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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Our Good Members

Sequoia Mendoza
Christine Cossios
WhiteBridge
ashley hamilton
Daniel Zollinger
Jessica Guzik
Juniper Coyote
Edward M Wenger
Leland Dean
Jo Pumpkins
Terrell Welker
Brent H
Chloe Costello
Astrid Countee
Varun Risbud
Melanie F.
David
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Brian
Pascal Bergeron
PS
Monica
Tatiana Webb
Travis Lee Michael
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Lisa Perrine Brown
Paul Velonis
Everett Goldner
Lisa Holt
Karen Redd
Amanda Nell Edgar
Deanna Yerichuk
Victoria Kovalenko
Lauren Soldano
COSMO
Jary
Alex
H Wells
Noelle Shema
Jennifer Wilkinson
Isaac Mosquera
John Painting
Rebecca Little
Emma N
Jordan Knox
Amee
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Paula
artful Dodger
Lou Friton
Otter River
Swizec Teller
Claire
Esterine Dahlstrom
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Nicky A
Suchitra Sukumar
Nami Salami
Gail Seignious Thompson
MBK
Joe Okraglik
Cameron Salisbury
Charisse Tyson
Jessica Dancer
Paul Kennedy
Sarah Andrews
Fran M Putney
tammi dallaston
Katze Collmar
Katia Demcenko
July Marie Sanchez-Sadowski
Chris
Paula Vital
John Brereton
Fiona Byrne
Bongie Manguino
AlexandraNeenan
sera stopard
Hilde Antwerpen
Nancy Jean
Ellina Mambetalieva
LOlin
Prof Rox
Satan's Clown
Commander Gandalf
Yvonne
Douglas Blane
Morrigan Q
Hollie Mae
Kyla Bruff
Sam Colleran
Amy O'Neil
Jacob Schluns
Jessica Lackaff
Leo
Coty Nisbet
Kirk Bagwell
Stacy Armstrong
D'Vaughn McCrae
Hicham El Azami

Notes of inspiration from members

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Secure server for writing

I’ve been using this site for a long time now and i don’t currently have a good place to back it all up (I travel often and don’t have much room for bulky belongings); I’d hate to see it all go away someday! Would also hate for it to be leaked, though I don’t imagine I’m high-profile enough for that to matter too much…

New Feature Vote from Audrey Moyce on Fri, Jul 01
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I’ve been a journaler, on and off, my whole life. As a little kid I had a “Holly Hobby” journal with a padlock and fell in love with fountain pens & bottles of ink when I was about 6. Expression through the written word has always been important to me. When I was at a low 13 years ago, suffering some ill health and feeling unsure where life was headed for me, I plunged into the artists way… I still believe this was a vital part of my healing.
Since then however, I’ve been known to “recommend” journaling, more than doing it. Not sure why, I’d get in a groove and then stop. Not sure if I was insecure about my pages being found or what, I did an awful lot of shredding that is for sure!
But this year, up against some life changes and feeling insecure again, (and noting that I was asking others to journal but not always walking my talk)… I revisited this lovely site, which I had heard of a while back but never dove in.
I started just before the close of 2015 and with all the incentive badges and the “threat of going back to day zero” has kept me true to my word, to write every single day in 2016 (and hopefully beyond, now I have the dangling carrot of 1,000 days!)
My morning writing is rarely, if ever profound, and I have not even once looked back on my writing. I feel secure that “if anything happened to me” my words will remain private and secure and all my venting will die with me!
Some days my daily purge is utterly boring, more of an essay style shopping list really, and other days I sit with the deeper emotions that flutter around my heart and soul. No matter what, I have such satisfaction “getting it done” – even on the days when I had to leave the house really early!
I love the pie chart of emotions, the way my mood is determined, and how I get to see m most frequently used words. I was badge obsessed and I have to say when I got to day 100 and realized my next badge would not be for another 200 days(!) I was a little worried about my motivation, but now it is entirely driven by not wanting to start all over again!

Thank you for this website, this encouragement, even this “community” (even though I don’t engage really)… the quiet accountability aspect of it is quite marvelous.

Let us keep writing – getting it off our chests is so very beneficial for our health and wellness….

<3

Testimonial Note from Sacha on Fri, Jul 01
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I am finding my voice; I am using semicolons. I am very happy.

