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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Our Good Members

It's MIke Sandoval
Tara
Angela Schenk
Erin Topping
Joyce W
Erica B
C J
Sarah M
Ellie Yun
Jenn Scheer
Darren
Linda Boney
Justin
Chris Bennett
Frank Anaya
Deirdre Nitsche
Jessie Stepan
Colette Broomhead
Jules
Nicole Roccaforte
Wes Hoskins
Pablo De Ritis
Ageeth Sluis
Fawn Gilmore Kraut
Jo Hatcher
Amber N
Melody Vinci
Alex Rowe
Kandoux
Tara Moore
Ellie Wilkins
Laina Shulman
Owen Silva
Trisha Brown
Jennifer Nelson
Bill Koch
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Elizabeth McGuire
Sarath Srinivasan
Kathy Cacciolfi
Noodle
liz lewis
Qinan Cheng
Bo Johnson
Elizabeth Held
Tim
Dean Gartland
Alcino N. Donadel
Rachel Schember
Allie
Ana Leyva
Michael Margolin
Greg Samuels
Martin Whiteford
Ric Thompson
Mike Hughes
Maria Dee
Rachel Ong
Shan
Lora Davidek
Julie Ann
Trilby Smith
Claire Naden
Hannah Henderson
Susan Z. Martin
Kayla Waldorff
Iris Jackson
Expach Lorry
Josses Mugabi
Melissa Lake
megan fellows
Brigette Serfaty
BananaBat
Sara Hoff
Margaret Clark
Katherine Ross
Connor McSpadden
Lara F
Deborah Lloyd
Kevin
Akira Kurusu
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Pip Loader
Micle Mihai
Joe Revell
andrea cornwall
Hannah
Joy Dorsey
michael manuel
Maria Prikhodko
Gregory Alexander
Lizzy Morgan
Jesus Gonzalez Renteria
Lydia
Merelle Simone Perrozzi
Faiboob
Amanda Rosazza
Anita Lynch
Paulin Byusa
Rachel Janae Falk

Notes of inspiration from members

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Secure server for writing
New Feature Vote from Danielle Peloquin on Thu, Aug 12
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Danielle Peloquin on Thu, Aug 12
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Because of this website, I managed to start writing more than I should. I write here every day early in the morning to build my writing habits but I find myself fall in love with this website even more. It has been a commitment device for me to keep on writing. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Nutmeg on Tue, Aug 10
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Thank you, 750 words – today marks the day I have written at least 750 words every day for 500 days.

I can hardly believe it, but there the badge is.

Thank you for helping me believe in myself!

Testimonial Note from Yonmei onIJ on Fri, Aug 06
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I want to send my compliments to this site because my life has been significantly enhanced by having the accountability to write every day. However, I am saddened that my 400 plus day streak was broken on June 20th because of a power outage. It happened on a Sunday evening. I had written 689 words but had not yet saved it and certainly not yet finished when the power went down, causing me to lose my internet connection. The power did not come back on until way after midnight at 3 AM the next morning. Unfortunately, I did not complete my 750 words and therefore lost my streak. Oh well, life comes at you fast when you depend on the internet. I still love this site and am now starting on my next 400-day streak.

Testimonial Note from JRMcK on Thu, Aug 05
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I am working on writing my first book and am using 750Words to keep myself on track for daily writing goals. Thank you for making this site easy to use and ridiculously fun with badges, and streaks. I love it!

Testimonial Note from Lisa on Tue, Aug 03
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750words.com has been (and continues to be) a wonderful place to put words to a nice blank page, thus emptying your head, keeping up on typing skills, and keeping the creative juices flowing. After innumerable “almosts”, shooting for 500 days in a row, I finally made it back in June. But with that I found that I had been more so concentrating on the streak rather than the writing, so I have decided it is a good time to take a break and reassess. Can’t say thanks enough to Buster and Kellianne for this wonderful site. I have been using it since 2011 and it has been fabulous. I hope to return soon, but if not – smiles to all!!
Thanks
Jim

Testimonial Note from Jim Bartlett on Mon, Aug 02
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I’ve really enjoyed using this site. I have started and stopped a few times, but I realize that’s just what I need in those moments. I enjoy the badge challenges, and it’s nice to have a benchmark to try to beat when I do stop and start again. It’s so helpful to do a brain dump in the mornings!

Testimonial Note from B Okay on Sun, Aug 01
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Word cloud for languages other than Englishq

Hey, it will be really great, if you include a most used words cloud for writers in languages other than English. I realize that content analysis is not possible, but simple “most used words” should be relatively simple :) Otherwise, it’s a great service, I love it :)

New Feature Request Note from Niya Yanakieva on Sun, Aug 01
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Today marks my 100th day of writing and I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you! Writing my 750 words a day has become a cherished part of my routine every morning. It allows me to acknowledge and release all of my mischief in a completely safe space. And more importantly it allows me to tap into inspiration so that I can bring my best self forward into every day. Looking forward to the next 100 days…

Testimonial Note from Keli Ackroyd on Sat, Jul 31
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Simepre me a gustado escribir pero me a faltado dedicación para para convertirlo en un habito, cuando recién inicie me parecía imposible escribir 750 palabras todos los dias, pase que con el tiempo se convierte en algo que realmente disfrutas, es un habito que te ayuda a aclarar tus pensamientos muchas veces y una forma de deshago de tu dia a dia, esta pagina puede ser lo que tu quieres desde un diario hasta un blog de notas para tu dia a dia, te animo a que comiences en este habito que te ayudará a ser mas proactivo, en mi caso que soy copywriter me a ayudado a desarrollar el habito de escribir sin parar, mucha suerte a todos y bendiciones <3.

