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.

Export My Content
See Twiggy the World Famous Water Skiing Squirrel

Twiggy was at the Everett Boat Show this weekend. We drove out to catch the last performance of the show … 4pm Sunday … assuming she’d have the most practice and be on top of her game. We got there at 4:07 and much to our dismay she only skis for 10 STOOPID MINUTES. Add that to a $7 per person charge to set foot in the boat show, the fact we had to wait in line to buy tickets and Twiggy was on the other side of the event center … it added up to a big disappointment. We debated just making a run for it but didn’t want to be tackled by an Everett rent-a-cop with a non-ironic moustache.

Twiggy is in Portland over my birthday. Don’t think I’m not considering it.


haikugirl has gotten 1 cheer on this entry.


I want to:
43 Things Login