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
kate beswick
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
Fuzzy Violette
DaleSnow
David Michaels
Bart Post
Gary Chou
Jesse Bowline
Suzi Steffen
Steve Fife-Adams
Kaimipono Wenger
Katherine Holmes
Liz Zélandais
ramarameti
Barbara Stevens
Yvette Keller
Barbara 'Birdy' Cox-Diamond
Jim Sharp
David matthew czukiewski
Francis Floyd Occena
Janna Marlies Maron
Paul Schingle
Donna Grace Noyes
Derrick Woolfson
Erik Kastner
Steven Goldman
Dan Mertz
Hal Tepfer
Mary Lee Luskin
Bill Archibald
Julie Hughes
Dodo
Betsy Devine
Nancy Carlzen
Austin
Nan S
Liz Demaree
Carla Weiss
Marc Majcher
Erin Brown-John
Anne Dunham
Nils Davis
Chris Cooper
Shania Hougher
Carmen Isáis
Nicole Poweleit
Dave Beck
Brandon Lorenz
Liz Flynn
Adam Bossy-Mendoza
Mira Crisp
Carl Yirka
Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
Adrian Parsons
JS
Holly S
Joel Bradshaw
Lew Geer
Julie MacAller
Shane Zackey
Spencer Handley
Heather A Sparks
Leah Givens
Daniel Russo
Kelly Gammon
Michaël TRAZZI
Joey Mangano
Sherilyn Lee
James Matsuzaki
Bryan Tocarz
largeman
Ted Strutz
Elizabeth Rian
Maja Ilisch
Aaron Webb
Amina Omari
B Stagner
Pamela Dulaney
Kimberly Rose

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jean Kleber on Sun, Sep 22
1 cup

Llevo tres días escribiendo en 750words y el programa me parece excelente. Existen diferentes motivaciones para mantenerse constante fomentando el saludable hábito de escribir todos los días. Este ejercicio me parece fabuloso no solamente por salud mental sino para mejorar mis habilidades de escritura. Es precisamente lo que estaba buscando desde hace tiempo.
Espero convertir mi hábito de escritura diaria en una rutina para el resto de mi vida.
saludos

Testimonial Note from Juan Carlos Oyuela on Sun, Sep 22
1 cup

I almost gave up and quit! Something very devastating happened to me this month. It brought me to the pit of despair and I was physically, and emotionally Ugh, Ugh.
Some of you will understand this feeling.
Then I was so exhausted, my memory fogged over and I couldn’t do anything I needed to be doing.
I woke up one morning and realized I hadn’t written my 750 Words the day before. ACK!
I cried as this was the one thing during the turmoil that I was doing to help me sort things out that had happened. I felt like all was lost and being on the Wall Of Shame felt like the worst.
Anyway, I talked to myself and affirmed that I can get off the wall of shame next month anyway and I am ok.

This seems funny and like a child I suppose, needing the validation of the badges and points, but sometimes, I need that and it helps keep me going when life is hard.
I am back writing for my second day again and am happy I didn’t quit. Thank you again for this site. It means a lot to me.
Very Appreciative Lynda

Testimonial Note from Lynda Elliott Goyzueta on Sat, Sep 21
30 cups

Today I reached my 1724th day in a row. This website has helped me when I’ve needed to write a story, needed to rant or get the word count done for NaNoWriMo. When I’ve needed to get something off my chest, it’s been a listening ear and I wouldn’t be without it. Here’s to another four and a half years. Thank you 750 words. xxxx

Testimonial Note from Laura Parish on Fri, Sep 20
1 cup

Thank you for providing a fun space to express myself. I love the stats tools at the end of every day and I LOVE being able to go back and search what I have written. These features alone make it worth the monthly contribution. Keep up the good work guys!

