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
Marc Tretin
kate beswick
Karl Schembri
Christine Degner
Lily Marks
James Edward Hervey
SK Gaski
JG de Vries
Robert John Metcalf
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
Chad Michael Eyer
Mary Warner
Jesse Bowline
Steve Fife-Adams
Suzi Steffen
Katherine Holmes
Kaimipono Wenger
Gary Chou
Ransom Noble
Jim Sharp
Bart Post
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Liz Zélandais
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Barbara Stevens
Dan Mertz
ramarameti
Hal Tepfer
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Dodo
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Nan S
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Liz Demaree
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Yvette Keller
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
David matthew czukiewski
James Matsuzaki
Joey Mangano
largeman
Bryan Tocarz
Michael Wayne Cole
Lew Geer
Crystal Darby
CGC
Betsy Devine
Julie Hughes
Daniel Russo
Miriam Hatkin
Jennifer Van Adrichem
Jose A. Palma
B S.
Tommo Greer
Bradley Ellis
Kathy Russo
Nishima Nzeru
Joanie M
Carmen Isáis
Scotty A
Nicole Poweleit
Holly White Roddam
Amina Omari
Toby McMaster
Glenn Yuyama Hansen
Effuah Gbor
John Holcroft
Lindsey Rae
Ms CJ Janzen
Dave Beck

Notes of inspiration from members

2 cups

I am back here after a break of several years. And I trusted that if I kept showing up, then I would start to find useful things to write about lurking in my brain, not just moans. And after about two weeks of doing it consistently, as well as taking a walk every day, it’s starting to happen. Keep the faith!

Testimonial Note from Louise Marston on Tue, Jan 18
2 cups

I started writing here back in 2012 when I was a lonely undergraduate student interning in DC. I have written here sporadically over the years, but my most recent stint, beginning in the summer of this year, has been my most consistent and longest period of writing so far. I really appreciate how this site has given me a space to process emotions, reflect on my experiences, and puzzle through work issues. I write every morning now and it is my favorite time of day. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Sam Smith on Fri, Jan 14
1 cup

I started using 750 words again after a multiple-year gap and I’ve found it incredibly helpful in the following ways: 1) fights the perfectionism with minimalist design, 2) prevents editing on past days so I can focus on the present, 3) metrics that I can track over time for comparing symptoms such as mood or anxiety and word analytics that helps me assess my state of being, common themes, thinking traps, and emotions (no other site or app offers this feature.) After years of silence, I am finally finding my voice. Thank you from the bottom of my cup <3

Testimonial Note from Sara Maximus on Thu, Jan 13
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Tonya R Hernandez on Wed, Jan 12
1 cup
Consolidated Data

The results of your writting are only available to see day by day, it would be great if we could have a summarize by a range of dates, or month to date, or weekly. I refer to the stats that show the words that most is used, the feelings while writing, etc….

New Feature Request Note from Michel C Machado on Wed, Jan 12
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Annerz on Mon, Jan 10
1 cup

It’s been 8 years, 5 states, 2 kids, and a cat since I discovered this incredible site + community. And although I haven’t been writing consistently that entire time, 750 words is always something I come back to when I need space to sort myself out. Thank you Kellianne and Buster for all you have done and continue to do. Cheers!

Testimonial Note from Annerz on Mon, Jan 10
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Sometimes I wish the writing page had a margin on BOTH sides: left and right.
I find WIDE sentences with LOTS of words difficult to read. Reading them is a chore, kind of like this:
Ifindwidesentenceswithlotsofwordsdifficulttoread.readingthemisachore,kindoflikethis:

New Feature Vote from Toni Merflag on Mon, Jan 10
4 cups

One of the things I love about 750words is starting with a blank sheet. No judgement, no prior expectations, doesn’t matter how long it’s been since I last wrote, it’s there – ready and waiting and welcoming.

Testimonial Note from Paraic Bergin on Sat, Jan 08
1 cup

It’s given me a quiet space at the end of busy days to sit down and clear my thoughts, and get back in the habit of writing after falling out of it. I can write about what I’ve read, done, or start sketching out drafts of stories, and just knowing that that’s waiting for me before I go to bed means I’m much more settled for my next day. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Freya Sacksen on Fri, Jan 07
12 cups

Wishing Buster, Kellianne and all my fellow writers a happy new year!

Testimonial Note from Ingeborg Kooiman on Thu, Jan 06
20 cups

I’ve been using this site on and off for ten years, and I can’t speak highly enough of it. As a place for clearing your mind, starting blogs, developing ideas… it’s unparalleled. It helps that Buster and Kellianne are so helpful too and obviously care about the site.

