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

Notes of inspiration from members

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 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 Thu, Oct 06
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 Wed, Oct 05
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 Sun, Sep 18
1 cup

750 words has made me a better writer in a way I never thought possible. I was almost down when I couldn’t pay for my subscription, and I was blocked. Became relieved as soon as it was paid. Thanks for 750 words.

Testimonial Note from OLAGOLDEN SEMIYU on Thu, Sep 08
111 cups

It took me this many cups to write 10 thousand pages. I worked towards this goal for 9 years. Surreal that it finally happened. Now what do I do?

Testimonial Note from mohit jaswal on Sun, Sep 04
1 cup

The power of words and community is a life force. Thank You, Buster. Eternally indebted. Now to stay committed!

Testimonial Note from Chetana Deorah on Wed, Aug 31
3 cups
Move "write" option to top level

Having to click the “Today” menu option, then select “Write,” feels cumbersome. I’d prefer the menu to have a separate “Write” field (so that the menu would be Write – Today – This Month – Help – Settings – [member count]).

Functionality is already quite nice, I’m just asking for perfection. :P

New Feature Request Note from Björn Paulsen on Tue, Aug 30
10 cups

Today I reached 4 million words and am celebrating by sharing this note. Morning pages have been part of my life for many years — and 750 words for quite a few. It has been a way to clear my head each morning, to document my days, and to talk with my self and sort myself out over a period of change. Over many periods of change, actually.
In January my husband died, and I’ve been learning how to move through grief and learn to live on my own and part of this process has been daily writing about the feelings and lessons of learning to live again, learning who I am on my own.
Thank you for this — 750 words has been a saving grace for me.

Testimonial Note from Karen Kowalski Singer on Mon, Aug 29
1 cup

My brain feels more spacious since i started writing on here. I look forward to the practice of letting things flow from my head to the screen and i appreciate you so much. Thanks for giving me this opportunity. It feels like therapy.

Testimonial Note from Move Your Spirit with Elena on Mon, Aug 29
1 cup
Improve the homepage
New Feature Vote from Michelle Kozycz on Mon, Aug 29
2 cups

After a long respite away from this site, I’ve decided to come back with cautious optimism. I’ve always had difficulty focusing on tasks, but my time with 750Words was one of the most productive periods in my life i’d ever had. I hope to continue that pattern again, for good, now that I’m back.

Writing is one of the few things in this life I truly, honestly cherish, both as an escape and as a mouthpiece for creativity. If I want to share that love, I suppose it’s best that I get to work! Thank you for making this site the best it could be for so many people, especially those like me.

Testimonial Note from Nicholas Dionisio Day-Lopes on Fri, Aug 26
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I don’t always have time to sit down in front of my computer, but I always have my phone handy. An app would be life-changing because I’ve tried unsuccessfully to write entries on my phone.

New Feature Vote from Angie on Fri, Aug 26
1 cup

I’m back. I now realize how much getting out my thoughts is so important to healing. I’m so grateful to my friend for recommending 750Words, and for the opportunity to come back. Here’s to healing and the next chapter. Peace.

Testimonial Note from Kelly Nutty on Sun, Aug 21
1 cup

Thank you so much for this site. It has helped me work through block time and time again, and I love the positivity and support of this community.

Testimonial Note from Anne Robertson on Sun, Aug 14
1 cup
An android app

Please could we have a lovely android app. Thank you.

New Feature Request Note from Rosemarie Buttery on Sun, Aug 07
1 cup

Fell out of the August challenge immediately on Monday due to a very busy day and forgetting completely about it. Last night, realized pretty late that I had not yet written my words and sat down to write begrudgingly> Started out anxious and stressed, but by the end of my writing had such a different mindset! Today I was able to use it the same way. 750 Words is helping me develop the practice I have long wanted.

Testimonial Note from Katherine Ryan on Wed, Aug 03
13 cups

Sometimes I use my daily writing space for brain dumps and more mundane journaling. But lately I have been using it to write the first crappy draft of many books coming down the pike. I love that I have a safe space to work out my own thought leadership. Way to go!

Testimonial Note from Dr. Monikah Ogando on Fri, Jul 29