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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find an agent & publish my children's bedtime book


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is to focus on this for now, since it may be quite a while before my picture book (a different project) is ready to submit with an illustration plan. So I have identified a few potential agents & will work on getting a query together soon. 6 years ago

RuthGI have a collection

of nonsense lullabies that have been languishing in a remote folder-within-a-folder on my hard drive for years now. During our celebration of my dad’s 80th this past weekend, my sister brought out copies & passed them around for family members to sing. I had forgotten how silly & clever they were!

Back home, I dug out the electronic files because we’re hosting a baby shower this weekend & we decided it would be fun to divide up into groups to serenade the soon-to-be-born baby with a few of these songs. I had completely forgotten about some of these lullabies. It was inspiring to read them again, & sing them in my head, & remember how they were almost accepted by a NY publisher way back when, & how my son used to pray every night that they would be published.

For now I don’t have time to work on the illustrations for my other children’s book, but I can surely take a couple of hours to identify some potential agents & send out queries for this one. May it languish no longer! 6 years ago

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