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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meet daniel handler

I met him at a discussion/reading/signing at Barnes and Noble in New York on May 14th. He’s very funny; he had the whole audience laughing out loud over and over again. When he signed my book (ooold copy of The Basic Eight), he signed his name, dated it, and wrote “I wrote this book, Kelly.” It was a perfect way to meet him, and I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to do so.

Read 50 books in 2007
progress thus far

1. Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex? by Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg, Ph.D.
2. Dangerous Angels (the Weetzie Bat books) by Francesca Lia Block <—this one is highly recommended
3. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
4. It’s a Wonderful Lie: 26 Truths About Life in Your Twenties edited by Emily Franklin
5. Roaring Lambs by Bob Briner
6. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
7. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
8. The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block
9. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
10. The Prestige by Christopher Priest
11. The Mensa Murders by Lee Martin
12. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
13. Hamlet: Poem Unlimited by Harold Bloom
14. The Pact by Jodi Picoult
15. Unhooked by Laura Sessions Stepp
16. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
17. The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler

get my book published

My friend from college and I accomplished our years-long dream of publishing our first novel! We’re grateful to have worked with PublishAmerica, and beyond ecstatic that Beneath the Shimmering Surface is finally in print. It’s definitely a goal worth pursuing and achieving!

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