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
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Marc Tretin
James Edward Hervey
Christine Degner
SK Gaski
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
Bart Post
David Michaels
ramarameti
Liz Zélandais
Gary Chou
Jesse Bowline
Suzi Steffen
Steve Fife-Adams
Kaimipono Wenger
Katherine Holmes
Barbara Stevens
Yvette Keller
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Jim Sharp
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Dan Mertz
Julie Hughes
Hal Tepfer
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Dodo
Betsy Devine
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Nan S
Liz Demaree
Carmen Isáis
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Nicole Poweleit
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Dave Beck
Liz Flynn
Carl Yirka
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
JS
Holly S
Joel Bradshaw
Julie MacAller
Heather A Sparks
Leah Givens
Kelly Gammon
Michaël TRAZZI
Sherilyn Lee
Adrian Parsons
Ted Strutz
Daniel Russo
Lew Geer
Maja Ilisch
Aaron Webb
B Stagner
Pamela Dulaney
Michele Stankowski
Neha Mediratta
Bianca St.Louis
Amina Omari
Joey Mangano
James Matsuzaki
Bryan Tocarz
largeman
Elizabeth Rian
Kevin Albers
Maureen
May-Li Khoe
Jassim Latif

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

Has helped me with habit forming and making my ideas palpable.

Testimonial Note from Michael McElroy on Thu, Mar 21
1 cup

I love you. A former girlfriend once logged into my account and read all the terrible things I had dumped out of my head onto this website. I broke up with her. I needed a break from you. Now I’ve returned, written every day for more than a month consecutively, realized that this serves as therapy. I appreciate 750 words.

Testimonial Note from Roy Sanchez on Wed, Mar 20
4 cups

I haven’t written here in over four months. I am so grateful that when I come back to write, 750words is still here! Thanks to all who keep it going.

Testimonial Note from Margaret Lukens on Tue, Mar 19
1 cup

aw where do I start? I did a writers course at Strathclyde University, learning for later life and my tutor recommended I do this and oh do you know it is so good for me. I am piano student as well and do my scales most days, and this is a bit like doing your scales, it just gets the old typed works tapping away and just going with the flow has made me much more confident to just write! love it and well I don’t know if I would like to stop doing it now that is a good habit. yes it 750 words is a good habit. and where to go from here? well, I love checking on each day and am not as bothered it I forget, I used to really beat myself up if I didn’t remember, I usually do it first thing but maybe get distracted but yes my main purpose is to keep up the flow and use it as a stream of consciousness, I actually have made it my prayer diary and this is just such a way of getting peace at the beginning of the day, so really do appreciate you guys. am not sure how to ask for time off but am off! for the weekend so after Friday there will be a wee gap until Sunday evening, but don’t mind a break as I said, not as bothered as I used to be! happy writing love from Mana Marilyn Hazlett on Facebook xox

Testimonial Note from Marilyn Jean Hazlett on Tue, Mar 19
7 cups

I just hit my 366th consecutive day of writing on here, which of course means I’m officially past the one year mark. I promised myself I would do this once I hit one year, so here we go I guess.

750 Words has been the kind of constant in my life that’s been incredibly helpful. Its been a source of inspiration, a source of accomplishment, and in my darkest times over this year last year, a source of comfort as well.

Whether it was writing down ideas and thoughts for things I was working on, or just splurging thoughts out of my noggin for the sake of it, 750 Words has consistently kept me writing for over a year now, and I’m incredibly grateful for that

Oftentimes the hardest part of writing isn’t always the planning, or coming up with a story, or figuring out how to make that story work- its actually just sitting down and writing it. There’s been a lot of days- especially lately- where just writing has been one of the hardest things for me to do, and everytime I can’t bring myself to do it I start to doubt my capacity to do it at all. 750 Words is something I can look back on and show myself when my dumb anxious brain wants to make me think I can’t do something- and I’m really grateful to have something like that.

So thank you Buster and Kelli-Anne for 750 Words. I’m going a year strong, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon

Testimonial Note from Samuel John Wright Jones on Sat, Mar 16
4 cups
A better mobile site

the mobile site automatically kicks you to the top of the page every time you finish a line! I wish that this was fixed so that I could write my words there and not just on my computer.

