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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The Hermit Be the change you want to see in the world

Perform 10 random acts of kindness for strangers (read all 4 entries…)
Giving Way

I was walking home very slowly carrying heavy groceries, feeling very tired, when I heard some children noises behind me. The path was very narrow so I had nowhere to step aside easily so walked a bit further where it widened. I was in a hurry to get home but stepped aside, stopped and turned around so they could pass. Saw two little girls on tricycles and their mom some way behind. She thanked me and I smiled at them. When they reached the traffic light to cross the road, it went green immediately and they were able to cross right away instead of waiting. If I hadn’t given way they would have to wait a few minutes for the next green light. This made me relieved and a little pleased.


The Hermit has gotten 4 cheers on this entry.

  • Katie cheered this 2 years ago
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