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
SK Gaski
Robert John Metcalf
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
Brian Hodson
Fuzzy Violette
DaleSnow
David Michaels
Jesse Bowline
Suzi Steffen
Katherine Holmes
Chad Michael Eyer
Mary Warner
Steve Fife-Adams
Kaimipono Wenger
Gary Chou
Ransom Noble
Jim Sharp
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Bart Post
Dan Mertz
Liz Zélandais
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Dodo
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Barbara Stevens
Nan S
Carla Weiss
Hal Tepfer
Liz Demaree
Marc Majcher
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
ramarameti
Shania Hougher
Yvette Keller
Kellianne Benson
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
James Matsuzaki
largeman
Joey Mangano
Bryan Tocarz
David matthew czukiewski
Rees Davidson
CGC
Michael Wayne Cole
Daniel Russo
Jose A. Palma
Crystal Darby
Lew Geer
Betsy Devine
Jennifer Van Adrichem
Hadjar Homaei
Julie Hughes
Miriam Hatkin
Scotty A
Glenn Yuyama Hansen
John Holcroft
B S.
Tommo Greer
Bradley Ellis
Kathy Russo
Amina Omari
Nishima Nzeru
Sean Isaacs
Joanie M
Effuah Gbor
Rebeca Lustgarten
Carmen Isáis
Kim A.

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Thank you so much for this site. It has helped me work through block time and time again, and I love the positivity and support of this community.

Testimonial Note from Anne Robertson on Sun, Aug 14
1 cup
An android app

Please could we have a lovely android app. Thank you.

New Feature Request Note from Rosemarie Buttery on Sun, Aug 07
1 cup

Fell out of the August challenge immediately on Monday due to a very busy day and forgetting completely about it. Last night, realized pretty late that I had not yet written my words and sat down to write begrudgingly> Started out anxious and stressed, but by the end of my writing had such a different mindset! Today I was able to use it the same way. 750 Words is helping me develop the practice I have long wanted.

Testimonial Note from Katherine Ryan on Wed, Aug 03
13 cups

Sometimes I use my daily writing space for brain dumps and more mundane journaling. But lately I have been using it to write the first crappy draft of many books coming down the pike. I love that I have a safe space to work out my own thought leadership. Way to go!

Testimonial Note from Dr. Monikah Ogando on Fri, Jul 29
1 cup
iOS

A mobile friendly site that I can open in the browser, or a mobile app.

New Feature Request Note from anecdotist on Mon, Jul 25
2 cups

I subscribed to this site some time ago and I was motivated to write. Then, for whatever reason I started using DayOne and thought that it was pointless to write in 2 separate places. I was not once motivated to write 750 words since then. I am returning because 750 words motivates me to write 750 words every day.

Testimonial Note from Annez De Sahntis on Tue, Jul 12
1 cup

Well, I broke my streak: and as promised, am making a donation. Happy to do it, as I am grateful to this site for existing and keeping me motivated. I will continue to show up every day, and hope you all do, too! WRITE ON!

Testimonial Note from Alex Wilcox on Mon, Jul 11
26 cups

After ten years of writing every day, I decided to delete my account for my own safety.

Please do not stop writing and supporting Ukraine! <3

Testimonial Note from 1231ewrwer on Fri, Jul 08
12 cups

Saying goodbye to the old page today – I did it, I reached my 1000 day streak – because of a slight glitch day in May of this year, it’s only showing as a 52 day streak on this version, but that’s ok, I have my Flying Squirrel on the new site. Many thank-yous to Buster and Kellianne for making this community and this writing place possible. See you on the new site.

Testimonial Note from Tara Baxendale on Mon, Jul 04
1 cup

This site is needed for me as I have tried to do without it I find myself right back here. The thing is if you are a writer that indeed needs to get things out this is what you do you write and you have a strong desire to do it just like that. This helps when you want to be better because the way to get better is to just do it all the time.

Testimonial Note from Tamara Johnson-Dunston on Sun, Jul 03
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Joe Welker on Fri, Jul 01
5 cups

Just a short note to say that I am now a fully paid up member of v2 of the site so I can leave this version behind. As always Kellianne was there to help with my queries while transitioning. Loving v2 so far. Onwards and upwards to my Flying Squirrel (eventually).

