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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Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends

Never Forget Travis (read all 38 entries…)

One of the neighbors passed away this week. She lived over the field from here, but her house can’t be seen due to some trees. She has a son that was a year or two ahead of me in school. I didn’t really know her that well myself, but she spoke at my Grandfather’s funeral seven years ago. I learned that my Grandparents used to go camping and fishing with them. Hearing of her death made me think of Travis.

Travis used to go down the road and visit one of the neighbors. I never really understood Trav’s interest in Jack. I used to talk to Jack when he’d show up next door. He rarely got out of his vehicle, and had his little dog in the vehicle with him. I thought he was weird. Travis though would walk the half mile down to Jack’s farm, or sometimes ride a bike. He’d spend hours there.

Travis also used to go to the nursing homes and visit people there. He had a genuine interest in older people. He enjoyed talking to them and spending time with them. He had a gentle caring way in dealing with them.

On a different topic about Travis, he came up in conversation today. Grandma was telling her caregiver about how Travis once told a friend of his that Grandma has salad for every meal. He added that if she thought she could get away with it, she would have it with breakfast too. Grandma always made salads for Travis because she knew he liked them.


Todd Schoonover has gotten 28 cheers on this entry.


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