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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Explorer Soul in Canada is doing 28 things including…

create a magazine

8 cheers


Explorer Soul has written 2 entries about this goal

Ideas, ideas...

keep coming to me. I really should have a place to jot them down.

This has never been a pressing goal but more something I felt I could work on at my leisure. I have been thinking about organizing my ideas more concretely, drawing up a format and what I would like in the issues. This is a fun project for me, and I should start working on it a little bit at a time. I had written things down in the past, but now the ideas mostly play out in my head. Many ideas inspire me but I don’t feel I can proceed with them until this becomes more serious.

What would you do if money wasn't an issue?

If someone had asked me this question or something similar, I’m not sure I could clearly think of an answer. But I have realized that more recently, one of the things I can think of is the magazine idea. It is something that right now has no deadline and that I see as a longer-term, ongoing project, but I have had various article ideas come to mind over time that I wish I could work on. It is just something I feel inspired and excited about, and I think it is a combination of it being creative, of exploring different topics of interest or importance. I like the idea of traveling to a place and writing about it or a situation there, or interviewing one or many people and writing about them. At this point it is one of the few things I could think of doing if I had nothing limiting me, and maybe I need to be paying closer attention to it for that reason.

I’m not sure when this idea of creating a magazine came to mind, but it has been a while, probably a good two years or so at least.
Maybe one day I could focus on this more attentively.

Explorer Soul has gotten 8 cheers on this goal.


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