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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Colleen_C_C MY 43THINGS ... February 13, 2006 - August 7, 2014

Participate in a book group (read all 109 entries…)

I attended the book club that a friend of ours belongs to in order to join their discussion of In the Garden of Beasts (by Erik Larson). The half dozen of us had a good conversation (on many topics concerning, surrounding, & diverging from themes in the book). We all felt that the book had been worth reading, although we disagreed about some of Larson’s emphases, as well as whether this is a better book than his previous one about the Chicago World’s Fair (The Devil in the White City). smile


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Devil in the Whit City

I loved that book. And I loved seeing in the maps of current day Chicago how the fair’s boundaries still influence the layout of the city! The whole Midway is a big park now, for instance.

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