Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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write a book (read all 18 entries…)
The Vigour of Writing

Omit needless words. Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts

William Strunk, Jr


Sore Still

Continuing physiotherapy which is definately helping the injury however… it is still provoked with any sudden movements. I’ve therefore got to walk about half the speed of my normal pace, take it easy on stairs, not jump, run or make any sudden movements and… Its’s not too bad.

I just HATE being injured, its so debilitating and depressing not being able to just live life as normal! Hopefully however, my physio is right in saying I should be back to normal in a few weeks (maybe a month).

Keep It Up

I like the quote from Elements of Style. Hope all is going well with your writing as well as your physiotherapy.


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