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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Donna is doing 42 things including…

Comment on old posts while 43T is broken and see if people notice them

4 cheers


Donna has written 7 entries about this goal

I'll Cast a Vote of Confidence

I’m confident that soon 43T will be unbroken.

Had fun doing this (thanks, Spyrunner, for the goal)—moving forward now.

The Name of this Establishment

Here’s the Old Post Tavern. Looks like there’s live music. What’s not to like?

The Name of this School

Here’s Old Post Elementary.

Go, kids, go! Learn that stuff.

C. W. Post

Hey, Mr. Cereal Man, a descendant of yours is taking photos of cowboy boots on fence posts in South Dakota, to the delight of TechKat.

C.W. Post created Post Toasties, a knock-off of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes.

I’ve had both and my preference is Kellogg’s. Anyone who’s noticing this comment on an old Post care to comment on corn flakes? For example, do you write “cornflakes” or “corn flakes”?

BTW: Yes, I have no notifications. This goal lives on!

New York Post

Now here’s an old Post! Founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801. Hamilton’s on the US ten-dollar bill.

Gratitude to Old Posts

You held up the bridge for many years
Water froze in the cracks
Potentially weakening you
But you were strong
And you held up your end of the deal

Cars and big trucks
Rumbled over you
Gravel spit and skittered about
But you were strong
And because of your part,
Your very important role,
You kept us going where we needed to go

Abstract Entry for My Own Entertainment

Hello Old Post

My, you’re an old post. Like a worn out fence post holding up some barbed wire. I just might put an old cowboy boot on you and call it a day.

Donna has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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