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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purple_lady “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” ― Rumi

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Feel so disgruntled with this site

I now understand the frustration that caused so many users to leave here in recent months. My posts often dont show up, posts of people Im subscribed to are not showing up in my feed, I am getting email notifications of comments on my posts only sporradically which causes me to miss out on reading others comments. Because I am not getting all posts in my subscribed to feed I am missing important posts of people I care about. The site has become unpredictable, confusing and frustrating and I am not here even half the amount of time I used to be. I guess it is time for me to think again about how I use this site, which breaks my heart because i have loved it here. If you have commented on one of my posts or I have not noticed an important post of yours, please know I just cant keep track at the moment.:(


Spyrunner 43T is going....


This too shall pass. Think of it as a minor glitch that they’ll figure out.

purple_lady “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” ― Rumi

Thanks Spy

I wont go. I am, at worst, going to use the site largely for goal tracking and give up on having as much social interaction. I’m hoping things will improve.

Mindiesel It is no measure of good health to be well-adjusted to a sick society

Oh, crap

I didn’t know we weren’t getting notifications! That explains why I’ve been thinking that my subscribers have been rather quiet.

scooterbird wishes to start the Great Music Conspiracy :-)

I know what you mean

I haven’t gotten any for a long while, and had assumed it had to do with me not being commented upon.

Back when things began happening here, I opened a mailing list and started a goal of “create a 43 Things Users’ Group”, with the idea of getting people together to interact with the Robots and reform the site…but it’s only gotten a little bit of interest, and I don’t have the time to put into making it big enough so the Robots will pay attention.

The only one whose behavior I can control is my own, so I haven’t been here as much. I’m hopeful that I’ll stay in touch with the people I wish to stay in touch with…of course, anyone can drop me a line any time and get my email address.

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