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

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Other Languages?

I’m wondering if you write in another language such as Dutch for example, these words also ends up in the stats?
I also would like to know if there are people writing in other languages and who they are?
Is that possible to find out?

New Feature Request Note from Isabella Vanremoortele on Fri, Jun 13
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from KMR on Thu, Jun 12
1 cup
More badges

I am on the same train as all the folks wanting more badges—I got every one I could a long time ago—ooohhh I love badges!

New Feature Request Note from Kay Vreeland on Wed, Jun 11
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Dr. Darren Garside on Wed, Jun 11
3 cups

750 words is wonderful. In almost all ways. But not so great maybe at keeping features current? I am racing to get out of town and trying to schedule time off and I can’t and I don’t know why I can’t. No link, no info, no way to keep my streak I guess. Makes me really sad. I work hard to not lose my streak and I think scheduling time off is critical when it just isn’t possible to log on.

Testimonial Note from Debra Lynn on Tue, Jun 10
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I would love to be able to use my iPad when traveling so I can meet my challenges more easily – not sure if I’ll need to carry my laptop or not! But I LOVE this site and will do whatever it takes to meet my challenge!

New Feature Vote from Sonya Harrell on Tue, Jun 10
1 cup
Space Bird Tee

After you unlock the mighty space bird you unlock the ability to buy a tee with its likeness on it TO SHOW OFF HOW AWESOME YOU ARE. Seriously the space bird is really cute.

New Feature Request Note from the Whippersnapper on Tue, Jun 10
1 cup
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Jun 08
1 cup

After 3 years of failed attempts, I DID IT! I made it through the May 2014 challenge! (And, along the way I gained 4 more badges! That’s awesome!) Thank, all, for this site. I have tried multiple other sites, even using my beloved Evernote, but after all these years, when I open the blank 750words screen, my mind starts to slow its chatter down, and I can just write.

Thank you…..for everything you have done, are doing, and will do!

-Rayne

Testimonial Note from Rayne Blue on Sun, Jun 08
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Export stats, too

I’d be interested in exporting things like time to 750, total time writing, wpm, etc. in a spreadsheet, too. Similar to exporting the month’s writing in a text file.

New Feature Request Note from GourmetBreakfast on Sun, Jun 08
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I saw someone posting about an app for Android. I, personally, would like iPad app AND Android app. I’m on one for work and the other for personal use, especially on the days I’m not tethered to my laptop. I don’t often purchase apps, but I would consider one for this, for sure!

-Rayne

New Feature Vote from Rayne Blue on Sun, Jun 08
1 cup

I have been a member since 2011 and became a patron this year. I certainly felt the obligation to, after years of enjoying this site and service for free. I cannot thank you enough from the bottom of my heart for what you have created here. Finally, as a teacher embarking on several summer projects, I hope to write EVERY DAY this summer! (Barring a few time offs for camping trips.) Wish me luck! Sending love to you and all of you in the 750 word universe!

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Metcalfe Dumont on Sat, Jun 07
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

MORE BADGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Sat, Jun 07
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More Badges

The Space Bird is my last badge. With 100 days to go I would like to see more Badges to reach for and keep me aiming for something.

New Feature Request Note from dky on Sat, Jun 07
2 cups
A better mobile site

I have trouble scheduling time off on my phone with the current mobile site, so a new one would be helpful for when I’m on the go and need to keep my streak alive.

New Feature Vote from Claire Richie on Fri, Jun 06
4 cups

Whoopee… I’m an egg again! The first time I ‘crashed’ i spent the next three days beating myself up for failing… each crash after came a bit easier. This time ‘round, my reaction was a shrug and the realization that I’d needed sleep more so was perfectly right in doing that instead. …WOW… who knew that a nightly brain dump had self-love as a side effect? Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Nancy Carlzen on Wed, Jun 04
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Oh yes please, I am such a kid at heart – please, please, please MORE pretty little badges for those of us who are THRILLED by visual rewards!
Thank you

New Feature Vote from Jodi Mann on Wed, Jun 04
3 cups

I’m utilizing 750 Words to help me complete my novel. It’s been such an amazing gift for me these past few years. I hit writer’s block when a close friend suggested I try this, and I’m hooked! This website manages to perfectly remedy all brain ailments for me!
If ever I make it to the big time author spotlight thing, I promise to donate more than what I have, because I would owe it all to this site!

Testimonial Note from Nicole Ponikvar on Tue, Jun 03
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

I think that this is a great idea, however, as an android fan myself, maybe expand to that area as well.
Perhaps setting up a “LITE” version of the app for trials, and then selling it for even .99 afterwards.
You’d make profit, and people can enjoy this amazing service on the go! I know I would install it immediately!

New Feature Vote from Nicole Ponikvar on Tue, Jun 03
2 cups

Thank your for giving me a place to write each day that no one has to see but me.

Testimonial Note from Michelle J Norton on Tue, Jun 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Million words badge :D

New Feature Vote from Betti on Tue, Jun 03
5 cups
million word badge

C’mon, we earned it. Please?

New Feature Request Note from Dianna Goodwin on Tue, Jun 03
2 cups

I have been writing on 750 Words for over 4 years now. That is a lot of words! In fact, it is over 1,000,000. I was wondering how many others have crossed that marker and if there might be a badge for that in the near future.

Thanks for the encouragement and help along the way when things go wrong! It has been fun to do, and I have recommended this site to many of my writing friends.

Thanks Buster and Kellianne. Keep up the good work!

Peace & Love,
Holly M. <><

Testimonial Note from Holly White Roddam on Mon, Jun 02
1 cup

Thank you for 750words. I never thought I could write every day, now I do. I am finding that the practice of writing each day is giving me leverage for other changes in my life. The features for tracking our moods etc. are very helpful in my work with clients also. I now recommend it to my clients.
The badges appeal to the kid in me—thanks for making it fun.

Testimonial Note from Wendy Gay Marsh on Mon, Jun 02
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Brittvanc on Sun, Jun 01
1 cup

The 750 Words are just what I need to get started in the morning. It is like drinking in the sunshine and the rays of light go forth onto the paper. I am hooked and do not know how I got by without it. My gratitude to you always and to the person that sent me to your site. I am now sending as many people that will listen to consider putting 750 Words into their lives.

Testimonial Note from Norma Lee on Sun, Jun 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I can only vote for more badges so many times yo

New Feature Vote from Bergen Dox on Sun, Jun 01
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

Pretty please?

New Feature Vote from Bergen Dox on Sun, Jun 01
22 cups
More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Opal Mattila on Sun, Jun 01
5 cups
Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Opal Mattila on Sun, Jun 01