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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ixyk logged in to 43 things for the first time in over a year!

take advantage of my "magic" time (read all 7 entries…)

Can be found in the brief moment between the end of one thing and the beginning of another.


ixyk logged in to 43 things for the first time in over a year!

I am just beginning...

to realize how true my own comment is!
My original “magic” time appears to be coming to an end. I’m ready to let it go (and eventually talk about it).
The strange (but good) thing is that there is new magic starting.

thank you. i’ve always loved that time and am so glad somebody finally put it into words.

ixyk logged in to 43 things for the first time in over a year!

Wow! I’m so happy that someone can relate to this!!

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