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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Joe Goldberg in Seattle is doing 23 things including…

Finish the secret toothpaste tube project

6 cheers

 

Joe Goldberg has written 2 entries about this goal

About 1/2 way there?

I think we have about half the tubes we’ll need. Thank you to everybody who has donated. Keep em coming!



I need your toothpaste tubes

Calling all people with teeth!

I need your depleted toothpaste tubes for a secret project. Don’t throw them away, donate them and get the satisfaction of knowing your small donation will go to something bigger than any one of us.

This has nothing to do with getting your DNA off the tubes or otherwise identifying you from your tube. It will go into a huge pool of anonymous toothpaste tubes.

Contact me for donation options (mail, pickup, etc). I’m willing to pay you back for postage.



Joe Goldberg has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.

 

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