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

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 Fri, Feb 06
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Steve Miller on Fri, Feb 06
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 Thu, Feb 05
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 Thu, Feb 05
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
10 cups

A new badge for 1000 days in a row! How cool is that! Thank you Buster and Kellianne for creating the Flying Squirrel badge and thank you again for providing this special writing space.
Take care, Vicky :o)

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Feb 03
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I would particularly like to see badge tiers, for those of us who fall off the boat and have to restart our streaks every so often. For example, if I make it past 100 days twice, I’d like to see a little ‘2’ by the badge.

New Feature Vote from LoneCayt on Tue, Feb 03
1 cup

I can’t tell you how much journaling every day has helped me organize my thoughts and life over the past year and a half. Who needs a therapist when you can talk to yourself in a socially acceptable manner?

Testimonial Note from LoneCayt on Tue, Feb 03
1 cup

Today is my 750th day streak on 750words dot com. I don’t know why but I found that oddly amusing so I had to put it up here. Also I’m so excited about the new badge! The flying squirrel- 1000 days! Space bird as the prime felt more out of this world though. But thank you so much Buster and Kelliane for adding this new badge (as many have requested for new badges in the testimonies section). Now that’s a new goal for me to get to. Just 250 more days to go!!!

Testimonial Note from Andi Lim on Tue, Feb 03
1 cup

I used to handwrite every morning, I did enjoy the experience, but was less likely to get my writing in. I love looking at the stats after I write for the day. It helps to give perspective on state of mind for the day. This site makes it easy to stay consistent and increase self awareness.

Testimonial Note from aja on Tue, Feb 03
3 cups
Improve the patronage features

I wish there was a way to connect with writers who write at about the same time of day as I do…not to share personal info so much as to acknowledge…hey…you’re here today. Good for you. And to be acknowledged. I supposedly follow 30 writers but when I go to that page…there is nothing. And although some of my info is public, no one follows me. Writing is lonely! Just a little bit of human contact would be nice. The stats are cool…but I’m not as into that. Many many thanks for all you do!

New Feature Vote from KAdams on Tue, Feb 03
2 cups

I am back after a hiatus because I know that this is a habit I need to cultivate. It does help me to center myself. If I manage to do no other writing on any given day, I can at least say I showed up and tried. I’m grateful that 750Words is STILL here after all my comings and goings. Thank you for staying the course. Honored to be a lifetime member.

Testimonial Note from KAdams on Tue, Feb 03
3 cups
More badges for accomplishments

As many have already voted for, it would be so great to be able to do the same (already existing) badges repeatedly and they would show up on the profiles page.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Tue, Feb 03
1 cup

I think my longest streak of writing here is 32 days, and I returned to it yesterday after a very long hiatus, far too long. Because doing this every day, even though what I write is often whiny and self-serving and pretentious, is like eating vegetables. I get addicted to how good I feel about my own willpower for eating vegetables, and attached to the flavor and crunch of the vegetables themselves, and at last I begin to think that I see a difference in myself because of them. And that’s what writing is like. So I’m glad to be back.

Testimonial Note from Barrie Trinkle on Mon, Feb 02
1 cup
lock up

It should be impossible to copy and paste in my writing space in order to keep me honest and actually typing words. Now I know the honor system is probably expected but we’re only human. It would be useful if I couldn’t copy and paste.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Mon, Feb 02
3 cups

I am very grateful for 750 Words. I have been using it a little over a month and have found if I am unable to get all things done I would like, 750 Words is a must! It has made such a difference and I am more at peace and more able to keep the flow of inspiration alive each and every day! Thank you 750 Words!!!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Feb 02
1 cup

750 Words has helped me to make goals and keep them. In December I did poorly with my goal and in January I made no goal and wrote very little. This month I am back on track. Thanks for the user friendly site. I really love how it is set up.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Feb 02
1 cup
Ladder Tally

I would love to see a feature that lets one know the number of times they have climbed back up the ladder from egg to whatever badge they reach. How many times have I gotten to albatross? How many times have I started back out as an egg?

New Feature Request Note from Melanie Harriman on Mon, Feb 02
1 cup
Evernote Intergation

I love 750 Words but I also love the way in which I can store all my writting in Evernote, a feature where I could directly export what I´ve just written here to a specific notebook and tags would be awsesome!!

New Feature Request Note from Rodrigo Medina Garcia on Mon, Feb 02
2 cups

Magic mirror on the wall? How have I stayed fair this long?
As I am the magic mirror, I tell you all. You have stayed fair thus far because you let out your angst and anger in these sheets. You tear down the bad and rebuild the good. You rebuild the world in love in your sermonettes. Keep these pages well, my fair damsel.

Testimonial Note from Elizabeth Sharon on Mon, Feb 02
1 cup

I admit it — I love the badges, love earning a new one, love the validation from this site that stays with me as long as I stay true to my commitment to write every day. And I can’t tell you how many times my words have alerted me to things I need to pay attention to in my life…things that might otherwise have seemed to come out of nowhere…but that I’ve tracked in my awareness little by little … day by day… Thank you, 750 words!!!

Testimonial Note from Eileen Wiard on Mon, Feb 02
1 cup
iphone app

The app should look just like this site. Have more control to move around. User friendly. Still keeping it simple.
I believe users would feel more comfortable writing in an app as apposed to a blank page on the web.

New Feature Request Note from PamelaLouise on Mon, Feb 02
10 cups

I have been using 750 Words for about 2 years now, and I can say that it has improved my writing a great deal, to have just this little bit of encouragement to keep at it, just doing a bit every day. I’m working on revising a novel now, and I don’t think I would have ever gotten to that point without this site. Keep up the good work!

Testimonial Note from Alice Jane on Mon, Feb 02