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…

finish my novel

22 cheers


Cresida has written 3 entries about this goal


As with my short fiction goal, I need to reapply myself to this one…

some progress

Just finished the next section of the novel, finally broke 30k words. Felt nice to sit down and work on it. I really wish I didn’t have to rush off to work.

Oh well, time for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as a reward and then I need to get off to work!

No time, no time

Looking over my list, and especially looking at this entry, have made me realize that I really have to reprioritize. Right now, I’m taking classes (with the half hearted desire to get a second Bachelor’s degree), working full time and working part time. Having a second job makes my income not quite hurt as much, and makes my financial goals more realistic it, but I’ve been struggling to meet my writing goals since the start of the semester…

Granted, I really feel that one of my classes will help my writing in the long run… It’s not even that I have a hard time writing when I schedule writing time. Scheduling time to write works famously, when I can work it in.

Cresida has gotten 22 cheers on this goal.


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