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

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

Notes of inspiration from members

10 cups

I am here, and that is how I begin many of my entries. Trying for gratitude and presence for at least one mini sentence a day, then I have free reign to write all kinds of angry and sad and boring and miraculous and awful and fabulous and mundane crap along with what I hope yields a speck of personal growth, getting things out of the muddle so I can connect the dots of the worlds I struggle with. I haven’t been ready to hop over to the new spot, but who knows, maybe tomorrow? I will be eternally grateful that this small dumping-and-building ground exists. I wish all the badges were ACTUAL badges that I could iron on a jacket! Because I would wear it proudly! But I am immensely pleased with all the ones I earned and can beam proudly at if I make it into this space. THANK YOU!! Everyone maintaining, everyone writing. We are here.

Testimonial Note from nancy s on Mon, May 23
1 cup

I’m super happy developing my daily writing habit using 750words. It’s been less than a month and I’m noticing results. It helps me to test potential articles and iterate ideas day by day. Ideas become more evident once I put them in words, even if they are not perfectly redacted. Personally, I love numbers, badges, and stats so I look at them every day and try to improve.

Testimonial Note from Nahuel Garbezza on Mon, May 16
1 cup

Good to be with others. I am finding this opportunity each morning to be illuminating and helpful. Best wishes for all

Testimonial Note from Wayne Peck on Mon, May 16
3 cups

I’ve been using 750 words on and off since 2011. It’s been with me through so many ups and downs and I would be pretty crushed if it was to disappear someday. It’s not a constant part of my life, but it’s an integral part of my life. 750 words, never change!

Testimonial Note from Kevin Bradley on Wed, May 11
1 cup
A better mobile site

Improve ability of website to scroll typewriter style (to keep cursor in middle-ish of screen) and Also to have the word count float at the bottom of the screen (sometimes gets hidden for some reason).

New Feature Vote from Kevin Bradley on Wed, May 11
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Being able to store entries locally without having to export them everyday. Also being able to use the site offline of course.

New Feature Vote from Kevin Bradley on Wed, May 11
1 cup

Wow – such a powerful resource this is. To let go into the digital journal from anywhere is beautiful. I get to ‘vent’ here instead of to anyone else or in a relationship.

The attitude I have EVERYWHERE is an attitude of GRATITUDE and that’s been developed through constant REFLECTION – that’s happened, in large part, on! So Thank You with Love!

Testimonial Note from Darshan Patel on Tue, May 10
1 cup

I first joined 750w Words in 2012. Since then, I have used it to journal, to vent, to process ideas, and to write fiction. I have earned badges and built up streaks, and I have forgotten about it for months and months on end. But every time, I come back! There’s something comforting and welcoming about this simple, quiet little site that lets me pour out whatever’s inside of me — no formatting, no distractions, just writing words that I never have to look at again.

Testimonial Note from Ginny Di on Tue, May 10
1 cup
More text analysis

I’d like to be able to see a big word cloud/statistics page (like the one that comes up for any given day) for the entire set of words I’ve written, or for a date range that I specify.

New Feature Vote from Angel Belsey on Sat, May 07
1 cup

very grateful for this website, been here off and on since 2012, it has helped tremendously. keep you up the great karma work! xoxo

Testimonial Note from leanna Kith on Fri, May 06
6 cups

I’ve been on this site since 2012. I haven’t necessarily been here every day since a few years after that, but I have found it useful to do my brain dump in the morning. I don’t like change at all, but I suppose I will go figure out where we are going next, uh, next. I really appreciate that the site owners gave some of us a legacy status here oh so long ago. I paid when I could, but most months, that still isn’t possible for me. I’ll miss the simplicity of this site, that it does feel very private to me, and that I don’t have to “be social” at all when I come here to write. Those things are incredibly important to me, with the way both the world and the internet are today. Here, I can write badly, type ugly or angry words that need to be said, empty my brain of stress and vitriol and worry. Yes, that act has a strong, positive effect on the rest of my day. I hope the new site is as simple and unobtrusive as this one. Thanks for everything you’ve done for us over the past 10+ years.

Testimonial Note from Ari Summerland on Wed, Apr 27
10 cups

Every once in awhile, I come by here out of sheer gratitude for this amazing, under-sung and under-appreciated tool that has been a part of my life for SO many years now.

Keeping it brief. Just know that this site is BELOVED by myself and others. Can’t wait to see the new version, but want to continue to share a HEARTY THANK YOU to Buster, Kellianne and the others that have kept it up and running all this time!

Testimonial Note from Eric Nentrup on Thu, Apr 21
1 cup

I am living in a third world country and can feel very lonely and isolated at times. At the moment I am struggling with my mental health. 750 words can give me a reason to get up in the morning. Writing is helping me clear the fog and put one foot in front of the other. Thank you 750 Words :)

Testimonial Note from claire maley on Mon, Apr 11
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Yes, I would love for you to have more badges for accomplishments. If you had a daily writing prompt question or theme, then I can choose from a few questions and write about one of them to get a daily badge! That would be fun!

New Feature Vote from Heidi on Thu, Apr 07
10 cups
Have the new site have the same functionality as the old site

I wrote this as a feedback note on the new site, but as no one ever responds to feedback over there, at least this way I get to set it down.

I hadn’t realised the new site was going to have inferior functionality to the old site. I was 50 words off finishing when my time ran out: on the old site I could just have adjusted my finishing time and all’s well – but the new site’s limited and inferior functionlity doesn’t have that option. I’m going back to the old site now – let me know when the new site is at least as good as the old one,

Also, I’ve been interrupted every hundred characters or so typing this on the new site’s feedback form as the new site moves me away from the feedback form on to the new day page.

