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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abettysgirl in Vancouver is doing 41 things including…

receive 50 postcards from postcrossing

6 cheers


abettysgirl has written 4 entries about this goal

30 now...

I am really enjoying this. I have traded a few private swaps too. This is a lot of fun and interesting to get all the different types of postcards.

Funny thing though, I seem to get more than I send! Not sure what the deal is with that. Anyway…tons of fun!

20 now

Fun Fun Fun only 30 more to go!


So far I have mailed 16 and received 2… The one thing that shocks me is that some people go into great detail about what to send or not to send, sorta has put me off a bit, the last 2 in a row where very specific. It seems that a lot of people don’t want “touristy” postcards, isn’t that the essence of a postcard? Sending a picture of the place you are at? I am grudgingly hunting for some other type of cards to send people.

So far

I have sent 6 and received 0. I am looking forward to getting the notification that all 6 have been received and I am hoping I get a postcard soon!

abettysgirl has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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