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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Revamping my 43 things

save 5% of each paycheck
I am officially unemployed

I don’t have any income so I can’t save money. But I will continue looking for a job.

Save $100 in change
Counting change jar.

My kids bought me a change jar that counts your money that you put in as you put it in. I love it! Right now I have 22.42 in the jar. I am keeping all the change I find and putting it in there. 77.58 to go!

live in an RV
6 months!

We did this for six months in Southern California with 2 kids. It actually was a lot of fun.

feel an earthquake
Been in a few

We’ve been in a few earthquakes. The biggest one was in San Diego on Easter Sunday. 7.4 or something like that. Pretty wild!

ride out a hurricane
Did this a time or two

We stayed put for a few hurricanes. We couldn’t leave so we just stayed. We hung out in the hurricane room and hoped for the best. It wasn’t bad.

watch a space shuttle launch in Florida

I was in 4th grade and they made a HUGE to do about us going outside to watch the challenger take off. It was surreal to watch it explode and I’ll never forget it.

See Penn and Teller in Las Vegas
It was great!

My husband bought tickets for me! That was totally awesome! Very breath-taking and they took the time to meet every one afterwards!



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