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

Victoria Lee
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Christopher
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Dr. Darren Garside
Matthew McDonald
Zhuoxun Du
Kristin Watts
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No Cure For That
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Notes of inspiration from members

11 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Chat Errant on Sun, Jul 29
3 cups

750 words can be a meditation, it can be a prayer, it can be a discipline, it can be a way score cool badges, it can be what you make it. Writing daily, freely, does clear the mind, but also focuses the mind, at least for the time that I am writing, and that makes the rest of the day less cluttered, less intrusive. Enjoy!

Testimonial Note from James O'Donnell on Sat, Jul 28
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I agree with the previous requests for more badges. The ones already in place are fun, but I feel as if it could be improved by like listing your achievements badge along with the days that you write badge. I would particularly like if we added more badges for accomplishment, for things such as helping other writers, finishing a book (a certain word count + metadata that says like BOOK: FINISHED.

New Feature Vote from Commander Gandalf on Sat, Jul 28
5 cups
A new badge

Surprise us! A new streak or word count badge, a ‘you wrote on ten Fridays in a row,’ something fun.

New Feature Request Note from Mona Midnight on Wed, Jul 25
2 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Mona Midnight on Wed, Jul 25
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Tyler Webster on Mon, Jul 23
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

:)

New Feature Vote from Bobbie Jordan on Sun, Jul 22
1 cup

Helping me to track what’s on my mind, motivating me by tapping into my competitive side… This is how 750 words has helped me. I have become a better writer for completing my daily goal of 750 words… I have released my emotions that I did not know how to articulate until I started writing them down… 750 words helps me to analyze right on the spot. For this, I am grateful.

Testimonial Note from Sandstrom Tj on Sun, Jul 22
10 cups

The positive impact that 750w has had on me, and my life, is nearly indescribable… Er, it may have been, prior to my daily habit that is now well over 1300 days. But now? I could write vivid descriptions about pretty much anything, and that alone is something worthy of deep gratitude and appreciation.

Any talented writer/author will agree that consistency and dedication form the essential foundation for great writing, by way of a regular writing habit, and 750words is an amazing tool and service in that regard.

All that said, the key benefit for me – and for anyone committed to 750w on a daily basis IMHO – is all about mental health and clarity. No matter how many times I feel like I have a handle on something that’s happening in my life – e.g. an upcoming decision – when I spend a few minutes in 750w writing about it – just dumping the thoughts on the page, no filter – 100% of the time I discover some new aspect or detail that sparks a valuable insight. Those insights wind up driving some of the best decisions and choices I’ve made during these 1300+ days of my streak… as well as saved me from some potentially disastrous ones. And for that I am so very grateful to Buster and Kellianne, and the 750w community for keeping this thing alive and thriving for all to enjoy…

Cheers to all my fellow wordnerds, language-lovers, and anyone else who aspires to improve their life through a dedicated daily writing habit!

No matter what, just keep writing…

Testimonial Note from christopher rubin on Sat, Jul 21
1 cup
vi key bindings

I’d like to be able to edit and manipulate the text I’m writing using vi key bindings.

New Feature Request Note from Ramana Kumar on Sat, Jul 21
17 cups
Improve the Today page
New Feature Vote from Dr. Darren Garside on Fri, Jul 20
4 cups

254 days since you joined, 252 daily pages started, 252 daily pages completed. You’ve participated in 99% of the days since joining. You’ve completed 99% of the days since joining. So, since I joined this outstanding community, I’ve completed every single page every day. Until yesterday, when I just fell asleep and finished my career here as a pterodactyl. I still have to change smth in my habits to have more time for a rest. Thank you, guys! It was an incredible experience, I will continue my journey of writing every day! I hope we all will!

Testimonial Note from Igors Trofimovs on Thu, Jul 19
1 cup

Continue to walk in your purpose anot let fear stop you. My writing is an escape however it’s also a journey and i am growing and i cannot stop now

Testimonial Note from nicole washington on Thu, Jul 19
1 cup

I like this place. A lot.

Testimonial Note from Michael Wayne Cole on Thu, Jul 19
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 Fri, Jul 13
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 Thu, Jul 12
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 Wed, Jul 11
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 Tue, Jul 10
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 Mon, Jul 09
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 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