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

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More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Kim Dansin on Thu, Mar 07
1 cup

Well… I blew this month’s challenge on the very first day. Yes it was a convoluted mess and yes, knowing that it would be, I should have taken a few precious moments for a precautionary scribble after midnight of the day before, but I didn’t. So I’ve paid my penance and am tossing in a cup to share for those who make it next month. Good luck!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Nancy Carlzen on Thu, Mar 07
1 cup
60-day badge

The albatross is meant to go on a long journey, but 70 days between badges seems interminable. I recommend a 60-day badge that gives our albatrosses a place to rest. A clipper ship or an island, perhaps.

New Feature Request Note from L. King on Thu, Mar 07
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To blather on everyday and every month is my salvation. I’m so thankful for this site. Not sure how long I’ll be on here though, but many things don’t last forever. Enjoy every moment on this site as much as possible. Sounds cliche, but that’s all I have for now.

One Month Challenge Bounty from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Thu, Mar 07
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Tamar Nicole Mortensen on Wed, Mar 06
1 cup

Today I got a “Flock” for 100,000 words and my next goal is to obtain a badge for 100 days straight. I am up to my 74 day.

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Wed, Mar 06
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Today I finally got a phoenix badge for 100 day streak! I am feeling very happy. Thank you so much for providing such a great and simple platform to write.

Testimonial Note from Inge Santoso on Wed, Mar 06
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Brittany on Wed, Mar 06
1 cup

It gave me something to look forward in my literary life each day. I really got a kickstart on my current project.

Testimonial Note from Brittany on Wed, Mar 06
2 cups

Thanks to this site I managed to write an article and a documentary exposé in the last two month and it helped me to not loose my heart on the exhausting path to find a publisher… Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Subliminal_Kid on Tue, Mar 05
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I took some time off due to being on a trip to visit a friend. I’m really glad the site has the Schedule Time Off feature and that I didn’t lose my streak. I’m excited to get back to writing every day. (:

Testimonial Note from Amber Lynne on Tue, Mar 05
1 cup

I used to fumble around with words like I had severe motor control problems, but after 46 days of daily writing, I can verbalize my thoughts so much faster and effectively.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Mar 05
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Secure server for writing

Privacy in regards to my writing is important to me! A secure, unhackable server would be great.

New Feature Vote from oneseaurchin on Tue, Mar 05
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Nicole Poweleit on Mon, Mar 04
1 cup

I LOVE 750 WORDS! I found it on the 3rd of January, and have written every day since. I actually teach a class on developing a writing practice, but have been unable to sustain a daily practice myself until I stumbled on this website. I suggest it to all of my students. It has also helped me reach greater clarity and happiness in my own life. Thanks, Buster.

Testimonial Note from Daniela Uslan on Mon, Mar 04
1 cup

this site has changed my life quite a bit – it has been amazing to take a bit of time in each of my days to mull over the thoughts in my head – and I wouldn’t be doing that if it weren’t for this brilliant website! Thank you!!!

Testimonial Note from Oki Emad Zixin Bahja on Mon, Mar 04
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This site has been really helpful as I try to get back into writing every day. 750 words is just enough to feel like you wrote something substantial, but not so much that you have to push yourself really hard. In addition to that, I love how you’re really able to write ANYTHING you want to, just as long as it’s words. You can set your own goals and limits. And of course, the fact that the site automatically saves your words and tracks your word count means that you can focus exclusively on writing, which saves time and annoyance.

Testimonial Note from Vanity Shion on Mon, Mar 04
1 cup
Change deadline from midnight to early morning

Midnight deadline can be problematic if you write late at night. I would set it up sometime in early morning. It is safe to set it up sometime around 3 or 4 AM which would be okay with both night owls and early risers.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Sun, Mar 03
1 cup
Secure server for writing

With number of hacking currently going on you should seriously consider adding Google’s Two-Step Authentication to this website.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Mar 03
1 cup

I use this site whenever I feel like writing, even if I’ve already completed my 750 words for the day. Seeing my stats and text analysis intrigues me, I’m always eager to learn more about my writing. Thank you Buster, for creating this tool that not only helps me write, but helps me explore my own soul.

Double Down on Charity Note from Claire Richie on Sun, Mar 03
1 cup

750 words has been an guide for me, a way to work through my ideas and formulate new ones. It has helped me as a person and an artist. Now, I’d like to help others become proficient in writing so that they too can enjoy the power of written word.

Double Down on Charity Note from Rebecca P on Sun, Mar 03
1 cup

I have attempted to complete the Artist’s Way book four different times and always stop because there seems to be no time for morning pages. This site makes the morning pages possible for me to do almost daily. I feel much more clear, and focused having a daily writing practice. I also love the motivation the badges provide and the community of writers it bring together. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Gargi on Sun, Mar 03
3 cups

I read The Artist’s Way almost 15 years ago and did the morning pages for a while and they did help a lot, but then I started slacking and gave up.
I was so thrilled when earlier this year I came across 750words.com at a time when I felt confused and unfocused and unsure about so many things in my life. I haven’t it all figured out yet, but sitting down each morning and voicing my random thoughts and fears and doubts is helping. It definitely makes me feel lighter and I already can’t imagine my life without this morning routine. Thank you Buster for making this possible.

Testimonial Note from Susanne on Sat, Mar 02
2 cups
More text analysis

I’m a sucker for matched filters and the software that picks up on my style and topics, and I’d be excited to see what else it could gleam from my freewrites.

New Feature Vote from Mikkel Snyder on Sat, Mar 02
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Double Down on Charity Note from Emily Elizabeth on Sat, Mar 02
3 cups

I’ve been on here for seven months and I still have not achieved a One Month Challenge. Giving myself some extra inspiration this month by donating some Cups of Patronage. Fellow One-Month Challengers – won’t you join me?

One Month Challenge Bounty from Emily Elizabeth on Sat, Mar 02
2 cups

One of the things that I was first told as a Creative Writing major was to write everyday and I really wasn’t motivated to do so, even thinking about changing my major. I love writing, but it always slipped my mind to do so. But since discovering 750 Words I have been motivated to keep writing. And I was finally able to write for a whole month without skipping a day. It feels great. Thank you for helping me get back to what I really love to do!

Testimonial Note from Griselda Santiago on Sat, Mar 02
1 cup

750 words is the best task master ever! Thank you! Thank you! I wish I had found this site sooner, but flying fingers will make up for lost time, I suspect.

Testimonial Note from Dodo on Sat, Mar 02
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As much as I loved to write before I discovered this site, I never found the time or the energy. But now that I’ve discovered 750 words, I’m writing all the time. Inspiration comes even when I don’t start out inspired. I’m going to be using this site for a long time, it has definitely made my life better!

Testimonial Note from Claire Richie on Sat, Mar 02
1 cup

Good luck to you all!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Ed Nan on Sat, Mar 02