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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strobefire in Concord is doing 20 things including…

meet new people

16 cheers


strobefire has written 1 entry about this goal

New people in 2009

It’s been about a year since I started this goal and I think overall, it’s been successful. A year ago, I felt really unhappy, I felt like I was living in this dark hole. Meeting people really helped me see some daylight in my life.

I really wasn’t in a situation where it was possible to meet people in real life, because I live in a really boring town, so all of this meeting was on the internet, through places like omegle and penpal sites. And I know that sounds kind of seedy, but I remained steadfast in being myself – being a good person, trying to help people and never giving up. It hasn’t always been easy, but in the end, I think I got what I was looking for.

A year ago, I felt afraid and hopeless. And now, there is a lot more hope.

strobefire has gotten 16 cheers on this goal.


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