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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two words, well, one: thanks.

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons on Sat, Mar 30
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it’s simple. i love you. deeply. thank you.

Testimonial Note from veronique fleming on Sat, Mar 30
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I just read the newest update and was pleased to see that existing members, before May 1st, will be given free lifetime accounts. I didn’t want to lose access to writing every day on here, but currently don’t have an income in order to pay $5/month. But I definitely will donate as much as possible (especially since I tend to get those gift cards, that you can use anywhere, for birthdays, Christmas, etc.). -Keep Calm & Write. (:

Testimonial Note from Amber Lynne on Sat, Mar 30
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Thanks, Buster and Kelianne! It’s been a pleasure (and a challenge) to write on 750 Words and I’m glad that we can continue to do so.

Testimonial Note from Dan Strong on Sat, Mar 30
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This site made me write something every day – I’ve just begun a new writing project and I know it will help me through.

Testimonial Note from Marsha Anne Tanksley on Sat, Mar 30
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This website has helped me relax through my busy life. Yes, it is hard to find time to do it, but the rewards of it are worth it. It’s kind of like a journal that I write in everyday. I encourage all of you to stick with it!

Testimonial Note from Colton Fairbourn on Sat, Mar 30
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Huzzah! I am pleased that current members get lifetime free accounts! I want to donate, but I must first see how much taxes will set us back this year. Seriously, budgeting is that tight. I was worried, then, about whether I’d have the 5 bucks on April 1 to keep going. But once the IRS has theirs, I’ll definitely see what’s left to donate when I can.

Testimonial Note from Karen Bledsoe on Sat, Mar 30
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I’m impressed with how hard you two are working to make this site workable for you and for all of us. It’s a fine balance and not an easy thing to do. I will happily keep paying for the site and am likely to increase my patronage because this site has changed my life for the better, been something my friends thank me for recommending, and is in general a good, good idea. My best to both of you going forward.

Testimonial Note from Brian G. Fay on Sat, Mar 30
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More badges for accomplishments

There’s not too many more badges for me to look forward to… how about 1000 days? 10000 days?

New Feature Vote from megan reilly on Sat, Mar 30
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I like the new plan with free lifetime memberships for existing members. So I donated the amount I would have paid for April. I have written every day for 550+ days and it has helped to show me how doing one small thing every day can add up.

Testimonial Note from megan reilly on Sat, Mar 30
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I absolutely love 750 words. I use it mainly for plotting out my novels and it really helps. So far I have a streak of 662 days and it would just feel wrong to stop.

Testimonial Note from Christiana Griscom on Sat, Mar 30
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Thank the HEAVENS for 750words. This site has helped me as I rebuild my life. I can come here to clear my mind, and find out what I didn’t know I was thinking. And this spills over into the rest of my day. I’m more aware. It’s a great form of active meditation.

Testimonial Note from T-Bob Bodin on Sat, Mar 30
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Well, I have been away for a month now and it felt so good to be back this morning! Away because of travel and commitments but not away because of lack of desire. And, really? Writing this morning, just 750 words, helped me to clear my mind of something that has been niggling at me. Thanks for this site!

Testimonial Note from Carole Horan on Sat, Mar 30
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I am nearing the end of the March challenge. the rabbit festival is looming. I ache with tiredness. Thank you for the nudges, notes and badges. they matter when its a real slog to keep writing.

Testimonial Note from Penelope Anne Jeffries on Fri, Mar 29
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First I exercise early in the morning to get my body going and then I write 750 Words to clear my mind. Those two workouts allow me to focus and prioritize on the challenges of the day ahead. I’m so glad that I discovered 750words. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Jay Shaffer on Fri, Mar 29
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I’m an old NaNoWriMo veteran, but I’ve been struggling for months to work on my individual projects. 750 words has completely turned that around, and I’m excited to try the One Month Challenge in April! We can do it!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Austin Chant on Fri, Mar 29
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I was so close to the end of a 100 days streak and then I totally forgot writing on one day and only realized it when I was in bed (and it was after midnight). It sucks, but I guess I just have to start all over again. May the challenge bounty be an incentive for all of you to not miss a day in April :)

One Month Challenge Bounty from Susanne on Thu, Mar 28
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Using 750 words is like having your own cheerleading squad encouraging you to write, write, write everyday.

