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 son Niko, and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Our Good Members

Buster Benson
Marc Tretin
kate beswick
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
ramarameti
Bart Post
David Michaels
Barbara Stevens
Yvette Keller
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Jesse Bowline
Suzi Steffen
Steve Fife-Adams
Gary Chou
Katherine Holmes
Kaimipono Wenger
Jim Sharp
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Carmen Isáis
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Nicole Poweleit
Dan Mertz
Julie Hughes
Dave Beck
Hal Tepfer
Mary Lee Luskin
Liz Flynn
Bill Archibald
Carl Yirka
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Dodo
Betsy Devine
JS
Nancy Carlzen
Holly S
Austin
Joel Bradshaw
Nan S
Julie MacAller
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Liz Demaree
Leah Givens
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Kelly Gammon
Sherilyn Lee
Ted Strutz
Maja Ilisch
Aaron Webb
B Stagner
Pamela Dulaney
Michele Stankowski
Neha Mediratta
Daniel Russo
Bianca St.Louis
Kevin Albers
Maureen
May-Li Khoe
Jassim Latif
Anim Aweh
Jeff A
Richard
Wukub Kan
Majed
Adrian Parsons
Amina Omari
Lew Geer
Eric Sheetz
Ben Nesvig
Gene Desrochers

Notes of inspiration from members

10 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I love the little illustrations and enjoy whenever new ones are awarded – keep ’em coming :o)

New Feature Vote from Jane Noesgaard Larsen on Thu, Jun 21
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love the badges – anything to compete for, even against myself, motivates me to keep writing. :-)

New Feature Vote from Cheney Meaghan on Wed, Jun 20
1 cup
A better mobile site

This would just make it easier to do this on the go. Also NIGHT MODE plz.

New Feature Vote from Francesca Gaspar on Mon, Jun 18
1 cup

750 Words keeps me grounded. I mostly use the daily ritual to write down my long term and short term goals. This in turn helps me focus my days work on what’s important. And when life throws unpleasantness my way, the freedom to write it out often takes the edge of the pain, tiredness or problem. Unexpected ideas and solutions sometimes come as a bonus…

Testimonial Note from Chelai on Wed, Jun 13
1 cup
Night Mode

like reddit enhancement suite’s night mode, a setting comfortable on the eyes.

New Feature Request Note from lyz on Wed, Jun 13
1 cup
A better mobile site

with night mode

New Feature Vote from lyz on Wed, Jun 13
1 cup

750 words has helped me to steel myself every morning, when my anxiety is at it’s worst. I used to wake up frazzled and unsure of what to do with my day but 750 words has helped me to be more efficient with putting my feelings into words and helped to clear out the thoughts eating my concentration away. My mind is clearer and calmer after a writing session and I can concentrate and plan for the things that matter.

Testimonial Note from lyz on Wed, Jun 13
1 cup
Secure server for writing

I would feel so much better knowing that what I am writing is encrypted and backed up. I hope you will move in this direction!

New Feature Vote from Erica Iannotti on Tue, Jun 12
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from V.R. Gregg on Tue, Jun 12
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Amy on Sun, Jun 10
1 cup

A great resource to store data and thoughts.

Testimonial Note from Laura Bennett on Sat, Jun 09
1 cup

I love how 750 words has helped me see my state of mind as I make important decisions, and what I care about. It is so useful to see my writing laid out like this, and it has helped me have epiphanies over the last several weeks.

Testimonial Note from Mazarine on Thu, Jun 07
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Ralden D'Souza on Wed, Jun 06
1 cup

I like the structure of this site. There’s something really refreshing about the idea that every day is a blank page, waiting to be filled with words. I’m finding the daily writing helpful, especially on stressful days. Helps to clear my head at the end of the day!

Testimonial Note from Carolyn Harris on Tue, Jun 05
1 cup

This has allowed me to get things out of my head that I really needed to get out but didn’t have a safe place to do so. Thanks a bunch.

Testimonial Note from Detrick DeBurr on Tue, Jun 05
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Dr Mar on Mon, Jun 04
1 cup

I’m so blessed to have found 750 words. I can write with confidence that my writing is protected from everyone.
Thank you for creating this site for all of us.

