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…

eat a deep fried mars bar

6 cheers


Ru has written 2 entries about this goal

Out of this world

That was sooooo good. We trudged through the below zero snowiness to Belgian Fries and I bought one for each of us. Melty warm chocolaty & caramel yumminess served with whipped cream and raspberry syrup drizzled on the top. An uber sweet sugar kick. Not something I plan to eat every day, but… wow.

Mission to Mars

And I know where they have them too: Belgian Fries at 1885 Commercial Drive. It’s within walking distance, which is good. I think there should be walking involved afterwards.

“After all those fries, burgers and drinks, you’ll want to end your meal with the dessert to end all desserts. The legendary deep-fried Mars bar is a deep-fried chocolate bar served with raspberry sauce and whipped cream. The dessert, which was first reportedly sold in Scotland, can’t be found in many restaurants. It’s a decadent treat that’s sure to fulfill your sweet tooth. So, stop counting those calories and succumb to the mouth-watering aromas of Belgian Fries.”

Bring it on.

Ru has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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