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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Steve Davies in Oxford is doing 19 things including…

Keep in better touch with friends and family.

2 cheers


Steve Davies has written 3 entries about this goal

Major Trip to See My Cousin - Never been Before

I have booked a major train journey from Oxford to Carlisle to visit my cousin Jo in mid September 2006. This will be a first: to actually stay the night at the home of a relative excluding my brothers who I do visit once or twice a year. This is a great advance for this goal.

Success contacting relatives

From two phonecalls I now have an invitation to visit my elderly aunt and meet my cousin I have not seen for 4 years. Also my aunt would like me to come and stay in the new year. I could make this part of a cycling trip.

Write, phone or visit when an opportunity arises

Find opportunities to write to friends or family about your life events or interests which connects with them in some way. Don’t be shy. A letter is not intrusive. It might just trigger an exchange of letters, phonecalls or a visit.

Steve Davies has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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