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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OasisOfCalm

was on 43T 8 years



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post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 5 entries…)
If you had created this website...

and you had to call it ”...things” but couldn’t be 43 things, since that’s what it actually was called, what would you have called it?



BE THE LAST ONE STANDING
Hi there

Can I join if I’m lying down at the moment ;-).
Maybe I should get up and dance! What music’s playing?



Hang out here till the lights go out.
*waves*

goes to sit down

Yeah, I packed up all my things, but don’t want to leave until I have to!

What’re you guys doing today?



post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 5 entries…)
Another game

This or that. Pick your favourite from the 2 things, then write one for the next person.

Rock music or pop music?



post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 5 entries…)
Fill in the blank

These are so fun! I’m going to do one like a story, too.

Once, there was a boy called _ who lived in a _.
He was walking along the beach one day, when a girl called _ appeared and _. Later that day, the _ was eating _, drinking _ and playing guitar. As the sun began to set, _ decided to __.
It wasn’t long before he decided to _. She laughed and said _. The sun had set completely now so _ and _ went to __.
The End.



post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 5 entries…)
Music

If you had to pick, what is your all-time favourite album?



post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 5 entries…)
A question about questions

Are there any questions that stood out for you on this goal?



Bid a fond farewell to this site in the old style (read all 2 entries…)
Goodbye 43things

I was a member of this website for 8 years. I’m so glad I wasn’t the only person who got attached to this site. I know some people won’t understand, but I also know many will.

I think I found the site through a Google search, but I’m not actually sure what I originally searched for.

I was a regular on the site from 2006 until 2014. It really was one of my favourite websites, and I’m very sad to see it close.

Thank you for the cheers, the comments, the goals, the fun, the motivation and everything else.

Goodbye 43things.

Love, OasisOfCalm x



Bid a fond farewell to this site in the old style (read all 2 entries…)
Preparing for closing time

I’ve been decluttering my account on here, backing up entries/deleting ones I no longer needed, ever since I heard the site might be closing (and even more so since I heard it definitely is).

The positive I take from this:
  • I rediscovered entries I’d forgotten about.
  • Decluttering my account, it was probably overdue that anyway.
  • Maybe I can re-assess my goals now. Maybe starting anew.
  • At least we were told about it, so I can back-up important entries and delete the less important ones.
The negatives, though:
  • I really will miss 43things. Some people won’t understand that a site could mean something to me, it’s “just a website”, but I came here on/off for 8 years – and it WAS one of my favourite websites!
  • Other sites, whatever they are, won’t be 43things.
  • Change can be hard generally!
  • Maybe by backing up important entries it actually gives me MORE to sort out, but I’ve tried to not just back up EVERYTHING – still backing up, but trying to back-up a fair amount.

sigh... anyway, yeah, I’m packing up, bit by bit, getting ready to leave by closing time. I’m not saying goodbye yet, I’m just getting ready.



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