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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~ Always Free to Choose ~ is doing 14 things including…

Paint my toenails - any suggestions?


~ Always Free to Choose ~ has written 2 entries about this goal

For the purple people....

I’m really surprised by the suggestions I’m getting, but I think it’s great – so interesting. So, thanks!!!

This is the purple I have… kinda strange shade, but…

whatcha think… :)

Yes, I know this seems like a shallow life goal but...

isn’t it the daily living, the little things, that make up life? Somehow I find the little things often symbolize something bigger even if I can’t always pinpoint exactly what that is.

Anyway… I have a deep tan… so I’m not sure what color. And I think to me, getting my hair trimmed, or painting my nails often symbolizes getting back in the game. Getting out there and living… seeing the color in life after a season of grey…. it’s a step in wanting to be a part of the wonderful colorful world again. :)


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