Testimonial Note from Dana Portwood on Wed, Sep 18
50 cups

I fail a lot. I don’t make it every day, or even most days anymore. But that is okay. The point is to train yourself to think a certain way, to express yourself, to process your feelings. This site has helped so much with that, and still it is a safe place for my most complicated, tangled thoughts. The badges and the stats are so helpful, they keep you going. In the beginning. But after a while, you have to let them go. Life changes. It sweeps you on to newer, different, time consuming, and sometimes wordless things. And that is also good. Thank you for being there when I needed you 750, and thanks for being what I need you to be when I don’t.

Testimonial Note from Morgan on Tue, Sep 17
70 cups

1,641 Days, 1424,974 Words, and a 1,000 Day streak. I found 750 Words on January 13, 2015 (or, maybe 750 Words found me). This was a time when my life was in turmoil and chaos, and I had no idea what was about to happen. I found this to be a place where I could come and process what was going on, dump all the anxieties and stress out of my brain and on to the “page”, and keep grounded. It became an anchor in my life. It has been here to help me work through problems, celebrate successes, make to-do lists, revisit my past, and plan for the future. It has been life saving. So, on this day that I hit the 1,000 mark streak, I wanted to say thank you to Buster and Kellianne, for making this place available. You guys rock!

Testimonial Note from Linus Édouard Delacroix on Mon, Sep 16
1 cup
More text analysis

Yes, I am interested in seeing more of the text analytics labels. In particular the mindset, feeling etc.. labels across time.. and against/grouped by word-counts. May be this can be made a paid version too.I’d pay for it.

New Feature Vote from anand jeyahar on Mon, Sep 16
46 cups

Today I am leaving 750 words. It has been a place of amazing discovery, exploration and liberation. It has become a place where I search deep within, face my demons, call out to God and know myself to be loved and forgiven unconditionally.
Out of this I have been encouraged to liberate my inner artist and now I am exploring God through art.
But I have noticed how now I am being unfaithful to 750 words, and my commitment a burden.
Since Jan 2016 I have amassed 13 badges and ‘written’ over 700,000 words – though my writing practice has not been entirely original, some cuts and pastes to achieve the daily goal. Forgive me. And I have recommended this site to many budding writers.
Thank you 750 words for this amazing chapter in my life.
And every blessing and grace to you, the 750 community.
Go well.
SparkyJay

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Sep 16
1 cup
dark mode

night/dark mode option please

New Feature Request Note from minori time on Sun, Sep 15
3 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Nancy T. on Thu, Sep 12
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

when i try to write on my phone browser it loads in a clunky way and leads to distractions being counted when they wouldn’t in an app, i think.

New Feature Vote from minori time on Sun, Sep 08
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments

It would be awesome to have some badges for certain types of writing, e.g. fantasy, thriller, etc.

New Feature Vote from Simon Ilincev on Thu, Sep 05
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Simon Ilincev on Thu, Sep 05
1 cup

I haven’t been on this site for some time, but when I was using it, my mind was a lot clearer and my creativity was at an all time high. I have a personal website that I manage, but 750 Words allows me to write just for me and not put anything out on my personal site that is on topic. 750 Words allows me freedom to say what I want to myself, or pretend I’m saying them to others. It allows me to be positive and negative and is a GREAT primer to get other creative pursuits going. The past few nights, I’ve been laying in bed just wanting to write and I was again reminded of this site. So here I am, again trying to build up my streaks and prepare myself for my writing job. I’m thankful that since the days of Live Journal are basically behind me, there is still a place to write my thoughts. And it is so much fun to see how much you can write in a day, and to get that streak going. It really makes it so you don’t want to miss a day.

Testimonial Note from Deanna G W Straw on Wed, Sep 04
1 cup

Writing at 750 words leaves me elevated and with a sense of freedom. If I am stuck with a thought, or a decision, or am wanting to write a document but can’t seem to get started, I start here, and by the time I am done with my 750 words here, I have almost always cleared the block.

And the satisfaction of keeping the streak going is quite enlivening!

