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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I busted my one-month challenge on the third day! I just got busy and didn’t pay attention. Wall of shame status and fulfilling my failure bargain has made me pay more attention each day to making time for 750words. Making time, showing up, following through are all valuable lessons I have learned using this site that are helping my writing.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Sep 09
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Double Down on Charity Note from Rowan Grey on Fri, Sep 09
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Rowan Grey on Fri, Sep 09
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Today I just reached my 100 day streak. I also have finished the first draft of my novel, a feat I have never accomplished before. Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating this site that gave me the nudge to write every day and putting me on track for this long writing journey.

Testimonial Note from Kathryn Miner on Fri, Sep 09
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I’ve done morning pages off and on before, but I really do love this site because it allows me to not only do a morning brain dump but also write and export ideas and inspirations to other sources. Although I miss doing pages by hand on some days, I have to admit I am much more consistent using this method. And now, I’m on a quest to get all the badges!

Testimonial Note from Chris Bailey on Thu, Sep 08
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I started on here in July, and so it’s a bit earlier to say that this site’s changed my life, but I certainly think it’s very neat and it’s helped me write more often. My girlfriend just broke up with me, and I spent most of yesterday crying over her; meanwhile, I lost a two-month streak. But I’ve written my words for today, and I’m going to bounce back from this, fighting my way, one day at a time. One day at a time.

Testimonial Note from Daniel, Scribe of Growth on Thu, Sep 08
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One cup of caffeine-inspired namaste to y’all! Muchas gracias!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Rose Thornton on Wed, Sep 07
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I think that this site has greatly improved my motivation. In general I’m a very motivated person, but lately I’ve noticed myself challenging myself to new things and pushing myself to stick with them. The fact that there’s something pushing me to do what I truly love—write—every single day no matter how tired, cranky, or not-in-the-mood I am has definitely reverberated to other parts of my life. I can’t believe such a simple idea can affect so many people’s lives so dramatically, but it has. I must thank Buster for this wonderful, life-changing site.

Testimonial Note from Katie Valtcheva on Wed, Sep 07
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Katie Valtcheva on Wed, Sep 07
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750 words became a part of my life. It really clears your mind, allows you to concentrate on important things and remember them, analyze your behavior and be more honest and kind to other people. It really makes your life better. So, thanks, Buster!

Testimonial Note from Sergey Kim on Wed, Sep 07
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More badges for accomplishments

Yeah! I would like to see many other kinds of badges.

New Feature Vote from Jay Dharma on Wed, Sep 07
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I am on my 190 day streak, and One more month, yes, more words, aiming to the 200 words badge pretty soon, and it feels great.
Thanks Buster.

Testimonial Note from Ana Sofia iS on Wed, Sep 07
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I love this site and the difference it is making in my focus and clarity. I remember now why I used to journal daily, and am so incredibly thankful to Buster for creating an online tool that allows me to journal anywhere and at anytime, as long as there is internet. (:

Testimonial Note from Katherine Saunders on Tue, Sep 06
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Good luck everyone.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Tue, Sep 06
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They came from the bounty, and back to the bounty they go. Yo ho!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Shawn Cooke on Tue, Sep 06
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Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Tue, Sep 06
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Double Down on Charity Note from Ashley Patriarca on Tue, Sep 06
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Double Down on Charity Note from Ashley Patriarca on Tue, Sep 06
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Write up, me hearties, yo ho!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Stephanie E. Traylor on Tue, Sep 06
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750words has given me a new found sense of focus. I feel like I begin my day with accomplishing a goal. It really clears my mind for the day and I love it! I feel more organized. I really love the cool badges, too! These are nice little incentives to keep you going. I’m always wondering, “When am I going to get my next badge? What will it be for? Ooh!” Thanks 750! (And I am officially a dork) Boom!

Testimonial Note from Michael Gambino on Tue, Sep 06
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Mon, Sep 05
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Good writing, all!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Liz Ahl on Sun, Sep 04
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one more cup to the bounty!

One Month Challenge Bounty from laura cvik on Sun, Sep 04
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I didn’t know what I’d think of 750 words at first but here I am 100 days later and still going strong. I find that just letting go and pounding out words without thinking too much has really transpired some aha moments for me. And anything that gets me writing is a good thing.

Testimonial Note from Woz Flint on Sun, Sep 04
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Thanks Buster!

Double Down on Charity Note from Elizabeth Coleman on Sun, Sep 04
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Good luck to all who take on the one month challenge! I have done it and conquered it, therefore I received a hard earned CUP OF PATRONAGE. Therefore, I will give one back. Love.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Michael Gambino on Sun, Sep 04
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Double Down on Charity Note from Alex Shchedrin on Sun, Sep 04
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More badges for accomplishments

I didn’t think I would care, but I really enjoy the badges. However, once you get to a certain point they are few and far between. I would like to see a few more badges for accomplishments.

New Feature Vote from Sean O'Brien on Sun, Sep 04
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And I just passed 100,000 words! Woot!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Rose Thornton on Sat, Sep 03
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This project has been a life-changing one for me. Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Rose Thornton on Sat, Sep 03