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

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Thank you so much for clearing up the recent outage so quickly, and for restoring my streak! I did not realize how emotionally invested I was in keeping it going until I thought it might have been broken. It was eye opening, and I will not be taking this site and all it offers for granted again.

Testimonial Note from Lynn Porter on Mon, Dec 06
2 cups

love your site – and glad it’s back on although sadly my statistic page is incomplete since outage ( no pie chart of feelings and main concerns) – thank you

Testimonial Note from katkat on Mon, Dec 06
10 cups

Thank you very much for fixing the outage so promptly AND fixing the graphing of metadata!

Testimonial Note from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Sun, Dec 05
10 cups

I’m still waiting for my streak to be fixing, and I know how hard you’re working! I have faith in you, Buster and Kellianne!
Thank you SO much for all of focus and communication.
I’m so grateful for this safe space every day to get the words down.
Thank you for creating this site for all of us.

Testimonial Note from Rachel on Sun, Dec 05
2 cups

Thank you for fixing my streak after the outage. I know it seems like such a small thing but it really does help. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Gigantino on Sat, Dec 04
1 cup
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New Feature Vote from Jennifer Gigantino on Sat, Dec 04
2 cups

I’m very happy to see 750words up and running again. Thanks for all the work you put in!

Testimonial Note from A. Nonymous on Sat, Dec 04
9 cups

Thank you for fixing the outage! I kept my practice up on google docs instead, and it really (not that I ever question anymore) was reminded how extremely helpful this daily practice has been in my life! thank you for this site and all the work you do to maintain it!!

Testimonial Note from nancy s on Sat, Dec 04
2 cups

I just wanted to extend my gratitude to Buster and Kellianne for all of their hard work in general when it comes to 750 Words, but specifically to how gracefully they handled what I could only imagine was a deeply-frustrating experience on their end with the recent outage. Can’t wait to see what V2 has in store, and thanks again for everything you do here!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth S on Sat, Dec 04
1 cup

Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone? Having this site unavailable for a day made it clear to me how much I rely on it for a variety of daily activities.

I’m grateful to have such a handy tool available, making my life better in so many ways. Thanks for everything you guys do!

Testimonial Note from Amanda Marie Pingel Ramsay on Sat, Dec 04
10 cups
Dark Mode

Different modes to write in would be really helpful, I personally prefer dark mode but also a grey mode or something similar would be a really nice addition!

New Feature Request Note from Tayla Gittins on Sat, Dec 04
2 cups

Raise a cup to all the fine folks who worked so hard to get our beloved writing space back up so saucily!

We appreciate you! Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Jeannel King on Fri, Dec 03
1 cup

Thank you for your hard work on the site. I can honestly say it has changed my life. I have found writing through it and really love it. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from O'Ryan Anderson on Fri, Dec 03
8 cups

Appreciate you guys working so hard to get the site back up and being so sweet about everything. Keep up the good word!

Testimonial Note from Robin Arenson on Fri, Dec 03
2 cups

Just a quick note of appreciation to both of you for your care and concern…and heaps of work and probably gallons of coffee getting the site back up.

My “day job” is that of a Sr. Technical Recruiter, so I hear from my Hiring Managers the hell that happens when S**T goes sideways. And they have a corps of technologists to deal with these issues.

Know that I am holding you both in warm and loving thoughts…

Bill Wright

Testimonial Note from Bill Wright on Fri, Dec 03
8 cups

This site gives me a safe place to talk myself out of circles of anxiety. I really noticed the difference after the outage yesterday, when I wasn’t able to write my words. Today I wrote to talk myself out of anxiety over the broken streak, and other things. My brain is healthier for this, and I know that I would have less impulsion to keep up with my writing practice were it not for this site. Thank you, Buster, and thank you, Kellianne, and here’s to many more thousands of words that nobody will read.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Gigantino on Fri, Dec 03
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Emily Stainer on Fri, Dec 03
1 cup

750 Words is an important part of my day. I’m so glad this site exists!

Testimonial Note from Bethany Pratt on Wed, Dec 01
5 cups

Pursuing my goal of 50-thousand words broke my brain one night. It lead to the discovery of 25 years of having a form of ADD called Executive Function Disorder.Somewhere around 15 days into the streak, I had to catch up. Writing 6500 words one day led to me diving deeper into some personal problems. Dedicating myself to my writing routine has been the best form of therapy I can point to in being more grounded and knowing myself well.

