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

5 cups

I hope one of these shorties gets a story published some day.

Double Down on Charity Note from Johnny Marr on Fri, Dec 30
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Those dorky little critters and their antics!

They make no sense!

I don’t know why I like them!

Therefore I politely, quietly but with exclamation demand more of them.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 30
3 cups

I’ve got nothing to say, but the idea of collecting digital cups of coffee does not appeal. I say send it to the children.

Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 30
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Secure server for writing

Everyone loves SSL. It makes us feel safe when we bank, it protects us from as best as I can term it, creepers, during our browses of social networks. It even keeps some of our secrets secret for secret’s sake.

I would love, as would I’m sure many others, to have the same fuzzy feeling I have when I pay my bills by the fire online, theoretically in my pajamas, when I’m writing out my latest and greatest here.

If not that, then certainly the lock enthusiasts among us would appreciate the extra decoration in the address bar to endlessly describe.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 30
2 cups
Vacation reprieve

Buster,
I repeat my plea.
I couldn’t enter my journal entry on 750 words Dec. 26th due to not being able to connect to WiFi at our vacation rental in the tiny town of Depoe Bay in OR.
Please! restore my streak. I’m headed to Pegasus by 3/16/12. I really don’t like seeing an EGG next to my name!
Thanks!
Patron Donna-Grace

New Feature Request Note from Donna Grace Noyes on Thu, Dec 29
1 cup

I am a professional writer. I write when I am inspired. Or when I’m hired to write. This site has helped me take a step back from that and just to write without that pay check or without waiting for that undependable devil inspiration. Taking on the challenge of writing a set amount each day, and the knowledge that that set amount is being tracked by the site has added focus and direction to my writing. And guess what? Inspiration has often shown up at times when it’s unexpected and it’s certainly shown up more frequently lately. This site been useful. And I’m grateful.

Testimonial Note from Dan Redican on Wed, Dec 28
1 cup

I began 750 Words to improve my typing. Now I love the site for encouraging me to write my memoirs.

Testimonial Note from C Cunningham on Wed, Dec 28
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Writing my 750 words regularly has helped clarify my thoughts and attention. It’s also beautifully designed site. Thanks for the excellent resource!

Testimonial Note from Peter Marks on Wed, Dec 28
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Double Down on Charity Note from Jacqueline A. Gross on Wed, Dec 28
3 cups

Thank you, Buster, for providing a space for helping me integrate spontaneous writing into my life on a daily basis. I’ve missed one day out of 27 days this month, so I lost out on my first Monthly Challenge, but I’m going to try again in January! Write on!

One Month Challenge Bounty from janice kay on Wed, Dec 28
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Christian Carter on Wed, Dec 28
3 cups

Keep up the good work, everyone! Let’s gooooooooo team!

Testimonial Note from Kathryn Paterson on Tue, Dec 27
1 cup

During a romantic, warm getaway to Key West my wife suggested I spend the next year exploring what I would need to do to be able to write full time. She began the conversation on her own. In our ten years together this has never happened.

How is this possible? 750 words.

Thank you Buster, et. al., for making miracles happen.

Testimonial Note from Jay Sennett on Tue, Dec 27
1 cup

I got divorced and realized that without daily sharing, I was getting a backlog of words in my head, whirling and whirling around, that needed release. This site lets me do that so I can become still again.

Testimonial Note from Amy Waterman on Tue, Dec 27
1 cup

I was about to bail on the “morning pages” concept after 2 boring days of pen and paper writing… so I searched online for inspiration to continue to slog uphill with it and was inadvertantly directed to 750words… OMG, this is so completely a blast… LOVE it, THIS will keep me writing. Signed up right away for the January challenge and am a paying monthly patron… I feel a little like I’m joining a nice group of people for our daily coffee and type together from the comfort of MY desk… coffee, typing, don’t have to get out of pj’’s, shovel the snow or start the car… brilliant. Thanks so much for this!!!

Testimonial Note from Aeriol Li on Tue, Dec 27
1 cup

This morning, after my sixth day of writing on this site, I wrote an entire poem. I am so grateful for the space to practice writing. I can feel the balance of accountability that opens the doorway to true freedom.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Rockenbach on Mon, Dec 26
10 cups

I would like to voice my appreciation for this site. I think is fantastic. I never thought I would be able to maintain a daily writing discipline this long. I am sure this site has quite a bit to do with it.

