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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Double Down on Charity Note from Aoife Lonergan on Thu, Jul 26
2 cups

This site is a wonderful find! Having not written fiction consistently for more than a decade, it’s given me the inspiration and motivation to sit down and write every day. Sadly, I accidentally missed a day on the challenge, but I’m cheering on the remaining folks who are so close to the finish line on the July challenge. And I’m more than happy to donate my patronage to all you writers gearing up for August!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Nicole Lungerhausen on Wed, Jul 25
1 cup

Thanks so much for such a great site where I can write every morning to clear my head, record my dreams and work through any weirdness I am going through. I have been at it for over 200 straight days. Well almost, I missed one day because my studio flooded and another day was not counted because I did some editing and was a word short of 750 and did not realize it. But I have quit counting at this point and have proven to myself the value of having writing as a part of my morning ritual.

Testimonial Note from MonkeyMagick on Wed, Jul 25
12 cups

Yesterday I flew across the country, and was too rushed to write in the airport as I was planning to do (thank you, free wifi at SeaTac). Thus, my 100+ day streak has now turned into nothing, which strangely feels liberating. It turns out I don’t just write for badges and rewards. While a great perk, I am now happily motivated to write for the joy of writing. I look forward to this space every morning, where my brain can whirr its thoughts into my fingers for 15 minutes. Thank you Buster, for making this all possible.

Testimonial Note from Amy Englesberg on Wed, Jul 25
10 cups

Today marks my 600th day of writing. I have never had a streak of writing that long before! This site is amazing for me. It is a place that I can come and clear my head before starting my day, or puzzle out a problem that has me baffled. I have made many decisions and discoveries here, and my life is better for all of them. Thank you, Buster, for giving me a space to do all of this and for making it inspire me to write every day.

Testimonial Note from Patty Mathews on Wed, Jul 25
1 cup

I failed my challenge so close to the end! So I donate my Cup of Patronage to those who will succeed. Good luck, fair writers!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Tue, Jul 24
25 cups

I just wanted to use my cups on something good. Go 826!

Double Down on Charity Note from Mario Vittone on Mon, Jul 23
1 cup

I just passed 100,000 words today — it took a long time, but it’s possible! You can do it!

Testimonial Note from Liz Ahl on Mon, Jul 23
1 cup
One Month Challenge Bounty from angela on Sat, Jul 21
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Rosie on Fri, Jul 20
1 cup

Good idea.

Double Down on Charity Note from Rosie on Fri, Jul 20
1 cup

Thanks, this site is useful!

Double Down on Charity Note from David Rosenfeld on Fri, Jul 20
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Anna Lezard on Wed, Jul 18
5 cups

Great site – good to support it.

Double Down on Charity Note from Jackie McG on Wed, Jul 18
1 cup

Showing up, writing my thoughts, keeping going – thanks for the forum to do this.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jackie McG on Wed, Jul 18
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Wed, Jul 18
5 cups

5 cups of patronage in honor of getting a surprise badge for 500,000 words! I didn’t know there was such a badge, so it was a very nice surprise to see it in my list, as I haven’t had a new badge in a year. I do love this site, it helps me be consistent in journaling. Thank you, Buster!

Double Down on Charity Note from AC Wynn on Wed, Jul 18
1 cup

Good luck on your new endeavors after selling Health Month, Buster! This site led me to that site, and between the two of them there have been significant improvements in my life. Thanks for that.

Testimonial Note from Oren Litwin on Wed, Jul 18
1 cup

And just like that, in 22 days, I have become an addict. I need my 750 words like I need my morning coffee. Here I can be academician and poet, getting all of the various dimensions of my writing out there on the screen.

Testimonial Note from Rebecca M on Tue, Jul 17
1 cup

750 Words has been good for me. I want to be good for someone else.

Double Down on Charity Note from Gretchen K on Mon, Jul 16
1 cup

This morning we didn’t have internet and I was SO itching to write that I wrote longhand in my physical journal. This process has revolutionized the way I feel about writing that I come up with excuses to write!!

Testimonial Note from Kim on Mon, Jul 16
1 cup

I write morning pages for almost five years now. I used to have a closet full of notebooks, until I discovered 750 words. This site is truly helpful, and clean ! I love it. Every morning, I log in to write, and it feels so easy, so natural. Thanks for designing this site. I’ll use it for years to come.

Testimonial Note from Melanie Wanga on Mon, Jul 16
1 cup
Export with Markdown

I use Markdown a lot in my writing, and I’d like to see it in my exported files. Right now, I have no idea how to preserve my formatting. Maybe there could be an option to download an HTML version of the file (since that’s what Markdown produces,) or even a .rtf file with the output converted there (that would be great, if it’s practical.) And thanks so much for a wonderful site.

New Feature Request Note from Jackson de Campos on Sun, Jul 15
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One Month Challenge Bounty from angela on Sun, Jul 15
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Caryn Kitt on Sun, Jul 15
1 cup

I started using 750 words last year, and I’ll admit I’ve been pretty erratic with it. The most I’ve done so far is I think 12 days in a row. But the beauty of it is that it’s always there, even when I haven’t written in months one day I’ll just decide that the time is right, kick myself into gear and just go for it! The emails mean that it’s always in the back of my mind which keeps me coming back (eventually) time and again. This time I’m determined to stick it out, I wrote in 15 mins with no distractions today if I do that for another 9 I’ll have 3 badges! The site is really excellent and I can’t even begin to explain how it’s helped me sort out the mess that is my mind. Keep it up =) xx

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Jul 14
2 cups

I feel like I can really see my day in terms of my heart and mind when I wake up and write. I am not good at doing it every day, yet. But I am getting better and I love the format, look and feel of this site. I have been a member for more than a Year and I promote this to my writers group all the time. I <3 750!

Testimonial Note from Lauren Shannon on Fri, Jul 13
2 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

I would like a google Chrome “offline” version of the site to have the wonderful interface and ability sync offline writting.

New Feature Vote from Joshua Nelson on Fri, Jul 13
3 cups

Inspiring people to write is a miracle of kindness. To be able to articulate your thoughts, to express emotions, to communicate with fellow humans with greater defniition than the physicality of human beginnings is an important step towards global understanding. This “little thing” :)) is indeed huge in its aspiration and results. A big Thank-You Hug for creating and maintaining it :-*

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jeanne B on Thu, Jul 12
9 cups
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Andrew Haukebo on Wed, Jul 11