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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Cresida in St. Louis is doing 37 things including…

submit 3 (three) stories to professional markets

39 cheers

 

Cresida has written 3 entries about this goal

Stuck at 1/3...

Well, I managed to completely ignore this goal this year. Outside of my writing, I had a highly productive year. I took charge of a lot of things that I had been letting control me. I’ve become an active participant in my overall health (existential to flesh and bones). And in all of that time, I managed to keep pushing my writing to the side. Therefore, I do not have two more stories prepared for submission…

At this point I’m really thinking I need to wash-out this goal and restart it fresh as a 2008 goal. It’s really important to me, and I have better developed the tools this year to apply myself to it…



no-response from Writers of the Future

Well… we’re nearly a month past the first quarter deadline for the Writers of the Future contest and I have heard back yet. If I don’t hear from them by May 31st, I’ll be sending that story to another contest or market.

After consultation with a friend, a second submission of a story still counts as one story as far as this goal is concerned.

Story number two is currently in revision, and story number three is in the works. I suspect my word counts will go up now that classes are ending.



Writers of the Future (1/3 done)

On 1/11/2007, mailed “Shallot” to the Writer’s of the Future Contest. A contest recognized by the SFWA. Goal: 1/3 done.



Cresida has gotten 39 cheers on this goal.

 

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