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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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Once a crow become very sad thinking of his ugly colour.he want to be beautiful,but he couldn’t find out any way to becoming beatiful.once he got a chance.he found some feather of peacock.then he took it all & stuck them among with his own faeathers.then he lööked at him & become overhelmed with joy thinking.after he thought that he should no longer live with crow,in this circumstances he made up his mind to live with peacocks. 7 months ago


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Dearest one, My name is grace, I am very happy to view your profile here today,as I’m interested in knowing you.reply me through my private email address at ( ) so that i can write you and send you my picture. Yours truly grace 8 months ago

WaltzingMarieLate bloomer?

I often feel stuck about this goal, because I’m not very inspired, and I feel I have waisted any sort of talent I might have had a teenager. Now the big 30 is coming in a few years, and I haven’t produced anything worthy.

Tonight, I came across those lines by Elizabeth Gilbert, the writer of Eat, Pray, Love :

“Here’s another thing to consider. If you always wanted to write, and now you are A Certain Age, and you never got around to it, and you think it’s too late…do please think again. I watched Julia Glass win the National Book Award for her first novel, “The Three Junes”, which she began writing in her late 30’s. I listened to her give her moving acceptance speech, in which she told how she used to lie awake at night, tormented as she worked on her book, asking herself, “Who do you think you are, trying to write a first novel at your age?” But she wrote it. And as she held up her National Book Award, she said, “This is for all the late-bloomers in the world.” Writing is not like dancing or modeling; it’s not something where – if you missed it by age 19 – you’re finished. It’s never too late. Your writing will only get better as you get older and wiser. If you write something beautiful and important, and the right person somehow discovers it, they will clear room for you on the bookshelves of the world – at any age. At least try.”

I found it inspiring, full of hope and worthy of sharing! 8 months ago

flower005Mesmerize your loving mother with the essence of flower

Our first relationship in life is with our mother. She is our foundation and the relationship to her is the most important one for all children. We learn about relating from the intimate interaction and bond that we have with our mother. Mothers are everything for us when we are small…our lives revolve around her. For everything that we need we call mother. To protect us from all perceivable dangers we want her around us. To take us out we hold her arms. She is the focal point of our lives, the greatest human being in the world or should we say divinity on earth. On the special occasion pay tribute to your mother – the greatest blessing of God on you. There is simply no way we can ever really thank mother for all she has done for us. She is the one who will be awake all night when we are sick. Praying to God to make us well and be ever ready to bear the pain that we may be experiencing. She is the one to wake up early in the morning to make the nicest Tiffin. They would cook all sorts of things so that we be strong and healthy. Mothers infect, worry more for our examinations than we must. They would take pains to complete our school projects leaving all other works behind while we play around with friends or just while away time watching movies. Mothers are the superheroes, the hospitals, the finest five star restaurants, the nurturer, and the one that children can turn to at any given time. Mothers have the most challenging and the most rewarding job in the world. To be a mother means commitment and sacrifice, the greatest of commitment and sacrifice. Mother’s day is a momentous occasion that celebrates motherhood. So, it is fitting that one holds a special day party to celebrate in most fitting way possible. Mothers toil day and night and sacrifice much of their lives for their young ones. It is therefore a great thing to celebrate this special day in the company of your mother and other family members. It is all for a worthy and memorable occasion. Make your mother feel special on this day every year. Gifting each other on festivals is another way of showing importance for each other. Different online site provides a lot of different gifts for every different occasion like Marriage, Birthday, Anniversary, and Father’s day, Mother’s Day, Valentines Day. There are a lot of sections and categories where you find many gifts for each and every different occasion. The people of Bangalore now send their warm wishes and intimate love just in a single click. 9 months ago

Thomas RyanPrompts.

I picked up this app for the iPad a few weeks ago called Prompts. I’m using it as a way to entice myself to write little snippets everyday, instead of trying to sit down and write pages and pages every once in awhile. It’s great because it’s got a clean interface AND it gives this “starter/sample” piece of sentence that starts your idea but lets you finish it. You just put yourself into the idea and before you know if you’ve got a few paragraphs. Dig it. 9 months ago

AquabiologyPreliminary thoughts

Hey there!

I write a lot and have written a lot of semi-completed or tatty stories over the years, but this is the bit where I knuckle down and make something worthwhile. I’ve decided to write a novel. I don’t really mind how long it takes me. I have a very, very general idea as far as genre and plot goes, but a lot more to do. For now, I’ll write whatever comes to me and try to keep it organized, whilst trying to conjure some sort of plotline.

Perhaps I ought to give Nanowrimo a go. For now, I’ll consider this a very long-term project and see where I go.

Wish me luck!
:) 9 months ago

Svend la RoseGoal parameters

When I say I want to “write a novel,” I mean that by November 30, 2014, I will have written a single, coherent work of fiction of at least 50,000 words which develop a story of the actions of certain nonexistent people over a period of time. 9 months ago

jisandraDoes anyone...

…if you have the goal “write a novel” (like apparently over 11,000 people on 43things), are you interested in doing a NaNoWriMo in March?

Granted, the “real” NaNoWriMo is in November, with Camp taking place over two summer sessions. But it’s OK to pick your own month, per Mr. Baty’s “No Plot? No Problem!” manual for the program.

If you’re interested in writing a 50,000 word novel in March (1,612 words per day) then throw on a reply and let’s start a goal on 43things to get it done…
(if you don’t know what I’m talking about, drop by 10 months ago


It’s quite nice. Your book can actually be published with the programs help. I’m using it for my own book, “The Garden” 11 months ago

jisandra1/1/13 Worked on it!

Wrote about 600 words on my work-in-progress. Total so far: 37,000 words! About half-way to a little place I like to call “first draftsville”! 11 months ago

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