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

2 cups

Awesome work! I fell out of the running in July and said I would give back, so here it is. Now that there is less pressure, I’m taking my time to write creative prose in the hopes to join NaNoWriMo and owe a lot to 750Words so thanks!
It is surprising how long it took to break through this creative block, but I feel less weight and more momentum now to do many a creative venture with my days!
It is possible~ Even if it takes a day of writing gibberish…

One Month Challenge Bounty from Alexandra Maida on Sat, Jul 09
1 cup

The past two days I’ve been really stuck on some plot and character issues in my novel. I’ve used my 750 words to rant about my frustration and ask questions of myself and the Universe. The answers have come and the problems are resolved. What’s really funny is that the stats now reveal how angry, concerned about money and unhappy I am — because that’s what my characters are going through! Thanks, 750, it’s a very big help. I drink my Cup of Patronage to you.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Jul 08
1 cup

750 Words is a dream come true! Thank you, Buster!

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Coleman on Fri, Jul 08
1 cup

Don’t focus on the end results. Focus on purging your thoughts in the moment. Stressing over the time limit only controls you and adds too much pressure. Focus on why you’re writing in the first place. That’s what helps me. Spill your thoughts.

One Month Challenge Bounty from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Fri, Jul 08
4 cups

I was thinking today what an achievement it is to do something every day, without fail, because you said you would. If you can keep this appointment to write every day, what else could be possible? Cheers!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Janet O on Thu, Jul 07
1 cup

I use some of my days to write creatively, and some of my days just to dump whatever I’m thinking about… I’m getting the words out – even though it’s not perfect, that’s not the point! Thanks!

Testimonial Note from will rogers on Thu, Jul 07
1 cup
Higher goals.

For those of us who’d like to increase our output, perhaps we could have a feature where we can increase the necessary word count to get our daily writing from 750 to whatever one we prefer?

New Feature Request Note from Dusty on Thu, Jul 07
1 cup

I’ve really enjoyed this site. I started in late May and with the exception of the last few days I’ve written almost every day (completed the June challenge).

These cups are because I’ve already missed the July target and I said I’d pitch in. So here’s the pony. :D

I’ve really enjoyed using the meta data and overall kind of just use the site for the #Trust30 challenge and a “journal” of sorts.

Testimonial Note from Sarah Smith on Wed, Jul 06
2 cups
HTML Widget

I’d like to see an HTML/CSS feature to help better promote 750words on our respective blogs. Something that would display our current streak badge as well as day streak, and possibly word count. And, of course, directly link to the site so people can sign up. Immediately.

New Feature Request Note from Wes on Wed, Jul 06
1 cup

I am here in Alabama, and now everything is different.

On day one of my office job, I thought about a lot of things— I thought about systems engineering, and about the spanish language. I thought about the way my best friend looks when life gets ridiculous, her wide sarcastic blue eyes flashing. I thought about how rains looks on sloping glass windows or skylights.

Now I am in Alabama, and everything is different. Words are the same. Daily is the same, writing is the same.

I think more when I write.

Testimonial Note from alexandra e. fernandez on Tue, Jul 05
1 cup

I took up the June monthly challenge. June is also the month that my wife is due to give birth. At first, I was thinking that I would be so busy preparing the room and all. I would probably not be able to write on the day itself. So maybe I should take up the July challenge instead.

Then I thought: “If I don’t write for important events like these, then what am I doing? Writing unimportant events?”

So I took the challenge. At 5 a.m. on a Tuesday, I was speedily typing my 750 words on my Android phone. I was waiting for the doctor and nurses to prepare for the delivery. I wrote my thoughts, emotions, hopes and fears.

Thankfully, the baby and mother are safe and healthy. Baby came into the world fast and furious. Thank God. Thanks also to 750words for a site for me to record important events in life.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Jul 05
11 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Dawn McWilliams on Tue, Jul 05
4 cups

Peace and joy, love and light. Namaste. I am digging this site. It has motivated me to expurgate, every morning, whatever the daemons and fairies and whatever have been whispering to my subconscious mind during the night. So, thanks 750 words! Peace out.

