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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Timing of monthly challenge email

Just a suggestion really- not so much a new feature.

I live in Australia and entered the September challenge. The 1st of September was a Saturday (I’m not so good at writing on Saturdays) and on Sunday morning awoke to the reminder email which had arrived in my inbox at 11.55PM my time on the 1st of September, and I had totally forgotten about it!

SO just wondering if time important emails- such as the reminder for a monthly challenge, could be sent out in line with some of the earlier timezones- that way everyone gets them on time, even if they are a little early.

Thanks!

New Feature Request Note from Gina Harris on Sun, Sep 02
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Bethany Krahn on Sat, Sep 01
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Stonegiver on Sat, Sep 01
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Cheers!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Darlene on Sat, Sep 01
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It’s been 224 wonderful days of writing every day. You’ve been a best friend and wonderful companion. Thank you for the insights and everything.

Signing off,
Darlene

Testimonial Note from Darlene on Sat, Sep 01
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The simplicity of logging in and having that cursor blinking at me makes me smile. I took a long hiatus, but I am glad to be back and writing daily.

Testimonial Note from Patron Andres Esquivel on Sat, Sep 01
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750words is a great discipline, challenge, and sense of self-fulfillment. It encourages me to write every day. I encourages me to get out of my head those ideas that have been swilling around. It is also helping me with producing consistent blogging content. Tha

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Sep 01
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Thank you for creating this wonderful site. Since joining, I have found my self more motivated to write other types of writing as well, and it has offered me a space to process my thoughts and reactions to teaching. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from purpletrane on Sat, Sep 01
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Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Sat, Sep 01
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More badges for accomplishments

We can never have enough motivation. It is difficult not to miss any days and the badges really help!

New Feature Vote from Julie Terekh on Sat, Sep 01
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Let’s make it through September! No skipping!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Julie Terekh on Sat, Sep 01
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Drea on Sat, Sep 01
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The act of writing everyday is hard when you don’t have something motivating you. And for me the writing streaks, badges and challenges are the perfect thing to keep me writing.
My head feels clearer and my daily thinking more efficient.
Excellent!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Sep 01
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This site rocks.

Testimonial Note from Lisa Ann Courington on Sat, Sep 01
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More badges for accomplishments

MORE!!!

New Feature Vote from Nora McCulla on Sat, Sep 01
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More badges for accomplishments

A badge for winning three challenges? For winning a streak of challenges? For writing 1000 words for 10 days in a row? For writing above the world average for certain stats? Anything, but lots more badges please.

New Feature Vote from Nora McCulla on Sat, Sep 01
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Writing every single day has shown me that I really can stick to something and create a new habit. It clears my head, gets all the random thoughts down on virtual paper and has helped me get my new business plan underway.

Testimonial Note from Isobel Phillips on Sat, Sep 01
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More badges for accomplishments

Those badges make it more fun to keep up the writing streaks!

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Sep 01
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I absolutely love this site. 750 words allowed me to write every day as I kept trying to do. With the inspiration of getting badges and having long writing streaks, I’ve looked back and have been really proud of myself for being able to keep up and write every day. I recommend this site for any aspiring authors as myself. :)

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Sep 01
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I recently graduated from my university and had a crazy summer of job-searching, moving to Europe, and a lot of time spent alone with my own thoughts. 750words gave me the chance to write down my rants, raves, work out my thoughts, and look at how my subconscious was trending. It cleared up a dark storm of thoughts, bringing peaceful blue skies to my mind. I am sure that my summer would have been a whole lot more stressful and my outlook more negative had I not had this place to come to every evening and a month straight of writing to do. Many Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Silvia Palmer on Sat, Sep 01
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Secure server for writing

Could you at least update us as to the status of this possibility? Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Alexandra Berryhill on Fri, Aug 31
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Last day of August, and I’ve just finished the final chapter of my novel. Thank you 750 words! This site and the monthly challenges have been a major inspiration to keep on going. Thanks again!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Kali Clara on Fri, Aug 31
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Double Down on Charity Note from elizabeth merchant on Fri, Aug 31
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One Month Challenge Bounty from elizabeth merchant on Fri, Aug 31
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Congratulations to the amazing people who finished one month without missing a day!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Yonmei onIJ on Thu, Aug 30
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Daily writing isn’t much of a challenge for me, since writing is how I make a living. But it’s still motivational to see that big black X marking off each day and a bigger overall number of words. I love the stats! I started using the site daily on August 3rd, too late for the month’s challenge, but I intend to sign up for September’s challenge and write all my words on a new project at the site just to watch the numbers (and badges) add up. Thanks for a fun little boost in my day!

Testimonial Note from Shelley Ontis on Thu, Aug 30
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I am totally hooked on 750words! It is now part of my morning routine, and is a perfect way to work out my thoughts and concerns for the day. Thank you 750words!

Testimonial Note from Michael Robards on Thu, Aug 30
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More badges for accomplishments

MOAR BADGES.

New Feature Vote from Kristina Desmond on Wed, Aug 29
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Double Down on Charity Note from Micah Kehrein on Wed, Aug 29
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New Feature Vote from Micah Kehrein on Wed, Aug 29