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

Amazingly, I’ve written on this site off and on for over two years, amassed more than 300,000 words and seen my self grow as a writer. Here’s to taking up the gauntlet again.

Thank you so, so much Buster, for still being here.

Testimonial Note from Lisa Ann Courington on Sun, Aug 12
2 cups

My thanks to those who run this site! May the writers who write here be filled with inspiration and may those who run the site be filled with many blessings!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Stonegiver on Fri, Aug 10
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from A. Nonymous on Fri, Aug 10
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love the badge and point system on 750words. It’s the reason I joined up to motivate my writing routine. I’d love to see more and more badges. Ones for mood, profanity counts (as well as counts for other subjects/words), and badges that you can gain from a new objective/goal system. The monthly challenge is great, but I joined up on the 2nd of the month so I can’t participate until September. I’d love it if the site had other goals that you could choose to attempt and achieve. You’d receive a special badge, be able to try and achieve one objective at a time, and if you failed you’d have to wait a week or something until you can try again.
Here’s to you everyone on 750words!

New Feature Vote from Jordan Fay on Fri, Aug 10
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 Thu, Aug 09
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 Thu, Aug 09
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 Wed, Aug 08
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 Tue, Aug 07
10 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Dan Blahnik on Mon, Aug 06
40 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from SK Gaski on Sun, Aug 05
10 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from SK Gaski on Sun, Aug 05
10 cups
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 Sun, Aug 05
2 cups

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

One Month Challenge Bounty from Myriah Kamm on Sun, Aug 05
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 Sun, Aug 05
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
2 cups
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
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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 Fri, Aug 03
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 Thu, Aug 02