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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idkbrblol ♫♪ I'm goin' off the rails on a gravy train ♫♪ ☺

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a cold-shoulder from a church youth group?

It keeps pecking at me, that small memory of helping a little old lady with her landscaping; probably planting flowers.
Soon I was joined by a local church youth group and a man I barely knew. Did they exit the van slowly, collect on the other side for a minute, or did I just imagine it afterward?
I was happily expecting some smiles, but instead got the cold shoulder.
I’d expected better from a church group.
But I’ve been to church; I know it’s filled with human frailty.
I imagine I just stole their thunder. They probably planned it for weeks. Then I, (that guy), beat them to the punch.
It’s been too many years already; I’ll try to come to peace with it.


catherine's daughter Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you ......

I know for sure the youth group

at my church would have been glad to have you join them. They truly are special kids and the pastor and the other adults who lead them are true Christians and not in name only. Sorry they spoiled things for you.

idkbrblol ♫♪ I'm goin' off the rails on a gravy train ♫♪ ☺

re: church youth group

Thank you for your thoughts.
They didn’t relally spoil it too much. And I guess I shouldn’t really have my ego stroked too much until I can handle the strokes & the punches equally-well.
I am a person in change; improving, strengthening, balancing.
Some day maybe I’ll look back & count it as a blessing in disguise, as some of my other pains have been.

catherine's daughter Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you ......

You have

a good attitude good luck with your changes. Be careful though, sounds like many things about you should stay the same!

idkbrblol ♫♪ I'm goin' off the rails on a gravy train ♫♪ ☺

re: "a good attitude"

Thank you!

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