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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Coanth is doing 40 things including…

get my GED

12 cheers


Coanth has written 6 entries about this goal


Well i re-wrote the math test and passed, sweeeeeet! Now i have my diploma.


Well i wrote all the tests passed them all but the math :( so i have to re-do the math in february hopefully i’ll get it then.


Well i wrote all the tests now the waiting begins. Surprisingly the math test was the easiest it was all mostly word problems. So yeah another 4-6 weeks and i’ll get to plan more new achievements hopefully :).


GED preparation class starts on sept 8th at 8:30am :).


Well i enrolled in a 10 week course to prepare me for the test but i can only attend if i can find a daycare in time bah.


I called my old high school and they’re sending me my transcript to see what i need in order to graduate, i can’t wait to get this crap over with so i can move on to better things.

Coanth has gotten 12 cheers on this goal.


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