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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750 words is what’s going to guarantee I finish my PhD. Thank you, from the bottom of my awkward, scholarly heart.

Testimonial Note from K. A. on Tue, May 20
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More text analysis

I sometimes write in Afrikaans, and then the text analysis means nothing. I wonder if one could push it through Google translate and get some text analysis from that?

New Feature Vote from Niel Malan on Mon, May 19
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I have written a lot of words here. I don’t think it means much, those words, in their content, but it has made me a better typist, and I write much easier. Emails has become a breeze.

But the other day, while I was writing my words, a vision statement I have been thinking about for my new business, just popped you. Like newborn baby it’s not cute or accomplished, but it’s now in the world.

Testimonial Note from Niel Malan on Mon, May 19
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More text analysis

I love this tool, and I want to see more of it. Right now, some of the analyses are lackluster, but it has a lot of potential!

New Feature Vote from A. O. Juarez on Sun, May 18
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I am a space bird. :) Today I finished my 502 day in a row and even though I hit that mark two days ago I still couldn’t break the habit. I’m heading off to bed now that I’m done.

Testimonial Note from Katrinia17 on Sun, May 18
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An iPhone/iPad app

I’d love an app for 750 Words, but an android version as well as iPhone. There are a lot of times when I’m out and about and thoughts come to me and it’s difficult to see the website on my phone. I’m addicted to 750 Words and I want to have it on me at all times! :)

New Feature Vote from Jennifer C on Sat, May 17
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I was just wondering how to “follow” other people. Or wondering if I should make my writing public for other people to follow.

Testimonial Note from Jay Alexi on Sat, May 17
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I love 750words. It inspires me so much and gets me out of a bad mood if I wake up grumpy. It’[s also nice to have that sense of achievement. Getting it all out of your head no matter how crazy it is is so very healthy. Thank you for this site.

Testimonial Note from Jay Alexi on Sat, May 17
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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Tracer Bullet on Sat, May 17
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I have used today’s 750 words to draft this testimonial. A career assessment just called me a rabbit, as I am extremely cautious and can be afraid to start new things. The blank page can be a fearsome foe to the overly cautious. Indeed, it was only shockingly recently that I realized that I could write words I was not sure about on paper! This “thinking through writing” people talk about happens when words are used for reflection and exploration—and sometimes the truth of ideas is revealed by saying the wrong thing first. (Imagine that!) So, 750 Words is an amazing tool: it helps me get started writing something—anything—without going back to erase what I just wrote (because I need to rack up more words!). I write out everything that comes to mind, regardless of relevance or truth; if I’m doing this as part of a writing project, I then save everything in another file and take the axe to it there. This site is the haven that welcomes any words that come to mind—be they monstrous, preposterous, or nonsense—because they all help get to 750. Thank you, Buster and Kellianne, for making this site available!

Testimonial Note from Betsy on Fri, May 16
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A quick note, to say – thank you SO much, Buster and Kellianne! Especially for being so very generous as to give us older users a lifetime free account. I’m very glad this is available to me – i’ve come back to writing my daily 750 after several months’ gap. And in just a week’s time (of daily writing), i can see that my writing habit has already become stronger. It’s no longer a chore :-) I look forward to more benefits from writing regularly, as i try to achieve a longer streak..

Testimonial Note from Smitha B on Thu, May 15
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I’ve been using this site for emotional purging. So I feel like this site gives me a chance to divulge all the negative toxic emotions that I hold inside!! I am so thankful for the opportunity to just be liberated and honest with myself. So it’s very personal for me.

Testimonial Note from Crystal Thomas on Thu, May 15
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Istisiki on Tue, May 13
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Istisiki on Tue, May 13
10 cups

Just got my 500,000 words badge. I had no idea when I started writing daily Words that I could ever write that many. I’m so grateful to Buster and Kellianne for creating this incredible, user friendly, and welcoming place to write. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Tue, May 13
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Just broke my third streak since I started 750 words. 323 days. I was only about a month away from the flying hipster horsie badge. But you know what? I wrote a LOT of cool stuff in those 323 days. For the first time in forever I feel like my writing dreams are on their way to coming true. So now that I am a brand new egg again, all fresh and shiny, I’m excited to devote this next streak to editing, submitting and ultimately publishing. So even if I never collect those last two badges, I might actually start collecting readers, fans and publishers. Thank you 750Words.

