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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Solola Shaw is doing 43 things including…

pay off my student loans

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Solola Shaw has written 3 entries about this goal

Still paying them...

but its like lighting a match to the money – its almost all going to interest fees…grrr – its frustrating.

Still haven't made a single late payment....

:) Smiles :)

Money is really tight but so far – my loans are on my priority list above my credit bills…lol

WoW - this one will be on here awhile...

A long while…I have so much student loan debt – not sure when (if ever) this will be taken off. Right now though I’m working on paying off the interest I’ve accumulated before actually having to pay back loans which starts in NOV – for two of them and JAN – for a whole bunch more of them…eek…

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