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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checker in Park Slope is doing 12 things including…

Be nice to my Stepdaughter


checker has written 3 entries about this goal


Our biggest hurdle is she learned to be very independent between the age of 5-10 then I came into her life and suddenly she has rules. Of course the alternative is I ignore her misbehaving and let her walk all over me, Or watch idlely as she flunks out of school. Or let my wife fend for herself as she manipulates her mom.


A friend reminds me that we agree she is not rational but I’m always disappointed or frustrated when I don’t get a rational response.


I met my wife 7 years ago. she had a daughter from a previous marriage The daughter was five when her parents were divorced and I came into her life when she was 10. I can do nothing right by her and after seven clears of trying, I’m beginning to believe it too.


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