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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bigboehmboy in Fairfax is doing 12 things including…

write anonymous, loving post-its for strangers to find

11 cheers

 

bigboehmboy has written 1 entry about this goal

Well Not Really...

What I really like to do is spend a lot of time working on something that’s so small it seems worthless in the end, and 90% of people look at it and just ask WHY? 10% usually get it though and share the laugh with me. One example is I was in AP Chemistry class a while back and thought “wouldn’t it be funny if an AP kid didn’t know something really dumb and easy?” So I started referring to the class as AP Chamistry on tests and such, slowly getting more obvious until people noticed. I ended up taking post-its and putting an a over every e on the cover of the chemistry books in our class. A few days later, my teacher said “OK who’s been putting all of these stupid stickers on the books?” She didn’t get it, I guess. She said she didn’t mind until she realized I had gotten it on her book too. I have a few friends who got it though, and we’re always joking about it, for soem reason it’s hilarious to us. I just hope I didn’t write it in my AP Test, I think that that would be an automatic fail.



bigboehmboy has gotten 11 cheers on this goal.

 

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