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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Notes of inspiration from members

3 cups

Well, I done goofed and missed a day. Have some Cups because I’m a twit and you’re awesome and can do this.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Mon, Dec 16
1 cup

I love this site! This is so addictive. I tried to write on mircosoft word after my free trial expired, but that feels so lame and un-inspiring now. I am so excited to use this regularly. It helps me to organize my yoga teaching theme notes and to get out so much stuff in my head that I had no idea was even there. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Dec 15
2 cups

A whole new year. Make it happy, make it happen!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jill Whitcomb Donahue on Sun, Dec 15
1 cup

Thank you for creating this site and thank you to all the writers who keep it going by participating. I signed up last summer when I finished my degree, and then I wrote some, but got off track over the summer and then started working on a second degree, where I have been writing a lot. But this little idea, this 750 words is really cool. It reminds me of what Julia Cameron recommends for morning pages, in her book The Artist’s Way. So I just wanted to say kudos to everyone and I am sharing this site. It was also recommended recently by one of my professors in the English program. (I am typing on my iPad and it is giving me Trouble at the moment with its internal spell check, which keeps changing words, resulting in some rather humorous statements.)

Testimonial Note from Leita Crossfield on Sat, Dec 14
1 cup

Good luck! You can win this!! :) Keep writing!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Beverly White Frederick on Fri, Dec 13
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I like the badges! :) I love this site!

New Feature Vote from Beverly White Frederick on Fri, Dec 13
2 cups

Just made it to 200 days! Cheers!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Ivy Paul on Thu, Dec 12
1 cup

Thanks 750! We love that our author has been spending three pages a day with us. We are always grateful for the bonding time!

Yours Truly,

Zachary’s Characters

Testimonial Note from Zachary James Engle on Wed, Dec 11
10 cups

10 cups for 1000 days! Woohoo! It was amazing to see that number in my streak stats. I appreciate so much having this private venue to empty my over-thinking mind. Thank you Buster & Kellianne

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Dec 11
2 cups

I broke my streak 14 days away from reaching 100 :( to all of you in the challenge still: keep it up!!! you can do it!!!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Kelly Lynn on Mon, Dec 09
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Seeing progress towards a badge is huge motivation. My favorite games to play have dozens of badges/achievements that I can show off to friends, or that add to a gamerscore on a social network, etc. The badges here are great but sparse. Adding more, and maybe some secret ones!, would make it even more motivating to log in and keep writing.

New Feature Vote from Rebecca L. on Sun, Dec 08
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

The badges really give me a goal to work towards, and it provides a great motivation. But the more I get, the fewer I have left to provide that motivation, so I’d love to see more.

New Feature Vote from Vanity Shion on Sun, Dec 08
1 cup

I had started the 3 pages exercise once in the past and again during a creative writing course with Melanie Biehle (Inward Facing Girl blog). I eventually fell off the boat, wagon…. whatever you want to call it… in both cases. Wishing to start fresh and once again looking up how many words 3 pages is (I’m a stickler for details), I found 750words.com. At first uncertain about committing personal thought to a site somewhere “out there” I quickly decided “what the heck”. I have LOVED it. The reminder e-mails are critical. The gamifying aspect with badges has also had a positive effect on my commitment. Who knew? In any event, I have managed to uncover my “spark”, my reason for living. I’ve learned what wasn’t driving me too. Things I had considered important were simply simply “effects” or “Symptoms”. Clearing my mind by writing about items I was thinking about has allowed me so much clarity. I have let side projects drop after realizing why I was dragging my feet with them (they weren’t critical to ME). I’m getting more done now, because I’m doing less. I know. The sentence doesn’t make sense unless you’ve experienced it. I throw items on the page and keep typing. I don’t stop. I don’t critique… okay, I do go back and fix spelling errors and typos. It won’t cure everything and my nit-pickiness is here to stay. I’m alright with that, it has been a rather faithful companion. In any event, 750words is FANTASTIC. Love it.

