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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AnnieDee in North Carolina is doing 38 things including…

Practice random acts of kindness

24 cheers

 

AnnieDee has written 2 entries about this goal

Well, maybe not "random"

But I do try to be kind. I hope that little things like loaning my cell phone to a total stranger count. She was behind me in line at traffic court. Then when she couldn’t find anyone who could come and rescue her, I gave her a dollar for bus fare to get to work. I think that I’ll continue to look for opportunities to practice random acts of kindness even without keeping this as an active goal.



Wikipedia definition

“A random act of kindness or RAoK is a selfless act performed by kind people to either help or cheer up a random stranger, for no reason other than to make people happier.”

This is the concept that I’ve always had. To be a RAoK, it has to be something for a stranger. Doing kind things for friends or family is wonderful, but not a random act of kindness.



AnnieDee has gotten 24 cheers on this goal.

 

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