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

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Conceptually exciting and probably going to be effective. I shall share my intentions with the neighborhood cats as they come to my deck to find the morning sun, and get their opinions and hopefully, good wishes. Nice! Namaste all.

Testimonial Note from Lee Allan Sanders on Sat, Nov 10
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I love this site and would like to follow people but I don’t know anyone, so if you would like a follower, follow me! It will help keep me motivated . Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Riva Gordon on Thu, Nov 08
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email

I loved the excerpts from patron testimonial notes that used to be at the end of the daily reminder email. Gone for the last week, they are sorely missed. I always hoped to see one of mine there, just as I always hoped to see my name on the list of the writers of the day, but never got either wish to come true. But still would like to see what others are saying; writing is a lonely business.

New Feature Vote from Kay Vreeland on Thu, Nov 08
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Christine Chan on Thu, Nov 08
2 cups

This site has been wonderful for getting me to write regularly. At first it was difficult, but the second time I tried the monthly challenge I succeeded and now I hope I will keep going! The writing keeps me sane, helps me reflect on my day, and I also use it sometimes to get away from other distractions and write my assignments for school. Thanks Buster!

Testimonial Note from Christine Chan on Thu, Nov 08
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Emily on Wed, Nov 07
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Double Down on Charity Note from Emily on Wed, Nov 07
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Emily on Wed, Nov 07
1 cup
Reminder

There should be a writing-reminder via email.
I wrote over 1800 words yesterday, but forgot to copy and paste them here. Now the system says I’ve lost the challenge although I didn’t :-(
So, at the end of the month (if I won’t fail for real) I WILL treat myself with the winning bonus, no matter what 750words says. But it’s still sad that I will end on the wall of shame :-(

New Feature Request Note from Angelika Kroll on Wed, Nov 07
1 cup
Improve the patronage features
New Feature Vote from Claris on Tue, Nov 06
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Jacqueline A. Gross on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup

I was that kid in high-school that got by. I regret not learning the English language as best as I could. I’ve gone through High School, graduated, and started my own company. I love this website and I love what this charity is doing. Rock on.

Double Down on Charity Note from Greg Crisci on Mon, Nov 05
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Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup
Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Sarah Burkett on Mon, Nov 05
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Sarah Burkett on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Sarah Burkett on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup

Wow. Since being directed to this site by a blog post three days ago I’ve been a religious user. As I’m trudging through writing a screenplay this has been an excellent resource to help me clear my head and get in the mode to write. Thank you for a wonderful site!

Testimonial Note from Greg Easton on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup
Improve the writing page

Casting my vote to further improve the site by adding the ability to italicize, underline, and/or make bold-face fonts. Could we also, perhaps, add a title bar? Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Heather Heck on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup

I always feel better after I’ve vented a bit here at 750words. I find this to be a wonderful site for sorting my mind and helping keep my thoughts straight. LOVE the new weather feature too.

Testimonial Note from Heather Heck on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup

25 days until 365—one whole year. And determined to get NaNoWriMo badge! This writing alcove has been the best writing coach ever and the achievement part helps me weather the hives over the the clunky parts of the site. So glad 750words is popular—means it will keep being there for me—for all of us!

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup

I’m using this site for my NaNoWriMo novel, and it really helps clearing your mind and finding flaws and mistakes and things that simply don’t work. It has become my writing diary.

Testimonial Note from Alessia Simoni on Mon, Nov 05
1 cup

The One Month Challenge was honestly one of the best things that pushed me to write every day. And on my first try too! I just started in September, and I know that this website is the tool that I needed to get my creative juices flowing. Just give me a few more months, and I think I’ll be on my way to getting a piece of my work published!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jemellee S on Sun, Nov 04
6 cups
A better mobile site

750words seems to have trouble seeing my words when I write on an Android computer. It’d be nice to get credit for all my words and not just the ones the site sees.

New Feature Vote from Aoife Lonergan on Sun, Nov 04
4 cups

I am a professional procrastinator. After reading about 750 words, I felt the challenge would get me started, and was right! I used the two first days to write a short story, then perfected it to send to a call to submissions for an anthology. They picked my story to be included!!! Thank you 750 Words!! Check out Perfect Pumpkin Pie in “The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Second Helping”. I never would have written it without your website and inspiration to find time to write.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Laura Hartman on Sun, Nov 04
5 cups
Secure server for writing

Any time now? People have been requesting this for as long as I’ve been here. Heck, you could rig something with Amazon’s secure hosting, if you don’t want to roll your own. (Admittedly, that drives up costs a bit.)

New Feature Vote from Oren Litwin on Sun, Nov 04
2 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Jody Lucas Kulakowski on Sun, Nov 04
1 cup

750 Words has quickly become my favorite place on the Internet. It’s the one site where I can unburden my thoughts and just let it all out without anyone noticing. And even on days when I don’t have anything to write about, I find that making myself write to keep my streak gets my brain going and my ideas flowing for the rest of the day. Thanks, Buster, for the wonderful site!

Testimonial Note from Celina Ecret on Sun, Nov 04
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Celina Ecret on Sun, Nov 04
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Secure server for writing

I’ve taken to writing my pages, then deleting them if they’re personal. I wish I didn’t have to do that. I’d really like to be able to sunset old pages and be sure that the server was secure.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Nov 03
2 cups

Just passed my 100 days mark last month. I have never been able to keep a regular journal and it has been so wonderful to have this outlet. Thank you so, so, so much.

Testimonial Note from Bethany Sparkle on Sat, Nov 03