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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Double Down on Charity Note from Anonymous on Wed, Jul 14
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More badges for accomplishments

Can’t think of any suggestions for badges, but I really enjoy getting my little pixeled prizes periodically.

New Feature Vote from Holly Becker on Mon, Jul 12
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Set your own midnight

In the options, have a way to set your own ‘midnight’ when the day rolls over. My day rarely ends at midnight, and I would prefer if I could set it to 3am or something like that.

New Feature Request Note from Holly Becker on Mon, Jul 12
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More Badges, Please

At this point I have earned all of the badges except the Phoenix and the Bats (late night writer). I write because it helps develop my writing skills as well as organize my thoughts and plan my day. I love getting the badges though. Please add some more so that I have something else to look forward to.

Thanks, Buster, for such a useful and fun site.

New Feature Request Note from Kellie Miller on Mon, Jul 12
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I have discovered how simply writing down my thoughts in the morning affects my day, my week, and my life in many positive ways. Thanks for making this site naturally addicting to keep coming back to. :)

Testimonial Note from Franky Chung on Mon, Jul 12
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Dear sir,
For the past year, I finally got into consciously researching and implementing effective goal setting methods, organizing methods and ways to improve myself. Nothing has proved to be more beneficial then the service that you so generously created for free. Every day I leave my bedroom relieved from stress, having a clear mind and an optimistic, driven outlook. The statistics were instrumental in analyzing my thoughts at a level i could never have imagined. Continue the great work!

Sincerely,

Stepan

Testimonial Note from Stepan Parunashvili on Sun, Jul 11
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750 Words is a great site. I still enjoy writing and being challenged to write everyday. The badges and points make the whole challenge fun. Keep up the good work Buster.

Testimonial Note from Stephen Kolesar on Fri, Jul 09
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Well, even though I blew it yesterday and was booted from being in the running for July, I have picked myself up, dusted myself off, donated more money to the cause, and written my 750 words for today. Like many others, I’m finding that completing my writing is helping me complete other tasks in my life especially the ones that I resist.

Thanks 750words!

Testimonial Note from Laura Thomas on Wed, Jul 07
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750words is a companion that always listens. Each morning I wake up relieved, affirmed, and reflected. Thank you for such a wonderful gift.

Testimonial Note from Shaun Saperstein on Tue, Jul 06
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The site keeps me motivated. I make a commitment to myself and I can’t wiggle out of it by doing twice as much tomorrow; I have to do it EVERY DAY and that has helped me to keep my focus on what I want, which is to be a writer.

Testimonial Note from Terri Sharkey on Tue, Jul 06
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More badges for accomplishments

If Facebook games have taught us nothing else, we do know that people will do all sorts of things to see little cartoon icons. I am still continually amazed at what a motivational spur to establishing a disciplined and consistent pattern of intellectual productivity the prospect collecting a picture of a horsie can be.

New Feature Vote from Kelly Taylor on Tue, Jul 06
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I am recovering from a head injury. I’ve been in therapy for over a year now, and It is an incredible pleasure to simply be able once more to keep to a schedule and do the sort of complex cognition that writing demands. I’ve been using my 750 words to keep a journal about my adventures with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. The length of the entries is just right for my still limited attention span and stamina. The act of writing every day is helping me sort through the things that have happened to me. There have been several occasions where I went back to my doctor and said, “I was writing about thus-and-such the other day, and that reminded me that I needed to tell you this, or ask you that.” By looking back at descriptions from my notes, my doctor and I discovered that I might be having mild seizures associated with my injury. So thank you, 750 Words. You’re helping to heal me.

Testimonial Note from Kelly Taylor on Mon, Jul 05
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A widget for my blog

Take the shared stats page and shrink it to a narrow jpeg picture that I can put on my blog Wordpress automagically. When folks click on it, it takes the new victim to 750WORDS and traps them for eternity in this squirrel wheel of writing.

New Feature Request Note from FJohn Reinke on Mon, Jul 05
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The much-needed sense of accomplishment I get from writing here gives me the willpower I need to fight through the rough patches in my fiction-writing endeavours. I’d struggled for so long that I forgot how good it feels to succeed—am currently on a 40-day streak (having joined the site exactly 40 days ago) and I’m going to keep writing come hell or high water.

Testimonial Note from Anna Silvertree on Mon, Jul 05
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I am so chuffed with the new badges as it gives me a different goal to aim for whilst writing my words each day.
Love writing them as it clears my often muddled and confused brain.
Cheers for this fabulous site

Testimonial Note from Jen Clark on Mon, Jul 05
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More badges for accomplishments

YES!!

Huge fan of the badges. And would like to massively endorse the ‘Real Badges’ note. Think it’d be an EXCELLENT idea. I’d definitely buy them; this project is the Best Internet Find to date!

Though, of course, being a closet eco-warrior, would love to see the materials being made from recycled goods… :-)

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Jul 05
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Dear 750worders,

I have finally, after 3 months of trying, won my badge. My horse of Awesomeness.

Awesome.

I have signed up to the July challenge (and you still have time to do so too!) and I intend to complete it.

However, this month will be tainted slightly. Come August and September, I will be travelling around Egypt and my internet access will be sporadic at best. I have been planning this trip for some time, and I’m unbelievable excited.

But I’m not sure what I’m going to do about uploading my daily writing and win the much-coveted Phoenix badge.

Can anyone suggest a remedy? Buster?

Happy writing all,
HJ

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jul 05
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Love everything about the site. It’s changed my life. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Trevor Algatt on Mon, Jul 05
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Here’s some back for the races. :) Enjoy!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Dara Diahann Lohnes on Sun, Jul 04
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Real badges

I would like to see a feature that would allow a writer to buy a real badge (whether it be a patch or button) once they earn one. For instance, if someone receives a turkey badge, a link would be available for them to buy a real one to show off in the real world. The money made from these badges can then be used to go to the site or any other organization/charity. Maybe even a contest can be arranged for users to create their own version of the badges, so people can buy more than one of each if they choose.

New Feature Request Note from Chris Juarez on Sun, Jul 04
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Finished the challenge last month but forgot to sign up for this month so in light of my oversight I’ll make the reward sweeter for those of you in the running. Good luck and good writing!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jesse Nash on Sun, Jul 04
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Aden Pennington on Sat, Jul 03
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Sat, Jul 03
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Thanks for the site and thanks for posting your process on Enjoymentland. You’re a really good egg.

Testimonial Note from Lisa Ann Courington on Sat, Jul 03
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Double Down on Charity Note from Alix May on Sat, Jul 03
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Alix May on Sat, Jul 03
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One Month Challenge Bounty from Pat Hughes on Fri, Jul 02
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Double Down on Charity Note from Pat Hughes on Fri, Jul 02
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More badges for accomplishments

Yay for new badges, but… now that I have my phoenix, it’s getting harder to write each day D: halp! Please give us something crazy to work towards ;)

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, Jul 02
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Double Down on Charity Note from Ben Holder on Fri, Jul 02