New Feature Request Note from Yonmei onIJ on Tue, Apr 05
1 cup

750 words helped me to have good mood

Testimonial Note from zahira chouiba on Mon, Apr 04
1 cup

Hello, I wanted to give a shout out to Kelliane. I had an unbroken streak of 796 days until last week when a migraine descended and I missed a day. I wrote to Kelliane who responded quickly and in my favour. It has made me realise how incredibly important this site is for me. In my 60s, on the death of my younger brother in December 2019, I decided to fulfil a dream that began in my 20s – to write a novel. I’m not there yet, but not far off (on 3rd rewrite) and I know that I wouldn’t be at this stage without the routine of writing 1000 words first thing (I like to have parity between days and thousand words)) Also I suspect, this habit gives me the best chance of maintaining a sense of balance in life,
A huge thank you to Kelliane and for the very existence of

Testimonial Note from Clare Howard on Mon, Apr 04
20 cups
More badges for accomplishments

More achievements, more frequent achievements would be motivating. It’s a long road for me to earn my next one.

New Feature Vote from Charity Jennings on Thu, Mar 31
4 cups

I have been a member since 2013. helped me write the initial drafts of several books. I am so excited that one of those books was recently picked up by Peachtree Teen and will come out in 2023! I could not have done this without 750 THANK YOU!!!!!

Testimonial Note from Kathy Higgs-Coulthard on Sun, Mar 27
1 cup

writing here on 750words has made the habit of writing daily a breeze and so much fun. great work!

Testimonial Note from Roy Rodrigues on Sun, Mar 27
25 cups

How have you fared through the pandemic? I’ll tell ya, has helped me keep my head screwed on straight throughout. I’m immunosuppressed because of medications I have to take for rheumatoid arthritis, so it’s going to be quite a while before this thing feels “over” for me. Sigh. But writing about it helps me understand what’s going on inside this noggin of mine. I’ve been faithfully entering at least 750 words daily for — I’m not sure. Seven years? Yes, I believe it’s more than seven years. I don’t anticipate ever stopping. It’s an essential part of my life now.

Testimonial Note from Janet Rae-Dupree on Sat, Mar 26
3 cups
Secure server for writing

Please hook into Let’s Encrypt for free SSL certificates to enable HTTPS for your site.

New Feature Vote from Mike Kelly on Mon, Mar 14
85 cups

Today I took the leap and transitioned to the new 750 word site after over 7 years on this one, but I just couldn’t leave here without giving a shout out to Kellianne with so much thanks for all the times that she fixed broken streaks and otherwise helped me – always with grace and kindness. It has meant so much to me to have this place, and this community, to share the process of expressing thoughts, stretching creative muscles, and getting out my ruminations someplace safe. Hope to see you all on the other side!

Testimonial Note from Melissa Hoagland on Mon, Mar 07
9 cups
Entering historical journal entries

I have a bunch of historical journal entries that I would love to load into this tool.

They would not count towards achievements but would be included in the stats like mood analysis and things like that.

I want to see all my journal entries in one place, and to understand my shifts over time.

New Feature Request Note from Adam Murray on Sun, Mar 06
1 cup
Secure server for writing

Daily writing is deeply personal; the Web can be an invasive place. A secure server would enable all users to mind-dump candidly and without filters.

New Feature Vote from Karen Kurciska on Sun, Mar 06
5 cups

I was just going through all my passwords and this site came up. I’ve really been missing it lately. I exported my notes when you “closed,” but nothing replaced the peace I found while dumping my thoughts on this site. I happened to click it just out of curiosity and HERE YOU ARE! You just made my day in ways I can’t begin to explain! I am so relieved and encouraged to be back. I noticed on Twitter you’re working on a new version of the site. Whatever you do, just don’t take it down again!
So happy to be back, after almost 10 years!

Testimonial Note from Margot Liebenthal on Thu, Mar 03
1 cup
Mobile-friendly website

I sometimes compose my words in the Notes app on my iPhone using voice recognition while I’m taking a walk. I then select all then copy and paste.

The problem I’ve had is that there doesn’t appear to be a way to trigger a “Force Save” like I can on my iPad by using Command-S. I’ve tried lots of different tricks. Sometimes it appears that the words have registered and been counted but they haven’t actually be “saved”. In a few cases, I’ve lost what I put in which impacted my continuous streak of writing.

In the past, I thought perhaps I could use voice-recognition directly into the site from my iPhone. In some of those cases, I lost my text/writing altogether. That’s why I at least use the Notes app to hold my writing so if inputting it into doesn’t take, then I’ll still have a copy.

Perhaps there could be a “Save Now” button that appears on mobile devices.

New Feature Request Note from Andrew Raimist on Tue, Mar 01
2 cups

In this past year, I have continued to added experiences to my life, that fill my cup. These things, like 750words, have asked me to show up with consistency, like my work-outs, with discipline, like my reading, with new thoughts and ideas, and in all, contributing to this time in life when isolation has had to become a positive place generating life, health, healing and growth. I Thank this website, for being here.

I heard about it through Mel Robbins, who has also continued through her writing and speaking, to add to my life with tools that help me care for me, help me to believe in me, and help me to put me first. Writing is the first thing I do consistently with great joy every single day. Rain or Shine, on good days and bad, I can count on this space, to be a place where a gathering of a like minded collective is happening virtually. On most days my mood shifts for the good if it didn’t start out that way.

Thank you Sherry

Testimonial Note from Sherry Funk on Tue, Mar 01
1 cup

I’ve journalled badly all my life. 750words provides a nice simple interface that stays out of the way and the right encouragement level that you can get it done for months at a time… An off-line mode would be nice too for those times I’m off-grid but that can wait.

Testimonial Note from Ken Marchant on Tue, Mar 01
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from syr r on Tue, Mar 01