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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sipes23 says, "so long and thanks for the fish."

visit all 50 states
A question about this goal: For those of you who have done this, did you save one state for last on purpose? or did it just happen that way? June 24th, 2008 08:36


Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends

I haven’t done it yet, but for me it’s kind of a combination of both. The states I have left are kind of random, but when I got down to my last five I made the choice to save Hawaii for last.

sipes23 says, "so long and thanks for the fish."

I’ve got half a notion to save somewhere special for last too. I was curious to see what other folks were doing. Otherwise I had this sinking feeling that I’d wind up in Oklahoma last because I couldn’t come up with another reason to go there.

Whereas if I went to Louisiana last, I would anticipate it. I would know that my last state ever would be picked up on a visit to New Orleans—somewhere I do want to go, despite its absence from my 43P list.

Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends

I was really concerned that Mississippi was going to wind up being that state for me. It was the only state left east of the Mississippi and one I had no interest in visiting other than to complete all 50.

Fortunately Deni invited me to run a 10K with her there so I had a reason to go.


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