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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Queen Esther in New York City is doing 25 things including…

go to Cuba

16 cheers


Queen Esther has written 2 entries about this goal

taking action

i just sent an email to someone at planet cuba with all my pertinent information – – so we’ll see what develops.

i’m hoping that my art can get me there.

cuba, i love you

i have been daydreaming about going to cuba for i don’t know how long. i don’t know why. i think i’m fascinated by the way it seems to be trapped in a bygone era. perhaps i think some part of me belongs in the 50’s, at least visually. i want to learn how to speak spanish with a cuban accent. i want to sing cuban songs. i want to wander the streets and see the vintage and the decay and hear the sounds of the people before fidel dies and they turn all of it into a strip mall. if i keep putting it off, it will never happen. every summer, i say i’m going but i don’t do anything to make it happen. my life rushes in. responsibilities. whatever. time to stop dreaming. time to wake up and make my dream come true.

Queen Esther has gotten 16 cheers on this goal.


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