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

For me, writing every day with 750words is all about focus. I want to write, but when I sit down to write, procrastination creeps in. That is when I can use the timer part of 750words to keep myself on track. After a bit of effort, the words start flowing. I feel a sense of accomplishment and that inspires more writing. 750words is like a coach and a muse. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Karen Mardahl on Sat, Feb 14
1 cup

Member since 2011, but only recently have begun to string x’s together into long rows. Writing every day instead of every now and then is making me feel more sane and able every day. Not that I’m insane, I just love to write. This site really helps me stick with it.

Testimonial Note from Melanie Harriman on Thu, Feb 12
1 cup
Custom word goals.

When I started to make a habit of writing everyday through this site, I find that I usually stop when the notification that I’ve achieved the 750 word goal. Before 750words, I used another writing app for my journal/free writing but I couldn’t stick to a routine. However, I was able to challenge myself then to write up to 1000-3000 words and sometimes even more. It would be awesome I think, to have this feature.

New Feature Request Note from Regina Visitacion on Thu, Feb 12
1 cup

Focus, Motivation and Delicious Moments of Living… for Myself. I am currently taking a writing course, Write Yourself Alive… I found this site about the same time and what a perfect combination. Thank you. Merci, Blessings.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer L. Hillman on Thu, Feb 12
5 cups
Custom additional word goals per day.

I’ve found that after being on the site for over two years, I’ve conditioned myself to ONLY write about 750 words at a stretch. I’d like to be able to ratchet up the word count for a personal goal, over and above the “standard” goal.

New Feature Request Note from Oren Litwin on Thu, Feb 12
1 cup

30 days ago I proposed a goal for myself: to write every day for 66 days (according to new research, the amount of repeated activity to form a habit). Reading a blog post on Medium, I learned about 750 Words. This site has been instrumental to my goal’s success thus far. 36 or 27,000 words to go—and then, of course, beyond. Thanks Buster and Kellianne for creating and maintaining 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Feb 11
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would LOVE an iPhone app as it makes everything a lot easier.

New Feature Vote from Andrew Brackpool on Tue, Feb 10
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Erin Bergren on Tue, Feb 10
1 cup

I found 750 words after blowing my New Years Resolution to write every day. On the 18th of January I had made it 6 times, blown it 12. Since that day, i’ve written 22 days straight. A total game changer. Not sure why this has changed my level of discipline, but it has. Maybe I’ll get that book written after all!

Testimonial Note from John Pepper on Tue, Feb 10
1 cup

When I first found this site, I really didn’t know what I was going to use it for. I liked the idea, but just couldn’t figure out where to fit it into my daily writing. Since starting here those (getting close to!) 700 days or so ago, it’s been a great braindump and personal therapy session on the daily. It fulfills a sort of diary space that other things technically could have, but in practice didn’t. So hooray for that.

Testimonial Note from Virginia on Sun, Feb 08
2 cups

I just finished my 100th entry on 750 words and I couldn’t be happier about it! I’ve been writing on this site for about four years now. Before october of last year, it was very on and off. I could go months without writing a word, though every time I started up again I would always think that that was it, I was going to make it a month. That was my goal, a month, but I just finished 100 days! The secret is habit of course. If you can do this for about a month and a half, every day, it will never be hard for you again. It just becomes this automatic part of your day, just like brushing your teeth (but 100x better).

It’s helped me blast through some tough times and it’s made the good times even better. This habit has made me more self-aware, organized and confident with my writing. But most of all it’s just a part of my day that I really look forward to, it’s relaxing and fun.

Thank you 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Kevin Bradley on Sun, Feb 08
7 cups

Today I’m celebrating a 750 day streak. Writing here is the only practice I’ve been able to sustain for such a long period of time and I love it. I’m grateful to Buster and Kellianne for facilitating this wonderful community of writers. And I’m really looking forward to my flying squirrel soon!

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Sun, Feb 08
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Kseniya on Sat, Feb 07
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

The more the better!

