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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I thought writing every day for a month would be no sweat—I was wrong! You guys are incredible and it takes so much to be conscious of writing every single day. This site is amazing, and so are you! Congrats.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Bergen Dox on Thu, Mar 21
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Good luck!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Max Somerton on Wed, Mar 20
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For letting me find peace of mind, thank you. Everyday.

Testimonial Note from Max Somerton on Wed, Mar 20
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Caroline Davis on Wed, Mar 20
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750 words has been able to let my mind just open up to new ideas of writing. I first started out by just writing about things pooping into my head into me writing a novel on this site!

Testimonial Note from Jared Carnes on Tue, Mar 19
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It is a place of safety where i can splurge and let out my innermost emotions while being entertained by the ratings and grades of my own subconscious

Testimonial Note from Gavin Schmalz on Tue, Mar 19
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750 words has really affected my english grade. im glad that i could earn some badges and write about how i have been feeling and such. it is really fun to eavesdrop and copy down peoples conversations. Good luck to anyone struggling with this. DONT GIVE UP!!!

Testimonial Note from Weston Brandon on Tue, Mar 19
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It really helps me vent about Justin Timberlake and how much I dislike my math teacher.

Testimonial Note from Ben Hanzel on Tue, Mar 19
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More badges for accomplishments

Badges are always excellent motivation! (I’m sure the community can help brainstorm ideas for new badges)

New Feature Vote from Nora Coon on Tue, Mar 19
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I was told by my meditation instructor that everyone has a unique way of meditation through their daily life. Mine is writing. 750 gets my day going right, I feel refreshed putting all my thoughts, angst, and little bits of what I feel are important to me on 750. It keeps my desire to thrive as a writer going strong and keeps me calm. Thank you. :)

Testimonial Note from Stefanie Warner on Tue, Mar 19
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An iPhone/iPad app

I write daily on my ipad and its been a charm! An app would be wonderful! Thank you :)

New Feature Vote from Stefanie Warner on Tue, Mar 19
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I have had the idea for a story in my head since I was ten. On 750 words it grew to 12,000 words and it on it’s way to a real story. I needed a reason/excuse to begin to write and this site gave me one. Now I write every day and am loving it. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Amber Smith on Mon, Mar 18
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This site has been an invaluable tool for me to explore writing ideas, to think through things going on in my life, and to plan writing projects.

Testimonial Note from Julie M Cox on Mon, Mar 18
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Admittedly, I haven’t made a 30 day challenge in a long time. And I’ve actually given up on them — I don’t write daily, I write about 4-5 times a week. I love this site because I can use this tool precisely as it fits my needs — I use it to freewrite or to pound out an email I don’t want to face, to complete a section of an essay that’s dragging me down, or to write a letter to my unborn son. I used to get hung up on streaks and badges but after almost three years of regular use, I’ve let go of all that. This site’s timer function and the daily reminders are enough to help me in the way that I need. Buster, I don’t think you need to apologize for asking for payment, it’s completely understandable! And your invention is worth it for the many different types of users who go to 750 words for a little discipline and encouragement.

Testimonial Note from Jasmine Hyman on Sat, Mar 16
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Writing these words has helped clear my mind and relieved the stress of getting my allotted words for the day written so I can go on and focus on my novel.

I greatly appreciate the space!

Testimonial Note from Jayce Grae on Sat, Mar 16
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Writing out my own thoughts before I fill my head with the words of others has done wonders for my happiness and my sense of self. I started writing daily morning pages in a notebook this January but found that my hand couldn’t keep up with my mind and got very sore, too. 750words has made this daily practice much more fruitful, and I frequently find myself checking back in during the day to write more. I am very grateful that this site exists.