Testimonial Note from J. J. Knowles on Thu, Jan 06
1 cup

It is actually difficult to to state in few words how 750 words has helped me. Any writer who is worth that name should be on 750words.com. It is amazing how joining has turned my laziness in writing to 16

Testimonial Note from OLAGOLDEN SEMIYU on Thu, Jan 06
1 cup
Upload historical posts

Hi – I have been using another journaling tool for some time, and would like to be able to upload my old posts so that I can see the stats (like text analysis…I realise that streaks could not be part of this!) and easily look back at these entries to see how I have grown

New Feature Request Note from Adam Murray on Tue, Jan 04
10 cups

I am eternally grateful for this site as a safe place to land this past year.
Here’s to more light and love in 2022!

Testimonial Note from Rachel on Mon, Jan 03
10 cups
Improve the writing page

I would love rich text formatting options with many more font and paragraph choices. Fonts, colors, bullets, etc. Thank you!

New Feature Vote from Kara Ryan on Mon, Jan 03
1 cup

i find it easier and easier to see my moods, what makes me have a good day, and how writing every day gets all the gunk out of my head. Thank you so much 750Words!

Testimonial Note from Mazarine on Sun, Jan 02
10 cups

Happy New Year!
I paid my two missed challenges to 750 words – two because I was remiss paying the last time I fell out of the challenge. Not sure where I would be without this site I realised how much it’s helped me practice writing. There was a time when I didn’t write for months and months ad infiinitum. Yet this last year, I’ve been inspired to get my words down not only hitting 500K words but completing NaNoWriMo. Showing up to 750 words.com, I learned my best writing times, it’s at the dining table, focused on what I want to say, sitting upright. Never would I’ve believed that for the paltry price of two coffees a month, I’d accomplish so much. Thank you, Buster and Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Evelyn Marentette on Sun, Jan 02
1 cup
What’s going on with the badges?

The last time I got a badge was last July!

New Feature Request Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Sun, Jan 02
10 cups

Who has two thumbs and missed her words for the December challenge on December 30th??

This gal!

Seriously grateful to this site and those who produce/maintain it, seriously grateful for the accountability, motivation, and freedom it provides as well. On this first day of 2022 let’s ALL raise a cuppa to this crew!

Testimonial Note from Jeannel King on Sat, Jan 01
10 cups
Patronage/Membership

wondering could there be an offer of Patronage/Membership for long serving members (after serving a period of time decided by the owners of 750words.com).

New Feature Request Note from Ms. T on Sat, Jan 01
2 cups

750words has been a background score to my life for over 10 years now. It helped me cope with bad days in college and through my 20’s. During the pandemic, I finally started to actually get more consistent about writing here and it helped me cope. This was my solace in this uncertain time. Thank you Buster and Kelliane – you gave me a space to record my triumphs and disasters and find the strength to treat those two imposters just the same. To everyone else using this site, thank you for your notes of inspiration – it helped me see that there are kindred spirits out there.

Testimonial Note from Dhiya Sadanandan on Sat, Jan 01
10 cups

This site allows me to settle my mind before the serious working of writing begins. I am back after almost a year away. I know that my return will bring more focus and productivity.

Testimonial Note from Lauren Roche on Fri, Dec 31
1 cup

I have used 750words through the most exciting and difficult times in my life (marriage, babies, deaths, moves, pandemics…), and whether I logged in and wrote daily, or once a month, or only a couple of times a year, it has been such a wonderful landing pad for me to process and record my life. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Kelly Pinard on Fri, Dec 31
5 cups
Show finding in search results

Hi Buster!

When I use the search function, it currently shows the days when I wrote the search term, plus the first 250 characters of those days’ writing. But as I start each day with some metadata, this picture is about the same for every search hit.

It would be much more helpful if the list of the search hits could contain the 250 characters around the search term (or it first occurence in a day’s writing), say the 120 before and the 120 after.

Would be great if you might include that in one of the next rounds of improvements!

Thanks and all my best wishes to you and the family
Hanno

New Feature Request Note from Hanno Scholtz on Thu, Dec 30
5 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from hlk on Wed, Dec 29
2 cups
Prev Entry - Next Entry Buttons

While the little boxes up top on the site are great when reading on a laptop, they are not so great when trying to read on mobile, especially since the hovering date sometimes doesn’t come up. It would be nice to have prev entry – next entry buttons somewhere on the page – maybe at the bottom? – to make navigating through close entries just that much easier. Thank you for your awesome work on the site!

New Feature Request Note from hlk on Wed, Dec 29
3 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Louise Ankers on Wed, Dec 29
3 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Louise Ankers on Wed, Dec 29
10 cups

10 cups for 10 years :)
I’ve been using it for 10 years since December 31st 2011. I find this website to be very inspirational, intellectually engaging and life enriching. The first year I lived on my own I journaled for the first 375 days straight without missing one day and did my 750 words each of those days. It really helped me refine my thought process and improve my overall quality of life I’ve fallen off the write everyday bandwagon but I do plan to do write everyday in 2022. Thank you Buster for creating this fabulous website. I hope that I’ll be using this website well into the 2030s and beyond.

Testimonial Note from CJ Fly on Mon, Dec 27