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

Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups

This website has been a vital component in my commitment to hold myself accountable to good writing habits, and for gathering statistics about monthly word counts.

Testimonial Note from Hazel on Sun, Oct 13
2 cups

I signed up for 750 words a long time ago already. I never had the phase when I used it extensively. However it has always helped me extremely to get troubling and positive thoughts of my mind and get creative whenever I did use it.

Now that I am about to have a proper job and finished studying, I am back at it again. Let’s see how long I stick to it (hopefully for a loooong time).

Testimonial Note from Magnus Klages on Wed, Oct 09
1 cup

I have really enjoyed this site. At first I was trying to use it to get some novel work completed. But I have found the free writing to keep me on task with my goals and to work out some challenges that I face with my new position at work. Thank you for creating this site!

Testimonial Note from Amy M Fowler-Farrell on Tue, Oct 08
2 cups

I have just completed 365 days of writing out of the total 512 days that I have been on 750 words. It feels like an important milestone! The site has helped me keep a track of when I write best, how I write best, where I write better …at what time do the words flow best and when I prefer to keep a low key, not coming in – not because I’m not writing (but because i enjoy writing longhand better than writing on screen). I have completed monthly challenges, reached my longest 127 day writing streak, or sometimes I wrote in here only once or twice a month. During all of this – the excitement of getting the badges, the anticipation of simply dumping ideas, the maneuvering of time to fit words in a busy day, even the documenting of how things were super busy – I have felt part of a community of people who do this – writing everyday – with no other express purpose than airing their brains out – and that has really made a difference to how easily I now approach the writing habit. Thank you for making such a space available!

Testimonial Note from Neha Mediratta on Tue, Oct 08
1 cup
Epic gamer moment

Just hire someone to fucking assassinate me please

New Feature Request Note from Alex Starkey on Mon, Oct 07
1 cup

Thank you 750words for being here.

I have been here on and off since 2016. At first it was really hard just to say what was on my mind. Everything I wrote was still filtered and I couldn’t say everything I had to say. I was too afraid. But the more I wrote the more confident I felt about letting out that jumbled mess of thoughts and emotions I kept tightly held inside. They were things that still choke me up which I can’t tell anyone else about.

Just having them out there, out of my head has helped me to calm down and start living instead of reacting. I always come back when I have to work out something in life. Maybe this time around I’ll beat my 44 day streak.

Testimonial Note from Syuha on Wed, Oct 02
1 cup

It’s comfortable, inviting and fun to use this site to write. I started so many years ago, and I just now, probably ten years later, finished writing for more than thirty days, I think I’ve been writing straight now for 41 days.

I can feel, in my writing, and in my levels of focus, what this has done for me. I am writing the first draft of another novel right now, but this daily check in, this place for me to vent or plan or think in writing has helped so much. I don’t write my novel on here, but I do unload thoughts, I write quickly, and I sort out emotions on 750words.

This is one of the most positive and helpful sites on the Internet and it’s perfect for me. Thank you.

xxSerena A.

Testimonial Note from Serena on Wed, Oct 02
1 cup

750 words help me to know myself better and clear my thoughts. It is actually better than meditation. It helps me to identify my negative thoughts, those are not identifiable in general thus help me to neutralize those thoughts and help me to stay positive. I am really grateful that I tried 750 words and i believe i will keep writing here. The best thing is whatever u write is private, password protected and can access anywhere which cannot be done when you write on your personal computer. I am thankful to 750 words innventors for giving me the platform to help myself.

Testimonial Note from vijaya on Tue, Oct 01
1 cup
A better mobile site

Sometimes writing on my phone is my best option during the day. The only way to do it even kind of well is to use voice-to-text, because typing keeps making it pop up to the top of the page, where I can’t see what I’m doing. I’d love the basic functionality of being able to track the text I’m on. Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Mattia on Tue, Oct 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from ASR on Fri, Sep 27
1 cup

I’ve been a member of this site for a very long time and I’m so grateful for it. While I don’t write every day, the times that I’ve come here are often about working through something that simply needs to be spelled out clearly on the page. At 750words.com I’ve worked through internal struggles, relationship issues, a job loss, and a number of other difficulties. It’s become a sacred space where I not only seek to resolve struggles, but also to explore, to create, and to develop ideas for that book I may write one day or that project that I keep thinking about. Thank you Kellianne and Buster for keeping the doors open here! It’s been a special place for me.

Testimonial Note from Jason Barmer on Thu, Sep 26
3 cups
Title your days words

Have the option to add a title for the day’s words. So when viewing the notes archive some or all of your days will have labels. Useful if you write a block of inspired words you think you’ll revisit later.

New Feature Request Note from Jacob Burdick on Tue, Sep 24
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’ve earned many of the current badges. Having some new options would be good. Maybe badges related to writing more then 750 words each day for a streak.

New Feature Vote from Charity Jennings on Tue, Sep 24
5 cups

I have had a 750 words account since 2012. In these preceding 7 years, every time i have felt the need to really think something through, or try to cement new habits, I have turned to 750words to write it down and make a written commitment to myself. I have never found so effective tool for helping sort out my scattered thoughts as 750words – so thank you for creating such an amazing tool!

Testimonial Note from Joel Carlson on Tue, Sep 24
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Different badges can be really a fun incentive to keep using the site. If you need help with suggestions I’d be happy to help out with ideas.

