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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No points

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the sound of my own voice. I don’t want to write to feel competitive, I want to write when I need to, or I have that inner urge to journal my deepest thoughts or work out brain weasels with 750Words. I’d love to see the option of turning off scoring and points. Thank you.

New Feature Request Note from Absinthia on Mon, Apr 15
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This site is amazing.

That is all. Live long and prosper.

Testimonial Note from Brady Dill on Mon, Apr 15
1 cup

This site prompted me to write quickly and daily. It helped me to let go of some of the perfectionism that was holding me back and showed me what I could accomplish. I am sporadic in my writing, as in everything, and had backed off this site when I learned there would be a monthly charge. Somehow I couldn’t write as quickly and consistently. I logged back on and was happy to discover that I haven’t lost the use of it. Thank you so much.

Testimonial Note from Elaine S. Milner on Mon, Apr 15
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Congratulations!

One Month Challenge Bounty from HJ Fantaskis on Mon, Apr 15
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New Feature Vote from HJ Fantaskis on Mon, Apr 15
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from HJ Fantaskis on Mon, Apr 15
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Helped me finish my term paper. Great tool!

Testimonial Note from Jean-Michel Beaudry on Mon, Apr 15
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New Feature Vote from Emma Bennett on Mon, Apr 15
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My patronage is a day (or many days) late but not a dollar short. I promised to donate to this great tool because it does keep my focused and inspired… even if I get bad an skip some days writing. It’s served as a device for elaborating on scene ideas for that novel I say I’m going to finish… and for character dialogues so I don’t lose my inspiration for games I play on.

Testimonial Note from Amanda Mayer on Mon, Apr 15
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A quick note of thanks after earning the 500 days and 500,000 words badges last week. This is such a great site and I have developed durable writing habits from using it. Many thanks!

Testimonial Note from Anna Brown on Mon, Apr 15
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Congrats to everyone for finishing the month. You rock! Enjoy the coffee!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Kell Willsen on Sun, Apr 14
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You are incredibly wonderful! I can’t believe how wonderful, really. XOXO And thanks!

Testimonial Note from elizabeth merchant on Sun, Apr 14
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Tracey Firestone on Sun, Apr 14
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New Feature Vote from Tracey Firestone on Sun, Apr 14
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Tracey Firestone on Sun, Apr 14
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I stopped writing for a couple of months when they said it was going to be paid-only. However, my writing died off to almost nothing :( I really missed my daily nudge and I really missed the simplicity of the site and watching the streaks pile up. So I paid some cash and I hope I can stay on here much longer because this keeps my brain drained of the gunk and keeps me creative.

Testimonial Note from Steve Husted on Sat, Apr 13
1 cup

I can put it all out of my mind, all the shame, the sadness and the secret joys. They’re all here somewhere, they’re out in the world, they’ve turned into words, into something tangible. And most important is that, at least for the day, they’re not hiding in my mind.

Testimonial Note from Leila Rangel on Sat, Apr 13
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I joined 750 words to remind me to write just a little every day, and I did well for a while. It helps me keep my mind clear. Then… stuff happened, and I stopped writing, along with other things that are good for me.

I recently joined a group that is interested in taking better care of themselves, and I came here to write out my confusion. In 750 words, I have a great idea of how this week went, and where I need to put my energy. Thank you, and thank you for the weekly reminders that kept me thinking of you during my long absence.

Testimonial Note from Katt13 on Sat, Apr 13
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Today, April 13, 2013, I got the Space Bird Badge—500-day streak! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! And the miracle? The badge showed up IMMEDIATELY on my stats page—it was right there! Buster and Kellianne have oiled the machine, and thanks!! But it is a happy day, now what to do to celebrate a Space Bird?!! To cheer on this site that makes daily writing so much fun!

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Sat, Apr 13
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Having a set goal and a time to do it seems daunting but I’ve done it before and I can do it again. The site makes it incredibly easy.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Mrs Leroy Brown on Sat, Apr 13
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750 words helped me finish my MA Creative writing project and is massively fun and inspiring. I love collecting adorable badges, come on, we all do, right?

Testimonial Note from Mrs Leroy Brown on Sat, Apr 13
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I love this site. It is so simple, focused, and easy-to-use. I’m a sporadic user, and will write daily for weeks at a time, and then neglect it for a few months. I feel better when I’m writing.

I saw the post on the site updates, and allowing all existing users to have free lifetime accounts is amazing. That is irrefutable proof that these changes are not driven out of a desire for profit. It inspired me to donate for the first time.

Thank you for all you have done over the years.

Testimonial Note from Michael S. Miller on Sat, Apr 13
31 cups

I’m an egg again.
The first time that happened I was sad and anxious.
Today, just surprised that it was still possible to miss a day, grateful for my writing habit, and more fully aware of its benefits.
Thanks for the space. It works.

Testimonial Note from Gilda Haas on Sat, Apr 13
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I think you made a really great decision on how to handle the transition. I have not seen sites with such heart.

Testimonial Note from sg on Fri, Apr 12
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Mikkel Snyder on Fri, Apr 12
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New Feature Vote from Mikkel Snyder on Fri, Apr 12
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I hadn’t used this site in awhile and now that I’m back, I’m relaxed and happy. This is a no muss, no fuss site, no issues, just log in and write.
The new changes are more than generous and even though I will be a lifetime member, I donated as I will continue to do.

Thanks for this site.
Karin

Testimonial Note from Karin Goldberg on Fri, Apr 12
1 cup

750 Words is absolutely fabulous. Been looking for something like this for a while now. I love writing “sketches” every day to keep my head clear, brainstorm and do some warm up writing before the serious stuff. This site is perfect for this and keeps you disciplined in a nice way. Great work, keep it up!

Testimonial Note from Espen Solheim on Thu, Apr 11
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Thank you for continuing 750 Words to existing users free of charge, I will definitely donate when I use the site. It is a great place to dump thoughts and clear my head.

Keep up the great work, it is very appreciated!

Testimonial Note from shadow_seeker on Thu, Apr 11
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Allison Cabellon on Thu, Apr 11