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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  1. 1. Quit Smoking
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    9,282 people
  2. 2. finish my thesis
    1 entry
    492 people
  3. 3. Keep a diary for 2012
    2 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. cycle on a real road
    2 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Finish my website
    3 cheers
    990 people
  6. 6. complete c25k
    24 people
  7. 7. Get to 112lbs
    1 person
  8. 8. grow my hair to my shoulders
    10 people
  9. 9. get a new tattoo
    630 people
  10. 10. Read 10 books in 2012
    2 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. Graduate
    2,329 people
  12. 12. get a job
    12,585 people
  13. 13. Become Financially Independent
    6,719 people
  14. 14. have a threesome
    3 cheers
    942 people
  15. 15. join the YMCA
    23 people
  16. 16. back up my files
    8 people
  17. 17. stay madly in love
    1 entry
    8 people
  18. 18. declutter my life
    1 cheer
    579 people
  19. 19. Organise my files
    2 people
  20. 20. Properly CLEAN my flat
    1 person

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finish my thesis
8,132 words in!

I’m only have to conclude the thesis and then edit it. Then I’m finished my first draft. Can’t wait to hand it in and let it be done for now.

Quit Facebook (read all 2 entries…)
Not going back

Seriously, if I want to talk to these people, I’ll see them in real life. I like being mysterious anyway.

Quit Facebook (read all 2 entries…)
Week 2

It’s been a week without FB now, actually so much easier than I thought. It’s nice not having to worry about photos being tagged, and all that lark. I feel like a grown up now.

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