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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duck on a lake in Brisbane is doing 31 things including…

list special moments on weekends with the lads


duck on a lake has written 2 entries about this goal

I love them

And so long as they don’t find out, all will be well :)

(because they’re boys they’d probably be embarrassed)

Dating a man with kids is... ummm.. sometimes interesting...

But also a lot of fun. Now we’re all past that awkward stage it’s easy to hang out and enjoy ourselves. But I’d be fibbing if I said there wasn’t still the odd… ummm… “moment” that wasn’t so comfortable.

I’m all about the positive though, so I’m going to list some of the good times we have together.

I’ll start by recounting something from last weekend… when I took the boys shopping for their Dad’s birthday present. I couldn’t have asked for better behaved lads. They were an absolute pleasure, but the best part – they were having fun too.

They’re cheeky monkeys… making fun of my very old car, wondering aloud how it still runs… still beats walking though!

We used the cover story of having to get my sister a birthday present, so they think their Dad doesn’t know they got him a little something. They admired my sneaky tactics.

The three of us dawdled through bookshops and toy shops and stopped at to have a look at this and that, talking all the way. Just plain fun! :)


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