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

2 cups

I finished the February challenge successfully, and although I forgot to sign up for the March challenge, I haven’t broken my streak. 750words has helped me, simply, to write. Some times I write about what I’m feeling, sometimes I write text for my book, sometimes I draft blog entries, and sometimes I simply ramble or repeat myself to make it to the quota. But I write every day, and that’s something I had never done before. Thank you Buster for making this such a nice site and such a pleasure to come back every day.

Testimonial Note from Diego Zamboni on Thu, Mar 10
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Rebecca Swartz on Wed, Mar 09
1 cup

This site has become a great outlet for me to get my feelings out because I have a tendency to repress them. It’s also helped me get a better idea of how I’m feeling from day to day and what I need to focus on. I’ve also received several epiphanies as I’ve been writing. Thank you so much for all of the hard work you put into this site.

Testimonial Note from Beth Kirby on Wed, Mar 09
1 cup

I’m not a writer at all. But I need to change that. Thanks 750words.com for a possibility to change that!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Mar 08
1 cup
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Linda M. on Tue, Mar 08
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Nicole Montano on Mon, Mar 07
1 cup

I wanted to drink a toast to Buster. I had lost two days of stats due to an autosave weirdness after the server move. Buster fixed the problem within 48 hrs. His friendliness on the trouble ticket and the speed and accuracy of his fix are worthy of notice and compliment. Thank you, sir. I look forward to earning many more badges in the year to come.

Testimonial Note from Heidi Berthiaume on Mon, Mar 07
1 cup

I love this site. Since I really started using it, for the February Challenge and now for March, I can guarantee that no matter how my day goes I will have written at least 750 words, generally more than that. This site gets me through my writing day.

Double Down on Charity Note from Lara Johnson on Sun, Mar 06
7 cups
Offline 750words.com

Much like many other inspired writers here, I have had to break long streaks because I have not had internet access, and yet I still wrote my words every day!

I would happily buy a standalone app, or a plugin for an existing app like OmmWriter (which would be ideal for me) that I could do my daily words in, that would simply sync with 750words.com whenever there was an internet connection (like Evernote).

Love Love Love the site. It has helped me open up myself in ways I never thought possible. Thank you, Buster!

New Feature Request Note from Justin Milner on Sun, Mar 06
3 cups

This site really is magic. I don’t know what it is about this site that has been so helpful, after all, it seems so simple to write daily just like in a journal. For whatever reason, even though I’ve kept a journal for years, this site has helped me work through issues more then any other method I’ve ever tried, including therapy! Every time I have something nagging me, something that I just can’t seem to let go, I write it out here and like magic I get to the root issues and feel worlds better. Buster, you have created something so wonderful that have helped so many that you have created fabulous karma for your next thousand lives! Once again, a most heartfelt thank you.

Testimonial Note from Marita C. Masuch on Sun, Mar 06
6 cups

I am a sticker slut, sadly. I will do anything (almost) for a sticker. I already knew this about myself before I found 750 words because I used stickers on a calendar to motivate myself to exercise, and it worked. 750 words fed right into this propensity of mine, and I am now this close to a Phoenix Badge. But here’s the thing. Yesterday, as a result of some glitchy thing associated with the server move, my words stopped saving at 748, and my 96 day streak was broken. There was some gnashing of teeth for awhile, but then I realized: I’m not writing for stickers anymore. I am writing towards self-knowledge. I am finally becoming unattached to outcomes, and stickers, and badges. I am not working for “the nod.” So onward I go! I am simply renaming the site: 748 Words. Thanks, Buster! —from a reformed sticker-slut, Kathleen Thompson

Testimonial Note from Kathleen Thompson on Sun, Mar 06
3 cups

One of my goals has been to get my blog up and running and announce it publicly. 750words.com has really helped me feel more confident about my writing and I announced my blog on a national webinar last week. celebratepossibilities.blogspot.com Thank you, Buster! — Carol Bailey Floyd

Testimonial Note from Carol Bailey Floyd on Sat, Mar 05
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I have completed two monthly challenges, but I only have one badge for it — I would be so happy to get a badge for each month where I happily triumph!

New Feature Vote from Carol Bailey Floyd on Sat, Mar 05
1 cup

Badges?! Who knew? I’m a 52 year old kindergartener obsessed with badges. I want them all. I wish you could port this concept to everything else I need to do in my life, like meditating and exercising. This is great! Thank you so much!

Testimonial Note from Karen Lissa Ingram on Sat, Mar 05
1 cup

A hundred days? Really? It’s amazing how much the motivation of a simple badge kept me going, kept me plugging away at something every day, even if it wasn’t brilliant and wasn’t even good and I felt like the worst hack that ever poked at a typewriter. If a writer is someone who writes every day, then that phoenix badge says gosh darn it, I’m a writer.

