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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Drive across the USA (read all 10 entries…)
Update log Comments and feedback

I feel that I may been a bit harsh on calling this road trip a bit of a nightmare but having read the comments on this page and reflecting on what’s been said. I reckon that I need to look at the bigger picture on how this road trip is going. Sure there have been bad points but for the majority of the time it has been very good. I am actually enjoying America and all of the things that she offers but when there ups there are downs.

Wren on 43 things said something very interesting
“With most things, expectations ruin your appreciate of the reality. The American road trip is such a mythic experience that people often approach it with huge expectations of what it should be”.

Metafora 77 said
“Also, if the blogging, writing, taking pictures, etc. seems like a chore, don’t do it. Take it all in with your senses. Write about it later, if and when you feel like it. Some of my own most memorable travel experiences are only in my mind – not written or photographed in any way. :)

I hope you get your travel mojo back and enjoy this experience!
P.S. And if all else fails, know that you’ll probably look back on this and love it. Things like this are sometimes better appreciated in retrospect!”

I enjoyed readingyour responses and i’m going to take more of your advice. be more spontaneus, have less expectation, do less work and enjoy myself! I’m just going to sit back and enjoy this experience only when I finish will I publish my log on 43 things to show everyone what can be done if you set your mind to it ;)

Thanks for your comments everyone it is all much appreciated
Msg me if you want to meet up

Here is my US number and email address


BlackbirdIlona getting there...

I’m sorry things aren’t turning out how you’d planned. This sounds like an amazing project, and I hope you can at least appreciate it in retrospect. Did you make it out to northern California? If you did, I’m bummed that I missed it. I would have loved to have met up and shown you around and whatnot.

Jun Kit Man has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.

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