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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elizabethmerchant in Virginia is doing 21 things including…

take a class

9 cheers


elizabethmerchant has written 3 entries about this goal

I'm a little shocked.

The community college class on computers was way more fun than I thought…those stupid multiple choice tests the first part of the semester gave way to projects and exams using xhtml, ppt, xl, word and access. I loved them and wound up with perfect scores for most of them.

So much for returning to my slacker student status.

Took a test yesterday...

and I’m feeling like my 21 year old self…less studying, less worrying…pretty good.


I already have plenty of degrees..and I took a bunch of classes here and there and now another?

Yes. At the community college and I am loving it. It’s a computer course and I’m filling in all sorts of missing info…It’s also a pre-req for a course in creating websites and I really want to be able to do create and manage my own!

elizabethmerchant has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.


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