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 got so completely sidetracked with school worries and my physical children that I missed a day. I did finish the March challenge though, so I am proud of myself for that and since my missed day, I am back to being a turkey. On to the albatross and beyond!
The ability to write in an unreserved way, every day, about whatever I need to work through, is priceless.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Weiden Philipbar on Tue, Apr 12
10 cups

After many months of writing, I hit 100 days and 250,000 words on the same day! I must say I am as proud of those lovely new badges as I am of some other accomplishments – I will graduate with a Master in Divinity next month, and writing here as helped me achieve that goal, for sure. Keep writing, folks – I am encouraged as writer, as a student, as a human being that so many other people are committed to expressing themselves through the written word. And special thanks to Buster for this site, for responding to my panic at times, and for enouraging us all to write, write, write!!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Apr 11
1 cup
Multiple number of badges

I think that it would be great if we could get, say, another hampster every ten days of writing that we do without getting distracted, or another blue horse badge every one month challenge that we complete. That would be wonderfull. Thanks for the site, Buster!

New Feature Request Note from Blake Stokes on Sun, Apr 10
7 cups

In sickness and in health, in nights and in days, on iphones and laptops, home and away – I never thought I’d be able to write every day for 100 days in a row, but apparently I could. Thank you, Buster, for letting me learn that about myself!

Testimonial Note from Darkness Descends on Sun, Apr 10
4 cups

That’s it, the 100 days are done. Celebrating that, I raise four of those lovely cups to 826 Seattle, keep up the good work!

Double Down on Charity Note from Karin Friedli on Sat, Apr 09
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Catherine on Sat, Apr 09
5 cups

Focus. Clarity. Inspiration. Is it the coffee, or the daily writing? Or a glorious synergy?
Whatever it is, its all good. Keep it up.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Janet O on Sat, Apr 09
5 cups

I have been writing on this site for over a year now. It has helped me grow as a writer and as a human being. I didn’t realize how much it helps to get your thoughts down on paper on a daily basis. I had worked very diligently to get all the way up to pterodactyl and then in a single, very busy, day I blew it. It was 12:30am before I realized that I hadn’t written my words that day. I won’t lie. I was angry with myself. I was upset. But I got up the next morning and wrote my words like nothing happened. I am back to flamingo now and I will be back to pterodactyl before I know it. Thanks, Buster. This is a great site.

Double Down on Charity Note from Kellie Miller on Sat, Apr 09
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Daniel Andrlik on Sat, Apr 09
1 cup
Weekend Reflections

Allow people to get a badge of some kind for writing on four consecutive weekends. That will help those of us who really can only write on weekends as their jobs require too much writing and keyboarding to add a half hour or so every day. (According to my physiotherapist I am already doing too much keying during the week!)

New Feature Request Note from Deborah McNevin on Sat, Apr 09
1 cup

I find the discipline helpful. I was skeptical at first but there is a pleasant rhythm in working towards 750 words a day. I can only do this on weekends as I spend too much of my work time at my desk writing on my computer during the work week, but I really appreciate the time to reflect on weekends.

Testimonial Note from Deborah McNevin on Sat, Apr 09
1 cup
Secure server for writing

i work at a lot of coffeeshops and would really like a secure site…

New Feature Vote from Starfighter Simon on Sat, Apr 09
1 cup

Today I hit the 40th day of my streak and also crossed the 50,000 word mark on my word count. I haven’t written every day since before having kids and being the mom of special needs kids means that I get very little time to myself. This has become my little bit of me time every day. It has helped my sanity, my marriage and my whole family. Thank you 750words.com!

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Turrell on Sat, Apr 09
4 cups

Today is my day 99. I kind of forgot about the badges, as the journey from Albatross to Phoenix is quite a long one, but now I admit I am getting a little excited. I have been loving 750words all along, even when in the last few weeks, I’ve had so much pressure from all around that even writing things out got harder. But finally, getting rid of mental clutter in this way always seems to help and it’s been a good thing to see it through. No matter how silly this might be, I am so much looking forward to getting my Phoenix badge tomorrow. Yay! :)

Testimonial Note from Karin Friedli on Sat, Apr 09
1 cup

Again, I want to thank world magazine for letting me know about this site. I have used it every day since the first day I was on!