Testimonial Note from Tab Hart on Thu, Mar 28
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A couple of years ago, I discovered this wonderful site, and started writing. In less than a year I had the ‘Double Flock’ badge, 250,000 words! That’s a cool quarter million words which would have remained unwritten and who knows how many ideas which would have remained unexpressed and only part processed.
I love the fact that I have this space for daily reflection, it helps in so many ways to enrich my life and writing.

Testimonial Note from Janet O on Thu, Mar 28
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750 words is awesome it is basically a journal for you online and it helps you push harder to write because you earn badges that keep you pumped up!

Testimonial Note from Daxton Starkey on Thu, Mar 28
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This site has helped me to vent my frustrations at the end of the day. I use the rating system to check how angry i am, and the day after i try to lower it. it helps me to become a more positive person.

Testimonial Note from Tyler on Thu, Mar 28
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I am a self-doubting grad student in the last stages of a Ph.D. (the dissertation). I’ve tried a number of tricks to get myself to write every day, the key to success on a big writing project. Writing is a habit I need to cultivate in the career I’ve chosen. And it’s not as if I haven’t written successfully in the past. All the same, the dissertation seems to summon up all the doubts I have ever felt about my ability to succeed, as well as memories of my assigned role, earlier in life, as the family screw-up. To my surprise, 750words has been the most effective method yet at getting me out of this recurring death spiral, in time to avoid the death part. Now, what’s funny about this is what my unfiltered writing about history does to the analytics (which I gather are never that accurate in the best of cases). The algorithm thinks I’m fixated on death and religion. — Anyway, thanks for the site, and I have already, in my second month, signed up to sponsor a monthly cup of patronage.

Testimonial Note from Robert Collins on Wed, Mar 27
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I love this site, thanks so very much. It’s clean, simple and just a joy to log on each day and write. I clear my mind and set myself up for the day. Thank you so much for letting me have twenty minutes or so a day to myself to just focus.

Testimonial Note from Tor on Wed, Mar 27
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A better mobile site

Other than it would be fun to have more badges, I don’t see where any of these other issues are really issues. Keep It Simple, please.

New Feature Vote from Sara Marie DeJesus on Wed, Mar 27
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More badges

I don’t have any great ideas, but the badges are really fun. Any chance of adding more for different things just for fun?

New Feature Request Note from Sara Marie DeJesus on Wed, Mar 27
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I have complex PTSD with all the ‘glorious’ symptoms. 750words has helped me do the journaling I need to do even on my ‘bad’ days. Through journaling I’ve gained clarity, worked through anxiety, and generally become more functional. 750words.com is an indispensable tool for my mental health

Testimonial Note from Sara Marie DeJesus on Wed, Mar 27
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750 Words helps me clear my mind of all the clutter it accumulates every day. My writing and blog posts are more focused now that the cobwebs are regularly removed, and I love having a place I can come & just let ‘er rip without having to worry about anyone seeing things I’d rather keep to myself, but need to get off my chest.
This has quickly become one of my favorite places online, and I find myself looking forward each day to coming here to write.

Testimonial Note from Annalee on Tue, Mar 26
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I haven’t been very faithful to myself on this site because I haven’t used it enough, but I dropped coin in the cup just because 750words.com is there and I know it (Plus I get a daily reminder to write!)… It’s as if 750words.com has helped me eliminate any lame excuse I might offer for not writing because i know that i can ALWAYS go there and pound out whatever brilliant nonsense comes out of my head. It’s a brilliantly executed site and I’ll continue to follow it into whatever is next. Thanks, Buster!

Testimonial Note from Jason Barmer on Tue, Mar 26
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Mikkel Snyder on Sun, Mar 24
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Sponsoring/Gifting

I know this is probably already been mentioned, but I would love for people to be able to sponsor other writers.

I’m not sure if anonymity would work very well, but I know I would gladly take on the responsibility of giving my friends the same great experience I get from the site.

New Feature Request Note from Mikkel Snyder on Sun, Mar 24