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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SaraLuWhowho? in Chicagolandinia is doing 34 things including…

Own an original Jon Langford painting, baby!

3 cheers

 

SaraLuWhowho? has written 7 entries about this goal

Mekon-Boy!

Come to me!!! I will take zee very good care of your artwork!



dancing with death in the dollar dress

mm. mm. mmmmm. Sheesh. If I only had a spare $3600 laying around. I knew if I waited too long I wouldn’t be able to afford these suckers.

p.s. incidentally, this would blend perfectly on that wall. Everything is black and taupe and silver and gray and couples in love and dancing…



40th birthday present

Yes, I think I deserve it! Would make a great 40th birthday present, don’t you think?!



Disaster Cowboy

damned if that don’t say it all. dat’s just all she done wrote.



Hank-a-yooodle-doooo

Whine to me, baby!



and he loves Pay-tsee too

me too! Me loveses Paytsee from oh so long ago.



Tom Waits by Langford

OH YESSA. Ever since that fateful night I walked into Schuba’s and laid my eyes on the Langford-after-Langford I’ve been in LOOOVE. Not with the man. With the talent. Oh yessa. I gotta git me some. And then there was the year I was in austin for sxsw and went to the hideout/yarddog thing – oh, sublime heaven… and saw more artwork by mekon-boy AND!!! the billie holiday sardine can shrine. [was it really ? or was it part-fantasy] but that’s a story for another day.

If money and greed were no object, I would give this one to Anne and Andrew cause they suck so much.



SaraLuWhowho? has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

  • Ru cheered this 6 years ago
  • Balut cheered this 6 years ago
  • chriswithak cheered this 6 years ago

 

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