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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Dawn is working on getting her life back!

Lose 70 pounds (read all 6 entries…)
Moving onto this goal, now.

I finally made my 60 pound goal! So I am working on this one now. I really need to lose another 20-30 pounds by spring. My brother is getting married in May, and I did something that is out of character for me. I bought a dress for the wedding, but I need to lose that 20-30 pounds to get into it. (it was very inexpensive, so I’m not totally stupid! LOL) So I have to work my butt off to get it done! Wish me luck!



You have made a lot of progress since I have last checked out your goals! You’re awesome! Next time I meet someone who has a plan to lose a whole lot of weight and is getting discouraged, I’m going to show them your profile and tell them to read your entries.

Goals and achievements.

Dear Dawn,
Your goal is awesome, your achievement
of that goal is a success story in and of itself.
How did it all turn out? Your last entry was 2
years ago. What happened, how far did you get, and are there any updates you care to share?
I see what you have shot for as something possibly different than how you listed it. You said your goal was to lose 70 lbs.. I see it as losing 10 lbs. seven times in a row. Smaller bites to the task make for bigger results in the end. Best of luck, lots of
love and know that there is a whole section of America that is rooting for your continued success.
God bless the mighty ones that know to dream big for small dreams have no magic.

Mama Squirrel ….out

Dawn has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.


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