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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dwlt in Edinburgh is doing 27 things including…

Show something I love or I’m proud for this 43Show and Tell

10 cheers

 

dwlt has written 3 entries about this goal

I'm proud of...

...everyone on this site, and the support community we’ve created here.

:-)



The Games Kitchen

This was a company I sort of started when I was at university, then officially started in July 1999. It made games for mobile phones, and many of the ideas in the original business plan are only coming to market today. It ran until Sept 2004, where the story becomes somewhat less proud, but I was proud that my business partner and I were able to start at zero (no contacts, no cash, no clue) and build a company which counted Panasonic, Sega, and (my favourite) Disney as (repeat) customers.

I came up with the name and the logo (despite my lack of graphic talent). Both were instant hits wherever we went. I’m proud of that, too!



First things first: Des

I love this quote which <3 Ell!e <3 posted:

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

I think it’s very appropriate for us: my life has changed for the better with her love and support. I’m proud of her for what she’s achieving in her life, and I love her. No “or” about it. :-D



dwlt has gotten 10 cheers on this goal.

 

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