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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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 Sat, Sep 01
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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 Fri, Aug 31
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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 Thu, Aug 30
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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
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! Epic Rage Fail

Testimonial Note from Pierre Bousquié on Mon, Aug 27
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Sarah C on Mon, Aug 27
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I just started writing regularly again, and it feels good, so I thought I should give some back :-)

Double Down on Charity Note from Kristina Behner on Mon, Aug 27
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I started writing here 367 days ago. In other words, I have been faithfully writing for a whole year, which I find incredible, given the fact that I am pretty much a dilettante. I enjoy the fact that I am writing ‘for my eyes only’. Thanks Buster for this great place.

Testimonial Note from Claude Covo on Mon, Aug 27
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150 days in a row! I know that isn’t a badge, but yay!
Keep writing everyone, and enjoy!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Kali Clara on Mon, Aug 27
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750 has changed my life. Literally. In the throes of deep, dark depression, that has nearly consumed my entire being and existence, I have found a light at the end of the tunnel called 750.

Through these daily writings, I have gradually begun to rekindle a kind “friendship” with myself, reconnecting thoughts and memories and greatest of all, hope.

Thanks so much, Buster and company. Thanks for continuing to grow and expand the site, for the mobile versions, and for being willing to help resolve problems and streaks.

You are awesome!!

Testimonial Note from Stu Kalide on Sun, Aug 26
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750words has been a pillar in my life. it has kept me grounded through great highs and terrible lows. i have been writing for 2 full years (on august 13th) without missing a day. and today when i sat down to write, i saw i missed yesterday which would have been day 741. what a shock!! but i wrote tonight anyway. G.

Testimonial Note from Ghislaine MacPherson on Sat, Aug 25
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More badges for accomplishments

After the Space Bird, what comes next? Maybe an all-time Hall of Fame?

New Feature Vote from Rhea Wong on Sat, Aug 25
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I JUST GOT A SPACE BIRD! Thanks Buster. This site has made me dedicate myself to the practice of writing daily for over a year and it’s made a huge impact on my creativity, output and discipline. You rock! Thanks for the Space Bird.

Testimonial Note from Rhea Wong on Sat, Aug 25
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ability to push tab and move forward, rather than having to use line breaks to seperate paragraphs… might be tough, might be a reserved key or something. Thanks again for a great site!

New Feature Request Note from Thomas Hunt on Fri, Aug 24
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Double Down on Charity Note from Kristie Bradfield on Fri, Aug 24
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750 words has kicked me in my ass to start writing again. I feel safe and secure and just can let it flow no matter what decides to come out. During the last few months I have used 750 words nearly daily, partly as a means to come over a painful experience. I like the simplicity of the page, the roughness. The site has made me more confident about my writing and definitely improved my life. If only I could let be to get distracted so easily…

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, Aug 21
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750 words has helped me keep on track with my writing. Even if I only manage the bare minimum of 750 words, I still am writing every day. This has helped me to keep the flow of my writing going. Even if I don’t use what I’ve written in my novel, it still helps me to keep going with my writing.

Testimonial Note from Rebekah Humphrey-Bullen on Tue, Aug 21
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This site teaches me much about perseverance and how not to fail and why I fail. I have learned that in order to really do my pages well I must to them first thing literally when everyone else is asleep and before I get out of bed. This helps to clear my mind and to set up a discipline for the day. It is a pleasure not a chorse and I can go forward with some sense of knowing how I am feeling coming into the day what I would like to do what are my ongoing challenges. When i start doing them at 1.45p.m and typing fast to make the goal I know I will soon fall asleep and fail but the real thing is getting back on the horse and starting again. It is a great way to build a good and life changing habit.

Testimonial Note from Monique Ngozi Nri on Tue, Aug 21
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Review my stats to realize it’s only been a few months since I began. But now I write everyday. And this is a fun and rewarding place to do it.

Testimonial Note from Kim on Mon, Aug 20