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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Silly Drowa in Somewhere is doing 18 things including…

write 43 six word essays

4 cheers

 

Silly Drowa has written 24 entries about this goal

cheating death?

another beautiful soul gone to otherside



mind full with many thoughts of doing

papers strewn outside reflects the inside



sweet gratitude for a thank you

a gift more meaningful than slippers



21. to clear away the bundled sage

Filled the house with healing smoke.

(is it still an essay without a subject?)



20. sky-gazing contradicts meteorologists predictions yesterday.

waning moon fuller than last night.



19. now show me your eyes please

you’re not paying attention to me.



18. numb is sometimes better than distress

a little lightness
makes grief easier

a dream set-down
still shining dream



17. stuck in believing analysis of her.

Distorted vision justifies criticism of another.



16. innocence on the 'inside' shows up

convicted men inside a state prison.
watching ducklings paddle around the pool.
They are little boys, every one.



15. early summer morning in my front yard

cup of tea. scent of peas.



Silly Drowa has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.

  • Ru cheered this 2 years ago
  • Rene W. cheered this 4 years ago
  • llong cheered this 4 years ago
  • Flash cheered this 4 years ago

 

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