Testimonial Note from UpdateWithKate on Tue, Nov 30
72 cups

750words has been my therapist for the past 18 months. I’ve had hundreds of chance to analyse my thoughts, share them with myself, and share them for the future me, one day when I ask myself why I did what I did during this time.

Somewhere during the process, after 63 years, I realise that much of my fears and anxieties stem from feeling abandoned when my father died 56 years ago. My neighbour put this in perspective when we spoke about her husband dying and my divorce. She said “divorce is much harder than a partner dying. Your partner doesn’t die to leave you”.

You guys rock.

Testimonial Note from Peter Carruthers on Mon, Nov 29
1 cup
Stats feedback

Hi! I wonder if it makes sense, but one thing bothers me a little about the stats presented at the end of the writing. Sometimes the breakdown is spot on in terms of the things I was thinking about, but sometimes it’s completely off. For example, today it said that I was mostly focused on religion. I do write about religions sometimes, but I don’t belong to any. Today I wrote a pretty introspective post, but I didn’t mention a single thing about religion. It was hardly even spiritual. Just practical stuff about how I can improve my daily habits. So I was wondering, could you add an option to rate the accuracy of the stats at the end? Most of the times they are spot on or at least pretty close to what I would think, but sometimes they are completely off. I don’t know the exact mechanics of how the analysis works, and so I don’t know if it will be useful for improving the algorithm, but I just thought I’d mention that. Thank you!

New Feature Request Note from Grigory Krivtsov on Thu, Nov 25
1 cup

Yep, forgot again on Sunday so I donated again. Good to know that Sunday is a danger zone for me when I go easily off-target. Happy to be writing in this space. All the best with your writing everyone.

Testimonial Note from Elly B on Mon, Nov 22
1 cup

I’m not a frequent writer anymore, but as I logged in for old time’s sake, I realized I’ve logged at least a few entries every year since November 2011. Happy 10th anniversary! What a long, strange trip it’s been!

Testimonial Note from Rachel Altvater on Sat, Nov 20
1 cup
A better mobile site

While I’m grateful for what is, I can imagine and see the value of each suggestion. Given the value, I would suggest upgrading to appeal to a wider audience as a way to offer help people express themselves with words and co-create positive change in the world. .

New Feature Vote from Ruth Simone on Fri, Nov 19
1 cup

750 is a consistent reminder of the blessed opportunity to express our greatest interests, our deepest needs, and our consistent appreciation for what this profound website offers to those who appreciate the power of writing. Thank you for this opportunity to share with others.

Testimonial Note from Ruth Simone on Fri, Nov 19
2 cups

750 words… Some days it goes by fast, and I’m ready to keep writing more. Some other days, it feels like each sentence has to be dragged out of my brain, and my eyes are constantly checking the word count. Finally, some days, I am too tired and I go straight to the “Schedule time off” page to save my streak, even though it is not very long yet.
But because it is often so difficult, the sense of accomplishment when I do complete those words is that much more rewarding. Being able to overcome little mental barriers, bit by bit each day, has been so helpful to my well-being.

Testimonial Note from Monti Cello on Thu, Nov 18
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Rotuna on Thu, Nov 18
1 cup

Having a place to dump all the nonsense that builds up in my brain over night has been doing great things for my mental health and overall productivity.

Testimonial Note from Anthony on Tue, Nov 16
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

i love birds!! i would like a crow badge

New Feature Vote from Jennifer Gigantino on Mon, Nov 15
1 cup

“Oops… I did it again!” Max Martin.

Yep, I missed it yesterday… must work on how to remember to write my 750 words each day. Good stuff. I’m going to keep on going. Happy writing everyone!

Testimonial Note from Elly B on Sun, Nov 14