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

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

This has been an extremely difficult and challenging time of my life and 750 words has helped me write whatever comes to my mind about what is going on in my world. And if I don’t feel like writing about the hard stuff, I simple write a short (very short!) story! I have never been this consistent with anything in my life! Thanks 750 words!

Testimonial Note from Mary Hamm on Thu, Feb 27
1 cup

Thinking about it some thought strike my mind: Ever man has his down days. But sometimes it may be the start of a negative though spiral. I had my share of that, but since I started writing every day, the bad days happened but somehow the spiraling into worse days did not happen. Somehow I was able to lift my head up and regain self control and realistic positivism much quicker than before. I think 750 words helped with that!

Testimonial Note from Emil de Villiers on Thu, Feb 27
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Sarah Drake on Thu, Feb 27
1 cup
Ability to hide word count

I’d love to be able to hide the word count as sometimes I find myself writing to the 750 words and then stopping rather than stopping when I’m done.
Maybe just a button on the writing page to hide the word count and not show a complete pop up unless you unhide it?

New Feature Request Note from Emily McDermott on Wed, Feb 26
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I would love more badges! I like the idea of accomplishing things and the badges help inspire this.

New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Tue, Feb 25
2 cups
More text analysis

I would like more text analysis on the frequently used words. I’ve noticed that there are some words I only use once or twice that pop up in my frequently used words.

New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Tue, Feb 25
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Earning the badges was a real encouragement when I first started on 750 words. Now I’m further along and have all the easy wins, it is taking a lot longer to earn the next badge. There’s only so much saying “only three months of writing until the next badge” can do to inspire and motivate.

New Feature Vote from Liz is reading on Mon, Feb 24
10 cups
Stats for different languages

So, I am aware this must have been discussed in the past, but anyway, here’s my two cents. I’ve seen how other writers have these beautiful graphs that show their mindset, time orientation and feelings. I understand this only works for anyone writing consistently in English, and I would love if it were possible for me and others who write in different languages to also get these stats. I would be willing to put time myself to forward this. The language is euskara (Basque).

New Feature Request Note from Jokin Erkoreka on Thu, Feb 20
10 cups
Stats for different languages

So, I am aware this must have been discussed in the past, but anyway, here’s my two cents. I’ve seen how other writers have these beautiful graphs that show their mindset, time orientation and feelings. I understand this only works for anyone writing consistently in English, and I would love if it were possible for me and others who write in different languages to also get these stats. I would be willing to put time myself to forward this. The language is euskara (Basque).

New Feature Request Note from Jokin Erkoreka on Thu, Feb 20
10 cups

I wrote so little over the last couple of years. Last year was such a pain. Not only was I in the middle of renovations for my home, but I broke my wrist. I was so crushed. But, I went to physio, continued my renos, sold my home and purchased another.

What was in question (and still has been) is my desire to earn a comfortable living from writing. I was not sure I could make a go of this type of life.

To answer that I have to thank. Let me go back to last fall. I moved into my new home and became terribly ill. Guess my immune system was pretty low. So fast-forward to December 2019. I was recuperating and rebuilding my strength.

On December 28th, I came home to 750words to begin writing. I joined the challenge in January 2020. I missed 2 days and didn’t meet my full quota on 4 different days, but I see the January challenge as a win for myself. It proved that I do have staying power. Now I have a daily planner and record my writing information. Every day I meet the mark with 750words, I give myself a heart sticker.

I joined the February challenge and am in 19 days. Overall, I have 26 straight days of writing. Woo hoo!.

I didn’t look forward to coming up with 750 words. Though I continued to write, my brain dumps evolved into stories, partial stories, inspired. Nothing New York Times worthy. Yet. No longer do I struggle to find 750 words that make sense. And now, well my dream of writing full-time while living off my earnings is viable.

Never quit. YOU are worth it!

Testimonial Note from Evelyn Marentette on Wed, Feb 19
1 cup
Novel challenge

Some of the greatest authors of all time commit to writing 500 words a day towards a novel and over 10 years produce many great works. Maybe offering a feature that is tailored towards this because it is an incredible format that would help those who struggle to stick to writing to continue to write. Maybe it could be an additional feature or maybe there are those out there who would use that format only. Basically it could look the same but have statistics that are based off not the individual but the story itself.
thank you

New Feature Request Note from Ryan O'heron on Wed, Feb 19
6 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I am giving away all my cups of patronage for a mobile app. I know Buster is in the middle of revamping 750 words and I also know he has an app on his list. Even then, I am want to give my cups to show my eagerness to be able to quickly jot down my thoughts via my iphone. I hope to see it happen real soon.

New Feature Vote from Siri P on Mon, Feb 17
1 cup

Years ago, I started writing Morning Pages in longhand and it was an amazing experience, which resulted in landing a contract to write two training manuals for which I was paid $10,000. The reason I think it happened is because of my intentions that I set down to paper each morning. There’s something really powerful that takes place when we write our intentions down. Now that I’ve found 750 words, I’m thrilled to have this safe space to write all my thoughts, wishes and desires. Thank you to the creators of 750 Words and to this community of other writers who keep going day after day. Y’all inspire me!

Testimonial Note from Regina Arnold on Mon, Feb 17
2 cups

Well, I bombed out of the February challenge, so here’s my $10, as promised. I’m still proud of myself for making a two-week streak!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Sat, Feb 15
1 cup

Doing my “morning pages” on 750 words has given me both a platform where I can express myself and motivation to do it . These small visible achievnements like seeing the count of words written and days of progress keeps the motivation going strong! Thank you for the confirmation how small things matter!!!!

