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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martinimermaid is doing 36 things including…

Create my family tree

6 cheers


martinimermaid has written 3 entries about this goal

After almost two years...

i’m finally able to take up the courage to gather the notes i made while granma was still alive. i have a tendency of writing each sentence the way it comes out of the narrator’s mouth. So it won’t be easy to look back on granma’s words while creating the family tree. anyway, she’d love a good and orderly family tree so this is for the most part, for her…the one who never let herself be an old lady even when she was 91…
sometimes i wonder if the adjective “miserable” actually comes from the verb “miss”...

i've lost her..

Three days ago.. Just like that… she’s gone..

God this is frustrating..

My grandmother, who is the eldest of the family at the age of 91, and my primary resource is changing her mind about everything everyday and I am not even sure of the very basics of our family tree.. I don’t know how to decide which piece of information is right.. I never thought creating my family tree could be this time consuming.. Yet I love the way she tells things even if most of them are just her imagination and this goal, although unfinished, is becoming something to look for to everyday for both of us : )

martinimermaid has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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