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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Improve the patronage features

I’d prefer to not use Paypal.

New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Mon, Oct 26
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To celebrate my Day 1425, I used my 750 to write a draft of my contest-entry essay! Such a great little space to get the words out! And, want to say I am so Happy 750words is into NaNoWriMo this year in a Big Way! Yayyy!

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Mon, Oct 26
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Secure server for writing

Until recently, when I logged out, it would “forget” me, and not show my username. Starting about two days ago, when I go back to the page it says “Unlock your words” with my name. I liked the double security of having to know both my username and password to get in.

New Feature Vote from Mary Going on Sun, Oct 25
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Now past my 100 days of writing on this website, has become so much part of my life, a place to unwind, unload or play around with thoughts, aspirations, a private place just to be myself where I can think and feel and go over the events of my day and assess and evaluate and draw strength. It also gives me the courage to go forward onto the next day, whatever the type of day that I have had. I know that I can also write out my feelings, my emotions, and to me that is a source of great comfort and inspiration. Thanks so much for creating this website, Buster and Kellianne.

Testimonial Note from Kay C. Oppen on Sat, Oct 24
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I am so grateful for this site. I love all the things that it does for us like count our words, keep track of our writing, and I’m hooked on the badges. I feel inspired to try for 50K words next month. Thanks so much to Buster and Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Mary Senior on Sat, Oct 24
4 cups

A couple of months ago life conspired against me, and I broke my 200+ streak. I’m writing again (though restarting as an egg is harder than I would have guessed) and committed to doing the NaNoWriMo next month to give myself an extra push. Words of advice or inspiration anyone?

Testimonial Note from Alison Colwell on Sat, Oct 24
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After the lovely Kellianne restored that single blip in my streak, I just got my Pterodactyl badge!!

I’m about to clear 50k this month— as I have since June!— and I hope to challenge myself with 75k in November for NaNoWriMo.

This site has helped me become a better writer. To keep my streak, I had to write every day no matter what, and that made my brain stretch and churn with the need to put words into text. I stopped taking writing so seriously and voila — it became fun again.

Looking forward to April ‘16, when I’ll clear my first year here! Here’s lookin’ at you, 750words!

Testimonial Note from ES Wright on Thu, Oct 22
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Recently things have been a little stressful, just the life kind of stuff that we create for ourselves, one day I must have not checked my stats as I usually do, the last 14 words written did not save. After one thousand and two hundred and something days of writing I was an egg again. Being a space squirrel was a joy. But then I realised that being an egg was a joy. That writing everyday is the joy. Thank you 750 words, Kellianne, for fixing my error and restoring my spacey squirrellyness, but more importantly, thank you for this site. The blip in my internet has made me realise that I am more relaxed than I thought about the streak! And that this is such a habit, it will go on forever anyway.

Testimonial Note from April Whalley on Thu, Oct 22
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Compared to some folks, at 66 days my streak is not so impressive, but it’s still a lot more than I thought I would be able to manage. I was introduced to the site by Temaris, who proved an able ambassador for the concept, and signed up shortly afterwards. It’s a little ridiculous how something as simple as badges with birds and animals can be enough to encourage you to persevere when otherwise a good habit like writing every day might fall by the wayside. I look forward to reaching more milestones and want to thank the folks responsible for this site for setting it up!

Testimonial Note from Graculus on Wed, Oct 21
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Each day I start by writing down everything that is on my mind, then I write about what I’m grateful for, and finally what I want to accomplish for the day. It helps me lighten the load first thing in the morning so I can get my day off to a great start. And it “primes the pump” for my other writing goals. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Tina Gasperson on Wed, Oct 21
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Thank Buster and Kellianne for creating this awesome sight. I love it and it’s so great to free write and/or Journal. Years ago I did The Artist Way and I loved morning pages. You guys Rock!!!

Testimonial Note from Heather deViveiros on Tue, Oct 20
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A huge thank you to Buster and Kellianne for having created and for maintaining this site for all of the rest of us! You have been and continue to be a huge contribution to my life. I was someone who wrote longhand, daily morning pages for five years before discovering your website. Once discovered, it’s given me the capacity to keep this going and be rewarded with badges for my efforts. Of course, the rewards of a daily “brain dump” are amazing especially in those small moments of life—the moment when I am about to get upset about something someone in my life is either doing or not doing and I have an additional moment to pause before saying or doing something harmful. Like just now, sitting at my desk at work during lunch about to write my 750 words and feeling a bit sad that I hadn’t received a bunch of flowers delivered to my desk for my birthday, so, sitting down to write this note and be grateful to have a place to let all of this out, miraculously, the receptionist arrives with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and an orchid from my friend and lover! Now, isn’t that priceless? No amount of money could buy that kind of freedom from visiting all of that upset on my wonderful partner who took the time and the effort to send me flowers! Thanks a million, Buster and Kellianne! I’m now going to up my monthly donation to share my gratitude with you!

Testimonial Note from Gavriella Roberta Delgado on Mon, Oct 19
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Justin Huhn on Mon, Oct 19
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Growing up I used to keep hand-written journals and found that they were a great outlet for my thoughts. As I got older and busier I wrote less and less until I completely stopped. I no longer had the same outlet for my thoughts.

Recently life started to throw some challenges at me and I decided to pick up journaling again. Through a quick search I found 750 words and began to write. Writing helped me to sort my thoughts over the last month and I’m happy to say that I am in a better place than I was a month ago. The power of journaling is very real.

