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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How to write a novel


not2late has come a long way since he started, and is going further still.

Thanks for the inspiration

Am determined to start my novel this year after having this as my main ambition for maybe 30 years. Seems like a good way to make this happen will be to join a writers’ circle or to start one of my own.

And I do like the idea of the “What if…?” question which would work for other genres as well as Sci-Fi.

Thanks, again!


Jeffrey Roberts is hoping to be able to send messages soon!

Dear not2late;
Thanks for the cheer and kind words! I do have a question, though, not related to writing: how long after you joined 43 Things, were you able to chat with other people, and message them? I’ve done everything the site requires, yet this function is denied me. Frustrating! I’d like to say hi to members- but I can’t!


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