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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tamaribu in Los Angeles is doing 21 things including…

keep in touch

46 cheers


tamaribu has written 37 entries about this goal

making some lunch dates

there are too many local folks whom I only see on facebook!

picked up the phone

called dear E. nice normal chat. looking forward to next in person.


(There seems to be a little flurry.) Another jr hi friend, now living in Russia, made contact and maybe we’ll meet up during the summer.

an old friend

from early days in LA made casual contact and hooray we’re planning a meet up in a couple of weeks.

looking forward.

tiny exchange

with B in the north. upping the chances that a visit may happen in June.

jr hi friend

send me a nice long check-in letter. responded in kind same day. it was like a little mini-e-mail reunion.

after waaaaay too much time

finally talking to my cousin. I called and we had oodles to catch up on. family, work, .... finances. we’re both in kind of dire straits in some ways, but better together and in touch than on our own.

I have a lot more contacting to do in this arena.

Next on the list:

My bro,
my dear E,
my friends up north whom others keep asking me about, but I haven’t been active with in months,
my old friends with equally insane work and family lives – we made such good efforts last year – how can I be part of keeping the momentum up?

It was fantastic to just pick up the phone and start talking to my cuz. must hold on to the ease of that connection and keep, on, going.

sent word to my bro

and sis-in-law about holiday travel plans – I’m willing to work to make holiday visiting viable!

So great

to see old friends. But got distracted and late with some family birthday recognition! Working on that this weekend, better late than never?

travelling east again

tomorrow. So far I’ve got planned two days of quality time with old best friends, plus a dinner, two lunches, a coffee meet-up and sleepover with pals I haven’t seen in 2 years plus. looking forward!

tamaribu has gotten 46 cheers on this goal.


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