New Feature Vote from Cameron Chaleff on Sat, Mar 16
1 cup
Offline Mode

I would love for there to be an offline mode. I travel a lot and sometimes don’t have access to internet or would like the ability to write my words while in commute, on an airplane, train, etc., and the ability to be able to write offline and have it save would be wonderful. Right now, I copy and paste things over from Google Docs or Scrivener or Byword, but would love to just write directly into 750words!

New Feature Request Note from Renee C on Sat, Mar 16
1 cup
Improved export ability

I’d like to be able to export all my writing at once, not just month by month.

New Feature Request Note from Joanie on Mon, Mar 11
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’d like to see badges for different word counts. Maybe a badge for writing 50k in a month, not just NaNo. There could be other word count goals as well.

New Feature Vote from Joanie on Mon, Mar 11
1 cup
Create a clear list of features

I’d like to see a page with a list of suggested features and their explanations. People could comment and elaborate on the idea, and it could show the current votes up or down for the ideas.

It’s tough to know what I’ve voting for from just the drop-down, unless I’m just missing something.

New Feature Request Note from Joanie on Mon, Mar 11
2 cups

I rediscovered this site after an absence of nearly 8 years and I can’t even begin to express how much it means to me. Since joining, I’ve graduated college, moved away from home, started a career, broken my heart and then fell in love…I’ve changed so much that taking a step back to take it all in…is overwhelming. But then I come here. 750words preserved a piece of me and she’s been waiting all these years for me to return. I am so blessed to be able to come back to her.

Testimonial Note from Mel CD on Mon, Mar 11
1 cup

I’ve avoided writing for sometime. I used to journal all the time as a kid. I would just write anything and everything that was going on. It takes courage to write. As an adult, I would come back sporadically but never consistently. Life got painful. I wanted to forget. But like everything else you try to push down, the force grows and resurfaces stronger than you intend. 750 words has provided space for me and so many others to process our truths in a consistent way. And it is so so fun! Thanks Buster and Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Angela on Mon, Mar 11
1 cup

I experienced a really traumatic event in the beginning of the year and I hadn’t been able to write anything since, but I woke up and wrote this morning and I was feeling really proud of that so I bought a cup of coffee. thank you for giving me the space to do this.

Testimonial Note from Eva on Sun, Mar 10
3 cups

I have come back to 750 Words after a two year absence. Writing, in all its forms – essays, paragraphs, lists, notes, poems, fragmented thoughts, important and non-important ideas – is shaping me into the person I want to be. This is the best therapy I have undergone. The blank page is always here for me, anytime, anywhere. I fill it with what matters to me. My pages aren’t blog posts, or social media cries for attention. This daily process isn’t selfish – it’s grounding. It’s given me fresh perspective, reminding me that each day is a new change to DO BETTER. I’m very grateful. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Ingrid Lindstrom on Sun, Mar 10
10 cups

365 days in a row. One whole year completed! Wow! I didn’t have any plans when I started to write my 750 words a year ago. I am not a writer, I don’t do diaries. I just decided to give it a try. I didn’t really have expectations from myself, from the process of writing. I just did it. Every morning. Day after day. Often still very drowsy, with my first morning coffee, just me and my words. For the 95% of time I felt just like I was wasting my time as I didn’t really have anything to say. But from time to time, something would happen while writing my 750 words for the day. I would realize something big about myself, or about life in general, I would come to an answer to the question that I never even said out loud, I would suddenly understand some part of me just a bit better. So, after a year of writing, yes, I can say that this is cool. And yes, it looks like time-wasting for the most of the days, but because of these rare and wonderful days when something important comes out in the process of writing, it’s just still so much worth it!
Hello new year of writing!

Testimonial Note from N K on Sat, Mar 09
26 cups

I’ve been writing every day for 2.5 years or 872 days. I’ve learned much about myself and this writing has helped me to dump out the crap in my head so I could write cleanly for my business. It really helped to empty me in the mornings. I meditate for 20 minutes then I write 750 words which takes 15 minutes and all of the gratitude I’m feeling would pour out on to the page. I’ve written over 678,000 words since I started and I just published my first book in December of 2018. I don’t think I could have done that if I hadn’t had the discipline of writing everyday and pouring my heart out on these pages. Lately I’ve been writing my words, then going back to review this same day last year and then the previous year to see what I was doing and what has changed. My life is different in SO many ways and yet the 2 things that I struggle with, still are in my face. I’m still dealing with losing 10 pounds (WTH?) and trying to get out from under debt. So, because of this awareness, I’ve taken steps, drastic steps, to eliminate the debt and when it comes to the 10 pounds, I’ve decided to simply stop thinking I need to lose it. I reached out for help with the debt and I’m reprogramming my beliefs about my body. I feel really good. It’s amazing what you can learn by going back and reviewing your entries from the prior year(s). Thanks to 750 words for helping me raise my level of consciousness by providing this space for writing. We are all miracles unfolding. Keep going you guys! Peace and blessings, Maureen

