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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Bob Maucher is doing 30 things including…

Get 20 Friends to Join

3 cheers


Bob Maucher has written 2 entries about this goal

Halfway Point

10 friends have joined 43things. 10 to go.

I just realized that this almost sounds self-serving. Like the reason I recommend that my friends join is to check this off my list.

But it’s the other way around.

43things is an awesome tool for completing goals that otherwise get delayed indefinitely. The reason I put this on my list is not to get others to “drink the Kool-Aid”, but to help them reach their own dreams.

And it’s a way for me to know which direction they are headed so I can help them in the ways they want to be helped.

So by getting 20 friends on here, I’ll know I’m doing my job of helping my friends live their dream lives.

Join Now!

I like to know what my friends’ goals are, and help them to achieve those goals in any way I can. The best way I know (so far) to do this is via this website.

I am adding this goal after I have already introduced 5 friends to the site, and yes, I am counting those 5. I will get another five, and then CHECK, one more goal accomplished.

If you’re my friend, and haven’t signed up yet, get on it! If you already signed up, then let me know so I can subscribe to your list and see how you’re doing.

Bob Maucher has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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