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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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explore androgyny

Well! I have come out as genderqueer now, still working on what that means. I bound up my breasts for the first time and went out on Thursday in a suit and tie – which was a little bit scary, a little bit painful (wrapped them up a little too tightly, I think!) and a little bit liberating. I’m not sure what to do, ultimately – been thinking a lot about changing my name, re-evaluating my wardrobe, and so forth, but I think I could use some debriefing first.


exploring gender is so amazing!

high five to a fellow genderqueer!

if you don’t mind me asking, what KIND of genderqueer are you? anyone who hadn’t heard that you were genderqueer might take the breast-bindin’ and male garments as sign of transgenderism – I’m curious why you chose that step. are you one of those genderqueer who identify as “both” genders?

gender identity is just such a FASCINATING topic. I hope you’ll excuse my questions; my brand of genderqueerism is a feminist rejection of gender as we know it, so all this really intrigues me!


Hey, no worries...

I feel more like “neither” than “both” to tell the truth, and I feel more comfortable with and/or more like feminine bio-males than masculine bio-females or FTMs. I don’t identify as transgender per se partly because I have no desire for male parts or to live as a man. I’d rather not have any gender at all, or not to be forced to pick one or the other. I don’t act or think like women, but I don’t really act or think like men, either. I could use the word “androgyne,” but that implies a mix of both genders, when really, I don’t even feel like part of the same spectrum. However, in an attempt to blur the lines, I have presented in a more masculine way lately. It helps, but it’s not quite the whole answer. Still working on it. Anyway, thanks for the comment.

Me too!

I’m also “neither”. I’m intersexed – chromosomal male with female genitals and a uterus. I don’t identify with either gender so I’ve started to explore my newfound gender freedom. It’s great because I haven’t even got breasts, and men’s clothes fit me just as well as women’s. I think it’s good, because I can pick and choose from any clothing department, choosing what I like, not what others like for me. I’ve been indoctrinised by my society, but recently I’ve finally begun to break out of that mould. Cheers, fellow genderqueers!

whatever it is you're doing...

you look awesome rev724

KaliTime Camaralzman is knitting and crocheting like a mad woman. Argh!

I agree with rev

You look cool. I hope it’s working out for you. :)

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