New Feature Vote from Kseniya on Sat, Feb 07
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Ami Khalsa on Sat, Feb 07
1 cup
Improve the daily reminder email

The daily reminder email is so boring. No offense to them, but I really don’t care to see the list of people in the running for the monthly challenge or other people who wrote for the day. At least, not in my daily reminder email. Just make it an impactful and creative email informing us, “Hey, go write!” Not a lot of text, not a lot of informational stuff… just the basics, just what we need to see.

New Feature Vote from Alban Zekthi on Sat, Feb 07
1 cup
Secure server for writing

750words is a place for us to share our innermost thoughts privately and confidentially. Having a secure server would increase the amount of trust we’d have that this information would be kept safe for us. I hope this gets implemented at some point!

New Feature Vote from Alban Zekthi on Sat, Feb 07
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Steve Miller on Sat, Feb 07
1 cup

I always thought I would get some writing done some day, but of course never did anything about it. I love the discipline that the streak instills, and the email ensures I don’t forget even though I have work and a young family. 60,000 words so far and plenty to come. Thanks heaps

Testimonial Note from Steve Miller on Sat, Feb 07
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Steve Miller on Sat, Feb 07
18 cups

I discovered my life’s purpose this morning as I wrote my daily words at 750words.com. That purpose has been a long time coming, and today it all dropped into place. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Peter Carruthers on Fri, Feb 06
3 cups
Please add even more fonts!

I’m a visual person and I love switching my writing up with different typefaces, depending on my mood. I usually get tired of the font I’m using after a month or so and change it. I’m almost on a 500 day streak, and it would be fun to see my writing in even more styles.

New Feature Request Note from Sarah on Fri, Feb 06
1 cup

Where to even begin. First time I’ve stucked to a new habit since I learnt to brush my teeth. Life-changing!

Testimonial Note from Livvy Lara on Thu, Feb 05
1 cup

This site has absolutely kept me sane in this difficult year. I am so happy that it has continued.

Testimonial Note from Audrey Moyce on Thu, Feb 05
2 cups

Thank you for the opportunity to write each day. This site has improved my writing skills, spelling and vocabulary and character.

Testimonial Note from Kimberly Morrison on Thu, Feb 05
10 cups

Over the last two years, this space has been my online journal, sketch pad, idea incubator, and writing clinic. Thank you so much for creating and maintaining this wonderful resource. This place is a very important part of my life! Thank you, Buster and Kellianne.

Testimonial Note from William on Thu, Feb 05
80 cups

750words.com is the place I turn to every day to clear my mind, solve niggling problems, and then allow the creativity to flow in. As a full-time professional artist (painter) people ask me if it’s hard to keep coming up with new ideas. I tell them that my biggest problem is having so many ideas that I have to choose which one to do first. I don’t think I have enough years left in my life to paint them all. But I’m going to have a red hot go!

So that’s why I’m using up 80 cups for this testimonial and praise for the grand work by Buster & Kellianne who are supporting my art career (and life happiness) in such a fundamental way. I am SO grateful. Love your work!

I’m off to buy some more voluntary cups of patronage to keep the website going.

Testimonial Note from Jacqueline Hill on Thu, Feb 05
1 cup

Hi again, I need your gentle nudge to keep me on the straight and narrow. However, m confused @ payment and membership. Istarted searching for membership info on Jan 29th and have wasted from then until Feb 5 re-opening up my PayPal account which I would have preferred not to do. I read someplace from a search link that membership, when paid in full for a year is 50, not 60 so I wanted to start Feb 1st and pay 50 but still don’t quite see where that is an option. That’s OK, I’m happy with the current arrangement. Glad to be back on the bus. Thanks for all the support.

Testimonial Note from Joyce Derenas on Thu, Feb 05
1 cup

My new Flying Squirrel Badge has me flying over the moon! Thanks for a new badge marking another 750 milestone. This site has become a best friend, to have a cup of coffee with every day. Ahhh, now off to write.

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Wed, Feb 04
1 cup

Thank you for the Flying Squirrel badge!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Feb 04