Testimonial Note from Rasa Monciunskaite on Fri, Feb 14
1 cup

I am obsessed with 750-Words because it makes me consistent with my writing. I have also found that through 750-Words, I have become more creative, insightful and confident in both writing and speaking. I am mad about the counters, badges and trackers because they push me to keep working. All of these are important little rewards for me and help keep me motivated and encouraged. Journaling in 750-Words is my private little secret and has become an intimate part of me. The day would just not be complete unless I’ve jotted down my 750-Words.

Testimonial Note from Wandering Willie on Fri, Feb 14
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Could you add a total word stat to the all time stats on the this month page?

New Feature Vote from being my best on Thu, Feb 13
5 cups

Since finding 750 words I have switched between this and the Meditation game Playne on Steam for different forms of self-reflection.

While I would never say I don’t have the need to look internally as much (no longer on anti-depressants and am now in a healthy mind state) I have switched from needing 750 Words as self-medication and refection to a way to remind and motivate myself to just……..write.

Thank you so much for this platform <3

Testimonial Note from Andrea Myers on Wed, Feb 12
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from being my best on Wed, Feb 12
1 cup
Help for Newbies

Perhaps a little intro for a brand new writer on 750 words. Step 1, Step 2, etc. I didn’t know I was supposed to be typing straight on to the page with the date. I wrote my first two days on pages.

New Feature Request Note from Susan Mall on Tue, Feb 11
1 cup

I can’t tell you how much 750 words has changed my life. I have had writing something, a blog or a book, as a goal for a while now but have never been able to get started. Doing this for 28 days now, I find myself so driven. I have my thoughts clear. I am writing was more than 750 words everyday. I am so grateful that I found this. I have recommended this to several people, especially those who are not in the habit of writing regularly. I am so excited to see where it takes me!

Testimonial Note from Nidhi Sinha on Mon, Feb 10
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Valkyrie Song on Fri, Feb 07
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Valkyrie Song on Fri, Feb 07
3 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I probably wouldn’t try writing 750 words on my iPhone—I’m 60 and woefully slow with my thumbs—but I’d love to have an iPad app as I travel with my iPad and a portable keyboard often. Thank you for this lovely, clean interface. I love having a place to write that is uncluttered and doesn’t distract me with bells, whistles, chat capability, blog posts, ads… 750Words is the best.

New Feature Vote from Barrie Trinkle on Thu, Feb 06
1 cup

I agreed to accept the Feb Challenge and write each day. While out of internet range, I missed 1.5 days of writing. I truly missed this time that I have devoted to sorting things, brain dumping, organizing, soul searching, and planning. I paid the fine I imposed on myself for missing $5 to 750 words. I have not consistently written ever and am so enjoying this sire’. Thank you

Testimonial Note from Kelly Lee on Wed, Feb 05
30 cups
Mobile App!

I would love to see an app for this wonderful, wonderful site! Or at the very least, an improved way to interact with it on mobile. Any time I have had to write on my phone, it has been an excruciating experience, and in the past few days, with my laptop out of action, it has been something I dread -and that is not at all how I feel about this site!
Using it via Chrome or Safari is painfully slow, typing is laboured and delayed, autocorrects in ways that are not in keeping with other autocorrects on my phone and doesn’t allow navigation between the various pages (stats, today’s writers) in any way that’s easy or enticing.
Mobile-friendly interface, please!

As so many others have said, using this website as gentle but firm motivation and accountability has given me so much in my life.
I’m an artist and writer, and the writing in my work has improved infinitely since beginning my daily practice here.
I’ve used it in conjunction with therapy, it has gotten me through literally the worst times of my life, serving as a daily account diary and meditation journal.
It allows me to reflect over how far I’ve come, where I’m going, where I am now.
This site is invaluable, and provides such a huge service.
I want to express my deep, deep gratitude for the site, but also my wish for a better mobile experience, whatever form that takes!

Thank you thank you, and many more days and words to come.

New Feature Request Note from Rebecca Acceber on Tue, Feb 04
30 cups

Writing on this site the last three months has changed my life. I earned my Nanowrimo badge in January, and honestly, I am more proud of that badge than many of my other "significant’ accomplishments. Thank you for letting me vent, pray and communicate with my soul every morning. I cherish and value this time. When I put off doing my entry until the evening, I always regret it. Thank you for making this an affordable pleasure that brings me hope, freedom, space and a sense of victory each and every day. Blessings to you all.

Testimonial Note from Barbara Wissmann on Sun, Feb 02
4 cups

I can’t say enough how much doing this regularly improves my life. Without better access to things like therapy or indulgent self-care ($$) the next best thing is being able to commune with myself on a regular basis and really be honest and direct with myself.

Testimonial Note from fabienne on Sun, Feb 02
1 cup

I have written more than 750 words daily for over a month and am feeling really pleased with myself. I have not worried about the quality of the writing and have been delighted with the speed with which I have managed to put words on the screen. I prefer editing to writing first drafts so this practice has really helped me to progress my work and feel confident that I can finish it.

Testimonial Note from Lucia Gannon on Sun, Feb 02
2 cups
More badges

I’m a sucker for getting rewards so would love more badges. Perhaps you could get multiple badges of the same type, or get stars on the badges or bronze silver gold version of badges. So if you do the monthly challenge more than once it’s recognised?

love the site and I keep coming back to it so Thankyou!

New Feature Request Note from Emily McDermott on Sat, Feb 01