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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As a Phoenix Rising i'm so incredibly sad about the loss of 43T

get a passport (read all 36 entries…)

I should be landing right about now to change planes for the final leg to Victoria, Canada at this very moment and I just received the following email.

“We have finished processing your passport, and it has been printed.

Your passport application locator number is blah, blah, blah.

You paid for overnight delivery. This means you should receive your passport on or about 11/20/2011.

If you have any additional questions, you may contact the National Passport Information Center via e-mail at Please include the above locator number. It will enable them to update you on the status of your application. For more information about the National Passport Information Center, please visit us at

I don’t think these links are done properly. So representative of my experience with the passport department so far! Honestly. If I had had it in me to expect the worst I would have handled the passport appointment differently. Sometimes I am my own worst enemy!


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