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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Today, my manager said that I’m a really great writer and excellent at expressing myself clearly. To be fair, it was just about two emails I’d written, but it was two pretty complex and sensitive situations which needed to summed up shortly, clearly and concisely.
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As per a resolution, I’ve been writing for 30 minutes every weekday morning with a cup of tea within reach. Mostly, this has been on a novel, although I’ve digressed a couple of mornings to work on a short story. Twenty-two days into the month, I still look forward to these pre-dawn sessions, so I hope I can maintain this momentum. 23 months ago

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I’ve written 74000 words since November 1. I am awesome. 1 year ago


Writing is one of the only things I ever believed that I was talented at. That confidence took me far in life and I’d really enjoy regaining it. It’s not just something that I thought I was good at but something that made me happy. Now that I think about it, I’m not really sure why I ever stopped….. 2 years ago


It’s been a couple years since I’ve really written anything. Maybe longer since I’ve come up with anything new. I apparently am not intended to make a living doing this, but it is something I always enjoyed. Maybe I’ll just do it for myself. 2 years ago

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is going particularly well. It’s not a novel, it’s a memoir. That’s surely why! OTOH, I have set myself the goal of 60,000 words by the end of the month, and I really hope I can surpass it. I am now sitting in my chair and about to turn the work on… tonight is a small/short night, I hope I can achieve the basic word count of 1666 words before I go out. 2 years ago

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