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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spoko in Kearney is doing 8 things including…

get back in touch with old friends

6 cheers


spoko has written 2 entries about this goal

Did it

I finally got up the guts and got in touch with an old friend who now lives in Billings. We’re up in Montana visiting my wife’s family, so I’m gonna drive down this evening and hook up with him. He and I used to be thick as thieves, but now it’s been about ten years since we last spoke to each other. It will be interesting to see what’s changed, and what hasn’t. Also I really hope we can stay in touch this time (of course).


I have a couple that I’d like to get back in touch with. One I’ve already contacted, and I see her on IM now and then these days. We weren’t out of touch that long, though, so that was the easy one. Next is a really, really good friend from high school that I haven’t talked to in almost 10 years. Then comes my host family from Poland.

spoko has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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