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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KaliTime CamaralzmanA Chapter A Day...

This has my stomach turning in anxious flip flopping. I want to write though, so I’ve got to stare this one down.

I’ve learned to knit and crochet, I should be able to learn to write in ten month’s time. 11 months ago

thequeenofrandom 14 months ago

ZijueNo idea

I signed up for this about 3 years ago and barely got into it. I never seem to get anything down because I edit while I’m creating and get too hung up on quality. I think this will really help me just write, but I only have a week to go and I haven’t even thought about a plot, outline, characters or anything. I don’t know if I’m leaving it too late. Also, I don’t know what happens with the content – if it’s read by anyone at NaNoWriMo, because if I write something terrible, I sure hope not! :/

Any thoughts / suggestions / tips from fellow WriMos are most welcome :) 3 years ago


This was my progress before the end of November:

I didn’t have the willpower to keep going with this, and I learnt that I can write little more than 1000 words in one day before running out of steam. At that rate, it would take me about 100 days to complete a reasonable length novel, so I guess that’s not too bad.

I’d like to try this again next year and even if I didn’t complete it this year, it has at least served the purpose of breaking a good chunk off my writer’s block and excessive self-consciousness about what I write. Let’s see if I can produce something between now and next November… 5 years ago

Zijue21:15 - 26th November

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Zijue19:15 - 26th November

This was my progress as of last night and I’m going for a good 3 hours tonight, so let’s see how I get on.

5 years ago

ZijueCrazy plan

I have actually written no more than the last time I updated this goal – 397 words. That completely and totally sucks. Seriously – I have had ages to keep working on this and have done precisely nothing.

So, I have a hare-brained scheme to write as much as I possibly can in the 1 week remaining before this is all over. Hell, I may even reach 50,000 words. Unlikely. But I’m going to give it a shot and see how far I get (hoping it’s more than 1,000 words anyway!) :) 5 years ago


Last night, I came up with an idea for this but found I needed to do too much research for it to be feasible. I’ve decided to go for a much more organic approach to writing, which may mean it risks a greater lack in consistency than if I had planned an outline and done the research, but I figure it will keep it fresh and keep me writing.

I’ve only written 397 words, but they pretty much came out of thin air while I was listening to Rammstein, so it has given me a basis to continue from. I’ve just sat with a notepad and jotted down some notes on what I’ve written and come up with a couple of directions I could take the story. I won’t be completely in the dark when I resume as I am outlining as I go. Hopefully, I should speed up as I progress :)

I think I will leave it here for now, but continue from where I left off tomorrow evening. One of my mini-challenges this fortnight is to get up to 10,000 words, so I have until the end of Saturday to do this :) 5 years ago

Zijue20:47 - 3rd November

Another 15 minutes behind me and this is my current progress through NaNoWriMo:

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Zijue20:24 - 3rd November

Only really just started on this and I’ve actually got something written, which is a start. I’m using Write or Die to help me keep writing, rather than sit and ponder what I’m writing in too much detail. I end up with nothing written then.

So, my progress after 15 minutes of Write or Die is this:

5 years ago

Zijue51 minutes to go!

NaNoWriMo starts in 51 minutes – I have no plot, I haven’t written anything in 8 years, I am worried everything I write will be shit; I am nervous and excited…

BRING IT ON!! :) 5 years ago

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panderiaJust the start

This was actually the 4th year I’ve participated in NaNo but the first year I stuck through it the entire month. I did not complete my novel but making it to the finish line was my main goal. Next year I plan on winning NaNo but for now I am content with the fact that I stuck with it. 12 months ago

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