New Feature Vote from ZeeMan on Tue, Sep 24
1 cup
Secure server for writing

Having a secure server will make the intimate journals shared on the site more secure. I vote for that feature.

New Feature Vote from ZeeMan on Tue, Sep 24
1 cup

This site is awesome! It has helped me learn more about myself in a good way. Thanks 750 words.

Testimonial Note from Marcus R Alba on Mon, Sep 23
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jean Kleber on Sun, Sep 22
1 cup

Llevo tres días escribiendo en 750words y el programa me parece excelente. Existen diferentes motivaciones para mantenerse constante fomentando el saludable hábito de escribir todos los días. Este ejercicio me parece fabuloso no solamente por salud mental sino para mejorar mis habilidades de escritura. Es precisamente lo que estaba buscando desde hace tiempo.
Espero convertir mi hábito de escritura diaria en una rutina para el resto de mi vida.
saludos

Testimonial Note from Juan Carlos Oyuela on Sun, Sep 22
1 cup

I almost gave up and quit! Something very devastating happened to me this month. It brought me to the pit of despair and I was physically, and emotionally Ugh, Ugh.
Some of you will understand this feeling.
Then I was so exhausted, my memory fogged over and I couldn’t do anything I needed to be doing.
I woke up one morning and realized I hadn’t written my 750 Words the day before. ACK!
I cried as this was the one thing during the turmoil that I was doing to help me sort things out that had happened. I felt like all was lost and being on the Wall Of Shame felt like the worst.
Anyway, I talked to myself and affirmed that I can get off the wall of shame next month anyway and I am ok.

This seems funny and like a child I suppose, needing the validation of the badges and points, but sometimes, I need that and it helps keep me going when life is hard.
I am back writing for my second day again and am happy I didn’t quit. Thank you again for this site. It means a lot to me.
Very Appreciative Lynda

Testimonial Note from Lynda Elliott Goyzueta on Sat, Sep 21
30 cups

Today I reached my 1724th day in a row. This website has helped me when I’ve needed to write a story, needed to rant or get the word count done for NaNoWriMo. When I’ve needed to get something off my chest, it’s been a listening ear and I wouldn’t be without it. Here’s to another four and a half years. Thank you 750 words. xxxx

Testimonial Note from Laura Parish on Fri, Sep 20
1 cup

Thank you for providing a fun space to express myself. I love the stats tools at the end of every day and I LOVE being able to go back and search what I have written. These features alone make it worth the monthly contribution. Keep up the good work guys!

Testimonial Note from Dana Portwood on Wed, Sep 18
50 cups

I fail a lot. I don’t make it every day, or even most days anymore. But that is okay. The point is to train yourself to think a certain way, to express yourself, to process your feelings. This site has helped so much with that, and still it is a safe place for my most complicated, tangled thoughts. The badges and the stats are so helpful, they keep you going. In the beginning. But after a while, you have to let them go. Life changes. It sweeps you on to newer, different, time consuming, and sometimes wordless things. And that is also good. Thank you for being there when I needed you 750, and thanks for being what I need you to be when I don’t.

Testimonial Note from Morgan on Tue, Sep 17
70 cups

1,641 Days, 1424,974 Words, and a 1,000 Day streak. I found 750 Words on January 13, 2015 (or, maybe 750 Words found me). This was a time when my life was in turmoil and chaos, and I had no idea what was about to happen. I found this to be a place where I could come and process what was going on, dump all the anxieties and stress out of my brain and on to the “page”, and keep grounded. It became an anchor in my life. It has been here to help me work through problems, celebrate successes, make to-do lists, revisit my past, and plan for the future. It has been life saving. So, on this day that I hit the 1,000 mark streak, I wanted to say thank you to Buster and Kellianne, for making this place available. You guys rock!

Testimonial Note from Linus Édouard Delacroix on Mon, Sep 16
1 cup
More text analysis

Yes, I am interested in seeing more of the text analytics labels. In particular the mindset, feeling etc.. labels across time.. and against/grouped by word-counts. May be this can be made a paid version too.I’d pay for it.

New Feature Vote from anand jeyahar on Mon, Sep 16
46 cups

Today I am leaving 750 words. It has been a place of amazing discovery, exploration and liberation. It has become a place where I search deep within, face my demons, call out to God and know myself to be loved and forgiven unconditionally.
Out of this I have been encouraged to liberate my inner artist and now I am exploring God through art.
But I have noticed how now I am being unfaithful to 750 words, and my commitment a burden.
Since Jan 2016 I have amassed 13 badges and ‘written’ over 700,000 words – though my writing practice has not been entirely original, some cuts and pastes to achieve the daily goal. Forgive me. And I have recommended this site to many budding writers.
Thank you 750 words for this amazing chapter in my life.
And every blessing and grace to you, the 750 community.
Go well.
SparkyJay

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Sep 16
1 cup
dark mode

night/dark mode option please

New Feature Request Note from minori time on Sun, Sep 15
3 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Nancy T. on Thu, Sep 12
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

when i try to write on my phone browser it loads in a clunky way and leads to distractions being counted when they wouldn’t in an app, i think.

New Feature Vote from minori time on Sun, Sep 08
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments

It would be awesome to have some badges for certain types of writing, e.g. fantasy, thriller, etc.

New Feature Vote from Simon Ilincev on Thu, Sep 05