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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=In Buster and Kellianne we trust.=

Your commitment to our privacy is outstanding. This site has provided me motivation and convenience, joy and great stress relief. Through major decisions, frustrations, and just generally passing time — it’s by far one of the most productive ways to interact with the internet. Thank you!

And to all the Patrons. Along with Buster and Kellianne, we’ve built this site with our trust. Congratulations! It seems change is coming, but if it leads to long term reliability, privacy, and stability — change is welcome.

Testimonial Note from John Burkhart on Tue, Apr 30
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yearly membership

For my own financial logisitical preferences, I’d rather pay a single annual fee instead of having a monthly charge. Could a membership payment of $60/yr be an option in addition to the monthly subscription?

New Feature Request Note from hhw on Tue, Apr 30
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More text analysis

A standalone version without the 750 quota. As an English teacher, I would LOVE to use the data visualization as incentive to motivate my students. Maybe if I could CONTROL the word count quota….Hmm…

New Feature Vote from Eric Nentrup on Mon, Apr 29
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I just want to thank Buster and Kellianne. I’ve been using this site since nearly the beginning and have been as streaky as I could be, but I’d like to think for good reason. It’s seen me through an arduous career transition, and as I send this note, am happy to say it’s helped me during the earning of a Masters of Education. Though I’ve been negligent and spotty, I have been writing elsewhere. When I haven’t had a paper or my thesis to work on, I managed to find time to keep my fingers busy and mind clear by coming here. What the combination has done for my capacity to write, to enter flow, and to produce clear thinking is immeasurable. I sing its praises. I convert often. I will ALWAYS believe in, the Cameron underpinnings, and the artful, thoughtful design work of Buster and Kellianne.

Faithfully and Gratefully…


PS…I’m in SF Thurs-Monday (5/2-5/6) for a really neat educator’s conference (and I’ll be shilling for to my English teaching compadres). Meeting you would be a treat, BB! Let me know if possible for tea, coffee, what have you!

Testimonial Note from Eric Nentrup on Mon, Apr 29
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I just got my Phoenix badge and I feel terrific! I am so grateful for this site. As someone else noted, I feel that I am even speaking more coherently because of my consistent writing practice. I’m grateful especially to the longtime 750Worders who share their stats. They provide welcome inspiration for me to keep my streak going. And thanks to all who are doing their writing here—for however long and with whatever frequency. It feels good to be with you. I wish you each a happy, expressive day!

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Mon, Apr 29
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I add to the bounty in honor of my friend Patrick who has a streak of over 600 days writing 750 words. He has inspired me to try for a one month streak in May.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Ashley Frazier on Mon, Apr 29
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Writing on this site has kept me writing. A clear mind is a happy mind! Thank you 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Fanny Stevenson on Mon, Apr 29
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I’ve been a member here for a little over two years, and I’ve only missed 2 or 3 days since I joined. In that time, I’ve written almost three quarters of a million words. On a very rough day on April 1, 2011, I found It’s has been a place of safety, somewhere I can clarify my thoughts, ever since then. has followed me through some of the best and hardest times in my life and helped me reason through more decisions, big and small, than I can count. Thank you, You’re the best.

Testimonial Note from Ray Bernoff on Sun, Apr 28
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How pleasant it is to see the clean screen and to fill it with spontaneous words. Thank you for this site.

Testimonial Note from Jill 750words Browne on Sun, Apr 28
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An iPhone/iPad app

I’m starting to use my iPod touch more than I use my computer. I would love to have an app mostly to keep my writing private. Most other notetaking/journal apps don’t have passwords. It would also be easier if I kept everything in one place.

New Feature Vote from Chloe on Sun, Apr 28
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This website is so fantastic. I love it because it’s private and I can easily print my words when I choose too. I don’t come here as often as I should but when I do it’s so easy for me to record major events in my life or even just the mundane stuff.

Testimonial Note from Chloe on Sun, Apr 28
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This month, I’ve spent in a really weird place and while I’ve kept up, I want to offer tribute to the people who go through the 1 Month Challenge honestly. Y’all doing great work.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Mikkel Snyder on Sun, Apr 28
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More stats on the Eternity page

I like to see how I compare against others. I think it helps you learn about yourself.

New Feature Vote from Stephanie Forster on Sat, Apr 27
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The habit of daily writing has changed my life for the better. I am more articulate in my verbal interactions because I’m exercising my writing skills. I’m defining and refining what’s important to me and have felt a greater sense of self-discovery through this effort than any previous effort.

Thank you.


Testimonial Note from Eric Sheetz on Sat, Apr 27
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Just getting back into the swing of things after a new baby. So glad to have 750words!