I never thought I could become so emotionally involved with a cheesy badge of achievement. You should be justifiable proud of what you have built here. Thank you.

Double Down on Charity Note from Andrew Hood on Sun, Dec 25
2 cups
Improve the homepage

Each time I sit down with my iPad to do my writing I hit the 750words icon and then need to hit the ‘login via google’ button. It would be cool if there were a URL so I could go straight to the writing page.

New Feature Vote from Andrew Hood on Sun, Dec 25
2 cups
Improve the daily reminder email

I would like to configure the email reminder to be sent out if I do not do my words for the day. I fear that seeing it everyday will lull me into the habit of ignoring it.

New Feature Vote from Andrew Hood on Sun, Dec 25
5 cups

Thanks to 750 and Buster things are looking good. Writing going well and productive. TYVM. Have a great 2012

One Month Challenge Bounty from Ralpapajan Thurman on Sun, Dec 25
5 cups

Well. 206 days have gone by since I signed up. From Writer’s Block I have moved to Verbal Diarrhoea. Written every day for over 200 days and written 203000 words on 750 and over 200000 words offline. Very productive now and it is easy to write, TYVM Buster and 750!

Testimonial Note from Ralpapajan Thurman on Sun, Dec 25
1 cup

I don’t always do my words. In fact, I only made it one day this month. But it’s great to know this site is always here when I need to brainstorm and when I need some incentive, there’s always the monthly challenge. The best part is, not only is this site here, but my Dad is, too. He joined 750words after I said how great it was and he is nearing a full year without a missed day and racking up the badges. I’m so proud of him and inspired by his dedicationl. When I do log in to do my words, I’m glad to know he’s there as part of the community, even when we’re geographically far apart. Merry Christmas, Dad! I love you! I raise this cup of patronage in your honor!

Testimonial Note from Kira Walsh on Sun, Dec 25
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Merry Christmas, Writers, Buster, One and ALL!
Thanks, Buster: For this site and for Health Month. I’m less than 3 months from a year long straight. It’s such a habit I hardly have to “remember” to write my words anymore. Not getting complacent over here, though.

Double Down on Charity Note from Donna Grace Noyes on Sun, Dec 25
1 cup

Thank you so much for providing this service! I’ve been using the site for about two months and it has changed my mood and helped my creative process. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Testimonial Note from B. on Sat, Dec 24
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Dear Buster, I just discovered 750 Words a few days ago. What a serendipitous gift—thank you for putting this together and for “tithing”! Not familiar with the charity in seattle—will look into it. Love the algorithm you’ve built in, wouldn’t mind knowing a bit more about it—another thing to do. Thanks again—happy solstice!

Testimonial Note from AnneS on Sat, Dec 24
1 cup

One Month Challenge is so good a idea. I love it so much. When I write, I will pay attention to the date. It helps me to review my monthly goals. It also helps me to make effort to accomplish my goals. I participated this in November. I continued to join it in December. And I am planning my new goals in the next year. Thanks for this one month challenge.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Charles Hwang on Sat, Dec 24
1 cup

Thanks for 750. I have been writing diaries here for more than 2 months. I feel so good writing every day. I love the one month challenge. It helps me to write and clear my mind. Sometimes, I don’t know what I can write. I just write. It helps me to establish a good habit. So good to be here. Thanks again.

Testimonial Note from Charles Hwang on Sat, Dec 24
8 cups

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so I thought I should add a little to the pot for next month’s bounty. I plan on getting some of them back anyways (this is where people usually start to tell me I shouldn’t be too cocky).

One Month Challenge Bounty from Matt J. Marlieu on Sat, Dec 24
10 cups

I’ve been a friend of Boston’s 826 for a while, and am delighted to be able to share with them. Also, I should say, a little embarrassed that I didn’t realize (until now) that I could do so. Good work by good people always deserves help from the rest of us.

Double Down on Charity Note from Hal Tepfer on Sat, Dec 24
14 cups

Given that it is the Holiday season, I feel that it is best to give a little, and to take a minute to realize just how much this site has helped me! Thanks again Buster!

Double Down on Charity Note from Derrick Woolfson on Fri, Dec 23