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

2 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Morgan Chung on Sun, Oct 20
4 cups

I’m at a point where writing every single day is a good enough habit for me that I don’t want to drop it. I’m not going a girl scout about it either. I’ve earned almost every single badge and I’m not earning anymore from here on in. I’ll write because it gets my juices flowing, it makes me feel like my mind and creativity is getting a workout, that it’s a part of me. It’s one of my favourite routines to do now and I’m very thankful to the creator of this site.

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Fri, Oct 18
4 cups
Patron/member symbols

As proud as I am to be a loving patron to 750words, I do not quite like seeing the word patron in my name. I wonder if instead of a title before their names, patrons and members could be given symbols following their names, just like the blue and green stars for monthly challenge and no distractions?

New Feature Request Note from Nazli Inal on Thu, Oct 17
1 cup
emotions and mindset

Hey, I’ve noticed that for over a month in the eternity analysis the ‘recent emotions’ under ‘mindset’ don’t have any value, but for my daily analysis, I am consistently ‘feeling.’ So, I don’t think I am so emotionally barren as not to have any feelings over the past month. I think the monthly/eternal regression is not working for recent emotions under mindset (divide by zero error)?

Can this issue be looked into and fixed? It was working before, but hasn’t been working, and when it has, has only been working very rarely recently.

Thanks.

New Feature Request Note from Douglas Auclair on Thu, Oct 17
40 cups

I reached my goal, a 1000-day streak, today so I’m giving away most of my Cups to say thank you.
Thank you so very much to 750 words!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Elana Ehlers on Thu, Oct 17
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

It’s always nice to have more achievements to work towards :D It’s an extra layer of motivation to use the site!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 14
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Jonathan Cervantes on Sun, Oct 13
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Rudolph Nadir on Sat, Oct 12
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I have just broken my last record of 105 days, but I am a long long time away from the next badge. I feel as though I am entering a desert. That said, I love this site, and going into NANOWRIMO it gives me the momentum I need to prepare. Here I learned so much about myself and my writing – not to mention the inspiration I get from knowing that I am part of a community. Love that Pheonix!

New Feature Vote from Crystal Harris on Sat, Oct 12
2 cups

Just do it! I failed the September challenge on the second to last day and was horrified that it happened. I will end up on the wall of awesomeness when October is over!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Fri, Oct 11
2 cups

Just keep going!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Shanna Zak on Thu, Oct 10
1 cup

I have been using 750words.com as a proving ground for the upcoming NaNoWriMo and I have been pleasantly surprised. Not only have I been writing my words every day, but I’m writing even more than I have before. And I’m ridiculously happy every time I get a new badge. It’s like virtual crack.

Testimonial Note from Shanna Zak on Thu, Oct 10
1 cup

To free your mind from clutter is the best thing a person can do for him/herself. It’s cleansing and always a big relief to rid myself from thoughts that wonder around in my mind. 750words.com gives me the chance to do so without having to be afraid of people reading it and judging about it. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Hannie Bakker on Wed, Oct 09
1 cup

I have been enjoying writing 750 words or more for two years now. Because of this site I discovered NaNoWriMo, which is one of the highlights of my year! I’m thankful that I’ve been able to come and write when I need. I’m currently working towards earning the Phoenix Badge, which, if I continue to write every day, I will win in early January. Thank you for this site… I love it!

Testimonial Note from Christy Stephensen on Tue, Oct 08
1 cup

I am fairly new to 750 words but already it is becoming a staple in my life. It’s helping me focus. I use it to clear my mind of all the mind clutter – all the things that are bothering me, ideas I need to work through so I can clear the way for my characters to get a word in edgeways. I can’t shout amazing things about this site enough.
The badges keep you going, the monthly challenge keeps you motivated.

Testimonial Note from Laura Parish on Tue, Oct 08
4 cups

I have been writing on 750 words for close to 2 years now. I earned many badges the first year but the Albatross kept eluding me. I continue to log on and write, hoping that someday I will achieve 30 days in a row of writing. At some point the badges were no longer my motivation to write. I just wrote whenever it pulled me. This month, I have just been nagging myself to stay disciplined, because, well it’s for me and it’s about time that I stop making excuses. I was overjoyed to notice for the first time that I had earned my most recent badge 2 months ago, the 250,000 Words badge. That gave me a boost of confidence to keep on going with the book I am writing. I should have completed 5 books by now, according to that badge. Well, thanks for the vote of confidence, Buster! I shall keep going.

Testimonial Note from Armi Rowe on Sun, Oct 06
3 cups

Good Luck all

One Month Challenge Bounty from Shellan Peddle on Sat, Oct 05
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, Oct 04
1 cup

This site has helped me learn so much about myself!

Testimonial Note from Sarah Oroian on Thu, Oct 03
1 cup

750 w is so fantastic – it inspires me to write every day – I love the challenge. I am going for all the badges now.

Testimonial Note from Claire King on Wed, Oct 02
2 cups

Alright, I managed to complete two challenges in a row! I almost signed up for this month, but I may want to take a few days off before November. NaNo is coming after all, and this time I think I’m ready for it.

One Month Challenge Bounty from James Fletcher on Wed, Oct 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Badges motivate me, and I worry that if I run out of badges to earn I will run out of motivation, too! Help!

New Feature Vote from Jen Grogan on Wed, Oct 02
2 cups

I recently passed 100 straight days (and 200,000 words!), and I wanted to drop a note to say how much this site has helped me. I haven’t skipped a day of writing in 105 days, sure, but I also feel compelled to write more every day, because 750 words just doesn’t feel like remotely enough anymore. I am definitely more productive with this site than I was without it. Cheers!

Testimonial Note from Jen Grogan on Wed, Oct 02
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from tom c. on Wed, Oct 02
1 cup
Some simple formatting abilities

It would be nice to be able to format your text, but probably keeping the nice clean look of the writing page intact. Maybe keyboard shortcuts? Bold, underline, and italics can all have their usual ones, and maybe shift+tab for a block quote? If users need a crib sheet there can be a little button to mouse over or press for a handy legend of available commands.

New Feature Request Note from tom c. on Wed, Oct 02
1 cup

I’ve loved writing for a very long time, but I’ve never been good about writing on a regular basis, and once I get out of the habit, it takes a stroke of inspiration to get me going again. Thanks to 750words, I’ve written more this year than I have the past two years combined, and I find myself wanting to write even more frequently. I love the simple setup and the achievement badges. Thanks for setting up such a great tool!

Testimonial Note from Jess Smith on Wed, Oct 02
1 cup

Life’s good, and always count our blessings instead of trials and difficulties. There is always hope and never give up. Just think of it that trial is just there to make us stronger than ever.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Ferdinand Jerusalem on Wed, Oct 02
1 cup

Keep plugging away! I have three kids and some months it’s really hard, but if you keep at it, you’ll get there! Last month, I did! <3

One Month Challenge Bounty from Elizabeth Brown-Shook on Tue, Oct 01
1 cup

Just completed my first successful One Month Challenge and looking forward to the next month! Best writing tool ever!

Testimonial Note from ReneeM on Tue, Oct 01
1 cup

I failed to write my 750 word per diem on this site in September, although I did put that and more into a word processor. I still thought that the 750words deserved my 5 dollar pledge for failure.

Testimonial Note from Andrew Rowe on Tue, Oct 01