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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Desperately Seeking Musing

This has been frustrating, since I had just made a big jump forward on the book publishing goal when this health speedbump knocked me off the road. It feels like someone walked up and punched my muse in the face. However, anticipating being trapped at home for several weeks, I pushed to get the new hard drive rolling so I can jump back in when my head clears and my muse dusts herself off.

I’m trying to woo her by scrolling through photos and writing, picking things I like and editing what I’ve done so far. I still can’t sit here for as long as I want to (yet), but hopefully by the time I can, infectious inspiration will hit me again. I doubt I’ll make my previous self-suggested test copy date, but I’m hoping to have something by the end of the month.

Extra thanks to DoubleN for her longtime & continued kicks in the bum support on this. Thanks to a lot of you for that, actually.


I sat

and pondered a bit before I made that comment, not wanting to further frustrate you in an already maddening situation, but thinking that maybe work on this would be a good thing for you in that twilight time of recovery before you can resume full physical activity. Sheesh, and you’ve already started working toward it – what a dynamo you are!

Just don’t push it too fast.

born2imagine How much God *loves* you! He *imagined* you!

Muses and all...


Could you use a furry “muse”? Many famous (and not-so-famous, too, I suppose) writers and artists have had a furry sidekick! Or maybe you already have such a furry being in your life (of the four-legged kind), but have never realized that he/she can also do wonders as a “muse”?

Just a simple thought!

p.s. And (who knows?) perhaps by now, you have long published your book with no muse in sight (including a furry one with four legs).

Ru has gotten 15 cheers on this entry.


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