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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Fig in Grosse Pointe Public Library is doing 14 things including…

go skinny dipping

4 cheers


Fig has written 2 entries about this goal


It’s cold in the New England oceans after sun down. I kind of chickened out on this one as I went after the beach cleared out. I should have awakened a bit earlier the next morning and gone again during sunrise.

Anyways, worthwhile, but cold as hell in those waters. I’m going to be doing this one again in the cold(er) waters of Lake Superior. Wish me luck and I hope I don’t come back a soprano.

At this point, no

I, unfortunately, on the other side of nowhere and it is a bit cold here. When I get back home, I am going to take a swim one evening when the waters warm up, and then I will go again when I get back up here for school. Like I said though, it’s a bit cold right now to do this one. This one will wait for a bit, but I’m sure it will be worth it.

As an aside, maybe I should make this goal complete when I have swam in all 5 Great Lakes…

Fig has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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