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.

Export My Content

Sherlock is at PopClogs now.

do my job well (read all 74 entries…)
I'm proud of helping a student today

when an unsympathetic professor and chair wanted me to chew him out. It is so presumptuous. I work with these stuents; I know how to diffuse problems, and sometimes pouncing on them is not productive at all!


Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends

Good For You

I definitely agree that yelling at people isn’t always the right way to address situations and truly get them to change. Of course since we’ve met, I know that you’re not the kind of person to do that even when pressured from above. Keep doing what you know is best. I’m proud of you.

Sherlock is at PopClogs now.

Thanks, Todd!

I really appreciate the support. I don’t know why I seem to feel at odds with so many of the people I work with, but it’s great to feel like my values are shared by so many good people here. You are certainly one of them.

Sherlock has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.


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