through your influence, I can employ them with ease.
Thank you, Kellianne and Buster, for a truly wonderful and unique experience, where I can express my ideas without fear of anyone spying or being nastily judgmental. You’ve really impacted my life in a wonderful way.
~Sarah L.

Testimonial Note from Sarah Lillian Friedl on Tue, Feb 07
1 cup

I am amazed at how 750 words have helped me write more, and release the thoughts in my head allowing me to clear the clutter that floats around. I can dump the bad thoughts and have a better day now that I am writing here every day. I know I could do this with 750 words, but I don’t think I would do it every day without this website. Thank you

Testimonial Note from David Wakeman on Tue, Feb 07
1 cup

Maravilloso lugar. Me ayuda a poner orden en mi cabeza, a centrarme y desahogarme :-) ¡Gracias!

Testimonial Note from Mari Reme on Mon, Feb 06
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New Feature Vote from Kathy Fryman on Sun, Feb 05
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Prompts for future entries or slow days

Two possibilities: One would be a personal note board where you could post thoughts that you want to return to. For example, something is running through your head at work and you jot down a quick note for future journaling. The second is a communal board where members post journalling prompts and writing ideas to encourage each other when they are having a blocked moment.

New Feature Request Note from Jennifer Frida on Sun, Feb 05
5 cups

I have been struggling to write for a very long time. I became a member in 2020, during the pandemic, but I was so down I could not write a single word. But I started writing from the 1st of January, 2023. And I have been able to keep up the streak! I have even got the Night Bat, Cheetah, and Hamster badges in addition to the Albatross and The Turquoise Horse. And these tiny little achievements mean the world mean to me. I hope I can keep up this pace throughout this year. Much love <3

Testimonial Note from Ru3eyedRaven on Thu, Feb 02
1 cup

This was recommended by a friend.It was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted an online place to keep a journal and keep up a writing practice. This even has a reward system and feedback section. So simple and so needed.

Testimonial Note from Julie Troop on Sat, Jan 28
1 cup

Very glad to have found this site back in 2012. I did a NaNoWriMo, journaled about my youth, and now over a decade later I am back again for daily practice. Thank you for keeping a gem of the old internet alive <3
Very proud of everyone who’s on here. You are all rockstars!

Testimonial Note from Marg P. on Sat, Jan 28
2 cups

It’s been so lovely to use this site for over a decade now. Today I was again reminded of just how nurturing it is to write my words in this space. I send clients here and wish all who land here joy, insights, reflection and growth. Thank you 750 Words team for keeping this possible. The reflections that occur for the writers who engage here are changing the world for the better.

Testimonial Note from Tony Esteves on Tue, Jan 24
50 cups

750 words has inspired me to think and write a different kind of journal and I have appreciated the way the badges have improved my persistence. So thanks for restoring a streak broken by technical internet problems and thanks for a way to think through issues and problems and construct sermons. Here is a 50 cup salute!!

Testimonial Note from Margaret W. Franke on Tue, Jan 10
10 cups

“I love logging into 750 words and seeing all of the x’s checking off the days that I’ve completed so far. It’s a beautiful thing to see the visual evidence of me taking time for myself. Of me making myself the most important thing on my todo list.”

This was how I started my writing today. I’ve started a new morning routine of meditation and writing as soon as I wake up and I have been feeling so much more positive and hopeful for the future. Thank you for this awesome tool that helps make my days brighter.

Testimonial Note from To Eat Yer Broccoli on Sat, Jan 07
1 cup

750 Words has, slowly, over many years, allowed me to develop a more regular habit of writing and self-examination, and for this I am eternally grateful.

Testimonial Note from Noah J. on Fri, Jan 06
1 cup

I’ve started and stopped on this site about a dozen times. Today, it’s for reals. Writing makes me happy, it’s a new year, and it’s time I stick to this. Yay me.

Testimonial Note from EmKay on Fri, Jan 06
20 cups

750 Words is an awesome resource. I have used it to compose chapters for my books, to brainstorm, and to practice positive self talk. I love to do word purges in the stream-of-consciousness style, see what comes up from my mind onto the page and then address that in writing to reframe and orient myself towards my best life and the experiences or ideals I want to embody. This site is streamlined and effective, and through these simple daily pages I have grown, created, and learned a lot about myself. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Jack Dolinar on Thu, Jan 05
57 cups

Burning all my cups here before I end my membership, to say how great this site been for me and how it might work for anyone else out there having a hard time getting started.

It took me many, many false starts to get in the habit of actually writing literally every day. Sometimes I’d try it for just a day or two, then take a break. Sometimes I’d pledge for the month then only keep it up for a week, or get tantalizingly close to the end only for something to mess it up. But I kept at it, and kept having another try on the challenge next month.

Finally, one month I did it. Then I kept it up for the next month. And the next month. Then for a full year.

When I finally slipped up again, I decided improving my bad sleep habits (that got me to sleep through a deadline) were a lot higher priority than making sure I got words in before midnight no matter what. So I won’t be pursuing the goal here of writing each day anymore. But while I work on that, I can look back on that badge and that solid year of writing now to remind myself that it is possible to build new habits, even if you keep falling off the wagon at first.

Thanks for providing such a simple streamlined site that made this happen for me!

Testimonial Note from MaryJo Wood on Tue, Jan 03
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New Feature Vote from raselgeuse on Mon, Jan 02
1 cup

It’s been a great tool and recommended by my therapist. I find it super helpful to be able to write out my thoughts, worries and whatever else is on my mind. This practice really does help clear my head and the swirling, sometimes consuming thoughts and emotions that may be on my mind.

Testimonial Note from Ashley Browne on Wed, Dec 21
1 cup

In a way totally unbeknownst to me, that is how 750 Words has affected me. Tapping into my world of personal writing daily – spiritual, mental, emotional realms have expanded exponentially. Like no kidding ! Merci beaucoup.

Testimonial Note from JuneAnn Kellogg on Tue, Dec 20