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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Boston over Labor Day weekend!

Wow, I accompliashed a goal without even thinking about it! Boston was so incredibly beautiful during the Labor day weekend, although it is a very busy weekend for college students moving in. Still, it was great hanging out with friends and at times trekking the city alone. Everything is easily accessible by foot or subway. I recommend buying duck tour tickets online 5 days ahead of time. Also check out to improve your amateur photography skills. Contrary to popular belief, I did not find Bostonians to be rude or snobby. As a Californian, I admired the classic brick architecture, and the Boston Public Garden is a refreshing haven from the narrow city streets. Wow, I have so many recommendations that would make this entry way too long!



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