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 for offering this inspired and well designed site to the universe. Good karma.

Testimonial Note from Peter Gabel on Fri, Dec 31
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A very happy new year to Buster and his family, 826 Seattle and all my fellow writers! A big toast to an inspirational 2011!

Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 31
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That was my first attempt at a One Month Challenge. I missed one day (the 3rd) this month. It was a great experience. Here’s to you Buster!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Paul Baker on Fri, Dec 31
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Happy New Year to all my fellow writers and to Buster!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 31
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Happy New Year, Buster, and to everyone on 750 Words! This site is just the best! Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2011!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Fri, Dec 31
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jay on Thu, Dec 30
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I don’t know what I think until I see what I say.

Keep on writing. No, really, do it, keep it up.

Nice.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Thu, Dec 30
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300 days in a row, done 1 day before my birthday. Thank you buster. Now put some cross bows on my Pterodactyl and give me a new badge already!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Dec 30
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Double Down on Charity Note from Aden Pennington on Thu, Dec 30
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Aden Pennington on Thu, Dec 30
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Michael Busuttil on Wed, Dec 29
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Double Down on Charity Note from Michael Busuttil on Wed, Dec 29
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Michael Busuttil on Wed, Dec 29
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Double Down on Charity Note from Michael Busuttil on Wed, Dec 29
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Michael Busuttil on Wed, Dec 29
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750words packages motivation, personal reward, and community development into one nifty package. Thanks Benson!

Double Down on Charity Note from Fiona H. Neale-May on Tue, Dec 28
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Android App

I really need that app, because the page doesn’t work with my mobile phone (I can watch it, but not write).
I’m using trains and busses to get to work and back home, so I’ve got a lot of time to write then. Would be great if I could do my 750 duty with my phone ^^

ps: If you know an android browser which makes it possible to write without an app, please let me know.

New Feature Request Note from Angelika Kroll on Mon, Dec 27
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This site is fantastic. I’ve taught Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way”, and have seen the power of Morning Pages work to transform a group of people from uncertain and self-doubting to powerfully creative.

Even further, I’ve committed to reducing the amount of paper I use, and as an artist and writer this can sometimes feel like severing a limb. 750words.com makes my morning journaling not only green, but a fun adventure shared with other creative souls.

Thank you, Buster, for creating a wonderful space.

Testimonial Note from Crystal on Mon, Dec 27
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I feel very fortunate to have come across 750 Words. I love the simplicity of the idea and of the interface. I’ve always bought lovely journals, and have at times filled them to the brim. I’m happy to have those in a box in my basement, but frankly, I can type faster than I can write so I would often neglect my handwritten journals for the computer anyway. I love sitting down at my laptop and letting go of whatever’s in my head. It takes about 10 minutes and I feel refreshed afterward, like my brain has taken a shower. Sometimes I even understand something better than I did before. Thanks, Buster, for such a great idea and lovely execution.

Testimonial Note from Tara Anderson on Mon, Dec 27
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I love it here.

Testimonial Note from Amanda Thompson on Sun, Dec 26
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Celebrating 100,000 words today! Woohoo! Before I started using 750words I never would have attempted to do that or even thought that I could achieve it. But I love, love, love those virtual badges! Seeing them all lined up on my status page makes me smile,so silly isn’t it? :) Thanks buster for creating this site.

Testimonial Note from Raye Cage on Sun, Dec 26
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I am really loving 750words.com, and have never regretted becoming a patron, either. This is great site and I love it.

Thanks, Buster!

Double Down on Charity Note from Adelheid Singer on Sun, Dec 26
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I just completed my 300th day in a row. I never thought I’d make it this far. Thanks Buster!!!

Testimonial Note from Brian Cho on Sat, Dec 25
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Improve the Today page

It might be neat to have greater context on the “today” page… like headlines from the local newspaper or other things that might be useful fodder for writing… maybe even include these top stories as inspiration for writing, and then again, capture them on the Today page?

I like to go back in time over my writing and think about what was happening around me on that day — like a personal almanac. Seems like a good way to enhance the Today page to me anyway.

New Feature Vote from Chris Messina on Fri, Dec 24
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Improve the writing page

In particular, the leading on the Buendia font is awkward — whenever I type a single quote character (or similar character) at 18px, it bumps the current line down 1-2 pixels. It’s a minor but consistent annoyance.

New Feature Vote from Chris Messina on Fri, Dec 24
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Export to Dropbox

While exporting to a textfile is a great, simple solution, I’d love to automatically sync my texts to a 750 Words folder in my Dropbox account. That’d be automatic, straight-forward, and would provide great piece of mind — and let me edit my texts in iPhone apps like Plaintext.

New Feature Request Note from Chris Messina on Fri, Dec 24
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Thank you so much for developing this—more so than just giving me a place and the motivation to write every day, 750 Words has revolutionized the way I look at everything and the way things function. Please keep up the good work. I’ll be trying out HealthMonth starting in January and can’t wait!

Double Down on Charity Note from Justin Dane de la Torre on Fri, Dec 24
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You can do it! What is “it”? Well – you can find that which is hidden inside you. With the wonderful tool of daily writing, anyone can learn about their inner self. :)

Testimonial Note from Kim Upton on Fri, Dec 24
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One of the many things I appreciate about doing 750 Words is that this is space that I don’t have to worry about length, depth, coherence, or making sure that it’s locked. I’ve had an online journal and blog for quite some time now, but I’m usually concerned with one of the above. Many of my 750 entries have turned INTO blog entries, but that’s not my primary focus, and so many times, it feels much more real and present than if I were to try and write about the same topic. Thank you for this space to just clear my brain and find the gems that are hidden there.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Dec 23
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Improve the daily reminder email

I’m not sure when the points get tabulated in relation to the reminder email getting sent out. Seems as though the top writers in my daily email consistently have 9 more points than I do — are they from my time zone? Are they a day ahead of me? Might be nice to have something that ranks just the folk in your own time zone, so you don’t constantly feel a day behind….

New Feature Vote from Rebecca Peters on Wed, Dec 22