Thanks again for such a great place to come each day.

Testimonial Note from Susanna on Mon, Oct 19
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One of the great thing about this site is that 750 words is enough to get you thinking about what you are writing, especially if you use it as a sort of “Morning Pages” type thing and just typetypetype while you’re still half asleep and before the coffee makes its way to your brain. Thanks guys for making this site exist.

Testimonial Note from Michael Roberts on Mon, Oct 19
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Improve the writing page
New Feature Vote from Michael Roberts on Mon, Oct 19
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More badges for accomplishments

Please please please create more wonderful badges – for in between goals and for the ones that come after for those who have achieved them all – they are more motivating than so many other things on the internet and it may seem silly to some but they really do help! Please & thank you!

New Feature Vote from amber dawn pullin on Sun, Oct 18
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More text analysis

Monthly text analysis

New Feature Vote from Saif Sajid on Sun, Oct 18
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More badges for accomplishments

500,000 words, 1,000,000 words, 50 day streak

New Feature Vote from Alison Carminke on Sun, Oct 18
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An iPhone/iPad app

This would really help while travelling, which I do quite regularly for both work and leisure, and which is always a bit obstacle to my streak

New Feature Vote from Alison Carminke on Sun, Oct 18
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Sent my annual patronage amount in early this year to celebrate my Flying Squirrel badge. 1000 days and 1,375,207 words. Woof. I now have all the badges that Buster has created so far. Now the fun is simply to keep the streak going. Not that I’d mind another badge to work for… Thanks again, Buster and Kellianne, for creating and maintaining this life-enhancing site. You guys are awesome.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Thu, Oct 15
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Improve the patronage features
New Feature Vote from Corey French on Thu, Oct 15
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This website has done so much for my confidence when it comes to writing. I’d definitely consider writing a habit now, and an important part of my daily routine. Thanks so much!

Testimonial Note from Calum Philip on Thu, Oct 15
7 cups

7 front line winner. Take the don’ts and pay the line.

I love this site and am very thankful to the universe for stumbling upon it. I write my words almost every day, and they’ve really helped me to feel better about myself and my life choices. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Kimberly Throgmartin on Thu, Oct 15
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Today is my one hundredth day of writing consecutively. So I wanted to write a testimony to post. I think I still have one free ‘cup’, as 750words call it, to use. So here is my first draft on it.

I have wanted to write, or journal, or whatever you want to call it for years. I have tried so many times and ways. I have had The Artist’s Way book also for years and I have started and stopped reading it and using it several times as well. Finally, I started it again and was making good headway through it, but I still was not writing every day. I was using another computer tool to store my notes. But I had no clue of how many words I was writing each time, and I am sure it was not even close to ‘three pages’ every morning.

Then I found this site. I started one hundred days ago. So today is my first big anniversary. One hundred days in a row. I am still going. That one thousand days mark does not look so ominous. I have written over one hundred thousand words in those days. My word count per day is even growing, as I have become more and more comfortable with my writing.

This is a great tool for me. There is some inner motivation to earning a badge. To keep on going. I am sure I am the only one that pays attention to my stats, but I do. Another writer tried to dissuade me from using a word count as motivation. Blah! It works for me. My next big goal is to get to fifty thousand words in one month. The thing is, the word count goal makes me consider what I am writing. I am now writing more about my feelings, my goals, my thoughts, rather than what I did the day before. And my word count grows.

I pay more attention to things during the day, making notes of things I want to write about. My writing ideas notes continue to grow. I will never run out of things to write, to say to myself. I now even have bigger writing goals.

Thanks to 750Words. Keep writing. And no, I do not have a pen you can borrow. But I have lots of keyboards!

Testimonial Note from Keith Fulfer on Thu, Oct 15
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Having written 27,411 words and completed 14 days, so far, 750 has helped me immeasurably in preparing for NAMOWRIMO 2015. My science fiction novel is the first book of a series of seven. I now have a general outline for all seven, as well as a detailed outline for Book 1 — plus big chunks done for it in early draft stage. And we’re only halfway through the month! I love this site! It’s exactly what I needed to focus my writing and challenge myself to excel at it.

Testimonial Note from William Martin on Wed, Oct 14
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This website has had an extremely positive impact on my life.While writing about just my general life and such, I quickly learned more about myself from being able to feel like I’m speaking and I’m being listened to in a sense about issues that are really personal to me, for example from writing about it I’ve been able to come more to terms with my sexuality.So thank you for making this website for allowing me to be able to express my feelings.

Testimonial Note from Mark Coughlan on Wed, Oct 14
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I’ve been looking for a way to commit to writing morning pages for years and this is one of the most useful tools to do so I have ever seen. Thank you for the opportunity to record and point and dissect every day of those pages and I look forward to using this website for years to come.

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Steinhoff on Wed, Oct 14
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Such a great tool to expand ones vocabulary and improve upon ones thinking. Many thanks.

Testimonial Note from Ajna Taylor on Tue, Oct 13
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Three more days to my Flying Squirrel badge. I’m in total disbelief that I’ve completed 750 Words—and many more on most days—every day since I first found this site. It’s been a tremendous joy! And I’m very grateful for this platform. Thank you, Buster and Kellianne—and all of you beautiful people who are writing with me.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Mon, Oct 12