Testimonial Note from Jack Clayton on Fri, Mar 04
10 cups

365 Days in a row. No need to speak; it is time to reflect.

Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Fri, Mar 04
1 cup
active vs. passive voice

I was thinking about how much better my writing is since joining this site and then I thought: huh, I wonder how much more I write in active voice now? It’d be great to have a stats feature assessing that, maybe one that could be charted over time. The site is still amazing how it is though!

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Fri, Mar 04
1 cup

Yesterday I turned in a fellowship application. They asked for a 1200 word research proposal, but I managed to write one in under 1000 words. I wrote the bulk of it last Sunday night in one sitting for my 750 words; it took me 24 minutes! A few months ago I would have hemmed and hawed, picked over my writing, and over-written it to death. As it was, it was sprightly, fast-paced, and effective and I only had to add an extra paragraph. My application sponsors thought it was the perfect proposal! I owe it to this site. I feel so much more at ease writing and it feels easy to write transparent, clear academic prose now. Thank you! You continue to save me hours of work.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Mar 04
2 cups

Youth writers rock.

Double Down on Charity Note from Samantha Kimball on Fri, Mar 04
3 cups
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Samantha Kimball on Fri, Mar 04
2 cups

The 750words One Month Challenge not only helped me realize that I can write every day, but in doing so, it gave me the extra push to finish the first draft of the book I’m writing. Now that I have seen what I can do with 15-30 minutes a day, I feel motivated to continue writing every day, challenge or no challenge. Thanks, 750words, for giving me the extra push I needed to realize my writing dreams.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Megan Lentz on Thu, Mar 03
1 cup
Find my 1-month Challenge Notes

Hi….maybe I’m missing something, but when I signed up for the 1 month challenge in February, I pledged something like $20.00 if I failed, or $10.00 if I succeeded. Since I succeeded, I bought $12.00 of cups of P… but, I’d love to be able to see my challenges.

New Feature Request Note from Lars Yerky on Thu, Mar 03
10 cups

I just finished my 365th day of writing here. A full year of daily writing, and it wouldn’t be possible without this place and all the work you’ve done to make it awesome. Thank you, Buster. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Testimonial Note from Cislyn Smith on Thu, Mar 03
1 cup

I read about this site in WORLD magazine while I was taking a creative writing class at college. Since signing up, I’ve used it as part journal, part story writer. It motivates me to get 750 words further on my fiction assignment for class, and it often helps me work through any mood I may have that’s keeping me from other schoolwork. With the volume of writing I do, in and out of school, I’ll probably keep using this site for the rest of my life, or at least as long as it lasts. With that in mind, even though I’m a poor college student, I’ve become a patron. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep supporting this site throughout my use of it. It’s been great, not just for me, but for everyone who has to live with me. Keep up the wonderful work! ;)

Testimonial Note from Brenna Christine Siver on Thu, Mar 03
1 cup

750 Words and Morning Pages in general have made a huge impact on my life. It is now part of the daily routine and allows me to sift through all the garbage going through my brain. This clarity and momentum has allowed me to finish up my first manuscript and led to my first publishing contract. Thank you 750 Words!!

Testimonial Note from Angelique Mroczka on Thu, Mar 03
3 cups

Hi Buster!
Sorry it has taken me 2 weeks longer to patronize this site than I intended. I am happy to say that I have not missed a day of writing in 39 days and I’m not donating because I lost the February challenge, I am writing because I am winner when I write every day. I can honestly say that I am on the road to completing a novel I have been dreaming of writing for years. I am glad I read about this in the New York Times in January. It has changed my life. I have been spreading the word about this awesome site.

Thank you for helping so many of us finally find our voices- Christine D

Testimonial Note from Christine Degner on Wed, Mar 02
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

I love random stats!

New Feature Vote from Anton Skvorecky on Wed, Mar 02
2 cups

Completing the monthly challenge gave me an incredible boost, like a triple shot latte on an empty stomach. I can’t wait to complete more months!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anton Skvorecky on Wed, Mar 02
1 cup
Badges on the 'Eternity' page please

It would be great if all our hard-earned badges were displayed on the ‘Eternity’ page for personal viewing pleasure:)

Psst…more badges please?

New Feature Request Note from Mia on Wed, Mar 02
1 cup
Badges on the 'Eternity' page please

It would be great if all our hard-earned badges were displayed on the ‘Eternity’ page for personal viewing pleasure:)

Psst…more badges please?

New Feature Request Note from Mia on Wed, Mar 02