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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Lark1 is doing 34 things including…

swim with sharks

18 cheers


Lark1 has written 4 entries about this goal

Adventuring goals

This is one of the adventuring goals from a ways back when the website sprung into existence, its been through a couple of incarnations then and one book publication, I think that a lot of peoples goals have become much more sedate since then.

I like to keep a couple of real adventuring goals, even if they dont look like anything I’ll achieve any time soon, just for the hell of it :D

I cant believe this

There’s shark diving in Edinburgh!!

I started looking at websites today...

which offer holidays or tours incorporating swimming with sharks, I think it would be cool if I could find some buddies to do this with, otherwise I’ll be going on this trip alone, which would be fine but shared adventures are cool

Beats Dolphins

I think that there’s plenty of time for cutesy challenges like swimming with dolphins when my youth and courage have left me, for now its high adrenaline challenges like coming face to face with the great predator of the seas!!

Lark1 has gotten 18 cheers on this goal.


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