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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WestofMarsWhew, been awhile

Well, the revised Trevor’s Song is out there, and now with a brand-new query letter that everyone likes better.

Unfortunately, we’re heading into the publishing biz’s slow period. I doubt anything much will happen this month. 7 years ago


WestofMarsHere we go again...

The manuscript is out at my reader’s, being read (presumably), and based on what she says, it’ll either be more revisions or else back out to market. I’m hoping for the latter. 7 years ago


WestofMarsWhoops!

On hold for now, as I rewrite Trevor’s Song and man, is it GOOD. (and I loved it before) 8 years ago


WestofMarsI hate my recent lack of progress

but I really like how the rewrite of Trevor’s Song is going! 8 years ago


WestofMarsDo I, or don't I?

Spent a chunk of time investigating POD today. You know what? If you’re going spend the money, why NOT do it yourself and do it right, the way YOU want, with the cover YOU want and all the rest?

One thing volunteering for Metallica taught me: do it right or don’t bother. 8 years ago


WestofMarsThose demanding fans

Those demanding groupies of mine… they want new bookmarks. They want ShapeShifter t-shirts. Needless to say, they want a book in their hands…

I swear, I’m going to have this entire business going in support of a book that isn’t in print yet.

Hello? Publishers? Maybe you oughta jump on the bandwagon here?? 8 years ago


WestofMarsqueries, queries everywhere...

Antheras and I rewrote my query letter today, and then I told her to go on and send it off to Evil Editor with my blessing. Any bit of publicity helps, right? 8 years ago


WestofMarsFor my road crew...

I picked up the copies of Trevor for everyone today. Now to write everyone a short letter and get them in the mail. 8 years ago


WestofMarsbeen a long time coming

I’m currently shopping what will be my debut novel. You can learn all about it at west of Mars or West of Mars Blog—come join the fun! 8 years ago


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