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 poetry (read all 2 entries…)
New Poem.

Ok so I wrote a new poem.
Tell me what you think.
and please be honest.
if you like it cool if you hate it don’t be afraid to tell me.
Critique only makes you better.

Waiting.

You moved back home, and left me here.
You told me not to wait for you.
But waiting is all I can do.
I’ll wait for the next time I see y our face.
I’ll wait for the next time I feel your warm embrace.
I’ll wait for the next time our lips touch.
And I’ll wait for the next time I hear you say those three words that mean so much.
I’ll be waiting.



Comments:

activelazypup wants another fix of live music

I like the words. The style in which a poem is written either adds to the meaning or it takes away from the meaning.
I’m taking the liberty to show you, with your own words, what I mean:

Waiting.

You moved back home,
and left me here.
You told me not to wait for you.
But waiting is all I can do.

I’ll wait for
the next time
I see your face.

I’ll wait for
the next time
I feel your warm embrace.

I’ll wait for
the next time
our lips touch.

And I’ll wait for
the next time
I hear you say
those three words
that mean so much.

I’ll be waiting.

I’ve not changed a single word. I’ve only put the words in different lineage than you originally wrote them. By making the lines shorter, by repetition (i.e. I’ll wait for…..the next time….) you make the reader absorb the words better than if they are more like sentences in a piece of writing.
It’s a lovely little poem nonetheless though! Yeah you for writing!!! I enjoyed the read!


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