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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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 Wed, May 14
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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
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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 Mon, May 12
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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 Sun, May 11
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Write your heart out! A good confession is better than None at all!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, May 11
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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
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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
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An iPhone/iPad app

Still would kill for a dedicated app, as I spend more time typing my 750 Words on my mobile devices than on my desktop.

New Feature Vote from Caroline Sharp on Wed, May 07
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I think I’m going to start keeping a notebook to record the small genius things I come up with about myself, life and human nature when I do this everyday. It’s remarkable!

Testimonial Note from Caroline Sharp on Wed, May 07
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Great way to let off steam! I find i’ve developed quite the creative sense of humor that has my friends, family and co-workers in stitches! Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Tue, May 06
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Wow, I hit Spacebird yesterday. Five hundred solid days of writing. Coming here every day and putting down the words — sometimes they’re meaningful, sometimes they’re just random streams — has helped me in ways that I wouldn’t have suspected.

Thank you.

Testimonial Note from Dan Mertz on Tue, May 06
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Congratulations, Buster and Kellianne, for having over 2000 members now!! It’s wonderful to see the site getting more and more popular. You’ve created something here that is a real service to me and over 2000 others. Please treat yourselves to a grand celebration.

Testimonial Note from Bhavani on Tue, May 06
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Improve the writing page

It would be cool if the text stayed near the middle of the page instead of the bottom. Thanks for your hard work!

New Feature Vote from Lindsay on Mon, May 05
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I JUST MADE SPACE BIRD. i feel so proud. I know i have the long term stamina to do what i want.
Right now i am doing a sonnet a day for a year and may post some from time to time if anyone responds and shows interest or curiosity. I’d love to see bits and pieces of other people’s writing too. A snippets wall where you can post after aceiving some badge or other Phoenix perhaps

Testimonial Note from Marc Tretin on Mon, May 05
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More badges for accomplishments

I just made space bird. I want a big bouquet of roses on my daily reminder and i want a badge for a thousand days. Also i want a place to post my sonnets a finished writing wall limited to fourteen lines snippets of the best to display.

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Mon, May 05
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I look forward to writing every night. It hurts to say that it has been awhile since I’ve been able to put anything down at all. It means that when someone asks if I’ve been writing lately, which always happens when we talk, I can say yes and I know how many days in a row I’ve kept it going.
Thanks so much for the great site!

Testimonial Note from heidi iffland on Sun, May 04
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This is more of an anti-testimonial note but I couldn’t find another place to put it.
Several times in the last few months I’ve gone back looking to see what I wrote a year ago – and have only found a blank field for that particular day. My streak is still in force and I have credit for a certain number of words for the day but there is no text. Has that happened to anyone else? e.g. May 4, 2013 is an example.

Testimonial Note from mkpladsen on Sun, May 04