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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Ben Whitehouse

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Visit the Longaberger Head Office Building
Imagine working here...

There are some very dull buildings out in the world.

I adore the simplicity of the Longaberger Building. They’re a basket company. Their head office is a basket.

I love that a grown up would have had several plans in front of him and turned to other grown ups and said “No. Let’s go with the basket”.

I want to visit it. Simple really.

Visit 12 new places in my city in 2007
Number one: Nandos

Next door to the cinema I always hang out in at weekends is a Nando’s chicken eatery.

I’ve never been to one before.. got dragged in by a very nice guy who I kinda fancy. (Any excuse to keep the ‘date’ going a little longer)

I really enjoyed myself. (The company helped) Although there’s no real way to be able to eat chicken wings in a seductive manner.

And he did point out how old I am compared to him. (But I’m only 7 years older than he is)

Food was nice. The actual building was nice- they’d really taken time with the plastering on the walls. Nice to know it’s there in future so I don’t end up eating crap at the cinema.

That’s my new place number one in Birmingham UK.

A national fast(-ish) food chain. Birmingham

tidy my flat (read all 2 entries…)
Like Sisyphus

You manage to get things tidy, then you let it go a little. Then you have a burst of tidying, then you let it go..

Why does it never seem to be done?

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