Testimonial Note from Erik Kraemer on Sun, Dec 08
4 cups

You can make it. That’s all that matters. Write the words, no matter how hard it might feel because it does really get easier.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Sat, Dec 07
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Dec 07
4 cups
More badges for accomplishments

“Getting back on the horse” badge for starting again after a break

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Dec 07
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Today is my 750th day on 750.com I had no idea how helpful it could be to write without agenda. Even a journal has an implied purpose. I’m amazed at the creativity writing without agenda yields.

New Feature Vote from Hanna on Sat, Dec 07
1 cup

My life mantra:

“Everything I needed to know in life, I learned from Lord of the Rings. If you’re not on a quest, you’re wasting your time.” -Evernote CEO Phil Libin

750 Words is helping me document my quest. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Avanium on Sat, Dec 07
1 cup

KISS

Keep it simple, sweetie.

Testimonial Note from mkpladsen on Sat, Dec 07
2 cups

Have really enjoyed this site. Use it in the morning to help me get my thoughts in the right direction. I get to finish out thoughts in my head that otherwise would remain fragments that just fly by.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Dec 07
1 cup

I love 750words. It’s unobtrusive and yet encouraging enought to help me write every day, and writing every day turned to be an awesome thing. I use it as a therapy tool and as a writing-for-fun challenge and as a sure road around any obstacles. Just a fact of sitting down every day and concentrating on my words, these fifteen minutes that’re for me and me alone, done wonders for my overall well-being.
Long live 750words!

Testimonial Note from egelantier on Sat, Dec 07
1 cup

750words is awesome, even after a break of 6 months. That beeing said, I’d love to see that 750words is evolving rather than feeling like riding in that sweet, sweet oldtimer which has to be constantly fixed to hinder it from breaking apart. Don’t know if you have the ressources, but some fresh in here would be terrific.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Dec 05
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I think there should be a badge for 500,000 and 1 million words. Nowhere near those goals, but it would be nice to have them.

New Feature Vote from Emily Trunko on Thu, Dec 05
1 cup

Thank you 750words.com blessings to the innovative creators of this amazing site and blessings to the beautiful people that are part of this community. God bless you all! and keep using your God given Gifts!!!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS:)

Testimonial Note from DanniDanDanHuang on Wed, Dec 04
1 cup

I used to write my Morning Pages by hand. Now that I’m doing it online, I’m finding I do it faster, and I feel like I’m more motivated to do them – it’s more convenient for sure. One month in, and I’m feeling inspiration growing and clarity returning.

Testimonial Note from Dom Tsui on Wed, Dec 04
3 cups

I have been able to write several novels and short stories because I have started them with a clear mind. I have taken the detritus of my day and spewed it over characters and turned them into interesting people that I can finally relate to. it’s been exciting and healing to come here and reduce the attic stuffing. thanks.
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Testimonial Note from melanie hamilton on Wed, Dec 04
1 cup

With 750words.com – I’m writing and making progress in my academic work.
Without 750words.com – I’m procrastinating.

Thanks so much for the site!
Love the badges!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jackie McG on Tue, Dec 03
4 cups

Thanks for this awesome site

One Month Challenge Bounty from Shannon D on Tue, Dec 03
1 cup

I have always had a huge problem with discipline, enthusiasm, and motivation, but 750words is slowly helping me with it. Sure, it’s taken since April to get me to an 80+ day streak, but I’m amazed that it’s happening at all. This website has been a godsend. It’s proven to be the perfect format for dumping all my thoughts, personal or creative, and keeping them perfectly private.

I love 750Words!

Testimonial Note from Muadhnait on Mon, Dec 02
5 cups

I’m thrilled to get my NaNo today. I didn’t sign up for the NaNoWriMo because I write nonfiction. But I did it here—over 52,000 words in one month. I had no clue that I could do that when I started on this site some 317 days ago. Getting into the flow of daily writing works wonders. Thanks again and again Buster and Kellianne.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Mon, Dec 02