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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Sounds like a great charity! Thanks for the site!

Double Down on Charity Note from Beth P on Tue, Jan 01
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I haven’t been a steady user of 750 Words since I discovered it in the summer of 2010, but I keep coming back because it’s the most effective tool I’ve found to clear my head.

I’m a college student set to graduate in May. Over the past four years, 750 Words has been a vital outlet for my thoughts and emotions during a time in my life that has had very little consistency or structure. It’s been nice to have one place to write down my thoughts and try to make sense of the every-changing, fast-paced, sprint-like existence that is college in the early years of the 2000s.

For any 20-something trying to figure life out and piece it all together, 750 Words is the place to do it, to stay positive, to vent, to rethink, to find new ideas, to just let your mind wonder about everything.

Testimonial Note from Travis Crayton on Tue, Jan 01
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Monthly and Yearly Tracking

I would really love to be able to see the total words written per month and per year as historical data. So today, for example, I’d be able to see not just my total words ever but how many words I wrote in total in 2012 (giving me a number to beat for 2013) and how many words I wrote in December to update my spreadsheet with.

This could also tie in with the million words challenge. I’d love to set a goal of “I will write X number of words this year” and to be able to use to track it.

New Feature Request Note from Sylvia Spruck Wrigley on Tue, Jan 01
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Happy New Year! May 2013 be a prosperous and possibility-filled year for everyone. Thank you for your site, Buster. It’s such a peaceful and welcome respite in my life.

Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Mon, Dec 31
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New Feature Vote from Ivan on Mon, Dec 31
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May all your (good) writing dreams come true. Happy New Year!

Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Mon, Dec 31
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I’ve just started using this site, and I already love it. This is my more-public way of announcing my own personal Challenge: To block out everything I want to write about in my memoir. I don’t know if I’ll be able to write every day, but in 3 months I want to have a solid outline and story arc to begin my research. Thanks and I had NO idea I was supporting a local Seattle business! I’ll have to head down to Bedlam and see what I can see (I’m a Capitol Hill girl!)

Testimonial Note from Emily Hart on Sun, Dec 30
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Victoria Farr on Sun, Dec 30
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One Month Challenge Bounty from AC Wynn on Sun, Dec 30
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Just earned the 365 days badge, woohoo! Thanks, Buster, for a site that keeps me motivated to write. Some days, nothing much comes out, but other days have insights and breakthroughs that have made 2012 a year of growth and inspiration for me. May live long and prosper!

Double Down on Charity Note from AC Wynn on Sun, Dec 30
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Stellartune on Sat, Dec 29
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Tim Brown on Fri, Dec 28
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I can’t believe I’ve written a million words in just six hundred and five days! Three novels written, a script and lots of stream of consciousness in these entries and here I am. I figured there’s no badge for that, by hey, I feel accomplished.

Double Down on Charity Note from L0rra1n3 Jam35 on Wed, Dec 26
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This year I’ve been on a Challenge. In January I pledged to write every day of the month, for every month of the year.

Here was my gamble:
“If I succeed, I will… sign up for and complete every single Monthly Challenge throughout 2012 and save up all my One Month Challenge Bounty Cups to donate in one big Double Down on Charity Note for 826 Seattle next Christmas.”

So, now that the year has all but passed, Christmas has come and gone and I have won my bet of writing through every single month of the year up till now, it’s time to stand by my word and honour the rest of my pledge.
Christmas is a time to give back to those who have given to me. And this site has given me so much –
a steady outlet for all my innermost thoughts and feelings,
a safe and cosy writing nook that’s always there when I need it, for whatever I have to get off my mind, no matter how trivial it may seem, yet all the while making me feel like I’m writing for a good cause and not just for myself,
a whole host of cute animal badges that keep me writing on and marvelling at my own perseverance,
an amazing global community of fellow journal writers, all united in the same quest, who give me a sense of belonging and purpose for my journalling habit
and, most importantly, a grand total of almost 500.000 words output in just under 460 days – an enormous feat which I certainly would have had no way of achieving without this site! I had been journalling longhand for a couple of years back in the olden days, but I’d wager I have never ever written as many words in a single year before I moved my writings to 750words.

