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
Robert John Metcalf
JG de Vries
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
Fuzzy Violette
DaleSnow
David Michaels
Brian Hodson
Jesse Bowline
Suzi Steffen
Katherine Holmes
Chad Michael Eyer
Mary Warner
Steve Fife-Adams
Kaimipono Wenger
Gary Chou
Jim Sharp
Ransom Noble
Janna Marlies Maron
Francis Floyd Occena
Donna Grace Noyes
Paul Schingle
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Derrick Woolfson
Dan Mertz
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Dodo
Bart Post
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Nan S
Liz Demaree
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Chris Cooper
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Shania Hougher
Liz Zélandais
Barbara Stevens
Hal Tepfer
ramarameti
Yvette Keller
Bryan Tocarz
largeman
Kellianne Benson
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
James Matsuzaki
CGC
David matthew czukiewski
Rees Davidson
Jose A. Palma
Daniel Russo
Michael Wayne Cole
Scotty A
Crystal Darby
Lew Geer
Glenn Yuyama Hansen
John Holcroft
Betsy Devine
Jennifer Van Adrichem
Hadjar Homaei
Julie Hughes
Miriam Hatkin
Sean Isaacs
Kim A.
Rebeca Lustgarten
Carol Kubota
Amina Omari
Jeannel King
Effuah Gbor
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B S.
Tommo Greer
Bradley Ellis
Kathy Russo
Gurgen Tumanyan

Notes of inspiration from members

5 cups

I have been struggling to write for a very long time. I became a member in 2020, during the pandemic, but I was so down I could not write a single word. But I started writing from the 1st of January, 2023. And I have been able to keep up the streak! I have even got the Night Bat, Cheetah, and Hamster badges in addition to the Albatross and The Turquoise Horse. And these tiny little achievements mean the world mean to me. I hope I can keep up this pace throughout this year. Much love <3

Testimonial Note from Ru3eyedRaven on Wed, Feb 01
1 cup

This was recommended by a friend.It was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted an online place to keep a journal and keep up a writing practice. This even has a reward system and feedback section. So simple and so needed.

Testimonial Note from Julie Troop on Sat, Jan 28
1 cup

Very glad to have found this site back in 2012. I did a NaNoWriMo, journaled about my youth, and now over a decade later I am back again for daily practice. Thank you for keeping a gem of the old internet alive <3
Very proud of everyone who’s on here. You are all rockstars!

Testimonial Note from Marg P. on Sat, Jan 28
2 cups

It’s been so lovely to use this site for over a decade now. Today I was again reminded of just how nurturing it is to write my words in this space. I send clients here and wish all who land here joy, insights, reflection and growth. Thank you 750 Words team for keeping this possible. The reflections that occur for the writers who engage here are changing the world for the better.

Testimonial Note from Tony Esteves on Tue, Jan 24
50 cups

750 words has inspired me to think and write a different kind of journal and I have appreciated the way the badges have improved my persistence. So thanks for restoring a streak broken by technical internet problems and thanks for a way to think through issues and problems and construct sermons. Here is a 50 cup salute!!

Testimonial Note from Margaret W. Franke on Tue, Jan 10
10 cups

“I love logging into 750 words and seeing all of the x’s checking off the days that I’ve completed so far. It’s a beautiful thing to see the visual evidence of me taking time for myself. Of me making myself the most important thing on my todo list.”

This was how I started my writing today. I’ve started a new morning routine of meditation and writing as soon as I wake up and I have been feeling so much more positive and hopeful for the future. Thank you for this awesome tool that helps make my days brighter.

Testimonial Note from To Eat Yer Broccoli on Sat, Jan 07
1 cup

750 Words has, slowly, over many years, allowed me to develop a more regular habit of writing and self-examination, and for this I am eternally grateful.

Testimonial Note from Noah J. on Fri, Jan 06
1 cup

I’ve started and stopped on this site about a dozen times. Today, it’s for reals. Writing makes me happy, it’s a new year, and it’s time I stick to this. Yay me.

Testimonial Note from EmKay on Fri, Jan 06
20 cups

750 Words is an awesome resource. I have used it to compose chapters for my books, to brainstorm, and to practice positive self talk. I love to do word purges in the stream-of-consciousness style, see what comes up from my mind onto the page and then address that in writing to reframe and orient myself towards my best life and the experiences or ideals I want to embody. This site is streamlined and effective, and through these simple daily pages I have grown, created, and learned a lot about myself. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Jack Dolinar on Thu, Jan 05
57 cups

Burning all my cups here before I end my membership, to say how great this site been for me and how it might work for anyone else out there having a hard time getting started.

It took me many, many false starts to get in the habit of actually writing literally every day. Sometimes I’d try it for just a day or two, then take a break. Sometimes I’d pledge for the month then only keep it up for a week, or get tantalizingly close to the end only for something to mess it up. But I kept at it, and kept having another try on the challenge next month.

Finally, one month I did it. Then I kept it up for the next month. And the next month. Then for a full year.

When I finally slipped up again, I decided improving my bad sleep habits (that got me to sleep through a deadline) were a lot higher priority than making sure I got words in before midnight no matter what. So I won’t be pursuing the goal here of writing each day anymore. But while I work on that, I can look back on that badge and that solid year of writing now to remind myself that it is possible to build new habits, even if you keep falling off the wagon at first.

Thanks for providing such a simple streamlined site that made this happen for me!

Testimonial Note from MaryJo Wood on Tue, Jan 03
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from raselgeuse on Mon, Jan 02
1 cup

It’s been a great tool and recommended by my therapist. I find it super helpful to be able to write out my thoughts, worries and whatever else is on my mind. This practice really does help clear my head and the swirling, sometimes consuming thoughts and emotions that may be on my mind.