Testimonial Note from Nebula Ersatz on Sat, Mar 16
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I love the reminder each morning to write. I had stopped journaling, too busy, forgetting etc. but this writing helps me to clear my mind, much like the Morning Pages, and the ideas percolate into essays and other pieces I want to write. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Linda Joy Myers on Sat, Mar 16
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Thank you so much for providing this awesome service. In the last year I’ve been going through some rough shit that really got me out of balance and you have helped me to connect with my feeling and rebost my inner dialog. For that I am truly thankful.

Testimonial Note from Mattias Hallberg on Fri, Mar 15
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Dr. Darren Garside on Fri, Mar 15
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honestly this has really helped me start writing again. i just started writing a book and i have high hopes for it:)

Testimonial Note from Lazaro Araujo on Fri, Mar 15
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One Month Challenge Bounty from luimagirio on Thu, Mar 14
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So far, this has been a great place to be able to spew all of my thoughts out onto something. The fact that no one else could read it, makes me feel more at ease than writing in a journal. This also helps me understand that writing 750 words isn’t really all that much. This is a great place to write!

Testimonial Note from Tristen Nelson on Thu, Mar 14
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More badges for accomplishments

I made some badges for shorter increments that I would be happy for you to use, from Double Flamingo to Triple Albatross in 10-day steps: http://imgur.com/3tW5EXy

New Feature Vote from Betsy Devine on Thu, Mar 14
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with every single day I love this website more and more! Finally I am actually writing every day! Month Challenge thing is just a superb idea! I think I discover that I’m competitive beast and I really want to see my name on the Wall of Awesomeness !
Daily Nudge it really works for me! that’s always a good kick !
what in my opinion works the best is the simpleness of this website and such a wild freshness in the same minute
Huge ’ woop woop’ for 750words!

Testimonial Note from olga casablancas on Wed, Mar 13
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Reward or Consequences: Do they matter?

I would love to see a stat that shows, at a glance, the Monthly Challenge winners and their corresponding rewards &consequences. Do certain rewards or consequences occur more often for those who finish the Challenge? I’d love to find out if there is a connection.

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Wed, Mar 13
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I’ve missed one day of writing so far this month and I couldn’t feel more guilty! I’m now out of the running for March’s Challenge, but it’s making me determined to sign up for April’s, so I can eventually kick butt and get my name off the Wall of Shame! I love this site.

Testimonial Note from Celie on Wed, Mar 13
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Improve the writing page

I love this site! Thanks so much for developing it. I would love to see some minor text formatting options, such as bold and italics. Keep up the great work!

New Feature Vote from William on Wed, Mar 13
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I’m almost half way through my second month and I’m loving it! I’ve never journaled so much in my life! I love the incentive and challenge that each badge offers and besides the opportunity to get what’s in my head out, I have a chance to earn yet another badge! Love it! :)

Testimonial Note from JoAnne Barton on Wed, Mar 13
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I have always wanted to do the entire morning-pages routine for a long time, but two things hindered me—first my severe hate of mornings, second my reluctance to write long-hand. I think I managed to get in two entries, and that notebook is currently gathering a ton of dust. This site has been an incredible find. I now write everyday, and always get my 750+. Sometimes I vent, other times I world-build for my story, and still others I just ramble. In all cases, I get something written, and afterwards I feel a sense of accomplishment—hopefully, after a few months of this, I’ll see definite improvements in my overall writing ability.

This is a great idea—I am even willing to pay by a monthly basis to keep up with it. :)

Testimonial Note from Tahlen'Ri on Mon, Mar 11
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I don’t want to get too dark, but I have a lot of problems with depression and mental illness. Unfortunately one of the side effects of this is crippling social anxiety meaning it used to be impossible for me to talk to a therapist. Since starting to write everyday, my thoughts and feelings have been pouring out on to the page, meaning that when I get to therapy, I already know what to say, and how to phrase it, and I don’t have to worry about sounding stupid. I honestly believe that 750 words has saved my life, I wish I could give more, but I’m just a university student.

Testimonial Note from Charlie Price on Mon, Mar 11