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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shaylan is doing 14 things including…

write a children's book

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shaylan has written 1 entry about this goal


So, this has been an ambition of mine that only recently has come to light. Of course I’m sure in the wake of J. K. Rowling, the first author-billionaire, people have decided there is something to this whole “writing” thing.

I’ve loved writing for so long. Whether it was in my high-school days (poetry/prose) or when I was much younger, writing my essays and silly poems.

Now that I have a son, I think I want to write children’s books. A series, possibly, on commonalities. Something a young child will enjoy, but a parent can actually get through.
Everyday things, potty training and the like. I wish I could find a really good book that he could look at and understand, but that would grow with him.

I plan on doing my own illustrations. At least, I hope to! I love art and would like to have my visions realized, instead of settling for someone else’s interpretation.

So, I don’t have any sort of timeline, but a deadline? Let’s see. I would like to have the book done within this decade. That sounds good… gives me until 2010.

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