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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“I love being married to you Robert Peffer

My soulmate

Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends

Cheers

Thanks for letting us share in your endeavor these past ten years. Best wishes for the future.

Carm find me at http://www.popclogs.com/user/1214/carm

Thank you from me too

Thanks for all your hard work on this most incredible site. There is something about the supportive environment created by cheering one another on our widely varied goals that brings people together in a very special way. In some ways it’s better than Facebook.

Having the option to remain anonymous sets many free to share our desires and frustrations on a deeper level. And I think that’s why so many wonderful relationships have formed and thrived via this site.

I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. And I hope that you will look back on this site fondly and take pride in this wonderful thing you built. Because it’s more than a web site. It’s a thriving, supportive community. That will continue on after the site goes dark.

Many thanks.

(PS – this is meant to be shared with other Robots past and present as well, but I no longer know who all is at the helm.)


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