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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Love this site and really appreciate the respect you have for early users. The site helps me clear my head or work through a particularly challenging knot in a story I’m working on. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Cara Wood on Thu, Apr 18
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Open Badges for 750words.com

Integrate with Mozilla’s Open Badges Infrastructure: http://openbadges.org :-)

New Feature Request Note from Doug Belshaw on Thu, Apr 18
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Thanks Buster & Kellianne for this amazing site. It is a favourite part of my routine and keeps me thinking and focussing and reflecting. So glad that the site will continue to be here to provide a nice, warm place for my words.
Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Chris Campbell on Wed, Apr 17
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you are an amazing group of people. thank you for creating this website. i have long tried and been on and off with my morning pages, and a lot of it had to do with the tedium of writing longhand first thing in the morning, but 750words has really helped me to become more consistent. i’m always excited to start it, every day, and for that, i thank you. also, a note: i love the simplistic and minimal design of the site and i hope you always keep it that way. it is refreshing, and i love not being bombarded with images and animation and color when i sit down to write. thanks. :)

Testimonial Note from Marnie A on Wed, Apr 17
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I came here seeking to be a better writer. To use it as practice to refine and not bother revising. To learn to trust what comes intuitively. And somewhere in there, the things that have come have been life changing. It has been the purest form of psychotherapy. I have unchained myself from demons I have carried all my life in my secret, unedited writings here. They can live outside of me now and I’m no longer weighted by them or tethered to them or defined by them or in pain because of them. It’s been an exorcism of emotional baggage of epic proportions. I came here to be a better writer but I’ve become a better person. Many thanks.

Testimonial Note from Melanie Moore on Wed, Apr 17
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Heartfelt congratulations to you few, you happy few you band of brothers and sisters, who will have completed the May Challenge. It is an achievement well worth celebrating

One Month Challenge Bounty from Charles Rice on Wed, Apr 17
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Writer's Forum?

I would like a way to connect with other writers on 750 words. Perhaps a simple hosted Forum would be a low key way to do it without turning this into a Facebook site?

A friend introduced me to 750 words, but then she decided not to use it. I don’t know anyone else here and the list of writers each day is too long to browse.

I feel greatly in touch with myself and energized on the mornings that I write. I feel grateful to the world (and to you!). But I want to share that feeling and maybe connect with others who feel the same.

I’d participate in a forum if there was one.

Thanks

New Feature Request Note from david pinto on Wed, Apr 17
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An iPhone/iPad app

I think it’d be neat to just be sitting down anywhere and get your feelings out. Not everybody has a laptop they take everywhere with them but almost everyone these days has a Smart Phone that they can use.

New Feature Vote from Jess Elkins on Tue, Apr 16
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This site is so unique and I love how it’s all you and nobody can see it. It’s like a cute little digital diary to vent or just to recall a great day.

It’s really neat how the site also evaluates your writing and gives you a mood and a movie rating! That’s so original and it’s so fun to see what you’re rated each and every time.

Testimonial Note from Jess Elkins on Tue, Apr 16
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An iPhone/iPad app

I think the idea of an app is fantastic. But, as an Android user, I would ask that an Android app be made as well. After all, Android devices outnumber iPhones, anyway.

New Feature Vote from Tom Chamberlain on Tue, Apr 16
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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
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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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More badges for accomplishments
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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More badges for accomplishments
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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More badges for accomplishments
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
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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