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.

Export My Content

Andi-Roo Brunett-Libecap is contemplating motivation & her lack thereof.

publish a short story (read all 4 entries…)
Did my 750!!!

I now have several POV characters… well okay, “several” is really three or four. There’s a narrator unattached to the story-line, not sure how I’m gonna tie that together since she seems far off in the future respective to the other characters, which currently include a guy who is going to be the reluctant hero, seduced into action by an old flame to save the girl. While the girl has been introduced, that section was from the POV of her caretaker. Have also managed to introduce some background & side characters of whom I’m already quite fond. This story wants to be dark, but gosh it’s fun to write, & I think it’s going to be an interesting read when I get it all put together. Which is going to be a challenge, since everyone is scattered across distance & time at this point. Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together. It’s like I look at this other ME & ask, “What’s next, Andi-Roo?”... & I watch it unfold, almost completely un-involved in the process. I’m at about 2500 words, small beans to some writers, maybe, but seriously inspiring to me, since it’s work to force myself to take time to write. Once I get started I’m fine. It’s the sitting down that I find so difficult. Also, I think I’m afraid to continue. I need to remember to hand over the reigns to that other me. She does so well!!! :)



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