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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m in Lake Tahoe is doing 42 things including…

Start a Buddy Check 12 team here on 43things, in support of Breast Cancer awareness. Do your self-exam the 12th of every month.

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m has written 2 entries about this goal

I actually checked on the 13th... the wee morning hours right after the 12th…and everything is all clear – I am glad I am a part of this group – the email reminders are so helpful – I NEVER used to check!!!

My cousin just had a double masectomy a couple weeks ago…now I know…whereas I always thought we did not, I now realize we have a cancer history in my extended family – after hearing about my cousin, an aunt and another cousin shared THEIR cancer stories -

Not only is it good that I am checking now, it is essential!!!

All Clear

Well, better three days later than never, right? Thanks Cheryl for sharing your love and courage with us all.

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