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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be a virgin until marriage (read all 2 entries…)

I found it very surprising that I was the first (and only at the time) that wanted to do this. I guess our generation is really just going down the drain.


That or I am just old fashioned…


Oogyboogawa can't get enough.

Personally, I never really thought of it as a goal. It was just something I’m doing.

Still, I agree that you would think more people would have this on their list.

I may add this later, but for now I’ll just know that it’s something I’m doing. I doubt I’ll be getting married anytime soon, so I’ve got a lot of time to change my mind and add it :P

This is a really good goal to have…good for you!

An excellent goal.

The new fashioned way is a shortcut that doesn’t work the way it seems it would. Instantly gratifying, but not fulfilling. Sometimes it’s a shortcut to intimacy for a relationship, but it closely binds the two people emotionally before they build the foundations of their relationship that will make it last. It’s like building on the sand rather than the rock. And you know how that goes.

I cheer. Cheer cheer cheer.

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