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

Michelle Jones
Dennis Luts
Kyle Putnam
J Elsie
Miffy Roo
Senna Collings
luke matthew simpson
Philip Miller
CJH
William Ellwood
maddiemaia
Kenny Kane
Josh Javier
Linda Taylor
H. C. Born
Angelika Kroll
David Schwartz

Notes of inspiration from members

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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from albi.7w on Fri, Jan 01
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More text analysis

Would love more detailed stats – that’s what drew me to signing up for the site!

New Feature Vote from Sam Cohen on Fri, Jan 01
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Secure server for writing

It would bring great peace of mind to know that our pages and pages of personal writing are protected by a secure server. This site encourages intimacy, and a secure server would help us to feel more comfortable exploring that intimate space without self-censorship.

New Feature Vote from Ethan W. on Fri, Jan 01
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Fri, Jan 01
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Today is the first day of the year. HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all! I’ve decided to start the year with a bang, so I entered this months challenge even though I knew that today (New Years Day) would be challenging. I’m planning to see if I can enter challenge after challenge, month after month this year. It’s gonna be interesting! And it should surely help me to make writing everyday a habit.

I wish only the best to you all. Have a great year…try new things…and chase your dreams!

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Bent on Fri, Jan 01
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This site is great for recording daily life moments. It’s a cool journal to write a few things about how life’s progressing and to enjoy looking back to see all the things you looked forward to and reached in the past leading up to what’s now considered the present.

Testimonial Note from Joe Walsh on Fri, Jan 01
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I failed but I’m better for it. I didn’t quite make a month this time around… but I have faith I’ll get to it eventually. Though I’m still working on writing every day for a month, 750 words helped me complete NaNoWriMo this year, so I’m thankful for that.

Testimonial Note from Samantha Miranda-Hess on Fri, Jan 01
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I have just purchased these 3 cups of patronage as a consequence for not completing my December challenge. Only 9 days in to December (and only 2 weeks in to using the site) I realised at 12:10 a.m. that I had not yet written my words. I seriously considered stopping the use of the site (I’d only started on a whim during AcWriMo) but instead found myself signing up for membership and promising myself that I would complete the rest of the challenge in any case. And I did! Although I don’t often write the kind of academic writing that I had set out to do originally, 750 words is helping me to plan the rest of the day’s work, reflect on what I’ve read, and act as a personal diary too. Getting all that out of the way clears a path for better academic writing in turn. I’ve signed up for the January challenge as well – one day, that Turquoise Horse badge will be mine :-)

Testimonial Note from Micky Vale on Thu, Dec 31
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To be honest, I wrote my 750 words today about whether or not I should sign up for a paid membership. I was one day away from finishing the December challenge, but also one day past my free trial, having started on November 30.

I went back and forth, and I’ll spare you the details, but the conclusion was that there’s really something unique about 750words.com that has gotten me to write with a frequency I never have before, but always wanted.

I wish I could explain how, but this tool has just worked amazingly for me, and there’s no way I’ll stop now!

Testimonial Note from Brandon Powell on Thu, Dec 31
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Amy on Wed, Dec 30
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Amy on Wed, Dec 30
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Through 750words I am starting to prove to myself that I really can choose to do something, a little bit a day and really stick to it – if only these morning pages, which is about writing something that doesn’t need to be about anything else.
Testimonial Note from Deborah Cleland on Wed, Dec 30
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Tagging Entries

I love this site, and I’m excited to finish my first monthly challenge tomorrow. Great way to start the New Year.

I find myself wanting to go back to certain entries and string them together in some ways. Some days I write about ideas for my work. Other days are more personal. Others are about readings or what’s happening in the world. I really would love to be able to add some type of tags to each entry and then be able to sort by those tags. I know you are trying to keep this as simple as you can, but it would be a great way of making the site even more wonderful.

Thanks for the consideration, and Happy New Year to all!!!

New Feature Request Note from Will R. on Wed, Dec 30
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Improve the writing page

enable users to set their own writing goal (say 1000 or 1500), with a minimum of 750.

New Feature Vote from Tristan Kneschke on Tue, Dec 29
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I have a great life, and this website make it more. My husband introduce me to this site, and we even make it more to plan to make good habit in every activity of our daily life based on 750words.com idea. This is our first month, and we hope we can continue to do the challenge every month. This habit making me more discipline to put up everything on my mind easily.
For the challenge, my husband have a really great idea, to make the challenge never beat you, then put yourself to punishment for lost $150 if you missed one day challenge. Made me so worried in the first place, $150 is quite a lot for me, and my husband said “yes that’s the point”, because I think it is quite a lot for me then it worth to be fight for. This is far more effective than I just punish myself to $1 lost. Haha. He got his point. Love him.

