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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flying irishman

is going to miss this place

I'm doing 15 things

How I did it
How to do napowrimo 2009 (a poem a day during April)
It took me
30 days
It made me

Recent entries
Compile a history of my family (read all 15 entries…)
Would like

to write a memoir about growing up in my big family and use the pics as illustrations. Daydreaming a little about this lately.

fix up the house (read all 25 entries…)
We just agreed

to a contractor’s proposal to replace our badly misshapen front porch and add a small patio in back. Hope we’ve chosen good contractors. They don’t work cheap, but we didn’t expect they would.

Go down the world's tallest water slide! (read all 4 entries…)
The waterslide

is having technical problems. The owners wanted the grand opening to be in early June, but apparently the slide has a tendency to send the test crew airborne as they plunge down. So it’s being scaled back. Will it be the tallest when it is ready? Hard to say. My wife and I still want to accomplish this goal when it finally opens, but maybe we’ll give them a few extra weeks to prove that it’s not going to kill anyone.

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