Testimonial Note from MeLissa Hodges on Sat, Jun 02
5 cups
Security and Privacy Upgrades

There is a lot of personal data I put up here, I would love to know that Kellianne and Buster are always looking for ways to ensure that our privacy is kept (Resting data encryption, 2FA).

New Feature Request Note from Ben Klein on Sat, Jun 02
1 cup

Just started using this website last month. 23 days and counting of writing 750 or more words. Feels good to get into a groove of writing. Also, the act of clearing out all the unwanted garbage from my head first thing in the day has really helped me get a little more peace.

Testimonial Note from Scotty Ace on Sat, Jun 02
50 cups

750Words.com saved my sanity. This morning I passed 2 million words. I’ve completed 750 words for 1374 days in the past six years. Those first few years were rocky attempts to get some routine. My longest “run” was 267 days until I got stuck at an airport in Crete with no wireless. But by then the habit was entrenched.

The first 750 words each day clear my head of all the toxic waste which gathers there. I wake up each morning full of errant thoughts. Writing about each opens them to fresh air. All my problems blow away when exposed.

And then I can write clearly. Which is a good thing because my day job needs a lot of writing.

Thanks Kellianne and Buster.
Testimonial Note from Peter Carruthers on Sat, Jun 02
1 cup
A better mobile site

a mobile app would be supreme!

New Feature Vote from Ashley Burnside on Fri, Jun 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Pawan Pawar on Wed, May 30
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Robert Wiedemann on Mon, May 28
2 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jo Hornsey on Sat, May 26
1 cup

Love this site. Joined in 2012, and wrote pretty regularly, but when my words failed to serve on what would have been the 100th day of my streak, I got discouraged, and for the next six years I only wrote sporadically. Then…I want to make some really big changes in my life and a Chinese Astrologist told me to get those changes started I needed to WRITE. So hear I am, 144 days and going, finally got that Phoenix badge, and I look forward to it every day, Even wrote every day of my vacation in Costa Rica in January/February! And the big changes, well, they’re starting to happen, little by little.

Testimonial Note from Tara Baxendale on Thu, May 24
1 cup
A better mobile site

Hello lovely 750 Words! I am always on the go and I end up writing my thoughts in the notes section of my phone – which is fine! Just an extra step to my experience. However, a mobile site/app (for apple and android) would be absolutely incredible! This website brings so much peace and joy to my being – it would be even more amazing to make it more accessible to a wider range of folks that are out and about often. Anyway, thank you for your existence! Much love!

New Feature Vote from Katherine Marie on Thu, May 24
1 cup

I work for a company that encourages wellness, both physical and mental. A brave executive wrote a blog about dealing with anxiety in healthy ways. In that blog he mentioned that his two creative outlets were music and writing and mentioned 750 Words as something he tried to do everyday. I had never heard of the site and decided to check it out. I am an aspiring writer. I write because it puts me into a state of flow that I don’t find in many other places in my life but I also rarely find the time. There is something about the brevity of writing 750 words that makes it feel achievable and at the same time loose and easy. I don’t feel the pressure I usually do and that has made this an invaluable part of my day.

Testimonial Note from Wendy Kennepohl on Thu, May 24
1 cup

I have been doing Morning Pages for years, generating stacks of spiral notebooks!

Using 750words.com gives me motivation, a sense of community around the disciple of daily writing and gives me a searchable document so I can go back and glean useful ideas Ina way I couldn’t in the paper notebooks.

Thanks for making this available!

Testimonial Note from Kimberly Schramm on Thu, May 24
21 cups
API for exporting Data

I would like an API endpoint so that I can programmatically perform GET requests to get my daily journal entries and their associated data. I can help with developing this if you’re using Python as a stack as I’ve developed API’s before with Flask. Feel free to contact me andreilyskov [at] gmail [dot] com

New Feature Request Note from Andrei Lyskov on Tue, May 22
1 cup

Suggestion for using Frequently Used Words – avoid using words beginning with a letter – A for instance – so none show up in FUW. Then also use a word repeatedly so it shows up in BIG print. Silly, but kind of fun. Makes me look forward to next day. C is letter to avoid, best is the word to repeat. .

Testimonial Note from mkpladsen on Tue, May 22