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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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from NocturnalRites on Mon, Sep 01
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Nathalie Kangasvieri on Sun, Aug 31
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Just finished my first one month challenge!

Testimonial Note from Carolynne Dee on Sun, Aug 31
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More badges for accomplishments

I feel that we are always asking for more badges, I know I am. I really think that this is something that the site should listen to and jump on. There are many other “secure” sites to write daily and some of them even have writing communities where you can chat with fellow writers. What makes this site so different is that it helps with setting up writing goals and rewards you for meeting them. If there is no reward for continuing on…why do so? Why not move to one of the many other sites that offer the same thing minus the badges? I don’t really care about if the computer says that I’m talking about death or family or that my writing feels happy or angry. Half of the time those stats are wrong. Make that about 90% of the time they are wrong. Pretty much none of the information in there is useful. Badges would be useful and would keep people paying and supporting this site. Here are some ideas, many that I and others have voiced before.

705 days
1,000 days
1,500 days
2,000 days
750,000 words
1,000,000 words
2,000,000 words

Also, you can take some of the badges like the night owl and the hamster and extend them. How about 30 days in a row gives you a ring around the badge or gives you a star above the badge.

How about collecting a different colored horse for each month of the year that you do the monthly challenge. Silver for Jan, Red for Feb, Green for March and so forth. The one we have now can be for just completing your first monthly challenge.

How about a badge for writing so many notes of inspiration? This too would encourage people to support the site.

There are so many ways to go about this. Even I would pay to have badges unlocked.

New Feature Vote from Katrinia17 on Sun, Aug 31
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750 DAYS

How about a badge for 750 DAYS in a row? To be followed with one for 1000 NIGHTS, or days of writing. It seems appropriate to have a badge to honor the site name and mark such great achievements. And there are probably a few people approaching those milestones now that you have been up and running for 5 years. I am fast approaching 750 days in a row and would love some way to mark it :)

Peace & Love,
Holly M. Roddam <><

New Feature Request Note from Holly White Roddam on Sat, Aug 30
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See who else...

It would be interesting to know how many other writers have written over 500,000 words. Maybe their names don’t have to be given, but numbers of how many. e.g. 600,000 – 7 people , 700,000- 3 people 1,000,000 – 2 people. Also, it would be interesting to see the top 10 longest streaks on an on-going basis and how long people have been writing. Yes, I am competitive :D It would be fun to have a goal to chase!

Happy writing,
Holly M. <><

New Feature Request Note from Holly White Roddam on Sat, Aug 30
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Million Star Badge

What about a badge called Million Stars? It could be a picture of a bouquet of Million Star flowers (aka Baby’s Breath) and would be presented for writing 1,000,000 words.

I would love to have a badge for 1,000,000 words since I have already passed that milestone and would love a way to celebrate it.

I would take the badge whatever it is :)

Peace & Love,
Holly M. <><

New Feature Request Note from Holly White Roddam on Sat, Aug 30
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from A. O. Juarez on Sat, Aug 30
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from A. O. Juarez on Sat, Aug 30
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Yeah, this site is some kind of your daily conversation with your psychologist. Damn, you even have to pay him, but not as quite much as you could to the real one. It’s fun, it’s melancholy, sometimes it’s rather sad, but hey, this is life after all. Okay, I’m not really good at writing about nothing in English, so pardon me. You guys are making a great job here and I’m very glad. Thanks.

Testimonial Note from Hubert Wójcik on Sat, Aug 30
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After I graduated with a “writing” degree, I felt dried up, uninspired, unable to write, even in my journals. My blogs fell behind. I didn’t carry a notebook with me everywhere anymore. 750 has brought me back to the discipline of daily writing, and for that, I am grateful. Heading toward two years as of this writing! Thanks so much, Buster and Kellianne.

Testimonial Note from Ari Summerland on Thu, Aug 28
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Day 1000 today!! Feeling on top of the world and 750words has been my path up there. Onward, and enjoy all the days of writing to come! Thanks 750words! And congratulations to me!!