Testimonial Note from Ros Sumiati on Tue, Dec 29
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the idea of private, that is, secret ,writing, was what brought me onto this site at first – I am not confident about showing my work to people- and i have difficulty finishing things because of the need to keep my work secret but the confidence that has come with knowing i can get up every day and actually sit down and write something has opened up my life and given me a sense of accomplishment i haven’t had from other work -not even other writing work. this new confidence has made me decide to post a note here to say, publicly, that thanks to these pages i am starting to believe i am a real writer and to allow myself to discover my ‘real writer’ on these pages -Already , i get up every day knowing that I am going to meet my writer on these pages -

Testimonial Note from kate beswick on Tue, Dec 29
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Morning all, and a many good wishes from me to you, all my fellow wanderers on this writing journey. Today I reached 365 days of writing and 306 consecutive. I am going for the full 365 consecutive so I still have a few months to go. This December month end of 2015 saw me reach 500 000 words.
The site has been truly amazing for me this year. I had a few personal matters, disappointments and issues I had to sort out.
Writing helped me clear my mind and gave me a space to vent, as well as get the creative juices flowing which gave me answers to many of the problems and issues I was facing.
I have always enjoyed the musings of my fellow writers and have been encouraged many a time by the words of people i don’t even know.
Thanks to you all – and a special thanks and season greetings to our hosts – Thanks guys this is a truly great site and hope to be around this time next year.
Have a great Old years eve and the best 2016 ever Andrew

Testimonial Note from Andrew Bruce Donaldson on Tue, Dec 29
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Rebecca Wener on Mon, Dec 28
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I’ve struggled with tough real-life issues since December began. I’ve e-mailed Kellianne twice in two weeks to restore half-entries and missed days. I’ve taken more time off recently than I have in other months combined. I thought I’d pick it back up on the 26th; at 2:00a.m. on the 27th, I realized what had happened.

My 264-day streak was broken.

I decided to let it go.

I wanted that year badge. I did. I know I could’ve made a new request and gotten it fixed right away. But that broken streak meant I’d stopped dedicating myself to something that rejuvenated my writing to begin with back in April. No matter the stress, or the holiday chaos, I realized that making time for my words was something I couldn’t skimp on, or forget, or whatever else. It brings me happiness, a feeling of daily accomplishment, and it helps me tell my stories.

Thanks to the coming leap year, I figure I’ll be unwrapping that Pegasus badge on Boxing Day 2016. I’m going to aim for that, but if I have to restart again, I’m not going to be hard on myself. I’m just gonna get back in the saddle and start ticking off the days again, one by one.

Here’s to a great and healthy year, everyone! May your fingers find gold under your keyboard, or something like that. :)

Testimonial Note from ES Wright on Mon, Dec 28
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Year End Review

I’d like to see a page where it lists the entries where I can sort for the top word count and total words for the year and possibly anything numbers related to gain a year end review like total entries written, etc.

Thanks for the consideration!
-Afshin

New Feature Request Note from Afshin Haghgoo on Sun, Dec 27
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Dorothy Santos on Sun, Dec 27
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Ken Matsunaga on Sun, Dec 27
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I am grateful beyond words for this site. I’m approaching a year since I discovered it and I’ve only missed a handful of days. Currently on a 240 day streak because if I miss a day I’m not myself. Thank you so much for creating and running it Buster and Kellianne. Merry Christmas!

Testimonial Note from Sand Farnia on Fri, Dec 25
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Last night I passed the 1,500,000 word mark, which is totally astounding to me. I never dreamt when I started on this site 1068 days ago that I’d be here now, logging in faithfully every day and having a joyous time filling pages with my musings. It’s the most fulfilling habit I’ve ever had. Thanks again Buster and Kellianne. And a happy new year of writing to all of us.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Wed, Dec 23
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Hoyon Mak on Tue, Dec 22
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Metajournal

Some days I write mostly gibberish, but some days there are sections I write that I think I may want to come back to. Entries are already searchable, which is great, but the problem is that you have to remember that your little “gem” of writing is there to be searched for.

It would be cool if the user could do something like “star”-ing a day and then adding a note for why it is starred. Then you could occasionally open your list of starred entries to review them and to see if you still like them. (Of course you could try this review process on your full entries, but that is a much larger task that users are much less likely to undertake).

Thanks for the wonderful site!

New Feature Request Note from Julian Irwin on Mon, Dec 21
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Make the site secure

Given that free CA’s are out there nowadays (http://letsencrypt.org), having a site so personal and important be insecure is a little bit strange.

Please take this as a suggestion to make 750words.com a HTTPS-accessible website.

New Feature Request Note from Michael Parks on Mon, Dec 21
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More text analysis

I have found this very fun and interesting. I would love to see something like a monthly trend or word cloud, since I don’t think I’m going to go back and read old entries. More just a prompt of this is what I’ve been circling around. And many thanks for a great and fulfilling experience thus far!

New Feature Vote from Julia Ireland on Sun, Dec 20
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Grace Wasserstein on Fri, Dec 18
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I’ve got a habit – a writing habit and it’s all thanks to
750words.com. Thanks to Buster and Kellianne for running such an inspiring site. This is now an enjoyable way of life for me and I look forward to my writing every day.

Today I have received a badge! I am now part of ‘The Flock’ for reaching the 100,000 word milestone. I am so pleased to have reached this figure.

For the past couple of weeks I have written only about a story idea I have been working on – I now have over 11,000 words written.

None of the above would have been achieved without 750words.

Thanks again to Buster and Kellianne.

Happy Christmas to all my fellow daily writers!

Testimonial Note from jsdax on Fri, Dec 18