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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Everything That Doesn't Belong Somewhere Else (read all 25 entries…)
This Is Our Last Chance

I’m always excited when I see someone who looks as if they’re filled with creativity and thoughts (not to be confused with ideas) and they’re just looking for someone to open up to; to ramble their absolute blind thoughts to.

However, in the end, they just end up being another shell. I try my best to put myself out there in discreet ways, I break the ice, and I wait. And wait. But through all of the waiting, I realize that I spend a lot of waiting around on people.

Maybe the key is to not look, but to be found. But everyone wants to be found, therefore someone needs to be looking…right? Or is this why we do so much waiting? Because no one is doing the looking?


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