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 two sons (Niko and Louie) 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’m coming up on that double flock badge, just 30k words shy now, and I have to say, this site really has helped me get my life in order. It’s made me realize how much I can accomplish if I just try, and if I just stay organized, and if I just focus. So yeah, I’m thinking maybe I will pay that monthly fee. Whatever happens, I’m saying thanks for where I am now.

Testimonial Note from Leah Webb on Mon, Feb 11
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Sara Chatfield on Mon, Feb 11
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I learned about Morning Pages when I was studying to be a health coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I tried it for a week, but the longhand writing made my hand cramp and took forever. I put the notebook away and never had any desire to start again until my friend told me about 750words. I am almost 30 days in and couldn’t possibly miss a day. I love it and recommend it to all my clients. The badges, metadata and charts make this even more fun. Thanks Buster, for keeping it up and running.

Testimonial Note from Lisa Browdy on Mon, Feb 11
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I should probably let my husband write this note. It’s he who could best describe how my writing has helped to clear up the daily clutter of my mind and free the greater part for honest and spontaneous personal interactions again. How do you put a price on that? I’ll pay the monthly price because I’d spend that much in paper to write everyday, and I’ll be grateful that allows me stay!

Testimonial Note from Nikki Wood on Mon, Feb 11
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I had no idea how much grieving I had to do until I started writing every day. Thank you for providing this space, the daily accountability, and the wacky statistics that lighten my dirge.

Testimonial Note from Robert Eggleston on Mon, Feb 11
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Today is my 9th day of writing! I’ve earned two badges so far and I’m looking forward to what 10 days in a row brings! I love this site b/c it has helped me to clear the cobwebs and become more productive with everything else! Just think – 750 words a day can move mountains! It’s a contest with myself. Write and just see what the writing brings! I love it!

Testimonial Note from JoAnne Barton on Mon, Feb 11
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More badges for accomplishments

I like shiny things. Pretty badges are what make me feel compelled to come back the next day. Especially on days when I don’t want to write! I’ve only been here 4 days, but I’d done more writing in 4 days than in the last 4 years. Totally need more pretty badges! :)

New Feature Vote from Carla Gresty on Mon, Feb 11
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This site has the perfect set of features: just enough to keep me motivated but not so many as to complicate the act of writing or to distract me. Thanks for making this available. I’ll gladly pay to maintain the perfect place to write.

Testimonial Note from Sally 4orth on Mon, Feb 11
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Thank you so much to the people running this site. It has saved my writing life. Seriously. Day 561.

Testimonial Note from Kristie Bradfield on Mon, Feb 11
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Double Down on Charity Note from Kristie Bradfield on Mon, Feb 11
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I hope this will do some good. Even just a tiny amount.

Double Down on Charity Note from Justin Weatherman on Mon, Feb 11
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For the first time in my life I’m actually writing every single day. All thanks to 750 Words. I started on January 1st and in that month I put in 52,000 words on this site (plus more off). So far in February I’ve written 20,000 words and it’s only the 10th! I’m now on my way to finishing that novel I always wanted to write. Thanks 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Jen Connelly on Sun, Feb 10
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I love this site!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Debbie Hassman Tapp on Sun, Feb 10
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A better mobile site

Occasionally I am in a spot where I can’t get internet, but I can get a phone signal. This would have saved my bacon one day last summer.

New Feature Vote from Debbie Hassman Tapp on Sun, Feb 10
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I have finally hit the magic reward that keeps me writing every day! I give myself one “high end” jelly bean for every 100 words that I write, and one for the last 50.I am well into my second month of not missing a day, which is a first for me! Having a site like this makes the rewards doable :)

Testimonial Note from Debbie Hassman Tapp on Sun, Feb 10
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Double Down on Charity Note from Alec on Sun, Feb 10
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Thank you for creating this powerful website! You deserve success!

Testimonial Note from Christian Arzberger on Sun, Feb 10
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Double Down on Charity Note from Kriss Giles on Sun, Feb 10
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After many starts and stops, today was Day 100! My previous record is 106, and a week from today I should be past that hurdle and on my way to 200. But the thing I have come to appreciate about writing here is that today—TODAY—I wrote. And that is enough.

Double Down on Charity Note from Laurie L on Sun, Feb 10
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Sometimes I think “I don’t have 750 words to write today,” but I power through and discover I always have 750 words to say. It’s kind of amazing and a testament to this website.

Testimonial Note from Carla Weiss on Sat, Feb 09
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I have completed 2 months of challenge and on 77th day streak – on my way to 100 days of writing at least 750 words. I hope I can get the 100 day badge before having to pay for this site. sigh

Testimonial Note from Inge Santoso on Sat, Feb 09
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Finally, I have gotten back up to over 100 days in my streak. I love this site. I don’t want it to end of change. I hope that the coming changes will be smooth and that we can all keep on writing. Thank you Buster for doing this for so long!

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Turrell on Sat, Feb 09
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just want to thank Buster and Mario and everyone else involved in 750 words for all the great work that you do. and i am very grateful to know that I can subscribe on a monthly or yearly basis to keep 750 words going. having this site available to me has been a Godsend. thank you. thank you. thank you.
Testimonial Note from Sylvia Méndez-Morse on Sat, Feb 09
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thanks for all that you do Buster Benson.

Double Down on Charity Note from Sylvia Méndez-Morse on Sat, Feb 09
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More badges for accomplishments

The badges are a great feature! I’d love more streak badges. I got to 30 days, and saw I’d have to make it a full year to get another. Maybe a badge for each month up to 6 would be cool.

New Feature Vote from Amy Knepper on Sat, Feb 09
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I filled notebooks galore with my angst-filled Morning Pages… until my kids learned how to read. I told them several times that if I died suddenly, my current notebook should be burned and never read. 750 Words solves my privacy issue in a wonderful way, and also makes it a fun challenge to get to the words every day. I’ve recommended 750words several times on Google+, and always come across other users who enjoy comparing stats and moods. I love this site! Thanks for developing it!

Testimonial Note from Amy Knepper on Sat, Feb 09
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I’ve gone from being a writer to talks about writing to a writer who writes. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from William on Sat, Feb 09
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More badges for accomplishments

A badge for those who manage to squeeze all our writing in between pressing and frequent distractions. I vote on calling it the Meercat

New Feature Vote from Melinda Davis on Sat, Feb 09
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Double Down on Charity Note from Martine on Sat, Feb 09
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I’m discovering I love to write!

Testimonial Note from Jon DeYoung on Sat, Feb 09