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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Thanks 826. :)

Double Down on Charity Note from Mario Vittone on Mon, Jan 09
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Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jan 09
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This is the perfect way for establishing a habit. I write although I don’t want to, I write although I am too lazy, I write even if my mind seems empty at first.
The experience you will get is: once you engage in an activity which seems impossible at first, you will see things differently in the process.
I almost wish there were another applications like this for running, reading, studying etc. But the lessons you learn simply by continous writing are precious enough.
So, write and learn! And praise Buster. ;)

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jan 09
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My friend keeps reminding me that I should be faithful to this idea – writing here every day. tonight I did 751 in 19 minutes….it was one of those days I guess. Saying all the things I wanted to into the ether was good for the soul. Thanks J. Good idea.

Testimonial Note from Mario Vittone on Mon, Jan 09
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Ian James McBain on Sun, Jan 08
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I used to work on short task descriptions – mostly lists, mind maps, tasks in TO-DO’s and similar. They were only empty bullet points, that made my head keeping all the associated emotions, feelings and pictures.
It was supposed to be effective… Was supposed to wake my mind up and inspire it for more achievement and focus. It gave me fuzzy mind, lots of unfinished ideas in my noisy mind and all distractions thinkable to man… I hate this faze of my life… I feel like I constrained myself for over 10 years of forced, emotionless planning.

It all changed when I heard Jim Rohn and his speech about a JOURNAL. I listened to it tens of times… Then it was business as usual – I bought a fancy journal, even fancier pen and… did nothing, because I was afraid to use it and was always busy, busy, busy…

I saw 750words for the first time in autumn and I instantly loved it. Pity I was waiting to join my first monthly challenge until January… I could’ve done so much more in the meantime… ;)

Good luck to all of you who rediscover thinking on journal-paper – even when it’s not the real one, but only bits of encrypted data… ;) Good luck my friends!

Testimonial Note from Radek Pogoda on Sun, Jan 08
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I’ve done the Artist’s Way series multiple times and once I got the hang of doing morning pages, this has been a great transition to keeping up that habit.

Testimonial Note from Chris Bailey on Sat, Jan 07
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Double Down on Charity Note from Wendy Way on Sat, Jan 07
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Writing is a habit of daily magic. How can 26 letters be recombined each day to produce such remarkable effects as improved self-esteem, clarity of thought, untangling of knotted problems, and overall better sense of self? I am not sure how it works but I just know that writing each morning those 750 words, without the anxiety of getting it ‘right’ or the concern about sounding intelligent, produces magic. Plain and simple. Such a simple concept, such tremendous benefits. As a published writer and author, I am continually astonished at how much easier it is for me to get on with my other writing once those 750 words have been produced. It’s MAGIC! Thank you Buster!

Testimonial Note from Alicia Adams on Fri, Jan 06
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I began my love of writing as a child, and have always had a way with the written word. However, when I started writing on 750 Words, I was a college student who hadn’t focused on her writing in a long time. 750 Words has helped me reclaim my skills, little by little. Some days I try prompts, other days, I know what I want to write about. Sometimes I ramble about my life, make lists, or write poetry. Overall, this site has aided me in expressing my thoughts and emotions, as well and resolving conflicts and making decisions. I have found my love of writing again, thanks to this site!

(Also, while I wasn’t the most dedicated when beginning here, I’m proud to say I’ve finally become a pterodactyl!)

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Jan 06
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Double Down on Charity Note from Miruna Stanica on Fri, Jan 06
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Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from Geralyn Adams on Fri, Jan 06
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Natasha Fairweather on Thu, Jan 05
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Passin’ along the love and inspiration. Lovin’ some good words.

Double Down on Charity Note from Leslie Stewart on Thu, Jan 05
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More stats on the Eternity page

It would also be nice to see a visual of all your completed days a la the bowling scores that run at the top every month. In the ETERNITY tab, could you include the “/” and “X” boxes for EVERYTHING you’ve written since joining the site?

