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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cyrene is doing 43 things including…

begin to repay my parents for all that they've done for me

3 cheers

 

cyrene has written 1 entry about this goal

Oh boy this is a biggie....

Yeah, I’m a spoiled ‘only’. Dad was right there when my career tanked and I decided to go to art school…..when my first cats died…when I was in intensive care in the hospital…mom stepped up to the plate when I threw up on my Teddy and needed him clean before I could go back to sleep…she still loves me even though I flipped her first brand new car 3 times into a ravine and smashed it up a little more with a couple of well placed trees… They answer the phone at 2 am when I tell them I’ve just left the police and I’m on my way to the shelter. I’m afraid I’ve taken years off their lives with all the things I’ve done…and I was a good kid! I don’t think a new strawberry plant for Mother’s Day or a handmade birthday card for my dad does much to convey how I feel about them. Mom didn’t disown me when I screamed that I hated her and went into therapy. Dad may sigh heavily but he never says ‘no’ to me. Maybe the best payback is to have kids of my own??



cyrene has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

  • Gaah cheered this 8 years ago
  • Ed Wynn cheered this 9 years ago
  • ericeric cheered this 9 years ago

 

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