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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FAQ

JakeB is doing 29 things including…

get published

36 cheers

 

JakeB has written 8 entries about this goal

Yes and No

I have decided to sign this goal off for a couple of reasons.

The first is that I have been published – but not in the way that I imagined. My articles have been on the internet, I have two blogs and I have published 40 Squidoo lenses.

The second is connected with the above. As I set more and more goals, I realise that they are all achievable, but that you have to specify what you wish for. It can be a bit monkey paw-ish sometimes because your sub-conscious will work for you, but not in the way that you expect (hence the above)!

I expect to come back to this goal with a clearer vision next year when all the moving is over.



Nano

I found my Nano story from a few years ago and got really into it. Going to try rewriting the first 3 chapters this weekend.



In Print!

I didn’t have my writing published, but I did have my words published in a sizeable trade magazine this week. This was connected with my day job and not the business though. I look forward to the day when the website appears in print and gets some positive coverage.



Official

My little write-ups are now out there on the web. I’m not signing this off yet though. My real aim is to publish a book. I’m also pretty keen on becoming a publisher as well!



Launch Date

My area launches next week with 3 little pieces about local shops & attractions. I am kind of happy with the writing, but hope it will keep on improving. So far, it’s been really interesting. I’ve very much enjoyed chatting to local shopkeepers and now I’m getting some good leads for other interviews.

The online mag is doing well already – it has a mention in the March edition of Elle Trend.



Website Magazine

I’ve been accepted as an area reporter (voluntary) for a women’s online magazine. Concentrates on supporting local businesses and promotes community.

Not exactly what I was expecting when I put down this goal, but very excited!



2006

I WILL FINISH SOMETHING AND SEND IT OFF IN 2006



Untitled

Already written 3 books which are 75% finished, but can’t tie them up.



JakeB has gotten 36 cheers on this goal.

 

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