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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write another book
writing another book about online dating...

had an idea encouraged by a writer of several books,
well, she encouraged me to go forward with what I thought.

write a popular version of the academic book, this time with very detailed stories from individuals about:
(1) what happened the first day/night you met offline?
(2) what were you expecting?

how did things turn out?
these stories could be funny, romantic, or disappointing, or two out of three! so far I have a few people who’ve promised to write me their tales…if you’d like to do one, all names and other real info changed, please drop me a note.

in any case, hope everyone is doing very well out there!
tell me of your writing goals, if you like.

I want to sing better.

I think I have learned to sing a little better by practicing and gaining confidence.

see florence italy, and venice and rome.

this woman i work with who is the nicest person would take me around rome…she knows where everything is, including the best food…

i should go! it’s about money and coordinating the time period.

write a book
keep going with the dream!

Step by step—
you can do it!

I worked with two (academic) publishers and two editors before I finally found the one magic combo who wanted my stuff. Piece of advice, don’t be like me and wait such a long time for a response after you send in a proposal. Move on….

Go to writer’s conferences for inspiration…
Think of yourself as a writer.

I want to promote the book I wrote.

It’s coming out in about two weeks I think.
Lifelong ambition. About online relationships.

Edited to add (04/08): Oops, now it’s coming out in early May, supposedly, still two more weeks later.

become kinder.
double trouble

I already had this so it must be important.



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