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

In September 2010 I moved to Canada and an important relationship was on the outs. Writing out all the monkey chatter in my brain every morning at 750words.com kept me sane during that rough period, and is still invaluable today!

Testimonial Note from heather andrews on Thu, Aug 09
3 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

When I’m away, this would be particularly useful in keeping my streak going. Yes, I know I can take a vacation, but it’s the getting it done that is the important thing.

New Feature Vote from Carolyn Louaillier on Wed, Aug 08
4 cups

615 days, of which I’ve managed to write through 613. You’ve helped me; I’d like to help them.

Double Down on Charity Note from Carolyn Louaillier on Wed, Aug 08
18 cups

Today makes 500 days of consecutive writing, wow! I am incredibly grateful for all of what this site has allowed me to do… from almost completing my first book to self-help with journaling about my mothers death. This site is incredibly powerful. Anything, yes anything, is possible. So heres to Buster and 750words.com; lets toast to 18 delicious cups of coffee!

Double Down on Charity Note from Derrick Woolfson on Wed, Aug 08
40 cups

Last month, I resorted to so much “time travel” to keep up my streak for the monthly challenge that I feel kind of guilty about it, so I’m throwing back most of my cups from past challenges back into the pool while I sit out for a few months to break this bad habit. Good luck to everyone! Don’t wait until 5 AM the next day to paste your words in from offline writing projects like I do!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Stephanie Van Aken on Wed, Aug 08
1 cup
Twice Daily Writings

I’d like to get into the habit of writing pages once in the morning and once in the evening. It’d be great if I could split these into two different sets (especially for purposes of tracking/stats/etc.) rather than have it be one large piece of writing separated by a many hour gap. Perhaps it would be set up as an option in user settings, or even just a bit of metadata one could put in their writing to mark that separation.

New Feature Request Note from Jim Eastman on Tue, Aug 07
5 cups
Help for broken streaks

Since you can talk to someone about a broken streak, Im satisfied.

New Feature Request Note from Sullena Writer on Tue, Aug 07
1 cup

Keep writing!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Chris McGowan on Mon, Aug 06
10 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Dan Blahnik on Sun, Aug 05
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Double Down on Charity Note from SK Gaski on Sun, Aug 05
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One Month Challenge Bounty from SK Gaski on Sun, Aug 05
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from SK Gaski on Sun, Aug 05
1 cup

I am glad my Aunt told me about this site, for the first time I feel there is a way to get my ideas out and I can toss the silly ones and improve on the good ones.

Testimonial Note from Adrian Boatman on Sun, Aug 05
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Adrian Boatman on Sun, Aug 05
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Adrian Boatman on Sun, Aug 05
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Myriah Kamm on Sat, Aug 04
2 cups

Go for it, monthly challenge writers! It feels so amazing to complete this challenge!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Myriah Kamm on Sat, Aug 04
1 cup

At first, it started out as a challenge between my sister and I: who could get a longer day-streak? Who could write the most words in one day? Who could finish their 750 in the shortest amount of time? But recently, my sister decided to take a more relaxed approach to 750words.com and hasn’t been writing every day. So the challenges had to come from myself at that point. I’ve come up with the strangest challenges for myself to allow this site to help broaden my writing abilities. One day I challenged myself to get an NC-17 rating without making the entire entry sound like a teenage boy wrote it. Another day, I challenged myself to write an entry almost entirely about eating/drinking in the stats. Every day, I try to challenge myself to new extremes like this in order to round out my writing abilities more. This site allows you to do these things easily and keep track of them even more easily. It’s awesome!

Testimonial Note from Myriah Kamm on Sat, Aug 04
1 cup

I’d like to offer this Cup of Patronage in memory of my Mom, Emily Leatrice Serrapede. She stressed perseverance and patience when working towards a goal.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Sat, Aug 04
8 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from elizabeth merchant on Fri, Aug 03
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Tom on Fri, Aug 03
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Victoria Farr on Fri, Aug 03
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Victoria Farr on Fri, Aug 03
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Callahan Woodbery on Thu, Aug 02
3 cups

85 days ago, I found this website. Two days ago, I finished my first monthly challenge. Yesterday, I passed 100,000 words. If I can do it, so can you!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Alvin Knox on Thu, Aug 02
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Sam on Wed, Aug 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Something between the 30 and 100 days would be nice. Perhaps badges that focus on our writing, like the Sunshine badge for 10 days of overall positive writing or the Doom badge for 10 days of overall negative writing. The Reaper badge if your writing is concerned with death for a certain amount of time. The Self-Important badge when you write in first person for 30 straight days. ;^^ Something like that.

New Feature Vote from Foxxy Jones on Wed, Aug 01
1 cup

I actually use this site as a way to increase my writing turn out. With small rewards and goals to go for (as well as the threat of losing my streak) I am encouraged to write every day and get some of these great ideas- or not so great ideas- down onto digital paper. Thanks, 750Words. What an amazing site.

Testimonial Note from Foxxy Jones on Wed, Aug 01
3 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Foxxy Jones on Wed, Aug 01
1 cup

I’ve called myself a writer for a long time, but I’ve only written sporadically lately. These past six months or so, I’ve had an awful time. I’ve been horribly depressed, to the point where there have been uncountable nights where I just don’t want to wake up in the morning. But 750 Words has helped me clear my mind, help me sort through things, help me understand where my blocks and triggers are. The analysis in particular is very helpful. So thanks, 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Shell on Wed, Aug 01