Happy writing!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Suzanne Wayne on Sat, Apr 27
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750words has been amazing for me. I’ve written so many words and become more dedicated to the craft I love. My streak was ruined this month by a pesky gallbladder that had to come out suddenly but here’s some cups to spread the love to all the winners in May!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jen Connelly on Fri, Apr 26
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I feel so good after doing my writing. It’s like just letting everything out all at once. I feel so centered when I’m done.

Testimonial Note from Kate Cavalcante on Fri, Apr 26
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I am a serial procrastinator…something is always getting in the way of everything. This site is changing that. Writing my 750 words every morning gives me something to be proud of at the start of a day. That feeling is addictive, when it begins to wane I simply fulfil another task and its back! Achieving something first thing in the morning makes my days more prosperous and all it took was 750 words!

Testimonial Note from Stephanie Forster on Fri, Apr 26
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In the past, I’ve attempted to write scripts and novels with no finish. Since joining 750 words almost two years ago, I’ve completed 3 novels and one script. I never would have done so any other way. I’m just impressed with how far I’ve come. Now, maybe someday I’ll actually work on these written pieces and do something with them? Thanks, Buster!

Testimonial Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Fri, Apr 26
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I have donated before, but never bothered to leave any notes. It’s not really my style, or anyway it wasn’t. Perhaps writing here has helped me with that. This is the third anniversary of my first entry and I just wanted to say that I am grateful I will be able to continue here. Though I regretted it, I couldn’t justify the five dollars a month to myself and was planning to take this over to Evernote. I’m glad I don’t have to, since I think the separateness of my entries here from everything else is a part of the reason I find it so easy to just write. I’ve already donated 20 dollars this year, and will do the same again on the fourth anniversary. I wish I could offer more.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Apr 26
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It keep me coming back to my writing practice and that simple idea makes my entire day better.

Testimonial Note from Eduardo Loria on Fri, Apr 26
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I love this site! I am able to dump all my thoughts out of my head and clear the slate for new more important thoughts! Cheers!

Testimonial Note from Joan Muratori on Fri, Apr 26
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I love how easy this site makes it for me to write consistently! Working remotely one week out of every fortnight I don’t get much chance to access the site for my morning pages and instead write them the old-fashioned way. Luckily though, 750words allows me to schedule time off so I can keep my winning streaks going! Hooray for motivational badges!!

Testimonial Note from Stephanie Terwindt on Thu, Apr 25
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I’m so glad that people will still be able to use this site for no cost. 750 Words has been an amazing resource for me – I used it to help me stay on track with assignments, and the challenges pushed me to go to new limits as a writer. NaNoWriMo and the Monthly Challenges helped me cope with some of the most trying times in my life, and now I have some beautiful words to show for it. And I’m ecstatic that future users will be allowed to share in this experience.

Testimonial Note from Rachel Altvater on Thu, Apr 25
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Am I the only one who has looked at the Cup of Patronage icon from afar and thought it looked like a green face that was reflected on by light with a brown smiling mouth? Just me? For as long as I’ve been using 750 words, when I first see the icon, it is what I think, though when I focus on it I see that it is a cup of coffee. Just thought I’d share this absolutely random thought.
Anyways, I love 750 words! My favorite site on the internet, and the best moment of my day! :)

Testimonial Note from Clara Miller on Wed, Apr 24
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Having returned to 750 words after a long break, it’s been so valuable to me over the past month. It’s helped me clear my head, provided an outlet for all my thoughts and feelings, and helped me get clarity on many things already. I look forward to many more words ahead :)

Testimonial Note from Tina Sparkle on Wed, Apr 24
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Just wanted to say that I’m 10 days away from getting The Phoenix badge! I’m pretty excited. (:

Testimonial Note from Amber Lynne on Tue, Apr 23
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Really, all I wanna say is Thank You. For helping me get back to writing and for helping me write more than I have before.
So thanks, 750words.

Testimonial Note from Laura B on Tue, Apr 23
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More badges for accomplishments

It would be fun to have some new goals to work towards!

New Feature Vote from Ivy Paul on Tue, Apr 23
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Thank you so much for changing the reminder email subject line to “Let’s write 750 words today.” It might sound silly, but that makes such a GIANT difference to me! Anxiety keeps me from writing, so I eschew the word “should,” but “let’s” makes it sound like a group effort—and that reminds me of NaNoWriMo, which enabled me to write novels because I felt like I was part of a community with support all around me. Thanks for being that community every day, every month, and (I hope) many more years!

Testimonial Note from Nivair on Tue, Apr 23