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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Ru in Vancouver is doing 31 things including…

Take photos of 43 strangers

35 cheers


Ru has written 140 entries about this goal

Faces come out of the rain…

So many strangers, such little time. A few from recent wanders…

“I do desire we may be better strangers.”
~ William Shakespeare

Hushed hope

“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.”

~John Buchan

The Queen Bee

Buzzing around with honey smiles.

What I hope we’re still doing in the distant future

A charming old couple walking together as the sun fell. We stopped to chat about the beautiful day and the flowers on her hat.

Me and You and a Dog Named Boo

A lady in the park humming lullabies to her baby dog.

Raindrops keep falling on my head

The umbrellas of strangers brought a smile to my face and fancied up a very gray day.

Placed upon the horizon

Casting shadows…

Stars in her eyes

A little girl at the Christmas parade.

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.
~ Henry Ford

How 'bout them apples?

And smokes…
and fish…

The chalk horse

“Why do you always complicate things that are really quite simple? Give me your hand please, Michael. Don’t slouch. One… two…”

~ Mary Poppins

Ru has gotten 35 cheers on this goal.


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