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 son Niko, and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Our Good Members

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

Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

This exercise gives me a protected half hour of introspection every morning. Given how simple it is, I have to say I’m surprised at how effective it has been at monitoring my mood (I am prone to depression), working out the source of my anxieties. It’s also given me another creative outlet. Things have come up that I then translate into art or creative writing. I recommend it strongly to anyone who struggles with feelings of isolation, depression or anxiety, or is going through a difficult period in their lives. The very simplicity of this interface contributes to its effectiveness.

Testimonial Note from Anand Jacob on Sat, Jul 14
2 cups

I am very grateful for 750 Words, even though I’m taking tons of time off right now. We have a lot going on here, and I am having trouble being online or being awake–I’m writing where and when I can, and then bringing it here, but some days, that does’t work so well, either. I love just being able to write when I can.

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Fri, Jul 13
1 cup

I’ve been a member of 750words.com since 2010. I had read The Artist’s Way and liked the idea of the morning pages. About that time I had just learned to type (finally!) and so was looking for a way to keep my typing skills up. I don’t remember how I found this page but it was exactly for what I was looking.
Just around the new year (2018) I decided to dedicate more time to writing my words, and if all things go as I plan I will be a pterodactyl in a few days!
My main reason for writing this note is to thank Buster and Kellianne for all the hard work, energy, and commitment they’ve put into keeping 750 words going. I’ve seen quite a few websites I’ve really liked and frequented go away and so I have even more appreciation for the ones that keep going.
Thank you, Buster and Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Iain . . . on Thu, Jul 12
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Slavik Glazyrin on Thu, Jul 12
1 cup

I subscribed to 750 Words, upon the recommendation of a friend, when it was still free to the user. This site helped me get back into the practice of writing, instead of just thinking about writing. The 750 word minimum took a lot of the pressure off having to write something lengthy or super edited and perfect. I was able to move beyond perfectionism, which was holding me back, and just start writing.

Since my last subscription ended, I have been in the midst of a writing drought since, so I decided to come back on board as a now paying member, and happily so. $5 a month is reasonable to me, especially if it encourages me to write.

Testimonial Note from Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry on Thu, Jul 12
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Thomas Harnett on Thu, Jul 12
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Joel Lemoine on Thu, Jul 12
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments

It would be fun to have badges based on some of the text analysis data, like an introvert/extrovert badge for those who measure more one way or the other ten days in a row. Even if you get both, it’s a fun way to persevere in the spaces between the ones that take longer to achieve.

New Feature Vote from CF on Wed, Jul 11
20 cups

After reaching 1040+ days I was hit with severe sepsis and well, my word count went out of the window once I hit the ICU. To say I was a little devastated would be an understatement. I understand that it is a silly thing to be sad about when I could have lost my living streak instead but I will admit to being sad. I gave myself the last few days of June to mope and started again.

From 1040+ to 10, here I go again. At least I have places to go and badges to earn again.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Jeffcoat on Wed, Jul 11
2 cups

It’s been five years since I originally found this site. I logged on for two months and then life redirected me. I like being back and I like that the words still flow. : )

Testimonial Note from Brenda Hernández on Tue, Jul 10
1 cup
Having a Time Total in the Stats

For tracking in my tasks, have a total writing time instead of just an entry writing time.

New Feature Request Note from Althaea Rue on Tue, Jul 10
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I have a lot of downtime at work but don’t always have access to one of the computers in the office, the production computers are first come, first served. So being able to more easily write on my phone would be very welcome.

New Feature Vote from Rasheed Trombley on Tue, Jul 10
1 cup

This site has made me fall in love with words and with writing again. My Morning Pages is the first thing I look forward to when getting out of bed. I feel so accomplished after completing them. I have done therapy and meditation for years and nothing has helped better than this.

Testimonial Note from stephanie castillo on Sun, Jul 08
1 cup
Remove the limits on scheduled time off

The schedule time off feature only allows for a 10 day absence. I recommend removing the limits for people who are away from the internet for longer periods of time. (A 2 week vacation, for example).

