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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Own a friesian (read all 2 entries…)
A long-time dream

I have had a bit of a Friesian obsession since I was a kid watching the knights in movies ride in to save the damsel on their fiery black horse with the flowing mane and tail and feathered hooves. There’s just a magical quality about a Friesian, and I’ve heard exceptional things about their personalities as well. I just want the experience of owning one. I’ve looked into it a bit, and there’s a place about 30 miles away that breeds them, but the cost of an unborn foal is $7,000! They also breed Gypsy Vanners (for about $6,000 in utero), another breed I’d be interested in and might even take in place of a Friesian. Due to finances though, this goal is a LONG ways off. Another option would be buying a Morgan mare and breeding her to a Friesian stallion since that cross looks very much like a Friesian. Any option is far off though, so right now I’ll content myself with my Arab.


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