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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cafegroundzeroSubmitted three very short stories or anecdotes to the Chicago Tribune

There is a page where you may, specially if you are of the area, or if it has to do with the greater Chicagoland or that part of the Lakes (Great), submit three short stories to

The stories appear on the Q page. 6 years ago

Dead WriterI am thinking far to ahead.

I need to write more before I can worry about publication. 6 years ago

cafegroundzeroSubmitted several poems to Verse Marauder last week

I’ll have to look up which ones. Time to update my submissions tracker.

“Louder than Words, this Silence,” “Let me tell you a Secret,” and “Rise up Little Buttercup.”

The link is not good anymore. Don’t know what happened to Verse Marauder, but probably discontinued, a fate many small publications experience. 7 years ago

cafegroundzeroAsinine Poetry: PO Box 1349 New York New York 10276

These folk will look at 3-4 poems at a time. 50 lines maximum per poem. Accepts prev. submitted and simultaneous submissions. Accept email pasted into body of message. And disk submissions.

On my way to read their site. Where is their site? Oh yeh—

If you are already familiar with Asinine Poetry, here’s the submissions link. Good luck.

R. Narvaez is the editor. 7 years ago

Dead WriterI have done nothing with this.

Tonight I will find out what the submission guidelines are for a local publication that has asked me to submit something new.

Note to self—> Look at the bold text above. 7 years ago

Dead Writer3 weeks and counting for January.

I write. Why am I not submitting my stories and essays for publication? Fear? 7 years ago

littleblackdog#20 For this Year!

Entered the 50 States Project today! That’s #20 for this year. I guess I have to change my goal for next year. 8 years ago

littleblackdog#19 for the year!!

10/11/06—- Entered a fun contest today!! 8 years ago

littleblackdog#18 for the Year!!

10/6/06- Submitted another piece for an anthology. Yippee!! 8 years ago

littleblackdog#17 for the Year!!

8/16/06- Just entered another contest. That’s #17 for the year.

Woo HOO! 8 years ago

littleblackdog8/10/06 That's #16 for the year!!!!

Yippee! Submitted a piece to an online journal. 8 years ago

littleblackdog7/17/06 - Entered another contest: That's #15 for the year!!!!!

Yippeee! It’s a poetry contest. New to me. 8 years ago

littleblackdog7/17/07- Entry #14 for the year!

Entered my first story of the month submission! 8 years ago

littleblackdogSubmission #13

7/2/06 -Yeah! I broke my own record. Today I made my 13th submission this year, a Writer’s Digest Contest! 8 years ago

littleblackdogSubmission #12

Yippee! And it’s only June! I made my goal, might have to update. Submitted to a tattoo anthology.

6/14/06 – Found out it has been accepted as a finalist! 8 years ago

littleblackdogEntry #11

Entered Poetry contest today! I’m way ahead of schedule for the year. 8 years ago

littleblackdogSubmission #10

5/1/06 – Entered fake news contest today! 8 years ago

littleblackdogSubmission #9

Hipster Haiku! 8 years ago

littleblackdogSubmission #8 this year!

I submitted a short, short, short story to 350 words today! 8 years ago

littleblackdog7th Entry this year


5/15/06 – Found out that they didn’t get enough entries to produce an anthology. 8 years ago

littleblackdogSubmission #6 this year!

3/26/06 – Entered food writing contest today!!

Per e-mail in May, did not win. 8 years ago

littleblackdog2/19/06- #5 this year!

Entered at

Found out 5/15/06 – Was not accepted. 8 years ago

littleblackdogSubmitted to Blue Mountain Arts- #4 this year

On 2/14/06, if not hear back within in 4 months, I will submit somewhere else! 8 years ago

littleblackdog1/17/06-3rd entry this year!

I submitted to 400words today!

5/18/06- Found out today that my submission has been accepted and will be published in the Summer 2006 issue! 8 years ago


I plan to enter this contest. I worked on my entry today. It’s due 2/18/06

1/14- I worked some more on it today, changed the opening, I like it better 8 years ago

littleblackdogSubmission #2

Enter this by 1/31/06:

I entered today, 1/11/06. That’s submission #2

2/12/06 – I found out today that I got an Honorable Mention! 8 years ago

littleblackdogSubmission #1

I submitted to Jane magazine today!

i heard back from them, not accepted. I’ll just try somewhere else. 8 years ago

littleblackdogOpening Pages Competition

I will enter this contest this year:

Deadline is 10/31. 8 years ago

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