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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ooooh, widgets!!! is doing 19 things including…

learn to pick a lock

20 cheers


ooooh, widgets!!! has written 3 entries about this goal

not quite picking, but

I did break into my car using a wire hanger and duct tape on my barely cracked open window. See, I thought I had locked my keys in my car…turns out they were at the bottom of a bag that I had torn through twice before deciding (wrongly, I see now) that they must be in the car.

There are two lessons to be learned here. One, look harder. Two, just shut the damn window. Better a hot car than a, uh… hot car.

Or just stop losing my keys

Yep, crawled in a window three times this week. My apartment is really, really, unsafely easy to break into. Must lock windows and google lockpicking.

oh, the versatile bobby pin

I lose things. Like keys. Alot. So tonight was another night of searching for an open window and hoisting myself in. Lucky the neighbors haven’t called the cops on me yet.

ooooh, widgets!!! has gotten 20 cheers on this goal.


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