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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Sunshinedreem in Frederick is doing 10 things including…

make people understand that declawing a cat is a painful unnecessary surgery and there are better ways to deal with cat's scratching

5 cheers


Sunshinedreem has written 1 entry about this goal

I couldn't imagine declawing my cats

They drive me nuts scratching the side of my bed, my couch, and the chair in my living room sometimes, but I’d never have them declawed. Instead I pick them up and play with them or take them to their scratching post and remind them where to scratch. I had a vet who recommended declawing, but I couldn’t do it when I got my first cat because she was only about 4 weeks old (she was an abandoned rescue kitty). I went home and did a lot of research about cats because I’d never had one and when I found out what declawing was I refused to have it done. The vet was very cool about it and actually said he didn’t like declawing cats, but he did it because so many people won’t take a cat unless it has been declawed.

Sunshinedreem has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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