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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Mary Hawkins is ignoring cheers on this site for now. I still like you!

visit all 50 states (read all 13 entries…)
Worried about this weekend...

because it looks like it’s going to rain over the weekend. My dad is flying up in a small plane, and if he doesn’t get up there, I’m going to be a bit stranded. We’ll see…



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Mary Hawkins is ignoring cheers on this site for now. I still like you!

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crossing my fingers! My dad was really worried about it yesterday, but now we have a decent back-up plan…

Good luck! Hopefully everything will work out and you’ll get to visit all three states. Enjoy your trip! :)

Mary Hawkins is ignoring cheers on this site for now. I still like you!

Thanks for the good wishes!

Our backup plan is to have my dad fly as close as possible and rent a car. From Omaha, we’ll drive to the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD, and that drive will hit all 3 states. It’s not as cool as seeing Mt. Rushmore, but it also doesn’t involve, you know, strong winds…

Hope everything goes well.

Have a great time with your Dad.

Mary Hawkins is ignoring cheers on this site for now. I still like you!

Swimmingly...

so far…


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