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…

Take more pictures

21 cheers


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

take that, kodak

So it’s re-up time for the cell, meaning I also get a free phone. A new, free, phone…with a camera! How handy is that gonna be? Of course, now that I’m getting a camera phone, they’re guaranteed to be upstaged next month by some new model of GPS/lo-jacked/voice-activated/waterproof/SwissArmy phone. Technology…meh.

2 sidegoals

a. Fix that little arm that’s sticking out and keeping film from fitting all safe and snug in its little compartment.
b. Find out which executive at Kodak thought it would be funny to sell a camera that ran off the mythical battery size AAADQRSTLNE, rendering the camera useless once the free battery that came with it died, and send him an artist’s rendition of my innermost feelings, since they obviously can’t be expressed in a photo.


It’s just ridiculous the people and things I don’t have pictures of. What the hell am I gonna do when I’m 92 and can’t remember any of them? I better get crackin.

ooooh, widgets!!! has gotten 21 cheers on this goal.


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