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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Ben in Jenks is doing 2 things including…

visit all 50 states


Ben has written 7 entries about this goal


Stepped off the cruise ship gangway and jumped on to the docks at Ketchikan, AK and shouted the above word. DONE! Then I celebrated by downing all you can eat crabs at the George Inlet Lodge.

Alaska is known as “The Last Frontier” and for me it truly was. The inside passage is amazing and the glaciers of Glacier Bay and College Fjord are a must see in your lifetime.

This goal is one of the best things I have ever done. And I am proud to say I have completed it. Hmmm, now what.

Level 49

So close I can almost taste the Alaskan Salmon melting in my mouth already. Checked off RI early this week, the smallest US state. That leaves only Alaska the largest.

2 left

Rhode Island and Alaska. AK trip is planned and will happen before the end of 2011. Now just have to figure out a way to hit RI before then.

Only 4 left, should finish by summer of 2011

visited 46 states (92%)Create your own visited map of The United States

#44 MA

Now all I have is SD, WY, RI, NH, VT, & AK

NJ is complete

Now just 9 more states to go until I’m done.

Almost there

Visited DE this week. Only 10 more states to go.


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