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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arielstorm is doing 32 things including…

have conversations late into the night with fascinating people


 

arielstorm has written 2 entries about this goal

my intentions they are sinister, mister

i have always loved talking with people i have just met. what is it about them and that knowledge of distance that makes them so appealing? why dont i have the same kind of transdescental experiences with the one who’s going to take me home at the end of the day? why doesn’t he hold my attention like the other people do? why can’t everything be this intense? staying up till the sun rises, half a beer in your hand, on the verge of some terrific realisation that everything in the world can be crystallised to this connection you have made with this other person. i dont get it. okay, i’m lying. its always the people i am interested in (but not the boy i’m seeing). bcause late nights and intellectuals and alcoholics are a sexy combination. the fact that i’ve become more interested in hanging out late with other mad, wild people, does it mean i’ve fallen out of love already? whats wrong with me? can’t i be less restless, less desirous to vicariously connect with the world? couldn’t a conversation with the boy i already know so so well be condensed into a pinpoint sensation of such uplifting greatness? why am i always searching for something… more?



barons; like lucid dreamings

i love doing this but i have some problems. a few things always happen, especially if they are people i have just met. either i have too many inhibitions and begin to fear that i sound like an uncouth asinine idiot, or else by the time its late in the night i am too drunk to remember their names right the next morning, or what we talked about, or sometimes it as bad as a complete blank memory. however i’ve been told i am a fun drunkard. i am not sure how intellectual my conversation would be then though, although i am highly curious. what would ariel say when she’s mad stone drunk? and what would that reveal about her?



 

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