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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TheLetterF is doing 39 things including…

go to New York


TheLetterF has written 1 entry about this goal

I've been three times and each was a unique experience.

The first time was with my high school. That was great for all we got to fit in. We went to the top of the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center (this was before 9/11). We watched performance artists in Central Park, shopped in Chinatown, and saw Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Good times.

The second time was to see a friend. We went out to the bar where Saturday Night Fever was filmed, and also to Ground Zero. Then we got into a horrible screaming match at dinner (talk about scenes from a New York restaurant!) and didn’t speak to each other for the rest of the time I was there. Good times.

The third was with my mom. It was her first trip there and she was taking a workshop. So, while she was busy during the day, I got to walk around by myself. That was my favorite. New Yorker’s are some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met! At night, Mom and I walked around, ate in Little Italy, took the Staten Island ferry (on which they sell super cheap beer, btw), and went to the top of Rockefeller Center. Good times.


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