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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VictorLy in San Jose is doing 12 things including…

Send a message in a bottle


VictorLy has written 1 entry about this goal

Send a message in a bottle

I have wanted to send a message in a bottle ever since I was a child. In early high school, some friends and I actually buried a message in a bottle at a local playground (in the sand under a structure), but we have never gone back for it. I doubt that the bottle is still buried, and I do not remember the message whatsoever.

Someday, I would like to put a message in a bottle and send it out to sea, but only if I find out that it does not hurt the environment or if I can find a way to not let it hurt the environment.


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