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 two sons (Niko and Louie) 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 Jon Samp on Mon, Jun 23
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Daily pages and coffee will change your life!

Testimonial Note from Jon Samp on Mon, Jun 23
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More text analysis
New Feature Vote from Hyejeon Jeon on Sun, Jun 22
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from A. O. Juarez on Sat, Jun 21
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An iPhone/iPad app

I WOULD USE THIS SO MUCH AND DANCE SO HARD IF IT OCCURED.
I spend most of my time in front of a mobile device instead of my computer courtesy of l’enfant lately, so being able to type up the morning pages on my iPad would be beyond keen.

New Feature Vote from Helen Kaelin on Fri, Jun 20
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I have always found that my thoughts seem to “accumulate” over time and that if I don’t write them down or tell them to someone, it feels as if I can’t remember anything. My brain flits from topic to topic without stopping, and sometimes it takes me days to do something as simple as “go to the grocery store” because I forget.
This got sooo much worse after I had my first child. I love her dearly, but it feels like she took half my brain with her when she exited my womb. It was so bad I even talked to the doctor about it, resulting in meds and a headscan. None of it worked.
I am finding as I returned to my Morning Pages in spits and spurts, however, that when I can do a “brain dump” and leave all of my backlogged thoughts on these pages that my mind seems to lighten a bit. I have better recall and better attention, and less irritation when dealing with my baby. I’m going to continue with it and see if that trends continues or (hopefully) grows exponentially until I return to my pre-baby ability to recall things.
Thank you for offering a site where I can type out my thoughts, otherwise it would never get done. Writing things out by hand would have killed me.

Testimonial Note from Helen Kaelin on Fri, Jun 20
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50 Day Badge

I think that there should be a badge between 30 days and 100. I’ve been watching for the last couple days and sadly just realized that I’m not getting a badge for this achievement. Kinda sad really!

New Feature Request Note from heidi iffland on Thu, Jun 19
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Thanks for creating a beautiful web app that has transformed the way I write.

Testimonial Note from Aaron Dowd on Thu, Jun 19
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It’s hard for me to believe that I’ve come this far with my writing, but I can look at the stats and see what I’ve accomplished. I’ve never written this many words in this short timespan before. And I always seem to drop out of a monthly challenge five days into it. Because I knuckled down and stuck with it, I was able to write a great first draft of a publication on time and in good order, something I often struggle to do. 750words has transformed my writing practice and, as an academic, that is the key to publication success. I’m taking all of my research notes and putting them to good use. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Jennifer M Kerner on Thu, Jun 19
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

I love me those badges!

New Feature Vote from Steven L Johnson on Wed, Jun 18
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Hi, I am using 750words.com instead of using the pen and paper counterpart I used to.. Back in the old days I would have to search through as many as five different journals to find a single entry, and there wasn’t an index or summary of any sort. This is much cleaner. If there is a little niggling of something not working I’d say its the eternity tab for me. I don’t show up under the relationships/money section or in the section that counts adverbs. (I use the word ‘really" a lot) I’m enjoying everything else though. Thanks a lot!!

Testimonial Note from Theresa Reed on Wed, Jun 18
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I signed up for the June challenge, but the egg has attachment issues and couldn’t stand to see me move on. Here’s my donation for its failure to let go. On to July!

Testimonial Note from Sarah Martin on Mon, Jun 16
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750 words is helping me discover depths in my souls i have never ventured onto before. i’ve always enjoyed writing down thoughts and keeping journals but most of the entries i make are cut short by my laziness to find answers. here, i can’t just start with a question and leave it there, that wont make 750. i have dig deeper and deeper and examine my subconscious to get those 750 out. and in the process, i find things that help lift my spirits up. it’s a vision quest in a way. and after i am done with daily journeys inside my heart, i come out enlightened and maybe wiser(?) but definitely better than when i started. Thank you 750 words! and more power! Happy Writing!