Testimonial Note from Rose Thornton on Tue, Jul 05
2 cups

Thank you
Because of you i have found a way to express my feelings.
I could say thousand times thank you, i just can’t thank you enough.
Everyone keep on writing.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Jul 05
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Betty on Mon, Jul 04
3 cups

This site has unblocked my inner creativity. It has been a spiritual, mental, and emotional release that contributes to my daily well-being. Thank you, 750Words!

Testimonial Note from Jason Vanfosson on Sun, Jul 03
1 cup

I’ve written in a journal off and on for over 50 years. I’ve always been looking for a system that was easy and encouraging. I think I’ve found it in 750 words!

Testimonial Note from Pamela Barclay on Sun, Jul 03
1 cup

It’s been just over a month since I discovered 750 Words. In that time, I’ve made writing a much more regular habit, and noticed a definite increase in my enthusiasm for writing.

Testimonial Note from Shelby Danvers on Sun, Jul 03
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Would love an iPhone/iPad app. I get random inspirations throughout the day and would like to be able to write it down if I’m on the go. I’m not always conveniently by a computer. Would be a great new addition!

New Feature Vote from Tiffany Wang on Sun, Jul 03
1 cup

Unlike other journaling sites, 750 words gives me the freedom to write whatever I am really feeling. This allows me to work through issues without worrying about being judged by my friends or not writing something for fear that it will not stay just on my journal’s page.

Testimonial Note from Missy Crystal Dolphin on Sun, Jul 03
2 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from Lisa Elkins on Sat, Jul 02
1 cup

I can’t believe how much my mood and outlook has improved since starting to use this site. I sit down every day and write – mostly to work on my novel, though there are smaller projects as well – and the words just flow out of me as I strive to reach my goal. I can honestly say that it’s because of this site that I have 25,000 words of my novel written.

Testimonial Note from Lisa Elkins on Sat, Jul 02
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

The badges are great goals to work towards, and they keep me going.

New Feature Vote from Lisa Elkins on Sat, Jul 02
4 cups

Well, after some very major changes in my life (including a move to a new community) and a 177 day streak, I am back to the ‘egg’ stage! In a way, it is refreshing to begin again, and returning to my ‘words’ brings me a sense of comfort and a feeling of being at home in the midst of so much that is new. As always, thank a bunch Buster – it is good to be back – a few days away seemed like forever!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Jul 02
6 cups
Buster Benson Center for Kids who Can't Write Good and Want to Learn how to do Other Stuff Good Too.

Buster Benson is changing lives with this site, so perhaps we can all pitch in with donations of plaster, wiring, 2×4′s, cement, and any other random articles of construction that may assist Mugatu in making the Buster Benson Center at least………..3 times larger and not a center for ants.

New Feature Request Note from Tyler A. Stevens on Sat, Jul 02
1 cup
A text message at 11pm

Anyone who has not written by 11pm would get a text message reminding them to do their 750. An email works for people who check it. Please consider those of us who do not. Maybe you’d have to start sending out messages at 10pm, that’s fine – it’s still a reminder.

New Feature Request Note from Sullena Writer on Sat, Jul 02
1 cup

I am grateful to 750 words for giving me a venue (and badges!) for writing daily. Instead of thinking “One day I will write this story”, now I sit down and do it. And now I’m off to continue my streak!

Testimonial Note from Sabine on Sat, Jul 02
1 cup
being able to export text to Word as well as Notepad
New Feature Request Note from Miruna Stanica on Sat, Jul 02
2 cups
Exporting choices

Writers can choose to export their writings either in MS Word form, text files or other acceptable formats

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Sat, Jul 02
2 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Sat, Jul 02