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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meliflower's 37 goals tagged fun
  1. Drive across the USA 2142 people
  2. Fall in love 27212 people
  3. Learn to play the guitar 13738 people
  4. Learn to surf 8134 people
  5. Make new friends 13750 people
  6. climb a mountain 2132 people
  7. Swim with dolphins 8290 people
  8. Take a cooking class 850 people
  9. go skinny dipping 3193 people
  10. learn to make stained glass 137 people
  11. Finish my mosaic table 1 person
  12. play strip poker 1460 people
  13. walk on the beach 47 people
  14. climb trees 26 people
  15. go on a hot air balloon ride 192 people
  16. make my own jewelry 164 people
  17. build a fort in my livingroom 23 people
  18. Eat at a 5 star restaurant 46 people
  19. finish my cross-stitch project 31 people
  20. howl at the moon 20 people
  21. Finish my oil painting 6 people
  22. catch a snowflake on my tongue 17 people
  23. cheat at games 1 person
  24. call in sick - when you're not 3 people
  25. list 43 men i wouldn't kick outta bed 44 people
  26. make a "Waldo" dress and have someone find me in a huge crowd 13 people
  27. go outside during a rain storm 0 people
  28. make silly bets with silly consequences 7 people
  29. play capture the flag 1 person
  30. get a punching bag for the garage 0 people
  31. make arepas 0 people
  32. See Chicago in London 0 people
  33. Log onto 43things once a week for the next month and reply to every person who is kind enough to send replies to my posts! 0 people
  34. have a dinner party/martini night for some close friends. 1 person
  35. Get people to submit questions to heaveemetal's advice column 0 people
  36. answer all of my postings, starting with the lovely Serenity (where I left off about a week ago). 0 people
  37. Remind everyone of the song "Blinded By The Light" and send a link to listen 0 people

 

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