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. Visit Death Valley, California
    1 entry . 17 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. Re-Visit Catalina Island
    1 entry . 21 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. Raise happy and healthy children
    4 entries . 23 cheers
    9 people
  4. 4. Become an early riser
    2 entries . 24 cheers
    232 people
  5. 5. Give a Poetry Reading
    1 entry . 51 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. Learn a new Language
    2 entries . 15 cheers
    2,142 people
  7. 7. Run a 5k
    4 entries . 27 cheers
    2,783 people
  8. 8. Lose Weight
    11 entries . 12 cheers
    42,092 people
  9. 9. Run up the "rocky steps" in philly
    40 cheers
    20 people
  10. 10. Become a Master Gardener
    2 entries . 66 cheers
    51 people
  11. 11. Learn to Bellydance
    17 cheers
    587 people
  12. 12. Go to College and get a Masters degree
    1 entry . 39 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. Be a Secret Santa to a Family in Need.
    16 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. Take Art Class
    1 entry . 58 cheers
    9 people
  15. 15. Watch the sun rise and set at a beach.
    2 entries . 52 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. Create a home with an inviting, joyous, comfortable, loving atmosphere.
    7 entries . 29 cheers
    4 people
  17. 17. PopClogs- Katrinia17, PenPal World-Katrinia17
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. Visit all 50 states
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    9,054 people
  19. 19. volunteer at a soup kitchen
    1 entry . 52 cheers
    235 people
  20. 20. Own a yellow house with a white picket fence.
    2 entries . 22 cheers
    2 people
  21. 21. Write a novel and publish it on Amazon/ebook
    4 entries . 15 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. Do 100 push ups, sit ups and squats a day.
    2 entries . 31 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. Sing in front of a crowd
    2 entries . 71 cheers
    293 people
  24. 24. Go to a Counting Crows concert
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    3 people
  25. 25. Take up Camping
    17 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. Make a mix CD of songs my mom loved
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    0 people
  27. 27. Walk Point Defiance 5 Mile Drive before I leave WA
    2 entries . 16 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. Become a Millionaire
    1 entry . 15 cheers
    1,919 people
  29. 29. 100 songs with meaning
    21 entries . 17 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. Read all the Newbery Award winners
    5 entries . 10 cheers
    18 people
  31. 31. Create a wall mural in the hallway
    12 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. Catch Frog Eggs with my kids and Watch them Grow
    1 entry . 32 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. Simplify my life
    7 entries . 29 cheers
    1,194 people
  34. 34. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
    1 entry . 20 cheers
    2,748 people
  35. 35. Learn to sew
    1 entry . 19 cheers
    4,065 people
  36. 36. Knit and Crochet
    3 entries . 12 cheers
    3 people
  37. 37. Get my teeth fixed
    4 entries . 18 cheers
    770 people
  38. 38. Watch every movie that has won the Academy Award for Best Picture
    1 entry . 12 cheers
    1 person
  39. 39. Take a picture a day, for a year
    29 cheers
    17 people
  40. 40. Learn 365 New Recipe's
    12 entries . 27 cheers
    1 person
  41. 41. Learn sign language
    44 cheers
    8,503 people
  42. 42. Get a 100% on cleansweep (http://www.betterme.org/cleansweep.html)
    6 entries . 13 cheers
    2 people
  43. 43. Go to ComicCon
    20 cheers
    53 people

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How to bid a fond farewell to this site in the old style
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How to give 1,000 Cheers in 2014
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7 months
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How to 52 book challenge
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365 days
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Stay happy and safe my friends!

Hugs and love-Kat



Bid a fond farewell to this site in the old style (read all 4 entries…)
It is said that today is the day...

It is said that today is the day that the Robots will pull the plug. I don’t know what time that will be or if there is any truth in that but for now I am putting up another quote but making it two. I’m sticking through till the very end and I’m happy that I have done so for I have met many new people in this short span of time. Also, I am not saying goodbye because I am not going away. I can be found all over the internet and I hope you search for me. So…

I’ll see you soon… :)

“You’ll stay with me?’
Until the very end,’ said James.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan



Bid a fond farewell to this site in the old style (read all 4 entries…)
August 16th 2014

You and I will meet again
When we’re least expecting it
One day in some far off place
I will recognize your face
I won’t say goodbye my friend
For you and I will meet again
~Tom Petty



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