Testimonial Note from Maureen Ross Gemme on Fri, Mar 08
1 cup

750 words is a great resource for any writer! I was slogging around, thinking about writing and stumbled on 750 words. Writing since last July and it keeps me going. Next on my agenda: Write my book on adopting pets. Love collecting those fun badges, too! Thanks K & B for this great writing resource!

Testimonial Note from Dr. Bessie on Fri, Mar 08
5 cups
Dark mode

a switch or icon to toggle the entire site between the current mode and dark mode

New Feature Request Note from Kairi Gray on Fri, Mar 08
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Kairi Gray on Fri, Mar 08
1 cup
Is this a monthly subscription?

I did a one time donation expecting full access to the site but after some time passed the site asked me to purchase a membership. Can it be made more clear if this is a service only accessible by monthly payments and how much access a one-time payment will get you?

New Feature Request Note from Minseung Kim on Fri, Mar 08
1 cup

Helps me keep my mind and thoughts in check, thanks :)

Testimonial Note from Minseung Kim on Fri, Mar 08
1 cup

750 words has helped me in ways I didn’t know I needed. By writing whatever pops into my head every morning, I’ve been able to open up to new aspects of my creativity, overcome writer’s block, and move forward on the book I’ve been writing. So grateful for this fun and helpful platform.

Testimonial Note from Melanie McKinnon on Thu, Mar 07
3 cups

Love the site – kept me motivated to finish my first script of the year. I just want to know, why am I always 9 points behind the leaders in the monthly challenge? What are they doing that I’m not??

Testimonial Note from Pops on Wed, Mar 06
1 cup
Better export formats

1) Add entry text/metadata etc to txt exports with Markdown formatting, like marking Entry date as header or something so that if I import it into an editor outside for editing later the entries are distinct.

2) Offer HTML as an export option, make it easier to import into, say, google docs for editing. Right now my workflow involves pulling the document into notepad++, using regexp find and replace to mark headers, using a markdown plugin to preview the HTML, and the copy pasting into a google doc all marked up and everything.

Being able to just directly copy paste and keep formatting would be great.

New Feature Request Note from elms on Tue, Mar 05
1 cup

Thanks for giving me this space to write, where no one has to see my words if I don’t want them to, and I can just get the day out of my head when I have nowhere else to put it. You make my daily writing experience fun and it gives me a sense of accomplishment when I need it the most. Thank you for bringing 750 Words to the world! <3

Testimonial Note from Sarah Blankenship on Mon, Mar 04
1 cup

I’ve been a member here since 2011. A long time. I’ve always tried to use it as a NaNoWriMo boost, but it never really stuck. Starting in 2019, I started writing every day. In the beginning, not 750 words, but I’m now in a very good streak, and I am thankful that this place is here to brain dump my day. Thank you being here.

Testimonial Note from Nicole F. on Thu, Feb 28
1 cup

I have been using 750words on and off for past few years. Since last week though, I have been consistent and determined to clear my brain and free up the memory for tasks that matter. Journaling here has been such a freeing experience. thank you for everything – simple yet beautiful editor, stats, badges, encouraging emails and for the amazing community feel.

Testimonial Note from Siri P on Thu, Feb 28
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Alisia Chiara on Tue, Feb 26
1 cup

750words has helped me tremendously on my self-exploration and -development journey. Something about reaching that 750 mark really gets your brain activated! Almost every day, I start writing thinking that it’s pointless and that I’m just jabbering, but then by the end of my entry, I’ve come out with a better understanding of myself or my situation. I was originally doing my 750 on paper, but because I was using paper and pen in a journal that’s not notebook size (the original idea behind 750 words is that you fill 3 pieces of notebook paper), I could never be sure if I was hitting the goal or not. Since they are generous enough to give a whole free month, there really is no harm in trying to see if 750words works for you too!

Testimonial Note from Camille Dent on Mon, Feb 25
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Rebecca Little on Fri, Feb 22