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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Chris Campbell in Wolfville is doing 35 things including…

mail a postcard to The Robots from one of my 43 Places

12 cheers

 

Chris Campbell has written 2 entries about this goal

Postcard to the Robots

My first card didn’t make it and last week I mailed another which will hopefully get to the robots. The next time I travel I have to make sure that I get some cards and mail them. It’s a neat combination of a person, a place and a thing to do that.



Mailing a Postcard to the Robots

I actually had the postcard for a long time, but I finally actually addressed it and dropped it in the mail. It seems that I’d always think of the postcard thing after I returned home and updated my 43 Places… but now I’ve sent at least one…



Chris Campbell has gotten 12 cheers on this goal.

 

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