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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shakalover in San Francisco is doing 37 things including…

end a relationship

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shakalover has written 3 entries about this goal

another down

yep, like a carpenter cutting down trees…

i sent a note to another guy saying that i didn’t want to talk anymore. i guess that’s fine, considering we only talked via email and occasionally by phone. it’s just more effort than it’s worth, y’know.

so i’m on the road to… maybe to none. that would be comfortable.

oh this sounds so callous

but one down, a couple more to go.

well, it's not really a relationship

more of seeing a few guys. it’s pointless. it’s a waste of their time and a waste of mine. there are two many other things that i need to focus on without worrying about some random guys that i’m not interested in.

my goal is to only be talking to three guys by next week. i’m sure i can do that. then my goal is to cut down one more the next week (listen to that, sounds like i’m cutting down a tree or something). hopefully i’ll only be talking to one w/in a week or two. if not, i can still work on the less effect. and as long as i’m honest about it, i guess, it’s ok. right?

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