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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butchie is cramming... again!

write poems and not throw them away afterwards because i think they're corny (read all 4 entries…)
my third poem: a poor man's pride

if you came here
just to show me some sympathy,

don’t stare at me as if you would
a beggar on the street
whose sight fills you with a false sense
of compassion

i don’t need your pity
i can whip it out of thin air
if i wish (but i don’t want to)

while i suffer to make ends meet
even just barely
(yes, life may seem a bitter pill
to swallow most of the time)
i pity you more
for you will never be able
to taste all of life’s flavors to the full
life will always be served to you
on a silver platter
thickly coated with the sugary sweetness
of your wealth


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