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 stats on the Eternity page
New Feature Vote from Sofia M. on Mon, Dec 23
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Improve the monthly stats page
New Feature Vote from Sofia M. on Mon, Dec 23
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A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Sofia M. on Mon, Dec 23
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An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Sofia M. on Mon, Dec 23
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Sofia M. on Mon, Dec 23
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More badges for accomplishments

They motivate me!

New Feature Vote from Gahl Liberzon on Mon, Dec 23
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Becky MacDonald on Sun, Dec 22
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WOW I just noticed that I got a 500,000 words badge. I did not even know there was such a badge, and I was not aware of how close I was to that milestone. I’ve been going through a hard time lately and getting that badge really brightened my spirits. 750 Words has really come to mean a lot to me!

Testimonial Note from Leslie Sterling on Sat, Dec 21
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I started using 750words this month to log goals and gratitude and get warmed up for my writing – and lately, some actual productive writing happens on here too. 750words, you’re helping me identify as a writer. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sat, Dec 21
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More text analysis

concordance, grammar / reading age complexity, style etc

New Feature Vote from Dr. Darren Garside on Sat, Dec 21
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More text analysis

stats, concordance, complexity analysis

New Feature Vote from Dr. Darren Garside on Sat, Dec 21
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Badge above Space Bird , 1000 days?

Ive noticed that there are quite a few space birds that have surpassed 1000 days of writing. Thats about 3 years of writing everyday. I really feel that people that have done this should be recognised with a different badge.

New Feature Request Note from Aaron Kemp on Fri, Dec 20
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Today = 750 Days of 750words! Congratulations and hurrahs to me!! Love the writing every day and love the site! On to the next 750 days and thanks to Buster and Kellianne for keeping us going!

Testimonial Note from Kay Vreeland on Fri, Dec 20
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One Month Challenge Bounty from ReneeM on Fri, Dec 20
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More badges for accomplishments

How about a three months in a row badge? a +1000 words for several days in a row badge?

New Feature Vote from ReneeM on Fri, Dec 20
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After getting past that mental block of “that’s a lot of words”, I’ve managed to bang out 750 words two days in a row in roughly 15 minutes each. They were meaningful words nonetheless. Thank you. Stay on the boat people, 750words is beautiful

Testimonial Note from Brandon Anzaldi on Wed, Dec 18
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I know I’m not alone in this… 750words.com has changed my life. Thank you, Buster! I needed the discipline, motivation and frankly the privacy. My previous morning pages were violated twice, the first time leading promptly to my divorce. So, yeah, privacy is pretty huge to me. Wish I would have known about these earlier but that’s ok. Life is a journey. To my fellow writers, I salute you. Keep going, keep purging and be yourself at any cost. Namaste.

Testimonial Note from Ginger H on Tue, Dec 17
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Well, I done goofed and missed a day. Have some Cups because I’m a twit and you’re awesome and can do this.

One Month Challenge Bounty from Anonymous on Mon, Dec 16
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I love this site! This is so addictive. I tried to write on mircosoft word after my free trial expired, but that feels so lame and un-inspiring now. I am so excited to use this regularly. It helps me to organize my yoga teaching theme notes and to get out so much stuff in my head that I had no idea was even there. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Sun, Dec 15
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A whole new year. Make it happy, make it happen!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Jill Whitcomb Donahue on Sun, Dec 15
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Thank you for creating this site and thank you to all the writers who keep it going by participating. I signed up last summer when I finished my degree, and then I wrote some, but got off track over the summer and then started working on a second degree, where I have been writing a lot. But this little idea, this 750 words is really cool. It reminds me of what Julia Cameron recommends for morning pages, in her book The Artist’s Way. So I just wanted to say kudos to everyone and I am sharing this site. It was also recommended recently by one of my professors in the English program. (I am typing on my iPad and it is giving me Trouble at the moment with its internal spell check, which keeps changing words, resulting in some rather humorous statements.)

Testimonial Note from Leita Crossfield on Sat, Dec 14
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Good luck! You can win this!! :) Keep writing!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Beverly White Frederick on Fri, Dec 13
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More badges for accomplishments

I like the badges! :) I love this site!

New Feature Vote from Beverly White Frederick on Fri, Dec 13
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Just made it to 200 days! Cheers!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Ivy Paul on Thu, Dec 12
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Thanks 750! We love that our author has been spending three pages a day with us. We are always grateful for the bonding time!

Yours Truly,

Zachary’s Characters

Testimonial Note from Zachary James Engle on Wed, Dec 11
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10 cups for 1000 days! Woohoo! It was amazing to see that number in my streak stats. I appreciate so much having this private venue to empty my over-thinking mind. Thank you Buster & Kellianne

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Wed, Dec 11
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I broke my streak 14 days away from reaching 100 :( to all of you in the challenge still: keep it up!!! you can do it!!!

One Month Challenge Bounty from Kelly Lynn on Mon, Dec 09
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More badges for accomplishments

Seeing progress towards a badge is huge motivation. My favorite games to play have dozens of badges/achievements that I can show off to friends, or that add to a gamerscore on a social network, etc. The badges here are great but sparse. Adding more, and maybe some secret ones!, would make it even more motivating to log in and keep writing.

New Feature Vote from Rebecca L. on Sun, Dec 08
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More badges for accomplishments

The badges really give me a goal to work towards, and it provides a great motivation. But the more I get, the fewer I have left to provide that motivation, so I’d love to see more.

New Feature Vote from Vanity Shion on Sun, Dec 08
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I had started the 3 pages exercise once in the past and again during a creative writing course with Melanie Biehle (Inward Facing Girl blog). I eventually fell off the boat, wagon…. whatever you want to call it… in both cases. Wishing to start fresh and once again looking up how many words 3 pages is (I’m a stickler for details), I found 750words.com. At first uncertain about committing personal thought to a site somewhere “out there” I quickly decided “what the heck”. I have LOVED it. The reminder e-mails are critical. The gamifying aspect with badges has also had a positive effect on my commitment. Who knew? In any event, I have managed to uncover my “spark”, my reason for living. I’ve learned what wasn’t driving me too. Things I had considered important were simply simply “effects” or “Symptoms”. Clearing my mind by writing about items I was thinking about has allowed me so much clarity. I have let side projects drop after realizing why I was dragging my feet with them (they weren’t critical to ME). I’m getting more done now, because I’m doing less. I know. The sentence doesn’t make sense unless you’ve experienced it. I throw items on the page and keep typing. I don’t stop. I don’t critique… okay, I do go back and fix spelling errors and typos. It won’t cure everything and my nit-pickiness is here to stay. I’m alright with that, it has been a rather faithful companion. In any event, 750words is FANTASTIC. Love it.

Testimonial Note from Erik Kraemer on Sun, Dec 08