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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InTheForest is doing 41 things including…

volunteer at the Humane Society

7 cheers


InTheForest has written 5 entries about this goal

Too Busy

I’ve been to busy to do this but I’m keeping it on my list. For some reason I am really nervous about it.

Downloaded The Form

I downloaded the form to sign up the other day and filled a lot of it out. I have been really busy and forgot about it. I just saw an APSCA commercial which reminded me I need to do this. I feel a part of me that is reluctant to do this and trying to put it off. I think I am scared that the animals will make me sad. Also the thought of doing something new scares me a little.

Get On This!

I need to get on this! Summer is practically here!

Will Do This During The Summer

I just checked out the local Humane Society website. I think my work schedule conflicts with most of the hours they are open but I have decided I will do this during the summer when I have lots of extra free time. I’m kind of anxious and wish I could get started now while I’m thinking about it.

Always thought about this

I have always thought about doing this but I’m very shy and the thought of doing new things like this makes me nervous. I’m also hoping it doesn’t make me sad seeing the animals with no homes. I really like reading the stories of other people who have done this. It sounds like everyone has found it enjoyable and a good experience. Maybe I will go check out the local humane society website right now.

InTheForest has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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