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

3 cups

750 Words is like having a therapist. I use this writing time for different purposes. At present I am writing about areas that I want to change in my life, and I write my way to the solution, and the steps I need to take.
I came to know about this site two months ago and I’ve loved it from day one! Kellianne and Buster, thank you so much.

Testimonial Note from Sandra Jayasinghe on Tue, Sep 01
1 cup

This site has been a constant companion over the last 5 years. It helped me get through a close friend’s suicide, and work through many of my personal issues. Thank you for giving me a simple space to witness my own feelings and thoughts and work through my experiences.

Testimonial Note from Emma Love on Tue, Sep 01
10 cups
Titles for Days

There should be an option to title each day, making it easier to go back and find things previously written. It can be viewed when scrolling over the little green box, such as where the date and number of words pops up. It should be able to be edited or deleted at any time.

New Feature Request Note from Verity Tomlinson on Tue, Sep 01
1 cup

Well, I failed at the August challenge because of a work trip—completely forgot about my words in all of the hullabaloo, and I don’t believe in “breaks”—so I owe $5 (that was the challenge I made for myself). I’m signing back up for September, and I plan on making it this month! I love this site, and I sincerely thank you, Kellianne and Buster, for making it possible!

Testimonial Note from Linden A. Mueller on Tue, Sep 01
1 cup

750 Words helps me clear my head in the morning before I do any of my actual blogging. It’s like my open space to just kind of throw anything and everything out there, giving me a mindset that says, “Okay, from here on out, I’m going to focus on THIS”. It’s also great if you keep an online diary that your friends have access to, but you want to write where no one will see what you write, for whatever reason.

Testimonial Note from Kitty Zalewa on Tue, Sep 01
4 cups

Thank you. I started writing just over 30 days ago and have written every day since. I was not writing daily before I started. It was the first of many new habits, including 15 min of Spanish practice/day (25 day streak), 20 min of yoga practice/day (6 day streak), and, starting today, meditation for 15 min/day. I also am more organized with my thoughts. 750 words gave me the motivation I needed to start finally doing the things I wanted to be doing. Thank you!!

Testimonial Note from maggie cunha on Tue, Sep 01
10 cups

I signed up for this project a few years back because I thought it would be convenient. I quickly found myself writing more and more, pushing myself harder and harder. I lapsed for a while when we had our first child, but I’m back now, and I have to say, 750words is no longer what I consider a goal to reach, it has become a starting point for so many, many more words.

Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Joshua Hardee on Tue, Sep 01
1 cup

750words is a great tool! I’m not a writer, and even more – I’m bad in writing, but what i’m good in is thinking some stuff over and over again… 750words let me feel free and go on!

Testimonial Note from drmwrld on Tue, Sep 01
1 cup

750words has been a godsend! I originally stumbled across this during the 30 day writing class I took online, and will never look back! Between the daily nudges, the badges, and the support of others, I have no doubt that with the help of this site, I will finally attain the goal of writing the novel I have always wanted to! Thank you both for creating this!

Testimonial Note from Shanna Martin on Tue, Sep 01
3 cups

I’ve been using 750Words for a few years now. It’d be on again off again for a while but, last year I shot for a full year of writing. I blew it in July. This year I am trying again and I am doing a lot better. I’m still rolling. I use 750Words for my thinking space, journaling, and most importantly I write all of my fiction on it. My character, setting, theme, and plot development all happen here. Then my first drafts happen here. I eventually move to a word processor to edit but, this is where I go first. Seeing the blank page and having the opportunity to fill it up each day is what keeps me going. Getting the email reminder each day is key too. Thank you very much for keeping this site going. It has motivated me in more ways than one.

Testimonial Note from Ian A Winship on Mon, Aug 31
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Badges are fun. I’d love to see more.

New Feature Vote from Ian A Winship on Mon, Aug 31
3 cups
Improve the writing page

I often write in 750Words for my first drafts and then bring them into a Word Processor later for editing. I’ve noticed when I do this my formatting gets all messed up ie all my indents and spaces are gone. Is there a way to keep the format on the old entries so this doesn’t happen? Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Ian A Winship on Mon, Aug 31
1 cup

I used to think I had a good memory for things I needed to focus on during the day. But once I started 750 Words every day, I realized in my writing that I missed some things every day. My 750 words writing daily has helped me to remember these and keep on top of things.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Aug 31
1 cup

I wanna Write my College Essays here… :D

Testimonial Note from VISHAL SAXENA on Mon, Aug 31
1 cup

Am descoperit acest site intamplator. Urmaresc o blogherita din Russia si ea l-a recomandat. Deci, de la inceput mi-a parut o pierdere de timp, dar am vrut sa ma impun sa fac ceva. Si am inceput sa scriu in fiecare zi. Scriam orice. Apoi am inceput pe anumite teme si daca sincer, cand reciteam, ramaneam uimita de cele scrise. Acum scrisul pentru mine este ca ceva fara de care nu pot trai. Am o problema, primul lucru ce imi vine in minte este ca trebuie sa scriu. Astfel, scriind, ma calmez si chiar gasesc solutii la problemele abordate. De asemeni, am si momente de multumire. Multumesc oamenilor si lui DUmnezeu ca exista in viata mea. ASta chiar ma face sa ma simt fericita. Enjoy 75owords, it is necessary!