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Tue, Aug 26
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I love this site. The badges and the monthly challenges have really helped keep me motivated. I’ve only missed one day of writing since I started this journey on June 1st, and I’m kicking myself over that missed day. This site has helped me create a long work of fiction that is currently at 47K words. I never knew I had it in me to write anything longer than a short story.

Testimonial Note from Rachel Pereira on Mon, Aug 25
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750 Words was suggested to me by my therapist when I was going through a terrible break-up. I was able to clarify thoughts and feelings so well in this forum. Since then, I have begun working on a novel and an account of the friendship between myself, a Buddhist, and my best friend, a Christian. I love my writing home.

Testimonial Note from Laura O'Brien on Sat, Aug 23
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More badges for accomplishments

I also think that there should be the ability to earn badges multiple times – maybe not an egg for each time you do a first day of writing, but if you get to 100 days more than once there should be some marker for it.

New Feature Vote from Sharon Holiner on Fri, Aug 22
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earning badges multiple times

Does anyone ever read these suggestions?

I would love the possibility to earn badges multiple times. After 100+ days I became an egg again and it is a little disouraging to work through 200 days before I earn another badge. I would love to be able to re-earn all those badges.

Other than that, great great wonderful site that has had and continues to have a very positive impact on my life.

New Feature Request Note from maaike blok on Fri, Aug 22
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Marika Fernandez on Wed, Aug 20
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Continue plentiful badge opportunities

I’ve been writing on 750words for almost a month now and find earning badges to be really motivating, but the farther along you get, the less opportunities there are for earning them. I love the idea multiple others have suggested about the possibility to earn some badges multiple times—like for instance getting a hamster badge every time you have a ten day streak of writing with no interruptions.

New Feature Request Note from Melissa Hoagland on Mon, Aug 18
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Susie Wampler on Fri, Aug 15
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Custom word limit

I would love to be able to adjust my limit up—in times when I want to be more productive and write more, to adjust to a 1000 or 2000 word limit to reach as a daily goal. Seems easy?

New Feature Request Note from Christina Anderson on Fri, Aug 15
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Mrs. Frank McGurk on Fri, Aug 15
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Vanessa Conway on Wed, Aug 13
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Today is my one year anniversary of using 750 Words, and it has made a world of difference in my life. A place where I can empty my brain, think about things, and examine what I am feeling everyday, without judgement or fear. It has made me more creative and a better writer—maybe even a better person! So thank you for a great year, and I hope there will be many more to come!

Testimonial Note from Rebecca Rose on Tue, Aug 12
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I’ve loved the fact that I can go back and look at what I’ve done. Though it is disappointing that I have 13 cups of Patronage left and I’m not a member so it won’t save all my words when I get truly inspired.

Testimonial Note from Layna Gagliano on Mon, Aug 11
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Monthly total

I would just like to see a monthly tally to our words. Seems pretty simple I think.

New Feature Request Note from Layna Gagliano on Mon, Aug 11
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The Great Flock

Why not add a badge for users who reach 1,000,000 words? You could call it The Great Flock.

New Feature Request Note from Scott Gordon on Sun, Aug 10
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Force HTTPS for all pages
New Feature Request Note from IS on Fri, Aug 08
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Yearly badges

I’m coming up on my first anniversary, and I would love to see a badge to mark my first year, second year, etc… You wouldn’t have to write everyday to get this badge, but you would have to write some in at least every month of the year to qualify for a year to count…. Thanks

New Feature Request Note from Rebecca Rose on Wed, Aug 06
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Today, I earned a badge for completing 500K words. It’s also my 500th day on the site, despite setbacks and broken streaks.

What this community has done for me is given me a place to return to myself repeatedly. It has made it possible, at long last, for me to not only envision but to write in a direct line on the same topic and for myself, for real, for the first time ever.

750words.com has made me bold enough to say “50K by Labor Day!” and mean it. The ripple effects are immeasurable. Thank you Buster & Kellianne. Thank you 750words.com. Thanks to all you word skwirls, writing your hearts out day in and day out!

Testimonial Note from Word Skwirl on Tue, Aug 05
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More stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Danny Rose on Tue, Aug 05