Testimonial Note from Kate Sanders on Fri, Jul 01
1 cup

I cannot express how much I love this site, nor how much money it’s saved me in therapy. It’s the mainstay of my mental health. Whenever I’m worried, overwhelmed, delighted, confused… this is where I come. I write it out, and I sort it out. It’s blissful. Thank you so much. Please always keep it going.

Testimonial Note from Sarah Griffin on Sat, Jun 25
5 cups

Even when I skip writing for weeks at a time, I always come back, and I’m always delighted by the community here. Buster and Kellianne, you have both done such a fantastic job of making this a cozy place to return to again and again. Thank you!!

Testimonial Note from Cameron Welsh on Wed, Jun 22
16 cups

i’m migrating over to the new site and so pouring my cups of patronage here as a strong brew of encouragement to others and of thanks for the persistent but not too pushy encouragement offered by this site to keep on writing. i don’t know what will happen to all the words, but i feel thankful that they are held here for us to use or not, as we choose. best wishes to all, and see you on the other side!

Testimonial Note from Peregrine on Fri, Jun 17
50 cups

Thank you for restoring my streak! I’ve been here since 2009. My first streak ended at 364 days because i forgot to write on the 365th day, the second streak at 1000+ days because my goal was the million word mark, and I am aiming at 1500 days for this streak — onward!

Testimonial Note from Ti Locke on Fri, Jun 03
1 cup

Writing here is the best mental health therapy that I do. Just reached my first million words and the clarity and inspiration that I get from this habit is truly life changing

Testimonial Note from Meg Clippingdale on Thu, Jun 02
1 cup
Testimonial Note from hua mai nguyet minh on Wed, Jun 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I think i need more game-components to get back into writing after the pandemic. I’ve lost my groove.

New Feature Vote from Pat Moran on Tue, May 31
4 cups

For years and years, I’ve used 750words.com as a digital form of “Morning Pages” to clear my head, flesh out my thoughts, vent and just type. It’s not really writing and it’s meant to be journaling in the “Artist’s Way” prescription: stream-of-consciousness, moving of the fingers, not really WRITING. And I have loved doing it. I use it as a warm up to real writing sometimes but it is also a sign of a commitment to writing and a commitment to making time for my own thoughts.

You can also schedule time off, which I had to do back in 2016 when I went on a trip to the Grand Canyon. But I used this sparingly and only when I was truly off-line. Sometime over the pandemic though, I started to feel burdened by having this assignment on weekends and I decided that a tool is meant to be used the way you wanna use it. So I started excusing myself on the weekends, only pasting in dummy text to maintain my streak. This way, I knew my commitment was there, the streak and my own specific rules about the streak were being followed. But yesterday I messed it up and I’ve decided that a streak that is not-really-a-streak is a crutch I don’t need right now. 2586 days in a row (sorta). That’s just a skootch over 7 years of typing every day, plus a little cheating.

I’ve contemplated controlled failure earlier and decided against it, but I think it’s fitting now. Streak over. I can always decide to get back on it if I commit to it, or even my old “weekends off” streak. But I don’t need the badge or the streak to maintain the habit.
The website shows you how long a streak you have and for years I’ve maintained a streak. You can also schedule time off, which I had to do back in 2016 when I went on a trip to the Grand Canyon. But I used this sparingly and only when I was truly off-line. Sometime over the pandemic though, I started to feel burdened by having this assignment on weekends and I decided that a tool is meant to be used the way you wanna use it. So I started excusing myself on the weekends, only pasting in dummy text to maintain my streak. This way, I knew my commitment was there, the streak and my own specific rules about the streak were being followed. But yesterday I fucked it up and I’ve decided that a streak that is not-really-a-streak is a crutch I don’t need right now. 2586 days in a row (sorta). That’s just a skootch over 7 years of typing every day, plus a little cheating.

I’ve contemplated controlled failure earlier and decided against it, but I think it’s fitting now. Streak over. I can always decide to get back on it if I commit to it, or even my old “weekends off” streak. But I don’t need the badge or the streak to maintain the habit.

