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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I'm doing 9 things

kaylahay23's Life List

  1. 1. buy a bassoon
    5 cheers
    5 people
  2. 2. Graduate with honors
    3 cheers
    297 people
  3. 3. Pass all my courses
    6 people
  4. 4. learn Icelandic
    334 people
  5. 5. make a list of 100 things that make me happy.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    544 people
  6. 6. pay for college
    46 people
  7. 7. become wiccan
    29 people
  8. 8. Go to Iceland
    1 cheer
    621 people
  9. 9. write a novel
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    11,515 people

How I did it
How to get a job
It took me
3 years
It made me

How to get a tarantula
It took me
10 years
It made me
Happy, but guilty

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write a novel
What to write, what to write...

I’ve always wanted to write a fiction novel. For no specific reason, I just felt like it.
I just think that my writing skills aren’t good enough; I don’t really grasp the concept of how to hook in readers, and I personally don’t think my vocabulary is quite large enough.
I’d love to write a young adult fiction novel. I just have no idea what I would write about; I’m not the most creative person. I tend to say like “OH! I’ll write about a young boy who is always causing problems with his old man neighbor!” and then I realize “Oh wait, that’s Dennis the Menace..” Things like that.

Any tips for coming up with better plot lines?

make a list of 100 things that make me happy.
1/5 of the way there...

I’ve gotten up to #20 on my list… Trying to write them all down is so difficult! You’d think “This’ll be easy!” but really it isn’t…

get a tarantula (read all 2 entries…)
Look at how big she's gotten!

I don’t know if its a he or a she yet, but I claim it to be a she! She has moulted twice since I’ve had her!
They grow so fast :’)

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