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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thefabmadamem is doing 9 things including…

sell a short story

4 cheers


thefabmadamem has written 3 entries about this goal

OK, I'm going to work on this

My mini-goal is to submit three stories before my birthday in August. I just need to polish them up and get them out there. It’s ridiculous to let them languish in their folders.

OK, why is this not happening?

Do I need a reminder or something? I’ve stayed late at work almost everyday, and should have pulled out the draft and looked at it at least. All right, that does it. I’m setting myself a reminder to look at it.

I wish I could date the reminders instead of doing “in a couple of days.” Oh well.

Sell a short story

I have several short science fiction/fantasy stories hanging around my computer. I would like to get over the fear of submission, and actually submit them - and then get at least one sold. Before I turn 45. (That gives me five years - but actually, I’d like to sell one before my next birthday. Which gives me 363 days from today.)

thefabmadamem has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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