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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raindropletshine is doing 2 things including…

Do NaNoWriMo

7 cheers


raindropletshine has written 6 entries about this goal

DONE!! 50,111

I can’t believe it’s done. 50,111 words. At the end when I finished the story, I was only 35 words short. So it wasn’t hard to add a few extra sentences and adjectives here and there.

I’ve been writing for 15 hours today. I’m having a glass of wine and then I’m going to bed.


Just passed 40,000 words

woohoo!! was up til 12:30 last night writing and first thing I thought about this morning was my main character sitting on the couch waiting for me to wake up so he could finish telling his story!


Yesterday I wrote 9,268 words! I joined the ‘black friday 10000 words’ thing for tomorrow – 50K still seems so far away but I’m gonna finish. Hopefully the next character that dies off won’t be me!! okay, gotta go…get my word count up! good luck everyone!!

I am SO behind

I started writing Friday night, and was on a roll, and then…I don’t know what happened, it’s almost like my story started creating some things in the universe, my real universe, that were eerily coincidental. Crazy, weird. I must be getting too obsessed in my story.

But I don’t know now if I can finish. I am only at 24,088, and only nine days left :(

It's starting to come together

6 days, 8361 words, lame plot, but I’m writing :)

I just signed up

I have no idea what I’m in for…but I’ve always wanted to write a novel…so here goes.

raindropletshine has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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