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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Ty PowerSMART Goal Details (Revision of previous goal)

Day 23 Goal: Increase my income
(Previously this was Day 2 Resolution: Double my income for 2011)

SMART Goal Details

Specific, Measurable and Achievable details are in Goals log.

Realistic: It is realistic to work towards it but it will not happen overnight.

Timely: I want to achieve this by the end of 2012.

Steps to do:
Weekly: check for job listings, apply for jobs.
Apply with temp/staffing agencies
Apply for just-a-job jobs
Update Chronicle and Monster settings
Look through Writers Market for places to market my work.
Request writers guidelines.
Write for SHHH to build resume: renew Shhh subscription, get writers guidelines, write on “mondegreens”, check Clarke for updates, submit to Shhh.
Decide on one article to pursue.
Research topic (e.g. young gay mayors?)
Send query.
Pursue article.
Pitch to TRT.
List and pursue all work for TRT.
Pitch relevant stories to Gazette and Republican.
Find out who to pitch stories to at Republican.
Have coffee with Greg to network.
Join SPJ.
Be vigilant about work for Sid. Boost to 3 hours/ week EVERY week.
Read possible markets (SHHH, Parabola, Writers’ Market, ADDitude, Huff Post)
Consider possible pitches to my regular magazines (Runners World)

Coffee with Greg
Work for Sid
TRT coverage gigs

Steps done:

Next step:
Do TRT work for February issue.[Goal: Increase my income]
Schedule work for Sid (hard schedule) [Goal: Increase my income]
Find out who to pitch stories to at Republican. [Goal: Increase my income]
Schedule coffee with Greg. [Goal: Increase my income]
Pitch stories to TRT. [Goal: Increase my income]
Update resume. [Goal: Increase my income]
Apply Northfield Mt. Hermon. [Goal: Increase my income]
Article idea: for Writers Market (details in Goal log) [Goal: Increase my income]
Contact Tovah again [Goal: Increase my income]
Pursue payment from Hampshire [Goal: Increase my income]
Send info to UConn for April gig [Goal: Increase my income] 2 years ago

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