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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Read one book a month (read all 6 entries…)
Dear John

Nobody writes romance novel better than Nicholas Sparks. His descriptions of people falling in love are like no others. In this book, he chronicles the love affair of John Tyree, a Soldier on leave from the Army, and Savannah Curtis, a college girl who is building Habitat houses as a summer volunteer. While they are together during John’s leave from the Army their romance sizzles, but eventually time, distance, and world events (September 11th) make their relationship more difficult. This book is all about commitment, and learning to love in a selfless way. For those who are currently in a long distance romance, this novel may not be a good choice. However, for those who know unconditional love, there may not be a better choice.


Lisa is thanking 43 things for 7 great years!

it was a really good book!

Amber is feeling pretty good


Pete which one has been your favorite so far? I must say you are getting through books rather quickly.


Message in a Bottle


Without question, Message in a Bottle is my favorite!!

I have never read love letters like Garrett wrote to Catherine and Theresa. I love re-reading them.

If you have not read it yet, please get it real soon, and you will see why!

I really enjoy Nicholas Sparks writings, I intend to read all his works as soon as I am able.

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