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.

Export My Content

ronia in Willow River is doing 16 things including…

thru-hike the Appalachian Trail

8 cheers


ronia has written 2 entries about this goal

March 1, 2008?

Tentative start date.

GA - ME 2008

This is one of those things that I always think will happen “next year.” I’ve been thinking and planning for this since third grade, so it’s time I actually plan to do it. Not next year, but the year after, hopefully.

I had a hiking partner and all the equipment a couple of years ago and was ready to go, but plans fell through. Ended up going to college instead.

I’m hoping to make contact with people who have done all or part of the AT, just to talk about it.

I’ll be part of the class of 2008 perhaps. Northbound. Anyone else planning on being out there at that time?

ronia has gotten 8 cheers on this goal.


I want to:
43 Things Login