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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Allison in Mountain View is doing 33 things including…

help promote 43 things

7 cheers

 

Allison has written 1 entry about this goal

Positivity

I was roaming the internet, and I often fall into the trap of reading comments. I tell myself I won’t, but then I do, and I waste time, only to feel bad about it afterwards. The bad feeling doesn’t happen all the time, but more often than not.

Anyways, I realized when I came back to this site that I rarely (and no time in particular that I can think of) feel bad after reading comments and conversations that happen on this site. It’s been an unsaid goal of mine to be more brave about saying things on the internet (I never got that feeling of bravery that comes from anonymity). I feel that this site has helped me with this, because it feels so safe to post here. I contribute the most here, second only to my own site, (dailyjoys.com) but I have commented and contributed to other sites more, thanks to this site. Well, this site and the many other things that have happened this year. It’s been a long, tiring, exciting year. But that’s a whole other thing. But I shouldn’t get too sidetracked here. This is all about why I like coming to 43things.



Allison has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.

 

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