Testimonial Note from Tatiana Goncear on Sat, Aug 29
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

The badges really inspired me. Are we going to get some new ones? With the proliferation of sites like fiverr, it can’t be that expensive.

New Feature Vote from Michael Wayne Cole on Fri, Aug 28
2 cups

I’m not one of those folks who has gone for huge hundred-day streaks. I’m in and I’m out, sometimes I hit a streak, and other times, it is hard to get one going. Through it all, streak or no streak, 750 words has been there for me.

Testimonial Note from Alyssa Samek on Thu, Aug 27
1 cup

I discovered 750 Words shortly before going through a break up. Through writing, that heartache has been healed a lot faster and has shown me what I can accomplish which is empowering given my circumstances. Because of 750 Words’s goal-oriented method, I’ve been able to not only accomplish a lot on here, but make a few personal goals for myself as well.
Thanks for keeping me organized and changing my life. You gave me a drive I never knew I was capable of having.

Testimonial Note from Kira Sparkles on Wed, Aug 26
1 cup

massively. august words will be the first time i’ve completed something fully. it makes me so happy that i’ve regained some focus. signed up for a membership. thank you so much — @philcampbell

Testimonial Note from Phil Campbell on Wed, Aug 26
1 cup

This is the best religion I’ve found yet. It offers transcendence, a pathway, insight, clarity, a moral imperative, a mode of faithful living, an insistence on the sacredness of the moment, and a connectedness to everything imaginable. Also? It has badges.

Testimonial Note from Andrew E Rudd on Wed, Aug 26
1 cup

I think this is the closest I’ve come to experiencing alchemy. For the past 30 days, the crud that floats around at the top of my mind, has been flushed out onto the page in a daily rinse. I thought it would be a chore, or doomed to failure as so many past attempts at regular writing have been, but instead I actually find myself looking forward to the 20 or so minutes of free-writing, first thing in the morning.

I’ve had a couple of ‘off’ days. I did try to cheat with a cut and paste job, and that was a mistake. I felt oddly stitched up, by myself, and I won’t be doing that again.

Anyway, what I really mean to say, is this: something profound is happening, and I don’t really understand it, but I like it. Thank you for the site.

Testimonial Note from *amberjaneburton* on Tue, Aug 25
1 cup

750 has become very important to me, to the point where I feel a missing bit out of my day if I haven’t written. I am still striving for consistency, but even my lurching attempts at writing every day have helped me unblock and figure out other things to write for blogs, letters and lesson content. I love it.

Testimonial Note from Kellie Nuss on Sun, Aug 23
1 cup

For Kellianne, for being wonderful.

Testimonial Note from Jordan Wyn on Sun, Aug 23
1 cup

Na jaren niet meer naar deze site omgekeken te hebben, heb ik deze nu herontdekt en daarmee is het schrijven voor mij weer belangrijker in mijn leven geworden. Het is zo’n prettige motivator en die 750 woorden zijn precies het juiste aantal om over het randje van de verplichte woorden geduwd te worden. Dus ik ben er weer hernieuwd blij mee en hoop hiernaast ook weer meer andere dingen te gaan schrijven.

In English that will sound something like this:
After years of not having looked back to this site, I have rediscovered it and again writing has become important for me in my life. This site is such a nice motivator and 750 words are exactly the right number to be pushed over the edge of the mandatory words. So I am again happy and hope also that this routine will enable me to write other things.

Testimonial Note from Niek Chen on Sun, Aug 23
5 cups

All appearances to the contrary notwithstanding, human values will win through in the end. This site encourages me to believe that this is so.

Testimonial Note from simon weller on Sun, Aug 23
1 cup

750 Words has given me a way to clear my mind of all the cobwebs to allow ideas to flow. This writing process has inspired me to come up with many ideas for both business and personal projects. Thank you Kellianne and Buster!

Testimonial Note from JoAnne Barton on Sat, Aug 22
1 cup

I’m so happy I joined 750 words. It’s been a few months, and though it was hard in the beginning, it’s much easier now. Granted, most of what I write is brain dump material, but being a consistent writer is my first step before I worry about content. Thanks for providing so much motivation. Cheers!

Testimonial Note from Christina Oliveri on Sat, Aug 22
1 cup

It’s just a fact that if I am doing my words, I am writing. When I don’t do the words, writing is much harder. This simple lesson has made a big difference.

Testimonial Note from Douglas Moe on Fri, Aug 21
3 cups
Choose (x) Words

Let people choose their own word goal, the minimum being 750.

New Feature Request Note from Tristan Kneschke on Thu, Aug 20
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I don’t have any particular ideas in mind, I just find them very motivating and would like more! Goofy ones are a-okay. :)

New Feature Vote from Sheila Avelin on Wed, Aug 19