Testimonial Note from Bentham Hurtado Jr. on Mon, Jun 16
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This site turns a simple concept into something that is amazing and fun. I use it as a great place to let my thoughts wander and to clear my head after work. Everything seems clearer when it is written down instead of floating around in my head. Thanks!
-Danjammin

Testimonial Note from Danjammin Douglas on Sun, Jun 15
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Other Languages?

I’m wondering if you write in another language such as Dutch for example, these words also ends up in the stats?
I also would like to know if there are people writing in other languages and who they are?
Is that possible to find out?

New Feature Request Note from Isabella Vanremoortele on Fri, Jun 13
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from KMR on Thu, Jun 12
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More badges

I am on the same train as all the folks wanting more badges—I got every one I could a long time ago—ooohhh I love badges!

New Feature Request Note from Kay Vreeland on Wed, Jun 11
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Dr. Darren Garside on Wed, Jun 11
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750 words is wonderful. In almost all ways. But not so great maybe at keeping features current? I am racing to get out of town and trying to schedule time off and I can’t and I don’t know why I can’t. No link, no info, no way to keep my streak I guess. Makes me really sad. I work hard to not lose my streak and I think scheduling time off is critical when it just isn’t possible to log on.

Testimonial Note from Debra Lynn on Tue, Jun 10
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An iPhone/iPad app

I would love to be able to use my iPad when traveling so I can meet my challenges more easily – not sure if I’ll need to carry my laptop or not! But I LOVE this site and will do whatever it takes to meet my challenge!

New Feature Vote from Sonya Harrell on Tue, Jun 10
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Space Bird Tee

After you unlock the mighty space bird you unlock the ability to buy a tee with its likeness on it TO SHOW OFF HOW AWESOME YOU ARE. Seriously the space bird is really cute.

New Feature Request Note from the Whippersnapper on Tue, Jun 10
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Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Anonymous on Sun, Jun 08
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After 3 years of failed attempts, I DID IT! I made it through the May 2014 challenge! (And, along the way I gained 4 more badges! That’s awesome!) Thank, all, for this site. I have tried multiple other sites, even using my beloved Evernote, but after all these years, when I open the blank 750words screen, my mind starts to slow its chatter down, and I can just write.

Thank you…..for everything you have done, are doing, and will do!

-Rayne

Testimonial Note from Rayne Blue on Sun, Jun 08
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Export stats, too

I’d be interested in exporting things like time to 750, total time writing, wpm, etc. in a spreadsheet, too. Similar to exporting the month’s writing in a text file.

New Feature Request Note from GourmetBreakfast on Sun, Jun 08
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An iPhone/iPad app

I saw someone posting about an app for Android. I, personally, would like iPad app AND Android app. I’m on one for work and the other for personal use, especially on the days I’m not tethered to my laptop. I don’t often purchase apps, but I would consider one for this, for sure!

-Rayne

New Feature Vote from Rayne Blue on Sun, Jun 08
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I have been a member since 2011 and became a patron this year. I certainly felt the obligation to, after years of enjoying this site and service for free. I cannot thank you enough from the bottom of my heart for what you have created here. Finally, as a teacher embarking on several summer projects, I hope to write EVERY DAY this summer! (Barring a few time offs for camping trips.) Wish me luck! Sending love to you and all of you in the 750 word universe!

Testimonial Note from Jennifer Metcalfe Dumont on Sat, Jun 07
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

MORE BADGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Feature Vote from Marc Tretin on Sat, Jun 07
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More Badges

The Space Bird is my last badge. With 100 days to go I would like to see more Badges to reach for and keep me aiming for something.

New Feature Request Note from dky on Sat, Jun 07
2 cups
A better mobile site

I have trouble scheduling time off on my phone with the current mobile site, so a new one would be helpful for when I’m on the go and need to keep my streak alive.

New Feature Vote from Claire Richie on Fri, Jun 06
4 cups

Whoopee… I’m an egg again! The first time I ‘crashed’ i spent the next three days beating myself up for failing… each crash after came a bit easier. This time ‘round, my reaction was a shrug and the realization that I’d needed sleep more so was perfectly right in doing that instead. …WOW… who knew that a nightly brain dump had self-love as a side effect? Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Nancy Carlzen on Thu, Jun 05