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

3 cups

Dear 750worders,

I have finally, after 3 months of trying, won my badge. My horse of Awesomeness.

Awesome.

I have signed up to the July challenge (and you still have time to do so too!) and I intend to complete it.

However, this month will be tainted slightly. Come August and September, I will be travelling around Egypt and my internet access will be sporadic at best. I have been planning this trip for some time, and I’m unbelievable excited.

But I’m not sure what I’m going to do about uploading my daily writing and win the much-coveted Phoenix badge.

Can anyone suggest a remedy? Buster?

Happy writing all,
HJ

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Jul 04
1 cup

Love everything about the site. It’s changed my life. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Trevor Algatt on Sun, Jul 04
2 cups

Here’s some back for the races. :) Enjoy!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Dara Diahann Lohnes on Sat, Jul 03
1 cup
Real badges

I would like to see a feature that would allow a writer to buy a real badge (whether it be a patch or button) once they earn one. For instance, if someone receives a turkey badge, a link would be available for them to buy a real one to show off in the real world. The money made from these badges can then be used to go to the site or any other organization/charity. Maybe even a contest can be arranged for users to create their own version of the badges, so people can buy more than one of each if they choose.

New Feature Request Note from Chris Juarez on Sat, Jul 03
2 cups

Finished the challenge last month but forgot to sign up for this month so in light of my oversight I’ll make the reward sweeter for those of you in the running. Good luck and good writing!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jesse Nash on Sat, Jul 03
2 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from Aden Pennington on Sat, Jul 03
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Sat, Jul 03
2 cups

Thanks for the site and thanks for posting your process on Enjoymentland. You’re a really good egg.

Testimonial Note from Lisa Ann Courington on Sat, Jul 03
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Alix May on Fri, Jul 02
1 cup
One Month Challenge Bounty from Alix May on Fri, Jul 02
2 cups
One Month Challenge Bounty from Pat Hughes on Fri, Jul 02
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Double Down on Charity Note from Pat Hughes on Fri, Jul 02
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More badges for accomplishments

Yay for new badges, but… now that I have my phoenix, it’s getting harder to write each day D: halp! Please give us something crazy to work towards ;)

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, Jul 02
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Ben Holder on Thu, Jul 01
3 cups
Family Patronage

My wife and son are now writing daily with me and its become a thing, we say “Have you written your 750 yet?” and we support each other but only I have the patron badge. A family option would share the badge at perhaps a higher $ rate per month.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Thu, Jul 01
1 cup
Double Down on Charity Note from Phil Oakes on Thu, Jul 01
1 cup

I have missed keeping a real diary – I couldn’t share my private thoughts with the world on a blog, and 750words has helped me to sort out how I think and feel and improved my writing in the real world too.

Testimonial Note from Phil Oakes on Thu, Jul 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love the badges, but I feel like I haven’t gotten any new ones in a while, waaaah!

New Feature Vote from janet chant on Thu, Jul 01
1 cup
OpenID logins please

Could we please have OpenID available as logins? I have some friends who are very interested in this site but are not comfortable with security and privacy issues around Google, Yahoo, & FB. They’ve mentioned OpenID & I’m sure they’re not the only ones who would like it!

New Feature Request Note from janet chant on Thu, Jul 01
1 cup

I’ve started writing fiction for the first time in years thanks to this site. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Testimonial Note from janet chant on Thu, Jul 01
1 cup
More badges in between 30 days and 100 days

I am on day 67 and how I wish there was some other badge to work toward. This is like being in a marathon without any water stops on the horizon. I know I will get to 100, but even after two consecutive months, I have over a month to earn my next badge. Please build something into those in between days…. THANK YOU!

New Feature Request Note from Julie Jordan Scott on Thu, Jul 01
1 cup

I am so grateful for the monthly challenge and how it inspires me to write daily on this site (no matter what!) that I decided to add a cup of patronage to the bounty for other writers who feel the same way. Keep the words flowing!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Julie Jordan Scott on Thu, Jul 01
1 cup

750words has invoked the competitiveness-with-self part of my personality. I prefer to see it as devotion to excellence, which sounds so much better than COMPETITIVE. Now that I have succeeded in not only one monthly challenge, but TWO monthly challenges in a row, I feel as if I can do almost anything. It is a GREAT feeling! THANK YOU!

Testimonial Note from Julie Jordan Scott on Thu, Jul 01
2 cups

While I fell out of the running for June, I love the challenge of writing every day for a month and I want to encourage everyone to clear their mind, reflect and write, write, write.
Thanks for this Buster!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Chris Campbell on Thu, Jul 01
3 cups
Double Down on Charity Note from Michael Busuttil on Thu, Jul 01
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Preferably one that can operate offline and then link to the live sits, so that I can take it on holidays with me. But thanks so much for this site. Keep up the good work.

New Feature Vote from Michael Busuttil on Thu, Jul 01
5 cups

What goes around, comes around.

Double Down on Charity Note from Al Alonso on Thu, Jul 01
2 cups
More text analysis

I write in spanish and I would love to see text analysis that makes sense! I know this one feature may be hard to implement, but it would really be awesome.

New Feature Vote from Al Alonso on Thu, Jul 01
1 cup

I’ve always enjoyed writing; flash fiction, journal entries, you name it. But I could never keep at it on a regular basis. Your site somehow managed to do this; I earned the Phoenix badge a couple of days ago and it left me speechless, as it stared at me from my inbox. I don’t know what does it, the cute badges? the monthly challenge? Whatever it is, you’ve got something really great here Buster. Thanks so much for turning an impossibility into something so simple and yet so brilliant.

Testimonial Note from Al Alonso on Thu, Jul 01
2 cups

750 Words cured my writer’s block!! I have for the last 44 days come to this site and written. It is helping me clear my head of bits and pieces. I have already found two or three story seeds that I want to plant and grow. It has helped me get more serious about my writing, because I am becoming focused. I owe so much to 750 Words and Buster that I can’t even explain it fully. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Aden Pennington on Thu, Jul 01