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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My friend and I have found an online creative writing course. The first task is to write for 30 minutes daily for 21 days. I started before Christmas and did a few days, and am now slacking… I think this might be my new years resolution! 2 years ago


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Living In God's Exquisite, Miraculous SufficiencyIn College

I took a creative writing class while in college, and took extra English classes as an engineering major. I felt that being able to communicate and write well were good things to have, regardless of your major.

I ended up getting a B in this class, but had an A. I got an F on a major paper because the professor accused me of plagerism. I did not plagerize, rather I did not properly annotate my paper. I did reference every quote I used as I had learned, but it was not in the format the professor expected. He did not tell us what he expected.

Anyway, every quote I used, I gave credit to the source of where it came from in my paper. So, all the hard work I put into, getting an F really sucked. I took it to the Engineering Board to help me, but they said the English department makes up their own rules, and they could not help me.

I was nonetheless disappointed, but learned a great deal about politics. I aced everything else in the class and ended up with an 88 or 89. He would not round up.

God bless this professor for teaching me some stuff that I would’ve never learned had he not failed me. It’s taken me awhile to be able to ask God to bless him and mean it. 2 years ago


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