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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Daily: Reflect on at least 5 things for which I'm grateful (Happiness Manifesto #2) (read all 123 entries…)
1 Dec. 2011

1. not striking the deer running across the road with my car at 4:15 a.m. last Friday

2. whatever combination of anti-lock brakes, new-ish good tires, reflexes and most importantly NO BLACK ICE led to my not wrecking my old car and the deer living

3. that the white mini van driver got off yellow line and back in their lane this morning

4. those are the two most recent most heart pounding examples, but I want to express my gratitude for all the conditions that came together whether I noticed them or not for my continued existence.

5. that the holiday week pet/house sitting gig, which finally ended today, went well. . . I didn’t burn down the house and the dog and cat survived!


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Me too

at least in that way!

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