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
Bart Post
David Michaels
ramarameti
Jesse Bowline
Steve Fife-Adams
Gary Chou
Suzi Steffen
Katherine Holmes
Kaimipono Wenger
Barbara Stevens
Yvette Keller
Liz Zélandais
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
Carmen Isáis
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Nan S
Carla Weiss
Nicole Poweleit
Marc Majcher
Liz Demaree
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Dave Beck
Liz Flynn
Carl Yirka
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
JS
Holly S
Joel Bradshaw
Julie MacAller
Leah Givens
Kelly Gammon
Michaël TRAZZI
Sherilyn Lee
Ted Strutz
Daniel Russo
Adrian Parsons
Maja Ilisch
Lew Geer
Aaron Webb
B Stagner
Pamela Dulaney
Michele Stankowski
Neha Mediratta
Bianca St.Louis
Amina Omari
Joey Mangano
James Matsuzaki
largeman
Elizabeth Rian
Bryan Tocarz
Kevin Albers
Maureen
May-Li Khoe
Jassim Latif
Anim Aweh

Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups

I began a “manifestation/activation” program, and part of the program is choosing a daily activity done for 15 minutes. I chose writing in my 750words.com journal. It was a bit rough at first with some stops and starts and without an intent, but after a few weeks I developed an approach that is working well for me. As the creator of this site wrote, writing can be an act of meditation. Hah, I wrote “medication.” That too! My writing is mining the depths of my thoughts and bringing up good information. And I don’t have to share it with a soul. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Grace Seidel on Mon, Feb 18
9 cups
To be able to bold words & keep paragraph spacing

I often come up with some of my most brilliant ideas in my morning words and deeply wish that it was possible to be able to bold words and keep the paragraph spacing. I struggle a lot when I go back to read previous days’ entries and spend an unnecessary amount of time sifting through my words because the paragraph spacing gets deleted and the inability to bold words makes it harder to quickly find what I am looking for in the huge block paragraph. I heavily dislike that the lack of these features makes me lazy to go back and read my words. I strongly feel that the incorporation of these features would very much appeal to new and existing members and would very much entice writers to look forward to writing. I love 750 words a lot and do not mind investing in the monthly $5 charge; it would be very much appreciated if you please consider these, thank you!

New Feature Request Note from Stephanie on Mon, Feb 18
1 cup

I passed the million word goal today. I am so proud, and could not have imagined when I started this that I would ever reach this plateau. But I am now more inspired than ever. Now it is time to head towards 2 million!!! And beyond.

Testimonial Note from Mitchell Smith on Sat, Feb 16
17 cups
Email Links to Past Entries

It would be great to get an email with links to past entries – what I wrote last week, last month, last year.

New Feature Request Note from Lyman Reed on Sat, Feb 16
1 cup

I had wanted to create a system of writing every day. This is the first solution that I can really keep up with in a truly daily approach. The gamification (badges) and motivation that goes with the easy interface make 750words a pleasure! Thank you for this great resource!

Testimonial Note from Charity Jennings on Thu, Feb 14
7 cups
Secure server for writing

Nothing in particular. I simply want this stuff to stay private

New Feature Vote from James O'Donnell on Wed, Feb 13
1 cup

I love this site and trying to write it daily but it has not happening yet. Work in progress. Feel great after writing it. I love most is that I can write anything about my thoughts and feelings and not worry about upsetting anybody or miscommunication. Brain dump in writing daily helps clear up my mind and shut up that inner voice in my head too. Loving it and will keeping writing.

Testimonial Note from Mary Le on Wed, Feb 13
2 cups

750 Words has been an amazing help for me. I am only on my 9th day, but having a daily reminder to put my thoughts in print has helped me as a grad student and as a thinker in general. I start the day with 750 Words and I find myself more centered throughout the day. THANK YOU!

Testimonial Note from Douglas C. McCall on Tue, Feb 12
2 cups
Adding metadata/tags to previous pages

Would it be possible to add metadata fields after the day is over? Sometimes when I go back and read past entries, I’d like to be able to tag them (patterns become apparent in retrospect) but can’t edit them to add the tags.

Many, many thanks for this site. I would never have thought I was capable of taking on the Feb Challenge — you guys have made it possible!! Many thanks!

New Feature Request Note from Neeta Goel on Sun, Feb 10
1 cup

Thanks

Testimonial Note from mihail on Sun, Feb 10
1 cup
russian feature

hi! i see all the statistics in english language and there’s none when you’re russian( I wish there’ll be one

New Feature Request Note from трезвость и предупреждение on Sat, Feb 09
1 cup
A better mobile site

Please make it adaptive to screen size so that it is easier to read the text and interact with menus. I don’t know how it works on other websites, but most wordpress themes have this feature and utilize it really well, so that’s how I have my own website set up.

