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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signora oye vey in Along The Way is doing 23 things including…

make elephant shaped potholders

35 cheers


signora oye vey has written 6 entries about this goal

almost forgot the whale

a friendly fellow :)

the shark

another potholder … I’m adoring these

post-elephant inspiration

After finding some confidence with my elephant successes, I decided to branch out and devise some alternative potholder personalities. Here, the dragon.

C'mon Oye Vey!

It’s now or never on this one!!!
Stop being afraid it won’t turn out perfect and just do it!!

Cleaning house, but this one stays!

This project is so simple, I can’t believe I haven’t gone for it yet.  I will not let it disappear with a click of a button …. I MUST do this!

nothing stopping me but me

I still haven’t started on this project, but I’m enjoying thinking about it. I don’t have a sewing machine, nor scraps of material (though perhaps cleaning out my closet will produce some useful colorful bits). The more I think about this idea, the more I’d like to go into full production with it, so I searched around on etsy to see if anyone is making something similar … nothing turned up, so I think I’ll have a unique product … yay! However I’ve got to be careful about this desire to go into full production, and stopping myself from starting because of a lack of some supply (ie sewing machine) necessary for such an undertaking … that’s a destructive way to think: this project starts with making just one, and that’s possible to do completely by hand. My own initiative is the only thing stopping me from bringing this from an idea into existence.

signora oye vey has gotten 35 cheers on this goal.


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