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 no idea if I’ll keep up with this, but I like the idea and I’m glad to contribute.

Testimonial Note from David Walker on Mon, Oct 22
3 cups
More opportunities for badges!

I’d like to be able to be awarded badges more than once. I broke a 90 day streak about a year ago, and have been unable to match it ever since. I’m getting back on the band wagon now, but I have a ways to go before I’m going to get any new badges. It would be a thrill to see my second flamingo badge with the new date stamp on it, now that I’ve gotten over the ten day hump that I’ve been struggling to do for a year. And a Turquoise Horse for every monthly challenge, and so on. It just be nice for those of us who come and go from the site to know that we really are making progress again.

New Feature Request Note from Jennifer Marshburn on Sun, Oct 21
1 cup

This site and it’s translation of the artist’s way in to digital space is so freaking cool and inspring. Best of all it’s pragmatic and works for my daily life.

Testimonial Note from N Silas Munro on Sun, Oct 21
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

plots like bi-gram and tri-gram frequencies would be interesting.

New Feature Vote from anand jeyahar on Sat, Oct 20
2 cups

750 words has become the cornerstone of my daily practice. Writing each morning has helped me focus my mind, and clear the clutter of the previous day. It’s enabled me to better recognise the wonderful things and people in my life I’d like to celebrate each day; and in cases where I’ve not acted how I’d have liked, to go back and apologise, express my sorrow and regret. To make things right. 750 words is really precious to me. It keeps me sane, creative, and honest. And it helps me find the beauty in each day.

Testimonial Note from Alex Blue on Sat, Oct 20
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Alex Blue on Sat, Oct 20
6 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I’m closing in on one year of writing my daily dose of 750 words. The badges that I earned so far look so pretty on the top of my page. I’m concerned that the achiever in me will begin to feel neglected when there are no more badges to earn.
Hope to see new badges in the New Year!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Thu, Oct 18
1 cup

I appreciated the 18 minutes I took to write today. It was peaceful and cathartic.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Oct 18
1 cup

I just want to thank all those involved with this wonderful project. I have been writing now for just under 2 months but the different it has made to my life journey and clarity is dramatic. It is the most important part of the day for me and I am writing in the morning and evening.

Testimonial Note from Geoff Collinson on Thu, Oct 18
7 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Judith Morgan on Wed, Oct 17
2 cups

The adventure continues! That’s what I love best about this place. Each new day can see a new story, or a new character, or whatever I feel like. Total creative freedom, and a little fun analysis thrown in. It’s the ultimate freewriting canvas.

Testimonial Note from Leah Webb on Wed, Oct 17
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Ebun Omoni on Tue, Oct 16
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Ebun Omoni on Tue, Oct 16
1 cup

I found this site about 3 weeks ago, and I fell in love with it at once! Though my morning pages were hit and miss through the years, this site makes it so easy to do them. An added benefit is that it helps me get used to typing while I think, where I needed to write longhand before. That is a definite plus for writing articles and stories! Thank you for this great site!

Testimonial Note from Charlotte West on Tue, Oct 16
5 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Ace on Tue, Oct 16
15 cups
Improve the writing page

I think it would be a huge improvement if we were able to format the words into things like paragraphs and use type faces such as bold and italics. As far as I’m aware, this isn’t already the case, and so I’d like to see it in the future.

New Feature Vote from Elizabeth Rémy on Mon, Oct 15
1 cup
Secure server for writing

I love that 750 words gives me a place to empty my brain, but I’d feel much better know that the data is protected

New Feature Vote from Curtis Jordan on Mon, Oct 15
4 cups

I was referred to this site by a good friend, and since then I’ve managed at least 750 words every day. Figured it was about time I had some Patronage, since it’s done wonders for me.

Since writing I’ve found that my music writing has also been more prolific, and my muse is much more under control than she often is.

Testimonial Note from Tim Yarham on Mon, Oct 15
2 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from Tim Yarham on Mon, Oct 15
2 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Eric Andrew Fode on Mon, Oct 15
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Eric Andrew Fode on Mon, Oct 15
1 cup
One Month Challenge Bounty from Eric Andrew Fode on Mon, Oct 15
6 cups

Keep it up, everyone!

Double Down on Charity Note from Liz Flynn on Mon, Oct 15
1 cup

I want to tell everyone here, you can do this. You may have fits and starts, you may miss a day or two here or there, you are doing this and you can do this. The doing is all.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Trudi Cohen on Sun, Oct 14
2 cups

I’m a writer/teacher who’s taken a day job in the mental health industry — not a huge leap (!), and I love it, but it leaves me exhausted with little time to write. When I was facing ‘empty nest’ in August, my youngest child ready to go off to college and my day filled with the problems and feelings of others, I turned to my long-neglected 750words account. I’ve been writing every day since, and I haven’t had to take a mental health leave from work because of it. Better yet, my morning purge has produced a lot of material I intend to devote time to shaping as the cold weather sets in. This site has disciplined me when everything else I’ve tried has failed. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Jody Lucas Kulakowski on Sun, Oct 14
10 cups

I have been accumulating cups so here’s some to spare…and this site rocks hard…

Double Down on Charity Note from Carol Helander on Sun, Oct 14
1 cup

My girlfriend, now my wife, put me onto this site and I can’t thank her and 750words enough. The simple things in life are often the best and the simple functionality, layout and inspiration work well with the good vibes and intention behind the site. I’m kind of compulsive and don’t want to break my streak but at the same time love that such a simple incentive has inspired me to write so much. I like. Very much.

Testimonial Note from John Kilbey on Sat, Oct 13
1 cup

Best of Luck to all of the October participants!!!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Zephyrus White on Sat, Oct 13
1 cup
More text analysis

J’écris en français et j’aimerais vraiment avoir le même type d’analyse qu’ont ceux qui écrivent en anglais.

New Feature Vote from Fabien on Sat, Oct 13
1 cup

I didn’t realize, I have been writing morning pages for seven months now. Not all have been online, on 750words. There was a learning curve, when I went to the Keys and realized my internet service was non-existent, I lost my “no missing a day” streak then. The next hurdle has been once again the internet and now add in the weather. Some days I just do not have service. But I write, every day. Every day I long to log on my page here and write more. For the first time I am near completion of a novel. In the past I just heaped piles of unfinished ideas in the corner. Finally, something that works. Write your words, 750words!

Testimonial Note from Vicki Foust on Fri, Oct 12