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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Rew in San Jose is doing 31 things including…

Read all the Hugo Award winners

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Rew has written 2 entries about this goal

Picked Up Eight Of Them

Used up my store-credit at our local used/trade book shop. Picked up 8 of ‘em. Should keep me reading for awhile. =-)

Been doing pretty good on this. Have read 3 in the past month. I hope to be in the 1990s by end of year. Trying to read them semi-chronologically as I go.



And so it begins ...

Recently a buddy of mine and I were having lunch and we were talking about books and how much of the newer SF/Fantasy feels overwritten in some respects. Funnily enough I told him that I was reading “A Canticle for Leibowitz” right then. So we gabbed about how great ‘old-school sci-fi’ is. I noticed on the back cover of ‘Canticle’ that it had won the Hugo Award and that got me thinking about this as a goal.

Browsing the list I’ve read a good chunk of these but no where near as many as I had thought. That’s really exciting as the award winners I have read have been truly gems so far.

Ugh … gonna use the gosh darn listofbests sight to track this. Save me! Rew’s Lists . Amazon.com’s influence is a little bit more trasnparent over there.



Rew has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

 

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