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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The Hermit 7 months ago


I need to call up about a local writing group tomorrow to see if I can go however I hate phones. Do you think the world will judge me to harshly if I need to have some Dutch courage in the morning before I phone? 8 months ago

Claire_croftNearby writing groups

Searched for writing groups nearby (as I don’t drive) and found a close one, just need to get up the courage to call up and enquire. 9 months ago

jasonharrod 15 months ago

Claire_croft 17 months ago

lrwvs2013Untitled is a good one. 19 months ago

lrwvs2013 19 months ago

Hyacinth GirlFingers crossed

I volunteered to host a subsection of a local writing group this week. Will this be the writing group that I’ve been waiting for??? 23 months ago

sunflowerpip 3 years ago

Hyacinth GirlNo luck


Even though I was feeling kind of lazy, I dragged myself to a write-in that I’ve been wanting to attend. I have to take a bus then a train to get there, and it take a fair amount of time. But the group spent the entire time talking about administrative things, and we didn’t do any writing at all. What a waste of my time. 2 years ago

Hyacinth GirlDidn't make it

I didn’t end up meeting with the writing group today :( I hate to admit this, but the meetings are early in the morning on Saturdays, and since my sleep schedule is so erratic, I find it really difficult to get up in time. I think I need a group that is closer to my house and at a time that is convenient for me. 2 years ago

Hyacinth GirlWriting group

I’m meeting with a potential writing group this weekend. I really want to find a group that fits me and my writing style. I really miss having a writing community, so I hope that we’re a good match. 2 years ago

Hyacinth GirlGetting out there

I still haven’t found a writing group. I think I will start to attend some write-ins around Vancouver in the hopes of meeting like-minded individuals and building creative community. 2 years ago

Lost Wayfarer 2 years ago

Lost WayfarerI created a group!

April 23, 2012

I was part of a small group of people that participated in NaNoWriMo 2011. We got along so well, that we decided to try to keep meeting. So on December 12, 2011, I created a Facebook page for our group. It was fun, because I have never done anything like that before.

We had a little meeting to decide what to call ourselves. We all decided to call ourselves the NanKnights, which is a play on Nanites, which is a microscopic robot.

The group has 8 members. 4 of us meeting regularly, as we have become very close friends. We just had another meet up on Friday, April 20, 2012. We flew kites and then went bowling afterward.

Funny thing is that alot of time we don’t write much, but more or less connect and do fun things together. We usually meet at Panera Bread to write a bit, and then we are off to find some interesting thing to do. In the past, we have went Geocaching and Bowling.

We are planning on going camping as we are getting ready for do Camp NaNoWriMo in June. It is so fun to be part of a writing group. When we do work on our writings, we bounce ideas off of each other, as well as work out sub plots, and other ideas.

I love being part of NanKnights! 2 years ago

Hyacinth GirlFound another one!

I found another writing group that looks interesting! So, I will be attending weekly “write-ins” with the first group, and monthly workshopping and other activities with the second group. Hopefully one (or both) of them is a match! I need all the help I can get :)

I have encountered a lot of critique groups in my search. While I’m sure it would be really beneficial to get some constructive criticism, I am still in the production stage and am still working on getting words down on the page. Maybe a future goal though? 2 years ago

Hyacinth GirlUntitled

I have emailed a bunch of other groups for more information as well. I would really like to find a writing community. Even though I often balk at the thought of group writing, I think I need to be pushed outside my comfort level. 2 years ago

Hyacinth GirlWriter's group

I am looking for a writing group in Vancouver. I don’t want to join a critique group, but I would enjoy writing with other people and chatting about the writing process.

There are a few groups on, but only one interests me. I plan on attending one of their meetings on Saturday. I like that they meet at a cafe every week in the morning, since I’m not always comfortable taking transit late at night. 2 years ago

Hyacinth Girl 2 years ago

yitkalaya 3 years ago

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