Testimonial Note from Ashley Browne on Wed, Dec 21
1 cup

In a way totally unbeknownst to me, that is how 750 Words has affected me. Tapping into my world of personal writing daily – spiritual, mental, emotional realms have expanded exponentially. Like no kidding ! Merci beaucoup.

Testimonial Note from JuneAnn Kellogg on Tue, Dec 20
1 cup
More text analysis

Hi! It’s been a minute since I’ve had my subscription, but any kind of text analysis might be helpful… but really, it’s pretty awesome as is. Thanks for creating this site. I just can’t do the long hand thing :)

New Feature Vote from Vincenzo Wey on Sun, Dec 18
1 cup

I’m back. I want to start writing daily again and I was so so glad to have this PLACE to come back to. So grateful. trying to do it in conjunction with mediation and just read the article https://betterhumans.pub/better-than-meditation-12532d29f6cd thanks for that.

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Harris on Fri, Dec 09
1 cup

I want to be very honest here, and I think this is the page to do that. For the past month I have contemplated suicide almost daily, as my life has imploded around me. But this page has held me together, has allowed me to create such a life line such a mooring line to life. I am so appreciative of this page, as it holds me accountable and holds me to believe in yet another tomorrow.

Testimonial Note from Mitchell Smith on Wed, Dec 07
50 cups

750 words is my therapist that I visit every day. Writing my morning words gives me a daily chance to redirect my thoughts, take perspective on my life and explore my challenges. I also love how it gets my fingers moving for the day and all my emails and messages get written so much faster.

Testimonial Note from Mark Rudin on Wed, Nov 23
1 cup

I have enjoyed the challenge of getting 750 words written down. I do find it hard to get all the boxes checked, and that is disappointing to me. I want to continue to use this site as a way to improve my writing and become more prolific.

Testimonial Note from Erna Boehs on Mon, Nov 21
1 cup

This is an amazing way to become a prolific writer and to begin to write and sort my way through my daily life. Thank you for making this site for writers like me

Testimonial Note from Ellen How on Fri, Nov 11
1 cup

There is a strange and unique sense of peace when writing here. And peace followed by hard analytics is really why we do this, isn’t it?

Testimonial Note from Valentin Frank on Sat, Nov 05
5 cups

It’s been almost 10 years since my ex and I agreed to separate. I was using 750words already, but once I was on my own, it became an anchor in my new life. I’ve come back to it over and over as I’ve gradually made my life my own. Writing is the one practice I can be certain I’ll do every day, and I’m grateful 750words is always here to help me do it. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Merri-Todd Webster on Fri, Oct 28
77 cups
way to reset/archive badges

I want to archive the badges that I have and start fresh after a long break. Ideally, it would be nice to be able to see the old ones somewhere, but I’m willing to just live with a screenshot and start fresh fully.

New Feature Request Note from Sarah Brown on Tue, Oct 25
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Sarah Brown on Tue, Oct 25
50 cups

Today marks six years of writing on 750 Words. Found this site via The Write Life blog. I was six weeks into retirement, definitely drifting. Sitting down to write every day was something I had always wanted to do, but…

750 Words saved me. It provided the place to try out ideas, to record all sorts of family memories to be shared with the nieces and nephews, to rant about the state of the world and politics, to work through fears and worries, to first draft all sorts of tech comm activities, to record joyful times and the delights of living with always-fascinating cats.

Thank you every day to Buster and to Kellianne for making this safe place for all us to grow and succeed.

Testimonial Note from marcia shannon on Tue, Oct 18
1 cup

I fall off for weeks, months or a year, but I always return. This is the best site to keep my goals going. Thanks, guys!😎💖

Testimonial Note from Susi Frances on Sat, Oct 08
12 cups

750 words is a safe place for me to come and let loose. It’s a mindfulness practice.

Testimonial Note from Benny Wallington on Wed, Oct 05
1 cup

This is indeed a great site. It has helped me in many ways as far as dumping the things on the mind at the time and when I feel I have a story to tell. I love the challenge of the 750 as it pushes you to make it happen

Testimonial Note from Tamara Johnson-Dunston on Tue, Oct 04
1 cup

So, been doing this for 30 days now and already written more words for my novel than I dod in the previous 5 years – works for me!!

Testimonial Note from Andrew Wright on Thu, Sep 22
7 cups

Hello all you beautiful writers out there!
I’m fresh from a repaired streak, and I realized that this deserved a Note of Inspiration
I started writing 750 words the September before last (I’ll never forget, seven days after my baby sister was born!) and I’m on a 700-somethin day streak (with the appropriate days off, mostly for travel days, hard to write when you’re on a road trip).
Just a few days ago, my computer made a huge gaffe and DELETED my entry which I’d copied over from a different site. I was TRAUMATIZED. I’m the sort of person who starts new hobbies all the time and is amazed when they actually follow-through for more than a month. 750 words is one of the only things I do on a day-to-day basis, with few or no skips. The only other thing that comes close is my daily Rosary, so I was miserable. I literally had an upset stomach for two days.
BUT. It made me consider how important this is in my life, especially since when I look at all the random story ideas I came up with back then I shudder (Oh gosh, they’re so bad, all you authors can empathize), and I’m pretty sure my writing has improved (although the me of two years hence will probably shudder)
The point of this rambling note is…
Thank you, 750 words, for helping me process through all the trauma of moving back and forth, helping sharpen my writing AND typing skills (Seriously, I was typing 15 wpm when I started), and just helping me become a better version of myself. I was never good at keeping a journal before you.
OH, and thanks a whole lot to Kellianne who puts up with my emails for fixed streaks after malfunctions (Or power outages). You’re a magnificent person!

Testimonial Note from Sarah Lillian Friedl on Tue, Sep 20
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Karla Lorena on Sat, Sep 17