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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be a good father (read all 9 entries…)
Zeke was very mad today

These days I take care of Zeke from 9am to 730pm completely by myself. I’ve done this since January 2nd when my wife went back to work. I am supposed to be getting a job too (as a teacher) but it’s difficult even to section time to print, fill-out and turn-in the proper forms. I’m doing it though. I’m taking care of him, and it’s fun most of the time but these unrelentingly cold days stuck inside the house are taking their toll on both (all 3) of us. My little guy loves to go outside but it’s irresponsible to have him out for more than a few minutes when the weather is so cold and wet, and very dangerous to take him anywhere in the car. On the bright side, the house is intensely clean. I have reveled in the tiny victories I’ve made around here but my guy and I have an acute case of cabin fever; it’s way better than being actually sick though. G took off from work an hour early and now they’re in the bedroom calmly cooing at one another; my boobs don’t work near as good. Here’s a picture of a rare happy time today.



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Avittorio falling in love with life all over again.

what a cutie pie

hang in there, spring is around the corner.

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It's sunny today!

And G is off!


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