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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GillyFinn is doing 38 things including…

Actually celebrate my birthday for a change

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GillyFinn has written 1 entry about this goal

Give it a shot.

I haven’t really celebrated my birthday since I was in grade school. By the time I was in junior high, I actually had to be reminded by one of my teachers towards the end of the day that it was in fact my birthday. By highschool I refused to tell anyone when it was and suffered pretty disgracefully through my family’s attempts to celebrate it. By the time I was living on my own, everyone had pretty much given up trying and it was a huge relief for me.

I don’t know, now. I think I might give it a try this go around, just to see. I’m not expecting family and friends to worry about it after so many years training them not to, but I think I’ll try doing something special for myself and maybe something for everyone else, too for putting up with such a birthday curmudgeon for so long.

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