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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jaynieh in Dallas is doing 4 things including…

travel the entire length of US Highway 41

3 cheers


jaynieh has written 1 entry about this goal

US 41 - My "Mother Road"

I’ve lived in or near Marietta, Georgia almost all my adult life, and U.S. 41 goes right down the middle of it. After marrying (at the tender age of 21) I spent eight mortally homesick months in the Uptown section of Chicago. The only friendly thing I found there (besides my delightful husband) was Foster Avenue – with its big, friendly black-and-white “41” shield. I could just stand at the El-stop and look down Foster Avenue to the south and think, at the other end of this is the Big Chicken, Marietta, and home.

My childhood was spent in western Tennessee, and my mom, dad, and I made many treks down US 41 between Chattanooga and Atlanta, before the completion of I-75 in the northern suburbs.

I now collect postcards from motels, restaurants, attractions – whatever I can get my hands on – that were located on the Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida legs of US 41. It holds a unique spot in my heart, for it has always been the Road Home.

jaynieh has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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