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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Sheree in Newcastle is doing 30 things including…

write a novel

2 cheers


Sheree has written 2 entries about this goal


So I’ve began the novel and the aim is to get it finished this time and not wimp out because I get ‘stuck’ in the drama of my story that I don’t know where to go to finish it.

If I had to describe my novel, its superheros meets romance meets clean-fiction! It is so frustrating the amount of smutty-novels out there that I think, initally that is what helped me get inspired about writing good inspiring stories that were entertaining.

My method is pretty much like it always has been -get key scenes in that make things interesting and then flesh out the story and bring it all together. I know, ideally you should work on the story and then flesh out the scenes but I find my brain works better in ‘spurts’ of creativeness.

Doesn't mean I want it published...

Just something I have tried and never finished. Would like to be able to say that I have done this just for me.

Sheree has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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