Testimonial Note from A J. Love on Tue, May 13
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More badges for accomplishments

Badges are so motivational! I think more badges for milestones in between the 100 and 300 and 500. Probably every three months for me.

New Feature Vote from J. on Mon, May 12
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I started writing here a few years back, right after it started. I have yet to meet one of the challenges, but I keep trying. For this year and especially this month, I have started to make writing here a part of my morning routine. It is just becoming “something I do” instead of something I have to think about. Thanks, all, for allowing me the opportunity to just write…..

Rayne

Testimonial Note from Rayne Blue on Mon, May 12
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I totally love how I can organize my thoughts, decompose after a long or difficult day, plan ahead, or just go with the flow. I can go back and make changes, edits, or corrections if I want, or need to, but there is no judgement from anyone but me. I just LOVE 750 Words!

Testimonial Note from Terry Morse Colucci on Mon, May 12
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Write your heart out! A good confession is better than None at all!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, May 12
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Daily Tips

I hope we were tipped with resources or words, idioms, quotes according to our level.

New Feature Request Note from Samiullah Khan on Sun, May 11
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I always to be a writer guru, always started reading book hoping to improve writing but lost focus some where but this time with 750 words, I like writing because it won’t bug your for spelling mistake and incorrect use of grammar in sentences.

Testimonial Note from Samiullah Khan on Sun, May 11
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Adriana Rodarte on Sun, May 11
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More badges for accomplishments

Since I’m past Space Bird (and hey, thanks for the “inspired” badge when I wrote a previous note!), I would love to have some other milestone or even surprise badges as I continue to write here. Things like “3 happy days in a row”, or “Introvert was an extrovert for four days” or “Super Space Bird” at some point… anything would be appreciated! Thanks. — Ari

New Feature Vote from Ari Summerland on Sat, May 10
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More badges for accomplishments

They’re so motivational, it’d really be awesome to have some quirky type of badges! Like, “have extrovert writing”- for x days. Maybe not the best of examples, but yeah. :)

New Feature Vote from Narin Lalala on Thu, May 08
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It’s a place I know I can come to and dump all the crap that loads up in my brain in, with no one judging. It’s a place I can see who I am more clearly, find some sort of peace and acceptance and simply… a place of relief and somewhere to go when life becomes too difficult to go on without pouring it all out. But not only when it’s hard, but also when it’s great. 750words is a companion, the best kind of listener there is (essentially myself to me :)) that’ll always be there for you. I’ve written here for quite long, and have taken several months of breaks sometimes, but I always come back here. For having that, I’m grateful. :)

Testimonial Note from Narin Lalala on Thu, May 08
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It is really helping for me, especially because I am a foreign.

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Thu, May 08
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750words has finally brought me to a state where I can collect myself at the end of every day and reflect on my life. I can’t tell you how many important realizations I have every day just by having this opportunity for stream-of-consciousness thinking. I love physical journals, but my hands always get tired after a while, and it’s wonderful to be able to write thousands of words a day when that’s what I need to do. Thank you so much for providing this wonderful service—it’s been a saving grace for me in so many ways!

Testimonial Note from Vidya Ravilochan on Thu, May 08
1 cup
More text analysis

Or perhaps more accurate text analysis; sometimes I think that certain words are being used in a way that I don’t intend them. I know that’s probably difficult, but I think this feature is so cool and it would be interesting to see refinements! :)

New Feature Vote from Vidya Ravilochan on Thu, May 08
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I have been writing on 750 Words for more than 3 years. My longest streak is 1149 days and is still going. I am grateful to have this place to dump recurring thoughts and emotions, record important insights and life experiences, and write creatively when so moved. Thank you for this “holy space.”
—Vicky

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, May 07