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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Tony, the Bald Eagle in New Zealand is doing 17 things including…

post 43 pictures of where I live

29 cheers

 

Tony, the Bald Eagle has written 43 entries about this goal

Fantail in Main Street

One of Upper Hutt’s main street sculptures



My favourite coffee shop - Shine

Shine has a barista that makes consistently great coffee



Oriental Parade

The bay looks amazing as the fountain spots the water straight up which is unusual given Wellington’s windy reputation.



Our local church

St Johns is lit at night which makes it interesting



Our backyard

A beautiful sunset…



Wellington's bucket fountain

This sculpture is a Wellington icon. The mesmerizing tipping buckets are still fun to watch.



The cat watched

while I got busy in the garden…



Weta sculpture

After Lord of the Rings, Weta Workshop created a great sculpture for our city



From the waterfront

Looking back to the city past a waterfront park with old ship parts



The beauty of weeds

In the garden



Tony, the Bald Eagle has gotten 29 cheers on this goal.

 

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