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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convince Matt Maldre to repost the cheer post-its
So Matt...

There’s a rumor going around that there are some more cheer post-its on the way…? :p


~ John Lee ~ Spring Forth In New Opportunities

rumor rumor


perhaps we all need to post our longing for cheer post its a little more frequently!

renewalsh A Burchell's Coucal, like the one in my garden

Please tell me

what cheer post its are? Moveable cheers? Yellow stickies? A visual cheer? A large stack of cheers from which one can draw down?

Excuse my ignorance of this matter. This narrowlybeats my ignorance on most matters of significance, interest or illumination.

~ John Lee ~ Spring Forth In New Opportunities

cheer post it

noun : It’s a hand crafted original work of art created to arouse a sense of appreciate for others on 43Things! Original cheer post it were created by noted Chicago artist Matt Maldre in the early 21st Century.

jaosehl has gotten 5 cheers on this entry.


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