New Feature Request Note from Carolyn Harris on Sun, Jul 08
1 cup

I just joined after almost completing my free trial. I have tried to do “The Artist Way” many times, and the morning pages were always the only part I stuck to. The trouble was, since I’m so accustomed to typing, my hand would get tired. I found myself stopping every half a page and resting, so the whole activity took an hour. With 750words, I can usually clear my brain in less than 20 minutes with the same impact. Thank you for this fabulous tool, which allows me to start writing before my writing day officially starts out.

Testimonial Note from Meryl Branch-McTiernan on Fri, Jul 06
1 cup

This app is genius! I am trying to get back to the prolific writing that I did when I was younger, and this app is just the ticket! I am writing more and more now, and I am also looking forward to participating in NaNoWriMo.

Testimonial Note from Sandy Lawson on Fri, Jul 06
1 cup

This is one of the best writing websites I have ever used in my life! I hope more publicity can get more people to sign up for this because I can’t tell you how awesome this place is for all of us writers to enjoy!

Testimonial Note from Victor Oh on Thu, Jul 05
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Meghan T. on Wed, Jul 04
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Davoud Ratsgou on Tue, Jul 03
1 cup

Remember when people used to write testimonials and give one cup in donation? I remember those days.

Testimonial Note from Douglas Auclair on Mon, Jul 02
1 cup
More text analysis

The fact is that today there is only English language analysis and all the stats are based on this. In the case of another language a lot of analysis is useless.

New Feature Vote from Constantin Salagor on Mon, Jul 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I enjoy the badges and would be pleased to see a new badge every month! It’s a long time from albatross to phoenix!

New Feature Vote from Carolyn Harris on Sun, Jul 01
1 cup

So, I started writing here in May, 2011. That’s seven years of writing pages, not every day, but at least every month. When the words quiet down in my head, I actually appreciate the quiet and don’t push it. So, I get badges for quantities of words written vs. words written in a row. I have written two books worth, so far. Mostly garbage words, but they don’t stay in me to make relationships worse and visioning more sluggish. These 750 words have written me through to being “clean” and “present” and “at peace.” Until I am not, and then the structure is there to have access to that again. Amy

Testimonial Note from Amy Waterman on Sun, Jul 01
5 cups

now I know what it means to develop. a habit! I’ve been doing this since 2011 and I don’t think about doing it – I just do it -I have made many. resolutions, not only at the New Year – and I have never stuck to any of them-I have never stayed on a diet longer than two days, I still. bite my nails, holiday photographs are undated, and unlabelled, and the tins of paint that were to transform my kitchen are still tightly sealed – but 750 words!! I cannot start the day without them -they are as automatic as brushing my teeth -I don’t care if I’m writing deathless prose with these words or not – in itself a freeing attitude -but they open the door to the day, every. day -

Testimonial Note from kate beswick on Sun, Jul 01
1 cup

I am a bullet journaller, I like Morning Pages, but having it in a hand written formal annoyed and worried me – what if someone else saw it? I’m a mummy, a wife, a teacher, so many little eyes everywhere! I thought I would not use 750words, as I didn’t think Morning Pages digitally would make me happy, so I dubiously signed up for the free trial (a very generous one!) and now I find I miss it when I don’t do it. Thank you for providing the thing that I need! You are amazingly intuitive!

Testimonial Note from Sarah Cook on Sun, Jul 01
85 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Maybe something for 1500 or 2000 days in a row?

New Feature Vote from CGC on Sat, Jun 30
1 cup

Thank you so much Buster and Kellianne – I was struggling to find a way to clear my mind until I found you. Now, each morning (or early afternoon, if I’m honest) has me clearing my head. I have gained more clarity in my life, and I’m very thankful.

Testimonial Note from Alice on Wed, Jun 27
1 cup

This site is the foundation of my writing habit. I have never written for so many consecutive days before finding this amazing resource. Thank you!!

Testimonial Note from Addie Navarro on Tue, Jun 26
1 cup

especially on difficult days, writing 750 words becomes an act of self care.

Testimonial Note from Ed Guzman on Mon, Jun 25
5 cups
Improve the daily reminder email

I’d love a daily text reminder.

New Feature Vote from Melissa Scavetta on Sat, Jun 23