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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Comment more on other people's posts

As was said in the previous post (which I read, but didn’t reply to) I don’t like to intrude on someone else’s comments when there are already been a lot of replies.

Other times, I will type up a comment and after re-reading it (to check for typos) I change my mind and just move on to a new page… probably leave a cheer, if I have any left.

I used to be content just leaving cheers, but hopefully over the next little while I start to leave some comments too.


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Ya, I know exactly what you mean.

Oh the other hand, I like it when someone leaves me a comment, ‘cause it reminds me about the goal. I had put this thing way down in my list, and almost out of thought, but it’s nice to get a little e-mail reminder once and a while.


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Hey speaking of adding a comment, I noticed you cheer my kd thing but not leave a comment! Dude, I know you are Canadian, so I’m sure you have some insight into the situation! : ) Oh my god, have I just become an online stocker?

Anyhoo, I was just joking (Yeah, thats it) I noticed that you want to add comments but erase them (which I do ALL the time, and should do now) So I just want to motivate you to comment! ; )
Really I swear, I’m not stocking you….you’re regretting cheering me now aren’t you!? Boo!


lol… I cheered then starting working on it… I had to consult my recipe books… :-)

I saw that one and knew I had to add something.

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(I just did that… lol) Sometimes I can go on a real tangent though, especially if I’m tired… you never know when things will be welcomed or thoroughly unappreciated. Not that I drag out the old soapbox… not usually…

J_ has gotten 4 cheers on this entry.

  • Ru cheered this 8 years ago
  • Jessica cheered this 8 years ago
  • StephersonAirplane cheered this 8 years ago
  • chelseanne cheered this 9 years ago


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