Testimonial Note from Andy Vera Macias on Mon, Jul 26
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Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for fixing my accidentally broken streak. I’m working on the night bat badge so I’ve been writing later at night for that. I got to my 750 words the other night then switched screens before it saved. Then I forgot to go back and make sure it saved before going to bed. When I realized what happened the next morning I was devastated. I was going to just start over on my streak but decided to reach out to Buster and Kellianne just in case they could fix something like that. I kept going on my days while waiting to hear back and this morning I woke up to an email saying my streak was restored! So very thankful. 😊

Testimonial Note from Missy Bedell on Sat, Jul 24
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For one thing it learned me to type in the dark. For another I noticed that my keyboard is starting to give a visual statistic of the letters of the alphabet that I preferred to use! After a million words…

Testimonial Note from Emil E de Villiers on Wed, Jul 21
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I first started using 750 Words ten years ago. After my marriage ended in 2013, I started getting consistent in my writing. Although my streaks don’t look very impressive, my morning routine has three essential parts now: a pot of tea, my ADHD medication, and 20 minutes of writing. Thanks, Buster and Kellianne, for helping me keep it together!

Testimonial Note from Merri-Todd Webster on Wed, Jul 21
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More badges for accomplishments
New Feature Vote from Jennelle Henderson on Tue, Jul 20
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This has been an incredibly hard year or so for most people. To have a place to record your thoughts, and encourage you to keep trying to find a little space for mental reflection in the chaos, has been invaluable.

Testimonial Note from I Butterfield on Mon, Jul 19
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I started using 750 Words a couple of months ago. I’m a freelance writer, so I’m always writing, but I barely have time to write for myself. 750 Words solved that. In a way, it’s like a journal of my day and also a collection of thoughts, musings, and everything else. Thanks for putting this up! I’m looking forward to writing every day in the years to come with the help of 750 Words.

Testimonial Note from tojtwl on Mon, Jul 19
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I have to say, I love the flowers in the support email if I have already completed my words. I love it enough to actually open the email, which is really saying something!! Writing is a gift to myself (and probably also to anyone who comes into contact with my much-less-addled self, after having spent time on my 750) and the flowers are a simple but very felt thank you. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from nancy s on Sun, Jul 18
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Maybe change default font

One of the first things I did when I signed up for 750 words was change the default font on my own entries from Comic Sans. But it’s still the default on the rest of the site—I do appreciate the levity, but perhaps it’s time for a change to a less intrusive typeface? (Although as I type this, I realize my own strong feelings about type might not be commonly held, and that others might have a sentimental attachment to your default font….)

New Feature Request Note from WhatKindofDog on Sat, Jul 17
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Thank you for maintaining this simple and very efficient site that allows us to spend part of our day in written contemplation. I tell so many friends (and my writing students) about 750 words, hoping they will take advantage of this tool to help maintain their writing practice.

Testimonial Note from WhatKindofDog on Sat, Jul 17
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Streak Freeze

like Duolingo’s, just enough lee-way to deal with technical issues without having to pester the admins, but not abusable enough to maintain a streak without actually putting work in.

New Feature Request Note from Lambchaikies on Wed, Jul 14
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was a keen 750 words writer for a year or so and it really cleansed myself in ways not much else could.
It was me in front of a page just typing along, angry, sad, funny,get it all out kind of writing. No plan, no set guide lines just a blank page.
Boy did i need that.
Four and a bit years later, i come back for a while and let the blank page do the talking while I type.

Testimonial Note from jeannine kauffmann on Tue, Jul 13
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I just want to say I love this site. I have never been able to focus enough to write very consistently in the past, but ever since joining I actively take time out of my day to ensure that I can get a little writing done. Whether it’s working on story ideas I have, or having what I call a brain dump day, I always feel good knowing I’m keeping my streak alive and accomplishing something I love doing. Thank you!!

Testimonial Note from R. J. Deen on Mon, Jul 12
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Improve the daily reminder email

I would personally like text reminders instead on email reminders!

New Feature Vote from BLC on Sat, Jul 10
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Yet another starter stopper redeemed. I am convinced this time this venue is for me. I am grateful for this site and feel in synch with all of you.

Testimonial Note from R. B. Farrer on Sat, Jul 10
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Thank you for the space to freewrite! It’s a great way to jump-start my brain in the mornings!

Testimonial Note from Robin Tanamachi on Fri, Jul 09
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I had been a member about a year ago and stopped because I felt that I was just writing to be writing. I have since started thinking seriously about writing a book. One of the statements I have heard over and over is – if you want to be a writer, you need to write every day. I was finding that very difficult to do without a platform. So, long story short, I have returned to this platform, and I can’t get over how much better my writing is. I can focus better because I have a place that I can brain dump and storm all by myself. I am so glad to be back!! Thank you for being here!

Testimonial Note from Cindy Richardson on Thu, Jul 08
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Label the stats pie charts with percentages? Allow searching on mood categories?

Could Data Labels be made visible to show the % of each feeling or subject in the stats pie charts? I am interested in tracking % Anxious affect across time.

Also, could the Search and Export feature be augmented to allow eg, finding entries with a majority of Anxious or of Affectionate affect?

New Feature Request Note from Kimberly Coleman Healy on Wed, Jul 07
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Everyday I am working on clearing my mind, 750 words is helping me daily is I so choose. Thank you, I am so grateful!

Testimonial Note from Mary Rainwater on Wed, Jul 07
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Testimonial Note from Joe Brennan on Mon, Jul 05