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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petrnotail in Baltimore is doing 34 things including…

give a gazillion cheers

12 cheers


petrnotail has written 23 entries about this goal

i have 21 cheers to give

time for a cheer chain!!!


Total cheers given: 4444

bi-weekly cheer status

Cheers available today: 2
Total cheers given: 3912

We’re getting there…...

bi-weekly cheer-status update

Cheers available today: 5
Total cheers given: 3437
Total cheers received: 2862

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I’m not keeping track of cheer-dudes

last update was: Total cheers given: 2890
547 cheers in 2 weeks?! Is that even possible??!

now the robots are just fucking with me

that blasted algorithm strikes again. gotten lots of cheers today…but do I have any to give? nope. “sorry, but you have used your quota of cheers for now.”

cock mongers, I want to cheer on my friends!!! are you listening?!

......... don’t mind me—it’s been a helluva day.

the past 24 hours

may just set a new single-day cheer giving record for me. let’s see…

cheers went too far back today to tally properly. but how wonderful that is! truly!

the most recent:

  1. Cachou on write regularly – 2 minutes ago
  2. The entry moments by meowzilla – 4 minutes ago
  3. Cachou on own stacks of glossy books on intelligent and fascintating subjects and read them too – 6 minutes ago
  4. Cachou on go for walks, have picnics, pick flowers – 6 minutes ago
  5. Cachou on indulge my francophilia – 9 minutes ago
  6. Cachou on write beautiful stories and eloquent articles – 9 minutes ago
  7. The entry Oh my goodness… by Cachou – 10 minutes ago
  8. Cachou on be brave enough to post some stories and ask for feedback… – 10 minutes ago
  9. JakeB on Be confident and strong at work – 11 minutes ago
  10. JakeB on complete a polished, finished version of my children’s book and send it off – 11 minutes ago
  11. JakeB on Make 2008 my best year yet – 12 minutes ago
  12. GraceinSF on call people back – 18 minutes ago
  13. GraceinSF on float amid phosphorescence – 19 minutes ago
  14. The comment Untitled by meowzilla – 20 minutes ago
  15. InkGirl on forgive my mother for fucking me up – 23 minutes ago
  16. The comment My mistake by Zooey – 25 minutes ago
  17. The comment or… by meowzilla – 35 minutes ago
  18. The comment How about by A Hard Day’s Rat – 36 minutes ago
  19. The comment In that case by Zooey – 39 minutes ago
  20. The comment I’m not sure about by A Hard Day’s Rat – 50 minutes ago
  21. The comment Good Lord by A Hard Day’s Rat – 59 minutes ago
  22. The comment The weather is very nice here lately… by A Hard Day’s Rat – 1 hour ago
  23. The entry Aug 26 by A Hard Day’s Rat – 1 hour ago
  24. The comment I had high hopes by A Hard Day’s Rat – 1 hour ago
  25. The comment Obviously I’ve missed something, but… by Zooey – 1 hour ago

....and I’m spent

bi-weekly cheer status update

Cheer stats
Cheers available today: 3
Total cheers given: 2890
Total cheers received: 2380


current cheers given count

that’s 63 cheers given in 24 hours.
Watch me go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

round number warrants entry

Total cheers given: 2600
Total cheers received: 2141

that frickin' cheer algorithm

i have been getting lotsa cheers lately, but then i’ll only have one or two available to me. WTF!?

One needs to have them to give…

petrnotail has gotten 12 cheers on this goal.


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