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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50 pages seems to be my stopping point. I get to page 50, realize I hate what I’ve written and stop.

I’ve done this twice! 21 months ago

Aliza BWell..

I went a long spell without writing but I’ve been at it pretty intensely the last couple of days. I’m not really sure where or how it’s going to end. But I’m fairly certain it’s going to be pretty AWESOME!!

So far:
Page 9
5,565 words

My goal is 200 pages or 50,000 words. 2 years ago

LipglossKillerLittle darlings

Ever hear of those? The “darlings” that you need to kill, so your story can progress.

I have 40 pages of that.


Luckily, this goal can refer to a number of half finished stories I have written. So off with the initial on, and on to the next. 3 years ago


i am working on a story but i can never find the time or ideas to finish it. 3 years ago

ohvelocitygirlHalfway done

I’ve been working on a story for about a year now. I have half of it posted, but then I just stopped working on it because I lost motivation. I’m hoping to find it in me to finish it soon. 3 years ago

LipglossKillerAbout 40

pages into the story, I hit a wall. I decided to take a break from writing so I could look at it later from a fresh perspective and see how I feel about it.


My rough outline is exciting, but my rough draft drags. Somewhere, I lost something.. 4 years ago

LipglossKillerFive years

ago, I had this half-idea for a story. And I liked it.
For five years I wrote paragraphs, but didn’t have a full plot to stitch it all together. It had no direction, but I liked it too much to forget about it.
A week ago, I figured out the thread I need.
And I’ve been stitching. 4 years ago

frailpinkthe story

i’m in the mood of finishing this story i’ve been keeping for a year. i’m on it’s fourth chapter and i’m increasing lines everyday. I think that’s good. Looking forward to have it done! ;) 5 years ago

OtspIII3 years later

The story has changed a lot since the last time I updated this, and I’ve come to a conclusion about this.

This is something I’ll be able to mark off when I die, if then. A more realistic goal would be “publish the first part of my story.”

Still, it’s nice to have one or two goals on your profile that can’t be reached in your lifetime. 6 years ago

isalin1my story

I came up with an idea for a story ages ago. I really liked it, it came to me really fast so I scribbled down the ideas I got and two hours later I had the storyline planned out roughly. A few weeks later and it was pretty much planned out, with characters sorted and everything. I really love the idea and I think if written well in the end it could be a good story. So one day I will finish it! Hopefully, I’m going to keep working on it anyway. 6 years ago

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