Testimonial Note from Debbie Hassman Tapp on Fri, Apr 08
2 cups

After a series of stop-starts last year, I’ve only started writing consistently in 750words a few months ago. But already this site has helped hone my discipline, especially when it comes to writing every day. The higher my streak count, the more committed I am to not breaking it!

Testimonial Note from Lisa Cheong on Thu, Apr 07
2 cups

Today I just passed the 50,000 words mark: that’s a whole novel! Granted a raw, unedited and rambling one but who would have thought such a volume of wordage could be possible writing for less than an hour a day? Today I also realised that writing these pages has now become a serious habit, like my morning coffee. What a fine way to start the day!

Testimonial Note from Janet O on Thu, Apr 07
1 cup

I’ve only been writing for a week, but it’s been a good thing already. I have always been a writer of journals, only when I learned to type did I give up on handwriting journals. While I’m not writing journal entries about my day, I am finding this great to ensure that I write daily. Writing requires practice, so with that in mind, I salute and support 826 Seattle. Young people need to know how to write, and write well. Thanks, 750words.com.

Double Down on Charity Note from claudia on Thu, Apr 07
1 cup

I have always felt that I could not write; however, I was not going to give up. My professor said that I needed to give 750 words an attempt. I was skeptical, and asked myself how this could work? Well, it not only works, it has changed the way I write.

Writing every morning allows me to “vomit” out the random thoughts, the ones that linger in my mind. Thus, when I am writing for class my thoughts are much clearer. This site has changed my life, and I am excited to finish my first monthly challenge!

THANK YOU 750 WORDS, and professor Maynes!

Testimonial Note from Derrick Woolfson on Thu, Apr 07
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Hal Tepfer on Wed, Apr 06
1 cup

I have been a member of this site for a few months and have used it off an on. Lately however, I have been able to write daily since I have some extra time on my hand. Moreover, I find myself making time to write everyday instead of just maybe writing when I have free time.

The daily writing is liberating! I usually find it hard to clearly express my thoughts verbally, but after writing my words everyday, it’s become a lot easier! I’ve gotten my creative juices flowing and I feel more motivated to do things because I can physically see them in front of me when I get them on the screen! I’m also typing faster which is never a bad thing and it’s helped me write more clearly with my school work.

The badges are very motivating! Hopefully after a few weeks, I’ll take on the monthly challenge. Thanks for this!

Testimonial Note from Sydney Paul on Wed, Apr 06
2 cups

This site is amazing. I can’t get enough of it. It makes me want to keep writing the whole day because it feels so good. :D

Testimonial Note from Sean Gubelman on Wed, Apr 06
1 cup

Okay, I just really LOVE 750 words! Don’t you?
Deb H

One Month Challenge Bounty from Debra Hellman on Wed, Apr 06
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I would particularly like more birds please :)

New Feature Vote from October Gray on Tue, Apr 05
1 cup

I’ve always wanted to be a writer but often struggled with writer’s block or lack of inspiration. Discovering 750 words has forced me to write every day, even when I think I don’t have anything to write about. It’s challenging some days, but I love reading my stats and am motivated by the badges. Writing every day has gotten my creativity flowing. Now sometimes I find myself having too much to write, with too many ideas, instead of the lack of. I love it!

Testimonial Note from Tiffany Wang on Tue, Apr 05
1 cup

So far I have only been here few days, but it has totally opened things up for me. I had not wrote much since NaNoWriMo in November and I’m glad to be back on the horse writing every day again! Thank You!

Testimonial Note from Layna Gagliano on Tue, Apr 05
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Glenn Archer on Tue, Apr 05
1 cup

I am so happy, today i turn into an albatross! Writing my words in the morning helps me realize what is important in my life, it helps me live my life to the fullest. I am now addicted to writing my words and do not feel good when I can’t write. Thank you for this site.

Testimonial Note from Lea Woolf on Tue, Apr 05
1 cup

Writing words for fun everyday and for improving myself has made me feel I can overcome any obstacle and meet all challenges. It has been a good experience to be with myself just writing when everyone else is sleeping.. and then I go back to bed…and enjoy my thoughts

Testimonial Note from Ana Sofia iS on Tue, Apr 05
4 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Sarah Louerat on Tue, Apr 05