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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Galatea in Easthampton is doing 37 things including…

write a book

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Galatea has written 3 entries about this goal

NaNoWriMo!

With November fast approaching, this will be turning into a reality once more. Maybe this year I’ll write something actually worth revising and trying to publish. Even if I don’t publish it, though, I’ll definitely have a 50,000 word draft by December 1st.



Hmm.

Does a rough draft count? No, I guess it has to be a finished book. Ah well. I’m starting on my next one as soon as I recover from NaNoWriMo, so hopefuly this one will actually be worth rewriting. We shall see in a few months!



NaNoWriMo 2006

I gave up within the first week two years ago – let’s see how I do this year. I actually have an idea already that is stewing in the back of my mind, and plenty of months to further prepare and inspire myself. In addition, my husband is also planning to participate, which should help motivate me (although FFXII is releasing on 10/31 and it may interfere with his ability to concentrate in November…)

Right now I’m hoping for a shiny new Macbook as a Halloween present to further motivate me. I have visions of myself lounging in coffee shops with my new toy and a latte whenever I have moments of free time. I’m excited! :)



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