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

1 cup

Thanks for the great site. I used to find it hard even to spill what is on my mind. But now it is easier mainly because of the motivation behind, the urge to win badges, finish 750 words faster and all the guilty pleasures included in writing.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jan 26
1 cup
A Time Capsule Widget

There should be a Time Capsule section in the Eternity tab. It would display a snippet of writing from a some time in the past. A week ago, a month ago, or a year ago. It would be a great way to take a peek into your past and reflect on where you are mentally compared to then and now.

New Feature Request Note from Ari Diozon on Mon, Jan 26
1 cup

750 words has enabled me to put my thoughts down during an excrutitatingly difficult time in my life without forcing me to ‘tag’ ‘select moods’ or encourage any peripheral fuss. I love that it saves as i go and there’s no need to feel like i’m not writing readable content because its all safe and non accessible to the public!

Lifesaver.

Testimonial Note from Polly Aplin on Mon, Jan 26
1 cup
Notebooks

I just discovered this site today, and I think it’s really, really great.

I wish there was a way to create notebooks here, so that my stats don’t get confused for different pieces I’m working on. For example, one notebook could be for my novel, while another one could be for my blog.

Then I’d still be able to get credit for writing 750 words every day no matter what I’m working on, but the analysis of my text would be separate for each thing. I find the data about my writing invaluable for my novel, and just don’t want all that to get mucked up with my blog posts.

Otherwise, awesome site!

New Feature Request Note from Sarah Foster on Sun, Jan 25
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I saw someone recommend something like a Raven badge for having profanities x number of days in a row. That’s the kind of thing I could probably actually accomplish. :) Or it would be nice to see something for all the Space Birds to strive for. IDK. I know y’all will come up with something good if you decide to do this.

New Feature Vote from Butternut Squash on Sun, Jan 25
1 cup
Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from BadWolf on Sun, Jan 25
1 cup

750words.com continues to inspire me and add that little extra nudge/encouragement to write every day (even if it’s just a brain dump!). And I’m so grateful to the site’s managers/owners, and especially to Kellianne who recently helped me to work out a silly problem that I should have been able to figure out on my own. She was kind, gracious, and so very helpful! Many thanks for everything!

Testimonial Note from BadWolf on Sun, Jan 25
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Each badge gives me a sense of accomplishment that can be much needed in a world that often seems indifferent to my attempts at creative expression. It would be great to have more of them. I certainly love the ones I already have!

New Feature Vote from Laura Fischer on Sat, Jan 24
1 cup
Daily Prompt

A question of the day, which could be as basic as “what are you most thankful for” or “what was your happiest moment yesterday” to as complicated as “make a list for the coming month of fun things you’ll do for yourself.” They could be optional, or tied to a new badge (i.e. complete ten in a row and you get the Eagle (or other dedicated animal) award). Awards keep me writing, they’re fun, challenging, and interesting. More please!

New Feature Request Note from Courtenay Schurman on Sat, Jan 24
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Lee Wiegman on Fri, Jan 23
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Lee Wiegman on Fri, Jan 23
35 cups

Buster and Kellianne – thank you so much for keeping up this site. It means a lot to me and I’m sure also to the many people who use 750 Words. You guys are the best.

Testimonial Note from Emily Elizabeth on Thu, Jan 22
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I’d like to be able to use my iPod Touch (apps that are for iPhone usually can be used on it without a problem, unless the app requires a phone# to download to) It would be nice to be able to do my 750words while I’m away on a break at my volunteer site.

New Feature Vote from Theresa Reed on Wed, Jan 21
1 cup
Group

Having a group where people can join and motivate each other would be great.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Tue, Jan 20
10 cups

I find the toughest challenge of working alone is trying to keep focus where so much change clamours for attention each day. Writing for an hour first thing in the morning slows the world down and deep-sixes all my daily dross. I end each session inspired and ready to face whatever the day brings.

Testimonial Note from Peter Carruthers on Mon, Jan 19
1 cup
A French Lexicon

Integrate a French Lexicon to 750 Words in order to dive in the subconscious of French Writer too. (I think the tools you’re already using are also available in French).

New Feature Request Note from Clément Laberge on Mon, Jan 19
3 cups
More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Olivia on Mon, Jan 19
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Olivia on Mon, Jan 19
6 cups
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Olivia on Mon, Jan 19
1 cup
the raven badge

might have already been suggested but how about creating a raven badge for 10 days or more of profanity? woot!

New Feature Request Note from Leona Superfields on Mon, Jan 19
2 cups

No changes, please. I like things just the way they are.

Testimonial Note from mkpladsen on Sun, Jan 18
1 cup

Nothing has ever helped me recognize why I do what I do as much as 750words… It makes me realize what I need to change in order to grow and has been an amazing help!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Jan 18
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Type screen should be half keyboard and half page.

New Feature Vote from Charlie Arenas on Fri, Jan 16
1 cup

Stuck for something to write today? Take a look around and write from someone or something else’s point of view. I just wrote about a day in the life for my cat. I might do a houseplant next.

Testimonial Note from Micki Krimmel on Fri, Jan 16
4 cups
An iPhone/iPad app

This would be awesome!

New Feature Vote from Emma Clark on Fri, Jan 16
1 cup

This website has created a wonderful writing habit in my life.
I am much calmer, and more focused overall, by just loging into this site once a day, and just vomiting out all the rubbish and scattered thoughts that are running around in my head.

Thank you guys for this!
Im proud to be a member!:)

Testimonial Note from Etan Schur on Thu, Jan 15
5 cups

730 DAYS, 2 YEARS. Exactly two years ago, I began typing in this site, and wrote a really silly story about a girl with magical blood powers. So much has changed over the years and here I am.

I want to thank Buster and Kelliane for making and maintaining this wonderful site that has always been there for me when I was feeling lost. Typing out my thoughts and feelings was what kept me sane, and motivated me when I was feeling defeated. I’ve been through a real roller coaster the past year, and if it weren’t for this site, I’d be dead or completely hysterical, unsure and even more depressed. During those dark suicidal days, typing out 750 words really helped me feel better. I have written poetry, stories, daily journal logs and even a Nanowrimo in 2013!

I am very very very grateful that I came across this site. As soon as I get a credit card after I turn 18, I’ll be sure to donate to this site because that’s the most I could do to repay ya’ll. Thank you so much, 750words.com, for the 730 days of writing. I’ve been keeping this streak since I first started typing here, and I’m a proud space bird!

Here’s to more days to come!

Testimonial Note from Andi Lim on Thu, Jan 15
1 cup
More text analysis

I’d like to be able to see a text analysis for a longer time period, like the past week or past month. I’m not concerned about comparing that analysis to any other users.

New Feature Vote from akh on Wed, Jan 14
1 cup

Thank you. Since finding this site, I have written every day! You helped me achieve my writing goals in a way nothing else has. (And its silly – but I love the badges, please give us more types!)

Testimonial Note from Alison Colwell on Wed, Jan 14
5 cups
Trade Patronage Cups for Missed Days

An option to trade Patronage Cups for missed days would be great. I know in my case, I have a “special” computer and flaky internet connection that apparently don’t play well with the site. Rather than contact support all the time for a broken streak, it would be nice to just trade in some of my built-up Patronage Cups to fix the problem.

New Feature Request Note from Apollymi on Wed, Jan 14