This year of writing here on 750words has been an incredibly enlightening and rewarding experience, on so many different levels. So I’m glad to finally be able to give something back to the site and to pass on half of the bounty to 826 Seattle at the same time. Promoting writing skills in young people is always a worthy cause that I am more than happy to support, wherever in the world it may be.
So here I am gift-wrapping my whole Virtual Coffee Cup Collection I’ve been steadily growing throughout this past year – 49 to date, topped off with one more Cup fresh from the Virtual Coffeeshop to make it a round sum – and sending it on its way across the Big Pond, tied up with a big red ribbon that reads “Write On!” :)

Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Wed, Dec 26
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from James Carlyle on Wed, Dec 26
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One Month Challenge Bounty from James Carlyle on Wed, Dec 26
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Have managed to get 100 days done after more than a year writing on a nearly daily basis. It has helped me a lot over the past year. Looking forward to the next one hundred. Thanks.

Testimonial Note from James Carlyle on Wed, Dec 26
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Today, I wrote my words for the 1,000th time in a row. I would never have been able to have the desire or motivation without this site, and I truly appreciate its creation and existence. Thank you so much for

Testimonial Note from Hal Tepfer on Tue, Dec 25
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Go Go Go!!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Ruby Wilbur on Tue, Dec 25
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Sun, Dec 23
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I can’t believe that my streak has extended to 750 days! That is over 2 years and 770,000 words! This site is so wonderful and these past 2+ years have been so amazing. This is a great place to sort out the details that rattle around in my head. I get things out and can look at them objectively, make decisions, and plan for what I want to do. Who knew that I could stick with something for 750 days?! Amazing. Here’s to 750 more! Thanks Buster, and Happy Holidays!

Testimonial Note from Patty Mathews on Sun, Dec 23
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750 words is helping me against procrastination. I always work better with some level of “pressure”. Forcing my daily words out is one of the best ideas I’ve ever seen.

Testimonial Note from Eduard Lopez on Sat, Dec 22
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It’s amazing how motivating the little cartoon badges are for not breaking a streak.

Testimonial Note from Barbara Labinger on Fri, Dec 21
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750 Words is a great tool for prioritizing, not just tasks, but thoughts and emotional energy. And that is a good thing.

Testimonial Note from Sarah on Fri, Dec 21
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Secure server for writing

This would be very cool!

New Feature Vote from Tara Neier on Thu, Dec 20
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I would just like to voice my idea about writing my words online vice longhand or even on my own software/computer. While the concept of writing morning pages is for the words not to be read again, some may find this impossible to live with. Myself, I covet my words, all words. I started writing when I was very young. I have slips of paper from over forty (+) years and counting. I do not go back and read them all but they do mean something to me. I cannot let them go. Some may find comfort here and some may not, that is the way of the world. I will attest that writing 750 words each day will change your life, so it is important to find the most comfortable spot to write and write, write, write!

Testimonial Note from Vicki Foust on Thu, Dec 20
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I love this site :) That is all.

Testimonial Note from Samantha Brannagan on Thu, Dec 20
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Let me pay with my credit card. No Paypal

I think I have already requested this. My patronage will end at the beginning of next month. I just love 750 words, but have had issues with Paypal and will absolutely NOT use it any longer. So if I cannot use my credit card, I guess I will have to give up patronage, although I will, no doubt, continue to write here. I have been writing for over a year now and am really willing to continue being a patron, 750 well deserve it!
Please, let us use some other way!

New Feature Request Note from Claude Covo on Wed, Dec 19
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Totally private version

I met someone the other day and she wrote artists’ pages and said the whole point was that you had to be sure nobody would ever read them, otherwise you wouldn’t be honest with yourself. On reflection, I kind of agree – posting stuff to a database on an internet server, no matter how much you trust it, always makes you feel a little guarded. There are some things I don’t write about…

I guess it could work in a couple of ways. The most dramatic would be a self-destructing version where as soon as you finished writing the words were destroyed and no records kept (this artist said she tore her pages up and burned them after writing every morning).

Or slightly less sever – the same interface, but posts are saved to an encrypted file in Dropbox.


New Feature Request Note from Will Myddelton on Mon, Dec 17
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So coming into the end of 2012, I hope that next year we all will be able to start 2013 with a focus we developed in 2012, and to have the best year yet with our writing!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Deborah McCann on Sun, Dec 16