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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ElkLikeGirl has written 6 entries about this goal

I Just Want My Pants Back

Finished this book last night – The motivation to finish it was per my friend, Derek, as he finished the book before I did. It was a quick read, once sticking with it. I liked it.

Some Girl(s)

Read another Neil LaBute play over the weekend – was very very good. I would like to see them performed and read more LaBute plays.

Candy Freak

Started Candy Freak today…I’m almost half-way through, at this point. I do like the explanations of obsession and, yes, the book makes me completely desire chocolate and candy more than I already do…which, I didn’t think, was possible. Very fun read…

Seconds of Pleasure - Neil LaBute

Finished reading Neil LaBute’s collection of short stories, ‘Seconds of Pleasure.’ I can’t say I would recommend it to others – unless he/she is a Neil LaBute fan an already knows what the stories must be like…this is written in the distinct style that is LaBute, often shocking, dark, and honest.

Love is a Mix Tape

Finished ‘Love is a Mix Tape…’ over the weekend. It was a very well-written story of love, loss, music…I enjoyed reading it and, I think, I learned a lot from it as well. I would like to write a book like this one.

Peace Vs. Certainty

I finished reading Eleanor Rigby today…this is a Coupland novel. I really liked the beginning. I was into the character development and theme…and then, wasn’t as pleased with Act II. Seemed to become unecessarily complex. Still, overall, a good read.

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