New Feature Vote from Johnny Marr on Thu, Jan 05
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Leena Woodhouse on Thu, Jan 05
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More badges for accomplishments

More badges please, they really keep me going!

New Feature Vote from Leena Woodhouse on Thu, Jan 05
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Thanks Buster for the absence booking feature – I am feeling so much more motivated now knowing that when I have to go away for a couple of days every few weeks or so for work – often without internet and occasionally even without phone signal – it won’t break my streaks. I never managed to get very far before because my streaks would get broken and I would feel a bit demoralised. Now as long as I plan ahead and log my absences properly I can make sure that I keep hitting my personal goals. Always liked the site – now love it.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Jan 05
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Gratitude for a new feature

I couldn’t find the exact location for this note but I did want to say “thank you” for the new feature I found that will allow me to schedule days when I can’t write my pages! What a blessing that is since sometimes on vacations the Internet connection has been sketchy at best and I have struggled to get my pages posted. So thank you Buster!!! :o)

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Wed, Jan 04
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Thank you to 750 Words bring the swift kick in the butt I need every day to remind me that writing needs to be much higher on my priority list for personal happiness. After every 750 Words log-in session, I am able to work through any mental or physical blocks and move closer to my goals, whether personal, career or family. I noticed after a 10-day streak that I no longer needed to mind dump…the creativity flowed through like the blood pumping through my veins. When the holidays hit, I hit road bumps that messed with streak-making and the writing blocks challenged me in every direction. So here I am, on day 4 of my streak this month, hopeful that I can once again tap into the creative super highway. I’m picking up speed and ready to merge…

Testimonial Note from Armi Rowe on Wed, Jan 04
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Tags

Am loving this site, but as my daily outpourings are on a host of different subjects, I would find it extremely useful if, at the end of the session, I could tag the entry with up to, say, three key words, that would make searching back through all the tripe, much quicker and easier.
For example, I might have written a new plot idea idea on project 2, a revision note for project 1 and a random thought for a future something, all in my 750 words. (I never claimed to be focussed, did, I?). At the end, I’d like to write a tag for each, which would appear in the date listings, that I can quickly jump back to.
As my 750 are written fairly quickly (for me) and often as a stream of conciousness, I really have no recollection of what I wrote 2 months ago on the Xth day of my streak. This would help. A lot.
Other than that – am loving it! (although a little scared of reports of people losing their saved words…)

Thanks again to both of you
Pernille

New Feature Request Note from Pernille Hughes on Wed, Jan 04
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On each of the last 57 days I have written at least 750 words, for all my past attempts and resolutions to write daily, this is the first time i have managed to do so for more than a week. Thanks so much for this site, it works.

Testimonial Note from Tracie on Wed, Jan 04
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Congratulations to everyone writing here. I love 750words simply because I love writing, and having a site that exists simply for me to do this makes me ecstatic. I don’t care much about points, but I care about being here every day. Used to get a reminder but have not needed that for a year.

Thanks, Buster, and Happy New Year.

Cheers,

Testimonial Note from Donna Peach on Tue, Jan 03
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I would like to write one of those infomercial style testimonials: “After a month of using 750 words, I’m less anxious, I’ve lost weight, and I feel more confident. I even met my true love.” I’m not sure if any of these things are directly correlated to 750words, but it certainly feels like they all happened together for a reason, and 750words had a hand in it. There’s something about writing every day that really centers you, and I never had the willpower to do it before. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Maria F. on Tue, Jan 03
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An iPhone/iPad app

I think this would make writing your daily words so much easier. Also because I think 750words as an app, would be fantastic.

New Feature Vote from Louise Fjordside on Tue, Jan 03
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Ebun Omoni on Tue, Jan 03
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Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Ebun Omoni on Tue, Jan 03
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Improve the daily reminder email
New Feature Vote from Ebun Omoni on Tue, Jan 03
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Double Down on Charity Note from Ebun Omoni on Tue, Jan 03
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Paul Larsen on Tue, Jan 03