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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She's Awake! Sad this is ending, even if I used it a few times a year. Thank you!

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I did participate in NaNoWriMo this year. I did! Really! But because I was first in Montreal for the first 10 days of November and after that, busy trying to wrap my head around “Scrum,” I had listed 1) Organic Soil Course 2) Hybrid car research (goal here on 43T) 3) Make a Quilt 4) Christmas Market, so that meta-working meant I didn’t even get started on 5) Write until November 16th, and then I still failed miserably on pushing out 25,000 words as I was supposed to. And I didn’t research the hybrid car, and I didn’t get started on my quilt again until yesterday.

But in the month of November, I pushed out 11,000 words of creative writing (and more on the business end of things, too) and something magical happened. I uncorked myself. I realized that I have been waiting to become a writer. Let’s hope I don’t bury that person under another pile of rubbish again, anytime soon.


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