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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More text analysis

I write in spanish. Is there any way to use a automatic translator? Also to filter some connector words from the frequency cloud, given they add no info. Maybe a phrases frequency cloud.

New Feature Vote from damian on Sat, Jul 06
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This site has really helped me stay consistent with my writing, something I have been struggling with for years.
Thank you for creating this site

Testimonial Note from Stena on Sat, Jul 06
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Good luck!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Sammikins Wolfling on Fri, Jul 05
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I wouldn’t be able to do this if this website wasn’t here. I need prizes and points, or I lose the will. This website is great!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Jul 05
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More badges for accomplishments

i think my inner girl scout is coming out that wants to earn more badges. i LOVE them! i vote for lots more fun badges! thanks for an awesome site. it really helps.

New Feature Vote from ellie jacques-capon on Fri, Jul 05
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from maisie higgins on Thu, Jul 04
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Alec on Thu, Jul 04
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More badges for accomplishments

I’ve now got every single badge except for one (writing early in the morning I believe… I don’t /do/ mornings). I’d love there to be more badges for the longer writing streaks, like 750 days ;) or 1000 days. Or amounts written in one go badges :D

New Feature Vote from Lauren Walters on Wed, Jul 03
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More badges for accomplishments

More badges!!!! I love badges! They motivate me to write and to be more regular about my habits. I love 750!!!

New Feature Vote from Bergen Dox on Wed, Jul 03
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Write away, challengers! Congrats on an entire month of break-free writing!!!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Bergen Dox on Wed, Jul 03
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More badges for accomplishments

Who doesn’t love badges? I’ve almost run out of badges except for the long continuous writing streaks and sometimes wish I could erase all the behavior badges and start over. There are a couple of badges that I’ll never get: the cheeta, I take too much time doing the composing, and the Night Bat—that would so disrupt my schedule that I lose the benefit of routine that 750 gives me.

I’m getting used to doing the Words just for the satisfaction and inner rewards and I think that is one of the real goals. But working for a badge is so rewarding when one is in the doldrums.
New Feature Vote from Lujoye Barnes on Wed, Jul 03
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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
– Benjamin Franklin

One Month Challenge Bounty from Lisa Rae on Wed, Jul 03
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Previously a once in a while writer, I signed up for the June challenge on a whim on May 31st. From cold turkey to 30 days later, I’ve now got a morning practice of writing, which helps me clear my head and plan out my day, as well as work through challenges that I’ve been avoiding thinking about.

Testimonial Note from Lisa Rae on Wed, Jul 03
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Come on guys! YOU CAN DO IT!

One Month Challenge Bounty from K Fenning on Wed, Jul 03
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More badges for accomplishments

Who doesn’t LOVE badges?! :D

New Feature Vote from K Fenning on Wed, Jul 03
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I latched on to it from day one. I’ve yet to miss a day, not because I’m that disciplined, but largely because I wanted to. The thing is, recently, that desire often hasn’t been enough, and having a set “do this every day or lose your streak” gave me the extra push I needed to actually get writing again. 48 days and counting!

My mind has gotten a lot clearer, and I think this writing and the long hand journalling it helped spark played a huge role in that. :)

Testimonial Note from Alyssa Rhiannon on Wed, Jul 03
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One day I was looking up how many words were in a page, so I could hand right a story completely before typing it up. I didn’t know how lucky I was to have found this site instead. It was a great accident, and I’m glad to be writing everyday. I love all of the badges, and how it keeps count of the days. Before I called myself a writer, who only wrote so often. Now it has become official. I also had bad writers block. When I found this I thought I would give it a try. So I did it a few times in May, and then I found the month challenge! I took a picture after the June Challenge was over so I could show off the fact that I made it to the Wall of Awesomeness. I want to do each months challenge, the fear of getting on that Wall of Shame is great motivation. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful site. I can’t wait to complete this month’s challenge!

Testimonial Note from Raven Joann Maaka-Loureiro on Wed, Jul 03
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Secure server for writing

I would like the contents of the site to be erased after a period of time set by the user, say one year or even two months. In many legal proceedings,litigants are required to give up all pass words and their computers are looked at by forensic legal experts to see what sites they visit. Also many jobs, prior to hiring, require all pass words and an examination of the computer. I think this would increase security. I h ave nothing to hide but why should i be a bigger target than i have to be. One never knows.

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Tue, Jul 02
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Finishing a One Month Challenge is so rewarding. When I received Buster´s email saying “As for you… you did it! Consider this badge yours.” and a little blue horse badge there I was in tears of emotion. For me it was a great achievement and I´m going for more. Thank you and best wishes for all writers who take the One Month Challenge.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Elisa Ferrari on Tue, Jul 02
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My best friend recommended me this site and I’m so glad he did. I completed the June Challenge (30 days of writing every day!). This is the place to be for me if I want to follow my dream of being a real writer. Thank you for creating this site!

Testimonial Note from Elisa Ferrari on Tue, Jul 02
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I blew my streak on the last day of May, but I got back to it in June and completed 30 days! Thank you, Buster, for providing this great resource. And yes, I, too, would love more badges!

Testimonial Note from William on Tue, Jul 02
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For years I’ve struggled to maintain a regular writing schedule. Oh I had lots of ideas, but I never seemed to take the time to write them down anymore. I tried legal pads, fancy journals too pretty to write in, online journals, offline journals, you name it, I’ve tried it.

Then I saw a post about 750 Words and thought I’d try it.

This site changed everything for me. Was it the streaks? The badges? These Notes of Inspiration I’d rush to read after each session? I couldn’t tell you, but I am proud and humbled to say that I have written every single day since November 1, 2012.

Sure I’ve broken streaks when I forgot to upload my words by midnight or gotten confused by time zone changes, but hundreds of thousands of words got written. A children’s novel, a non-fiction book, outlines, countless stories and journal entries. And who knows what else will show up in my daily pages. I will soon discover it, 750 words at a time. I’m so psyched. :-)

Testimonial Note from A J. Love on Tue, Jul 02
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Really Really Big Thank YOU for creating and maintaining this special place. I always love to see that people are writing at the same time I have been writing. Thoughtfully alone but never lonely.

Testimonial Note from Lorri Halliday on Tue, Jul 02
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More badges for accomplishments

More words per minute challenges

New Feature Vote from Neil Alexander MacKay Brown on Tue, Jul 02
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More badges for accomplishments

What can I say? I just really love badges.

New Feature Vote from Fiona Wilson on Tue, Jul 02
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More badges for accomplishments

The badges are very motivating, and what has made the difference for me sometimes in terms of not wanting to break a streak. Though they can be addictive, they are very helpful. Without the badges, I don’t know if I would write nearly as much as I do. Thank you!

New Feature Vote from Nan Mat on Mon, Jul 01
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More badges for accomplishments

Having more badges would be awesome and help writes write more and turn towards a goal! New badges such as no distractions for a month can definitely assist writers on this site and to give them a goal to focus on.

New Feature Vote from Skarlett on Mon, Jul 01
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Tim Chevalier on Mon, Jul 01
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I came to this site through Reddit, and have been using it daily ever since. Some days I just spill out my thoughts, worries and ideas in a stream of consciousness. Other days I try to write something more meaningful. Whatever the output, it has been a joy to rediscover my love of writing, which was undoubtedly stifled by the constraints of academic writing over recent years.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Mon, Jul 01
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I’m a member of this site for two weeks now – not much you might think. But it has helped me already a great deal to organize my writing, to spend some time only reserved for writing, to concentrate my thoughts on writing – to write.

Thank you so much for this inspiring site!

Testimonial Note from Pandorah on Mon, Jul 01