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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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup

I have been trying to write all my life and it’s always been a struggle. Your site has completely changed that. I log on and get my words done. You have taken away the stress. I am slowly but surely piecing together the book I have always wanted to write. I love your humor, the lightness, the ‘Welcome Back’ whenever I log back in…Thank you!! XO

Testimonial Note from Chris O'Brien on Fri, Apr 19
1 cup

Because of this site, I’ve written three novels, two scripts and just blathered on endlessly. It has been the one bit of discipline in my life and the on reliable source to go to. Thanks, Buster!

One Month Challenge Bounty from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Fri, Apr 19
1 cup

Thanks for your radness in creating such a facilatory (is that a word?) site! I’m grateful that you will allow existing members to be lifetime account holders. I look forward to supporting when I can and hope that more people start to use this fun and fruitful forum.

PEACE,
troy d.
nashville, tn

Testimonial Note from tron dison on Fri, Apr 19
1 cup
Secure server for writing

It would make me feel more at ease

New Feature Vote from Gr8 Wr1t3r on Thu, Apr 18
1 cup

I hereby award myself the Sheepish Raven badge for forgetting to finish my post on the 365th day, yes, the one-year mark. And so, back to egg…

Testimonial Note from Ti Locke on Thu, Apr 18
5 cups

Way to go!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Cara Wood on Thu, Apr 18
1 cup

Love this site and really appreciate the respect you have for early users. The site helps me clear my head or work through a particularly challenging knot in a story I’m working on. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Cara Wood on Thu, Apr 18
1 cup
Open Badges for 750words.com

Integrate with Mozilla’s Open Badges Infrastructure: http://openbadges.org :-)

New Feature Request Note from Doug Belshaw on Thu, Apr 18
1 cup

Thanks Buster & Kellianne for this amazing site. It is a favourite part of my routine and keeps me thinking and focussing and reflecting. So glad that the site will continue to be here to provide a nice, warm place for my words.
Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Chris Campbell on Wed, Apr 17
1 cup

you are an amazing group of people. thank you for creating this website. i have long tried and been on and off with my morning pages, and a lot of it had to do with the tedium of writing longhand first thing in the morning, but 750words has really helped me to become more consistent. i’m always excited to start it, every day, and for that, i thank you. also, a note: i love the simplistic and minimal design of the site and i hope you always keep it that way. it is refreshing, and i love not being bombarded with images and animation and color when i sit down to write. thanks. :)

Testimonial Note from Marnie A on Wed, Apr 17
7 cups

I came here seeking to be a better writer. To use it as practice to refine and not bother revising. To learn to trust what comes intuitively. And somewhere in there, the things that have come have been life changing. It has been the purest form of psychotherapy. I have unchained myself from demons I have carried all my life in my secret, unedited writings here. They can live outside of me now and I’m no longer weighted by them or tethered to them or defined by them or in pain because of them. It’s been an exorcism of emotional baggage of epic proportions. I came here to be a better writer but I’ve become a better person. Many thanks.

Testimonial Note from Melanie Moore on Wed, Apr 17
2 cups

Heartfelt congratulations to you few, you happy few you band of brothers and sisters, who will have completed the May Challenge. It is an achievement well worth celebrating

One Month Challenge Bounty from Charles Rice on Wed, Apr 17
1 cup
Writer's Forum?

I would like a way to connect with other writers on 750 words. Perhaps a simple hosted Forum would be a low key way to do it without turning this into a Facebook site?

A friend introduced me to 750 words, but then she decided not to use it. I don’t know anyone else here and the list of writers each day is too long to browse.

I feel greatly in touch with myself and energized on the mornings that I write. I feel grateful to the world (and to you!). But I want to share that feeling and maybe connect with others who feel the same.

I’d participate in a forum if there was one.

Thanks

New Feature Request Note from david pinto on Wed, Apr 17
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I think it’d be neat to just be sitting down anywhere and get your feelings out. Not everybody has a laptop they take everywhere with them but almost everyone these days has a Smart Phone that they can use.

New Feature Vote from Jess Elkins on Tue, Apr 16
1 cup

This site is so unique and I love how it’s all you and nobody can see it. It’s like a cute little digital diary to vent or just to recall a great day.

It’s really neat how the site also evaluates your writing and gives you a mood and a movie rating! That’s so original and it’s so fun to see what you’re rated each and every time.

Testimonial Note from Jess Elkins on Tue, Apr 16
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I think the idea of an app is fantastic. But, as an Android user, I would ask that an Android app be made as well. After all, Android devices outnumber iPhones, anyway.

New Feature Vote from Tom Chamberlain on Tue, Apr 16
1 cup
No points

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the sound of my own voice. I don’t want to write to feel competitive, I want to write when I need to, or I have that inner urge to journal my deepest thoughts or work out brain weasels with 750Words. I’d love to see the option of turning off scoring and points. Thank you.

New Feature Request Note from Absinthia on Tue, Apr 16
8 cups

This site is amazing.

That is all. Live long and prosper.

Testimonial Note from Brady Dill on Mon, Apr 15
1 cup

This site prompted me to write quickly and daily. It helped me to let go of some of the perfectionism that was holding me back and showed me what I could accomplish. I am sporadic in my writing, as in everything, and had backed off this site when I learned there would be a monthly charge. Somehow I couldn’t write as quickly and consistently. I logged back on and was happy to discover that I haven’t lost the use of it. Thank you so much.

Testimonial Note from Elaine S. Milner on Mon, Apr 15
1 cup

Congratulations!

One Month Challenge Bounty from HJ Fantaskis on Mon, Apr 15
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from HJ Fantaskis on Mon, Apr 15
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from HJ Fantaskis on Mon, Apr 15
1 cup

Helped me finish my term paper. Great tool!

Testimonial Note from Jean-Michel Beaudry on Mon, Apr 15
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Emma Bennett on Mon, Apr 15
1 cup

My patronage is a day (or many days) late but not a dollar short. I promised to donate to this great tool because it does keep my focused and inspired… even if I get bad an skip some days writing. It’s served as a device for elaborating on scene ideas for that novel I say I’m going to finish… and for character dialogues so I don’t lose my inspiration for games I play on.

Testimonial Note from Amanda Mayer on Mon, Apr 15
2 cups

A quick note of thanks after earning the 500 days and 500,000 words badges last week. This is such a great site and I have developed durable writing habits from using it. Many thanks!

Testimonial Note from Anna Brown on Mon, Apr 15
14 cups

Congrats to everyone for finishing the month. You rock! Enjoy the coffee!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Kell Willsen on Sun, Apr 14
3 cups

You are incredibly wonderful! I can’t believe how wonderful, really. XOXO And thanks!

Testimonial Note from elizabeth merchant on Sun, Apr 14
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Tracey Firestone on Sun, Apr 14
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Tracey Firestone on Sun, Apr 14