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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get divorced (read all 6 entries…)

Woo Hoo!

I am completely divorced now. I have made the last payment in the process and she is out of the house and I am liberated!

I had no preconceived notions of how I would feel and I feel wonderful. I was so caught up in the misery of the marriage I couldn’t imagine being happy again. It’s a great surprise.

I’ve redecorated my bedroom (did ya read that: MY bedroom) and I have new furniture, new paint, and I brought my computer out of the dungeon of my basement and into MY bedroom! The flickr pictures next to my list are part of my new bedroom.

It is so nice. Now I’m in the process of making a great home for me and my two kids (I’ve got full primary custodial care; she has visitation rights). We’ve done a lot of cleaning up after years of crap building up. Things are looking good.

This will be my last entry in this list. COUNT IT DONE!!!



I just read through every last one of your entries. You’re an inspiring man.[subscribe!]
My best wishes for your future – it’s wide open. How exciting for you!


That was really sweet of you to say something about it. Your right. It does feel wide open! Take care.

Mary Hawkins is ignoring cheers on this site for now. I still like you!

never thought I'd cheer this!

I never thought I’d cheer this, but it sounds like a good decision and I wish you [and your sons] well…

tamills has gotten 4 cheers on this entry.

  • Mary Hawkins cheered this 8 years ago
  • robert cheered this 8 years ago
  • bettrstill cheered this 8 years ago
  • Ride 'em Shaia cheered this 8 years ago


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