Testimonial Note from Lawrence J on Fri, Jul 01
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750 words had helped me make some headway on a major writing project—I have around 44,000 words after two months of using this site (including completing the June Challenge), but now I need to take a break from generating and start revising. I have found it helpful to produce the writing in a neutral space before dumping it into another document, where it then can be revised and reorganized. I also really love the stats, because it often helps me figure out whether I am on the right track in terms of tone and other concerns.

Testimonial Note from Jessica Tvordi on Fri, Jul 01
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750 words is harder to do every day than going to the gym. Just like the gym you always feel so much better after you go. 750words has helped me organize my thoughts on my business and my relationship and I think it is an extremely valuable exercise / service.

Testimonial Note from matthew hessler on Fri, Jul 01
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HUZZAH! After almost exactly 5 years of attempting the 750 words challenge (on and off), I have completed it in June 2016!

I’d like to thank Buster for making this site and Habitica for providing the proper motivation to actually getting it done…. next step, Phoenix Badge!

Testimonial Note from Shawn Marincas on Fri, Jul 01
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I love 750 words even though I have yet to make it through a complete month’s challenge. So today I start again. This time maybe I’ll make it. It all depends on how well I can weather the internal storms of family crisis and fears. Anyway, I love the badges I’ve gotten and hope to continue these Morning Pages day after day and year after year.

Testimonial Note from Patricia O'Leary on Fri, Jul 01
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An iPhone/iPad app

I think an app would help me remember whenever I sign up for a monthly challenge. Also it might be a bit more user friendly then trying to navigate the mobile website

New Feature Vote from Abi Hill on Fri, Jul 01
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Thu, Jun 30
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A great month of practicing persistence and pour 25000 words out. I am in for a few more months. Thanks

Testimonial Note from RF McInnis on Thu, Jun 30
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It had been a fun month.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, Jun 30
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This has been a wonderful outlet for journaling, wish I had started a long time ago!

Testimonial Note from JNK on Wed, Jun 29
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More badges for accomplishments

Badges motivate me!

New Feature Vote from Devon McNaughton on Wed, Jun 29
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Dear 750words,
How can I thank you for being here when I need you the most to journal the events of my life that I am currently going through? When pen and paper just seemed like something that is too hard I thank you for being available.
Helping aging parents to deal with mental health issues and dementia is not for the faint of heart. When my days seemed overwhelming and all just too much for me to handle, I found respite in my keyboard and a place to share my soul.
Thank you again for being something easy for me to hold on to.
<3

Testimonial Note from Shawnnita Fairbairn on Wed, Jun 29
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Dear 750words,
It was such a refreshing joy to find a place to simply write as well as challenge myself. Though lately I haven’t been able to login as much as I’d have liked, I always enjoyed being a quiet part of this amazing community. My departure, hopefully, will be temporary as I focus on some personal projects. It’s great knowing this site, and all the encouragement I’ve recieved, will still be waiting when I return. Thank you so much for making such a comfortable space to share my thoughts with the world of me; a place to push myself. It has been my steady reminder that a little everyday can keep that writing spark fresh and alive, and within reach.
Sincere and Somber,
Ken

Testimonial Note from Ken Doyle on Wed, Jun 29
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Rebekah Donohue on Tue, Jun 28
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Remember When

Basically in 750words we write stuff and sometimes we don’t get to reread them. This feature “Remember When” acts as a flashback. Each day it shows you one random post you wrote and so you get to probably get a good laugh out of it or maybe it was a sad story but you’re not sad anymore and you realize how much stronger it has made you and how awesome you really are.

New Feature Request Note from Lily Raz on Sun, Jun 26
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Thank you 750 Words. I have journaled every day through a year plus transition and this site has been my rock. I think I might have a memoir saved in here. You guys are great.

Testimonial Note from LuAnne Holder on Sun, Jun 26
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More badges for accomplishments

I love the site the way it is…but I am highly motivated by badges for just about anything. It helps me keep focused. I would love to see more badges! :-)

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sat, Jun 25
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Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Veto on Thu, Jun 23
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Set Your Own Word Limit

Let writers set their own daily word limit, a minimum of 750.

