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

3 cups

750words has been a pillar in my life. it has kept me grounded through great highs and terrible lows. i have been writing for 2 full years (on august 13th) without missing a day. and today when i sat down to write, i saw i missed yesterday which would have been day 741. what a shock!! but i wrote tonight anyway. G.

Testimonial Note from Ghislaine MacPherson on Sat, Aug 25
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

After the Space Bird, what comes next? Maybe an all-time Hall of Fame?

New Feature Vote from Rhea Wong on Sat, Aug 25
1 cup

I JUST GOT A SPACE BIRD! Thanks Buster. This site has made me dedicate myself to the practice of writing daily for over a year and it’s made a huge impact on my creativity, output and discipline. You rock! Thanks for the Space Bird.

Testimonial Note from Rhea Wong on Sat, Aug 25
1 cup
Tab Key

ability to push tab and move forward, rather than having to use line breaks to seperate paragraphs… might be tough, might be a reserved key or something. Thanks again for a great site!

New Feature Request Note from Thomas Hunt on Fri, Aug 24
10 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Kristie Bradfield on Fri, Aug 24
1 cup

750 words has kicked me in my ass to start writing again. I feel safe and secure and just can let it flow no matter what decides to come out. During the last few months I have used 750 words nearly daily, partly as a means to come over a painful experience. I like the simplicity of the page, the roughness. The site has made me more confident about my writing and definitely improved my life. If only I could let be to get distracted so easily…

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Aug 21
3 cups

750 words has helped me keep on track with my writing. Even if I only manage the bare minimum of 750 words, I still am writing every day. This has helped me to keep the flow of my writing going. Even if I don’t use what I’ve written in my novel, it still helps me to keep going with my writing.

Testimonial Note from Rebekah Humphrey-Bullen on Tue, Aug 21
1 cup

This site teaches me much about perseverance and how not to fail and why I fail. I have learned that in order to really do my pages well I must to them first thing literally when everyone else is asleep and before I get out of bed. This helps to clear my mind and to set up a discipline for the day. It is a pleasure not a chorse and I can go forward with some sense of knowing how I am feeling coming into the day what I would like to do what are my ongoing challenges. When i start doing them at 1.45p.m and typing fast to make the goal I know I will soon fall asleep and fail but the real thing is getting back on the horse and starting again. It is a great way to build a good and life changing habit.

Testimonial Note from Monique Ngozi Nri on Tue, Aug 21
1 cup

Review my stats to realize it’s only been a few months since I began. But now I write everyday. And this is a fun and rewarding place to do it.

Testimonial Note from Kim on Mon, Aug 20
20 cups

Thank you so much for creating this website. I look forward every morning to my 750 words. (i use it for journalling) Sometimes I sit down and don’t know what the heck to say and then pretty soon I’m at 750 and can’t believe i’m done and along the way i usually have had some great insight.

Thanks so much
LC

Double Down on Charity Note from Leanne Clarkson on Sun, Aug 19
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Ivy Paul on Sun, Aug 19
1 cup

I’m so glad I found this website! I’m in a transition right now—just graduated from college and am getting married soon—so it’s been great to journal during this time and reflect on these life changes. Most days I just type about what I did during the day; sometimes I work through more complex topics on my mind. Either way it’s a good daily exercise and I love feeling like I’m accomplishing this goal to write everyday! I’ve written over 60 days straight now and I’m pushing towards that phoenix badge!

Testimonial Note from Ivy Paul on Sun, Aug 19
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Josh Fox on Sun, Aug 19
5 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I am totally motivated by the badges—even though I know they are silly. In particular, I’d love to get a badge every time I complete a one-month challenge, even if it’s the same badge. Milestone badges would be great too—am just about to reach the 200 days in a row, and am wondering what happens after you get to 500? Badges are easy goals and really do work to motivate, so more of them would be cool. Thanks, love the site!

New Feature Vote from Aimee LaBrie on Sat, Aug 18
2 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Opal Mattila on Fri, Aug 17
1 cup

There are mornings when the last thing I want to do is write my words, and usually those are the mornings that I most need to. I can start off with a big whiny rant about anything and everything, and within a few hundred words I will already be feeling more even keel and ready to face the day. This has been a great tool for me. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Christina Chatburn on Fri, Aug 17
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

For convenience really :)

New Feature Vote from Luke Kondor on Fri, Aug 17
1 cup
Could we have a counter on the turquoise horse for evey time we successfully complete the monthly challenge?

To have a counter on or next to the Horse Badge and it would go up every time the writer completes the challenge. If they sign up but do not complete the month – long streak, they ‘only’ have their name on the wall of shame. The number on the badge either stays the same or goes up. No losses possible, but forward movement requires commitment :)

New Feature Request Note from Jeanne B on Thu, Aug 16
2 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from sereb on Wed, Aug 15
2 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from sereb on Wed, Aug 15
1 cup

How could I NOT donate to 826 Seattle? Their website sports a clean interface and hip graphic design that has probably already won some award in Communicate Arts. THIS is the website I want to get reincarnated as.

Double Down on Charity Note from Alexandra Oliver on Wed, Aug 15
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I’m for more badges in-between the long stretches. Yes, there’s merit in having the high-value badges, but when the only reward for awhile is an increasing number (which is still lovely), the desire to continue dwindles.

New Feature Vote from Vincent B B on Tue, Aug 14
1 cup
One Month Challenge Bounty from Rebecca Peters on Tue, Aug 14
4 cups
Multilanguage interface for 750words.com

The interface of 750Words is now available only in English, which reduces the number of potential writers. Speakers of other languages could well create volunteer translation groups and discuss possible translations so as to provide funny and friendly interface for other writers from their countries! Personnally, I’m ready to take up the Russian translation group if there are other volunteers ready to join me. What do you think?

New Feature Request Note from Half-an-Hour on Mon, Aug 13
1 cup

:)

One Month Challenge Bounty from Victoria Farr on Sun, Aug 12
1 cup
Tab Key

I’m sure there’s a technical reason why there’s no TAB key, but I’m not sure that’s good enough. It would be super nice to seperate my paragraphs with a breakline and a tab, rather than having to use two breaklines all the time….

New Feature Request Note from Thomas Hunt on Sun, Aug 12
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
1 cup
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