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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Ira wishes he had more time for 43things

be myself, and trust friendships to form naturally (read all 2 entries…)
I think I’m (very slowly) getting to the point in growing up

where I’m starting to understand that I can be nothing but myself, that pretending to be anything else is just unsustainable. It’s too exhausting.

I read that if you are yourself, other people with similar energies will naturally be attracted to you. I want to learn to trust in that process. To no longer try to hold on to friends if they really don’t have that much in common with me. To accept that not everybody is going to like or click with me. And to be open when people whom I can be comfortable with do come along. And they will. (I hope)


Alright then, why don't you get to work

. . . on that 100 things list? I’m about 100% sure I’ll still like you. And besides, Change Agent and I have done it!

Ira wishes he had more time for 43things

You’re so sweet – I will! :)

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Ira wishes he had more time for 43things

Yeah, I definitely feel the same in that I can be quite different with different people and in different environments. But in an ideal environment, with people you’re comfortable with, I’d like to think that all your different sides get to come out, because they are all you. Erm, if you know what I mean :)

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Ira wishes he had more time for 43things

I agree – and I think because many of us are able to be much more open here too.

I like your art! Sometimes I’m feeling a little quiet to comment, so I just cheer :)


i find your entries thought-provoking, and this one is no exception.

thanks for provoking thought!

Ira wishes he had more time for 43things

Thanks Bookish

I find many of your entries thought-provoking too!

Probably why I leave such long-winded comments :)

Ira has gotten 5 cheers on this entry.


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