New Feature Request Note from Tristan Kneschke on Thu, Jun 23
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i’m not sure about cause and effect here, but i’ve written every day for the past seven days and right there in the middle of those days, i stood up to TWO abusive friends and my EX. and i mean in big ways, too. i just let them have it when they ran their crap on me. i feel strangely calm and centered. taking care of myself. it feels like there is a connection between writing down what is rattling around in my brain every day and taking affirmative action for myself. i feel, like, clearer. i need to read posts to see if others experience this. yay. i like feeling this way. i have huge decisions to make. want to make them in a clear-headed way.

Testimonial Note from julia porter on Thu, Jun 23
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Today I will have five hundred days in a row of writing, and I couldn’t be more excited. It shows that I have made a commitment and lived up to it, even if only to be sure and schedule a day off here and there. And this daily writing has been so helpful as I struggle with my anxiety, depression, and other issues. It is a safe place, an outlet, and usually fun. Even nights when I am sure I have nothing to say, I manage to write at least seven hundred and fifty words. And I am so grateful to have this, every single day!

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Rose on Tue, Jun 21
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A better mobile site

Just make it responsive, y’all! If you need help with this, I’m more than willing to work on it.

New Feature Vote from Ryan Anderson on Tue, Jun 21
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Back in October 2015, I started writing on 750Words.com. For two weeks, I kept pushing myself, setting goals, planning for the future…

By mid-October, through this site, I had completely overcome depression. In fact, at the time, I considered the present moment to be among the Top 3 Moments of My Life. I call this period the ‘Golden October Days’. Though I eventually stumbled (through no fault of the site), I hope to reclaim these days and try again.

Testimonial Note from Yuli Ban on Mon, Jun 20
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750 Words has changed me for the good. I now can process issues in my life easier, but just writing aimlessly. I thought it was stupid at first, but the badges enticed me to continue. Now I have a long streak going towards 100. I have found that I am more relaxed in general, the things that were bothering me are released just from writing about them. I am actually enjoying life more from this. I never would have believed it if someone told me that when I started. Keep doing it, because it is a good habit to get into. Thank you for having this site!

Testimonial Note from Cindy Plehn on Mon, Jun 20
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a mobile app!

allows us to write our thoughts through out the day.

New Feature Request Note from Surendran Krishanthan on Mon, Jun 20
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A break.

If I start typing at 11: 45pm and write beyond 12:00am, why am I not given credit for writing the previous day? Shit….fuck!

New Feature Request Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jun 20
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Using 750 Words has helped me make writing a habit, which has in turn made me feel more grounded. I’ve never been consistent with my journal writing, and this is the first time I’ve ever kept a journal regularly. I’ve been looking for quite some time for a website or app that would help me track my mood, themes, frequently used words, and other metadata. Really, this website has been a huge boon in my life.

Testimonial Note from Jenna Cooper on Sun, Jun 19
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I’ve reached the Space Bird badge last week.
It’s been a long 500-day journey and I’m very thankful to creators of this site for letting me have this thrilling experience.
Once I was on the verge of failing. I was on the business trip and my notebook didn’t want to get online so to keep the streak I typed the daily word quota through my mobile only to find out the next morning that it didn’t count…
To say that I was disappointed is to say nothing.
I kept on writing turning into an egg.
And in the meantme I’ve humbly asked for a pardon from the tech support. And before I turned into a penguin I’ve received the kind note from Kellianne that notified me that I’ve been reinstituted as a Pegasus and that it’s quite an often complaint about attempts to do it through mobile phones… It was such a relief. And I can’t feel more thankful than I was – because it’d be very hard somehow to start all over again… I know I’d do that anyways but it’d be such a drawback…

Right now – i’m in the new trip to get that new badge of Flying Squirrel. And it’s going to be a tough journey – but I’m prepared. The habit of daily writing is so strongly ingrained in my brain – that I don’t worry at all that I won’t reach that ultimate target.

In the process of journey – I find a lot of positive changes in me. I am less worried about things – once they’ve written out you start seeing them from a different angle and you find that most of the worries are silly. I feel that I have a better control of my thoughts – I haven’t reached the state of enlightenment yet – but I feel that the firm grisp of incessant thinking has somewhat relaxed and mostly because of the meditation I practice while typing 750 words daily.

I also praise myself on facebook – doing screenshots and bragging about the new badge – but it has some side effect. People say that they get inspired by my example and they want to write more as well. So, it’s a ripple effect that has its positivity.

Once again – thanks to Buster and Kellianne for this wonderful space. I’m pretty sure that without this great resource my life would be much more boring…

Testimonial Note from Free Bird on Sun, Jun 19