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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TheDoctorGirl is going to get VERY busy.

stop being shy (read all 3 entries…)

...scare me. I don’t know why. Even when I’m with people I’ve known for years, I’m still intimidated. It bugs me to no end, and I hope to complete this goal soon.


Julie is exaughsted

Start with baby steps,

I had the same problem as well, going places and not talking to people anyway. I think mostly it was because I was out of my comfort zone, doing things I had no real interest in. So I just started doing things I liked. I went to a local coffee house were they had an open mic night, made some friends there and two of my ex boyfriends as well. Then I would go alone to places that I liked to be at (restaurants mostly) but I would make sure to sit at a counter bring a book or note pad, sometimes homework when I was still in school, lots of times people would come and ask what I was reading and so on, the key is to not shy away when people talk to you, try and keep up a convorsation. For example let’s say your reading a book and someone asks you what it is, tell them ask if they know the book or author ect. Compare and contrast, ask their opinion. Then move on from there… It can be really hard to start the conversation I still am struggling with it all honestly but always getting a bit better at it haha. What started out as a girl who had crippling social anxiety is now a woman going on blind dates and talking to strangers about David Sedaris! Let me know if this helps at all and if you gI’ve any of this a try! Best of luck! xx

TheDoctorGirl is going to get VERY busy.

In retrospect...

...that does seem to be the majority of my problem. When people start talking to me, I usually give them the shortest answer possible. Thanks for the advice! This will help me a ton! Thank you SO much!!

Julie is exaughsted

No problem

I really hope this does help! The hardest part for me is just getting the convorsation rolling, but once I got that it isn’t so bad! Just go at a pace you’re comfortable with and have fun! Hope you complete this goal, crossing my fingers for you! :)


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