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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Page 48

Slow going, but past the 1/3 rd mark. Still a fun, enjoyable process even if I have to backtrack from time to time and delete stuff that is not strictly necessary, and hence lose some of the page count progress…

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page 44

... And counting! Slow but steady.

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Page 37

Well, with an abundance of socializing, I didn’t much work on this project this weekend… but today I caught up, with a vengeance! But we’ll see if the ratio of screenplay to novel is right. If my algebra serves me, page 73 / 246 in the novel is 37 / what in the screenplay? Hm. Comes out to 124 total screenplay pages. Will need to tighten it up post-adaptation to get it to sub-120 pages…

Calissa needs to make space to play

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Too many weeks gone.

Another goal that is just not happening right now. I’m setting this aside in favour of something a little more realistic.

Calissa needs to make space to play

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Week 6, 2010

I haven’t managed to write anything in the past week and I’m feeling very discouraged. Is this something that I need to let go of for the time being or is there some way I can try harder?

Calissa needs to make space to play

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Week 3, 2010

I’m back in the swing of things now, after moving house. The move has been great and I’m confident that I’ll be able to write more often now. I managed six days this week and I’m hopeful I’ll manage every day for the coming week.

Calissa needs to make space to play

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Week 2, 2010

I managed four days last week before I moved house. I think that’s an excellent effort, all things considered.

Calissa needs to make space to play

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13 days

Due to a road trip down the beach, I missed one day last week. So far I’ve only missed one day this year. I feel that’s pretty good going. In fact, I managed to write every day for 13 days. I wonder if I can beat that streak. I’m at 2 days on the new count so far.

Calissa needs to make space to play

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Every day

Strangely enough, at one of the busiest times of the year, in the midst of new year celebrations and packing to move out, I managed every single day last week. I’ve also written every day so far in 2010. I’m on an eight day streak. I’m looking forward to seeing how long I can make it last.

Dave will be glad to get home Friday night

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Switching to a page a day

This has been a great goal for me for the past year, but I am changing to “a page a day”, since this reflects something I can target as an average, and catch up if I miss a day here or there. Thank you all for the encouragement this past year, and good luck with your own writing!


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