New Feature Vote from Veronica E Raj on Fri, Feb 08
1 cup

I always struggled with writing everyday previously. This site has been crucial in the improvements I’ve been making everyday!

Testimonial Note from Minseung Kim on Wed, Feb 06
1 cup

Thank you for providing this site. The daily practice of writing a set minimum before starting my day helps me turn off my inner editor, use creative language lovingly before I do anything else has inspired my writing and work throughout the day. Thank you :-)

Testimonial Note from Lauren Roche on Wed, Feb 06
1 cup
Wind down pages

I can’t tell you how much I love your site — it has been a companion on and off for almost a decade and has been such a wonderful outlet. The design is so beautiful, the features so cheery and encouraging and the whole experience makes you come back for more.

I’m in a period right now where I find myself very connected to the site and to writing in general. The words have become part of my morning routine and so helpful in so many ways.

Here’s the thing — I crave more. I wish that there was a way to do a separate “winding down” page every night. I find myself journaling or making notes or writing in other apps — but what I really want more than anything is to do that here. And to be able to do it in a way that is separate from the work that I do in the morning and the completion of those 750 words.

I know this would add complexity and maybe it would undermine the wonderful ethos of your website. I don’t think this is a place for journaling — nor would I ever want it to be. I just want to be able to work through things in the same way before I go to bed the way I do in the morning. And I would love to do it here more than anywhere else in the world.

New Feature Request Note from Aditya Sood on Tue, Feb 05
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Tue, Feb 05
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Tue, Feb 05
1 cup
Search by Stats

I’d like to be able to search for all entries with predominant Happy affect, all Extroverted entries, etc.

New Feature Request Note from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Tue, Feb 05
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Typing sounds, by Crom!

New Feature Vote from Ovy Ortega on Tue, Feb 05
1 cup

I wake up and look forward to writing—and I feel wonderful after I’ve written. Thanks for that lightness during the day.

Testimonial Note from Kelly L on Tue, Feb 05
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Rachel Gollay on Mon, Feb 04
1 cup

I’ve been steadily building a daily journaling/writing habit with the help of 750words. I love how lightweight and simple it is, and seeing my stats is icing on the cake. Streaks are also a really powerful way for me to build my motivation and intention over time. Thanks for building such a great tool!

Testimonial Note from Rachel Gollay on Mon, Feb 04
1 cup

Starting to fill-in another streak, after a long hiatus. Thank you for your effort maintaining this site.

Testimonial Note from Anung Ariwibowo on Mon, Feb 04
7 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Minh Nhat Le on Mon, Feb 04
1 cup

I’ve been using 750 Words everyday for the entirety of my free trail. I never knew that something so simple could have such a profound effect on my attitude, outlook, and all round mental state. I do a lot of work with people, and as an introvert, this can be draining on my mental energies. 750 words has become the perfect way to decompress at the end of the day. Thank you, 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Liam Maguire on Sun, Feb 03
1 cup

I’m on a 44 day streak now – on track with my New Year’s resolution! When I have the energy to come up with something new, I write poetry or make progress on a short story, but some days I journal, and that helps me enormously too. Margaret Atwood said that sometimes writing is like a flashlight in a dark place and this is definitely true for me. For anyone reading this, use your flashlight for good and keep writing!

Testimonial Note from Brianna Pritchett on Sat, Feb 02
15 cups

I love 750 Words. I’ve been using it for years now, off and on. Anytime I need boost in my writing motivation, this is where I come. Their monthly challenges are inspiring. Last month, I signed up for the January challenge. I didn’t make it, but I still wrote WAY more during the month than I would have if I didn’t have those little check boxes egging me on. Thanks, 750 Words! I’ll be back, again and again. :)

Testimonial Note from Carie Juettner on Sat, Feb 02
1 cup
profile view

I’d like to see my profile and get a view of all the badges I’ve collected.

New Feature Request Note from gabcat0 🐱 on Thu, Jan 31
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Kairi Gray on Thu, Jan 31
10 cups

Three achievements in one day… and another pending!

Definitely a 10 cup note this – I have spent the month writing website content for my own business, and other useful words (in between the ramblings, journaling and nonsense that comes out the you’re tired but have a target to meet).

I decided I was going to go for the Double Flock and the Nano badges in January as they both needed 50K words to complete. So signing up for the month’s challenge made sense too. Just completed all three of these and feeling a warm sense of accomplishment.

Now I just need to get 750 words out every day for the next 7 days and I’ll get my Phoenix badge for a 100 day streak.

Thank you 750 Words – you’ve certainly made getting that many words out enjoyable! :-)

Testimonial Note from Sue Portman on Thu, Jan 31