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.
43 Things is the world's largest goal-setting community. People here want to:Expand my culinary experience take cooking classes watch more black and white classic movies (pre-1950) own a home see a space shuttle launch bored see harry potter and the half blood prince more then once PhoenixTail wants to be more feminine write more poetry learn the constellations hike the appalachian trail go green write a song learn to invest read, read, and read some more visit antarctica send more thank you notes figure out where all the people like me are hiding Save money Grow in Christ Renee49 wants to see a bear in the wild Give blood be more outgoing write a sestina rent an apartment be a truck driver Make my parents proud watch all movies on AFI's 100 Best movies list i want to live in the wild CreativeHeart wants to Do 100 consecutive push ups become independently wealthy learn something new every day learn to draw be grateful listen to my heart play sims 2 online for free speak japanese fluently watch invader zim episodes Weph wants to visit all 50 states learn yoga lose 20 lbs have groupies get an invite to Windows Live Messenger See The Pixies live taste 100 types of CHOCOLATE be happy with myself grow my own vegetables Time travel live to be 30 LaMina wants to learn french become a professional singer learn martial arts watch naruto episodes for free find out my blood type get a photograph published Love without fear run with the bulls in Pamplona visit every MLB stadium mrcreed wants to get a dog become a wine connoisseur Lose 70 pounds Do NaNoWriMo watch all episodes of the office ??? ???? ???? ????? find my biological grandfather read 12 books in 2010 rezilla wants to become a guitar hero job hunt Go see Third Day in Concert be a Greenpeace activist Play My Sims online for free be happy Get more sleep stop picking my skin escape society InshaAllah memorize the Quran Cuddle vote become a vegitarian. Amaze people robert wants to list one thing every day that was positive knit enough pairs of socks so I can wear hand-knitted ones every day! make xanga layouts go to China sleep under the stars be loved get back in shape See Pearl Jam live take art classes Upgrade my PC be a free member on runescape only eat when I'm hungry be my own boss Hemp Aficionado wants to legalize industrial hemp learn to astral project wear sunscreen perfect my jumpshot finish my tattoo exercise every day spend more time with my nephew be in a band Lose 150 pounds get out of michigan ComicMedal wants to drink less alcohol Run 5km without stopping Send a postcard to Postsecret quit drinking for 6 months trace my roots to find proof of my American Indian heritage. leave a HUGE tip to a waitress or waiter stay awake for three days straight