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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mrsrad in Northern California is doing 23 things including…

List 43 of my favorite Childhood Memories

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My brother coming home from college

At my wedding my brother and my husband’s brother each shared their favorite memories of us (our brothers are each 13 years older than us). My brother shared about coming home from college and going to the pool because that was where I was. He said he opened the gate and all he saw was arms and legs and this big beautiful smile running to meet him because we hadn’t seen each other in a while. I remember that well—I missed him so much because he was my big brother. Here we are at my wedding.



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