Testimonial Note from Douglas Moe on Tue, May 31
15 cups

Yesterday was my last day writing on version one of 750 Words, but I’ll be continuing my journey over on the new site from today.

I began writing here at the end of May 2020 so on this my second anniversary I thought that I would take a leap into the unknown. As someone here recently said, the site means the world to me too. It’s been the one habit that I’ve continued since life changed for us all with the pandemic.

750 words has been my strength and focus so life without it would be much poorer. I’m looking forward to many more years of writing, aiming to publish something one day. Many thanks Buster and Kellianne for keeping everything running smoothly, sorting out our issues and giving us our shiny, new place for our words.

Testimonial Note from Kate Sanders on Mon, May 30
50 cups

This will be my last night writing in version one of 750 Words, but I will be continuing my journey over on the new version. As of August, I will have been using this site (almost) daily and it means the world to me.

I can’t imagine life without it anymore, and that is a wonderful thing. I am looking forward to many more years of writing on version two, and so many thanks to Buster and KelliAnne for not only keeping everything running smoothly, but also giving us a new, improved version that works great with my iPad!

Keep on writing, every day! Peace and Love, Rebecca

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Rose on Sun, May 29
10 cups

I am here, and that is how I begin many of my entries. Trying for gratitude and presence for at least one mini sentence a day, then I have free reign to write all kinds of angry and sad and boring and miraculous and awful and fabulous and mundane crap along with what I hope yields a speck of personal growth, getting things out of the muddle so I can connect the dots of the worlds I struggle with. I haven’t been ready to hop over to the new spot, but who knows, maybe tomorrow? I will be eternally grateful that this small dumping-and-building ground exists. I wish all the badges were ACTUAL badges that I could iron on a jacket! Because I would wear it proudly! But I am immensely pleased with all the ones I earned and can beam proudly at if I make it into this space. THANK YOU!! Everyone maintaining, everyone writing. We are here.

Testimonial Note from nancy s on Mon, May 23
1 cup

I’m super happy developing my daily writing habit using 750words. It’s been less than a month and I’m noticing results. It helps me to test potential articles and iterate ideas day by day. Ideas become more evident once I put them in words, even if they are not perfectly redacted. Personally, I love numbers, badges, and stats so I look at them every day and try to improve.

Testimonial Note from Nahuel Garbezza on Mon, May 16
1 cup

Good to be with others. I am finding this opportunity each morning to be illuminating and helpful. Best wishes for all

Testimonial Note from Wayne Peck on Mon, May 16
3 cups

I’ve been using 750 words on and off since 2011. It’s been with me through so many ups and downs and I would be pretty crushed if it was to disappear someday. It’s not a constant part of my life, but it’s an integral part of my life. 750 words, never change!

Testimonial Note from Kevin Bradley on Wed, May 11
1 cup
A better mobile site

Improve ability of website to scroll typewriter style (to keep cursor in middle-ish of screen) and Also to have the word count float at the bottom of the screen (sometimes gets hidden for some reason).

New Feature Vote from Kevin Bradley on Wed, May 11
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Being able to store entries locally without having to export them everyday. Also being able to use the site offline of course.

New Feature Vote from Kevin Bradley on Wed, May 11
1 cup

Wow – such a powerful resource this is. To let go into the digital journal from anywhere is beautiful. I get to ‘vent’ here instead of to anyone else or in a relationship.

The attitude I have EVERYWHERE is an attitude of GRATITUDE and that’s been developed through constant REFLECTION – that’s happened, in large part, on 750words.com! So Thank You with Love!

Testimonial Note from Darshan Patel on Tue, May 10
1 cup

I first joined 750w Words in 2012. Since then, I have used it to journal, to vent, to process ideas, and to write fiction. I have earned badges and built up streaks, and I have forgotten about it for months and months on end. But every time, I come back! There’s something comforting and welcoming about this simple, quiet little site that lets me pour out whatever’s inside of me — no formatting, no distractions, just writing words that I never have to look at again.

Testimonial Note from Ginny Di on Tue, May 10