Testimonial Note from Navjeet K Bawa on Mon, Sep 02
5 cups
Next/previous links

I’d love to see links at top and bottom of a day’s writing when I’m rereading that go to the next and previous days written. Skip any days not written on — hopefully I’ll have few enough of those, but.

New Feature Request Note from elms on Mon, Sep 02
1 cup
Improve the writing page

I would like to see the writing page saved in the same manner that it was written. I’ve noticed some paragraphs seem to move around when I go back days later to review.

New Feature Vote from Lori Daleesa Weary on Sun, Sep 01
3 cups

750 Words has been such an important part of my last year. Writing every day is where the real power is. But there was something about the nudges and the vibe that inspired me to get started and I’ve been going ever since. It frames writing as something important enough to do every day but also, somehow, takes away the fear of taking everything too seriously. Not sure how you pulled that off. Thanks for making such a focused, thoughtful tool. It has truly helped me.

Testimonial Note from Benjamin Welch on Sun, Sep 01
3 cups

Before 750 words, it was hard for me to feel proud of my writing because I’ve always wanted it to be perfect. Even looking through journal entries from when I was a child makes my inner critic cringe. How silly—I don’t need to hold myself to high standards when I’m simply recounting my day!

All it took was a bit of consistent practice for me to internalize that writing is a pleasant task and that my stream-of-consciousness entires don’t need to be edited or judged.

I appreciate having a safe space to write without judgement. It’s a lot of fun. : -)

Testimonial Note from Chris on Fri, Aug 30
1 cup

Need this to force me to put my thoughts done
Nothing else like it

Testimonial Note from Fermin Romo on Thu, Aug 29
5 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Jane K on Thu, Aug 29
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Jane K on Thu, Aug 29
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Jane K on Thu, Aug 29
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Amro on Wed, Aug 28
10 cups

I used to be really undisciplined about my writing habits. I could go through phases of writing daily for 20 or 30 days and then not write again for a year. Although I’ve only properly started using 750words.com in the past year, it’s made a huge difference in my writing; even if I do mostly use the site as a brain dump. I wanted to build and maintain the habit because I’m nearing the end of my creative writing degree so I also use it for mini freewrites from time to time.
I’ve referenced this site more times than I can count in my academic work too! My magpie-lust for badges is keeping me going (because deep down I want to get the 365-day badge and then some) and has helped me build a writing habit and hold myself accountable by completing the month-long challenges.

Keep writing and do it on 750words.com. xx

Testimonial Note from Eric Lebrek on Tue, Aug 27
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Johan Edenfjord on Mon, Aug 26
5 cups

I have reached 365 days in a row and I cannot find the words to write how excited I am having reached this goal. 750 words has changed my life for the better. It has become an outlet for my pent up emotions as well as creatively getting the stories out of my mind that have been there for way too long. I am a 68 year old retired Health and Physical Education teacher with so many creative interests but my real passion has been wanting the time to write. I have found the time and my passion is being full filled. With 750 words, there is no limit to my expressing myself. Thank you so much for this opportunity, Buster and Kellianne. Next goal is a million words!

Testimonial Note from Sheri Denney on Mon, Aug 26
10 cups

Yesterday, 8/24/19, I hit a 3000 day streak. I’ve been doing 750Words every day since I first started on 6/8/11 and I still love it. It just helps clear my brain every morning (or afternoon, or night depending on the year) and there is something soothing about spilling out words onto the page.

Thank you, Buster and Kelly!

Testimonial Note from Christiana Griscom on Sun, Aug 25
10 cups

As I was writing my 750 words, I reflecting on what a great space that Kellianne and Buster have created for us all. In gratitude from Aotearoa New Zealand: Ngā mihi maioha! Kia kaha, nga mihi mahana, ko Sam Young ahau (Heartfelt thanks! Stand strong, warmest regards, Sam Young)

Testimonial Note from Sam Young on Fri, Aug 23