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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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catdonmit in Rotonda West is doing 19 things including…

Train and own a therapy dog.

5 cheers


catdonmit has written 2 entries about this goal

One Step Closer!

My mom got me Delta Society’s therapy dog training book for Christmas. It’s a hefty read, but I hope to start soon, take my time, and have Rocket certified by her first birthday.

We’ll see!

Rocket's Future

While talking to a woman at the local dog park I take Rocket to, I realized how fulfilling it would be to train Rocket to be a therapy dog. This woman told me some things Rocket needs to know – then she told me that she is actually the one who certifies the dogs! Certified dogs need to be at least six months old. Rocket is of age, but still a little too puppyish to stay calm around the elderly and sick kids, so my goal is to have her certified by her first birthday.

catdonmit has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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